Publications

Articles in Journals

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

Frederick M Cohan

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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.

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

Frederick M Cohan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Jane Wiedenbeck, Frederick M Cohan

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

 Frederick M Cohan

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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

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

Frederick M. Cohan, E. B. Perry

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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

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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

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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

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

M. Feldgarden, N. Byrd, Frederick M Cohan

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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

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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

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

 J. Majewski, Frederick M Cohan

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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

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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

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

 Piotr Zawadzki, Margaret A. Riley, Frederick M Cohan

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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

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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

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

 Frederick M Cohan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Frederick M. Cohan, A. F. Koeppel

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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

 

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

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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

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

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

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

Frederick M Cohan

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Bacterial species and speciation
Systematic Biology (2001)

Frederick M Cohan

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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

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

J. Majewski, Frederick M Cohan

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

 Jacek Majewski, Frederick M Cohan

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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

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

Frederick M Cohan

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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

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Bacterial species concepts
The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (2016)

Frederick M Cohan

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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

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

Frederick M Cohan

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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

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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

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

 Frederick M Cohan

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

 Frederick M Cohan

 

Species
Reference Module in Life Sciences (2017)

 Frederick M Cohan

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Species
Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics (2013)

Frederick M Cohan

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

 Sarah Kopac, Frederick M. Cohan

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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

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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

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

Frederick M Cohan

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Clonal structure: an overview

Published In

Frederick M Cohan

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

Frederick M Cohan

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Short Reviews of Articles

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

Frederick M Cohan

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

Sarah M Kopac, Frederick M Cohan

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

 Frederick M. Cohan, S. Kopac

 

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

Frederick M Cohan

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

Frederick M Cohan, Stephanie Aracena

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

Frederick M Cohan

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

 Frederick M Cohan

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

 Frederick M Cohan, Alexa Boesel

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

Frederick M Cohan

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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

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Science needs more Moneyball
American Scientist (2012)

Frederick M Cohan

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Interview

Q & A: Frederick Cohan
Current Biology (2011)

 Frederick M Cohan

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