Key Publications

Macey, M., C., Pratscher, J. Crombie, A.T. and Murrell, J.C. (2020) Impact of plants on the diversity and activity of methylotrophs in soil. Microbiome, 8. (1) 1-17.

van Oosterhout, C., 2020. Mutation load is the spectre of species conservation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, pp.1-3.  PDF

Chen, Y., Singh, A., Kaithakottil, G.G., Mathers, T.C., Gravino, M., Mugford, S.T., van Oosterhout, C., Swarbreck, D. and Hogenhout, S.A., 2020. An aphid RNA transcript migrates systemically within plants and is a virulence factor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences117(23), pp.12763-12771. PDF

Farhan Ul Haque, M., Crombie, A.T. and Murrell, J.C. (2019) Active facultative methanotrophs at terrestrial natural gas seeps. Microbiome, 7, 1-17.

Williams, B.T., et al. Murrell, J.C., Todd, J.D. (2019) Bacteria are important dimethylsulfoniopropionate producers in coastal sediments. Nature Microbiology, 4, 1815–1825

Petersen, J., Vollmers, J., Ringel, V., Henner Brinkmann, H., Ellebrandt-Sperling, C., Spröer, C., Howat, A.M., Murrell, J.C., Kaster, A-K. (2019) Genetic Globetrotter – A marine plasmid hitch-hiking vast phylogenetic and geographic distances. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (USA) 116, 20568-20573.

Mathers, T.C., Mugford, S.T., Percival‐Alwyn, L., Chen, Y., Kaithakottil, G., Swarbreck, D., Hogenhout, S.A. and van Oosterhout, C., 2019. Sex‐specific changes in the aphid DNA methylation landscape. Molecular Ecology28(18), pp.4228-4241. Link to paper

Nader, J.L., Mathers, T.C., Ward, B.J., Pachebat, J.A., Swain, M.T., Robinson, G., Chalmers, R.M., Hunter, P.R., Van Oosterhout, C. and Tyler, K.M., 2019. Evolutionary genomics of anthroponosis in Cryptosporidium. Nature Microbiology4(5), pp.826-836. Link to paper

Jouet, A., Saunders, D.G., McMullan, M., Ward, B., Furzer, O., Jupe, F., Cevik, V., Hein, I., Thilliez, G.J., Holub, E., van Oosterhout, C. Jones, J.D.G., 2019. Albugo candida race diversity, ploidy and host‐associated microbes revealed using DNA sequence capture on diseased plants in the field. New Phytologist221(3), pp.1529-1543. Link to paper

McGenity, T.J., Crombie, A.T. and Murrell, J.C. (2018) Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth. The ISME Journal, 12, 931–941. doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0072-6

Heine, D., Holmes, N., Worsley, S., Alves dos Santos, A., Innocent, T., Scherlach, K., Patrick, E., Yu, D.,  Murrell, J.C., Viera, P., Boomsma, J. Hertweck, C., Hutchings, M., and Wilkinson, B. (2018) Chemical warfare between leafcutter ant symbionts and a co-evolved pathogen. Nature Communications, 9, 2208. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04520-1

Crombie, A.T., Larke-Mejia, N.L., Emery, H., Dawson, R., Pratscher, J., Murphy, G.P., McGenity, T.J. and Murrell, J.C. (2018) Poplar phyllosphere harbors disparate isoprene-degrading bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (USA) 115, 13081-13086;

Phillips, K.P., Cable, J., Mohammed, R.S., Herdegen-Radwan, M., Raubic, J., Przesmycka, K.J., Van Oosterhout, C. and Radwan, J., 2018. Immunogenetic novelty confers a selective advantage in host–pathogen coevolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences115(7), pp.1552-1557. PDF

Mathers, T.C., Chen, Y., Kaithakottil, G., Legeai, F., Mugford, S.T., Baa-Puyoulet, P., Bretaudeau, A., Clavijo, B., Colella, S., Collin, O., Dalmay, T., …, van Oosterhout C, Swarbreck D, Hogenhout S. 2017. Rapid transcriptional plasticity of duplicated gene clusters enables a clonally reproducing aphid to colonise diverse plant species. Genome Biology18(1), pp.1-20. Link to paper

Lighten, J., Papadopulos, A.S., Mohammed, R.S., Ward, B.J., Paterson, I.G., Baillie, L., Bradbury, I.R., Hendry, A.P., Bentzen, P. and Van Oosterhout, C., 2017. Evolutionary genetics of immunological supertypes reveals two faces of the Red Queen. Nature Communications8(1), pp.1-11. Link to paper

Lighten, J. and van Oosterhout, C., 2017. Biocontrol of common carp in Australia poses risks to biosecurity. Nature Ecology & Evolution1(3), pp.1-1. Link to paper

Mock, T., Otillar, R.P., Strauss, J., McMullan, M., Paajanen, P., Schmutz, J., Salamov, A., Sanges, R., Toseland, A., Ward, B.J., …, van Oosterhout, C., Grigoriev I.V., 2017. Evolutionary genomics of the cold-adapted diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrusNature541(7638), pp.536-540. Link to paper

Li, J., Cocker, J.M., Wright, J., Webster, M.A., McMullan, M., Dyer, S., Swarbreck, D., Caccamo, M., van Oosterhout, C. and Gilmartin, P.M., 2016. Genetic architecture and evolution of the S locus supergene in Primula vulgaris. Nature Plants2(12), pp.1-7. Link to paper

Lidbury, I., Murrell, J.C. and Chen, Y. (2014) Trimethylamine N-oxide metabolism by abundant marine heterotrophic bacteria Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 111, 2710-2715. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.13178341

Crombie, A. T. and Murrell, J.C. (2014) Trace gas metabolic versatility of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris. Nature, 510, 148-151. DOI: 10.1038/nature13192

Vita, N., Platsaki, S., Baslé, A., Allen, S.J., Paterson, N.G., Crombie, A.T., Murrell, J.C., Waldron, K.J., Dennison, C (2015). A four-helix bundle stores copper for methane oxidation. Nature, 525, 140–143. doi:10.1038/nature14854.

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