Dr Stefanos Siozios

Postdoctoral Researcher
Symbiont Evolution

Publications before iDiv



Davison HR, Hurst GDD, Siozios S. (2023). ‘Candidatus Megaira’ are diverse symbionts of algae and ciliates with the potential for defensive symbiosis. Microbial Genomics 9, 000950. (https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000950)

Nadal-Jimenez P, Parratt SR, Siozios S and Hurst GDD. (2023). Isolation, culture and characterization of Arsenophonus symbionts from two insect species reveal loss of infectious transmission and extended host range. Front. Microbiol. 14:1089143. (https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2023.1089143)


Nadal-Jimenez P, Siozios S, Halliday N, Cámara M, and Hurst GDD. (2022). ‘Symbiopectobacterium Purcellii, Gen. Nov., Sp. Nov., Isolated from the Leafhopper Empoasca Decipiens’. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 72, no.6: 005440. (https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.005440)

Nadal-Jimenez P, Siozios S, Frost CL, Court R, Chrostek E, Drew GC, Evans JD, Hawthorne DJ, Burritt JB, Hurst GDD. (2022). Arsenophonus apicola sp. nov., isolated from the honeybee Apis mellifera. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 72 (8), 005469. (https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.005469)

Davison HR, Pilgrim J, Wybouw N, Parker J, Pirro S, Hunter-Barnett S, Campbell PM, Blow F, Darby AC, Hurst GDD, Siozios S. (2022). Genomic diversity across the Rickettsia and ‘Candidatus Megaira’ genera and proposal of genus status for the Torix group. Nature Communications 13:2630. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-30385-6)



Pilgrim J, Siozios S, Baylis M, Venter G, Garros C, Hurst GDD. (2021). Cardinium symbiosis as a potential confounder of mtDNA based phylogeographic inference in Culicoides imicola (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a vector of veterinary viruses. Parasites & vectors 14 (1), 1-5. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04568-3)

Midha S, Rigden DJ, Siozios S, Hurst GDD, Jackson AP. (2021). Bodo saltans (Kinetoplastida) is dependent on a novel Paracaedibacter-like endosymbiont that possesses multiple putative toxin-antitoxin systems. The ISME journal 15 (6), 1680-1694. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-020-00879-6)

Pilgrim J, Siozios S, Baylis B, Venter B, Garros C, Hurst GDD. (2021). Identifying potential candidate Culicoides spp. for the study of interactions with Candidatus Cardinium hertigii. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 35: 501-506. (https://doi.org/10.1111/mve.12517)

Drew GC, Budge GE, Frost CL, Neumann P, Siozios S, Yañez O, Hurst GDD. (2021). Transitions in symbiosis: evidence for environmental acquisition and social transmission within a clade of heritable symbionts. The ISME journal 15, 2956–2968. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-021-00977-z)

Pilgrim J, Thongprem P, Davison HR, Siozios S, Baylis M, Zakharov EV, Ratnasingham S, DeWaard JR, Macadam CR, Smith MA, Hurst GDD. (2021). Torix Rickettsia are widespread in arthropods and reflect a neglected symbiosis. GigaScience 10 (3), giab021. (https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giab021)

Gerth M, Montoya HM, Ramirez P, Masson F, Griffin JS, Aramayo R, Siozios S, Lemaitre B, Mateos M & Hurst GDD. (2021). Rapid molecular evolution of Spiroplasma symbionts of Drosophila. Microbial genomics 7 (2). (https://doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000503)



Minter M, Dasmahapatra KK, Thomas CD, Morecroft MD, Tonhasca A, Schmitt T, Siozios S, Hill JK. (2020). Past, current and potential future distributions of unique genetic diversity in a cold‐adapted mountain butterfly. Ecology and evolution 10 (20), 11155-11168. (https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6755)

Pilgrim J, Siozios S, Baylis M, Hurst GDD. (2020). Tissue Tropisms and Transstadial Transmission of a Rickettsia Endosymbiont in the Highland Midge, Culicoides impunctatus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Applied and environmental microbiology 86 (20), e01492-20. (https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01492-20)

Frost LC*, Siozios S, Nadal-Jimenez P, Brockhurst MA, King KC, Darby AC, Hurst GDD. (2020). The hypercomplex genome of a reproductive manipulator highlights the importance of phylogenetically distant genomic transfer in symbiont biology. mBio 11:e02590-19. (https://doi.org/10.1128/mbio.02590-19).

Siozios S, Massa A, Parr CL, Verspoor RL, Hurst GDD. (2020). DNA barcoding reveals incorrect labelling of insects sold as food in the UK. PeerJ 8:e8496.(https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8496)



Siozios S, Pilgrim J, Darby AC, Baylis M, Hurst GDD. (2019). The draft genome of strain cCpun from biting midges confirms insect Cardinium are not a monophyletic group and reveals a novel gene family expansion in a symbiont. PeerJ 7:e6448. (https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6448)

Siozios S, Moran J, Chege M, Hurst GDD, Paredes JC. (2019). Complete Reference Genome Assembly for Commensalibacter sp. Strain AMU001, an Acetic Acid Bacterium Isolated from the Gut of Honey Bees. Microbiol Resour Announc 8:e01459-18. (https://doi.org/10.1128/mra.01459-18)



Siozios S, Gerth M, Griffin JS, and Hurst GDD. (2018). Symbiosis: Wolbachia Host Shifts in the Fast Lane. Current Biology, 28(6):R269-R271. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.008)



Kaur R, Siozios S, Miller WJ, and Rota-Stabelli O. (2017). Insertion sequence polymorphism and genomic rearrangements uncover hidden Wolbachia diversity in Drosophila suzukii and D. subpulchrella. Scientific Reports, 7(1):14815. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-13808-z)

Pilgrim J, Ander M, Garros C, Baylis M, Hurst GDD, and Siozios S (2017). Torix group Rickettsia are widespread in Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), reach high frequency and carry unique genomic features. Environmental Microbiology, 19(10):4238-4255. (https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13887)



Cattel J, Kaur R, Gilbert P, Fraimout A, Jiggins F, Andrieux T, Siozios S, Anfora G, Miller W, Rota-Stabelli O, and Mouton L. (2016). Wolbachia in European Population of the Invasive Pest Drosophila suzukiii: Regional Variation in Infection Frequencies. PloS ONE, 11(2): e0150050. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150050)



Siozios S, Tosi L, Ferrarini A, Ferrari A, Tononi P, Bellin D, Maurhofer M, Gessler C, Delledonne M, and Pertot I. (2015). Transcriptional reprogramming of the mycoparasitic fungus Ampelomyces quisqualis after recognition of its powdery mildew host. Phytopathology, 105(2):199-209. (https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-01-14-0013-R)



Siozios S, Cestaro A, Kaur R, Pertot I, Rota-Stabelli O and Anfora G. (2013). Draft Genome Sequence of the Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Drosophila suzukii. Genome Announcements, 1:e00032-13. (https://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00032-13)

Ometto L, Cestaro A , Ramasamy S, Grassi A, Revadi S, Siozios S, Moretto M, Fontana P, Varotto C, Pisani D, Dekker T, Wrobel N, Viola R, Pertot I, Cavalieri D, Blaxter M, Anfora G, and Rota-Stabelli O. (2013). Linking genomics and ecology to investigate the complex evolution of an invasive Drosophila pest. Genome Biology and Evolution, 5(4):745-757. (https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evt034)

Siozios S, Ioannidis P, Klasson L, Andersson SGE, Braig HR and Bourtzis K. (2013). The diversity and evolution of Wolbachia ankyrin repeat domain genes. PLoS ONE, 8(2):e55390. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055390)

Lehmann GUC, Siozios S, Bourtzis K, Reinhold K and Lehmann AW. (2010). Thelytokous parthenogenesis and the heterogeneous decay of mating behaviours in a bushcricket. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 49:102-109. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0469.2010.00588.x)



Tekerlekopoulou AG, Tsiamis G, Dermou E, Siozios S, Bourtzis K and Vayenas DV. (2010). The effect of carbon source on microbial community structure and Cr(VI) reduction rate. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 107(3):478-87. (https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.22837)


Ishmael N, Dunning Hotopp JC, Ioannidis P, Biber S, Sakamoto J, Siozios S, Nene V, Werren J, Bourtzis K, Bordenstein SR, Tettelin H. (2009). Extensive genomic diversity of closely related Wolbachia strains. Microbiology, 155: 2211-2222. (https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.027581-0)



Siozios S, Sapountzis P, Ioannidis P, Bourtzis K. (2008). Wolbachia Symbiosis and Insect Immune Response. Insect Science, 15: 89-100. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7917.2008.00189.x)



Ioannidis P, Dunning Hotopp JC, Sapountzis P, Siozios S, Tsiamis G, Bordenstein SR, Baldo L, Werren JW, Bourtzis K. (2007). New criteria for selecting the origin of DNA replication in closely related bacteria. BMC Genomics, 8: 182. (https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-8-182)



Vasiliadou IA, Siozios S, Papadas IT, Bourtzis K, Pavlou S, and Vayenas DV. (2006). Kinetics of pure cultures of hydrogen-oxidizing denitrifying bacteria and modeling of the interactions among them in mixed cultures. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 95:513-525. (https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.21031)

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