Lisa Klasson

Key publications

Gottlieb Y, Lalzar I, Klasson L. Distinctive Genome Reduction Rates Revealed by Genomic Analyses of Two Coxiella-Like Endosymbionts in Ticks. Genome Biol Evol. 2015, 7:1779-96.

Klasson L, Kumar N, Bromley R, Sieber K, Flowers M, Ott SH, Tallon LJ, Andersson SG, Dunning Hotopp JC. Extensive duplication of the Wolbachia DNA in chromosome four of Drosophila ananassae. BMC Genomics. 2014, 15:1097.

Schneider DI, Klasson L, Lind AE, Miller WJ. More than fishing in the dark: PCR of a dispersed sequence produces simple but ultrasensitive Wolbachia detection. BMC Microbiol. 2014,14:121.

Ellegaard KM, Klasson L, Andersson SG. Testing the reproducibility of multiple displacement amplification on genomes of clonal endosymbiont populations. PLoS One 2013, 8:e82319.

Ellegaard KM1, Klasson L*, Näslund K, Bourtzis K, Andersson SG. Comparative genomics of Wolbachia and the bacterial species concept. PLoS Genet. 2013, 9:e1003381. The authors contributed equally


Research interests

My research focuses on symbiotic bacteria that cannot live outside of their eukaryotic host cell. My main interests are in finding out how these tight associations affect genome evolution, determining genetic factors involved in host interactions, finding out how the host responds and exploring the diversity of symbiotic bacteria in nature. My group use mostly genome sequencing and comparative genomics to try to answer these questions, but we also investigating symbiotic phenotypes in the lab and collect arthropods from nature.

Group members

Lisa Klasson, PI
Guilherme Baiao, PhD student
Eleanor Heyworth, Post doc
Tom Martin, Lab technician


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