Pringle Laboratory, Anne Pringle

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The Pringle laboratory is generously supported by Harvard University, the Human Frontier Science Program, the National Science Foundation, Templeton Foundation, and also benefits from collaborations with the Joint Genome Institute of the U.S. Department of Energy.


    Fritz J, A Seminara, M Roper, A Pringle, M Brenner. 2013. A natural O-ring optimizes the dispersal of fungal spores. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. [download]

    Pringle A. 2013. Asthma and the Diversity of Fungal Spores in Air. PLoS Pathog 9(6): e1003371. [download]

    Marmeisse R, U Nehls, M Öpik, M-A Selosse, A Pringle. 2013. Bridging mycorrhizal genomics, metagenomics and forest ecology. New Phytologist 198:343-346. (Meeting report.) [download]

    Wolfe BE, RE Tulloss, A Pringle. 2012. The irreversible loss of a decomposition pathway marks the single origin of an ectomycorrhizal symbiosis. PLoS ONE 7(7): e39597. [download]

    Richard F, L Glass, A Pringle. 2012. Cooperation among germinating spores facilitates the growth of the fungus Neurospora crassa. Biology Letters 8:419-422 [download]

    Wolfe BE, M Kuo, A Pringle. 2012. Amanita thiersii is a saprotrophic fungus expanding its range in the United States. Mycologia 104: 22-33 [download]

    Wolfe BE, A Pringle. 2011. Geographically structured host specificity is caused by the range expansions and host shifts of a symbiotic fungus. The ISME Journal 4:745-755 [download]

    Mushegian AA, CN Peterson, CCM Baker and A Pringle. 2011. Bacterial Diversity across Individual Lichens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(12): 4249-4252 [article | supplementary material]

    Iannone R, DI Chernoff, A Pringle, ST Martin and AK Bertram. 2011. The ice nucleation ability of one of the most abundant types of fungal spores found in the atmosphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11: 1191-1201 [download]

    Pringle A, E Barron, K Sartor and J Wares. 2011. Fungi and the Anthropocene: Biodiversity discovery in an epoch of loss. Fungal Ecology 2: 121-123
    [download | link to TOC for Fungal Ecology special issue on fungal conservation]

    Pringle A, B Wolfe, EC Vellinga. 2011. Mycorrhizae. Entry for the Encyclopedia of Invasive Species. University of California Press [download]

    Roper M, A Seminara, MM Bandi, A Cobb, HR Dillard, A Pringle. 2010. Dispersal of fungal spores on a cooperatively generated wind. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 107(41): 17474-17479 [download]
     - featured in News & Views: Nature 467: 669
     - featured as Editors’ Choice: Science 330: 429

    Wolfe BE, F Richard, HB Cross, A Pringle. 2010. Distribution and abundance of the introduced ectomycorrhizal fungus, Amanita phalloides, in North America. New Phytologist 185: 803-816 [download].

    Hoeksema JD, VB Chaudhary, CA Gehring, NC Johnson, J Karst, RT Koide, A Pringle, C Zabinski, JD Bever, JC Moore, GWT Wilson, JN Klironomos, J Umbanhowar. 2010. A meta-analysis of context-dependency in plant response to inoculation with mycorrhizal fungi. Ecology Letters 13: 394-407 [download]

    Pringle A, JD Bever, M Gardes, JL Parrent, MC Rillig, JN Klironomos. 2009. Mycorrhizal Symbioses and Plant Invasions. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 40: 699-715 [download]

    Pringle A. 2009. Quick Guide: Mycorrhizal networks. Current Biology 19(18): R838-R839. [download]

    Johnson NC, VB Chaudhary, JD Hoeksema, JC Moore, A Pringle, JA Umbanhower, GWT Wilson. 2009. Mysterious mycorrhizae? A field trip and classroom experiment to demystify the symbioses formed between plants and fungi. The American Biology Teacher 71(7): 424-429 [download]

    Pringle A, RI Adams, HB Cross, TD Bruns. 2009. The ectomycorrhizal fungus Amanita phalloides was introduced and is expanding its range on the West Coast of North America. Molecular Ecology. [download]

    Vellinga EC, BE Wolfe, A Pringle. 2009. Global patterns of ectomycorrhizal introductions. New Phytologist. [The definitive version is available at] [download]

    Roper M, RE Pepper, MP Brenner, A Pringle. 2008. Explosively launched spores of ascomycete fungi have drag-minimizing shapes. PNAS 105(52): 20583–20588 [download]

    Peterson C, S Day, BE Wolfe, A Ellison, R Kolter, A Pringle. 2008. A keystone predator controls bacterial diversity in the pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) microecosystem. Environmental Microbiology 10(9): 2257-2266 [download]

    Pringle A, JD Bever. 2008. Analogous effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the laboratory and a North Carolina field. New Phytologist 180: 162-175. [download] [also see Commentary]

    Wolfe BE, VL Rodgers, KA Stinson and A Pringle. 2008. The invasive plant Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) inhibits ectomycorrhizal fungi in its introduced range. Journal of Ecology 96: 777-783. [download]

    Taylor JW, E Turner, A Pringle, J Dettman, H Johannesson. 2007. Fungal species: thoughts on their recognition, maintenance and selection. Pp. 313-339, In 'Fungi in the Environment'. (British Mycological Society Symposia No. 25) eds. G.M. Gadd, S.C. Watkinson and P.S. Dyer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [download chapter]

    Pringle A, EC Vellinga. 2006. Last chance to know? Using literature to explore the biogeography and invasion biology of the death cap mushroom Amanita phalloides (Vaill. Ex Fr. :Fr) Link. Biological Invasions 8: 1131-1144 [download]

    Adams RI, HE Hallen, A Pringle. 2006. Using the incomplete genome of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Amanita bisporigera to identify molecular polymorphisms in the related Amanita phalloides . Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 218-220 [download]

    Gilchrist MA, DL Sulsky, A Pringle. 2006. Identifying fitness and optimal life-history strategies for an asexual filamentous fungus. Evolution 60(5): 970-979 [download]

    Schwartz MW, JD Hoeksema, CA Gehring, NC Johnson, JN Klironomos, LK Abbott, A Pringle. 2006. The promise and the potential consequences of the global transport of mycorrhizal fungal inoculum. Ecology Letters 9: 501-515 [download]

    Pringle A, SN Patek, M Fischer, J Stolze, NP Money. 2005. The captured launch of a ballistospore. Mycologia 97: 866-871 [download]

    Pringle A, DM Baker, JL Platt, JP Wares, JP Latge, JW Taylor. 2005. Cryptic speciation in the cosmopolitan and clonal human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus . Evolution 59: 1886-1899 [download]

    Rowe AR, A Pringle. 2005. Morphological and molecular evidence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal associations in Costa Rican epiphytic bromeliads. Biotropica 37: 245-250 [download].

    Pringle A. 2005. Immortal fungi. Mycena News (popular article for the Mycological Society of San Francisco). (see

    Pringle A, JM Moncalvo, R Vilgalys. 2003. Revisiting the rDNA sequence diversity of a natural population of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Acaulospora colossica. Mycorrhiza 13: 227-231 [download].

    Dettman JR, DJ Jacobson, E Turner, A Pringle, JW Taylor. 2003. Reproductive isolation and phylogenetic divergence in Neurospora: Comparing methods of species recognition in a model eukaryote. Evolution 57: 2721-2741 [download].

    Pringle A, D Chen, JW Taylor. 2003. Sexual fecundity is correlated to size in the lichenized fungus Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia. The Bryologist 106: 221-225 [download].

    Pringle A, JW Taylor. 2002. Understanding the fitness of filamentous fungi. Trends in Microbiology 10: 474-481 [download].

    Pringle A, JD Bever. 2002. Divergent phenologies may facilitate the coexistence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a North Carolina grassland. American Journal of Botany 89: 1439-1446 [download]

    Bever JD, A Pringle, P Schultz. 2002. Dynamics within the plant-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal mutualism: testing the nature of community feedback. Pages 267-292 in Mycorrhizal Ecology, ed. M. van der Heijden and I. Sanders. Springer-Verlag: Heidelberg.

    Bever JD, PA Schultz, A Pringle, JB Morton. 2001. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: more diverse than meets the eye, and the ecological tale of why. BioScience 51: 923-931 [download].

    Pringle A, JM Moncalvo, R Vilgalys. 2000. High levels of variation in ribosomal DNA sequences within and among spores of a natural population of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Acaulospora colossica. Mycologia 92:  259-268

    Pringle A, LC Moyle, J MacLachlan, J HilleRisLambers. 2000. Philosophy and biology: a review of Sex and Death. Complexity 5: 44-45

    Sniegowski PD, A Pringle, K Hughes. 1994. Effects of autosomal inversions on myotic exchange in distal and proximal regions of the X-chromosomes in a natural population of D. melanogaster. Genetical Research 63: 57-62

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