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Isolation, characterisation and genome assembly of Barnettozyma botsteinii sp. nov. and novel strains of Kurtzmaniella quercitrusa isolated from the intestinal tract of the termite Macrotermes bellicosus.

Author(s): Gerard Arrey; Guangshuo Li; Robert Murphy; Leandro Guimaraes; Sefa Alizadeh; Michael Poulsen; Birgitte Regenberg
Published in: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, Issue Vol 11, Iss 12, 2021, Page(s) jkab342, ISSN 2160-1836
Publisher: Genetics Society of America
DOI: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab342

Disentangling the Relative Roles of Vertical Transmission, Subsequent Colonizations, and Diet on Cockroach Microbiome Assembly

Author(s): Justinn Renelies-Hamilton, Kristjan Germer, David Sillam-Dussès, Kasun H. Bodawatta, Michael Poulsen
Published in: mSphere, Issue 6/1, 2021, Page(s) e01023-20, ISSN 2379-5042
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Journals
DOI: 10.1128/msphere.01023-20

Adaptations of <i>Pseudoxylaria</i> towards a comb-associated lifestyle in fungus-farming termite colonies

Author(s): Janis Fricke; Felix Schalk; Nina B Kreuzenbeck; Elena Seibel; Judith Hoffmann; Georg Dittmann; Benjamin H Conlon; Huijuan Guo; Z Wilhelm de Beer; Daniel Giddings Vassão; Gerd Gleixner; Michael Poulsen; Christine Beemelmanns
Published in: The ISME Journal, Issue 17, 2022, Page(s) 733–747, ISSN 1751-7370
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41396-023-01374-4

The Termite Fungal Cultivar Termitomyces Combines Diverse Enzymes and Oxidative Reactions for Plant Biomass Conversion

Author(s): Felix Schalk, Cene Gostinčar, Nina B. Kreuzenbeck, Benjamin H. Conlon, Elisabeth Sommerwerk, Patrick Rabe, Immo Burkhardt, Thomas Krüger, Olaf Kniemeyer, Axel A. Brakhage, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Jeroen S. Dickschat, Michael Poulsen, Christine Beemelmanns
Published in: mBio, Issue 12/3, 2021, ISSN 2150-7511
Publisher: ASM
DOI: 10.1128/mbio.03551-20

Species- and Caste-Specific Gut Metabolomes in Fungus-Farming Termites

Author(s): Kasun Bodawatta; Michael Poulsen; Suzanne Schmidt; Nanna Hjort Vidkjær; Christine Beemelmanns; Haofu Hu
Published in: Metabolites, Issue Volume 11; Issue 12, 2022, Page(s) 839, ISSN 2218-1989
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/metabo11120839

Female‐biased sex allocation and lack of inbreeding avoidance in Cubitermes termites

Author(s): Veronica M. Sinotte, Benjamin H. Conlon, Elena Seibel, Jan W. Schwitalla, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Michael Poulsen, Nick Bos
Published in: Ecology and Evolution, Issue 11/10, 2021, Page(s) 5598-5605, ISSN 2045-7758
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7462

Comparative Genomic and Metabolomic Analysis of <i>Termitomyces</i> Species Provides Insights into the Terpenome of the Fungal Cultivar and the Characteristic Odor of the Fungus Garden of <i>Macrotermes natalensis</i> Termites

Author(s): Nina B. Kreuzenbeck; Elena Seibel; Jan W. Schwitalla; Janis Fricke; Benjamin H. Conlon; Suzanne Schmidt; Almuth Hammerbacher; Tobias G. Köllner; Michael Poulsen; Dirk Hoffmeister; Christine Beemelmanns
Published in: mSystems, Issue 7, 2022, Page(s) e0121421, ISSN 2379-5077
Publisher: ASM
DOI: 10.1128/msystems.01214-21

GNPS-guided discovery of xylacremolide C and D, evaluation of their putative biosynthetic origin and bioactivity studies of xylacremolide A and B

Author(s): Felix Schalk, Janis Fricke, Soohyun Um, Benjamin H. Conlon, Hannah Maus, Nils Jäger, Thorsten Heinzel, Tanja Schirmeister, Michael Poulsen, Christine Beemelmanns
Published in: RSC Advances, Issue 11/31, 2021, Page(s) 18748-18756, ISSN 2046-2069
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d1ra00997d

Disentangling the relative roles of vertical transmission, subsequent colonizations and diet on cockroach microbiome assembly

Author(s): Justinn Renelies-Hamilton; Kristjan Germer; David Sillam-Dussès; Kasun H. Bodawatta; Michael Poulsen
Published in: mSphere, Issue 6, 2021, ISSN 2379-5042
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4074900

Disease-free monoculture farming by fungus-growing termites.

Author(s): Saria Otani; Saria Otani; Victoria L. Challinor; Nina B. Kreuzenbeck; Sara Kildgaard; Søren Krath Christensen; Louise Lee Munk Larsen; Louise Lee Munk Larsen; Duur K. Aanen; Silas Anselm Rasmussen; Christine Beemelmanns; Michael Poulsen
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 9, 2019, Page(s) 8819, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45364-z

Make the environment protect you from disease: elevated CO2 inhibits antagonists of the fungus-farming termite symbiosis

Author(s): Suzanne Schmidt; Nick Bos; Robert Murphy; N’Golo A. Koné; N’Golo A. Koné; Kolotchelema S. Silué; Kolotchelema S. Silué; Nicolai V. Meyling; Michael Poulsen
Published in: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Issue 11, 2023, Page(s) 1134492, ISSN 2296-701X
Publisher: Frontiers
DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2023.1134492

Morphometrics, Distribution, and DNA Barcoding: An Integrative Identification Approach to the Genus Odontotermes (Termitidae: Blattodea) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Author(s): Maid Zaman; Imtiaz Ali Khan; Suzanne Schmidt; Robert Murphy; Michael Poulsen
Published in: MDPI Forests, Issue 13, 2022, Page(s) 674, ISSN 1999-4907
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/f13050674

Isolation, (bio)synthetic studies and evaluation of antimicrobial properties of drimenol-type sesquiterpenes of Termitomyces fungi

Author(s): Nina B. Kreuzenbeck; Seema Dhiman; Dávid Roman; Immo Burkhardt; Benjamin H. Conlon; Janis Fricke; Huijuan Guo; Janis Blume; Helmar Görls; Michael Poulsen; Jeroen S. Dickschat; Tobias G. Köllner; Hans-Dieter Arndt; Christine Beemelmanns
Published in: Communications Chemistry, Issue 10, 2023, Page(s) 79, ISSN 2399-3669
Publisher: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/s42004-023-00871-z

Extensive inheritance of gut microbial communities in a superorganismal termite

Author(s): Veronica Sinotte; Justinn Renelies-Hamilton; Sergio Andreu-Sánchez; Mireille Vasseur-Cognet; Michael Poulsen
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Issue 290, 2023, Page(s) 20231559, ISSN 1471-2954
Publisher: Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2023.1559

Orthogonal protocols for DNA extraction from filamentous fungi

Author(s): Jonathan Zvi Shik; Michael Poulsen; Suzanne Schmidt; Benjamin Conlon
Published in: STAR Protocols, Issue vol. 3 , no. 1, 2022, Page(s) 101126, ISSN 2666-1667
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.xpro.2022.101126

Tripartite Symbiotic Digestion of Lignocellulose in the Digestive System of a Fungus-Growing Termite

Author(s): Farhan Ahmad; Guiying Yang; Yaning Zhu; Michael Poulsen; Wuhan Li; Ting Yu; Jianchu Mo
Published in: mSpectrum, Issue Vol. 10, No. 6, 2022, Page(s) 01234-22, ISSN 2165-0497
Publisher: ASM
DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.01234-22

Foraging Macrotermes natalensis Fungus-Growing Termites Avoid a Mycopathogen but Not an Entomopathogen

Author(s): Kasun Bodawatta, Michael Poulsen, Nick Bos
Published in: Insects, Issue 10/7, 2019, Page(s) 185, ISSN 2075-4450
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/insects10070185

Synergies Between Division of Labor and Gut Microbiomes of Social Insects

Author(s): Veronica M. Sinotte, Justinn Renelies-Hamilton, Benjamin A. Taylor, Kirsten M. Ellegaard, Panagiotis Sapountzis, Mireille Vasseur-Cognet, Michael Poulsen
Published in: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Issue 7, 2020, ISSN 2296-701X
Publisher: Frontiers
DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00503

Comparative Genomic and Metabolic Analysis of Streptomyces sp. RB110 Morphotypes Illuminates Genomic Rearrangements and Formation of a New 46-Membered Antimicrobial Macrolide.

Author(s): Soohyun Um; Huijuan Guo; Sirinthra Thiengmag; René Benndorf; Robert Murphy; Maja Rischer; Daniel F.O. Braga; Michael Poulsen; Z. Wilhelm de Beer; Gerald Lackner; Christine Beemelmanns
Published in: ACS chemical biology, Issue vol. 16 , no. 8, 2021, Page(s) 1482-1492, ISSN 1554-8929
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.1c00357

Avian gut microbiomes taking flight

Author(s): Kasun H. Bodawatta; Sarah M. Hird; Kirsten Grond; Michael Poulsen; Knud A. Jønsson
Published in: Trends in Microbiology, Issue 30(3), 2022, Page(s) 268-280, ISSN 0966-842X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2021.07.003

You don’t have the guts: a diverse set of fungi survive passage through Macrotermes bellicosus termite guts

Author(s): Nick Bos, Leandro Guimaraes, Romen Palenzuela, Justinn Renelies-Hamilton, Lorrie Maccario, Simon Kolotchèlèma Silue, N.’golo Abdoulaye Koné, Michael Poulsen
Published in: BMC Evolutionary Biology, Issue 20/1, 2020, ISSN 1471-2148
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-020-01727-z

The chemical ecology of the fungus-farming termite symbiosis

Author(s): Suzanne Schmidt, Sara Kildgaard, Huijuan Guo, Christine Beemelmanns, Michael Poulsen
Published in: Natural Product Reports, 2021, ISSN 0265-0568
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d1np00022e

Comparative Genomics Reveals Prophylactic and Catabolic Capabilities of Actinobacteria within the Fungus-Farming Termite Symbiosis

Author(s): Robert Murphy, René Benndorf, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, John Vollmers, Anne-Kristin Kaster, Christine Beemelmanns, Michael Poulsen
Published in: mSphere, Issue 6/2, 2021, ISSN 2379-5042
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
DOI: 10.1128/msphere.01233-20

RibDif2: expanding amplicon analysis to full genomes

Author(s): Robert Murphy; Mikael Lenz Strube
Published in: Bioinformatics Advances, Issue 3, 2024, Page(s) vbad111, ISSN 2635-0041
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/bioadv/vbad111

Learning from Nature: understanding sustainable antibiotic use

Author(s): Michael Poulsen, Nick Bos, Sara Kildgaard
Published in: Health Europa, Issue 7, 2018, Page(s) 176-179
Publisher: Health Europa

Impact of microbial symbionts on fungus-farming termites and their derived ecosystem functions

Author(s): Robert Murphy, Veronica M. Sinotte, Suzanne Schmidt, Guangshuo Li, Justinn Renelies- Hamilton, N’Golo A. Koné and Michael Poulsen
Published in: Assessing the Microbiological Health of Ecosystems, 2022, Page(s) 185-210, ISBN 9781119678328
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1002/9781119678304.ch8

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