Publications of Lab Members with Abstracts

Recent Publications

Naito, M., J. B. Morton, and T. E. Pawlowska. 2015. Minimal genomes of mycoplasma-related endobacteria are plastic and contain host-derived genes for sustained life within Glomeromycota. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. doi/10.1073/pnas.1501676112.

Toomer K. H., X. Chen, M. Naito, S. J. Mondo, H. C. den Bakker, N. W. VanKuren, Y. Lekberg, J. B. Morton, and T. E. Pawlowska 2015. The mycoplasma-related endobacteria of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: lifestyle, distribution, and symbiosis antiquity. Molecular Ecology (in press).

Bills, R. J. and J. B. Morton. 2015. Morphology and 28S rRNA gene sequences provide grouping and ranking criteria to merge eight into three Ambispora species (Ambisporaceae, Glomeromycota). Mycorrhiza doi:10.1007/s00572-015-062607.

Morton, J. B., V. A. Benedito, D. G. Panaccione, and M. A. Jenks. 2014. Potential for industrial application of microbes in symbioses that influence plant productivity and sustainability in agriculture, natural, or restored ecosystems. Industrial Biotechnology 10:347-353.

Redecker, D., A. Schüßler, H. Stockinger, S. Stürmer, J. Morton, and C. Walker. 2013. An evidence-based consensus for the classification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi ( Glomeromycota). Mycorrhiza doi:10.1007/s00572-013-0486-y.

Purin, S. and J. B. Morton. 2013. Anastomosis behavior differs between asymbiotic and symbiotic hyphae of Rhizophagus clarusMycologia 106:52-58.

Mondo, S. J., K. H. Toomer, J. B. Morton, Y. Lekberg and T. E. Pawlowska. 2012. Evolutionary stability of a 400-million-year-old heritable facultative mutualism. Evolution 66:2564-2576.

VanKuren, N. W., H. C. den Bakker, J. B. Morton, and T. Pawlowska. 2012. Large effective population size stalls the advance of Muller’s ratchet and contributes to rRNA gene diversity in asexual GlomeromycotaEvolution 67:207-224.

Antunes, Pedro M., A. M. Koch, J. B. Morton, M. C. Rillig, and J. N. Klironomos. 2011. Evidence for functional divergence in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from contrasting climatic origins. New Phytologist 189:507-514.

Purin, S. and J. B. Morton. 2011. In situ analysis of anastomosis in representative genera of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza 21:505-514.

Den Bakker, H. C., N. W. VanKuren, J. B. Morton, and T. E. Pawlowska. 2010. Clonality and recombination in the life history of an asexual arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27:2474-2486.

Kaonongbua, W., J. B. Morton, and J. D. Bever. 2010. Taxonomic revision of the genus Acaulospora (Glomeromycota) and description of Acaulospora colliculosa sp. nov. from a tallgrass prairie. Mycologia 102:1497-1509.

Morton, J. B. and Z. Msiska. 2010. Ontogeny and phylogeny of a Scutellospora heterogama mutant, with implications for species variation in Glomeromycota. Fungal Biology 114:410-420.

Morton, J. B. and Z. Msiska. 2010. Genetic and morphological characters do not support revised ranking of Scutellospora species (Gigasporaceae, Glomeromycota) into three families and four genera. Mycorrhiza 20:483-496.

Morton, J., E. Grace, and D. Wipf. 2010. Perspectives on ICOM 6 “beyond the roots.” Mycorrhiza 20:289-291.