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Nature-Group Publications

  1. “Electricity from methane by reversing methanogenesis,” M. J. McAnulty, V. G. Poosarla, K.-Y. Kim, R. Jasso-Chávez, B. E. Logan, and T. K. Wood, Nature Communications 8:15419 (2017). (Highlighted by Nature Energy and Altmetric score 143).
  2. “An oxygen-sensitive toxin–antitoxin system,” O. Marimon, J. M. C. Teixeira, T. N. Cordeiro, V. W.C. Soo, T. L. Wood, M. Mayzel, I. Amata, J. García, A. Morera, M. Gay, M. Vilaseca, V. Y. Orekhov, T. K. Wood, and. M. Pons, Nature Communications 7:13634 (2016).
  3. “Persistence Increases in the Absence of the Alarmone Guanosine Tetraphosphate by Reducing Cell Growth,” N. Chowdhury, B. W. Kwan, and T. K. Wood, Scientific Reports 6:20519 (2016).
  4. “Physiological Function of Rac Prophage During Biofilm Formation and Regulation of Rac Excision in Escherichia coli K-12,” X. Liu, Y. Li, Y. Guo, Z. Zeng, B. Li, T. K. Wood, X. Cai, and X. Wang, Sci. Reports. 5:16074 (2015).
  5. “Can resistance against quorum-sensing interference be selected?,” R. García-Contreras, T. Maeda, and T. K Wood, Nature ISMEJ on-line (2015).
  6. “Quorum sensing enhancement of the stress response promotes resistance to quorum quenching and prevents social cheating,” R. García-Contreras, L. Nuñez-López, R. Jasso-Chávez, B. W. Kwan, J. A. Belmont, A. Rangel-Vega, T. Maeda, and T. K. Wood, Nature ISMEJ 9:115–125 (2014).
  7. de novo Synthesis of a Bacterial Toxin/Antitoxin System,” V. W. C. Soo, Hsin-Yao Cheng, Brian W. Kwan, and T. K. Wood, Scientific Reports 4: 4807 (2014).
  8. “Antitoxin MqsA Represses Curli Formation Through the Master Biofilm Regulator CsgD,” V. W. C. Soo and T. K. Wood, Scientific Reports 3 : 3186 (2013).
  9. “Bacteria Mediate Oviposition by the Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), (Dipteria: Stratiomyidae),” L. Zheng, T. Crippen, L. Holmes, B. Singh, M. L. Pimsler, E. Benbow, A. M. Tarone, S. Dowd, Z. Yu, S. L. Vanlaerhoven, T. K. Wood, and J. K. Tomberlin, Scientific Reports on-line (2013).
  10. “A New Type V Toxin-Antitoxin System Where mRNA for Toxin GhoT is Cleaved by Antitoxin GhoS,” X. Wang, D. M. Lord, H.-Y. Cheng, D. O. Osbourne, S. H. Hong, V. Sanchez-Torres, C. Quiroga, K. Zhang, T. Herrmann, W. Peti, M. J. Benedik, R. Page, and T. K. Wood, Nature Chemical Biology 8:855-861, 2012. (Highlighted by Nature Chemical Biology and Faculty 1000 Prime).
  11. Proteus mirabilis interkingdom swarming signals attract blow flies,” Q. Ma, A. Fonseca, W. Liu, A. T. Fields, M. L. Pimsler, A. F. Spindola, A. M. Tarone, T. L. Crippen, J. K. Tomberlin and Thomas K. Wood, Nature ISME Journal. 1–11 (2012). (featured article).
  12. “Synthetic quorum sensing circuit to control consortial biofilm formation and dispersal in a microfluidic device,” S. H. Hong, M. Hegde, J. Kim, X. Wang, A. Jayaraman, and T. K. Wood, Nature Commun. 3: 613 (2012). (highlighted by Nature Biotechnology)
  13. “Quorum quenching quandary: resistance to antivirulence compounds,” T. Maeda, R. Garcia-Contreras, M. Pu, L. Sheng, L. R. Garcia, M. Tomas, and T. K. Wood, Nature ISME Journal. 6:493 (2012). (highlighted by Nature Reviews Microbiology and featured article by ISMEJ).
  14. “Antitoxin MqsA helps mediate the bacterial general stress response,” X. Wang, Y. Kim, S. H. Hong, Q. Ma, B. L. Brown, M. Pu, A. M. Tarone, M. J. Benedik, W. Peti, R. Page, and T. K. Wood, Nat. Chem. Biol., 7: 359-366 (2011). (featured by NIH NIGMS and highlighted by Nature Chemical Biology).
  15. “IS5 inserts upstream of the master motility operon flhDC in a quasi-Lamarckian way,” X. Wang and T. K. Wood, Nature ISME Journal. 5: 1517-1525 (2011).
  16. “Cryptic prophages help bacteria cope with adverse environments,” X. Wang, Y. Kim, Q. Ma, S. H. Hong, K. Pokusaeva, J. M. Sturino, and T. K. Wood, Nat. Commun., 1: 147 (2010). (featured by NIH NIGMS).
  17. “Control and benefits of CP4-57 prophage excision in Escherichia coli biofilms,” X. Wang, Y. Kim, and T. K. Wood, Nature ISME Journal, 3: 1164-1179 (2009). (featured article).
  18. “Indole cell signaling occurs primarily at low temperatures in Escherichia coli,” J. Lee, X.-S. Zhang, M. Hegde, W. E. Bentley, A. Jayaraman, and T. K. Wood, Nature ISME Journal. 2: 1007-1023 (2008). (featured article).
  19. Escherichia coli transcription factor YncC (McbR) regulates colanic acid and biofilm formation by repressing expression of periplasmic protein YbiM (McbA),” X.-S. Zhang, R. Garcia Contreras, and T. K. Wood, Nature ISME Journal. 2: 615-631 (2008).
  20. “A Stochastic Model of E. coli AI-2 Quorum Signal Circuit Reveals Alternative Synthesis Pathways,” J. Li, L. Wang, Y. Hashimoto, C.-H. Tsao, T. K. Wood, J. J. Valdez, E. Zafiriou, W. E. Bentley, Nature/EMBO Molecular Systems Biolog 2: 67 (2006).
  21. “Aerobic Degradation of Tetrachloroethylene by Toluene-o-Xylene Monooxygenase of Pseudomonas stutzeri OX1,” D. Ryoo, H. Shim, P. Barbieri, and T. K. Wood, Nature Biotechnology 18: 775-778 (2000). (press release).

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