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ISME J, Vol.10,  2016

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Comm Biol, Vol.3,  2020

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Philos Trans Royal Soc B, Vol.375, 2020

Ge ZB, Zhai ZQ, Xie WY, Dai J, Huang K, Johnson DR, Wang P (2023) Two-tiered mutualism improves survival and competitiveness of cross-feeding bacteria in soil. ISME J. In press.


Ruan C, Borer B, Ramoneda J, Wang G, Johnson DR (2023) Evaporation-induced hydrodynamics control plasmid transfer during surface-associated microbial growth. npj Biofilms Microbiomes 9: 58.

Ma Y, Ramoneda J, Johnson DR (2023) Timing of antibiotic administration determines the spread of plasmid-encoded antibiotic resistance during microbial range expansion. Nat Commun 14: 3530. ​​

Chen G, Hu Z, Ebrahimi A, Johnson DR, Wu F, Sun Y, Shen R, Liu L, Wang G (2023) Chemotactic movement and zeta potential dominate Chlamydomonas microsphaera attachment and biocathode development. Environ Technol 44: 1838-1849.

Ruan C, Ramoneda J, Gogia G, Wang G, Johnson DR (2022) Fungal hyphae regulate bacterial diversity and promote plasmid-mediated functional novelty during range expansion. Curr BIol 32: 5285-5294.e4.

​Dolinšek J, Ramoneda J, Johnson DR (2022) Initial community composition determines the long-term dynamics of a microbial cross-feeding interaction by modulating niche availability. ISME Commun 2: 77.

Wang M, Chen X, Ma Y, Tang YQ, Johnson DR, Nie Y, Wu XL (2022) Type IV pilus shapes a 'bubble-jet' pattern opposing spatial intermixing of two interacting bacterial populations. Microbiol Spectr 10: e01944-21.

Ciccarese D, Micali G, Borer B, Ruan C, Or D, Johnson DR (2022) Rare and localized events stabilize microbial community composition and patterns of spatial self-organization in a fluctuating environment. ISME J 16: 1453-1463.

Chen G, Hu Z, Ebrahimi A, Johnson DR, Wu F, Sun Y, Shen R, Liu L, Wang G (2022) Electrotaxis-mediated cell motility and nutrient availability determine Chlamydomonas microsphaera-surface interactions in bioelectrochemical systems. Bioelectrochem 143: 107989.


Ruan C, Ramoneda J, Chen G, Johnson DR, Wang G (2021) Evaporation-induced hydrodynamics promote conjugation-mediated plasmid transfer in microbial populations. ISME Commun 1: 54.

Goldschmidt F, Caduff L, Johnson DR (2021) Causes and consequences of pattern diversification in a spatially self-organizing microbial community. ISME J 15: 2415-2426.

Dubey M, Hadadi N, Pelet S, Carraro N, Johnson DR, van der Meer JR (2021) Environmental connectivity controls diversity in soil microbial communities. Commun Biol 4: 492.

Borer B, Ciccarese D, Johnson DR, Or D (2020) Spatial organization in microbial range expansion emerging from trophic dependencies and successful lineages. Commun Biol 3: 685.

Johnson DR, Pomati F (2020) A brief guide for the measurement and interpretation of microbial functional diversity. Environ Microbiol 22: 3039-3048.

Ciccarese D, Zuidema A, Merlo V, Johnson DR (2020) Interaction-dependent effects of surface structure on microbial spatial self-organization. Philos Trans Royal Soc B 375: 20190246.

Johnson DR, Noack S (2020) Editorial overview: Causes and biotechnological application of microbial metabolic specialization. Curr Opin Biotechnol 62: iii-vi.

Achermann S, Mansfeldt CB, Müller M, Johnson DR, Fenner K (2020) Relating metatranscriptomic profiles to the micropollutant biotransformation potential of complex microbial communities. Environ Sci Technol 54: 235-244.

Ciccarese D, Johnson DR (2019) Functional microbial landscapes. In Comprehensive Biotechnology 3rd Ed. Moo-Young M. Elsevier.

Wu L, Ning D, Zhang B, Li Y, Zhang P, Shan X, Zhang Q, Brown M, Li Z, Van Nostrand JD, Ling F, Xiao N, Zhang Y, Vierheilig J, Wells GF, Yang Y, Deng Y, Tu Q, Wang A, Global Water Microbiome Consortium, Zhang T, He Z, Keller J, Nielsen PH, Alvarez PJJ, Criddle CS, Wagner M, Tiedje JM, He Q, Curtis TP, Stahl DA, Alvarez-Cohen L, Rittmann BE, Wen X, Zhou J (2019) Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants. Nat Microbiol 4: 1183-1195.

Mansfeldt C, Achermann S, Men Y, Walser JC, Villez K, Joss A, Johnson DR, Fenner K (2019) Microbial residence time is a controlling parameter of the taxonomic composition and functional profile of microbial communities. ISME J 13: 1589-1601.

Ju F, Beck K, Yin X, Maccagnan A, McArdell CS, Singer H, Johnson DR, Zhang T, Bürgmann H (2019) Wastewater treatment plant resistomes are shaped by bacterial composition, genetic exchange, and upregulated expression in the effluent microbiomes. ISME J 13: 346-360.

Lilja EE, Johnson DR (2019) Substrate cross-feeding affects the speed and trajectory of molecular evolution within a synthetic microbial assemblage. BMC Evol Biol 19: 129.

Tecon R, Mitri S, Ciccarese D, Or D, van der Meer JR, Johnson DR (2019) Bridging the holistic-reductionist divide in microbial ecology. mSystems 4: e00265-18.

Patsch D, van Vliet S, Marcantini LG, Johnson DR (2018) Generality of associations between biological richness and the rates of metabolic processes across microbial communities. Environ Microbiol 20: 4356-4368.

Goldschmidt F, Regoes R, Johnson DR (2018) Metabolite toxicity slows local diversity loss during expansion of a microbial cross-feeding community. ISME J 12: 136-144.

Wells GF, Shi YJ, Laureni M, Weissbrodt DG, Joss A, Bürgmann H, Johnson DR, Morgenroth E (2017) Comparing the resistance, resilience, and stability of replicate moving bed biofilm and suspended growth combined nitritation-anammox reactors. Environ Sci Technol 51: 5108-5117.


Goldschmidt F, Regoes R, Johnson DR (2017) Successive range expansion promotes diversity and accelerates evolution in spatially structured microbial populations. ISME J 11: 2112-2123.


Marchal M, Selina Derksen, Sven Panke, Ackermann M, Johnson DR (2017) A passive mutualistic interaction promotes the evolution of spatial structure within microbial populations. BMC Evol Biol 17: 106.


Lilja EE, Johnson DR (2017) Metabolite toxicity determines the pace of molecular evolution within microbial populations. BMC Evol Biol 17: 52.


Men Y, Achermann S, Helbling DE, Johnson DR, Fenner K (2017) Relative contribution of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and other members of nitrifying activated sludge communities to micropollutant biotransformation. Water Res 109: 217-226.


Men Y, Han P, Helbling DE, Jehmlich N, Herbold C, Guide R, Onnis-Hayden A, Gu AZ, Johnson DR, Wagner M, Fenner K. (2016) Biotransformation of two pharmaceuticals by the ammonia-oxidizing archaeon Nitrososphaera gargensisEnviron Sci Technol 50: 4682-4692.


Filippidou S, Bueche M, Wunderlin T, Junier T, Roussel-Delif L, Jeanneret N, Dorador C, Molina V, Ioannidou A, Vargemezis G, Johnson DR, Junier P (2016) A combination of extreme environmental conditions favor the prevalence of endospore-forming firmicutes. Front Microbiol 7: 1707.


Dolinšek J, Goldschmidt F, Johnson DR (2016) Synthetic microbial assemblages and the dynamic interplay between microbial genotypes. FEMS Microbiol Rev 40: 961-979.


Kinnunen M, Dechesne A, Proctor C, Hammes F, Johnson DR, Quintela-Baluja M, Graham D, Daffonchio D, Fodelianakis S, Hahn N, Boon N, Smets BF (2016) A conceptual framework for invasion in microbial communities. ISME J 10: 2773-2775.


Widder S, Allen R, Pfeiffer T, Curtis TP, Wiuf C, Sloan WT, Cordero OX, Brown SP, Momeni B, Shou W, Kettle H, Flint HJ, Haas AF, Laroche B, Kreft JU, Rainey PB, Freilich S, Schuster S, Milferstedt K, van der Meer JR, Grosskopf T, Huisman J, Free A, Picioreanu C, Quince C, Klapper I, Labarthe S, Smets BF, Wang H, Isaac Newton Institute Fellows, Soyer OS (2016) Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive understanding of community function and dynamics. ISME J 10: 2557-2568.


Lindemann SR, Bernstein HC, Song HS, Fredrickson JK, Fields MW, Shou W, Johnson DR, Beliaev AS (2016) Engineering microbial consortia for controllable outputs. ISME J 10: 2077-2084.


Lilja EL, Johnson DR (2016) Segregating metabolic processes into different microbial cells accelerates the consumption of inhibitory substrates. ISME J 10: 1568-1578.


Johnson DR, Lee TK, Park J, Fenner K, Helbling DE (2015) The functional and taxonomic richness of wastewater treatment plant microbial communities are associated with each other and with ambient nitrogen and carbon availability. Environ Microbiol 17: 4851-4860.


Johnson DR, Helbling DE, Men Y, Fenner K (2015) Can meta-omics help to establish causality between contaminant biotransformations and genes or gene products? Environ Sci: Water Res Technol 1: 272-278.


Johnson DR, Helbling DE, Lee TK, Park J, Fenner K, Kohler HPE, Ackermann M (2015) Association of biodiversity with the rates of micropollutant biotransformations among full-scale wastewater treatment plant communities. Appl Environ Microbiol 81: 666-675.


Helbling DE, Johnson DR, Lee TK, Scheidegger A, Fenner K (2015) A framework for establishing predictive relationships between specific bacterial 16S rRNA sequence abundances and biotransformation rates. Water Res 70: 471-484.


West KA, Lee PKH, Johnson DR, Zinder SH, Alvarez-Cohen L (2013) Global gene expression of Dehalococcoideswithin a robust dynamic TCE-dechlorinating community under conditions of periodic substrate supply. Biotechnol Bioeng 110: 1333-1341.


Coronado E, Roggo C, Johnson DR, van der Meer JR (2012) Genome-wide analysis of salicylate and dibenzofuran metabolism in Sphingomonas wittichii RW1. Front Microbiol 3: 300.


Fida TT, Breugelmans P, Lavigne R, Coronado E, Johnson DR, van der Meer JR, Mayer AP, Heipieper HJ, Hofkens J, Springael D (2012) Exposure to solute stress affects genome-wide expression but not the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading activity of Sphingomonas sp. LH128 in biofilms. Appl Environ Microbiol 78: 8311-8320.


Helbling DE, Ackermann M, Fenner K, Kohler HPE, Johnson DR (2012) The activity level of a microbial community function can be predicted from its metatranscriptome. ISME J 6: 902-904.


Helbling DE, Johnson DR, Honti M, Fenner K (2012) Micropollutant biotransformation kinetics associate with WWTP process parameters and microbial community characteristics. Environ Sci Technol 46: 10579-10588,


Johnson DR, Goldschmidt F, Lilja EE, Ackermann M (2012) Metabolic specialization and the assembly of microbial communities. ISME J 6: 1985-1991.


Men Y, Feil H, VerBerkmoes NC, Shah MB, Johnson DR, Lee PK, West KA, Zinder SH, Andersen GL, Alvarez-Cohen L (2012) Sustainable syntrophic growth of Dehalococcoides ethenogenes strain 195 with Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough and Methanobacterium congolense: global transcriptomic and proteomic analysis. ISME J 6: 410-421.


Johnson DR, Coronado E, Moreno-Forero SK, Heipieper HJ, van der Meer JR (2011) Transcriptome and membrane fatty acid analyses reveal different strategies for responding to permeating and non-permeating solutes in the bacterium Sphingomonas wittichiiBMC Microbiol 11: 250.


Müller S, Johnson DR (2011) Application of cytomics to separate natural microbial communities by their physiological propertiesIn Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology Vol I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches. Ed. de Bruijn FJ. Wiley-Blackwell.


Gaillard M, Pradervand N, Minoia M, Sentchilo V, Johnson DR, van der Meer JR (2010) Transcriptome analysis of the mobile genome ICEclc in Pseudomonas knackmussii B13. BMC Microbiol 10: 153.


Johnson DR (2009) Transcriptome analysis using high-density oligonucleotide microarrays. In Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Vol 5: Experimental Protocols and Appendices. Eds. Timmis KN, McGenity T, van der Meer JR, de Lorenzo V. Springer.


Johnson DR, Czechowska K, Chèvre N, van der Meer JR (2009) Toxicity of triclosan, penconazole, and metalaxyl on Caulobacter crescentus and a freshwater microbial community as assessed by flow cytometry. Environ Microbiol 11: 1682-1691.


Johnson DR, Nemir A, Andersen GL, Zinder SH, Alvarez-Cohen L (2009) Transcriptomic microarray analysis of corrinoid responsive genes in Dehalococcoides ethenogenes strain 195. FEMS Microbiol Lett 294: 198-206.


Czechowska K, Johnson DR, van der Meer JR (2008) Use of flow cytometric methods for single-cell analysis in environmental microbiology. Curr Opin Microbiol 11: 205-212. 


Johnson DR, Brodie EL, Hubbard AE, Andersen GL, Zinder SH, Alvarez-Cohen L (2008) Temporal transcriptomic microarray analysis of “Dehalococcoides ethenogenes” strain 195 during the transition into stationary phase. Appl Environ Microbiol 74: 2864-2872.


West KA, Johnson DR, Hu P, DeSantis TZ, Brodie EL, Lee PKH, Feil H, Andersen GL, Zinder SH, Alvarez-Cohen L (2008) Comparative genomics of “Dehalococcoides ethenogenes” 195 and an enrichment culture containing unsequenced “Dehalococcoides” strains. Appl Environ Microbiol 74: 3490-3496.


Johnson DR, Park J, Kukor JJ, Abriola LM (2006) Effect of carbon starvation on toluene degradation activity by toluene monooxygenase-expressing bacteria. Biodegradation 17: 437-445.


Lee PKH, Johnson DR, Holmes VF, He J, Alvarez-Cohen L (2006) Reductive dehalogenase gene expression as a biomarker for physiological activity of Dehalococcoides sppAppl Environ Microbiol 72: 6161-6168.


Pecson BM, Barrios JA, Johnson DR, Nelson KL (2006) A real-time PCR method for quantifying viable Ascaris eggs using the first internally-transcribed spacer region of rRNA. Appl Environ Microbiol 72: 7864-7872.


Johnson DR, Lee PKH, Holmes VF, Alvarez-Cohen L (2005) An internal reference technique for accurately quantifying specific mRNAs by real-time PCR with application to the tceA reductive dehalogenase gene. Appl Environ Microbiol 71: 3866-3871.


Johnson DR, Lee PKH, Holmes VF, Fortin AC, Alvarez-Cohen L (2005) Transcriptional expression of the tceAgene in a Dehalococcoides-containing microbial enrichment. Appl Environ Microbiol 71: 7145-7151.

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