Experts and Doctors on symbiosis in East Lansing, Michigan, United States


Locale: East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Topic: symbiosis

Top Publications

  1. Allen J, Shachar Hill Y. Sulfur transfer through an arbuscular mycorrhiza. Plant Physiol. 2009;149:549-60 pubmed publisher
    ..A testable model is proposed describing root S acquisition through the AM symbiosis. ..
  2. Tian C, Kasiborski B, Koul R, Lammers P, Bücking H, Shachar Hill Y. Regulation of the nitrogen transfer pathway in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: gene characterization and the coordination of expression with nitrogen flux. Plant Physiol. 2010;153:1175-87 pubmed publisher
  3. Grman E. Plant species differ in their ability to reduce allocation to non-beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecology. 2012;93:711-8 pubmed
    ..Thus, species differ in susceptibility to parasitism and their reduction in allocation to non-beneficial AMF. These differences may affect the distribution and abundance of plants and AMF, as well as the stability of the mutualism. ..
  4. Goffredi S, Yi H, Zhang Q, Klann J, Struve I, Vrijenhoek R, et al. Genomic versatility and functional variation between two dominant heterotrophic symbionts of deep-sea Osedax worms. ISME J. 2014;8:908-24 pubmed publisher
  5. Klinger C, Lau J, Heath K. Ecological genomics of mutualism decline in nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Proc Biol Sci. 2016;283:20152563 pubmed publisher
  6. Lilburn T, Kim K, Ostrom N, Byzek K, Leadbetter J, Breznak J. Nitrogen fixation by symbiotic and free-living spirochetes. Science. 2001;292:2495-8 pubmed
    ..These results also proffer spirochetes as a likely origin of certain nifHs observed in termite guts and other environments that were not previously attributable to known microbes...
  7. Mateos P, Baker D, Petersen M, Velazquez E, Jiménez Zurdo J, Martinez Molina E, et al. Erosion of root epidermal cell walls by Rhizobium polysaccharide-degrading enzymes as related to primary host infection in the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. Can J Microbiol. 2001;47:475-87 pubmed
    ..The results suggest a complementary role of rhizobial cell-bound glycanases and chitolipooligosaccharides in creating the localized portals of entry for successful primary host infection. ..
  8. Ciche T, Sternberg P. Postembryonic RNAi in Heterorhabditis bacteriophora: a nematode insect parasite and host for insect pathogenic symbionts. BMC Dev Biol. 2007;7:101 pubmed
    ..RNA interference is an excellent reverse genetic tool to study gene function in C. elegans, and it would be useful in H. bacteriophora to exploit the H. bacteriophora genome project, currently in progress...
  9. Ciche T, Kim K, Kaufmann Daszczuk B, Nguyen K, Hall D. Cell Invasion and Matricide during Photorhabdus luminescens Transmission by Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Nematodes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:2275-87 pubmed publisher
    ..g., adherence versus invasion). Thus, Photorhabdus symbionts are maternally transmitted by an elaborate infectious process involving multiple selective steps in order to achieve symbiont-specific transmission...

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  1. Bian G, Xu Y, Lu P, Xie Y, Xi Z. The endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia induces resistance to dengue virus in Aedes aegypti. PLoS Pathog. 2010;6:e1000833 pubmed publisher
    ..These results underscore the potential usefulness of Wolbachia-based control strategies for population replacement. ..
  2. Somvanshi V, Sloup R, Crawford J, Martin A, Heidt A, Kim K, et al. A single promoter inversion switches Photorhabdus between pathogenic and mutualistic states. Science. 2012;337:88-93 pubmed publisher
  3. Theis K, Venkataraman A, Dycus J, Koonter K, Schmitt Matzen E, Wagner A, et al. Symbiotic bacteria appear to mediate hyena social odors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:19832-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We anticipate that the fermentation hypothesis for chemical communication will prove broadly applicable among scent-marking mammals as others use the technical and analytical approaches used here...