Saving an endangered plant with endophytes

Outplanted P. kaalaensis treated with fungal slurry appears to be doing well!

Our work with the endangered Hawaiian mint, Phyllostegia kaalaensis has been published in PeerJ! https://peerj.com/articles/4020/


Jennifer Frazer
has written a truly excellent piece about the study in her Scientific American blog, and managed to say pretty much everything I was hoping to get across, so it’s probably best if you just read her work.

Here’s a link: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/leaf-fungus-smoothie-brings-endangered-hawaiian-flower-back-from-the-brink/