Tatsiana Shymanovich

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ecology, e.g. plant-microbe-insect interactions; Plant physiology, e.g. gravitropism and phototropism; Chemical ecology, e.g. fungal alkaloids, insect attractants; Entomology, e.g. insect herbivores, sand fly ecology, dung beetle ecology, pest flies; Microbiology, e.g, fungal and bacterial endophytes; EDUCATION: Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health Science (2016), The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Dissertation “The effects of endophytic Epichloë species on host plant fitness of two native grasses, Poa alsodes and Achnatherum robustum”. Master of Science in Biology (1994), The Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. Honors Diploma with Teaching License.

There are 11 included publications by Tatsiana Shymanovich :

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Alkaloid Variation Among Epichloid Endophytes of Sleepygrass (Achnatherum robustum) and Consequences for Resistance to Insect Herbivores 2014 1007 Epichloid endophytes are well known symbionts of many cool-season grasses that may alleviate environmental stresses for their hosts. For example, endophytes produce alkaloid compounds that may be toxic to invertebrate or vertebrate herbivores. Achnat...
Anti-insect defenses of Achnatherum robustum (sleepygrass) provided by two Epichloë endophyte species 2018 15 Many pooid grasses (Poaceae) harbor Epichloë species (Hypocreales), endophytic fungi that often produce toxic alkaloids which may provide anti-insect protection for their hosts. Two natural populations of Achnatherum robustum (Vasey) (sleepygrass), i...
Comparison of electrospray ionization and atmospheric pressure photoionization liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methods for analysis of ergot alkaloids from endophyte-infected sleepygrass (Achnatherum robustum) 2016 17 Ergot alkaloids are mycotoxins with an array of biological effects. With this study, we investigated for the first time the application of atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) as an ionization method for LC–MS analysis of ergot alkaloids, and ...
Diel periodicity and visual cues guide oviposition behavior in Phlebotomus papatasi, vector of old-world cutaneous leishmaniasis 2019 17 Background: Phlebotomine sand flies are vectors of human leishmaniases, important neglected tropical diseases. In this study, we investigated diel patterns of oviposition behavior, effects of visual cues on oviposition-site selection, and whether the...
Does hybridization of endophytic symbionts in a native grass increase fitness in resource-limited environments? 2017 16 Hybridization is common among plants, animals and microbes. However, the ecological consequences of hybridization for microbes are far less understood than for plants and animals. For symbiotic Epichloë fungi, hybridization is widespread and may augm...
The effects of Endophytic Epichloë species on host plant fitness of two native grasses, Poa alsodes and Achnatherum robustum 2016 800 Most plants harbor microbial symbionts, which often affect host performance and fitness. Endophytic Epichloë species are systemic fungal microbial symbionts of many cool-season pooid grasses. Benefits to the host from Epichloë infection include incre...
Effects of hybrid and non-hybrid Epichloë endophytes and their associated host genotypes on the response of a native grass to varying environments 2016 15 Asexual Epichloë endophytes are prevalent in cool season grasses, and many are of hybrid origin. Hybridization of asexual endophytes is thought to provide a rapid influx of genetic variation that may be adaptive to endophyte–host grass symbiota in st...
Environmental factors affect the distribution of two Epichloë fungal endophyte species inhabiting a common host grove bluegrass (Poa alsodes) 2019 14 2018-2019 UNCG University Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund Grant Winner.

Aim: The endophyte Epichloë alsodes, with known insecticidal properties, is found in a majority of Poa alsodes populations across a latitudinal gradient from North C...
Ethanolic Echinacea purpurea Extracts Contain a Mixture of Cytokine-Suppressive and Cytokine-Inducing Compounds, Including Some That Originate from Endophytic Bacteria 2015 1410 Echinacea preparations, which are used for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections, account for 10% of the dietary supplement market in the U.S., with sales totaling more than $100 million annually. In an attempt to shed light on...
Interspecific and intraspecific hybrid Epichloë species symbiotic with the North American native grass Poa alsodes 2017 8 The endophyte presence and diversity in natural populations of Poa alsodes were evaluated along a latitudinal transect from the southern distribution range in North Carolina to New York. Two distinct Epichloë hybrid taxa were identified from 23 popul...
Plant population and genotype effects override the effects of Epichloë endophyte species on growth and drought stress response of Achnatherum robustum plants in two natural grass populations 2015 8 Aims: In cool-season grasses, systemic and vertically transmitted Epichloë infections often provide a suite of benefits including increased growth, reproduction and competitive abilities. However, these effects of Epichloë endophytes on their hosts o...