The fungi edition features Luisa Torres interview with Dr. Teresa Iturriaga and Robert Dirig of Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium. They discussed the collection of preserved fungi samples, photos of mushrooms and lichens and pathologic specimen. This organization has been at Cornell University since the 1800s.
If anyone is interested in checking out the collection of specimen the herbarium is open by appointment only. Prior to your visit contact Teresa Iturriaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the short segment, we learn about how baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is able to survive under stress conditions and how these same survival mechanisms are being utilized in other microbes pathogens.
Eric Alani: Cornell University Professor
Contributors: Luisa Torres | Esther Racoosin | Liz Mahood | Candice Limper | Cecil Barnett-Neefs
Producer: Cecil Barnett-Neefs
Music: Show Theme by Joe Lewis and Cece Giannotti. “Funky Energy Loop” Kevin MacLeod (freepd.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 1.0 License