Marcus Dillon

Marcus Dillon, PhD.
Postdoctoral fellow

Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest University, Biology and French, 2011
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, 2016



Precise measurement of the fitness effects of spontaneous mutations by droplet digital PCR in Burkholderia cenocepacia.
Rana, A, Patton, D, Turner, NT, Dillon, MM, Cooper, VS, Sung, W.
Genetics.219,2021. PubMed PMID:34849876

Comparative genomic insights into the epidemiology and virulence of plant pathogenic pseudomonads from Turkey.
Dillon, MM, Ruiz-Bedoya, T, Bundalovic-Torma, C, Guttman, KM, Kwak, H, Middleton, MA, Wang, PW, Horuz, S, Aysan, Y, Guttman, DS.
Microb Genom.7,2021. PubMed PMID:34227931

Immunodiversity of the Arabidopsis ZAR1 NLR Is Conveyed by Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinase Sensors.
Martel, A, Laflamme, B, Seto, D, Bastedo, DP, Dillon, MM, Almeida, RND, Guttman, DS, Desveaux, D.
Front Plant Sci.11,2020. PubMed PMID:32983191

The pan-genome effector-triggered immunity landscape of a host-pathogen interaction.
Laflamme, B, Dillon, MM, Martel, A, Almeida, RND, Desveaux, D, Guttman, DS.
Science.367,2020. PubMed PMID:32054757

Molecular Evolution of Pseudomonas syringae Type III Secreted Effector Proteins.
Dillon, MM, Almeida, RND, Laflamme, B, Martel, A, Weir, BS, Desveaux, D, Guttman, DS.
Front Plant Sci.10,2019. PubMed PMID:31024592

Recombination of ecologically and evolutionarily significant loci maintains genetic cohesion in the Pseudomonas syringae species complex.
Dillon, MM, Thakur, S, Almeida, RND, Wang, PW, Weir, BS, Guttman, DS.
Genome Biol.20,2019. PubMed PMID:30606234

Periodic Variation of Mutation Rates in Bacterial Genomes Associated with Replication Timing.
Dillon, MM, Sung, W, Lynch, M, Cooper, VS.
mBio.9,2018. PubMed PMID:30131359

Genetic requirements for Staphylococcus aureus nitric oxide resistance and virulence.
Grosser, MR, Paluscio, E, Thurlow, LR, Dillon, MM, Cooper, VS, Kawula, TH, Richardson, AR.
PLoS Pathog.14,2018. PubMed PMID:29554137

Genome-Wide Biases in the Rate and Molecular Spectrum of Spontaneous Mutations in Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio fischeri.
Dillon, MM, Sung, W, Sebra, R, Lynch, M, Cooper, VS.
Mol Biol Evol.34,2017. PubMed PMID:27744412

The Fitness Effects of Spontaneous Mutations Nearly Unseen by Selection in a Bacterium with Multiple Chromosomes.
Dillon, MM, Cooper, VS.
Genetics.204,2016. PubMed PMID:27672096

Evolution of the Insertion-Deletion Mutation Rate Across the Tree of Life.
Sung, W, Ackerman, MS, Dillon, MM, Platt, TG, Fuqua, C, Cooper, VS, Lynch, M.
G3 (Bethesda).6,2016. PubMed PMID:27317782

Benefit of transferred mutations is better predicted by the fitness of recipients than by their ecological or genetic relatedness.
Wang, Y, Diaz Arenas, C, Stoebel, DM, Flynn, K, Knapp, E, Dillon, MM, W√ľnsche, A, Hatcher, PJ, Moore, FB, Cooper, VS, Cooper, TF.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.113,2016. PubMed PMID:27091964

Diverse phenotypic and genetic responses to short-term selection in evolving Escherichia coli populations.
Dillon, MM, Rouillard, NP, Van Dam, B, Gallet, R, Cooper, VS.
Evolution.70,2016. PubMed PMID:26995338

The Rate and Molecular Spectrum of Spontaneous Mutations in the GC-Rich Multichromosome Genome of Burkholderia cenocepacia.
Dillon, MM, Sung, W, Lynch, M, Cooper, VS.
Genetics.200,2015. PubMed PMID:25971664

The yield of experimental yeast populations declines during selection.
Jasmin, JN, Dillon, MM, Zeyl, C.
Proc Biol Sci.279,2012. PubMed PMID:22951743

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