Sticky phage protect animal cells

Justin R. Meyer
PNAS 110, 10475-10476 (2013)

[full text]

Phage-bacterial interaction networks

J. S. Weitz, T. Proisot, J. R. Meyer, C. O. Flores, S. Valverde, M. B. Sullivan, M. E. Hochberg
Trends in Microbiology 21, 82-91 (2013)

[full text]

Key Innovation in a Virus Catalyzes a Coevolutionary Arms Race

Justin R. Meyer, Cesar Flores, Joshua S. Weitz, Richard E. Lenski
ALife 13, 532-533 (2012)

[meeting proceedings]


Repeatability and Contingency in the Evolution of a Key Innovation in Lambda Phage.

Justin R. Meyer, Devin T. Dobias, Joshua S. Weitz, Jeffery E. Barrick, Ryan T. Quick, Richard E. Lenski
Science 335, 428-432 (2012)


featured in:    
Coevolution and Key Innovations
Science 335, 428-432

NYTimes: Study Finds Virus To Be Fast Learner on Infecting

Scale-dependent processes of community assembly in an African rift lake.

Justin R. Meyer, Ellinor Michel, Peter McIntyre, Brittany Huntington, Dustin Long, Genifer Lara
Freshwater Biology 56, 2082-2093 (2011)


[abstract] [Freshwater Biology]

Statistical structure of host-phage interactions.

Cesar Flores*, Justin R. Meyer*, Sergi Valverde, Lauren Farr, Joshua S. Weitz
*each author contributed equally

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108, E288-297 (2011)

[pdf] [PNAS]

An integrative approach to understanding microbial diversity: from intracellular mechanisms to community structure

Ivana Gudelj, Joshua S. Weitz, Tom Ferenci, M. Claire Horner-Devine, Christopher J. Marx, Justin R. Meyer, Samantha E. Forde
Ecology Letters (Published online June22, 2010).

[pdf] [Ecology Letters]

Parallel changes in host resistance to viral infection after 45,000 generations of relaxed selection.

Justin R. Meyer, Anurag A. Agrawal, Ryan T. Quick, Devin T. Dobias, Dominique Schneider, and Richard E. Lenski
Evolution (Published online June16, 2010).

[Abstract] [Evolution]

Overshooting dynamics in a model adaptive radiation.

Justin R. Meyer, Sijmen E. Schoustra, Josianne Lachapelle, & Rees Kassen
Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Published online June16, 2010).

[Abstract] [Proceedings of the Royal Society B]

Selection for predator resistance varies with resource supply in a model adaptive radiation.

Alex R. Hall, Justin R. Meyer & Rees Kassen
Evolutionary Ecology Research 10: 735–746 (2008).

[pdf] []


The effects of competition and predation on diversification in a model adaptive radiation.

Justin R. Meyer and Rees Kassen
Nature, 446: 432-435 (2007).

 [pdf] []

featured in:    
Evolutionary biology - Adaptation under a microscope
NATURE 446 386-387
Evolution and ecological theory - Chance, historical contingency and ecological determinism jointly determine the rate of adaptive radiation
HEREDITY 99 361-363
Ecology: Death and destruction determine diversity

Prey evolution on the time scale of predator-prey dynamics revealed by allele-specific quantitative PCR.

Justin R. Meyer, Stephen P. Ellner, Nelson G. Hairston, Jr., Laura E. Jones and Takehito Yoshida
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 103: 10690-10695 (2006).

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featured in: Ecology Concepts and Applications: Canadian Edition 2008, pages 376-377.

side notes

Lambda Phage starin cI26
TEM of Phage Lambda by Brian Wade

E. coli
SEM of E. coli by Brian Wade

Lavigeria nassa
Snails endemic to Lake Tanganyika show signatures of both niche and neutral processes of community assembly.  See Meyer et al. 2011 FWB.

nest phage-bacterial matrix
Phage-bacterial intersction matrixes are typically nested, whether they are evolved in the lab or sampled from nature.  See Flores et al. 2011.

protein structural distoritions
Structural deformations in E. coli's LamB protein confer resistance. This is a figure from my dissertation research which follows up on ideas of linking scales discussed in the Ecology Letters perspectives piece (2010).

Pseudomonas fluorescens overshooting
Overshooting pattern of Pseudomonas fluorescens genotypic diversity during its adaptive radiation.  We uncovered the mechanisms underlying this precarious pattern in Proc Roy 2010.

Protist Predator

Protist Predator - Tetrahymena thermophila studied in EER 2008 and Nature 2007.  This predator promotes bacterial diversification in a range of resource environments.  T. thermophila acts directly by promoting the emergence of predator defended genotypes  and indirectly by weakening the strength of prey competition.

Rotifer Predators

Rotifer predators - Brachionus calyciflorus - studied in PNAS 2006.