Yan Wang, Ph.D.

 

Publications

 
  1. Wang Y, White MM, and Moncalvo J-M. 2019. Diversification of the gut fungi (Harpellales) co-occurred with the origin of complete metamorphosis of their symbiotic insect hosts (lower Diptera). Mol Phylogenet Evol 139: 106550.[pdf]
  2. Wang Y, Youssef NH, Couger MB, Hanafy RA, Elshahed MS, Stajich JE. 2019. Molecular dating of the emergence of anaerobic rumen fungi and the impact of laterally acquired genes. mSystems 4(4): e00247-19.[pdf]
  3. Wang Y, Stata M, Wang W, Stajich JE, White MM, and Moncalvo J-M. 2018. Comparative genomics reveals the core gene toolbox for the fungus-insect symbiosis. mBio 9(3): e00636-18.[pdf]
  4. Wang Y, White MM, Kvist S, Moncalvo JM. 2016. Genome-wide survey of gut fungi (Harpellales) reveals the first horizontally transferred ubiquitin gene from a mosquito host. Mol Biol Evol 33: 2544-2554.[pdf]
  5. Wang Y, White MM, Moncalvo JM. 2016. Draft Genome Sequence of Capniomyces stellatus, the obligate gut fungal symbiont of stonefly. Genome Announc 4(4): e00804-16.[pdf]
  6. Wang Y, Tretter ED, Johnson EM, Kandel P, Lichtwardt RW, Novak SJ, Smith JF, White MM. 2014. Using a five-gene phylogeny to test morphology-based hypotheses of Smittium and allies, endosymbiotic gut fungi (Harpellales) associated with arthropods. Mol Phylogenet Evol 79: 23–41.[pdf]
  7. Wang Y, Tretter ED, Lichtwardt RW and White MM. 2013. Overview of 75 years of Smittium research, establishing a new genus for Smittium culisetae, and prospects for future revisions of the “Smittium” clade. Mycologia 105: 90-111.[pdf]
  8. Wang Y. 2008. Morphological and anatomical comparative studies on needles structure of 4 species in Pinaceae in Shanxi Province. Shanxi Forestry Science and Technology 2: 16–19.
  9. Wang Y, Zhang F. 2008. Study on the classification and ordination of wetland vegetations in Lianbo flooding plain of Fen river, Shanxi. Highlights of Sciencepaper Online 1(11): 1285–1291.
  10. Glover N, Dessimoz C, Ebersberger I, Forslund SK, Gabaldón T, Huerta-Cepas J, Martin MJ, Muffato M, Patricio M, Pereira C, da Silva AS, Wang Y, Sonnhammer E, Thomas PD, and Quest for Orthologs Consortium. 2019. Advances and Applications in the Quest for Orthologs. Mol Biol Evol 36: 2157–2164.[fulltext]
  11. Murphy CM, Youssef NH, Hanafy RA, Couger MB, Stajich JE., Wang Y, Baker K, Dagar SS, Griffith GW, Farag IF, Callaghan TM, and Elshahed MS. 2019. Horizontal gene transfer as an indispensable driver for Neocallimastigomycota evolution into a distinct gut-dwelling fungal lineage. Appl Environ Microbiol 85: e00988-19.[pdf]
  12. Knudsen K, Adams J, Kocourková J, Wang Y, Ortañez J, Stajich JE. 2019. The monophyletic Sarcogyne canadensis–wheeleri clade, a newly recognized group sister to the European Acarospora glaucocarpa group. The Bryologist. Accepted.
  13. Tretter ED, Johnson EM, Benny GL, Wang Y, Kandel P, White MM. 2014. An eight-gene molecular phylogeny of the Kickxellomycotina, including the first phylogenetic placement of Asellariales. Mycologia 106: 912-935.[pdf]
  14. Tretter ED, Johnson EM, Wang Y, Kandel P, White MM. 2013. Examining new phylogenetic markers to uncover the evolutionary history of early-diverging fungi: comparing MCM7, TSR1 and rRNA genes for single- and multi-gene analyses of the Kickxellomycotina. Persoonia 30: 106–125.[pdf]
  15. Schoch CL, Seifert KA, Huhndorf S, Robert V, Spouge JL, Levesque CA, Chen W, (et al. with over 100 authors as Fungal Barcoding Consortium). 2012. The nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. P Natl Acad Sci USA 109(16):6241–6246.[pdf]

Invited Talks

 
  1. 2019. Invited symposium speaker, "Evolution and comparative genomics of zygomycete fungi", Genealogy of Life Symposium, the 86th Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  2. 2019. Invited symposium speaker, "Genomic insights into the insect-fungus interactions, using the example of Diptera gut symbionts—Harpellales", Animal-Associated Fungi Symposium, the 86th Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  3. 2019. Invited speaker, "Anaerobic gut fungi (Neocallimastigomycota)—cryptic evolution and cross-kingdom gene transfers in teh rumen of herbivorous mammals", 30th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, California, USA.
  4. 2018. Invited speaker, "Phylogenomics of the anaerobic gut fungi and the discovery of a cryptic tripartite symbiosis in the ruminant mammals", Special Interest Group meeting (Anaerobic Fungi: Genomics and Biotechnological potential), the 11th International Mycological Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  5. 2017. Invited Seminar Series speaker, "Evolutionary adaptation and genomic interactions between Dipteran insects and their gut fungi", Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai, China.
  6. 2017. Invited speaker, "Biodiversity, genome evolution, and phylogenomics of the microbial insect gut fungi—Harpellales (Kickxellomycotina, Zoopagomycota)", Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China.
  7. 2017. Invited speaker, “Genomic evolution of the insect gut commensals—Harpellales (Kickxellomycotina, Zoopagomycota)”, 1000 Fungal Genomes and More (Fungal Genomics workshop), DOE JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment Meeting, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.
  8. 2017. Invited seminar, “Comparative genomics and phylogenetics of a group of microbial fungi from the guts of insects”, Department of Nematology, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA.
  9. 2016. Invited speaker, “Genome characters and evolution of gut fungi, Smittium and allies”, ZyGoLife annual meeting, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.

Other Conference Contribution (Selected)

 
  1. Yan Wang, M.B. Couger, Radwa Hanafy, Mostafa Elshahed, Noha Youssef, Jason E. Stajich. 2018. Neocallimastigomycota, a gold mine to study the genomic evolution of the early-diverging fungi. Presented on July 20th, 2018 at the 11th International Mycological Congress (IMC11) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Poster presentation, by Yan Wang.
  2. Yan Wang, Matt Stata, Wei Wang, Jason E. Stajich, Merlin M. White, Jean-Marc Moncalvo. 2018. Comparative genomics reveals the core gene toolbox for the fungus-insect symbiosis. The Gordon Research Conference (and Seminar) on Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology. Poster presentation, by Yan Wang.
  3. Yan Wang, Merlin White, Sebastian Kvist, Jason Stajich and Jean-Marc Moncalvo. 2017. Orthology of ubiquitin genes and finding of horizontal gene transfer from mosquitoes to fungi. The 5th International Quest for Orthologs meeting, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Oral presentation, by Yan Wang.
  4. Yan Wang, Merlin M. White, Sebastian Kvist, and Jean-Marc Moncalvo. 2016. Genome-wide survey of gut fungi (Harpellales) reveals the first horizontally transferred ubiquitin gene from a mosquito host. The Mycological Society of America (MSA) Meeting, Berkeley, CA, USA. Oral presentation, by Yan Wang.
  5. Yan Wang, Merlin M. White, and Jean-Marc Moncalvo. 2015. Preliminary analyses of four Harpellales genomes offer insight into these obligate gut symbionts of aquatic insects. The Mycological Society of America (MSA) Meeting, Edmonton, Canada. Poster presentation, by Yan Wang.
  6. Yan Wang, Eric D. Tretter, Eric M. Johnson, Prasanna Kandel, Robert W. Lichtwardt, and Merlin M. White. 2012. Ribosomal RNA gene-based and multi-gene phylogenies of Smittium (Harpellales) and allies-toward unraveling relationships among early-diverging fungi. The Mycological Society of America (MSA) Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Oral presentation, by Yan Wang.
  7. Yan Wang, Eric D. Tretter, Eric M. Johnson, Prasanna Kandel, Robert W. Lichtwardt, and Merlin M. White. 2012. Testing monophyly and phylogenetic relationships of Smittium (Harpellales) using a five-gene molecular phylogenetic analysis. The AAAS, Pacific Division 93rd annual meeting at Boise, Idaho, USA. Oral presentation, by Yan Wang.
  8. Yan Wang, Eric D. Tretter Robert W. Lichtwardt and Merlin M. White. 2011. Teasing apart the polyphyletic “Smittium” clade of Gut Fungi (Harpellales): merging multi-gene molecular and morphological margins. The Mycological Society of America (MSA) Meeting, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. Oral presentation, by Yan Wang.
  9. Yan Wang, Eric D. Tretter and Merlin M. White. 2010. Toward a multi-gene phylogeny of the “Smittium” clade of gut fungi. The Mycological Society of America (MSA) Meeting, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Poster presentation, by Yan Wang.
 

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