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Please contact sequencing specialist Nicole Wagner for questions about
sequencing projects.

Please contact Genome Cooperative
bioinformaticist Udi ZelZion for questions regarding data analysis
If you are interested in joining the Genome Cooperative please contact:
  Debashish Bhattacharya
Tel: (848) 932-6218
102 Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Rd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Some recent papers by members:

Brodie J, Ball SG, Bouget F-Y, Chan CX, De Clerck O, Cock M, Gachon C, Grossman AR, Mock T, Raven J, Saha M, Smith AG, Vardi A, Yoon HS, Bhattacharya D. 2017. Biotic interactions as drivers of algal origin and evolution. New Phytol. (Invited Tansley Review) doi:10.1111/nph.14760.

Kim JI, Moore CE, Archibald JM, Bhattacharya D, Yi G, Yoon HS, Shin W. 2017. Evolutionary dynamics of cryptophyte plastid genomes. Genome Biol and Evol. 9:1859-1872.

Qiu H, Zelzion E, Putnam HM, Gates RD, Wagner NE, Adams DK, Bhattacharya D. 2017. Discovery of SCORs: Anciently derived, highly conserved gene-associated repeats in stony corals. Genomics. Jun 17. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2017.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Tripp EA, Zhang N, Schneider H, Huang Y, Mueller GM, Hu Z, Häggblom M, Bhattacharya D. 2017. Reshaping Darwin's tree: impact of the symbiome. Trends Ecol Evol. 32:552-555.

Zhang R, Nowack EC, Price DC, Bhattacharya D, Grossman AR. 2017. Impact of light intensity and quality on chromatophore and nuclear gene expression in Paulinella chromatophora, an amoeba with nascent photosynthetic organelles. Plant J. 90:221-234.

Qiu H, Lee JM, Yoon HS, Bhattacharya D. 2017. Hypothesis: gene-rich plastid genomes in red algae may be an outcome of nuclear genome reduction. J Phycol. 53:715-719.

Honig JA, Zelzion E, Wagner NE, Kubik C, Averello V, Vaiciunas J, Bhattacharya D, Bonos SA, Meyer WA. 2017. Microsatellite identification in perennial ryegrass using next-generation sequencing. Crop Sci. 57:1-10.


J. Luo, H. Qiu, G. Cai, N. E. Wagner, D. Bhattacharya & N. Zhang Phylogenomic analysis uncovers the evolutionary history of nutrition and infection mode in rice blast fungus and other Magnaporthales. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 9448.
D. Bhattacharya, H. Qiu, D. Price and HS. Yoon. 2014. Why we need more algal genomes. Journal of Phycology. 51 1-5 Jan 2015.
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A. Beck, P. K. Divakar, N. Zhang, M. C. Molina & L. Struwe. 2014. Evidence of ancient horizontal gene transfer between fungi and the terrestrial alga Trebouxia. Springer. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 30 December 2014.
Foflonker, F., D.C. Price, H. Qiu, B. Palenik, S. Wang, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Genome of the halotolerant green alga Picochlorum sp. reveals strategies for thriving under fluctuating environmental conditions. Environmental Microbiology [epub ahead of print] PMID: 24965277
Harel, A., Y. Bromberg, P.G. Falkowski, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Evolutionary history of redox metal-binding domains across the tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111:7042-7047.
Perrineau, M.M., E. Zelzion, J. Gross, D.C. Price, J. Boyd, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Evolution of salt tolerance in a laboratory reared population of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Environmental Microbiology 16:1755-1766.
Perrineau, M.M., J. Gross, E. Zelzion, D.C. Price, O. Levitan, J. Boyd, and D. Bhattacharya. 2014. Using natural selection to explore the adaptive potential of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. PLoS One 9:e92533.
Rockwell NC, D. Duanmu, S.S. Martin, C. Bachy, D.C. Price, D. Bhattacharya, A.Z. Worden, and J.C. Lagarias. 2014. Eukaryotic algal phytochromes span the visible spectrum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111:3871-3876.
Roy RS, Price DC, Schliep A, Cai G, Korobeynikov A, Yoon HS, Yang EC, Bhattacharya D. 2014. Single cell genome analysis of an uncultured heterotrophic stramenopile. Scientific Reports 4:4780.

Bhattacharya, D., D.C. Price, C.X. Chan, H. Qiu, N. Rose, S. Ball, A.P. Weber, M. Cecilia Arias, B. Henrissat, P.M. Coutinho, A. Krishnan, S. Zäuner, S. Morath, F. Hilliou, A. Egizi, M.M. Perrineau, and H.S. Yoon. 2013. Genome of the red alga Porphyridium purpureum. Nature Communications 4:1941.
Mass T, Drake JL, Haramaty L, Kim JD, Zelzion E, Bhattacharya D, Falkowski PG. 2013. Cloning and characterization of four novel coral acid-rich proteins that precipitate carbonates in vitro. Current Biology 23:1126-1131.
Gross J, Wajid S, Price DC, Zelzion E, Li J, Chan CX, Bhattacharya D. 2013. Evidence for widespread exonic small RNAs in the glaucophyte alga Cyanophora paradoxa. PLoS One 8:e67669.
Ball, S.G., A. Subtil, D. Bhattacharya, A. Moustafa, A.P.M. Weber, L. Gehre, C. Colleoni, M.-C. Arias, U. Cenci, and D. Dauvillée. 2013. Metabolic effectors secreted by bacterial pathogens: essential facilitators of plastid endosymbiosis? The Plant Cell. Jan;25(1):7-21
Facchinelli, F., M. Pribil, U. Oster, N. Ebert, D. Bhattacharya, D. Leister, and A. Weber. 2013. Proteomic analysis of the Cyanophora paradoxa muroplast provides clues on early events in plastid endosymbiosis. Planta: 2013 Feb;237(2):637-51 epub ahead of print

Bhattacharya D., Price D.C., Yoon H.S., Yang E.C., Poulton N.J., Andersen R.A., Das S.P. Single cell genome analysis supports a link between phagotrophy and primary plastid endosymbiosis. Scientific Reports 2, 10 April 2012, Article number: 356 (open access).
Price D.C., Chan C.X., Yoon H.S., Yang E.C., Qiu H., Weber A.P., Schwacke R., Gross J., Blouin N.A., Lane C., Reyes-Prieto A., Durnford D.G., Neilson J.A., Lang F.B., Gertraud Burger G., Steiner J.M., Löffelhardt W., Meuser J.E., Posewitz M.C., Ball S., Arias M.C., Henrissat B., Coutinho P.M., Rensing S.A., Symeonidi A., Doddapaneni H., Green B.R., Rajah V.D., Boore J., and Bhattacharya D. 2012.Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants. Science 17 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6070 pp. 843-847

Adams, D.K., M.A. Sewell, R.C. Angerer, and L.M. Angerer. 2011. Rapid adaptation to food availability by a dopamine-mediated morphogenetic response. Nature Communications. 2:592
Adams, D.K., D.J. McGillicuddy, L.M. Zamudio, A.M. Thurnherr, X. Liang, O. Rouxel, C.R. German, and L.M. Mullineaux. 2011. Surface-driven mesoscale eddies transport deep-sea products from hydrothermal vents. Science. 332:580-583
Yoon HS, Price DC, Stepanauskas R, Rajah VD, Sieracki ME, Wilson WH, Yang EC, Duffy S, Bhattacharya D. 2011. Single cell genomics reveals trophic interactions and evolutionary history of uncultured protists. Science 332:714-717.
Kerry O'Donnell, Deanna A. Sutton, Michael G. Rinaldi, Brice A. J. Sarver, S. Arunmozhi Balajee, Hans-Josef Schroers, Richard C. Summerbell, Vincent A. R. G. Robert, Pedro W. Crous, Ning Zhang, Takayuki Aoki, Kyongyong Jung, Jongsun Park, Yong-Hwan Lee, Seogchan Kang, Bongsoo Park, and David M. Geiser. Internet-Accessible DNA Sequence Database for Identifying Fusaria from Human and Animal Infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Oct. 2010, p. 3708–3718 Vol. 48, No. 10.
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Mullineaux, L.S., D. K. Adams, S.W. Mills, and S. E. Beaulieu. 2010. Larvae from afar colonize deep-sea hydrothermal vents after a catastrophic eruption. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107:7829-7834.
Laura M. Cortese, Joshua Honig, Chris Miller and Stacy A. Bonos. Genetic Diversity of Twelve Switchgrass Populations Using Molecular and Morphological Markers. 2010. BioEnergy Research Volume 3, Number 3, 262-271.
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Assaf Vardi, Benjamin A. S. Van Mooy, Helen F. Fredricks, Kimberly J. Popendorf, Justin E. Ossolinski, Liti Haramaty, Kay D. Bidle. Viral Glycosphingolipids Induce Lytic Infection and Cell Death in Marine Phytoplankton. Science 326, 861 (2009).
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