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Aiming to better understand the association of beneficial microbes with plants. 


Research in the Lum lab revolves around understanding the beneficial association microbes have with plants.


Projects range from dissection of the mechanisms involved in the interaction between specific bacterial species and plants, to getting a global view of the diversity in the microbial community associated with different plant species.

Read our recent paper, “Developing Growth Promotion Strategies for Cressa truxillensis to Improve Success of Restoration Activities”, published in the Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. This work is the result of the efforts of the LMU undergraduate student co-authors who worked on this project as interns with the Coastal Research Institute.

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