Read about our latest research break-through. We developed genetic transformation of a soil chytrid, Spizellomyces punctatus, and followed up with live-cell imaging to study chytrids (zoosporic fungi) and their unique cell biology. This was the final chapter of Edgar Medina’s PhD thesis. This project developed into a fun collaboration with the Fritz-Laylin, Ianiri, and Laplante labs.
- Medina EM, Robinson KA, Bellingham-Johnstun K, Ianiri G, Laplante C, Fritz-Laylin LK, Buchler NE. Genetic transformation of Spizellomyces punctatus, a resource for studying chytrid biology and evolutionary cell biology. eLife 9: e52741 (2020).