Harvard Medical School
Kolter Lab


Ben Niu: Bacterial Communities of Plants

Ben Niu
In natural settings, diverse bacteria compose communities which associate with plants. The relationship between plant-associated bacterial community and plants is very close, however, little is known about the bacterial community-plant interaction. My project aims to: (1).Characterize model communities of plant-associated bacteria; (2). Examine the contribution of the community to plant growth and the ability to withstand environmental stresses; (3). Determine the role of plant on bacterial community dynamics.