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Engineered symbionts activate honey bee immunity and limit pathogens.

Leonard SP, Powell JE, Perutka J, Geng P, Heckmann LC, Horak RD, Davies BW, Ellington AD, Barrick JE, Moran NA.

Science. 2020 Jan 31;367(6477):573-576. doi: 10.1126/science.aax9039. Epub 2020 Jan 30.


Coordination of host and symbiont gene expression reveals a metabolic tug-of-war between aphids and Buchnera.

Smith TE, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jan 28;117(4):2113-2121. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916748117. Epub 2020 Jan 21.


Division of labor in honey bee gut microbiota for plant polysaccharide digestion.

Zheng H, Perreau J, Powell JE, Han B, Zhang Z, Kwong WK, Tringe SG, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Dec 17;116(51):25909-25916. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916224116. Epub 2019 Nov 27.


Obligate bacterial endosymbionts limit thermal tolerance of insect host species.

Zhang B, Leonard SP, Li Y, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Dec 3;116(49):24712-24718. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1915307116. Epub 2019 Nov 18.


Links between metamorphosis and symbiosis in holometabolous insects.

Hammer TJ, Moran NA.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2019 Oct 14;374(1783):20190068. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0068. Epub 2019 Aug 26.


Gene Family Evolution in the Pea Aphid Based on Chromosome-Level Genome Assembly.

Li Y, Park H, Smith TE, Moran NA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2019 Oct 1;36(10):2143-2156. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz138.


Genome Evolution of the Obligate Endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola.

Chong RA, Park H, Moran NA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2019 Jul 1;36(7):1481-1489. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz082.


Correction for Raymann et al., "Pathogenicity of Serratia marcescens Strains in Honey Bees".

Raymann K, Coon KL, Shaffer Z, Salisbury S, Moran NA.

mBio. 2019 Feb 5;10(1). pii: e02855-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02855-18. No abstract available.


Honey bees as models for gut microbiota research.

Zheng H, Steele MI, Leonard SP, Motta EVS, Moran NA.

Lab Anim (NY). 2018 Nov;47(11):317-325. doi: 10.1038/s41684-018-0173-x. Epub 2018 Oct 23. Review.


Pathogenicity of Serratia marcescens Strains in Honey Bees.

Raymann K, Coon KL, Shaffer Z, Salisbury S, Moran NA.

mBio. 2018 Oct 9;9(5). pii: e01649-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01649-18. Erratum in: mBio. 2019 Feb 5;10(1):.


Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees.

Motta EVS, Raymann K, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Oct 9;115(41):10305-10310. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1803880115. Epub 2018 Sep 24.


Modulation of the honey bee queen microbiota: Effects of early social contact.

Powell JE, Eiri D, Moran NA, Rangel J.

PLoS One. 2018 Jul 12;13(7):e0200527. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200527. eCollection 2018.


Author Correction: Convergent evolution of a modified, acetate-driven TCA cycle in bacteria.

Kwong WK, Zheng H, Moran NA.

Nat Microbiol. 2018 Aug;3(8):960. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0195-6.


The role of the gut microbiome in health and disease of adult honey bee workers.

Raymann K, Moran NA.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018 Apr;26:97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2018.02.012. Epub 2018 Feb 8. Review.


Imidacloprid Decreases Honey Bee Survival Rates but Does Not Affect the Gut Microbiome.

Raymann K, Motta EVS, Girard C, Riddington IM, Dinser JA, Moran NA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Jun 18;84(13). pii: e00545-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00545-18. Print 2018 Jul 1.


Genome Sequences of Apibacter spp., Gut Symbionts of Asian Honey Bees.

Kwong WK, Steele MI, Moran NA.

Genome Biol Evol. 2018 Apr 1;10(4):1174-1179. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy076.


Genetic Engineering of Bee Gut Microbiome Bacteria with a Toolkit for Modular Assembly of Broad-Host-Range Plasmids.

Leonard SP, Perutka J, Powell JE, Geng P, Richhart DD, Byrom M, Kar S, Davies BW, Ellington AD, Moran NA, Barrick JE.

ACS Synth Biol. 2018 May 18;7(5):1279-1290. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00399. Epub 2018 Apr 13.


Microbiome Structure Influences Infection by the Parasite Crithidia bombi in Bumble Bees.

Mockler BK, Kwong WK, Moran NA, Koch H.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Mar 19;84(7). pii: e02335-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02335-17. Print 2018 Apr 1.


Evolutionary loss and replacement of Buchnera, the obligate endosymbiont of aphids.

Chong RA, Moran NA.

ISME J. 2018 Mar;12(3):898-908. doi: 10.1038/s41396-017-0024-6. Epub 2018 Jan 23.


Diversification of Type VI Secretion System Toxins Reveals Ancient Antagonism among Bee Gut Microbes.

Steele MI, Kwong WK, Whiteley M, Moran NA.

mBio. 2017 Dec 12;8(6). pii: e01630-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01630-17.


Antibiotics reduce genetic diversity of core species in the honeybee gut microbiome.

Raymann K, Bobay LM, Moran NA.

Mol Ecol. 2018 Apr;27(8):2057-2066. doi: 10.1111/mec.14434. Epub 2017 Dec 14.


A Distinctive and Host-Restricted Gut Microbiota in Populations of a Cactophilic Drosophila Species.

Martinson VG, Carpinteyro-Ponce J, Moran NA, Markow TA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Nov 16;83(23). pii: e01551-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01551-17. Print 2017 Dec 1.


Convergent evolution of a modified, acetate-driven TCA cycle in bacteria.

Kwong WK, Zheng H, Moran NA.

Nat Microbiol. 2017 Apr 28;2:17067. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.67. Erratum in: Nat Microbiol. 2018 Aug;3(8):960.


Dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees.

Kwong WK, Medina LA, Koch H, Sing KW, Soh EJY, Ascher JS, Jaffé R, Moran NA.

Sci Adv. 2017 Mar 29;3(3):e1600513. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1600513. eCollection 2017 Mar.


Honeybee gut microbiota promotes host weight gain via bacterial metabolism and hormonal signaling.

Zheng H, Powell JE, Steele MI, Dietrich C, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 2;114(18):4775-4780. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701819114. Epub 2017 Apr 18.


Immune system stimulation by the native gut microbiota of honey bees.

Kwong WK, Mancenido AL, Moran NA.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Feb 8;4(2):170003. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170003. eCollection 2017 Feb.


Antibiotic exposure perturbs the gut microbiota and elevates mortality in honeybees.

Raymann K, Shaffer Z, Moran NA.

PLoS Biol. 2017 Mar 14;15(3):e2001861. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001861. eCollection 2017 Mar.


The genome of Rhizobiales bacteria in predatory ants reveals urease gene functions but no genes for nitrogen fixation.

Neuvonen MM, Tamarit D, Näslund K, Liebig J, Feldhaar H, Moran NA, Guy L, Andersson SG.

Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 15;6:39197. doi: 10.1038/srep39197.


When Obligate Partners Melt Down.

Moran NA.

mBio. 2016 Nov 15;7(6). pii: e01904-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01904-16.


Genome-wide screen identifies host colonization determinants in a bacterial gut symbiont.

Powell JE, Leonard SP, Kwong WK, Engel P, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 29;113(48):13887-13892. Epub 2016 Nov 14.


Metabolism of Toxic Sugars by Strains of the Bee Gut Symbiont Gilliamella apicola.

Zheng H, Nishida A, Kwong WK, Koch H, Engel P, Steele MI, Moran NA.

mBio. 2016 Nov 1;7(6). pii: e01326-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01326-16.


Intraspecific genetic variation in hosts affects regulation of obligate heritable symbionts.

Chong RA, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 15;113(46):13114-13119. Epub 2016 Oct 31.


Evaluation of Virulence Gene Expression Patterns in Acinetobacter baumannii Using Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Array.

Lannan FM, O'conor DK, Broderick JC, Tate JF, Scoggin JT, Moran NA, Husson CM, Hegeman EM, Ogrydziak CE, Singh SA, Vafides AG, Brinkley CC, Goodin JL.

Mil Med. 2016 Sep;181(9):1108-13. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00437.


Insights into the roles of bacterial symbionts within flagellates of termite guts.

Moran NA.

Environ Microbiol Rep. 2016 Oct;8(5):559. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12471. No abstract available.


Old and new symbiotic partners in lachnine aphids.

Moran NA.

Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jan;19(1):7. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13516. Epub 2016 Sep 21. No abstract available.


Strain diversity and host specificity in a specialized gut symbiont of honeybees and bumblebees.

Powell E, Ratnayeke N, Moran NA.

Mol Ecol. 2016 Sep;25(18):4461-71. doi: 10.1111/mec.13787. Epub 2016 Sep 6.


Early gut colonizers shape parasite susceptibility and microbiota composition in honey bee workers.

Schwarz RS, Moran NA, Evans JD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Aug 16;113(33):9345-50. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606631113. Epub 2016 Aug 1.


Genome Sequence of Hafnia alvei bta3_1, a Bacterium with Antimicrobial Properties Isolated from Honey Bee Gut.

Tian B, Moran NA.

Genome Announc. 2016 Jun 9;4(3). pii: e00439-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00439-16.


Gut microbial communities of social bees.

Kwong WK, Moran NA.

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2016 Jun;14(6):374-84. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2016.43. Epub 2016 May 3. Review.


Apibacter adventoris gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the phylum Bacteroidetes isolated from honey bees.

Kwong WK, Moran NA.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2016 Mar;66(3):1323-1329. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000882. Epub 2016 Jan 6.


The Hologenome Concept: Helpful or Hollow?

Moran NA, Sloan DB.

PLoS Biol. 2015 Dec 4;13(12):e1002311. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002311. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Lineage-Specific Patterns of Genome Deterioration in Obligate Symbionts of Sharpshooter Leafhoppers.

Bennett GM, McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, Moran NA.

Genome Biol Evol. 2015 Aug 10;8(1):296-301. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv159.


Two gut community enterotypes recur in diverse bumblebee species.

Li J, Powell JE, Guo J, Evans JD, Wu J, Williams P, Lin Q, Moran NA, Zhang Z.

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 3;25(15):R652-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.031. No abstract available.


Genomics of the honey bee microbiome.

Moran NA.

Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2015 Aug 1;10:22-28.


Evolution of host specialization in gut microbes: the bee gut as a model.

Kwong WK, Moran NA.

Gut Microbes. 2015;6(3):214-20. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2015.1047129. Epub 2015 May 26. Review.


The Bacterium Frischella perrara Causes Scab Formation in the Gut of its Honeybee Host.

Engel P, Bartlett KD, Moran NA.

mBio. 2015 May 19;6(3):e00193-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00193-15.


Heritable symbiosis: The advantages and perils of an evolutionary rabbit hole.

Bennett GM, Moran NA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Aug 18;112(33):10169-76. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421388112. Epub 2015 Feb 23.


Experimental replacement of an obligate insect symbiont.

Moran NA, Yun Y.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 17;112(7):2093-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420037112. Epub 2015 Jan 5.


Genome Sequences of Lactobacillus sp. Strains wkB8 and wkB10, Members of the Firm-5 Clade, from Honey Bee Guts.

Kwong WK, Mancenido AL, Moran NA.

Genome Announc. 2014 Nov 13;2(6). pii: e01176-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01176-14.


Differential genome evolution between companion symbionts in an insect-bacterial symbiosis.

Bennett GM, McCutcheon JP, MacDonald BR, Romanovicz D, Moran NA.

mBio. 2014 Sep 30;5(5):e01697-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01697-14.

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