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. Coon, K.L., Strand, M.R. In press. Gut microbiome assembly and function in mosquitoes. In J.M. Drake, M. Bonsall, M.R. Strand (Eds.), Current Topics in the Population Biology of Infectious Diseases. Oxford University Press, New York, NY USA.
  2. 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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