23. Bowsher, A., Siefert, A., Shetty, P., Anacker, B.A., Strauss, S.Y., Friesen, M.L. Transcriptomic responses to conspecific and congeneric competition in co-occurring Trifolium. In press at J. of Ecology

22. Norman, J.S., Hare, J.R., Friesen, M.L.  Comment: Isolation and screening of bacteria for their diazotrophic potential and their influence on growth promotion of Maize seedlings in greenhouses. In press at Frontiers in Plant Science

21. Busby, P.E, Soman, C., Wagner, M.R., Friesen, M.L., Kremer, J., Bennett, A., Morsy, M, Eisen, J.A., Leach, J.E., Dangl, J.L. Research priorities for harnessing plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture. In press at PLoS Biology

20. Barker, Jessica; Bronstein, Judy; Friesen, Maren L.; Jones, Emily; Reeve, Hudson; Zink, Andrew; Frederickson, Megan. Synthesizing perspectives on the evolution of cooperation within and between species. In press at Evolution

19. Norman, J.S., Friesen, M.L. (2017) Recalcitrant N acquisition by soil diazotrophs: How the ability to release exoenzymes affects N fixation by terrestrial free-living diazotrophs ISME doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.127 [online 2016]

18. Porter, S.S., Chang, P.L., Conow, C.A., Dunham, J.P., Friesen, M.L. (2017) Biogeographic patterns and adaptive variation in the pangenome of symbiotic Mesorhizobia adapted to serpentine soils ISME 11(1), 248-262. doi: doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.88 [online 2016]

17. Moriuchi, K., Friesen M.L., Cordeiro, M.A., Badri, M., Vu, W., Main, B., Aouani, M.E., Nuzhdin, S.V., Strauss, S.Y., von Wettberg, E.J. (2016) Salinity adaptation and the contribution of parental environmental effects in Medicago truncatula. PLOS ONE 4;11(3):e0150350. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150350

16. MacKellar, D., Lieber, L., Norman, J.S., Bolger, A., Tobin, C., Murray, J.W., Oksaksin, M., Chang, R., Ford, T., Nguyen, P., Woodward, J.E., Permingeat, H., Joshi, N., Silver, P., Usadel, B., Rutherford, A.W., Friesen, M.L., Prell, J. (2016) Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus does not fix nitrogen. Scientific Reports Feb 1;6:20086. doi: 10.1038/srep20086



Biologist busts the myth of the ‘unicorn’ bacteria


15. A.P. Alivisatos, M.J. Blaser, E.L. Brodie, M. Chun, J.L. Dangl, T.J. Donohue, J.A. Eisen, J.A. Gilbert, J.L. Green, J.K. Jansson, R. Knight, M.E. Maxon, M.J. McFall-Ngai, J.F. Miller, K.S. Pollard, E.G. Ruby, S.A. Taha, Unified Microbiome Initiative Consortium [M.L. Friesen Consortium author] (2015) Harnessing the Earth’s Microbiomes: A call for a Unified Microbiome Initiative Science, 350(6260): 507-508.

14. Jones, E.I.; Afkhami, M.E.; Akcay, E.; Bronstein, J.L.; Bshary, R.; Frederickson, M.E.; Heath, K.D.; Hoeksema, J.; Ness, J.; Pankey, M.S.; Porter, S.S.; Sachs, J.L.; Scharnagl, K.; Friesen, M.L. (2015) Cheaters must prosper: Reconciling theoretical and empirical perspectives on cheating in mutualism. Ecology Letters 18(11):1270-1284 DOI: 10.1111/ele.12507



13. Vu, W. T., Chang, P. L., Moriuchi, K. S., & Friesen, M. L. (2015). Genetic variation of transgenerational plasticity of offspring germination in response to salinity stress and the seed transcriptome of Medicago truncatula. BMC evolutionary biology15(1), 59. [Highly Accessed]

12. Friesen, M.L.*, von Wettberg, E.J.B.*, Badri, M.*, Moriuchi, K.S., Barhoumi, F.,  Cuellar-Ortiz, S., Chang, P.L., Cordeiro, M.A., Vu, W.T., Arraouadi, S., Djébali, N., Zribi, K., Badri, Y., Porter, S.S., Aouani, M.E., Cook, D.R., Strauss, S.Y., and Nuzhdin, S.V. (2014) The Ecological and Genomic Basis of Salinity Adaptation in Tunisian Medicago truncatula. BMC Genomics.

11. Castro, B., Moriuchi, K.S., Friesen, M.L., Badri, M., Nuzhdin, S.V., Strauss, S.Y., Cook, D.R., von Wettberg, E.J. (2013) Parental environments and interactions with conspecifics alter salinity tolerance of offspring in the annual Medicago truncatula. Journal of Ecology 101.5: 1281-1287.

10. Dunham, J.P., & Friesen, M.L. (2013) A cost-effective method for high-throughput construction of Illumina sequencing libraries. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 2013.9: pdb-prot074187. PMID: 24003196

9. Friesen, M. L., & Heath, K. D. (2013) One hundred years of solitude: integrating single-strain inoculations with community perspectives in the legume–rhizobium symbiosis. New Phytologist. 198(1), 7-9. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12173 PMID: 23363490

8. Nuzhdin, S. V., Friesen, M.L., McIntyre, L.L. (2012) Genotype-phenotype mapping in a post GWAS world. Trends in Genetics DOI: 10.1016/j.tig.2012.06.003. PMID: 22818580 PDF

7. Friesen, M.L. (2012) Widespread fitness alignment in the rhizobia-legume symbiosis. New Phytologist 194(4): 1096-1111 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04099.x  PMID: 22404688

6. Jung, S.*, Menda, N.*, Redmond, S., Buels, R.M., Friesen, M.L., Bendana, Y., Sanderson, L., Lapp, H., Lee, T., MacCallum, B., Mueller, L.A., Main, D., Cain, S., Clements, D. (2011) The Chado Natural Diversity module. A new generic schema for large-scale phenotyping and genotyping data.  Database. DOI: 10.1093/database/bar051 PMID: 22120662

5. Friesen M.L., Sachs J.L., Porter S.S., von Wettberg E.J., Stark S.C., Martinez-Romero E. (2011) Microbially Mediated Plant Functional Traits. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics vol. 42:23-36 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-102710-145039. PDF

4. Friesen, M.L., Cordeiro, M.A.., Penmetsa, R.V., Badri, M.,  Huguet, T., Aouani, M.E., Cook, D.R., Nuzhdin, S.V. (2010) Population genomic analysis of Tunisian Medicago truncatula reveals candidates for local adaptation. The Plant Journal 63(4): 623-635. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04267.x PMID: 20545888 PDF

3. Friesen M.L.* and von Wettberg E.J.* (2010) Adapting genomics to study the evolution and ecology of agricultural systems. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 13(2): 119-125. DOI:10.1016/j.pbi.2009.11.003 PMID: 20022289 PDF

2. Friesen, M.L. and Mathias, A. (2010) Mixed infections may promote diversification of mutualistic symbionts: why are there ineffective rhizobia? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(2): 323-334. DOI:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01902.x PMID: 20002933

1. Friesen, M.L., Saxer, G. Travisano, M., Doebeli, M. (2004) Experimental evidence for sympatric ecological diversification due to frequency-dependent competition in Escherichia coli. Evolution 58(2): 245-260. DOI:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb01642.x PMID: 1506834

Book Chapters

contributed box to: Baskett, C.A., and D.W. Schemske. (2015) Evolution and Genetics of. Mutualism. in Mutualism, editor J. L. Bronstein, Oxford University Press.

2. ML Friesen (2013) Microbially Mediated Plant Functional Traits. Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere: Volume 1 & 2, ed F. de Bruijn DOI: 10.1002/9781118297674.ch8 Link  PDF *Note: focuses on root functional traits

1. ML Friesen, EI Jones (2012) Modelling the evolution of mutualistic symbioses. Bacterial Molecular Networks, Methods in Molecular Biology. eds van Helden, J., Toussaint, A., Thieffry, D. Volume 804, 2012, pp 481-499. Link PDF

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