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Melissa Christopherson, Streptomyces isolated by Micro304 students
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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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Evolution of Acyl Carrier Proteins within Bacterial Polyketide Synthases, Marc Chevrette, Currie Lab
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Bacillus subtilis cells with RecA-GFP foci in response to head-on replication-transcription conflict, Ponlkrit Yeesin, Wang Lab
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Selection plate of recombined lacZ fusions into E. coli, Jonathan Jagodnik, Gourse Lab
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Ants in a grass-cutter ant fungus garden, Lily Khadempour, Currie Lab
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Cell differentiation in Bacillus subtilis biofilms, Laura Huppert, Burton Lab
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Engineered enrichments of wastewater microbial communities, Elizabeth McDaniel, McMahon Lab
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Arctic Lichen, Caitlin Carlson, Currie Lab
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez Lab
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2018 Cool Science Image Contest Winner, Caitlin Carlson
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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest Lab
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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab

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  • Eggers S, Safdar N, Sethi AK, Suen G, Peppard PE, Kates AE, Skarlupka JH, Kanarek M, Malecki KMC, Urinary lead concentration and composition of the adult gut microbiota in a cross-sectional population-based sample., Environ Int DOI, PubMed
  • Cartagena AJ, Banta AB, Sathyan N, Ross W, Gourse RL, Campbell EA, Darst SA, Structural basis for transcription activation by Crl through tethering of σ and RNA polymerase., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. DOI, PubMed
  • Kemis JH, Linke V, Barrett KL, Boehm FJ, Traeger LL, Keller MP, Rabaglia ME, Schueler KL, Stapleton DS, Gatti DM, Churchill GA, Amador-Noguez D, Russell JD, Yandell BS, Broman KW, Coon JJ, Attie AD, Rey FE, Genetic determinants of gut microbiota composition and bile acid profiles in mice., PLoS Genet. DOI, PubMed
  • Kim MJ, Jung WH, Son YE, Yu JH, Lee MK, Park HS, The velvet repressed vidA gene plays a key role in governing development in Aspergillus nidulans., J. Microbiol. DOI, PubMed
  • Skarlupka JH, Kamenetsky ME, Jewell KA, Suen G, The ruminal bacterial community in lactating dairy cows has limited variation on a day-to-day basis., J Anim Sci Biotechnol DOI, PubMed
  • Keating JA, Shaughnessy C, Baubie K, Kates AE, Putman-Buehler N, Watson L, Dominguez N, Watson K, Cook DB, Rabago D, Suen G, Gangnon R, Safdar N, Characterising the gut microbiome in veterans with Gulf War Illness: a protocol for a longitudinal, prospective cohort study., BMJ Open DOI, PubMed
  • Kim S, Zeng W, Bernard S, Liao J, Venkateshwaran M, Ane JM, Jiang Y, Ca-regulated Ca channels with an RCK gating ring control plant symbiotic associations., Nat Commun DOI, PubMed
  • Cope KR, Bascaules A, Irving TB, Venkateshwaran M, Maeda J, Garcia K, Rush T, Ma C, Labbe JJ, Jawdy S, Steigerwald E, Setzke J, Fung E, Schnell KG, Wang Y, Schlief N, Bücking H, Strauss SH, Maillet F, Jargeat P, Bécard G, Puech-Pagès V, Ane JM, The Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Laccaria bicolor Produces Lipochitooligosaccharides and Uses the Common Symbiosis Pathway to Colonize Populus Roots., Plant Cell DOI, PubMed