Rivas-Marin, E., Stettner, E.Y. Gottshall, C. Santana-Molina, M. Helling, F. Basile, N.L. Ward, and D.P. Devos. 2019. Essentiality of sterol synthesis genes in the planctomycete bacterium Gemmata obscuriglobus. Nature Communications 10:1-6.

Parker, K.D., S.E. Albeke, J.P. Gigley, A.M. Goldstein, and N.L. Ward. 2018. Microbiome composition in both wild-type and disease model mice is heavily influenced by mouse facility. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1598.

Kushak, R.I., Winter, H.S., Buie, T.M., Cox, S.B., Phillips, C.D., and N.L. Ward. 2017. Analysis of the duodenal microbiome in autistic individuals: association with carbohydrate digestion. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 64(5):e110-e116. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001458.

Wang, F., Kaplan, J.S., Gold, B.D., Bhasin, M.K., Ward, N.L., Kellermayer, R., Kirschner, B.S., Heyman, M.B., Dowd, S.E., Cox, S.B., Dogan, H., Steven, B., Ferry, G.D., Cohen, S.A., Baldassano, R., Moran, C.J., Garnett, E.A., Drake, L., Otu, H.H., Mirny, L.A., Libermann, T.A., Winter, H.S., and K. Korolev. 2016. Detecting microbial dysbiosis associated with pediatric Crohn’s disease despite the high variability of the gut microbiota. Cell Reports 14(4):945-55. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.088.

Economopoulos, K.P., Ward, N.L., Phillips, C.D., Teshager, A., Patel, P., Mohamed, M.M.R., Hakimian, S., Cox, S.B., Ahmed, R., Moaven, P., Kaliannan, K., Alam, S.N., Haller, J.F., Goldstein, A.M., Bhan, A.K., Malo, M.S., and R.A. Hodin. 2016. Prevention of antibiotic-associated metabolic syndrome in mice by intestinal alkaline phosphatase. Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism18(5):519-27. doi: 10.1111/dom.12645.

Ward, N.L., Nguyen, D., Shanmugam, N.K.N., Song, Y., Hodin, R., Cherayil, B.R., Shi, H.N., and A.M. Goldstein. 2016. Antibiotic treatment induces long-lasting changes in the fecal microbiota that protect against colitis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 22(10):2328-40. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000914.

Mahat, R., C. Seebart, F. Basile, and N.L. Ward. 2015. Global and targeted lipid analysis of Gemmata obscuriglobus reveals the presence of lipopolysaccharide, a signature of the classical Gram-negative outer membrane. J Bacteriol pii: JB.00517-15. [Epub ahead of print]. Link to
Kamneva, O.K., S. Poudel, and N.L. Ward. 2015. Proteins related to the Type I secretion system are associated with secondary SecA_DEAD domain proteins in some species of Planctomycetes, Verrucomicrobia, Proteobacteria, Nitrospirae and Chlorobi. PLoS One 10(6):e0129066. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129066. eCollection 2015. Link to

Yarunova, E., C. Seebart, J.C. Gatlin, and N.L. Ward. 2014. Spatially segregated transcription and translation in cells of the endomembrane-containing bacterium Gemmata obscuriglobus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.  111(30):11067-72.

Alexiev, A., D.A. Coil, J.H. Badger, J. Enticknap, N. Ward, F.T. Robb, and J.A. Eisen. 2014. Complete genome sequence of Coprothermobacter proteolyticus DSM 5265. Genome Announcements. 2(3):e00470-14.

Devos, D.P, and N. L. Ward. 2014. Mind the PVCs. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 5(6): 1217-1221.

Coil, D.A., J.H. Badger, H.C Forberger, F. Riggs, R. Madupu, N. Fedorova, N. Ward, F.T. Robb, and J.A. Eisen. 2014. Complete genome sequence of the extreme thermophile Dictyoglomus thermophilum H-6-12. Genome Announcements 2(1):e00109-14.

Coil, D.A., J.R. Lo, R. Chen, N. Ward, F.T. Robb, and J.A. Eisen. 2013. Draft genome sequence of the arsenate-respiring bacterium Chrysiogenes arsenatis strain DSM 11915. Genome Announcements 1(6):e00953-13.

Kamneva, O.K., S.J. Knight, D.A. Liberles, and N.L. Ward. 2012. Analysis of genome content evolution in PVC super-phylum: assessment of candidate genes associated with cellular compartmentalization and host-dependent life-style in bacteria. Genome Biology and Evolution 4(12):1375-1390.

Steven, B., S. McCann, and N.L. Ward. 2012. Pyrosequencing of plastid 23S rRNA genes reveals diverse and dynamic cyanobacterial and algal populations in two eutrophic lakes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82(3):607-15.

Ward, N.L., A.P. Pieretti, S.E. Dowd, and A.M. Goldstein. 2012. Intestinal aganglionosis is associated with early and sustained disruption of the colonic microbiome. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 4:874-e400.

Sait, M., O.K. Kamneva, D.S. Fay, N.V. Kirienko, J. Polek, M.M. Shirasu-Hiza, and N.L. Ward. 2011. Genomic and experimental evidence suggests that Verrucomicrobium spinosum interacts with eukaryotes. Frontiers in Microbiology 2:211.

Steven, B., Dowd, S.E., Schulmeyer, K.H., and N.L. Ward.  2011. Phylum-targeted pyrosequencing reveals diverse planctomycete populations in a eutrophic lake. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 64:41-49.

Campbell, M.A., Chain, P.S., Dang, H., El Sheikh, A.F., Norton, J.M., Ward, N.L., Ward, B.B., and M.G. Klotz. 2011. Nitrosococcus watsonii sp. nov., a new species of marine obligate ammonia-oxidizing bacteria that is not omnipresent in the world’s oceans: calls to validate the names ‘Nitrosococcus halophilus‘ and ‘Nitrosomonas mobilis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 76(1):39-48.

Domman, D.B., B.T. Steven, and N.L. Ward. 2010. Random transposon mutagenesis of Verrucomicrobium spinosum DSM 4136T. Archives of Microbiology 193:307-312.

Kamneva, O.K., D.A. Liberles, and N.L. Ward. 2010. Genome-wide influence of indel substitutions on evolution of bacteria of the PVC super-phylum, revealed using a novel computational method. Genome Biology and Evolution  2:870-886.

Yang JC, Madupu R, Durkin AS, Ekborg NA, Pedamallu CS, Hostetler JB, Radune D,Toms BS, Henrissat B, Coutinho PM, Schwarz S, Field L, Trindade-Silva AE, Soares CA, Elshahawi S, Hanora A, Schmidt EW, Haygood MG, Posfai J, Benner J, Madinger C, Nove J, Anton B, Chaudhary K, Foster J, Holman A, Kumar S, Lessard PA, Luyten YA, Slatko B, Wood N, Wu B, Teplitski M, Mougous JD, Ward, N, Eisen JA, Badger JH, Distel DL. 2009. The complete genome of Teredinibacter turnerae T7901: an intracellular endosymbiont of marine wood-boring bivalves (shipworms). PLoS ONE. 2009 Jul 1;4(7):e6085.

Ward, N.L., B. Steven, K. Penn, B.A. Methé, and W.H. Detrich 3rd. 2009. Characterization of the intestinal microbiota of two Antarctic notothenioid fish species. Extremophiles. 13(4):679-85.

Ward, N.L., J.F. Challacombe, P.H. Janssen, B. Henrissat, P.M. Coutinho, M. Wu, G. Xie, D.H. Haft, M. Sait, J. Badger, R.D. Barabote,, B. Bradley, T.S. Brettin, L.M. Brinkac, D. Bruce, T. Creasy, S.C. Daugherty, T.M Davidsen, R.T. DeBoy, J.C. Detter, R.J. Dodson, A.S. Durkin, A. Ganapathy, M. Gwinn-Giglio, C.S. Han, H. Khouri, H. Kiss, S.P. Kothari, R. Madupu, K. Nelson, W.C. Nelson, I. Paulsen, K. Penn, Q. Ren, M.J. Rosovitz, J.D. Selengut, S. Shrivastava, S.A. Sullivan, R. Tapia, L.S. Thompson, K.L. Watkins, Q. Yang, C. Yu, N. Zafar, L. Zhou, and C.R. Kuske. 2009. Three genomes from the Phylum Acidobacteria provide insight into the lifestyles of these microorganisms in soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(7): 2046-56.