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Ecology & Evolution and the Fungi

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Ecology & Evolution and the Fungi


The Pringle laboratory focuses on the biology of species whose life histories and body plans seem very different from our own. Fungi encompass a hetereogeneous array of both microbes and macrobes, and the Pringle laboratory uses fungi as tools to test and elucidate general principles of ecology and evolution.

What We Study



Ascobolus spores being launched from ascus.

Dispersal
A population of Coccomyces dentatus growing on a leaf. Individuals are delineated by black lines, signalling antagonistic interactions.

Population Biology of
Modular Organisms
Spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from a North Carolina field.

Cooperation and Interactions
A phylogeny of one group of transposable elements in Amanita.

Genetic Architecture
of Symbiosis
Mutualism and Invasion

Invasion Biology &
Conservation of Fungi

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