EcoFAB 2.0

Novak, V., Andeer, P. F., Bowen, B. P., Ding, Y., Zhalnina, K., Tomaka, C., Golini, A. N., Kosina, S. M., & Northen, T. R. (2023). Reproducible growth of Brachypodium distachyon in fabricated ecosystems (EcoFAB 2.0) reveals that nitrogen form and starvation modulate root exudation. bioRxiv.

Andeer, P.F., & Novak, V. (2023). Assembly and sterilization of EcoFAB 2.0 for plant growth experiments.

EcoFAB 1.0

Gao, J., Sasse, J., Lewald, K. M., Zhalnina, K., Cornmesser, L. T., Duncombe, T. A., … Northen, T. R. (2018). Ecosystem Fabrication (EcoFAB) Protocols for The Construction of Laboratory Ecosystems Designed to Study Plant-microbe Interactions. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (134), 1–16.

Marx, V. (2019). Engineers embrace microbiome messiness. Nature Methods.

Sasse, J., Kant, J., Cole, B. J., Klein, A. P., Arsova, B., Schlaepfer, P., … Northen, T. R. (2019). Multilab EcoFAB study shows highly reproducible physiology and depletion of soil metabolites by a model grass. New Phytologist, 222(2), 1149–1160.

Zengler, K., Hofmockel, K., Baliga, N. S., Behie, S. W., Bernstein, H. C., Brown, J. B., … Northen, T. R. (2019). EcoFABs : advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. Nature Methods.

Zhalnina, K., Zengler, K., Newman, D., & Northen, T. R. (2018). Need for Laboratory Ecosystems To Unravel the Structures. MBio, 9(4), 1–8.

Model Microbes

Coker, J., Zhalnina, K., Marotz, C., Thiruppathy, D., Tjuanta, M., D’Elia, G., Hailu, R., Mahosky, T., Rowan, M., Northen, T. R., & Zengler, K. (2022). A reproducible and tunable synthetic soil microbial community provides new insights into Microbial Ecology. mSystems, 7(6).