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Co-authors who have been mentees or advisees of Dr. Mikaelyan are in red

​       2024

  1. Wilkins, M. R., Rapciak, S. E., Goller, C. C., Weintraub, J., and Mikaelyan, A. (2024). Scaling the Wall: Overcoming barriers to STEM knowledge mobilization. Frontiers in Communication 9 1366207.

  2. Amanor, G. T., Acheampong, M. A., Luke, L., Smith, D., Ryan, M., Kermode, A., Morris, J., Cornelius, E. W., Eziah, V. Y., Fening, K. O., Clottey, V. A., Rangel, D. E. N., Tyson, C., & Mikaelyan, A. (2024) Viability and virulence of freeze-dried Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium acridum, and Hirsutella thompsonii isolates under non-refrigerated conditions in Ghana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 1-20.

  3. Beza-Beza, C. F., Wiegmann, B. M., Ware, J. A., Petersen, M., Gunter, N., Cole, M. E., Schwarz, M., Bertone, M. A., Young, D., & Mikaelyan, A. (2024) Chewing through challenges: Exploring the evolutionary pathways to wood-feeding in insects. BioEssays. 56:2300241. 

  4. Wang, Y. H., Mikaelyan, A., Coates, B. S., & Lorenzen, M. (2024). The Genome of Arsenophonus sp. and Its Potential Contribution in the Corn Planthopper, Peregrinus maidis. Insects, 15(2), 113.


  5. Schwarz, M.; Tokuda, G.; Osaki, H.; Mikaelyan, A. (2023). Reevaluating symbiotic digestion in cockroaches: Unveiling the hindgut’s contribution to digestion in wood-feeding Panesthiinae (Blaberidae). Insects. 14, 768.

  6. Carrijo, T.F., Engel, M.S., Chouvenc, T., Gile, G.H., Mikaelyan, A., Dedeine, F., Ware, J.L., Haifig, I., Arab, A., Constantini, J.P., Souza, J.P., and others. (2023). A call to termitologists: it is time to abandon the use of “lower” and “higher” termites. Insectes Sociaux.

  7. Mikaelyan, A., Torres, T. T., Meiklejohn, K., and Weidner, L. (2023). Blow flies. IMiLI (International Microbiology Literacy Initiative) Topic Framework. Learn more about IMiLI

  8. Luke, B., Acheampong, M. A., Rangel, D. E. N., Cornelius, E. W., Asante, S. K., Nboyine, J. A., Eziah, V. Y., Fening, K. O., Storm, C., Jessop, N., Clottey, V. A., Potin, O., Tyson, C., Moore, D., and Mikaelyan, A. (2023). The use of Beauveria bassiana for the control of the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus, in stored maize: Semi-field trials in Ghana. Fungal Biology. ​

  9. Schwarz, M., Beza-Beza, C.F. and Mikaelyan, A. (2023). Wood fibers are a crucial microhabitat for cellulose-and xylan-degrading bacteria in the hindgut of the wood-feeding beetle Odontotaenius disjunctusFrontiers in Microbiology, 14, p.1173696.


  10. Ashbrook, A. R., Mikaelyan, A., and Schal, C. (2022). Comparative Efficacy of a Fungal Entomopathogen with a broad host range against two human-associated pests. Insects, 13(9), 774.

  11. Cole, M. and Mikaelyan, A. (2022). Termites. IMiLI (International Microbiology Literacy Initiative) Topic Framework. Learn more about IMiLI


  12. Cole, M. E., Ceja-Navarro, J. A., and Mikaelyan, A. (2021). The power of poop: Defecation behaviors and social hygiene in insects. PLoS pathogens, 17(10), e1009964.

  13. Cross, K.L., Leigh, B.A., Hatmaker, E.A., Mikaelyan, A., Miller, A.K. and Bordenstein, S.R., 2021. Genomes of gut bacteria from Nasonia wasps shed light on phylosymbiosis and microbe-assisted hybrid breakdown. Msystems, 6(2), pp.e01342-20.

  14. Mikaelyan, A., 2021. Beating them with their own stick—tick uses amidase of bacterial origin as part of Its immune arsenal. Cell Host & Microbe, 29(1), pp.1-3.


  15. Lampert, N., Mikaelyan, A. and Brune, A., 2019. Diet is not the primary driver of bacterial community structure in the gut of litter-feeding cockroaches. BMC microbiology, 19(1), pp.1-14.

  16. Otani, S., Zhukova, M., Koné, N.G.A., da Costa, R.R., Mikaelyan, A., Sapountzis, P. and Poulsen, M., 2019. Gut microbial compositions mirror caste‐specific diets in a major lineage of social insects. Environmental microbiology reports, 11(2), pp.196-205.


  17. Tokuda, G., Mikaelyan, A., Fukui, C., Matsuura, Y., Watanabe, H., Fujishima, M. and Brune, A., 2018. Fiber-associated spirochetes are major agents of hemicellulose degradation in the hindgut of wood-feeding higher termites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(51), pp.E11996-E12004.

  18. Leigh, B.A., Bordenstein, S.R., Brooks, A.W., Mikaelyan, A. and Bordenstein, S.R., 2018. Finer-scale phylosymbiosis: insights from insect viromes. Msystems, 3(6), pp.e00131-18.


  19. Richards, C., Otani, S., Mikaelyan, A. and Poulsen, M., 2017. Pycnoscelus surinamensis cockroach gut microbiota respond consistently to a fungal diet without mirroring those of fungus-farming termites. PLoS One, 12(10), p.e0185745.

  20. Mikaelyan, A., Thompson, C.L., Meuser, K., Zheng, H., Rani, P., Plarre, R. and Brune, A., 2017. High‐resolution phylogenetic analysis of Endomicrobia reveals multiple acquisitions of endosymbiotic lineages by termite gut flagellates. Environmental microbiology reports, 9(5), pp.477-483.

  21. Mikaelyan, A., Meuser, K. and Brune, A., 2017. Microenvironmental heterogeneity of gut compartments drives bacterial community structure in wood-and humus-feeding higher termites. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(1).


  22. Strassert, J.F., Mikaelyan, A., Woyke, T. and Brune, A., 2016. Genome analysis of ‘Candidatus Ancillula trichonymphae’, first representative of a deep‐branching clade of Bifidobacteriales, strengthens evidence for convergent evolution in flagellate endosymbionts. Environmental microbiology reports, 8(5), pp.865-873.

  23. Ikeda‐Ohtsubo, W., Strassert, J.F., Köhler, T., Mikaelyan, A., Gregor, I., McHardy, A.C., Tringe, S.G., Hugenholtz, P., Radek, R. and Brune, A., 2016. ‘Candidatus Adiutrix intracellularis’, an endosymbiont of termite gut flagellates, is the first representative of a deep‐branching clade of Deltaproteobacteria and a putative homoacetogen. Environmental microbiology, 18(8), pp.2548-2564.

  24. Mikaelyan, A., Thompson, C.L., Hofer, M.J. and Brune, A., 2016. Deterministic assembly of complex bacterial communities in guts of germ-free cockroaches. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(4), pp.1256-1263.


  25. Rossmassler, K., Dietrich, C., Thompson, C., Mikaelyan, A., Nonoh, J.O., Scheffrahn, R.H., Sillam-Dussès, D. and Brune, A., 2015. Metagenomic analysis of the microbiota in the highly compartmented hindguts of six wood-or soil-feeding higher termites. Microbiome 3 (1), 1-6

  26. Mikaelyan, A., Köhler, T., Lampert, N., Rohland, J., Boga, H., Meuser, K. and Brune, A., 2015. Classifying the bacterial gut microbiota of termites and cockroaches: a curated phylogenetic reference database (DictDb). Systematic and applied microbiology, 38(7), pp.472-482.

  27. Mikaelyan, A., Dietrich, C., Köhler, T., Poulsen, M., Sillam‐Dussès, D. and Brune, A., 2015. Diet is the primary determinant of bacterial community structure in the guts of higher termites. Molecular ecology, 24(20), pp.5284-5295.

  28. Bauer, E., Lampert, N., Mikaelyan, A., Köhler, T., Maekawa, K. and Brune, A., 2015. Physicochemical conditions, metabolites and community structure of the bacterial microbiota in the gut of wood-feeding cockroaches (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 91(2), pp.1-14.


  29. Markande, A.R., Mikaelyan, A., Nayak, B.B., Patel, K.D., Vachharajani, N.B., Vennila, A., Rajendran, K.V. and Purushothaman, C.S., 2014. Analysis of midgut bacterial community structure of Neanthes chilkaensis from polluted mudflats of Gorai, Mumbai, India. Advances in Microbiology, 4(13), p.906.

  30. Otani, S., Mikaelyan, A., Nobre, T., Hansen, L.H., Koné, N.G.A., Sørensen, S.J., Aanen, D.K., Boomsma, J.J., Brune, A. and Poulsen, M., 2014. Identifying the core microbial community in the gut of fungus‐growing termites. Molecular Ecology, 23(18), pp.4631-4644.

  31. Mikaelyan, A., Strassert, J.F., Tokuda, G. and Brune, A., 2014. The fibre‐associated cellulolytic bacterial community in the hindgut of wood‐feeding higher termites (Nasutitermes spp.). Environmental Microbiology, 16(9), pp.2711-2722.


  32. Thompson, C.L., Mikaelyan, A. and Brune, A., 2013. Immune-modulating gut symbionts are not “Candidatus Arthromitus”. Mucosal immunology, 6(1), pp.200-201.


  33. Thompson, C.L., Vier, R., Mikaelyan, A., Wienemann, T. and Brune, A., 2012. ‘Candidatus Arthromitus’ revised: segmented filamentous bacteria in arthropod guts are members of Lachnospiraceae. Environmental microbiology, 14(6), pp.1454-1465

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