Selected Recent Research

Reduction-dependent siderophore assimilation in a model pennate diatom

Coale, T.H., Horák, A., Obornik, M., Allen, A.E. (2019). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Euphotic zone nitrification in the California Current Ecosystem

Stephens, B.M., Wankel, S.D., Beman, J.M., Rabines, A., Allen, A.E., Aluwihare, L.I. (2019). Limnology and Oceanography

Evolution and regulation of nitrogen flux through compartmentalized metabolic networks in a marine diatom

Smith, S.R., Dupont, C.L., McCarthy, J.K., Broddrick, J.T., Oborník, M., Aleš Horák, A., Füssy, Z., Cihlář, J., Zheng, H., McCrow, J.P., Hixson, Kleessen, S., Araújo, W., Nunes-Nesi, A., Fernie, A., Nikoloski Z., Palsson, B.O., Allen, A.E. (2019) Nature Communications

Manganese and iron deficiency in Phaeocystis antarctica and the implications for Southern Ocean productivity

Wu, M., McCain, S.P., Rowland, E., Middag, R., Sandgren, M., Allen, A.E., Bertrand, E.B. (2019) Nature Communications

Diel transcriptional response of a California Current plankton microbiome to light, low iron, and enduring viral infection

Kolody, B., McCrow, J., Zeigler-Allen, L., Aylward, F., Fontanez, K., Moustafa, A., Moniruzzaman, M., Chavez, F., Scholin, C., Allen, E., Worden, A., DeLong, E.F., Allen, A.E (2019) The ISME Journal

Silicon limitation facilitates virus infection and mortality of diatoms

Kranzler, C.F., Krause, J.W., Brzenzinski,, M.A., Edwards, B.R., Biggs, W.P., Maniscalco, M., McCrow, J.P., Van Mooy, B.A.S., Bidle, K.D., Allen, A.E., Thamatrakoln, K. (2019) Nature Microbiology

Cross-compartment metaoblic coupling enables flexible photoprotective mechanisms in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Broddrick J.T., Du N., Smith S.R., Tsuji Y., Jallet D., Ware M.A., Peers G., Matsuda Y., Dupont C.L., Mitchell B.G., Palsson B.O., Allen A.E. (2019) New Phytologist

Carbonate sensitive phytotransferrin controls high affinity iron uptake in diatoms

McQuaid, J.B., Kustka, A.B., Oborník, M., Horák, A., McCrow, J.P., Karas, B.J., Zheng, H., Andersson, A.J., Barbeau, K.A., Allen, A.E. (2018) Nature

Biosynthesis of the amnesic shellfish poison domoic acid in a bloom forming diatom

Brunson, J.K., McKinnie, S.M.K., Chekan, J.R., McCrow, J.P., Miles, Z.D., Bertrand, E.M., Bielinski, V.A., Luhavaya, Obornik, M., Smith, G.J., Hutchins, D.A., Allen, A.E., Moore, B.S. (2018) Science

Pervasive iron limitation at subsurface chlorophyll maxima of the California Current

Hogle S., Dupont, C.L., Hopkinson, B., King, A.L., Buck, K.N., Roe, K.L., Stuart, R.K., Allen, A.E., Mann, E.L., Johnson, Z., Barbeau, K. (2018) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Colony formation in Phaeocystis antarctica: connecting molecular mechanisms with iron Biogeochemistry

Bender, S.J., Moran, D., McIlvin, M., Zheng, H., McCrow, J.P., Allen, A.E., Saito, M. (2018) Biogeosciences

Downregulation of mitochondrial alternative oxidase affects chloroplast function, redox status and stress response in a marine diatom

Murik, O., Tirichine, L., Prihoda, J., Thomas, Y., Araújo, W., Allen, A.E., Fernie, A., and Bowler, C. (2018) New Phytologist

Impact of temperature, CO2, and iron on nutrient uptake by a late-season microbial community from the Ross Sea

Spackeen, J.L., Sipler, R.E., Bertrand, E.B., Xu, K., McQuaid, J.B., Walworth, N.G., Hutchins, D.A., Allen, A.E., Bronk, D.A. (2018) Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Stoichiometric N:P ratios, temperature, and iron impact carbon and nitrogen uptake by Ross Sea microbial communities

Spackeen, J.L., Bronk, D.A., Sipler, R.E., Bertrand, E.M., Hutchins, D.A., Allen, A.E. (2018) Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Evolutionary genomics of a cold-adapted diatom, Fragilariopsis cylindrus

Mock, T., Otillar, R.P., Strauss, J., McMullan, M., Paajanen, P., Schmutz, J., Salamov, S., Sanges, R., Toseland, A., Ward, B.J., Allen, A.E., et al. (2017) Nature

Nitrate reductase knockout uncouples nitrate transport from nitrate assimilation and drives repartitioning of carbon flux in a model pennate diatom

McCarthy, J., Smith, S., McCrow, J., Tan, M., Zheng, H., Beeri, K., Roth, R., Lichtle, C., Goodenough, U., Bowler, C., Dupont, C., Allen, A.E. (2017) The Plant Cell

Diatom centromeres suggest a mechanism for nuclear DNA acquisition

Diner, R.E, Noddings, C.M., Lian, N.C., Kang, A.K., McQuaid, J.B., Jablanovic, J., Nguyen, Anzelmatti, M.A., Espinoza, J.L., Jansson, J., McCrow, J.P., Bielinski, V.A., Karas, B.J., Dupont, C.L., Allen, A.E., Weyman, P.D. (2017) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Probing the evolution, ecology, and physiology of marine protists using transcriptomics

Caron, D.A., Alexander, H., Allen, A.E., et al. (2017) Nature Reviews Microbiology

Transcriptional orchestration of the global cellular response of a model pennate diatom to diel light cycling under iron limitation

Smith, S.R., Gillard, J.T.F., Kustka, A., McCrow, J.P., Badger, J.H., Zheng, H., Dupont, C.L., Obata, T., Fernie, A.R., Allen, A.E. (2016) PLoS Genetics

Phytoplankton-bacterial interactions mediate micronutrient colimitation at the coastal Antarctic sea ice edge

Bertrand, E.M., McCrow, J.P., Moustafa, A., Zheng, H., McQuaid, J., Delmont, T., Post, A.F., Sipler, R., Spackeen, J.L., Xu, K., Bronk, D.A., Hutchins, D.A., Allen, A.E. (2015) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Designer diatom episomes delivered by bacterial conjugation

Karas BJ, Diner RE, Lefebvre SC, McQuaid J, Phillips APR, Noddings CM, Brunson JK, Valas RE, Deerinck TJ, Jablanovic J, Gillard JTF, Beeri K, Ellisman MH, Glass JI, Hutchison III CA, Smith HO, Venter JC, Allen AE, Dupont CL, Weyman PD. (2015) Nature Communications

Genomes and gene expression across light and productivity gradients in eastern subtropical Pacific microbial communities

Dupont, C.L., Valas, R., McCrow, J.P., Moustafa, A., Walworth, N., U. Goodenaugh, U., Roth, R., Hogle, S., Bai, J. Johnson, Z., Mann, E., Palenik, B., Barbeau, K., Venter, J.C., Allen, A.E. ­­(2015) The ISME Journal