Journal Articles

Chaston JM, Dobson AJ, Newell PD, Douglas AE. Host genetic control of the microbiota mediates the Drosophila nutritional phenotype. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2015 Nov.

Dobson AJ, Chaston JM, Newell P, Donahue L, Hermann S, Sannino D, Westmiller S, Clark A, Lazzaro B, Douglas AE. Host genetic determinants of microbiota-dependent nutrition revealed by genome-wide analysis of Drosophila melanogaster. Nature Communications. 2015;18(6):6312.

Newell PD, Chaston JM, Wang Y, Winans NJ, Sannino D, Wong AC, Dobson AJ, Kagle J, Douglas AE. In vivo function and comparative genomic analyses of the Drosophila gut microbiota identify candidate symbiosis factors. Frontiers in Microbiology - Microbial Symbioses. 2014 Oct.

Chaston JM, Newell PD, Douglas AE. Metagenome-Wide Association of Microbial Determinants of Host Phenotype in Drosophila melanogaster. mBio. 2014 Sep;5(5):e01631-14.

Veesenmeyer JL, Andersen AW, Lu X, Hussa EA, Murfin KE, Chaston JM, Dillman A, Wassarman KM, Sternberg PW, Goodrich-Blair H. NilD CRISPR RNA contributes to Xenorhabdus nematophila colonization of symbiotic host nematodes. Molecular microbiology. 2014 Sep;93(5):1026-42.

Jing X, Wong AC, Chaston JM, Colvin J, McKenzie CL, Douglas AE. The bacterial communities in plant phloem-sap-feeding insects. 2014 Mar;23(6):1433-44.

Wong AC, Chaston JM, Douglas AE. The inconstant gut microbiota of Drosophila species revealed by 16S rRNA gene analysis. The ISME journal. 2013 Oct;7(10):1922-32.

Chaston JM, Murfin KE, Heath-Heckman EA, Goodrich-Blair H. Previously unrecognized stages of species-specific colonization in the mutualism between Xenorhabdus bacteria and Steinernema nematodes. Cellular microbiology. 2013 Sep;15(9):1545-59.

Murfin KE, Chaston JM, Goodrich-Blair H. Visualizing bacteria in nematodes using fluorescent microscopy. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 2012 Oct.

Chaston JM, Douglas AE. Making the most of "omics" for symbiosis research. The Biological bulletin. 2012 Aug;223(1):21-9.

Bhasin A, Chaston JM, Goodrich-Blair H. Mutational analyses reveal overall topology and functional regions of NilB, a bacterial outer membrane protein required for host association in a model of animal-microbe mutualism. Journal of bacteriology. 2012 Apr;194(7):1763-76.

Sugar DR, Murfin KE, Chaston JM, Andersen AW, Richards GR, deLéon L, Baum JA, Clinton WP, Forst S, Goldman BS, et al. Phenotypic variation and host interactions of Xenorhabdus bovienii SS-2004, the entomopathogenic symbiont of Steinernema jollieti nematodes. Environmental microbiology. 2012 Apr;14(4):924-39.

Dillman A, Chaston JM, Adams BJ, Ciche TA, Goodrich-Blair H, Stock SP, Sternberg PW. An entomopathogenic nematode by any other name. PLoS pathogens. 2012 Jan;8(3):e1002527.

Chaston JM, Dillman A, Shapiro-Ilan DI, Bilgrami AL, Gaugler R, Hopper KR, Adams BJ. Outcrossing and crossbreeding recovers deteriorated traits in laboratory cultured Steinernema carpocapsae nematodes. International journal for parasitology. 2011 Jun;41(7):801-9.

Chaston JM, Suen G, Tucker SL, Andersen AW, Bhasin A, Bode E, Bode HB, Brachmann AO, Cowles CE, Cowles KN, et al. The entomopathogenic bacterial endosymbionts Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus: convergent lifestyles from divergent genomes. PloS one. 2011 Jan;6(11):e27909.

Chaston JM, Goodrich-Blair H. Common trends in mutualism revealed by model associations between invertebrates and bacteria. FEMS microbiology reviews. 2010 Jan;34(1):41-58.

Adhikari BN, Lin CY, Bai X, Ciche TA, Grewal PS, Dillman A, Chaston JM, Shapiro-Ilan DI, Bilgrami AL, Gaugler R, et al. Transcriptional profiling of trait deterioration in the insect pathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. BMC genomics. 2009 Dec;10:609.

Adams BJ, Wall DH, Gozel U, Dillman A, Chaston JM, Hogg ID. The southernmost worm, Scottnema lindsayae (Nematoda): diversity, dispersal and ecological stability. Polar Biology. 2007;30:809-815.


Chaston JM. Genetic influence of the Drosophila melanogaster microbiome on host nutrition and behavior. University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. 2015 .

Chaston JM, Dobson AJ, Douglas AE. Effects of Wolbachia on Drosophila nutrition and microbiome. Drosophila Conference 2015. Chicago, IL. 2015 .

Chaston JM. Finding determinants of microbial community structure and function using genome-wide association. 5th ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes. Washington, DC. 2014 .