Peer-reviewed publications

PDFs of my first-author articles are freely available throught the links [PDF] after each article.


(1) Husník F, Chrudimský T, Hypša V: Multiple origins of endosymbiosis within the Enterobacteriaceae (γ-Proteobacteria): convergence of complex phylogenetic approaches. BMC Biology 2011, 9:87. [PDF], Supplementary material: alignments and trees

[Commentary by Hervé Philippe and Béatrice Roure: Difficult phylogenetic questions: more data, maybe; better methods, certainly. BMC Biology 2011, 9:91]


(2) Chrudimský T, Husník F, Nováková E, Hypša V: Candidatus Sodalis melophagi sp. nov.: phylogenetically independent comparative model to the tsetse fly symbiont Sodalis glossinidiusPLoS ONE 2012, 7(7): e40354. [PDF]


(3) Husnik F, Nikoh N, Koga R, Ross L, Duncan RP, Fujie M, Tanaka M, Satoh N, Bachtrog D, Wilson ACC, von Dohlen CD, Fukatsu T, McCutcheon JP: Horizontal Gene Transfer from Diverse Bacteria to an Insect Genome Enables a Tripartite Nested Mealybug Symbiosis. Cell 2013, 153(7): 1567-1578. [PDF]

[Commentary by Nicole Gerardo: The Give and Take of Host-Microbe Symbioses. Cell Host & Microbe 2013, 14(1): 1-3.]
[Commentary by Sheilagh Molloy: A symbiotic mosaic. Nature Reviews Microbiology 2013, 11: 510-11.]
[This article was featured on the cover of Cell, and was highlighted at National Geographic, the New York Times, the LA Times, Scientific American, and the ASM blog Small Things Considered.]


(4) Duncan RP, Husnik F, Van Leuven JT, Gilbert DG, Dávalos LM, McCutcheon JP, Wilson ACC: Dynamic recruitment of amino acid transporters to the insect/symbiont interface. Molecular Ecology 2014, 23(6): 1608-1623. [PDF]


(5) Nováková E, Husník F, Šochová E, Hypša V: Arsenophonus and Sodalis symbionts in louse flies: an analogy to the Wigglesworthia and Sodalis system in tsetse flies. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2015, 81(18): 6189-6199. 


(6) Kyselková M, Chrudimský T, Husník F, Chroňáková A, Heuer H, Smalla K, Elhottová D: Characterization of tet (Y)-carrying LowGC plasmids exogenously captured from cow manure at a conventional dairy farm. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2016, 92(6): fiw075.

(7) Husnik F, McCutcheon JP: Repeated replacement of an intrabacterial symbiont in the tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016, 113(3): E5416-5424. [PDF]

[This article was preprinted at the bioRxiv server, highlighted by Ed Yong at The Atlantic, and recommended  by Emmanuelle Jousselin and Fabrice Vavre at the Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology.] 

(8) Nováková E, Hypša V, Nguyen P, Husník F, Darby AC: Genome sequence of Candidatus Arsenophonus lipopteni, the exclusive symbiont of a blood sucking fly Lipoptena cervi (Diptera: Hippoboscidae). Standards in Genomic Sciences 2016, 11: 72. [PDF]


(9) Říhová J, Nováková E, Husnik F, Hypša V: Legionella becoming a mutualist: adaptive processes shaping the genome of symbiont in the louse Polyplax serrataGenome Biology and Evolution 2017, 9(11): 2946–2957. [bioRxiv preprint:]

(10) Šochová E, Husnik F, Nováková E, Halaijan A, Hypša V: Arsenophonus and Sodalis replacements shape evolution of symbiosis in louse flies. PeerJ 2017, 5:e4099. [PeerJ preprint: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3057v1]


(11) Gile GH, James ER, Tai V, Harper JT, Merrell TL, Boscaro V, Husník F, Scheffrahn RH, Keeling PJ: New Species of Spirotrichonympha from Reticulitermes and the Relationships Among Genera in Spirotrichonymphea (Parabasalia). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 2018, 65(2): 159-169.

(12) Husnik F & McCutcheon JP: Functional horizontal gene transfer from bacteria to eukaryotes. Nature Reviews Microbiology 2017, 16 (2): 67-79 [ReadCube Access] [PDF].

(13) Husnik FHost-symbiont-pathogen interactions in blood-feeding parasites: nutrition, immune cross-talk and gene exchange. Parasitology 2018, 145(10): 1294-1303 [PDF].

(14) Lukes J & Husnik F: Microsporidia: A Single Horizontal Gene Transfer Drives a Great Leap Forward (DISPATCH).  Current Biology 2018, 28(12): R712–R715 [PDF].


(15) Deeg CM, Zimmer MM, George EE, Husnik F, Keeling PJ, Suttle CA. Chromulinavorax destructans, a pathogen of microzooplankton that provides a window into the enigmatic candidate phylum Dependentiae. PLoS Pathogens 2019, 15(5):e1007801 [PDF]. [bioRxiv preprint:]

(16) Boscaro V, Husnik F, Vannini C, Keeling PJ. Symbionts of the ciliate Euplotes: diversity, patterns and potential as models for bacteria–eukaryote endosymbioses. Proc. R. Soc. B 2019, 286: 20190693.

(17) Gawryluk RMR, Tikhonenkov DV, Hehenberger E, Husnik F, Mylnikov AP, Keeling PJ. Non-photosynthetic predators are sister to red algae. Nature 2019, 572: 240–243 [ReadCube Access].

(18) Van Steenkiste NWL, Stephenson I, Herranz M, Husnik F, Keeling PJ, Leander BS. A new case of kleptoplasty in animals: Marine flatworms steal functional plastids from diatoms. Science Advances 2019, 5(7): eaaw4337 [PDF].

(19) Husnik F & Keeling PJ. The fate of obligate endosymbionts: reduction, integration, or extinction. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 2019, 58-59: 1-8 [PDF].

(20) Treitli S, Kolisko M, Husnik F, Keeling PJ, Hampl V. Revealing the metabolic capacity of Streblomastix strix and its bacterial symbionts using single-cell metagenomics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2019, 116 (39): 19675-19684.


(21) George EE, Husnik F, Tashyreva D, Prokopchuk G, Horak A, Kwong WK, Lukes J, Keeling PJ: Highly reduced genomes of protist endosymbionts show evolutionary convergence. Current Biology 2020, 30 (5): 925-933. [bioRxiv preprint:]

(22) Husnik F, Hypsa V, Darby A: Insect—symbiont gene expression in the midgut bacteriocytes of a blood-sucking parasite. Genome Biology and Evolution 2020, 12 (4): 429-442 [PDF]. [bioRxiv preprint]

Preprints of submitted/in review articles (NOT PEER-REVIEWED)

[I'll do my best to submit preprints of my first-author papers to the bioRxiv server and convince my co-authors to do the same whenever possible.]