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Macorano, L., Binny, T.M., Spiegl, T., Klimenko, V., Singer, A., Oberleitner, L., Applegate, V., Seyffert, S., Stefanski, A., Gremer, L., Gertzen, C.G.W., Höppner, A., Smits, S.H.J., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2023) DNA-binding and protein structure of nuclear factors likely acting in genetic information processing in the Paulinella chromatophore. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 120: e2221595120. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2221595120.

Zakharova, A., Tashyreva, D., Butenko, A., Morales, J., Saura, A., Svobodová, M., Poschmann, G., Nandipati, S., Zakharová, A., Noyvert, D., Gahura, O., Týč, J., Stühler, K., Kostygov, A.Y., Nowack, E.C.M., Lukeš, J., and Yurchenko, V. (2023) A neo-functionalized homolog of host transmembrane protein controls localization of bacterial endosymbionts in the trypanosomatid Novymonas esmeraldas. Curr Biol. 33: 2690-2701. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.04.060.

Morales, J.*, Ehret, G.*, Poschmann, G., Reinicke, T., Maurya, A.K., Kröninger, L., Zanini, D., Wolters, R., Kalyanaraman, D., Krakovka, M., Bäumers, M., Stühler, K., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2023) Host-symbiont interactions in Angomonas deanei include the evolution of a host-derived dynamin ring around the endosymbiont division site. Curr Biol. 33: 28-40. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.11.020.
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Oberleitner, L.,  Perrar, A., Macorano, L., Huesgen, P.F., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2022) A bipartite chromatophore transit peptide and N-terminal protein processing in the Paulinella chromatophore. Plant Phys 189: 152-164. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiac012

Macorano, L. and Nowack, E.C.M. (2021) Quick Guide: Paulinella chromatophora. Curr Biol. 31: R1024-R1026. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.028.

Lhee, D., Lee, J-M., Ettahi, K., Cho, C.H., Ha, J.-S., Chan, Y.-F., Zelzion, U., Stephens, T.G., Price, D.C., Gabr, A., Nowack, E.C.M., Bhattacharya, D., and Yoon, H.S. (2021) Amoeba genome reveals dominant host contribution to plastid endosymbiosis. Mol Biol Evol. 38: 344-357. doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msaa206.

Oberleitner, L., Poschmann, G., Macorano, L., Schott-Verdugo, S., Gohlke, H., Stühler, K., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2020) The puzzle of metabolite exchange and identification of putative octotrico peptide repeat expression regulators in the nascent photosynthetic organelles of Paulinella chromatophora. Front Microbiol 11, 607182. doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.607182.

Nettersheim, B., Brocks, J., Schwelm, A., Hope, J., Not, F., Lomas, M., Schmidt, C., Schiebel, R., Nowack, E.C.M., De Deckker, P., Pawlowski, J., Bowser, S., Bobrovskiy, I., Zonneveld, K., Kucera, M., Stuhr, M., and Hallmann, C. (2019) Putative sponge biomarkers in unicellular Rhizaria question an early rise of animals. Nature Ecol Evol 3: 577-581. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0806-5.

Oberleitner, L., Ehret, G., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2019) Mikrobielle Symbiosen und die Evolution neuer Organellen. BIOspektrum 25: 268-270. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12268-019-1043-9.

Nowack, E.C.M. and Weber, A.P.M. (2018) Genomics-informed insights into endosymbiotic organelle evolution in photosynthetic eukaryotes. Annu Rev Plant Biol 69: 51-84. doi.org/10.1146/annurev-arplant-042817-040209.

Singer, A., Poschmann, G., Mühlich, C., Valadez-Cano, C., Hänsch, S., Hüren, V., Rensing, S.A., Stühler, K., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2017) Massive protein import into the early evolutionary stage photosynthetic organelle of the amoeba Paulinella chromatophora. Curr Biol 27: 2763-2773. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.010.

Mergaert, P., Kikuchi, Y., Shigenobu, S., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2017) Metabolic integration of bacterial endosymbionts through antimicrobial peptides. Trends Microbiol 25: 703-712. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2017.04.007.

Zhang, R., Nowack, E.C.M., Price, D.C., Bhattacharya, D., and Grossman, A.R. (2017) Impact of light intensity and quality on chromatophore and nuclear gene expression in Paulinella chromatophora, an amoeba with nascent photosynthetic organelles. Plant Journal 90: 221-234. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13488.

Morales, J.*, Kokkori, S.*, Weidauer, D., Chapman, J., Goltsman, E., Rokhsar, D., Grossman, A.R., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2016) Development of a toolbox to dissect host-endosymbiont interactions and protein trafficking in the trypanosomatid Angomonas deanei. BMC Evol Biol 16: 247. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-016-0820-z.
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Nowack, E.C.M., Price, D.C., Bhattacharya, D., Singer, A., Melkonian, M., and Grossman, A.R. (2016) Gene transfers from diverse bacteria compensate for reductive genome evolution in the chromatophore of Paulinella chromatophora. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 113: 12214-12219. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1608016113.

Yang, W., Wittkopp, T.M., Li, X., Warakanont, J., Dubini, A., Catalanotti, C., Kim, R.G., Nowack, E.C.M., Mackinder, L., Aksoy, M., Page, M.D., D’Adamo, S., Saroussi, S., Heinnickel, M., Johnson, X., Richaud, P., Alric J., Boehm, M., Jonikas, M.C., Benning, C., Merchant, S.S., Posewitz, M.C., and Grossman, A.R. (2015). Critical role of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ferredoxin-5 in maintaining membrane structure and dark metabolism. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 112: 14978-14983. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1515240112.

Nowack, E.C.M. and Grossman, A.R. (2015). Evolutionary pressures and the establishment of endosymbiotic associations. In: Life in Extreme Environments, Microbial Evolution under Extreme Conditions (Corien Bakermans, ed) Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Munich/Boston. pp. 223-246.

Nowack, E.C.M. (2014). Paulinella chromatophora - rethinking the transition from endosymbiont to organelle. Acta Soc Bot Pol 83, 387-397. Invited review, contributing to a themed issue on the Evolution of plant cells. pdf

Nowack, E.C.M. (2012). Evolution eines photosynthetischen Organells. Biospektrum 3: 337. SpringerLink

Nowack, E.C.M. and Grossman, A.R. (2012). Trafficking of protein into the recently established photosynthetic organelles of Paulinella chromatophora. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 109, 5340-5345. pubmed

Nowack, E.C.M., Vogel, H., Groth, M., Grossman, A.R., Melkonian, M., and Glöckner, G. (2011). Endosymbiotic gene transfer and transcriptional regulation of transferred genes in Paulinella chromatophora. Mol Biol Evol 28, 407-422. pubmed

Nowack, E.C.M. and Melkonian, M. (2010). Endosymbiotic associations within protists. Phil Trans Royal Soc B 365, 699-712. pubmed

Nowack, E.C.M., Melkonian, M. and Glöckner, G. (2008). Chromatophore genome sequence of Paulinella sheds light on acquisition of photosynthesis by eukaryotes. Curr Biol 18, 410-418. pubmed

Marin, B.*, Nowack, E.C.M.*, Glöckner, G., and Melkonian, M. (2007). The ancestor of the Paulinella chromatophore obtained a carboxysomal operon by horizontal gene transfer from a Nitrococcus-like gamma-proteobacterium. BMC Evol Biol 7, 85. pubmed
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Marin, B., Nowack, E.C.M., and Melkonian, M. (2005). A plastid in the making: Evidence for a second primary endosymbiosis. Protist 156, 425-432. pubmed

Nowack, E.C.M., Podola, B., and Melkonian, M. (2005). The 96-well twin-layer system: A novel approach in the cultivation of microalgae. Protist 156, 239-251. pubmed

Podola, B., Nowack, E.C.M., and Melkonian, M. (2004). The use of multiple-strain algal sensor chips for the detection and identification of volatile organic compounds. Biosens Bioelectron 19, 1253-1260. pubmed


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