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Robinson KA, Dunn M, Hussey SP, Fritz-Laylin LK. “Identification of antibiotics for use in selection of the chytrid fungi Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.”  July 2020, bioRxiv,  doi:

Prostak SM, Robinson KA, Titus MA, Fritz-Laylin LK. “The actin networks of chytrid fungi reveal evolutionary loss of cytoskeletal complexity in the fungal kingdom.” June 2020, bioRxiv, doi:

Velle KB, Fritz-Laylin LK. “Arp2/3 complex-mediated actin assembly drives microtubule-independent motility and phagocytosis in the evolutionarily divergent amoeba Naegleria.” May, 2020. bioRxiv, doi:

Swafford, AJM, Hussey SP, Fritz-Laylin, LK. “High-Efficiency Electroporation of Chytrid Fungi.” May, 2020. bioRxiv, doi:

Herman EK, Greninger A, Van Der Giezen M, Ginger ML, Ramirez-Macias I, Miller HC, Morgan MJ, Tsaousis AD, Velle K, Vargová R, Najle SR, MacIntyre G, Muller N, Wittwer M, Zysset-Burri DC, Elias M, Slamovits C, Weirauch M, Fritz-Laylin L, Marciano-Cabral F, Puzon GJ, Walsh T, Chiu C, Dacks JB. “A comparative ‘omics approach to candidate pathogenicity factor discovery in the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri.” January, 2020.
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Publications from UMass:

Robinson KA, Pereira KE, Carter D, Bletz MC, Gray M, Piovia-Scott RJ, Woodhams D, Fritz-Laylin, LK. “Isolation and maintenance of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans cultures.” Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. June, 2020. 140:1-11.

Lord SJ, Velle KB, Mullins RD, Fritz-Laylin LK. “SuperPlots: Communicating reproducibility and variability in cell biology.” The Journal of Cell Biology. June, 2020. 219(6).

Fritz-Laylin LK. “The evolution of animal cell motility.” Current Biology. May 2020. 30: R451–R520.

Medina EM, Robinson KA, Bellingham-Johnstun K, Ianiri G, Laplante C, Fritz-Laylin LK, Buchler NE. “Genetic transformation of Spizellomyces punctatus, a resource for studying chytrid biology and evolutionary cell biology.” eLife. May 2020. 9. pii: e52741.

Velle KB, Fritz-Laylin LK. “Diversity and evolution of actin-dependent phenotypes.” Current Opinions in Genetics and Development. August, 2019. 58-59:40-48.

Hussey SP, Fritz-Laylin LK. “The Missing Link”: The Tubulin Mutation Database Connects Over 1500 Missense Mutations With Phenotypes Across Eukaryotes. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). February, 2019. 76(2):175-176.

Kakley MR, Velle KB, Fritz-Laylin LK. “Relative Quantitation of Polymerized Actin in Suspension Cells by Flow Cytometry.”, BioProtocols. November, 2018. 8(22). pii: e3094.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Lord SJ, Kakley M, Mullins RD. “Concise Language Promotes Clear Thinking about Cell Shape and Locomotion.”, Bioessays. July, 2018. 40(7):e1700225.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Riel-Mehan M, Chen BC, Lord SJ, Goddard TD, Ferrin TE, Nicholson-Dykstra SM, Higgs H, Johnson GT, Betzig E, Mullins RD. “Actin-based protrusions of migrating neutrophils are intrinsically lamellar and facilitate direction changes”, eLife. September, 2017. 6, 437.


Papers published prior to UMass:

Fritz-Laylin LK, Lord SJ, Mullins RD, “Our evolving view of cell motility”. Cell Cycle. August, 2017.

Russell JJ, Theriot JA, Sood P, Marshall WF, Landweber LF, Fritz-Laylin L, Polka JK, Oliferenko S, Gerbich T, Gladfelter A, Umen J, Bezanilla M, Lancaster MA, He S, Gibson MC, Goldstein B, Tanaka EM, Hu CK, Brunet A. “Non-model model organisms”,  BMC Biology. June 2017. Volume 15:55.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Lord SJ, Mullins RD. “WASP and SCAR are evolutionarily conserved in actin-filled pseudopod-based motility”, The Journal of Cell Biology. June 2017. Volume 216:1673-1688.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Fulton C. “Naegleria: a classic model for de novo basal body assembly”, Cilia. April, 2016. Volume 5:10.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Levy YY, Levitan E, Chen S, Cande WZ, Lai EY, Fulton C. “Rapid Centriole Assembly in Naegleria Reveals Conserved Roles for Both De Novo and Mentored Assembly”, Cytoskeleton. March 2016. Volume 73: 109–116.

Chou S, Daugherty MD, Peterson SB, Biboy J, Yang Y, Brandon Jutras B, Fritz-Laylin LK, Ferrin MA, Harding BN, Jacobs-Wagner C, Yang XF, Vollmer W, Malik HS, Mougous JD. “Recurrent domestication of interbacterial toxin genes provides antibacterial immunity to eukaryotes”. Nature. February, 2015. 518: 98-101.

Chen B, Legant WR, Wang K, Shao L, Milkie DE, Davidson M, Janetopoulos C,Wu X, Hammer JA, Liu Z, English BP, Mimori-Kiyosue Y, Romero DP, Ritter AT, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Fritz-Laylin LK, Mullins RD, Mitchell DM, Bembenek JN, Reymann A,Böhme R, Grill SW, Wang JT, Seydoux G, Tulu US, Kiehart DP, Betzig E. “Lattice light-sheet microscopy: Imaging molecules to embryos at high spatiotemporal resolution”. Science. October, 2014. 346: 440-451.

Rüdinger M, Fritz-Laylin L, Polsakiewicz M, Knoop V. “Plant-type mitochondrial RNA editing in the protist Naegleria gruberi”. RNA. December, 2011. 17:2058-62.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Ginger ML, Walsh C, Dawson SC, Fulton C. “The Naegleria genome: a free-living microbial eukaryote lends unique insights into core eukaryotic cell biology”. Research in Microbiology. July-August 2011.162:607-18.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Cande WZ. “Ancestral centriole and flagella proteins identified by analysis of Naegleria differentiation”. Journal of Cell Science. December, 2010. 123:4024-31

Ginger ML, Fritz-Laylin LK, Fulton C, Cande WZ, Dawson, SC. “Intermediary metabolism in protists: a sequence-based view of facultative anaerobic metabolism in evolutionarily diverse eukaryotes”. Protist. December, 2010. 161:642-71.

Prochnik SE, Umen J, Nedelcu A, Hallmann A, Miller S, Nishii I, Ferris P, Kuo A, Mitros T, Fritz-Laylin LK, Hellsten U, Chapman J, Simakov O, Rensing SA, Terry A, Pangilinan J, Kapitonov V, Jurka J, Salamov A, Shapiro H, Schmutz J, Grimwood J, Lindquist E, Lucas S, Grigoriev I, Schmitt R, Kirk D, Rokhsar DS. “Genomic analysis of organismal complexity in the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri”, Science. July, 2010. 329:223-6.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Assaf ZJ, Chen S, Cande WZ. “Naegleria de novo basal body assembly occurs via stepwise incorporation of conserved proteins”, Eukaryotic Cell. June, 2010. 9:860-865.

Fritz-Laylin LK, Prochnik SE, Ginger M, Dacks J, Carpenter ML, Field M, Kuo A, Paredez A, Chapman J, Pham J, Shu S, Neupane R, Cipriano M, Mancuso J, Tu H, Salamov A, Lindquist E, Shapiro H, Lucas S, Grigoriev I, Cande WZ, Fulton C, Rokhsar D, Dawson S. “The genome of Naegleria gruberi illuminates early eukaryotic versatility”, Cell. March, 2010. 140:631-642.

Dawson SC, Fritz-Laylin LK. “Sequencing free-living protists: the case for metagenomics”, Environmental Microbiology. July, 2009.11:1627-1631.

Merchant SS, Prochnik SE, Vallon O, Harris EH, Karpowicz SJ, Witman GB, Terry A, Salamov S, Fritz-Laylin LK, Maréchal-Drouard L, Marshall WF, Qu LH, Nelson DR, Sanderfoot AA, Spalding MH, Kapitonov VV, Ren Q, Ferris P, Lindquist E, Shapiro H, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Collaborators from the Chlamydomonas Community, JGI Sequencing Team, JGI Annotation Team, Grigoriev IV, Rokhsar DS, Grossman AR. “The Chlamydomonas genome reveals evolutionary insights into key animal and plant functions”, Science. October, 2007. 318(5848):245-50.

Dawson SC, Sagolla MS, Mancuso JJ, Fritz-Laylin LK, Cande WZ. “Kinesin-13 regulates flagellar, interphase, and mitotic microtubule dynamics in Giardia intestinalis” Eukaryotic Cell. December, 2007. 6(12):2354-64.

Fritz-Laylin L, Krishamurthy N, Tor M, Sjölander K, Jones J. “Phylogenomic analysis of the receptor-like proteins of rice and Arabidopsis“, Plant Physiology, June 2005. 138:611-623.

Rowland O, Ludwig AA, Merrick CJ, Baillieul F, Tracy FE, Durrant WE, Fritz-Laylin L, Nekrasov V, Sjölander K, Yoshioka H, Jones JD. ”Functional Analysis of Avr9/Cf-9 Rapidly Elicited Genes Identifies a Protein Kinase, ACIK1, That Is Essential for Full Cf-9-Dependent Disease Resistance in Tomato”, Plant Cell. January, 2005. 17:295-310.