Microbiome Special Research Program
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#COVID19 Research at UC Davis

March 20, 2020

Great article about some of the amazing COVID19 research going on at UC Davis.  Everything from cell culture of the virus, to novel test development, to sociology.  There are people working like crazy behind the scenes to connect researchers and clinicians, find gaps in materials/manpower/funding, and bring everyone together.   Really inspiring to see all this.


UCD Citizen Science Project on the Tomato Seed Microbiome

March 17, 2020

What do you get when you combine UC Davis alumni, tomato seeds, and citizen science?   That would be Project GASP (“Germ”-ination Alumni Science Project).  I didn't come up with the name, I swear.   This project, sponsored and paid for by the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis, is interested in looking at the heritability of the tomato seed microbiome.  There is a large body of research on the importance of the microbiome for the health and productivity of plants in agriculture.   There are whole companies dedicated to as