A. kondoi


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.


Professional History

Publications (last two years)

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Li Y, Zhang B, Moran NA. 2020. The aphid X chromosome is a dangerous place for functionally important genes: Diverse evolution of Hemipteran genomes based on chromosome-level assemblies. Mol Biol Evol. 2020 Apr 14;msaa095. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msaa095. Online ahead of print

Leonard SP, Powell JE, Perutka J, Geng P, Heckmann LC, Horak RD, Davies BW, Ellington AD, Barrick JE, Moran NA. 2020. Engineered symbionts activate honey bee immunity and limit pathogens. Science 367: 573-576. doi: 10.1126/science.aax9039

Smith TE, Moran NA. 2020. Coordination of host and symbiont gene expression reveals a metabolic tug-of-war between aphids and Buchnera. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jan 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916748117. [Epub ahead of print]

Zheng H, Perreau J, Powell JE, Han B, Zhang Z, Kwong WK, Tringe SG, Moran NA. 2019. Division of labor in honey bee gut microbiota for plant polysaccharide digestion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 27. pii: 201916224. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916224116. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhang B, Leonard SP, Li Y, NA Moran. 2019. Obligate bacterial endosymbionts limit thermal tolerance of insect host species. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 18. pii: 201915307. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1915307116. [Epub ahead of print]

Moran NA, Ochman H, Hammer TJ. 2019. Evolutionary and Ecological Consequences of Gut Microbial Communities. Annu Rev Ecol Syst.50: 451-475. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110617-062453

Hammer TJ, Moran NA. 2019. Links between metamorphosis and symbiosis in holometabolous insects. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 374:20190068. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0068.

Li Y, Park H, Smith TE, Moran NA. 2019. Gene family evolution in the pea aphid based on chromosome-level genome assembly. Mol Biol Evol.36: 2143-2156. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz138

Chong RA, Park H, Moran NA. 2019. Genome evolution of the obligate endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola. Mol Biol Evol. 36:1481-1489. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz082