UNH HCGS
Krystalynne Morris

Supervisor, Laboratory Research
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of New Hampshire

Suite 446 Environmental Technology Building
35 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-2474 Fax: 603-862-2940
Email: krys.morris@unh.edu




Education:

InstitutionYearDegree Obtained
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
University of New Hampshire
In progress Ph. D.
Whittemore School of Business
University of New Hampshire
May, 2006 MBA
School of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri-Kansas City
2000 B.A., Biology, Minor Chemistry





Research Positions:

2002-presentSupervisor of Laboratory Research, Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire
1996-2001Research Assistant, Division of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City
 

 

Selected publications

 1. Oshone, R, Hurst S.G., Abebe-Akele F, Simpson S, Morris K, Thomas WK, Tisa LS. Permanent Draft Genome Sequences for Two Variants of Frankia sp. Strain CpI1, the First Frankia Strain Isolated from Root Nodules of Comptonia peregrina. Genome Announc. 2016 Jan 14:4 (1). pii: e01588-15. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01588-15. PMID: 26769948

2. Swanson E, Oshone R, Simpson S, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Tisa LS. Permanent Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain AvcI1, a Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium Isolated from the Root Nodules of Alnus viridis subsp. crispa Grown in Canada. Genome Announc. 2015 Dec 31:3 (6). pii: e01511-15. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01511-15. PMID: 26722013

3. Swanson E, Oshone R, Simpson S, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Tisa LS. Permanent Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain ACN1ag, a Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium Isolated from the Root Nodules of Alnus glutinosa. Genome Announc. 2015 Dec 17:3(6). pii: e01483-15. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01483-15. PMID: 26679592

4. Hurst SG, Ghazal S, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Badr UM, Hussein MA, AbouZaied MA, Khalil KM, Tisa LS. Draft Genome Sequence of Photorhabdus temperata Strain Meg1, an Entomopathogenic Bacterium Isolated from Heterorhabditis megidis Nematodes. Genome Announc. 2014 Dec 11:2(6). pii: e01273-14. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01273-14. PMID: 25502670

5. Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Hurst SG 4th, Oshone R, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Ktari A, Salem K, Gtari M, Tisa LS. Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain BMG5.23, a Salt-Tolerant Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium Isolated from the Root Nodules of Casuarina glauca Grown in Tunisia. Genome Announc. 2014 May 29:2(3). pii: e00520-14. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.00520-14. PMID: 24874687

6. Hurst SG 4th, Oshone R, Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Ktari A, Salem K, Mansour S, Gtari M, Tisa LS. Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain Thr, a Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium Isolated from the Root Nodules of Casuarina cunninghamiana Grown in Egypt. Genome Announc. 2014 May 22:2(3). pii: e00493-14.  DOI:10.1128/genomeA.00493-14. PMID: 24855310

7.  Ghazal S, Hurst SG 4th, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Badr UM, Hussein MA, Abouzaied MA, Khalil KM, Tisa LS. Draft Genome Sequence of Photorhabdus luminescens Strain BA1, an Entomopathogenic Bacterium Isolated from Nematodes Found in Egypt. Genome Announc. 2014 May 1:2(2). pii: e00396-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00396-14. PMID: 24786955 PMCID:PMC4007990

8. Ghazal S, Hurst SG 4th, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Badr UM, Hussein MA, Abouzaied MA, Khalil KM, Tisa LS. Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain CcI6, a Salt-Tolerant Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium Isolated from the Root Nodule of Casuarina cunninghamiana. Genome Announc. 2014 Jan 16:2(1). pii: e01205-13.  DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01205-13. PMID: 24435877

9. Schiffer P.H., Kroiher M., Kraus C., Koutsovoulos G.D., Kumar S., Camps J.I.R., Nash N.A., Stappert D., Morris K., Heger P., Altmüller J., Frommolt P., Nürnberg P., Thomas W.K., Blaxter M.L., Schierenberg E. 2013. The genome of Romanomermis culicivorax: Revealing fundamental changes in the core developmental genetic toolkit in Nematoda. BMC Genomics, 14(1):923, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-923. PMID: 24373391.

10.  Abebe, E., Jumba, M., Bonner, K., Gray, V., Morris, K. and Thomas W.K. “An Entomopathogenic Caenorhabditis briggsae.” J. Exp. Biol. 213:3223-3229, 2010. DOI:10.1242/jeb.043109. PMID: 20802125

11. Porazinska D.L., Giblin-Davis R.M., Faller L., Farmerie, W., Kanzaki N., Morris K., Powers T.O., Tucker A.E., Sung W., Thomas W. K. “Evaluating high-throughput sequencing as a method for Metagenomic analysis of nematode discovery.” Mol. Ecol. Res. Online   DOI 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02611.x.2009. PMID:21564930

12.  Lynch M., Sung W., Morris K., Coffey N., Landry C.R., Dopman E.B., Dickinson W.J., Okamoto K., Kulkarni S., Hart, D.L. and Thomas W.K. “A genome-wide view of the spectrum of spontaneous mutations in yeast.” PNAS 105:9272-9288, 2008. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0803466105. PMID: 18583475

13. Brites, D, McTaggart S, Morris K, Anderson J, Thomas K, Colson I, Fabbro T, Little TJ, Ebert D, Du Pasquier, L. “The Dscam Homologue of the Crustacean Daphnia is Diversified by Alternative Splicing like in Insects. Mol Biol Evol. 2008 Jul: 25 (7):1429-39. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msn087. Epub 2008 Apr 9.PMID: 18403399

14. Porazinska, D.L., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Powers, T.O., Kanzaki N., Ye, W., Morris, K.  et al. “454 Pyrosequencing for Metagenomic Analysis of Nematode Diversity.” J. Nematology 39:90, 2007. PMCID: PMC3547343

15. Ye, W., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Davies, K.A., Purcell, M.F., Scheffer, S.J., Taylor, G.S., Center, T.D., Morris, K. and Thomas W.K. “Molecular Phylogenetics and the Evolution of Host Plant Associations in the Nematode Genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae)” Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45:123-141, 2007. PMID:17434761

16. De Ley I.; Holovachov O.V.; Yoder M.; Morris K. Thomas W.K. Systematics online: methods for digital vouchering and molecular analysis of taxonomics reference specimens. Conference Paper December 2006.

17.  Ye, W., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Braasch, H., Morris, K. and Thomas W.K. “Phylogenetic Relationships among Bursaphelenchus Species (Nematoda: Parasitaphelenchidae) Inferred from Nuclear Ribsosomal and Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Data.” Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 43:1185-1187, 2007. PMID:17433722

18.  Giblin-Davis, R.M., Kanzaki, N., Ye, W., Mundo-Ocampo, M., Baldwin, J.G., and Thomas, W.K. “Stomatal Ultrastructure, Molecular Phylogeny, and Description of Parasitodiplogaster laevigata n. sp. (Nematoda: Diplogasteridae), a Parasite of Fig Wasps.” J. Nematology 38:137-149, 2006.PMID:19259439.

19. De Ley P., De Ley I.T., Morris K., Abebe E., Mundo-Ocampo, M., Yoder M., Heras J., Waumann, D., Rocha-Olivares A., Burr J.A.H., Baldwin J.G. and Thomas W.K. “An Integrated Approach to Fast and Informative Morphological Vouchering of Nematodes for Applications in Molecular Barcoding.” Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. Biol. Sci. 360:1945-1958, 2005. DOI:10.1098/rstb.2005.1726 PMID:16214752

20. Denver, D.R., Morris, K., Streelman, J.T., Kim, S.K., Lynch, M., and Thomas, W.K. “The Transcriptional Consequences of Mutation and Natural Selection in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature Genetics 37:544-548, 2005. doi:10.1038/ng1554.PMID:15852004

21. Denver, D.R., Morris, K., Lynch, M., and Thomas, W.K. “High mutation rate and predominance of insertions in the Caenorhabditis elegans Nuclear Genome.”  Nature 430:679-682, 2004. DOI: 10.1038/nature02697; PMID: 15295601.

22. Denver D.R., Morris K., Kewalramani A., Harris K., Chow A., Randell-Estes S., Lynch M., and Thomas, W.K. “Abundance, Distribution and Mutation Rates of Homopolymeric Nucleotide Runs in the Genome of Caenorhabditis elegans,Journal of Molecular Evolution, 58:584-595, 2004. DOI: 10.1007/s00239-004-2580-4. PMID: 15170261.

23. Denver, D.R., Morris K., Lynch M., and Thomas W.K. “High Mutation Rate and Predominance of Insertions in the Caenorhabditis elegans Genome.” Nature 430:679-682, 2004.  DOI: 10.1038/nature02697. PMID:15295601

24.  Denver, D.R., Morris, K., and Thomas, W.K. “Phylogenetics in Caenorhabditis elegans: an analysis of divergence and outcrossing.” Mol. Biol. Evol. 20: 393-400, 2003. DOI:10.1093/molbev/msg044. PMID:12644560

25. Giblin-Davis R.M., Davies K.A., Morris, K. and Thomas, W.K. “Evolution of Parasitism in Insect-transmitted Plant Nematodes” Journal of Nematology, 35:133-141, 2003.PMID19265987

26. Denver D.R., Morris K., Lynch M., Vassilieva L.L., and Thomas W.K. “High Direct Estimate of the Mutation Rate in the Mitochondrial Genome of Caenorhabditis elegansScience 289:2342-2344, 2000. PMID: 11009418.

 



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