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Terry J Torres-Cruz

  • PhD Student
  • Advised by: Dr. David Geiser
Terry J Torres-Cruz
120 Buckhout Lab (office)
118/119 Buckhout Lab (lab)

University Park, PA 16803
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Education

  1. B.S., Biotechnology Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
  2. M.S., Biology, Western Illinois University

Publications:
Torres-Cruz TJ, Hesse C, Kuske CR, Porras-Alfaro A. Presence and Distribution of Heavy Metal Tolerant Fungi in Surface Soils of a Temperate Pine Forest. Applied Soil Ecology. Submitted.

Torres-Cruz TJ, Howell A, Reibold R, McHugh T, Reed S. 2018. Species-specific nitrogenase activity in lichen-dominated biological soil crust from the Colorado Plateau, USA. Plant and Soil.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-018-3580-2

González-Chávez MC, Torres-Cruz TJ, Albarrán-Sánchez S, Porras-Alfaro A, Carrillo-González R, Carrillo-López LM. 2017. Microscopic characterization of orchid mycorrhizal fungi: Scleroderma as a putative novel orchid mycorrhizal fungus of Vanilla in different crop systems. Mycorrhiza. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00572-017-0808-6

Torres-Cruz TJ, Almatruk M, Tobias T, Hesse C, Desiro A, Benucci GM, Kuske CR, Bonito G, Stajich J, Dunlap C, Porras-Alfaro A. 2017. Bifiguratus adelaidae gen. nov, sp. nov., a new lineage of Mucoromycotina with endophytic and soil-dwelling strains. Mycologia 109(3):363-378.

Hesse C, Torres-Cruz TJ, Tobias TB, Al-Matruk M, Porras-Alfaro A, Kuske, CR. 2016. Ribosomal RNA gene detection and targeted culture of novel nitrogen-responsive fungal taxa from temperate pine forest soil. Mycologia 108(6):1082-1090.

Porras-Alfaro A, Ndinga Muniania C, Hamm PS, Torres-Cruz TJ, Kuske CR. 2017. Fungal diversity, community structure and their functional roles in desert soils. In: Steven, B (ed). The Biology of Arid and Initial Soils. DeGruyter. Germany.

Aguilar-Ulloa W, Arce-Acuña P, Galiano-Murillo F, Torres-Cruz TJ. 2016. Aislamiento de esporas y evaluación de métodos de inoculación en la producción de micorrizas en cultivos trampa. Tecnologia en Marcha. Edición Especial Biocontrol:5-14.