Stephen Mondo

Stephen was a Ph.D. student in the Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. He graduated in the Summer 2013. He worked on ecology and evolution of bacterial endosymbionts of fungi. To learn more about Stephen's work, read:

Mondo, S.J., K.H. Toomer, J.B. Morton, Y. Lekberg and T.E. Pawlowska.  2012. Evolutionary stability in a 400-million-year-old heritable facultative mutualism.  Evolution 66: 2564-2576. Abstract

Desirò, A., A. Salvioli, E.L. Ngonkeu, S.J. Mondo, S. Epis, A. Faccio, A. Kaech, T.E. Pawlowska and P. Bonfante.  2013.  Detection of a novel intracellular microbiome hosted in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.  ISME Journal doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.151. Abstract

Mondo, S. J., A. Salvioli, P. Bonfante, J.B. Morton and T. E. Pawlowska. 2016. Nondegenerative evolution in ancient heritable bacterial endosymbionts of fungi. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33(9): 22162231, 10.1093/molbev/msw086. Abstract

Mondo, S.J., O.A. Lastovetsky, M.L. Gaspar, N.H. Schwardt, C.C. Barber, R. Riley, H. Sun, I.V. Grigoriev, and T.E. Pawlowska. 2017. Bacterial endosymbionts influence host sexuality and reveal reproductive genes of early divergent fungi. Nature Communications 8: 1843, 10.1038/s41467-017-02052-8. Abstract

Lastovetsky O.A., E. Ahn*, S.J. Mondo, K.H. Toomer*, A. Zhang*, L.M. Johnson & T.E. Pawlowska. 2018. Distribution and population structure of endobacteria in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at North Atlantic dunes. The ISME Journal 10.1038/s41467-017-02052-8. Abstract

Pawlowska T.E., M.L. Gaspar, O.A. Lastovetsky, S.J. Mondo, I. Real-Ramirez, E. Shakya*, P. Bonfante. 2018. Biology of fungi and their bacterial endosymbionts. Annual Review of Phytopathology 56:289-309, 10.1146/annurev-phyto-080417-045914. Abstract

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