NANCY MORAN LAB
A. kondoi

Research

My long-term interests are in the evolution of biological complexity, such as that apparent in complex life histories, in intimate interactions among species, and in species-diversity of clades and communities.

My focus is on symbiosis, particularly that between multicellular hosts and microbes.

Education

Professional History

Publications (last two years)

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Engel P, Kwong WK, McFrederick Q, Anderson KE, Barribeau SM, Chandler JA, Cornman RS, Dainat J, de Miranda JR, Doublet V, Emery O, Evans JD, Farinelli L, Flenniken ML, Granberg F, Grasis JA, Gauthier L, Hayer J, Koch H, Kocher S, Martinson VG, Moran N, Munoz-Torres M, Newton I, Paxton RJ, Powell E, Sadd BM, Schmid-Hempel P, Schmid-Hempel R, Song SJ, Schwarz RS, vanEngelsdorp D, Dainat B. 2016. The bee microbiome: impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions. mBio 7(2):e02164-15. doi:10.1128/mBio.02164-15.

Kwong WK, Moran NA. 2016. Gut microbial communities of social bees. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2016 May 3. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro.2016.43. [Epub ahead of print]

Kwong WK, Moran NA. 2016. Apibacter adventoris gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the phylum Bacteroidetes isolated from honey bees. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 66: 1323-1329. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000882

Moran NA, Sloan DB. 2015. The Hologenome Concept: Helpful or Hollow? PLoS Biol. 2015 Dec 4;13(12):e1002311. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002311

Bennett GM, McCutcheon JP, Mcdonald BR, Moran NA. 2015. Lineage-specific patterns of genome deterioration in obligate symbionts of sharpshooter leafhoppers. Genome Biol Evol. 2015 Aug 10. pii: evv159. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1093/gbe/evv159

Li J, Powell JE, Guo J, Evans JD, Wu J, Williams P, Lin Q, Moran NA, Zhang Z. 2015. Two gut community enterotypes recur in diverse bumblebee species. Curr Biol. 25: R652-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.031.

Moran NA. 2015. Genomics of the honey bee microbiome. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 10:22–28. doi: doi:10.1016/j.cois.2015.04.003

Kwong WK, Moran NA. 2015. Evolution of host specialization in gut microbes: the bee gut as a model. Gut Microbes. 6: 214-220. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2015.1047129

Engel P, Bartlett KD, Moran NA. 2015. The bacterium Frischella perrara causes scab formation in the gut of its honeybee host. MBio 6(3). pii: e00193-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00193-15.

Bennett GM, Moran NA. 2015. Heritable symbiosis: The advantages and perils of an evolutionary rabbit hole. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.112: 10169-10176. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421388112

Moran NA, Yun Y. 2015. Experimental replacement of an obligate insect symbiont. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112: 2093-2096. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420037112