Publications

Fournier GP, Andam CP, Gogarten JP (2015) Ancient Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Last Common Ancestors. BMC Evol Biol. 15:70 DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015- 0350-0.

Fournier GP, Alm EJ (2015). Ancestral Reconstruction of a Pre-LUCA Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase Ancestor Supports the Late Addition of Trp to the Genetic Code. J Mol Evol. 80(3-4):171- 85.

Rothman D, Fournier GP, French, KL, Alm EJ, Boyle, EA, Cao C, Summons RE (2014). Methanogenic Burst in the End-Permian Carbon Cycle. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 111(15):5462-7.

Fournier GP, Andam C, Alm EJ, Gogarten JP (2011). Molecular evolution of synthetase proteins in the early history of life. Orig Life Evol Biosph. 41(6):621-632.

Williams D*, Fournier GP*, Lapierre P, Swithers KS, Green AG, Andam CP, Gogarten JP. (2011). A Rooted Net of Life. Biology Direct. 6:45. *Equal first co-authorship

Swithers KS, Fournier GP, Green AG, Gogarten JP, Lapierre P (2011). Reassessment of the lineage fusion hypothesis for the origin of double membrane bacteria. PLoS One. 6(8):e23774.

Andam CP, Fournier GP, Gogarten JP (2011). Multi-level populations and the evolution of antibiotic resistance through horizontal gene transfer. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 35(5):756-67.

Fournier GP, Dick AA, Williams D, Gogarten JP (2011). Evolution of the Archaea: emerging views on origins and phylogeny. Res Microbiol. 162(1):92-98.

Fournier GP, Gogarten JP (2010). Rooting the Ribosomal Tree of Life. Mol Biol Evol. 27(8):1792-1801.

Fournier GP, Neumann JE, Gogarten JP (2010). Inferring the Ancient History of the Translation Machinery and Genetic Code via Recapitulation of Ribosomal Subunit Assembly Orders. PLoS One 5(3): e9437.

Fournier GP (2010): Rooting the Tree of Life. Chapter 6 in “Molecular Phylogeny of Organisms”, Oren A and Papke T (eds.), Caister Academic Press.

Swithers KS, Senejani AG, Fournier GP, Gogarten JP. (2009). Conservation of Intron and Intein Insertion Sites: Implications for Life Histories of Parasitic Genetic Elements. BMC Evol Biol. 9:303.

Swithers KS, Gogarten JP, Fournier GP (2009). Trees in the Web of Life. J. Biol 8(6):54.

Fournier GP, Huang J, Gogarten JP (2009). Horizontal gene transfer from extinct and extant lineages: biological innovation and the coral of life. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 364, 2229-2239.

Zhaxybayeva O, Swithers KS, Lapierre P, Fournier GP, Bickhart DM, DeBoy RT, Nelson KE, Nesbo CL, Doolittle WF, Gogarten JP, Noll KM (2009). On the chimeric nature, thermophilic origin, and phylogenetic placement of the Thermotogales. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106(14):5865-5870.

Fournier G (2009). Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of methanogenic pathways. Methods Mol Biol. 532:163-179.

Fournier GP (2009):Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Evolution of Methanogenic Pathways. Chapter 9 in “Horizontal Gene Transfer: Genomes in Flux” (Methods in Molecular Biology), Gogarten MB, Gogarten JP, Olendzenski LC (eds.), Humana Press.

Fournier GP and Gogarten JP (2008). Evolution of Acetoclastic Methanogenesis in Methanosarcina via Horizontal Gene Transfer from Cellulolytic Clostridia. J. Bacteriol. 190 (3) 1124-1127.

Gogarten JP, Fournier G, Zhaxybayeva O (2008). Gene transfer and the reconstruction of life’s early history from the molecular record. Space Sci Rev 135:115-131.

Noonan EJ, Fournier GP, Hightower LE (2008). Surface expression of Hsp70B’ in response to proteasome inhibition in human colon cells. Cell Stress Chaperones 13:105-110.

Fournier GP (2008): Evolution of the Genetic Code: Computational Methods and Inferences. Chapter 3 in “Computational Methods for Understanding Bacterial and Archaeal Genomes”, Xu Y, Gogarten JP (eds.), Imperial College Press, London.

Fournier GP, Gogarten JP (2007). Signature of a Primitive Genetic Code in Ancient Protein Lineages. J Mol Evol 65(4):425-436.

Wei J, Goldberg MB, Burland V, Venkatesan MM, Deng W, Fournier G, Mayhew GF, Plunkett G 3 rd , Rose DJ, Darling A, Mau B, Perna NT, Payne SM, Runyen-Janecky LJ, Zhou S, Schwartz DC, Blattner FR.(2003). Complete genome sequence and comparative genomics of Shigella flexneri serotype 2a strain 2457T. Infect Immun 71(5):2775-2786.

Pogue, BW, O’Hara JA, Goodwin IA, Wilmot CJ, Fournier GP, Akay AR, Swartz H (2002). Tumor PO(2) changes during photodynamic therapy depend upon photosensitizer type and time after injection. Comp. Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 132(1):177-184.