Prof. Michele K. Nishiguchi

Prof. Michele K. Nishiguchi

New Mexico State University, USA



1989  Ph.D., University of California, USA

1987  M.Sc., University of California, USA

1980  B.Sc., University of California, USA

Publications (selected)

  1. Chavez-Dozal, A.A., D. Hogan, C. Gorman, A. Quintanal-Villalonga, and M.K. Nishiguchi.2012. Multiple Vibrio fischeri genes are involved in biofilm formation and host colonization.(accepted with revisions, FEMS Microbiol.).
  2. Soto, W., E.B. Punke, and M. K. Nishiguchi. 2011. Evolutionary perspectives on the luminescent bacterium-sepiolid squid mutualism using microbial evolution. (accepted, Evolution).
  3. Chavez-Dozal, A. A. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2011. Variation in biofilm formation among symbiotic and free-living strains of Vibrio fischeri. J. Basic Microbiol. 51:1-7.
  4. Zamborsky, D.J. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2011. Phylogeographical patterns among sympatric populations of sepiolid squids and their Vibrio symbionts in the Mediterranean Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 642-649.
  5. Guerrero-Ferreira, R.C. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2010. Differential gene expression in bacterial symbionts from loliginid squids demonstrates variation between mutualistic and environmental niches. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 2(4): 514-523.
  6. Guerrero-Ferreira, R.C. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2009. Ultrastructure of light organs of loliginid squids and their bacterial symbionts: A novel model system for the study of symbioses. Vie et Milieu 59: 307-313.
  7. Nair, V.N. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2009. Biological properties (in vitro) exhibited by free-living and symbiotic Vibrio isolates. Vie et Milieu 59: 277-285.
  8. Ariyakumar, D.S. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2009. Characterization of two host specific genes, mannose sensitive hemagglutinin (mshA) and uridyl phosphate dehydrogenase (UDPDH) that are involved in the Vibrio fischeri-Euprymna tasmanica mutualism. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 299: 65-73.
  9. Soto, W., J. Gutierrez, M.R. Remmenga, and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2009. Salinity and temperature effects on physiological responses of Vibrio fischeri from diverse ecological niches. Microbiol. Ecol. 57: 140-150.
  10. Nyholm, S.V. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2008. The evolutionary ecology of a sepiolid squid-Vibrio association: From cell to environment. Vie et Milieu 58: 175-184.
  11. Nishiguchi, M.K., R. DeVinney, A.M. Hirsch, M. Riley, L. Mansky, and G. Vendatum. 2008. Perspective: Evolution of Virulence: Deciphering the mechanisms between pathogenic and benign symbioses. Vie et Milieu 58: 87-106.
  12. Browne-Silva, J., and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2008. Gene sequences of the pil operon reveal relationships between symbiotic strains of Vibrio fischeri. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 1292-1299.
  13. Strugnell, J. & M.K. Nishiguchi. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of coleoid cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) inferred from three mitochondrial and six nuclear loci: a comparison of alignment and analysis methods. J. Mollusc. Stud. 73: 393-398.
  14. Guerrero-Ferreira, R.C. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2007. Identification of light organ symbionts from the genera Uroteuthis, Loliolus, and Euprymna. Cladistics 23: 497-506.
  15. Moltschaniwskyj, N., K. Hall, M. Lipinski, J.E. Marian, V. Miske, M. Nishiguchi, M. Sakai, D. Shulman, B. Sinclair, D. Sinn, M. Staudinger, R. Villanueva, and K. Warnke. 2007. Ethical considerations of cephalopods as experimental animals. Rev. Fish Biol. Fisheries 17: 455-476.
  16. Jones, B.W., A. Maruyama, C.C. Ouverney, and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2007. Spatial and temporal distribution of the Vibrionaceae in coastal waters of Hawaii, Australia, and France. Microbiol. Ecol. 54:314-323.
  17. Jones, B.W. and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2006. Vibrio fischeri transcripts reveal adaptations in an environmentally transmitted symbiosis. Can. J. Microbiol. 52:1218-1227.
  18. Jones, B.W., J.E. Lopez, J. Huttenberg, and M.K. Nishiguchi. 2006. Population structure between environmentally transmitted Vibrios and bobtail squids using nested clade analysis. Mol. Ecol. 15:4317-4329.