In June 2019, the students in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at SFSU did a quick blitz of the campus, sampling plants to bring back to the lab. We did leaf presses onto selective Methylobacterium medium, as well as onto LB, to culture microbes from the plant leaves. We explored some of the campus’s botanical gardens, using the iNaturalist Seek app to identify plants– so it was an experience in learning about California plant ecology as well as about microbiology.
If you’re a student from the SFSU REU 2019 program, you can log in here (using the password from your handout) to enter data and view your classmates’ data.
|Rhododendrons and Azaleas|
|Common Sow Thistle|
|Common Cats Ear|
|Rata and Allies|
|Silver Rogwort and Magnolia Tree|
|Tree Aeonium (Black Rose)|
|Common Ivy (English)|