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Lindsey Becker

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Cubeta Lab

Gardner Hall 2322

Research Interests

Seeds are an integral part of a plant’s life cycle, and my research focuses on characterizing the wheat seed microbiome. I also examine how the wheat seed microbiome changes (in terms of who is there and how many) from one generation to the next under stress. How does the seed microbiome change in response to drought? Nitrogen stress? Presence of plant pathogens? By examining the response of the seed microbiome to stress, we can indicate if the wheat plant is capable of recruiting specific microbes under different stress scenarios.