Husník F, McCutcheon JP. 2016. Repeated replacement of an intrabacterial symbiont in the tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113:E5416–E5424. [PDF] [Link to the article at PNAS] [Link to the bioRxiv preprint][This article was highlighted by Ed Yong of the Atlantic.]
Spribille T, Tuovinen V, Resl P, Vanderpool D, Wolinski H, Aime MC, Schneider K, Stabentheiner E, Toome-Heller M, Thor G, Mayrhofer H, Johannesson H, McCutcheon JP. 2016. Basidiomycete yeasts in the cortex of ascomycete macrolichens. Science 353:488-492. [PDF] [Link to the article at Science][This article was featured on the cover, and was highlighted by Ed Yong of the Atlantic, Steph Yin of the New York Times, Adam Rutherford of the BBC, Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post, Emily Chung of the CBC, Liz Pennisi of Science, Christopher Intagliata and Jennifer Frazer of Scientific American, Maddie Stone of Gizmodo, Susan Milius at Science News, and Kate Whittle at the Missoula Independent.]
McCutcheon JP. 2016. From microbiology to cell biology: when an intracellular bacterium becomes part of its host cell. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 41:132-136. [PDF] [Link to the article at Current Opinion in Cell Biology]
Keeling PJ, McCutcheon JP, Doolittle WF. 2015. Symbiosis becoming permanent: survival of the luckiest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:10101-10103. [PDF] [Link to the article at PNAS]
Bennett GM, McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, Moran NA. 2015. Lineage-specific patterns of genome deterioration in obligate symbionts of sharpshooter leafhoppers. Genome Biology and Evolution 8:296-301.
Campbell MA*, Van Leuven JT*, Meister RC, Carey KM, Simon C, McCutcheon JP. 2015. Genome expansion via lineage splitting and genome reduction in the cicada endosymbiont Hodgkinia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:10192-10199. [PDF] [Link to the article at PNAS][* = co-first authors.] [This article was featured on the cover and highlighted at National Geographic.]
Hallam SJ, McCutcheon JP. 2015. Microbes don’t play solitaire: how cooperation trumps isolation in the microbial world. Environmental Microbiology Reports 7:26–28. [PDF] [Link to the article at Environmental Microbiology Reports]
Bennett GM, McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, Romanovicz D, Moran NA. 2014. Differential genome evolution between companion symbionts in an insect-bacteria symbiosis. mBio 5:e01697-14. [PDF] [Link to the article at mBio]
Van Leuven JT, Meister RC, Simon C, McCutcheon JP. 2014. Sympatric speciation in a bacterial endosymbiont results in two genomes with the functionality of one. Cell 158:1270-1280. [PDF] [Link to the article at Cell][This article was selected for the cover and the video abstract for the 11 September 2014 issue of Cell, and was highlighted at National Geographic and Science in both a news feature and in the In Depth section of the magazine.]
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Duncan RP, Husnik F, Van Leuven JT, Gilbert D, Davalos, L, McCutcheon JP, Wilson ACC. 2014. Dynamic recruitment of amino acid transporters to the insect-symbiont interface. Molecular Ecology 23:1608–1623. [PDF] [ Link to the article at Molecular Ecology][This article was selected for a special issue of the journal, Nature's Microbiome.]
Husník F, Nikoh N, Koga R, Ross L, Duncan RP, Fujie M, Tanaka M, Satoh N, Bachtrog D, Wilson ACC, von Dohlen CD, Fukatsu T, McCutcheon JP. 2013. Horizontal gene transfer from diverse bacteria to an insect genome enables a tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. Cell 153:1567–1578. [PDF] [Link to the article at Cell][This article was featured on the cover of Cell, and was highlighted at National Geographic, the New York Times, the LA Times, Scientific American, Quanta Magazine, the Missoulian, Cell Host & Microbe, Nature Reviews Microbiology, and the ASM blog Small Things Considered.]
Brown AMV, Huynh LY, Bolender CM, Nelson KG, McCutcheon JP. 2013. Population genomics of a symbiont in the early stages of a pest invasion. Molecular Ecology 23:1516–1530 [PDF] [ Link to the article at Molecular Ecology][This article was selected for a special issue of the journal, Nature's Microbiome.]
McCutcheon JP and Moran NA. 2012. Extreme genome reduction in symbiotic bacteria. Nature Reviews Microbiology 10:13-26. [PDF] [Link to the article at Nature Reviews Microbiology][This article was highlighted at Small Things Considered.]
McCutcheon JP and Moran NA. 2010. Functional convergence in reduced genomes of bacterial symbionts spanning 200 million years of evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution 2:708-718. [Open access article]
Woyke T, Tighe D, Mavromatis K, Clum A, Copeland A, Schackwitz W, Lapidus A, Wu D, McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, Moran NA, Bristow J, Cheng J. 2010. One bacterial cell, one complete genome. PLoS One 5(4):e10314. [Open access article]
Nikoh N, McCutcheon JP, Kudo T, Miyagishima S, Moran NA, Nakabachi A. 2010. Bacterial genes in the aphid genome: absence of functional gene transfer from Buchnera to its host. PLoS Genetics 6(2):e1000827. [Open access article]
The International Aphid Genomics Consortium. 2010. Genome sequence of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum. PLoS Biology 8(2):e1000313. [Open access article]
McCutcheon JP. 2010. The bacterial essence of tiny symbiont genomes. Current Opinion in Microbiology 13:73-78. [Pubmed abstract]
McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, and Moran NA. 2009. Convergent evolution of metabolic roles in bacterial co-symbionts of insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:15394-15399. [Free article][This paper was a Faculty of 1000 recommended selection.]
McCutcheon JP, McDonald BR, and Moran NA. 2009. Origin of an alternative genetic code in the extremely small and GC-rich genome of a bacterial symbiont. PLoS Genetics 5(7):e1000565. [Open access article][This paper was highlighted in Nature Reviews Microbiology and at the NSF website.]
Moran NA, McCutcheon JP, and Nakabachi A. 2008. Genomics and evolution of heritable bacterial symbionts. Annual Review of Genetics 42:165-190. [Pubmed abstract]
McCutcheon JP and Moran NA. 2007. Parallel genomic evolution and metabolic interdependence in an ancient symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104:19392-19397. [Free article][This paper was highlighted in the In This Issue section of PNAS.]
Shendure J, Porreca GJ, Reppas NB, Lin X, McCutcheon JP, Rosenbaum AM, Wang MD, Zhang K, Mitra RD, and Church GM. 2005. Accurate multiplex polony sequencing of an evolved bacterial genome. Science 309:1728-1732. [ Article free with registration]
McCutcheon JP and Eddy SR. 2003. Computational identification of non-coding RNAs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by comparative genomics. Nucleic Acids Research 31:4119-4128. [ Free article]
Clemons WMJr, Broderson DE, McCutcheon JP, May JL, Carter AP, Morgan-Warren RJ, Wimberly BT, and Ramakrishnan V. 2001. Crystal structure of the 30 S ribosomal subunit from Thermus thermophilus: purification, crystallization and structure determination. Journal of Molecular Biology 310:827-843.
Clemons WMJr, Wimberly BT, May JL, McCutcheon JP, Capel MS, and Ramakrishnan V. 1999. Structure of a bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit at 5.5 Angstrom resolution. Nature 400:833-840.
Wimberly BT, Guymon R, McCutcheon JP, White SW, and Ramakrishnan V. 1999. A detailed view of a ribosomal active site: the structure of the L11-RNA complex. Cell 97:491-502.
McCutcheon JP, Agrawal RK, Philips SM, Grassucci RA, Gerchman SE, Clemons WMJr, Ramakrishnan V, and Frank J. 1999. Location of translational initiation factor IF3 on the small ribosomal subunit. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 96:4301-4306.
Gamble TR, Yoo S, Vajdos FF, von Schwedler UK, Worthylake DK, Wang H, McCutcheon JP, Sundquist WI, and Hill CP. 1997. Structure of the carboxyl-terminal dimerization domain of the HIV-1 capsid protein. Science 278:849-853.
Felden B, Himeno H, Muto A, McCutcheon JP, Atkins JF, and Gesteland RF. 1997. Probing the structure of the Escherichia coli 10Sa RNA (tmRNA). RNA 3:89-103.