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Sarah Werner - Plant Ecology Lab

Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC

 

Interactions among Trees, Fungi, and Corallorhiza odontorhiza in a study plot

I researched fungi in ectomycorrhizal root tips of several tree species and a specific fungus that lives in the rhizomes of the Corallorhiza odontorhiza orchid to more fully understand the distribution of the orchid and its relationship to ECM trees.

"This internship was an amazing experience for me in that I was able to learn a variety of genetic techniques to see the building blocks of life of trees and fungi out in the forest."

Funding provided by the Warren Wilson College - Environmental Leadership Center