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Alexander Shumaker, graduate student in the Debashish Bhattacharya Laboratory at Rutgers University, is announced winner of the Pacific Biosciences 2017 Microbial SMRT Grant competition.

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Paul Bromann from Illumina interviews Debashish Bhattacharya and Dana Price in the Genomics Podcast "Genomics of Endosymbiosis - Cells Within Cells"



2018 Papers from the Bhattacharya Lab and Collaborators

Bhattacharya D, Qiu H, Lee J, Yoon HS, Weber APM, Price DC. 2018. When less is more: red algae as models for studying gene loss and genome evolution in eukaryotes. Crit Rev Plant Sci. [accepted]

Lee J, Yang EC, Graf L, Yang JH, Qi H,  Zelzion U, Chan CX, Stephens TG, Weber APM, Boo GH, Boo SM, Kim KM, Shin Y, Jung M, Lee SJ, Yim HS, Lee JY, Bhattacharya D*, Yoon HS*. 2018. Analysis of the draft genome of the red seaweed Gracilariopsis chorda provides insights into genome size evolution in Rhodophyta. Molecular Biology and Evolution [accepted].
*co-senior authors.

Chan, C. X., Vaysberg, P., Price, D. C., Pelletreau, K. P., Rumpho, M. E., and Bhattacharya, D. 2018. Active host response to algal symbionts in the sea slug Elysia chlorotica. Mol. Biol. Evol. [accepted].

Qiu, H., Rossoni, A., Weber, A. P. M., Yoon, H. S., and Bhattacharya, 2018. Unexpected conservation of the RNA splicing apparatus in the highly streamlined genome of Galdieria sulphuraria. BMC Evol. Biol. [accepted].

Zhang, N., Cai, G., Price, D. C., Crouch, J. A., Gladieux, P., Hillman, B., Khang, C. H., LeBrun, M-. H., Lee, Y.- H., Luo, J., Qiu, H., Veltri, D., Wisecaver, J. H., Zhu, J., and Bhattacharya, D. 2018. Genome wide analysis of the transition to pathogenic lifestyles in Magnaporthales fungi. Sci. Rep. [accepted].

Méheust, R., Bhattacharya, D., Pathmanathan, J. S., McInerney, J. O., Lopez, P., and Bapteste, E. 2018. Formation of chimeric genes with essential functions at the origin of eukaryotes. BMC Biol. 6(1):30.
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2017 Papers from the Bhattacharya Lab and Collaborators

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.
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Brawley SH, Blouin NA, Ficko-Blean E, Wheeler GL, Lohr M, Goodson HV, Jenkins JW,  Blaby-Haas CE,  Helliwell KE, Xin Chan Cl, Marriage TK, Bhattacharya D, Klein AS, Badis Y, Brodie , Cao Y, Collén J, Dittam SM, Gachon CMM, Green BR, Karpowicz SJ, Kim JW, Kudahl UJ, Lin S, Michel G, Mittag M, Olson BJSC, Pangilinan JL, Peng Y, Qiu H, Shuh S, Singer JT, Smith AG, Sprecher BN, Wagner V, Wang W, Wang Z-Y, Yan J,  Yarish C, Zäuner-Rieka S, Zhuang Y, Zou Y, Lindquist EA, Grimwood J, Barry KW,  Rokhsar DH, Schmutz J, Stiller JW, Grossman AR, Prochnik SE. 2017. Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 114:E6361-E6370.
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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.
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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]
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Brodie J, Chan CX, De Clerck O, Cock JM, Coelho SM, Gachon C, Grossman AR, Mock T, Raven JA, Smith AG, Yoon HS, Bhattacharya D. 2017. The algal revolution. Trends Plant Sci. 22:726-738.
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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.
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Putnam HM, Adams DK, Zelzion E, Wagner NE, Qiu H, Mass T, Falkowski PG, Gates RD, Bhattacharya D. 2017. Divergent evolutionary histories of DNA markers in a Hawaiian population of the coral Montipora capitata. PeerJ. 5:e3319.
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Price DC, Bhattacharya D. 2017. Robust Dinoflagellata phylogeny inferred from public transcriptome databases. J Phycol. 53:725-729.
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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.
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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.
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Cenci U, Bhattacharya D, Weber AP, Colleoni C, Subtil A, Ball SG. 2017. Biotic host-pathogen interactions as major drivers of plastid endosymbiosis. Trends Plant Sci. 22:316-328.
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Pandey RS, Saxena G, Bhattacharya D, Qiu H, Azad RK. 2017. Using complementary approaches to identify trans-domain nuclear gene transfers in the extremophile Galdieria sulphuraria (Rhodophyta). J Phycol. 53:7-11.
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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.
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