Treadmilling of a prokaryotic tubulin-like protein, TubZ, required for plasmid stability in Bacillus thuringiensis.
- R. A. Larsen, C. Cusumano, Akina Fujioka, G. Lim-Fong, Paula Patterson, J. Pogliano
- BiologyGenes & Development
- 1 June 2007
The results suggest that TubZ is representative of a novel class of prokaryotic cytoskeletal proteins important for plasmid stability that diverged long ago from the ancient tubulin/FtsZ ancestor.
Bryostatins: biological context and biotechnological prospects.
Intracellular mobility of plasmid DNA is limited by the ParA family of partitioning systems
Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching and time‐lapse microscopy is used to measure plasmid mobility in living E. coli cells and reveals an important function for Par systems inplasmid DNA segregation that is likely to be conserved in bacteria.
Cryptic species in the cosmopolitan Bugula neritina complex (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata)
- K. H. Fehlauer-Ale, Joshua A. Mackie, G. Lim-Fong, Ezequiel Ale, M. Pie, A. Waeschenbach
- 1 March 2014
Bayesian species delimitation analysis of a data set composed of two mitochondrial (COI and large ribosomal RNA subunit [16S]) and two nuclear genes demonstrated that Types S, D and N correspond to three biological species, which indicates that the Type N may also have been introduced widely.
Evolutionary Relationships of “Candidatus Endobugula” Bacterial Symbionts and Their Bugula Bryozoan Hosts
Analysis of host and symbiont phylogenetic trees did not support a history of strict cospeciation, and Symbiont-derived compounds known to defend host larvae from predation were only detected in two out of four symbiotic Bugula species.
Latitudinal Variation of a Defensive Symbiosis in the Bugula neritina (Bryozoa) Sibling Species Complex
- Jonathan Linneman, Darcy Paulus, G. Lim-Fong, N. Lopanik
- Environmental Science, BiologyPLoS ONE
- 2 October 2014
Evidence suggests that an uncultured vertically transmitted symbiont, “Candidatus Endobugula sertula”, hosted by B. neritina produces the bryostatins, which protect the vulnerable larvae from predation, and that this host-symbiont relationship is more flexible than previously thought.
Bacillus thuringiensisplasmid stability in Treadmilling of a prokaryotic tubulin-like protein , TubZ , required for data
The next generation of policymakers and decision-makers will have to consider climate change in a more holistic way than in the past, and how to respond to it in a socially responsible way.
Lack of Overt Genome Reduction in the Bryostatin-Producing Bryozoan Symbiont “Candidatus Endobugula sertula”
- I. Miller, N. Vanee, S. Fong, G. Lim-Fong, J. Kwan
- BiologyApplied and Environmental Microbiology
- 2 September 2016
The genome assembly and transcriptome analysis for “Ca. Endobugula sertula” shed light on the metabolism of this symbiont, potentially aiding isolation and culturing efforts and suggesting that it may be able to live outside the host if its metabolic deficiencies are alleviated by medium components.
Single sample resolution of rare microbial dark matter in a marine invertebrate metagenome
This work recovered high quality genome assemblies for several rare instances of “microbial dark matter,” or phylogenetically divergent bacteria lacking genomes in reference databases, from a single tissue sample that was not subjected to any physical or chemical pre-treatment.
First evidence of virus-like particles in the bacterial symbionts of Bryozoa
The ultrastructural research revealed replication of the viruses and/or activation of virus related elements in the bacterial symbionts inhabiting tissues of the marine colonial invertebrates (phylum Bryozoa) and indicates that Bryozoan may be new suitable model to study the role of bacteriophages and phage-related structures in the complex symbiotic systems hosted by marine invertebrate animals.