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New journal tabs Noble Research Institute scientist as first editor

Posted Apr. 14, 2016

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute Associate Professor Carolyn Young, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Phytobiomes journal.

Phytobiomes is the society's new open access journal and will cover the many interrelated disciplines of research associated with the sustainable production of food, feed and fiber. Young was selected because of her active participation in the phytobiomes community, her high standing as a productive and widely recognized scientist, and her broad, interdisciplinary research interests.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment, and we congratulate Carolyn on this prestigious selection," said Zengyu Wang, Ph.D., director of the Forage Improvement Division. "Carolyn continues to distinguish herself as one of the top researchers in her field."

Young's research focuses on interactions between beneficial, naturally occurring fungi and their cool-season grass hosts such as tall fescue, which is used as a forage grass. She also works with two plant diseases: an alfalfa root rot and pecan scab.

"I'm excited to be involved in a journal at this level and with the science behind phytobiomes," Young said. "This is a challenge I never envisioned I would have the opportunity to do. This journal will provide a flow of world-wide research-based information from multiple disciplines with the overarching goal of sustainable plant production."

The American Phytopathological Society is a nonprofit, scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant disease. To learn more and contribute to the Phytobiomes journal, please visit apsnet.org/phytobiomes. Submissions will be accepted in June.

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Carolyn Young, Ph.D.Noble Research Institute Associate Professor Carolyn Young, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of the American Phytopathological Society Phytobiomes journal.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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