Publications

  • Journal Papers

Note:# co-first authors, * corresponding author

  1. L. Weissman*S. Hou, J. A. Fuhrman. Estimating maximal microbial growth rates from cultures, metagenomes, and single cells via codon usage patterns. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2021 Mar 23;118(12):e2016810118.
  2. Z. Chen#, J. Shang#S. Hou, T. Li, Q. Li, Y. Yang, W. R. Hess, B. Qiu*. Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the habitat adaptation of the diazotrophic paddy-field cyanobacterium Nostoc sphaeroidesEnviron Microbiol. 2021 Apr 13.
  3. A. M. Long#*S. Hou#, J. C. Ignacio‑Espinoza, and J. A. Fuhrman. Benchmarking microbial growth rate predictions from metagenomes. The ISME J. 2020: 1‑13.
  4. Y. Zou, J. Yan, S. Hou, Y. Yi, B. Cui*. Intensive land uses modify assembly process and potential metabolic function of edaphic bacterial communities in the Yellow River Delta, China. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Jun 10;720:137713.
  5. J. Georg#, D. Lalaouna#S. Hou, S. C. Lott, I. Caldelari, S. Marzi, W. R. Hess*, P. Romby*. The power of cooperation: Experimental and computational approaches in the functional characterization of bacterial sRNAs. Mol Microbiol. 2020 Mar; 113(3): 603–612.
  6. J. Shang, M. Chen, S. Hou, T. Li, Y. Yang, Q. Li, H. Jiang, G. Dai, Z. Zhang, W. R. Hess and B. Qiu*. Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the survival of the subaerial cyanobacterium Nostoc flagelliforme in arid and exposed habitats. Environ Microbiol. 2019 Feb;21(2):845‑863.
  7. J. E. Teikari, R. V. Popin, S. Hou, M. Wahlsten, W. R. Hess and K. Sivonen*. Insight into the genome and brackish water adaptation strategies of toxic and bloom‑forming Baltic Sea Dolichospermum sp. UHCC 0315. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 20;9(1):4888.
  8. S. Hou#, M. López‑Pérez#, U. Pfreundt, N. Belkin, K. Stüber, B. Huettel, R. Reinhardt, I. Berman‑Frank, F. Rodriguez‑Valera and W. R. Hess*. Benefit from decline: The primary transcriptome of Alteromonas macleodii str. Te101 during Trichodesmium demise. The ISME J. 2018 Jan 15:1.
  9. S. Hou, M. Brenes, A. M. Muro‑Pastor, W. R. Hess*. CRISPR‑Cas systems in multicellular cyanobacteria. RNA Biol. 2018 Aug 15:1‑12.
  10. X. Tan#S. Hou#, K. Song, J. Georg, S. Klähn, X. Lu, W. R. Hess*. The Primary Transcriptome of the Fast‑Growing Cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2018 Aug 4;11:218.
  11. J. E. Teikari#S. Hou#, M. Wahlsten, W. R. Hess* and K. Sivonen*. Comparative genomics of the Baltic Sea toxic cyanobacteria Nodularia spumigena UHCC 0039 and its response on varying salinity. Front Microbiology 2018 Mar 8;9:356.
  12. J. E. Teikari, D. P. Fewer, R. Shrestha, S. Hou, N. Leikoski, M. Hämäläinen, A. Simojoki, W. R. Hess, and K. Sivonen*. Strains of the toxic and bloom‑forming Nodularia spumigena (cyanobacteria) can degrade methylphosphonate and release methane. The ISME J 2018 Feb 14:1.
  13. C. Huang*#, I. Haferkamp#, B. Lepetit, C. R. Bártulos, S. Hou, W. Jeblick, P. G. Kroth. Reduced vacuolar 𝛽‑1,3‑glucan synthesis affects carbohydrate metabolism, plastid homeostasis and structure in Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2018 May 1;115(18):4791‑4796
  14. T. Zhu#S. Hou#, X. Lu*, W. R. Hess*. Draft Genome Sequences of Nine Cyanobacterial Strains from Diverse Habitats. Genome Announc. 2017 Mar 2;5(9). pii: e01676‑16.
  15. D. Miller, U. Pfreundt, S. Hou, S. Lott, W. R. Hess and I. Berman‑Frank*. Winter Mixing Induces Reshuffling and Impacts Gene Expression of Marine Microbial Populations in the Gulf of Aqaba. Aquat Microb Ecol. 2017 Nov 80:223‑242.
  16. U. Pfreundt#, D. Spungin#S. Hou, B. Voß, I. Berman‑Frank, W. R. Hess*. Genome of a giant bacteriophage from a decaying Trichodesmium bloom. Mar Genomics. 2017 Feb 22. pii: S1874‑7787(17)30033‑8.
  17. S. Hou, U. Pfreundt, D. Miller, I. Berman‑Frank, W. R Hess*. mdRNA‑Seq analysis of marine microbial communities from the northern Red Sea. Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 19;6:35470.
  18. S. Hou, F. Zhou, S. Peng, H. Gao and X. Xu*. The HetR‑binding site that activates expression of patA in vegetative cells is required for normal heterocyst patterning in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. Sci Bull. 2015 Jan;60(2):192‑201.
  19. Y. Wang, S. Hou, F. Ke and H. Gao*. Bibliometric analysis of research on microcystins in China and worldwide from 1991 to 2011. Desalination and water treatment. 2015 Jan 53(1):1‑12
  20. Z. Hou, Y. Wang, H. Gao* and S. Hou*. The principle of dRNA‑seq and its applications in prokaryotic transcriptome analyses. Yi Chuan (Hereditas, Beijing). 2013 Aug;35(8):983‑91 (in Chinese).
  21. Y. Du, Y. Cai, S. Hou and X. Xu*. Identification of the HetR‑recognition sequence upstream of hetZ in Anabaena sp. Strain PCC 7120. J. Bacteriol. 2012 May;194(9):2297‑306.

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