Publications

1. Agarwal V, Stubits R, Nassrullah Z, and Dillon MM. 2023. Pangenome insights into the diversification and disease specificity of worldwide Xanthomonas outbreaks. Frontiers in Microbiology. 14: 1213261. [link]

2. Rana A, Patton D, Turner T, Dillon MM, Cooper VS, and Sung W. 2021. Precise measurement of the fitness effects of spontaneous mutations by droplet digital PCR in Burkholderia cenocepacia. Genetics. 219(2): iyab117. [link]

3. Dillon MM, Ruiz Bedoya T, Bundalovic-Torma C, Guttman KM, Kwak H, Middleton MA, Wang PW, Horuz S, Aysan Y, and Guttman DS. 2021. Comparative genomic insights into the epidemiology and virulence of plant pathogenic pseudomonads from Turkey. Microbial Genomics. 7: 000585. [link]

4. Martel A, Laflamme B, Seto D, Bastedo DP, Dillon MM, Almeida RND, Guttman DS, and Desveaux D. 2020. Immunodiversity of the Arabidopsis ZAR1 NLR is conveyed by receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase sensors. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11: 1290. [link]

5. Laflamme B*, Dillon MM*, Martel A*, Almeida RND, Desveaux D, and Guttman DS. 2020. The pan-genome effector-triggered immunity landscape of a host-pathogen interaction. Science. 367: 763-768. (Co-first authors). [link]

6. Dillon MM, Almeida RND, Laflamme B, Martel A, Weir BS, Desveaux D, and Guttman DS. 2019. Molecular evolution of Pseudomonas syringae type III secreted effector proteins. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10: 418. [link]

7. Dillon MM*, Thakur S*, Almeida RND, and Guttman DS. 2019. Recombination of ecologically and evolutionary significant loci maintains genetic cohesion in the Pseudomonas syringae species complex. Genome Biology. 20(3): 1-28. (Co-first authors). [link]

8. Dillon MM, Sung W, Lynch M, and Cooper VS. 2018. Periodic variation of mutation rates in bacterial genomes associated with replication timing. mBio. 9: e01371-18. [link]

9. Grosser MR, Paluscio E, Thurlow LR, Dillon MM, Cooper VS, Kawula TH, and Richardson AR. 2018. Genetic requirements for Staphylococcus aureus nitric oxide resistance and virulence. PLoS Pathogens. 14(3): e1006907. [link]

10. Dillon MM, Sung W, Lynch M, Sebra R, and Cooper VS. 2017. Genome-wide biases in the rate and molecular spectrum of spontaneous mutations in Vibrio fischeri and Vibrio cholerae. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 34(1): 93-109. [link]

11. Dillon MM, and Cooper VS. 2016. The fitness effects of spontaneous mutations nearly unseen by selection in a bacterium with multiple chromosomes. Genetics. 204(3): 1225-1238. [link]

12. Sung W, Ackerman MS, Dillon MM, Platt T, Fuqua C, Cooper VS, and Lynch M. 2016. The drift barrier governs mutation rate evolution. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 6(8): 2583-2591. [link]

13. Wang Y, Arenas-Diaz C, Stoebel D, Flynn KM, Knapp E, Dillon MM, W√ľnsche, Hatcher PJ, Moore FB, Cooper VS, and Cooper TF. 2016. Benefit of transferred mutations depend mostly on the initial fitness of natural isolates of E. coli, not their ecological or genetic similarity. Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences USA. 113(18): 5047-5952. [link]

14. Dillon MM, VanDam B, Rouillard NP, Gallet R, and Cooper VS. 2016. Diverse phenotypic and genetic responses to short-term selection in evolving Escherichia coli populations. Evolution. 70(3): 586-599. [link]

15. Dillon MM, Sung W, Lynch M, and Cooper VS. 2015. The rate and molecular spectrum of spontaneous mutations in the GC-rich multi-chromosome genome of Burkholderia cenocepacia. Genetics. 200(3): 935-946. [link]

16. Jasmin JN, Dillon MM, and Zeyl C. 2012. The yield of experimental yeast populations declines during selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 279: 4382-4388. [link]