Publications

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Bacterial strains affect protozoan consumer growth rates.

Khadempour, L., Rivas-Quijano, L., terHorst, C.

Forthcoming

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Metagenomics reveals diet-specific specialization of bacterial communities in fungus gardens of grass- and dicot-cutter ants.

Lily Khadempour, Huan Fan, Ken Keefover-Ring, Camila Carlos, Nilson S Nagamoto, Miranda A Dam, Monica T Pupo, Cameron R Currie

From plants to ants: Evaluating lipid-specific changes in leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens.

Khadempour, L., Kyle, J., Monroe, M., Smith, R., Lipton, M., Currie, C., Baker, E., Burnum-Johnson, K..

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Leaf-cutter ant fungal cultivar genomes: evolutionary transitions to a novel substrate.

Khadempour, L., Chevrette, M., Wang, Y.W., Franceour, C., Sandstrom, S., Rodriguez, A., Tallarico Pupo, M., Currie, C.

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Stingless Bee Larvae Require Fungal Steroid to Pupate.

Camila R Paludo, Cristiano Menezes, Eduardo A Silva-Junior, Ayrton Vollet-Neto, Andres Andrade-Dominguez, Gleb Pishchany, Lily Khadempour, Fabio S Nascimento, Cameron R Currie, Roberto Kolter, Jon Clardy, Mônica T Pupo

Scientific Reports

Volume 8, Issue 1
January 2018
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The fungal cultivar of leaf-cutter ants produces specific enzymes in response to different plant substrates.

Lily Khadempour, Kristin E Burnum‐Johnson, Erin S Baker, Carrie D Nicora, Bobbie‐Jo M Webb‐Robertson, Richard A White, Matthew E Monroe, Eric L Huang, Richard D Smith, Cameron R Currie

Molecular Ecology

Volume 25, Issue 22
November 2016
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Enrichment and Broad Representation of Plant Biomass-degrading Enzymes in the Specialized Hyphal Swellings of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the Fungal Symbiont of Leaf-Cutter Ants.

Frank O Aylward, Lily Khadempour, Daniel M Tremmel, Bradon R McDonald, Carrie D Nicora, Si Wu, Ronald J Moore, Daniel J Orton, Matthew E Monroe, Paul D Piehowski, Samuel O Purvine, Richard D Smith, Mary S Lipton, Kristin E Burnum-Johnson, Cameron R Currie

The relative abundance of mountain pine beetle fungal associates through the beetle life cycle in pine trees.

Lily Khadempour, Valerie LeMay, David Jack, Jörg Bohlmann, Colette Breuil

Microbial Ecology

Volume 64, Issue 4
November 2012
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Target-specific PCR primers can detect and differentiate ophiostomatoid fungi from microbial communities associated with the mountain pine beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae.

Lily Khadempour, Sepideh Massoumi Alamouti, Richard Hamelin, Jörg Bohlmann, Colette Breuil

Rapid identification and detection of pine pathogenic fungi associated with mountain pine beetles by padlock probes.

Clement KM Tsui, Bin Wang, Lily Khadempour, Sepideh Massoumi Alamouti, Jörg Bohlmann, Brent W Murray, Richard C Hamelin

Journal of Microbiological Methods

Volume 83, Issue 1
October 2010
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Characterization of microsatellite loci in the fungus, Grosmanniaclavigera, a pine pathogen associated with the mountain pine beetle.

CKM Tsui, N Feau, CE Ritland, S Massoumi Alamouti, S DiGuistini, L Khadempour, J Bohlmann, C Breuil, RC Hamelin

Molecular Ecology Resources

Volume 9, Issue 6
November 2009
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DNA-based tools for rapidly detecting, quantifying and monitoring ophiostomatoid fungi on beetles, in trees and wood products.

L Khadempour, YoungWoon Lim, SM Alamouti, C Breuil

41st Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection

May 2010
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Heat disinfestation of mountain pine beetle-affected wood.

Adnan Uzunovic, Lily Khadempour

Canadian Forest Service, Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative

December 2007
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