Research publications

  1. Coon, K.L., Valzania, L., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2020. Predaceous Toxorhynchites mosquitoes require a living gut microbiota to develop. Proc. R. Soc. B. 287(1919):20192705. (Selected for cover)
  2. Raymann, K., Coon, K.L., Shaffer, Z., Salisbury, S., Moran, N.A. 2018. Pathogenicity of Serratia marcescens strains in honey bees. mBio 9(5):e01649-18.
  3. Valzania, L., Martinson, V.E., Harrison, R., Boyd, B., Coon, K.L., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2018. Both living bacteria and eukaryotes in the mosquito gut promote growth of larvae. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 12(7):e0006638.
  4. Valzania, L., Coon, K.L., Vogel, K.J., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2018. Hypoxia-induced transcription factor signaling is essential for larval growth of the mosquito Aedes aegyptiProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115(3):457-65.
  5. Coon, K.L., Valzania, L., McKinney, D.A., Vogel, K.J., Brown, M.R., Strand, M. R. 2017. Bacteria-mediated hypoxia functions as a signal for mosquito development. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114(27):E5362-9.
  6. Vogel, K.J., Valzania, L., Coon, K.L., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2017. Transcriptome sequencing reveals large-scale changes in axenic Aedes aegypti larvae. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 11(1):e0005273.
  7. Coon, K.L., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2016. Mosquitoes host communities of bacteria that are essential for development but vary greatly between local habitats. Mol. Ecol. 25(22):5806-26.
  8. Coon, K.L., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2016. Gut bacteria differentially affect egg production in the anautogenous mosquito Aedes aegypti and facultatively autogenous mosquito Aedes atropalpus (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasit. Vectors 9(1):375.
  9. Coon, K.L., Vogel, K.J., Brown, M.R., Strand, M.R. 2014. Mosquitoes rely on their gut microbiota for development. Mol. Ecol. 23(11):2727-39.

Book Chapters & Reviews

  1. Cansado-Utrilla, C., Zhao, S.Y., McCall, P., Coon, K.L., Hughes, G.L. 2021. The microbiome and mosquito vectorial capacity: Rich potential for discovery and translation. Microbiome 9:111.
  2. Coon, K.L., Strand, M.R. 2021. Gut microbiome assembly and function in mosquitoes. In Drake, J.M., Bonsall, M.B., Strand, M.R. (Eds.), Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases. Oxford University Press, pp. 227-43.
  3. Vogel, K.J., Coon, K.L. 2020. Functions and mechanisms of symbionts of insect disease vectors. In K.M. Oliver, J.A. Russell (Eds.), Advances in Insect Physiology, Volume 58: Mechanisms Underlying Microbial Symbiosis, pp. 233-75. Academic Press, Cambridge, MA USA.

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