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Tracking the cargo of extracellular symbionts into host tissues with correlated electron microscopy and nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry imaging.

Cohen SK, Aschtgen MS, Lynch JB, Koehler S, Chen F, Escrig S, Daraspe J, Ruby EG, Meibom A, McFall-Ngai M.

Cell Microbiol. 2020 Apr;22(4):e13177. doi: 10.1111/cmi.13177.


Using Colonization Assays and Comparative Genomics To Discover Symbiosis Behaviors and Factors in Vibrio fischeri.

Bongrand C, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Arevalo P, McFall-Ngai M, Visick KL, Polz M, Ruby EG.

mBio. 2020 Mar 3;11(2). pii: e03407-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.03407-19.


High-contrast, synchronous volumetric imaging with selective volume illumination microscopy.

Truong TV, Holland DB, Madaan S, Andreev A, Keomanee-Dizon K, Troll JV, Koo DES, McFall-Ngai MJ, Fraser SE.

Commun Biol. 2020 Feb 14;3(1):74. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-0787-6.


The emergence of microbiome centres.

Martiny JBH, Whiteson KL, Bohannan BJM, David LA, Hynson NA, McFall-Ngai M, Rawls JF, Schmidt TM, Abdo Z, Blaser MJ, Bordenstein S, Bréchot C, Bull CT, Dorrestein P, Eisen JA, Garcia-Pichel F, Gilbert J, Hofmockel KS, Holtz ML, Knight R, Mark Welch DB, McDonald D, Methé B, Mouncey NJ, Mueller NT, Pfister CA, Proctor L, Sachs JL.

Nat Microbiol. 2020 Jan;5(1):2-3. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0644-x. No abstract available.


Insights into flagellar function and mechanism from the squid-vibrio symbiosis.

Aschtgen MS, Brennan CA, Nikolakakis K, Cohen S, McFall-Ngai M, Ruby EG.

NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2019 Oct 25;5:32. doi: 10.1038/s41522-019-0106-5. eCollection 2019. Review.


Two intracellular and cell type-specific bacterial symbionts in the placozoan Trichoplax H2.

Gruber-Vodicka HR, Leisch N, Kleiner M, Hinzke T, Liebeke M, McFall-Ngai M, Hadfield MG, Dubilier N.

Nat Microbiol. 2019 Sep;4(9):1465-1474. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0475-9. Epub 2019 Jun 10.


Evolutionary "Experiments" in Symbiosis: The Study of Model Animals Provides Insights into the Mechanisms Underlying the Diversity of Host-Microbe Interactions.

Bosch TCG, Guillemin K, McFall-Ngai M.

Bioessays. 2019 Oct;41(10):e1800256. doi: 10.1002/bies.201800256. Epub 2019 May 17. Review.


Critical symbiont signals drive both local and systemic changes in diel and developmental host gene expression.

Moriano-Gutierrez S, Koch EJ, Bussan H, Romano K, Belcaid M, Rey FE, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Apr 16;116(16):7990-7999. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1819897116. Epub 2019 Mar 4.


Symbiotic organs shaped by distinct modes of genome evolution in cephalopods.

Belcaid M, Casaburi G, McAnulty SJ, Schmidbaur H, Suria AM, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Pankey MS, Oakley TH, Kremer N, Koch EJ, Collins AJ, Nguyen H, Lek S, Goncharenko-Foster I, Minx P, Sodergren E, Weinstock G, Rokhsar DS, McFall-Ngai M, Simakov O, Foster JS, Nyholm SV.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19;116(8):3030-3035. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1817322116. Epub 2019 Jan 11.


Persistent Interactions with Bacterial Symbionts Direct Mature-Host Cell Morphology and Gene Expression in the Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis.

Kremer N, Koch EJ, El Filali A, Zhou L, Heath-Heckman EAC, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ.

mSystems. 2018 Oct 2;3(5). pii: e00165-18. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00165-18. eCollection 2018 Sep-Oct.


The model squid-vibrio symbiosis provides a window into the impact of strain- and species-level differences during the initial stages of symbiont engagement.

Koehler S, Gaedeke R, Thompson C, Bongrand C, Visick KL, Ruby E, McFall-Ngai M.

Environ Microbiol. 2018 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14392. [Epub ahead of print]


Involvement of a host Cathepsin L in symbiont-induced cell death.

Peyer SM, Kremer N, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Microbiologyopen. 2018 Oct;7(5):e00632. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.632. Epub 2018 Apr 24.


Motile cilia create fluid-mechanical microhabitats for the active recruitment of the host microbiome.

Nawroth JC, Guo H, Koch E, Heath-Heckman EAC, Hermanson JC, Ruby EG, Dabiri JO, Kanso E, McFall-Ngai M.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Sep 5;114(36):9510-9516. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1706926114. Epub 2017 Aug 23.


Evolution, human-microbe interactions, and life history plasticity.

Rook G, Bäckhed F, Levin BR, McFall-Ngai MJ, McLean AR.

Lancet. 2017 Jul 29;390(10093):521-530. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30566-4. Epub 2017 Jul 27. Review.


Bactericidal Permeability-Increasing Proteins Shape Host-Microbe Interactions.

Chen F, Krasity BC, Peyer SM, Koehler S, Ruby EG, Zhang X, McFall-Ngai MJ.

mBio. 2017 Apr 4;8(2). pii: e00040-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00040-17.


Characterization of the cell polarity gene crumbs during the early development and maintenance of the squid-vibrio light organ symbiosis.

Peyer SM, Heath-Heckman EAC, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Dev Genes Evol. 2017 Nov;227(6):375-387. doi: 10.1007/s00427-017-0576-5. Epub 2017 Jan 20.


Reply to "Improving Microbiology Research: the Problems Are Less Statistical and More Biological".

Casadevall A, Ellis LM, Davies EW, McFall-Ngai M, Fang FC.

mBio. 2016 Oct 18;7(5). pii: e01680-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01680-16. No abstract available.


Environmental cues and symbiont microbe-associated molecular patterns function in concert to drive the daily remodelling of the crypt-cell brush border of the Euprymna scolopes light organ.

Heath-Heckman EA, Foster J, Apicella MA, Goldman WE, McFall-Ngai M.

Cell Microbiol. 2016 Nov;18(11):1642-1652. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12602. Epub 2016 May 3.


A Framework for Improving the Quality of Research in the Biological Sciences.

Casadevall A, Ellis LM, Davies EW, McFall-Ngai M, Fang FC.

mBio. 2016 Aug 30;7(4). pii: e01256-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01256-16.


Rotation of Vibrio fischeri Flagella Produces Outer Membrane Vesicles That Induce Host Development.

Aschtgen MS, Lynch JB, Koch E, Schwartzman J, McFall-Ngai M, Ruby E.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Jul 28;198(16):2156-65. doi: 10.1128/JB.00101-16. Print 2016 Aug 15.


A genomic comparison of 13 symbiotic Vibrio fischeri isolates from the perspective of their host source and colonization behavior.

Bongrand C, Koch EJ, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Cordero OX, McFall-Ngai M, Polz MF, Ruby EG.

ISME J. 2016 Dec;10(12):2907-2917. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.69. Epub 2016 Apr 29.


Introduction to the Hologenome Special Series.

McFall-Ngai M.

mBio. 2016 Mar 31;7(2):e00371. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00371-16. No abstract available.


Microbiology: Create a global microbiome effort.

Dubilier N, McFall-Ngai M, Zhao L.

Nature. 2015 Oct 29;526(7575):631-4. doi: 10.1038/526631a. No abstract available.


MICROBIOME. A unified initiative to harness Earth's microbiomes.

Alivisatos AP, Blaser MJ, Brodie EL, Chun M, Dangl JL, Donohue TJ, Dorrestein PC, Gilbert JA, Green JL, Jansson JK, Knight R, Maxon ME, McFall-Ngai MJ, Miller JF, Pollard KS, Ruby EG, Taha SA; Unified Microbiome Initiative Consortium.

Science. 2015 Oct 30;350(6260):507-8. doi: 10.1126/science.aac8480. Epub 2015 Oct 28. No abstract available.


Structural and functional features of a developmentally regulated lipopolysaccharide-binding protein.

Krasity BC, Troll JV, Lehnert EM, Hackett KT, Dillard JP, Apicella MA, Goldman WE, Weiss JP, McFall-Ngai MJ.

mBio. 2015 Oct 13;6(5):e01193-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01193-15.


Vibrio fischeri-derived outer membrane vesicles trigger host development.

Aschtgen MS, Wetzel K, Goldman W, McFall-Ngai M, Ruby E.

Cell Microbiol. 2016 Apr;18(4):488-99. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12525. Epub 2015 Oct 23.


Giving microbes their due--animal life in a microbially dominant world.

McFall-Ngai MJ.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Jun;218(Pt 12):1968-73. doi: 10.1242/jeb.115121. Review.


Use of Hybridization Chain Reaction-Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization To Track Gene Expression by Both Partners during Initiation of Symbiosis.

Nikolakakis K, Lehnert E, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Jul;81(14):4728-35. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00890-15. Epub 2015 May 8.


Out of sight, out of mind.

McFall-Ngai M.

Environ Microbiol Rep. 2015 Feb;7(1):29-30. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12244. No abstract available.


The chemistry of negotiation: rhythmic, glycan-driven acidification in a symbiotic conversation.

Schwartzman JA, Koch E, Heath-Heckman EA, Zhou L, Kremer N, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 13;112(2):566-71. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1418580112. Epub 2014 Dec 30.


The importance of microbes in animal development: lessons from the squid-vibrio symbiosis.

McFall-Ngai MJ.

Annu Rev Microbiol. 2014;68:177-94. doi: 10.1146/annurev-micro-091313-103654. Epub 2014 Jun 2. Review.


The dual nature of haemocyanin in the establishment and persistence of the squid-vibrio symbiosis.

Kremer N, Schwartzman J, Augustin R, Zhou L, Ruby EG, Hourdez S, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 May 7;281(1785):20140504. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0504. Print 2014 Jun 22.


Shaping the microenvironment: evidence for the influence of a host galaxin on symbiont acquisition and maintenance in the squid-Vibrio symbiosis.

Heath-Heckman EA, Gillette AA, Augustin R, Gillette MX, Goldman WE, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Environ Microbiol. 2014 Dec;16(12):3669-82. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12496. Epub 2014 Jun 3.


Identifying the cellular mechanisms of symbiont-induced epithelial morphogenesis in the squid-Vibrio association.

Koropatnick T, Goodson MS, Heath-Heckman EA, McFall-Ngai M.

Biol Bull. 2014 Feb;226(1):56-68.


A model symbiosis reveals a role for sheathed-flagellum rotation in the release of immunogenic lipopolysaccharide.

Brennan CA, Hunt JR, Kremer N, Krasity BC, Apicella MA, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG.

Elife. 2014 Mar 4;3:e01579. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01579.


Divining the essence of symbiosis: insights from the squid-vibrio model.

McFall-Ngai M.

PLoS Biol. 2014 Feb 4;12(2):e1001783. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001783. eCollection 2014 Feb.


Eye-specification genes in the bacterial light organ of the bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes, and their expression in response to symbiont cues.

Peyer SM, Pankey MS, Oakley TH, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Mech Dev. 2014 Feb;131:111-26. doi: 10.1016/j.mod.2013.09.004. Epub 2013 Oct 21.


Features governing symbiont persistence in the squid-vibrio association.

Koch EJ, Miyashiro T, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG.

Mol Ecol. 2014 Mar;23(6):1624-34. doi: 10.1111/mec.12474. Epub 2013 Oct 1.


Initial symbiont contact orchestrates host-organ-wide transcriptional changes that prime tissue colonization.

Kremer N, Philipp EE, Carpentier MC, Brennan CA, Kraemer L, Altura MA, Augustin R, Häsler R, Heath-Heckman EA, Peyer SM, Schwartzman J, Rader BA, Ruby EG, Rosenstiel P, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Cell Host Microbe. 2013 Aug 14;14(2):183-94. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.07.006.


The first engagement of partners in the Euprymna scolopes-Vibrio fischeri symbiosis is a two-step process initiated by a few environmental symbiont cells.

Altura MA, Heath-Heckman EA, Gillette A, Kremer N, Krachler AM, Brennan C, Ruby EG, Orth K, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Environ Microbiol. 2013 Nov;15(11):2937-50. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12179. Epub 2013 Jul 3.


Bacterial bioluminescence regulates expression of a host cryptochrome gene in the squid-Vibrio symbiosis.

Heath-Heckman EA, Peyer SM, Whistler CA, Apicella MA, Goldman WE, McFall-Ngai MJ.

mBio. 2013 Apr 2;4(2). pii: e00167-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00167-13.


Animals in a bacterial world, a new imperative for the life sciences.

McFall-Ngai M, Hadfield MG, Bosch TC, Carey HV, Domazet-Lošo T, Douglas AE, Dubilier N, Eberl G, Fukami T, Gilbert SF, Hentschel U, King N, Kjelleberg S, Knoll AH, Kremer N, Mazmanian SK, Metcalf JL, Nealson K, Pierce NE, Rawls JF, Reid A, Ruby EG, Rumpho M, Sanders JG, Tautz D, Wernegreen JJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Feb 26;110(9):3229-36. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1218525110. Epub 2013 Feb 7. Review.


Biological bulletin virtual symposium: discoveries in animal symbiosis in the “omics” age.

Hentschel U, Weis VM, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Biol Bull. 2012 Aug;223(1):5-6. No abstract available.


Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) Truth Straight On: Reflections on the Vision and Spirit of Lynn Margulis.

McFall-Ngai M.

Biol Bull. 2012 Aug;223(1):1-2. No abstract available.


Modulation of symbiont lipid A signaling by host alkaline phosphatases in the squid-vibrio symbiosis.

Rader BA, Kremer N, Apicella MA, Goldman WE, McFall-Ngai MJ.

mBio. 2012 May 1;3(3). pii: e00093-12. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00093-12. Print 2012.


Squid-derived chitin oligosaccharides are a chemotactic signal during colonization by Vibrio fischeri.

Mandel MJ, Schaefer AL, Brennan CA, Heath-Heckman EA, Deloney-Marino CR, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jul;78(13):4620-6. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00377-12. Epub 2012 Apr 20.


O-antigen and core carbohydrate of Vibrio fischeri lipopolysaccharide: composition and analysis of their role in Euprymna scolopes light organ colonization.

Post DM, Yu L, Krasity BC, Choudhury B, Mandel MJ, Brennan CA, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ, Gibson BW, Apicella MA.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Mar 9;287(11):8515-30. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.324012. Epub 2012 Jan 13.


The secret languages of coevolved symbioses: insights from the Euprymna scolopes-Vibrio fischeri symbiosis.

McFall-Ngai M, Heath-Heckman EA, Gillette AA, Peyer SM, Harvie EA.

Semin Immunol. 2012 Feb;24(1):3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.smim.2011.11.006. Epub 2011 Dec 7. Review.


LBP/BPI proteins and their relatives: conservation over evolution and roles in mutualism.

Krasity BC, Troll JV, Weiss JP, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Biochem Soc Trans. 2011 Aug;39(4):1039-44. doi: 10.1042/BST0391039. Review.


Metaorganisms as the new frontier.

Bosch TC, McFall-Ngai MJ.

Zoology (Jena). 2011 Sep;114(4):185-90. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2011.04.001. Epub 2011 Jul 6. Review.

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