Peer-Reviewed Publications

The most current list of our publications can be found here at PubMed.
Undergraduate mentees are highlighted with asterisks (**) below.

Speare L., Woo M., Bultman K.M., Mandel M.J., Wollenberg M.S., and A.N. Septer. (2021) Host-Like conditions are required for T6SS-mediated competition among Vibrio fischeri light organ symbionts. mSphere. Aug 25;6(4):e0128820. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.01288-20. PMID: 34287008

Wasilko NP, Ceron JS, Baker ER, Cecere AG, Wollenberg MS, and T.I. Miyashiro. (2021) Vibrio fischeri imports and assimilates sulfate during symbiosis with Euprymna scolopes. Mol Microbiol. Sep;116(3):926-942. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14780. PMID: 34212439

Speare, L., Cecere, A., Guckes, K.R., Smith, S., Wollenberg, M.S., Mandel, M.J., Miyashiro, T. and A.N. Septer. (2018) Bacterial symbionts use a type VI secretion system to eliminate competitors in their natural host. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115(36): E8528-E8537. PMID: 30127013

Lentz, T.B., Ott, L.E., Robertson, S.D., Windsor, S.C., Kelly, J.B., Wollenberg, M.S., Dunn, R.R., and C.C. Goller. (2017) Unique down to our microbes: assessment of an inquiry-based metagenomics activityJ. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. 18(2): PMID: 28861131.

Wollenberg, A.C., *Jagdish, T.*, Slough, G., *Hoinville, M.*, and M.S. Wollenberg. (2016) Death Becomes Them: Bacterial community dynamics and stilbene antibiotic production in Galleria mellonella cadavers killed by Heterorhabditis/Photorhabdus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82(19): 5824-5837. PMID: 27451445.

Sun, Y., LaSota, E.D., Cecere, A.G., LaPenna, K.B., Larios-Valencia, J., Wollenberg, M.S., T. Miyashiro. (2016) Intraspecific competition impacts Vibrio fischeri strain diversity during initial colonization of the squid light organ. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82(10): 3082-91. PMID 27016564.

Wollenberg, M.S., Claesen, J., Escapa, I.F., *Aldridge, K.L.*, Fischbach, M.A., and K.P. Lemon. (2014) Propionibacterium-produced coproporphyrin III induces Staphylococcus aureus aggregation and biofilm formation. MBio. Jul 22; 5(4):e0128614. PMID 25053784.

Wollenberg, M.S., Preheim, S.P., Polz, M.P., and E.G. Ruby. (2012) Polyphyly of non-bioluminescent Vibrio fischeri sharing a lux-locus deletion.Environ. Micro. 14: 655-668. PMID 21980988.

Wollenberg, M.S. and E.G. Ruby. (2012) Phylogeny and fitness of Vibrio fischeri from the light organs of Euprymna scolopes in two Oahu, Hawaii populations. ISME J. 6: 352-362. PMID 21776028.

Bose, J.L., Wollenberg, M.S., Colton, D.M., Mandel, M.J., Septer, A.N., Dunn, A.K. and E.V Stabb. (2011) Contribution of rapid evolution of the luxR-luxI intergenic region to the diverse bioluminescence outputs of Vibrio fischeri strains isolated from different environments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 2445-2457. PMID 21317265.

Miyashiro, T.M., Wollenberg M.S., Cao X., Oehlert D., and E.G. Ruby. (2010) A single qrr gene is necessary and sufficient for LuxO-mediated regulation in Vibrio fischeri. Mol. Micro. 77: 1556-1567. PMID 20662783.

Pollack-Berti, A.G., Wollenberg M.S., and E.G. Ruby. (2010) Natural transformation of Vibrio fischeri requires tfoX and tfoY. Environ. Micro. 12: 2302-2311. PMID 21966921.

Wollenberg, M.S. and E.G. Ruby. (2009) Population structure of Vibrio fischeri within the light organs of Euprymna scolopes from two Oahu populations. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 193-202. PMID 18997024.

Mandel, M.J., Wollenberg M.S., Stabb E.V., Visick K.L., and E.G. Ruby. (2009) A single regulatory gene is sufficient to alter symbiosis host range. Nature. 458: 215-218. PMID 19182778.

Wollenberg, M.S. and S.M. Simon. (2004) Signal sequence cleavage of peptidyl-tRNA prior to release from the ribosome and translocon. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 24919-24922. PMID 15082722.