April 2019 Meeting
Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Speaker: Dr. M. Catherine Aime
Program: "Rusts Never Sleep"
In terms of species numbers and ubiquity, rust fungi are an incredibly successful lineage. Together, the more than 7000 described species form the largest known group of plant pathogens, while also having incredibly complex life cycles. This talk will explore the biology of these fascinating organisms and discuss the contributions that molecular systematics have made to our understanding of their evolution.