Works (33)

Updated: April 16th, 2024 07:08

2024 article

Chewing through challenges: Exploring the evolutionary pathways to wood-feeding in insects

Beza-Beza, C. F., Wiegmann, B. M., Ware, J. A., Petersen, M., Gunter, N., Cole, M. E., … Mikaelyan, A. (2024, March 27). BIOESSAYS, Vol. 3.

author keywords: Detritivory; Functional Continuity; Holobiont; Insect Microbe Symbioses; Saproxylophagy; Symbiotic Digestion; Trophic Specialization; Wood Feeding
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: April 1, 2024

2024 journal article

Scaling the wall: overcoming barriers to STEM knowledge mobilization

FRONTIERS IN COMMUNICATION, 9.

By: M. Wilkins, S. Rapciak, C. Goller n, J. Weintraub n & A. Mikaelyan n

author keywords: broader impacts; societal benefits; teacher-researcher collaboration; formal outreach; K-12 education; curriculum development
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 15, 2024

2024 journal article

The Genome of <i>Arsenophonus</i> sp. and Its Potential Contribution in the Corn Planthopper, <i>Peregrinus maidis</i>

INSECTS, 15(2).

By: Y. Wang n, A. Mikaelyan n, B. Coates* & M. Lorenzen n

author keywords: genome assembly; Arsenophonus sp.; Peregrinus maidis; hemiptera
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 article

Viability and virulence of freeze-dried <i>Beauveria bassiana</i>, <i>Metarhizium acridum</i>, and <i>Hirsutella thompsonii</i> isolates under non-refrigerated conditions in Ghana

Amanor, G. T., Acheampong, M. A., Luke, B., Smith, D., Ryan, M., Kermode, A., … Mikaelyan, A. (2024, March 22). BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 3.

By: G. Amanor*, M. Acheampong*, B. Luke*, D. Smith*, M. Ryan*, A. Kermode*, J. Morris*, E. Cornelius* ...

author keywords: Entomopathogenic fungi; freeze-dried conidia; freeze-dried mycelia; viability; virulence; African storage conditions
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 1, 2024

2023 article

A call to termitologists: it is time to abandon the use of "lower" and "higher" termites

Carrijo, T. F., Engel, M. S., Chouvenc, T., Gile, G. H., Mikaelyan, A., Dedeine, F., … Santos, C. M. D. (2023, August 23). INSECTES SOCIAUX, Vol. 8.

TL;DR: This commentary paper addresses the outdated and misleading terminology used to categorize termites into “higher” and “lower”, which perpetuate a linear progression view of evolution, which is both inaccurate and detrimental to the understanding of the diversity of life. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 30, 2023

2023 article

Chewing Through Challenges: Exploring the Evolutionary Pathways to Wood-Feeding in Insects

Beza-Beza, C. F., Wiegmann, B. M., Ware, J. A., Petersen, M., Gunter, N., Cole, M. E., … Mikaelyan, A. (2023, December 28).

TL;DR: The study proposes the “Detritivore-First Hypothesis,” suggesting an evolutionary pathway to saproxylophagy through detritivory, and highlights the critical role of symbiotic gut microbiomes in the digestion of decaying wood. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: February 1, 2024

2023 journal article

Reevaluating Symbiotic Digestion in Cockroaches: Unveiling the Hindgut's Contribution to Digestion in Wood-Feeding Panesthiinae (Blaberidae)

INSECTS, 14(9).

By: M. Schwarz n, G. Tokuda*, H. Osaki n & A. Mikaelyan n

author keywords: wood-feeding; saproxylophagy; cockroaches; Panesthiinae; Blaberidae; Percoll; lignocellulose; xylanase; cellulase; digestion
TL;DR: This study investigated cellulase and xylanase activity in the crop, midgut, and hindgut lumens of Panesthia angustipennis and Salganea taiwanensis to shed light on the remarkable adaptability of wood-feeding insects and provides valuable clues to their evolutionary success on this challenging, nutrient-poor resource. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 23, 2023

2023 journal article

The use of Beauveria bassiana for the control of the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus, in stored maize: Semi-field trials in Ghana

FUNGAL BIOLOGY, 127(12), 1505–1511.

By: B. Luke*, M. Acheampong*, D. Rangel*, E. Cornelius*, S. Asante, J. Nboyine, V. Eziah*, K. Fening* ...

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 30, 2023

2023 journal article

Wood fibers are a crucial microhabitat for cellulose- and xylan- degrading bacteria in the hindgut of the wood-feeding beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus

FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 14.

By: M. Schwarz n, C. Beza-Beza n & A. Mikaelyan n

author keywords: beetles; Passalidae; lignocellulose; symbiotic digestion; gut microbiomes
TL;DR: This study investigated the bacterial communities specifically associated with wood fibers in the gut of the passalid beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus and demonstrated that the anterior hindgut, which houses a majority of the bacterial load, is an important site for lignocellulose digestion. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 24, 2023

2022 journal article

Comparative Efficacy of a Fungal Entomopathogen with a Broad Host Range against Two Human-Associated Pests

INSECTS, 13(9).

By: A. Ashbrook n, A. Mikaelyan n & C. Schal n

author keywords: bed bugs; German cockroaches; Beauveria bassiana; entomopathogens; bioassays
TL;DR: Different techniques to expose bed bugs and German cockroaches to Beauveria bassiana, a fungal pathogen that only infects insects, to test their susceptibility to infection reveal that they were highly susceptible to fungal infections, no matter how they were exposed to the pathogen. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 30, 2022

2021 article

Beating Them with Their Own Stick-Tick Uses Amidase of Bacterial Origin as Part of Its Immune Arsenal

Mikaelyan, A. (2021, January 13). CELL HOST & MICROBE, Vol. 29, pp. 1–3.

By: A. Mikaelyan n

MeSH headings : Amidohydrolases / genetics; Animals; Immunologic Factors; Ixodes; Symbiosis; Vertebrates
TL;DR: It is revealed that acarid toxins of bacterial origin that help eliminate microbes that are pathogenic to black-legged ticks but commensal to their vertebrate hosts are found. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 15, 2021

2021 journal article

Genomes of Gut Bacteria from Nasonia Wasps Shed Light on Phylosymbiosis and Microbe-Assisted Hybrid Breakdown

MSYSTEMS, 6(2).

author keywords: Proteus; Providencia; Nasonia; gut bacteria; microbiome; phage
TL;DR: It is shown that bacterial genomes in Nasonia differ from other environments and harbor genes with unique functions that may regulate phylosymbiotic relationships, thus supporting a hologenomic tenet that the same members of the microbiome and the host genome impact phylosYmbiosis, hybrid breakdown, and speciation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 6, 2021

2021 article

Genomes of gut bacteria from Nasonia wasps shed light on phylosymbiosis and microbe-assisted hybrid breakdown

Cross, K. L., Leigh, B. A., Hatmaker, E. A., Mikaelyan, A., Miller, A. K., & Bordenstein, S. R. (2021, February 14). (Vol. 2). Vol. 2.

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 28, 2021

2021 journal article

The power of poop: Defecation behaviors and social hygiene in insects

PLOS PATHOGENS, 17(10).

By: M. Cole n, J. Ceja-Navarro* & A. Mikaelyan n

Ed(s): M. Jabra-Rizk

MeSH headings : Animals; Behavior, Animal / physiology; Defecation / physiology; Feces; Insecta / physiology; Social Behavior
TL;DR: This paper aims to demonstrate the efforts towards in-situ applicability of EMMARM, which aims to provide real-time information about the physical properties of honeybees and other insects to help in the design and implementation of smart grids. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: October 29, 2021

2019 journal article

Diet is not the primary driver of bacterial community structure in the gut of litter-feeding cockroaches

BMC MICROBIOLOGY, 19(1).

By: N. Lampert*, A. Mikaelyan* & A. Brune*

author keywords: Insects; Gut microbiota; Deep sequencing; Cockroaches; Lignocellulose
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Cockroaches / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Diet; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / methods; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Isoptera / microbiology; Lignin / metabolism; Phylogeny; Plant Leaves / chemistry; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
TL;DR: The results indicate that diet is not the primary driver of bacterial community structure in the gut of wood- and litter-feeding cockroaches, and the high similarity to the gut microbiota of omnivorous cockroached suggests that the dietary components that are actually digested do not differ fundamentally between feeding groups. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Gut microbial compositions mirror caste-specific diets in a major lineage of social insects

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY REPORTS, 11(2), 196–205.

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Behavior, Animal; Biodiversity; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Diet; Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology; Host Specificity; Isoptera / microbiology; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 9, 2019

2018 journal article

Fiber-associated spirochetes are major agents of hemicellulose degradation in the hindgut of wood-feeding higher termites

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 115(51), E11996–E12004.

author keywords: metatranscriptome; xylanase; spirochetes; fiber-associated community; termite hindgut
MeSH headings : Animals; Cellulases / genetics; Cellulases / metabolism; Cellulose / metabolism; Gastrointestinal Microbiome / genetics; Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology; Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial / genetics; Gene Transfer, Horizontal; Genes, Bacterial / genetics; Glycoside Hydrolases / genetics; Glycoside Hydrolases / metabolism; Isoptera / microbiology; Metagenome / genetics; Metagenomics; Phylogeny; Polysaccharides / metabolism; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Spirochaetales / enzymology; Spirochaetales / genetics; Spirochaetales / metabolism; Symbiosis; Wood / metabolism; Xylans / metabolism; Xylosidases / classification; Xylosidases / genetics; Xylosidases / metabolism
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that the degradation of xylan, the major component of hemicellulose, is restricted to the hindgut compartment, where it is preferentially hydrolyzed over cellulose. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 7, 2019

2018 journal article

Finer-Scale Phylosymbiosis: Insights from Insect Viromes

MSYSTEMS, 3(6).

author keywords: Nasonia; Proteus; Providencia; Morganella; bacteriophage; microbiome; microbiota; phage; phylosymbiosis; virome
TL;DR: The first complete evidence for phylosymbiosis is revealed in viral metagenomes, new genome sequences of viral particles from Nasonia-associated gut bacteria, and a large set of novel or uncharacterized genes in the N Masonia virome. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 21, 2019

2017 journal article

Pycnoscelus surinamensis cockroach gut microbiota respond consistently to a fungal diet without mirroring those of fungus-farming termites.

PloS One.

Aram Mikaelyan

MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / microbiology; Diet; Fungi; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology; Isoptera / microbiology
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that a fungal diet can play a role in structuring gut community composition, but at the same time exemplifies how original community compositions constrain the magnitude of such change. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2016 journal article

'Candidatus Adiutrix intracellularis', an endosymbiont of termite gut flagellates, is the first representative of a deep-branching clade of Deltaproteobacteria and a putative homoacetogen.

Environmental Microbiology, 18(8), 2548–2564,

By: W. Ikeda-Ohtsubo*, J. Strassert*, T. Köhler*, A. Mikaelyan*, I. Gregor*, A. McHardy*, S. Tringe*, P. Hugenholtz*, R. Radek*, A. Brune*

MeSH headings : Animals; Deltaproteobacteria / classification; Deltaproteobacteria / genetics; Deltaproteobacteria / isolation & purification; Desulfovibrio / genetics; Formate Dehydrogenases / genetics; Gene Transfer, Horizontal / genetics; Hypermastigia / microbiology; In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence; Intestines / microbiology; Isoptera / parasitology; Nitrogen Fixation / genetics; Phylogeny; Symbiosis
TL;DR: The phylogeny, ultrastructure and subcellular location of 'Candidatus Adiutrix intracellularis' is described, which substantiates previous claims that the symbiont is capable of reductive acetogenesis from CO2 and H2 and suggests that the deltaproteobacterium acquired the capacity for homoacetogenesis via lateral gene transfer. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2016 journal article

Deterministic Assembly of Complex Bacterial Communities in Guts of Germ-Free Cockroaches.

Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(4), 1256–1263,

By: A. Mikaelyan*, C. Thompson*, M. Hofer* & A. Brune*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cluster Analysis; Cockroaches / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; Germ-Free Life; Isoptera; Mice; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Symbiosis
TL;DR: The exposure of xenobiotic cockroaches to conventional adults restored their normal microbiota, which indicated that autochthonous lineages outcompete foreign ones and provided experimental proof that the assembly of a complex gut microbiota in insects is deterministic. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2016 journal article

Genome analysis of 'Candidatus Ancillula trichonymphae', first representative of a deep-branching clade of Bifidobacteriales, strengthens evidence for convergent evolution in flagellate endosymbionts.

Environmental Microbiology Reports.

By: J. Strassert*, A. Mikaelyan*, T. Woyke* & A. Brune*

TL;DR: The genome of 'Candidatus Ancillula trichonymphae' is analyzed, which represents a novel, family-level lineage of uncultured Actinobacteria encountered so far only in termite guts, and corroborate the emerging concept that numerous lineages of unrelated flagellate endosymbionts have convergently evolved to fill similar ecological niches. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2016 journal article

Microenvironmental heterogeneity of gut compartments drives bacterial community structure in wood- and humus-feeding higher termites.

FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Aram Mikaelyan

author keywords: insects; termites; gut microbiota; microhabitats
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Bacteria / isolation & purification; Bacteria / metabolism; Digestive System / microbiology; Feeding Behavior; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Isoptera / microbiology; Isoptera / physiology; Lignin / metabolism; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Soil / chemistry; Wood / microbiology
TL;DR: The results underscore that bacterial community structure in termite guts is driven by microenvironmental factors, such as pH, available substrates and gradients of O2 and H2, and inspire investigations on the functional roles of specific bacterial taxa in lignocellulose and humus digestion. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2015 journal article

Age polyethism drives community structure of the bacterial gut microbiota in the fungus-cultivating termite Odontotermes formosanus.

Environmental Microbiology.

By: H. Li*, C. Dietrich*, N. Zhu*, A. Mikaelyan*, B. Ma*, R. Pi*, Y. Liu, M. Yang, A. Brune*, J. Mo*

MeSH headings : Aging / physiology; Animals; Bacteria / classification; Digestive System / microbiology; Fungi / classification; Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology; Isoptera / microbiology; Isoptera / physiology
TL;DR: Analysis of the bacterial microbiota in the hindgut of Odontotermes formosanus and its fungus comb provides strong support for the concept that changes in diet and gut environment are important determinants of community structure because they create new niches for microbial symbionts. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2015 journal article

Classifying the bacterial gut microbiota of termites and cockroaches: A curated phylogenetic reference database (DictDb).

Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 38(7), 472–482.

By: A. Mikaelyan*, T. Köhler*, N. Lampert*, J. Rohland*, H. Boga*, K. Meuser*, A. Brune*

author keywords: Insects; Gut microbiota; Deep-sequencing; Termites; Cockroaches; 16S rRNA
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Cluster Analysis; Cockroaches / microbiology; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Isoptera / microbiology; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: A curated reference database for accurate taxonomic analysis of the bacterial gut microbiota of dictyopteran insects using the revised taxonomic guide tree in the classification of short-read libraries obtained from termites and cockroaches. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2015 journal article

Diet is the primary determinant of bacterial community structure in the guts of higher termites.

Molecular Ecology, 24(20), 5284–5295.

By: A. Mikaelyan*, C. Dietrich*, T. Köhler*, M. Poulsen*, D. Sillam-Dussès* & A. Brune*

author keywords: gut microbiota; insects; pyrosequencing; termites
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Cluster Analysis; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Diet; French Guiana; Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology; Isoptera / classification; Isoptera / microbiology; Microbiota; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Soil; South Africa; Symbiosis; Wood
TL;DR: The observed patterns in the host‐specific distribution of the bacterial lineages in termite guts are best explained by diet‐related differences in the availability of microhabitats and functional niches, suggesting diet is the primary determinant of bacterial community structure. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2015 journal article

Metagenomic analysis of the microbiota in the highly compartmented hindguts of six wood- or soil-feeding higher termites.

3, 56,

By: K. Rossmassler*, C. Dietrich*, C. Thompson*, A. Mikaelyan*, J. Nonoh*, R. Scheffrahn*, D. Sillam-Dussès*, A. Brune*

author keywords: Metagenomics; Termites; Hindgut; Functional potential; Gut microbiota; Community structure
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; Genes, Bacterial; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Isoptera / microbiology; Metagenome; Metagenomics / methods; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
TL;DR: The metagenomics libraries obtained in this study provide the basis for future studies that elucidate the fundamental differences in the symbiont-mediated breakdown of lignocellulose and humus by termites of different feeding groups. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2015 journal article

Physicochemical conditions, metabolites and community structure of the bacterial microbiota in the gut of wood-feeding cockroaches (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae).

FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 91(2), 1–14.

By: E. Bauer*, N. Lampert*, A. Mikaelyan*, T. Köhler*, K. Maekawa* & A. Brune*

author keywords: cockroach; gut microbiota; diversity; lignocellulose; hydrogen
TL;DR: It is shown that physicochemical gut conditions and microbial fermentation products in the gut of Panesthia angustipennis resemble that of other cockroaches, reinforcing the hypothesis that strong environmental selection drives community structure in the cockroach gut. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2014 journal article

Analysis of Midgut Bacterial Community Structure of Neanthes chilkaensis from Polluted Mudflats of Gorai, Mumbai, India

Aram Mikaelyan

TL;DR: The analysis of clones covering about 90% of the 16S rRNA clone library indicated that the majority of the taxa in the library resemble GenBank entries of aromatic- hydrocarbon pollutant degraders and Firmicutes and Actinobacteria were dominant. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2014 journal article

Identifying the core microbial community in the gut of fungus-growing termites.

Molecular Ecology, 23(18), 4631–4644.

author keywords: 16S rRNA pyrosequencing; bacterial community; gut microbiota; Macrotermitinae; symbiosis; Termitomyces
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / genetics; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Digestive System / microbiology; Isoptera / microbiology; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Species Specificity; Symbiosis
TL;DR: The results suggest that the obligate association with Termitomyces has forced the bacterial gut communities of the fungus‐growing termites towards a relatively uniform composition with higher similarity to their omnivorous relatives than to more closely related termites. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2014 journal article

The fibre-associated cellulolytic bacterial community in the hindgut of wood-feeding higher termites (Nasutitermes spp.)

Environmental Microbiology.

Aram Mikaelyan

TL;DR: It is proposed that the loss of flagellates in higher termites provided a new niche for fibre-associated cellulolytic bacteria in the hindgut of Nasutitermes corniger and N. Takasagoensis. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2013 journal article

Immune-modulating gut symbionts are not "Candidatus Arthromitus".

Mucosal Immunology, 6(1), 200–201.

By: C. Thompson*, A. Mikaelyan* & A. Brune*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / classification; Bacteria / cytology; Bacteria / genetics; Intestines / immunology; Intestines / microbiology; Isoptera / immunology; Isoptera / microbiology; Symbiosis / immunology
TL;DR: It is becoming increasingly evident that the microbial community of the intestine is critical for refining the immune system of its host, and nothing illustrates this better than the segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB). (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

2012 journal article

'Candidatus Arthromitus' revised: segmented filamentous bacteria in arthropod guts are members of Lachnospiraceae.

Environmental Microbiology, 14(6), 1454–1465.

By: C. Thompson*, R. Vier*, A. Mikaelyan*, T. Wienemann* & A. Brune*

MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropods / genetics; Arthropods / microbiology; Bacillus cereus / classification; Bacillus cereus / genetics; Digestive System / microbiology; Gram-Positive Bacteria / classification; Gram-Positive Bacteria / genetics; Gram-Positive Bacteria / physiology; In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence; Isoptera / genetics; Isoptera / microbiology; Polymerase Chain Reaction
TL;DR: Using whole-genome amplification of single filaments capillary picked from termite guts and fluorescence in situ hybridization of 16S rRNA with group-specific oligonucleotide probes, it is shown that they represent a monophyletic lineage within the family Lachnospiraceae distinct from that of SFB. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 15, 2021

Employment

Updated: March 16th, 2020 19:43

2018 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor Entomology and Plant Pathology

2016 - present

Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, US
Post-doctoral research scholar | The role of gut microbiota in host speciation Department of Biological Sciences

2015 - 2016

LOEWE centre for synthetic microbiology/Max Planck Institute for terresstrial microbiology Marburg, Hessen, DE
Research associate | Synthetic gut communities in cockroaches

2013 - 2014

Max Planck Institute for terrestrial microbiology Marburg, Hessen, DE
Post-doctoral fellow | Termite gut microbiota

2007 - 2010

Central Institute of Fisheries Education Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN
Senior research fellow Aquatic Environment and Health Management

Education

Updated: October 19th, 2016 09:41

2010 - 2013

Max Planck Institute for terrestrische microbiology Marburg, Hessen, DE
Dr. rer. nat. | Microhabitat-specificity of hindgut microbiota in higher termites

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record. Updated: January 23rd, 2021 13:52

grant January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2025
Dimensions US Sao Paulo: Evolutionary and genetic origins of diverse trophic specializations in blow flies
Directorate for Biological Sciences
grant April 23, 2019 - September 30, 2023
The ecological basis of host-microbe interactions in termites and other wood-destroying pests
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
award October 1, 2017 - August 1, 2018
The genetic basis of phylosymbiosis and microbe-mediated hybrid lethality
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
grant April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2019
タカサゴシロアリが木質繊維(キシラン)を分解するメカニズム
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
grant April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2018
Exploration of lignocellulolytic enzymes on the surface of bacterial cell walls in the gut of termites using monoclonal antibodies
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
grant January 1, 2015
Host responses to synthetic microbial communities in germ-free cockroaches
SYNMIKRO

Citation Index includes data from a number of different sources. If you have questions about the sources of data in the Citation Index or need a set of data which is free to re-distribute, please contact us.

Certain data included herein are derived from the Web of Science© and InCites© (2024) of Clarivate Analytics. All rights reserved. You may not copy or re-distribute this material in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Clarivate Analytics.