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Articles in Journals

Transmission in the origins of bacterial diversity, from ecotypes to phyla
Microbiology Spectrum (2017)

Frederick M Cohan

Bacillus swezeyi sp. nov. and Bacillus haynesii sp. nov., isolated from desert soil
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2017)

Christopher A Dunlap, David A Schisler, Elizabeth B Perry, Nora Connor, Frederick M Cohan, Alejandro P Rooney

Genomic plasticity and rapid host switching can promote the evolution of generalism: a case study in the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter
Scientific Reports (2017)

Dan J. Woodcock, Peter Krusche, Norval J. C. Strachan, Ken J. Forbes, Frederick M Cohan, Guillaume Meric, Samuel K. Sheppard

Recombination does not hinder formation or detection of ecological species of Synechococcus inhabiting a hot spring cyanobacterial mat
Frontiers in Microbiology (2016)

Melanie C. Melendrez, Eric D. Becraft, Jason M. Wood, Millie T. Olsen, Donald A. Bryant, John F. Heidelberg, Douglas B. Rusch, Frederick M. Cohan, David M. Ward

Bacillus nakamurai sp. nov., a black-pigment-producing strain
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2016)

Christopher A Dunlap, Lauren P Saunders, David A Schisler, Timothy D Leathers, Naveed Naeem, Frederick M Cohan, Alejandro P Rooney

Bacterial Speciation: Genetic Sweeps in Bacterial Species
Current Biology (2016)

Frederick M Cohan

The molecular dimension of microbial species: 1. Ecological distinctions among, and homogeneity within, putative ecotypes of Synechococcus inhabiting the cyanobacterial mat of MushroomSpring,Yellowstone National Park
Frontiers in Microbiology (2015)

Eric D. Becraft, Jason M. Wood, Douglas B. Rusch, Michael Kuhl, Sheila Jensen, Donald A. Bryant, David W. Roberts, Frederick M. Cohan. David M. Ward

The molecular dimension of microbial species: 3. Comparative genomics of Synechococcus strains with different light responses and in situ diel transcription patterns of associated putative ecotypes in the Mushroom Spring microbial mat
Frontiers in Microbiology (2015)

Millie T. Olsen, Shane Nowack, Jason M. Wood, Eric D. Becraft, Kurt LaButti, Anna Lipzen, Joel Martin, Wendy S. Shackwitz, Douglas B. Rusch, Frederick M. Cohan, Donald A. Bryant, David M. Ward

Accuracy and efficiency of algorithms for the demarcation of bacterial ecotypes from DNA sequence data
International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (2014)

Juan Carlos Francisco, Frederick M Cohan. Danny Krizanc

Genomic heterogeneity and ecological speciation within one subspecies of Bacillus subtilis
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2014)

Sarah Kopac, Zhang Wang, Jane Wiedenbeck, Jessica Sherry, Martin Wu, Frederick M Cohan

Speedy speciation in a bacterial microcosm: new species can arise as frequently as adaptations within a species
ISME Journal (2013)

Alexander F Koeppe, Joel O Wertheim, Laura Barone, Nicole Gentile, Danny Krizanc, Frederick M Cohan

Demarcation of bacterial ecotypes from DNA sequence data: A comparative analysis of four algorithms
2nd IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS) (2012)

Juan Carlos Francisco, Frederick M Cohan, Danny Krizanc

Diversity of Bacteria and Archaea in hypersaline sediment from Death Valley National Park, California
MicrobiologyOpen (2012)

J.-S. Kim, M. Makama, J. Petito, N.-H. Park, Frederick M Cohan, R. S. Dungan

The quorum sensing diversity within and between ecotypes of Bacillus subtilis
Environmental Microbiology (2012)

Polonca Stefanic, Francesca Decorosi, Carlo Viti, Janine Petito, Frederick M Cohan, Ines Mandic-Mulec

The variable subdomain of Escherichia coli SecA functions to regulate SecA ATPase activity and ADP release
Journal of Bacteriology (2012)

Sanchaita Das, Lorry M Grady, Jennifer Michtavy, Yayan Zhou, Frederick M Cohan, Manju M Hingorani, Donald B Oliver

Community ecology of hot spring cyanobacterial mats: predominant populations and their functional potential
ISME Journal (2011)

C. G. Klatt, J. M. Wood, D. B. Rusch, M. M. Bateson, N. Hamamura, J. F. Heidelberg, A. R. Grossman, D. Bhaya, Frederick M. Cohan, M. Kuhl, D. A. Bryant, D. M. Ward

Fine-scale distribution patterns of Synechococcus ecological diversity in the microbial mat of Mushroom Spring, Yellowstone National Park
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2011)

Eric D. Becraft, Frederick M. Cohan, Michael Kuhl, Sheila I. Jensen, David M. Ward

Influence of molecular resolution on sequence-based discovery of ecological diversity among Synechococcus populations in an alkaline siliceous hot spring microbial mat
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2011)

Melanie C. Melendrez, R. K. Lange, Frederick M Cohan, David M. Ward

Origins of bacterial diversity through horizontal gene transfer and adaptation to new ecological niches
FEMS Microbiology Reviews (2011)

Jane Wiedenbeck, Frederick M Cohan

The ecology of speciation in Bacillus
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2010)

Nora Connor, Johannes Sikorski, Alejandro P. Rooney, Sarah Kopac, Alexander F. Koeppel, Andrew Burger, Scott G. Cole, Elizabeth B. Perry, Danny Krizanc, Nicholas C. Field, Michele Slaton, Frederick M Cohan

Tracking bacterial responses to global warming with an ecotype-based systematics
Clinical Microbiology and Infection (2009)

Frederick M Cohan

Genomics, environmental genomics and the issue of microbial species
Heredity (2008)

Frederick M. Cohan, D. M. Ward, D. Bhaya, J. F. Heidelberg, M. Kuhl, A. Grossman

Identifying the fundamental units of bacterial diversity: A paradigm shift to incorporate ecology into bacterial systematics
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (2008)

A. F. Koeppel, E. B. Perry, J. Sikorski, A. Warner, D. M. Ward, A. P. Rooney, E. Brambilla, N. Connor, E. Nevo, R. M. Ratcliff, Frederick M. Cohan

The origins of ecological diversity in prokaryotes
Current Biology (2008)

Frederick M. Cohan, A. F. Koeppel

A systematics for identifying the fundamental units of bacterial diversity
Current Biology (2007)

Frederick M. Cohan, E. B. Perry

Estimating bacterial diversity from environmental DNA: A maximum likelihood approach
International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (2007)

Frederick M Cohan, D. Krizanc, Y. Lu

Mass spectroscopic analysis of lipopeptides from Bacillus strains isolated from diverse geographical locations
FEMS Microbiology Letters (2007)

N. Price, A. P. Rooney, J. L. Swezey, E. Perry, Frederick M. Cohan

Population level functional diversity in a microbial community revealed by comparative genomic and metagenomic analyses
ISME Journal (2007)

D. Bhaya, A. R. Grossman, A. Steunou, N. Khuri, Frederick M Cohan, N. Hamamura, M. C. Melendrez, M. M. Bateson, D. M. Ward, J. F. Heidelberg

Cyanobacterial ecotypes in the microbial mat community of Mushroom Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) as species-like units linking microbial community composition, structure and function
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B (2006)

D. M. Ward, M. M. Bateson, M. J. Ferris, M. Kuhl, A. Wieland, A. Koeppe, Frederick M Cohan

Toward a conceptual and operational union of bacterial systematics, ecology, and evolution
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B (2006)

Frederick M Cohan

Re-evaluating prokaryotic species
Nature Reviews Microbiology (2005)

D. Gevers, Frederick M Cohan, J. Lawrence, B. G. Spratt, T. Coenye, E. J. Feil, E. Stackebrandt, Y. Van de Peer, P. Vandamme, F. L. Thompson, J. Swings

Which species concept for bacteria?—An E-debate
Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2005)

S. Godreuil, Frederick M Cohan, H. Shah, M. Tibayrenc

Gradual evolution in bacteria: Evidence from Bacillus systematics
Microbiology (2003)

M. Feldgarden, N. Byrd, Frederick M Cohan

What are bacterial species?
Annual Review of Microbiology (2002)

Frederick M Cohan

Bacillus sonorensis sp. nov., a close relative of Bacillus licheniformis, isolated from soil in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2001)

M. M. Palmisano, L. K. Nakamura, K. E. Duncan, C. A. Istock, Frederick M Cohan

Bacterial species and speciation
Systematic Biology (2001)

Frederick M Cohan

Barriers to genetic exchange between bacterial species: Streptococcus pneumoniae transformation
Journal of Bacteriology (2000)

J. Majewski, P. Zawadzki, P. Pickerill, Frederick M Cohan, C. W. Dowson

Protein-coding genes as molecular markers for ecologically distinct populations: the case of two Bacillus species
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2000)

T. Palys, E. Berger, I. Mitrica, L. K. Nakamura, Frederick M Cohan

Adapt globally, act locally: The effect of selective sweeps on bacterial sequence diversity
Genetics (1999)

J. Majewski, Frederick M Cohan

DNA sequence similarity requirements for interspecific recombination in Bacillus
Genetics (1999)

J. Majewski, Frederick M Cohan

Relationship between the Bacillus subtilis clades associated with strains 168 and W23: a proposal for B. subtilis subsp. subtilis and B. subtilis subsp. spizizenii
International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (1999)

L. K. Nakamura, M. S. Roberts, Frederick M Cohan

The effect of mismatch repair and heteroduplex formation on sexual isolation in Bacillus
Genetics (1998)

Jacek Majewski, Frederick M Cohan

Discovery and classification of ecological diversity in the bacterial world: the role of DNA sequence data
International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (1997)

T. Palys, L. K. Nakamura, Frederick M Cohan

Bacillus vallismortis sp. nov., a close relative of Bacillus subtilis, isolated from soil in Death Valley, California
International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (1996)

Michael S. Roberts, Lawrence K. Nakamura, Frederick M Cohan

Homology among nearly all plasmids infecting three Bacillus species
Journal of Bacteriology (1996)

Piotr Zawadzki, Margaret A. Riley, Frederick M Cohan

The role of genetic exchange in bacterial evolution
ASM News (1996)

Frederick M Cohan

Book Chapters

A theory-based pragmatism for discovering and classifying newly divergent species of bacterial pathogens
Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Disease, 2nd edition (2017)

Frederick M Cohan, Sarah Kopac

Species
Reference Module in Life Sciences (2017)

Frederick M Cohan

Bacterial species concepts
The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (2016)

Frederick M Cohan

Species
Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics (2013)

Frederick M Cohan

Functional genomics in an ecological and evolutionary context: Maximizing the value of genomes in systems biology
Functional Genomics and Evolution of Photosynthetic Systems (2012)

David M. Ward(s), Christian G. Klatt, Jason Wood, Frederick M Cohan, Donald A. Bryant

A theory-based pragmatism for discovering and classifying newly divergent bacterial species
Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (2011)

Sarah Kopac, Frederick M. Cohan

Are species cohesive?—A view from bacteriology
Bacterial Population Genetics: A Tribute to Thomas S. Whittam (2011)

Frederick M Cohan

Functional genomics in an ecological and evolutionary context: Maximizing the value of genomes in systems biology
Functional Genomics and Evolution of Photosynthetic Systems (2011)

D. M. Ward, C. G. Klatt, J. Wood, Frederick M. Cohan, D. A. Bryant

Metagenomic approaches for the identification of microbial species
Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology, Volume I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches (2011)

D. M. Ward, M. C. Melendrez, E. D. Becraft, C. G. Klatt, J. Wood, Frederick M. Cohan

Sequence-based discovery of ecological diversity within Legionella
Legionella: State of the Art 30 Years after Its Recognition (2006)

Frederick M Cohan, A. Koeppel, D. Krizanc

Microbial diversity in hot spring cyanobacterial mats: pattern and prediction
Geothermal Biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park (2005)

Frederick M Cohan, D. M. Ward

Periodic selection and ecological diversity in bacteria
Selective Sweep (2005)

Frederick M Cohan

Concepts of bacterial biodiversity for the age of genomics
Microbial Genomes (2004)

Frederick M Cohan

Clonal structure: an overview
Published In

Frederick M Cohan

Clonal structure: population structure and clonality of bacteria
Encyclopedia of Evolution (2002)

Frederick M Cohan

Genetic structure of bacterial populations
Evolutionary Genetics from Molecules to Morphology (1999)

Frederick M Cohan

Short Reviews of Articles

Systematics: The Cohesive Nature of Bacterial Species Taxa
Current Biology (2019)

Frederick M Cohan

Bacterial Speciation: Genetic Sweeps in Bacterial Species
Current Biology (2016)

Frederick M Cohan

Comment on “Population genomics of early events in the ecological differentiation of bacteria”
Science (2012)

Sarah M Kopac, Frederick M Cohan

Prokaryotic sex: Eukaryote-like qualities of recombination in an Archaean lineage
Current Biology (2012)

Frederick M Cohan, Stephanie Aracena

Microbial genomics: E. coli relatives out of doors and out of body
Current Biology (2011)

Frederick M. Cohan, S. Kopac

Synthetic genome: Now that we’re creators, what should we create?
Current Biology (2010)

Frederick M Cohan

How we can all share the fight against infectious disease
Arcadia Political Magazine (2019)

Frederick M Cohan

As the world warms, deadly and disfiguring tropical diseases are inching their way toward the U.S.
Los Angeles Times (2018)

Frederick M Cohan, Isaac Klimasmith

Herbert W. Conn: Formative decades of microbiology and evolutionary biology
Microbe (2014)

Frederick M Cohan, Alexa Boesel

Science needs more Moneyball
American Scientist (2012)

Frederick M Cohan

Koufax’s perfect game–the tale of the data
Los Angeles Times (2011)

Frederick M Cohan

Interview

Q & A: Frederick Cohan
Current Biology (2011)

Frederick M Cohan