Publications

Published Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Brown AMV, Wasala SK, Howe DK, Peetz AB, Zasada IA, Denver DR. (2016) Genomic evidence for plant-parasitic nematodes as the earliest Wolbachia hosts. Scientific Reports 6: 34955. doi:10.1038/srep34955

Phillips WS, Brown AMV, Howe DK, Peetz AB, Blok VC, Denver DR, Zasada IA. (2016) The mitochondrial genome of Globodera ellingtonae is composed of two circles with segregated gene content and differential copy numbers. BMC Genomics 17:706. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3047-x

Denver DR, Brown AMV, Howe DK, Peetz AB, Zasada IA (2016) Genome skimming: a rapid approach to gaining diverse biological insights into multicellular pathogens. PLoS Pathogens 12(8): e1005713. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1005713

Brown, A.M.V., Huynh, L.Y., Bolender, C.M., Nelson, K.G., McCutcheon, J.P. (2014) Population genomics of a symbiont in the early stages of a pest invasion. Molecular Ecology 23:1516-1530. (Invited paper for Nature’s Microbiome).

Brown, A.M.V., Kent, M.L., Adamson, M.L. (2010) Description of five new Loma (Microsporidia) species in pacific fishes with redesignation of the type species Loma morhua Morrison & Sprague, 1981, based on morphological and molecular species-boundaries tests. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 57(6): 529-553.

Brown, A.M.V., Kent, M.L., Adamson, M.L. (2010) Low genetic variation in the salmon and trout parasite Loma salmonae (Microsporidia) supports marine transmission and clarifies species boundaries. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 91(1): 35-46.

Lee, R., Williams, B.A.P., Brown, A.M.V., Adamson, M.L., Keeling, P.J. and Fast, N.M. (2008) Alpha and beta-tubulin phylogenies support a close relationship between the microsporidia Brachiola algerae and Antonospora locustae. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55(5): 388-392.

Brown, A.M.V., Adamson, M.L. (2006) Phylogenetic distance of Thelohania butleri Johnston, Vernick and Sprague, 1978 (Microsporidia; Thelohaniidae), a parasite of the smooth pink shrimp Pandalus jordani, from its congeners suggests need for major revision of the genus Thelohania Henneguy, 1892. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 53(6): 445-455.

Matthews, J.L., Brown, A.M., Larison, K., Bishop-Stewart, J.K., Kent, M.L. (2001) Pseudoloma neurophilia n. g., n. sp., a new microsporidium from the central nervous system of the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 48(2): 227-233.

Shaw, R.W., Kent, M.L., Brown, A.M.V., Whipps, C.M., Adamson, M.L. (2000) Experimental and natural host specificity of Loma salmonae (Microsporidia). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 40(2): 131-136.

Shaw, R.W., Kent, M.L., Docker, M.F., Brown, A.M.V., Devlin, R.H., Adamson, M.L. (1997) A new species of Loma (Microsporea) in shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata). Journal of Parasitology 83(2): 296-301.

Book Chapters:

Brown, A.M.V. (2014) Microevolution of insect-bacterial mutualists: a population genomics perspective. In Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life. Pontarotti, P. (ed.). Springer International, Switzerland p. 247-259.

Brown, A.M.V., Kent M.L. (2002) Molecular diagnostics for Loma salmonae and Nucleospora salmonis (microsporidia) In Molecular diagnostics of salmonid diseases. Cunningham, C. O. (ed.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht p. 267-283.

Software:

Brown, Amanda M.V., Coury, Michael (2002) REALEM: Realistic Evolutionary Models for DNA Analysis. Version 1.0. Computer Software Package in Java 1.3.1, distributed upon personal request from authors.

Posters:

2016      Brown, AMV, Howe DK, Denver DR. Inferring symbiotic innovation through a shotgun metagenomics lens: progress and pitfalls of the latest techniques. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Meetings, July 3-7, 2016, Gold Coast, Australia.

2016      Howe DK, Tom DM, Smith M, Brown, AMV, Peetz AB, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Investigation of coevolution between Xiphinema spp. and bacterial endosymbionts. Society of Nematologists Meetings, Jul 17-21, 2016, Montreal, QC.

2015      Wasala SK, Brown AMV, Howe DK, Peetz AB, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Discovery and characterization of Wolbachia endosymbionts in plant-parasitic nematodes Pratylenchus penetrans. Fall Conference of the Center for Genomics and Biocomputing, Oregon State University.

2015      Tom, DM, Smith M, Brown AMV, Howe DK, Peetz AB, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Unraveling the relationship between a plant-parasitic nematode and its endosymbiont. Fall Conference of the Center for Genomics and Biocomputing, Oregon State University.

2014      Brown AMV, Howe DK, Dettwyler L, Peetz AB, Phillips WS, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Genome skimming reveals insights into symbiosis and chromosome dynamics in six plant-parasitic nematode species. Spring Conference of the Center for Genomics and Biocomputing, Oregon State University.

2014      Phillips WS, Howe DK, Brown AMV, Denver DR, Zasada IA. The unusual structuring of mitochondrial DNA into multiple mini-circles in the nematode Globodera ellingtonae. Spring Conference of the Center for Genomics and Biocomputing, Oregon State University.

Invited Talks:

2015    Brown AMV, Howe DK, Peetz AB, Phillips WS, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Genome skimming: novel insights into plant-parasitic nematode genomics and potential avenues for management. Symposium: Building Applied and Genomic Nematology Partnerships, Society of Nematologists Meetings, Jul 19-24, 2015, East Lansing, MI.

2014    Brown AMV, Huynh LY, McCutcheon JP. Population genomic and transcriptomic insights into symbiont adaptation during a rapid insect invasion. Horizons in the Field of Symbiosis Member Symposium, Entomological Society of America Meetings, Nov 15-19, 2014, Portland, OR.

2013    Brown AMV, McCutcheon JP. Microevolution of insect-bacterial mutualists: a population genomics perspective. 17th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles, September 17-20, 2013, Marseille, France.

2008    Brown AMV. Pondering parasitism: meaning out of madness in the microsporidia. Invited talk to faculty at the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), University of Hawaii.

2008      Brown AMV. Meaning out of madness in the microsporidia. Invited talk to the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) group, University of Hawaii.

Recent Contributed Talks:

2016      Brown AMV, Howe DK, Wasala SK, Peetz AB, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Evolutionary genomics of an ancestral Wolbachia from plant-parasitic nematodes. Jun 28-Jul 3, Lamington Park, Queensland, Australia.

2016      Brown AMV, Howe DK, Wasala SK, Peetz AB, Zasada IA, Denver DR. Evolutionary genomics of rhizosphere endosymbionts: getting to the root of it. Yosemite Symbiosis Workshop, May 6-8. Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA.

2015      Brown, A.M.V., Dettwyler, L., Wernick, R.I., Denver, D.R.  DeNAngler: a DNA untangling algorithm for mixed strain de novo assembly. Spring Conference of the Center for Genomics and Biocomputing, Oregon State University.

2013      Brown, A.M.V., Huynh, L.Y., Bolender, C.M., Nelson, K.G., McCutcheon, J.P. (2013) Population genomic study uncovers signs of selection in a nutritional symbiont, Ishikawaella, during a soybean pest invasion. Evolution Meetings, June 21-26, 2013, Snowbird, UT.

2012      Brown, A.M.V., McCutcheon, J.P. Population genomics of a nutritional symbiont affecting the pest status of an invasive bug: Ishikawaella in Megacopta cribraria. Yosemite Symbiosis Institute Workshop, May 19-20, 2012, Yosemite, CA.

 

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