Joy Bergelson

Research Summary
We study the ecology and evolution of plant – pathogen interactions, focusing primarily on Arabidopsis thaliana and the bacteria that reside within it. Our approach is interdisciplinary – we draw upon tools from molecular genetics, molecular evolution, computation, field biology, chemistry and population genetics to understand how ecological interactions shape evolutionary dynamics. The lab typically contains a mixture of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students and technicians, who enjoy working with a diverse set of students and collaborators from around the world. Many of our field experiments are performed locally, at our new field station in Michigan, or abroad, at sites in Sweden and France.
coevolution, evolution of resistance, plant evolutionary genomics
  • Brown University, Rhode Island, ScB Biology 06/1984
  • University of York, York, UK, MPhil Ecology 06/1986
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, PhD Zoology 11/1990
Awards & Honors
  • 1983 - Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Brown University chapter
  • 1984 - Marshall Scholarship Marshall Foundation
  • 1984 - Sigma Xi Honor Society Brown University chapter
  • 1986 - NSF Graduate Fellowship National Science Foundation
  • 1990 - NATO Fellow in Biological Sciences
  • 1993 - Packard Fellowship Packard Foundation
  • 1993 - Presidential Faculty Fellow National Science Foundation
  • 1993 - Young Investigator Award American Society of Naturalists
  • 2004 - Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2005 - Cheung Kong Honorary Professor Nanjing University
  • 2010 - Louis Block Professor University of Chicago
  • 2017 - BSD Distinguished Faculty Award University of Chicago
  • 2017 - James D Watson Professor University of Chicago
  • 2018 - Elected National Academy of Science
  1. Koskella B, Bergelson J. The study of host-microbiome (co)evolution across levels of selection. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 09 28; 375(1808):20190604. View in: PubMed

  2. Rees M, Bergelson J. Asymmetric Light Competition and Founder Control in Plant Communities. J Theor Biol. 1997 Feb 07; 184(3):353-358. View in: PubMed

  3. MacQueen A, Tian D, Chang W, Holub E, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Population Genetics of the Highly Polymorphic RPP8 Gene Family. Genes (Basel). 2019 09 08; 10(9). View in: PubMed

  4. Bergelson J, Mittelstrass J, Horton MW. Characterizing both bacteria and fungi improves understanding of the Arabidopsis root microbiome. Sci Rep. 2019 01 10; 9(1):24. View in: PubMed

  5. Beilsmith K, Thoen MPM, Brachi B, Gloss AD, Khan MH, Bergelson J. Genome-wide association studies on the phyllosphere microbiome: Embracing complexity in host-microbe interactions. Plant J. 2019 01; 97(1):164-181. View in: PubMed

  6. Rubio B, Cosson P, Caballero M, Revers F, Bergelson J, Roux F, Schurdi-Levraud V. Genome-wide association study reveals new loci involved in Arabidopsis thaliana and Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) interactions in the field. . 2019 03; 221(4):2026-2038. View in: PubMed

  7. Nallu S, Hill JA, Don K, Sahagun C, Zhang W, Meslin C, Snell-Rood E, Clark NL, Morehouse NI, Bergelson J, Wheat CW, Kronforst MR. The molecular genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and their host plants. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 09; 2(9):1418-1427. View in: PubMed

  8. Wang M, Roux F, Bartoli C, Huard-Chauveau C, Meyer C, Lee H, Roby D, McPeek MS, Bergelson J. Two-way mixed-effects methods for joint association analysis using both host and pathogen genomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 06 12; 115(24):E5440-E5449. View in: PubMed

  9. Purrington CB, Bergelson J. Exploring the Physiological Basis of Costs of Herbicide Resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Am Nat. 1999 Jul; 154(S1):S82-S91. View in: PubMed

  10. Exposito-Alonso M, Becker C, Schuenemann VJ, Reiter E, Setzer C, Slovak R, Brachi B, Hagmann J, Grimm DG, Chen J, Busch W, Bergelson J, Ness RW, Krause J, Burbano HA, Weigel D. The rate and potential relevance of new mutations in a colonizing plant lineage. PLoS Genet. 2018 02; 14(2):e1007155. View in: PubMed

  11. Frachon L, Libourel C, Villoutreix R, Carrère S, Glorieux C, Huard-Chauveau C, Navascués M, Gay L, Vitalis R, Baron E, Amsellem L, Bouchez O, Vidal M, Le Corre V, Roby D, Bergelson J, Roux F. Author Correction: Intermediate degrees of synergistic pleiotropy drive adaptive evolution in ecological time. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 01; 2(1):194. View in: PubMed

  12. Frachon L, Libourel C, Villoutreix R, Carrère S, Glorieux C, Huard-Chauveau C, Navascués M, Gay L, Vitalis R, Baron E, Amsellem L, Bouchez O, Vidal M, Le Corre V, Roby D, Bergelson J, Roux F. Intermediate degrees of synergistic pleiotropy drive adaptive evolution in ecological time. Nat Ecol Evol. 2017 Oct; 1(10):1551-1561. View in: PubMed

  13. Karasov TL, Barrett L, Hershberg R, Bergelson J. Similar levels of gene content variation observed for Pseudomonas syringae populations extracted from single and multiple host species. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0184195. View in: PubMed


  15. Karasov TL, Chae E, Herman JJ, Bergelson J. Mechanisms to Mitigate the Trade-Off between Growth and Defense. Plant Cell. 2017 Apr; 29(4):666-680. View in: PubMed

  16. Bergelson J, Crawley MJ. The effects of grazers on the performance of individuals and populations of scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis aggregata. Oecologia. 1992 Jun; 90(3):435-444. View in: PubMed

  17. Bergelson J. Details of local dispersion improve the fit of neighborhood competition models. Oecologia. 1993 Aug; 95(2):299-302. View in: PubMed

  18. Kotanen PM, Bergelson J. Effects of simulated grazing on different genotypes of Bouteloua gracilis: how important is morphology? Oecologia. 2000 Apr; 123(1):66-74. View in: PubMed

  19. Juenger T, Bergelson J. Factors limiting rosette recruitment in scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis aggregata: seed and disturbance limitation. Oecologia. 2000 May; 123(3):358-363. View in: PubMed

  20. MacQueen A, Sun X, Bergelson J. Genetic architecture and pleiotropy shape costs of Rps2-mediated resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Plants. 2016 07 18; 2:16110. View in: PubMed

  21. Kawakatsu T, Huang SC, Jupe F, Sasaki E, Schmitz RJ, Urich MA, Castanon R, Nery JR, Barragan C, He Y, Chen H, Dubin M, Lee CR, Wang C, Bemm F, Becker C, O'Neil R, O'Malley RC, Quarless DX. Epigenomic Diversity in a Global Collection of Arabidopsis thaliana Accessions. Cell. 2016 Jul 14; 166(2):492-505. View in: PubMed

  22. Vetter M, Karasov TL, Bergelson J. Differentiation between MAMP Triggered Defenses in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet. 2016 06; 12(6):e1006068. View in: PubMed

  23. MacQueen A, Bergelson J. Modulation of R-gene expression across environments. J Exp Bot. 2016 Mar; 67(7):2093-105. View in: PubMed

  24. Bergelson J, Buckler ES, Ecker JR, Nordborg M, Weigel D. A Proposal Regarding Best Practices for Validating the Identity of Genetic Stocks and the Effects of Genetic Variants. Plant Cell. 2016 Mar; 28(3):606-9. View in: PubMed

  25. Perisin M, Vetter M, Gilbert JA, Bergelson J. 16Stimator: statistical estimation of ribosomal gene copy numbers from draft genome assemblies. ISME J. 2016 Apr; 10(4):1020-4. View in: PubMed

  26. Zhang X, Yang S, Wang J, Jia Y, Huang J, Tan S, Zhong Y, Wang L, Gu L, Chen JQ, Pan Q, Bergelson J, Tian D. A genome-wide survey reveals abundant rice blast R genes in resistant cultivars. Plant J. 2015 Oct; 84(1):20-28. View in: PubMed

  27. Brachi B, Meyer CG, Villoutreix R, Platt A, Morton TC, Roux F, Bergelson J. Coselected genes determine adaptive variation in herbivore resistance throughout the native range of Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 31; 112(13):4032-7. View in: PubMed

  28. Hagmann J, Becker C, Müller J, Stegle O, Meyer RC, Wang G, Schneeberger K, Fitz J, Altmann T, Bergelson J, Borgwardt K, Weigel D. Century-scale methylome stability in a recently diverged Arabidopsis thaliana lineage. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jan; 11(1):e1004920. View in: PubMed

  29. Luo GZ, MacQueen A, Zheng G, Duan H, Dore LC, Lu Z, Liu J, Chen K, Jia G, Bergelson J, He C. Unique features of the m6A methylome in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 28; 5:5630. View in: PubMed

  30. Horton MW, Bodenhausen N, Beilsmith K, Meng D, Muegge BD, Subramanian S, Vetter MM, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Nordborg M, Gordon JI, Bergelson J. Genome-wide association study of Arabidopsis thaliana leaf microbial community. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 10; 5:5320. View in: PubMed

  31. Karasov TL, Kniskern JM, Gao L, DeYoung BJ, Ding J, Dubiella U, Lastra RO, Nallu S, Roux F, Innes RW, Barrett LG, Hudson RR, Bergelson J. The long-term maintenance of a resistance polymorphism through diffuse interactions. Nature. 2014 Aug 28; 512(7515):436-440. View in: PubMed

  32. Li P, Filiault D, Box MS, Kerdaffrec E, van Oosterhout C, Wilczek AM, Schmitt J, McMullan M, Bergelson J, Nordborg M, Dean C. Multiple FLC haplotypes defined by independent cis-regulatory variation underpin life history diversity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genes Dev. 2014 Aug 01; 28(15):1635-40. View in: PubMed

  33. Karasov TL, Horton MW, Bergelson J. Genomic variability as a driver of plant-pathogen coevolution? Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2014 Apr; 18:24-30. View in: PubMed

  34. Brachi B, Faure N, Bergelson J, Cuguen J, Roux F. Genome-wide association mapping of flowering time in Arabidopsis thaliana in nature: genetics for underlying components and reaction norms across two successive years. Acta Bot Gall. 2013 Jul 01; 160(3-4):205-219. View in: PubMed

  35. Falk KL, Kästner J, Bodenhausen N, Schramm K, Paetz C, Vassão DG, Reichelt M, von Knorre D, Bergelson J, Erb M, Gershenzon J, Meldau S. The role of glucosinolates and the jasmonic acid pathway in resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana against molluscan herbivores. Mol Ecol. 2014 Mar; 23(5):1188-1203. View in: PubMed

  36. Huard-Chauveau C, Perchepied L, Debieu M, Rivas S, Kroj T, Kars I, Bergelson J, Roux F, Roby D. An atypical kinase under balancing selection confers broad-spectrum disease resistance in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(9):e1003766. View in: PubMed

  37. Brachi B, Villoutreix R, Faure N, Hautekèete N, Piquot Y, Pauwels M, Roby D, Cuguen J, Bergelson J, Roux F. Investigation of the geographical scale of adaptive phenological variation and its underlying genetics in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Ecol. 2013 Aug; 22(16):4222-4240. View in: PubMed

  38. Bodenhausen N, Horton MW, Bergelson J. Bacterial communities associated with the leaves and the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56329. View in: PubMed

  39. Poroyko V, Morowitz M, Bell T, Ulanov A, Wang M, Donovan S, Bao N, Gu S, Hong L, Alverdy JC, Bergelson J, Liu DC. Diet creates metabolic niches in the "immature gut" that shape microbial communities. Nutr Hosp. 2011 Nov-Dec; 26(6):1283-95. View in: PubMed

  40. Vetter MM, Kronholm I, He F, Häweker H, Reymond M, Bergelson J, Robatzek S, de Meaux J. Flagellin perception varies quantitatively in Arabidopsis thaliana and its relatives. Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Jun; 29(6):1655-67. View in: PubMed

  41. Horton MW, Hancock AM, Huang YS, Toomajian C, Atwell S, Auton A, Muliyati NW, Platt A, Sperone FG, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Nordborg M, Borevitz JO, Bergelson J. Genome-wide patterns of genetic variation in worldwide Arabidopsis thaliana accessions from the RegMap panel. Nat Genet. 2012 Jan 08; 44(2):212-6. View in: PubMed

  42. Hancock AM, Brachi B, Faure N, Horton MW, Jarymowycz LB, Sperone FG, Toomajian C, Roux F, Bergelson J. Adaptation to climate across the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Science. 2011 Oct 07; 334(6052):83-6. View in: PubMed

  43. Barrett LG, Bell T, Dwyer G, Bergelson J. Cheating, trade-offs and the evolution of aggressiveness in a natural pathogen population. Ecol Lett. 2011 Nov; 14(11):1149-57. View in: PubMed

  44. Huang YS, Horton M, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Seren U, Meng D, Meyer C, Ali Amer M, Borevitz JO, Bergelson J, Nordborg M. Analysis and visualization of Arabidopsis thaliana GWAS using web 2.0 technologies. Database (Oxford). 2011; 2011:bar014. View in: PubMed

  45. Anastasio AE, Platt A, Horton M, Grotewold E, Scholl R, Borevitz JO, Nordborg M, Bergelson J. Source verification of mis-identified Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Plant J. 2011 Aug; 67(3):554-66. View in: PubMed

  46. Hu TT, Pattyn P, Bakker EG, Cao J, Cheng JF, Clark RM, Fahlgren N, Fawcett JA, Grimwood J, Gundlach H, Haberer G, Hollister JD, Ossowski S, Ottilar RP, Salamov AA, Schneeberger K, Spannagl M, Wang X, Yang L, Nasrallah ME, Bergelson J, Carrington JC, Gaut BS, Schmutz J, Mayer KF, Van de Peer Y, Grigoriev IV, Nordborg M, Weigel D, Guo YL. The Arabidopsis lyrata genome sequence and the basis of rapid genome size change. Nat Genet. 2011 May; 43(5):476-81. View in: PubMed

  47. Purrington CB, Bergelson J. Assessing weediness of transgenic crops: industry plays plant ecologist. Trends Ecol Evol. 1995 Aug; 10(8):340-2. View in: PubMed

  48. Baxter I, Brazelton JN, Yu D, Huang YS, Lahner B, Yakubova E, Li Y, Bergelson J, Borevitz JO, Nordborg M, Vitek O, Salt DE. A coastal cline in sodium accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana is driven by natural variation of the sodium transporter AtHKT1;1. PLoS Genet. 2010 Nov 11; 6(11):e1001193. View in: PubMed

  49. Bergelson J, Roux F. Towards identifying genes underlying ecologically relevant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Rev Genet. 2010 Dec; 11(12):867-79. View in: PubMed

  50. Li Y, Huang Y, Bergelson J, Nordborg M, Borevitz JO. Association mapping of local climate-sensitive quantitative trait loci in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 07; 107(49):21199-204. View in: PubMed

  51. Kniskern JM, Barrett LG, Bergelson J. Maladaptation in wild populations of the generalist plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Evolution. 2011 Mar; 65(3):818-30. View in: PubMed

  52. Todesco M, Balasubramanian S, Hu TT, Traw MB, Horton M, Epple P, Kuhns C, Sureshkumar S, Schwartz C, Lanz C, Laitinen RA, Huang Y, Chory J, Lipka V, Borevitz JO, Dangl JL, Bergelson J, Nordborg M, Weigel D. Natural allelic variation underlying a major fitness trade-off in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature. 2010 Jun 03; 465(7298):632-6. View in: PubMed

  53. Traw MB, Bergelson J. Plant immune system incompatibility and the distribution of enemies in natural hybrid zones. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010 Aug; 13(4):466-71. View in: PubMed

  54. Brachi B, Faure N, Horton M, Flahauw E, Vazquez A, Nordborg M, Bergelson J, Cuguen J, Roux F. Linkage and association mapping of Arabidopsis thaliana flowering time in nature. PLoS Genet. 2010 May 06; 6(5):e1000940. View in: PubMed

  55. Atwell S, Huang YS, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Willems G, Horton M, Li Y, Meng D, Platt A, Tarone AM, Hu TT, Jiang R, Muliyati NW, Zhang X, Amer MA, Baxter I, Brachi B, Chory J, Dean C, Debieu M, de Meaux J, Ecker JR, Faure N, Kniskern JM, Jones JD, Michael T, Nemri A, Roux F, Salt DE, Tang C, Todesco M, Traw MB, Weigel D, Marjoram P, Borevitz JO, Bergelson J, Nordborg M. Genome-wide association study of 107 phenotypes in Arabidopsis thaliana inbred lines. Nature. 2010 Jun 03; 465(7298):627-31. View in: PubMed

  56. Platt A, Horton M, Huang YS, Li Y, Anastasio AE, Mulyati NW, Agren J, Bossdorf O, Byers D, Donohue K, Dunning M, Holub EB, Hudson A, Le Corre V, Loudet O, Roux F, Warthmann N, Weigel D, Rivero L, Scholl R, Nordborg M, Bergelson J, Borevitz JO. The scale of population structure in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet. 2010 Feb 12; 6(2):e1000843. View in: PubMed

  57. Roux F, Gao L, Bergelson J. Impact of initial pathogen density on resistance and tolerance in a polymorphic disease resistance gene system in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 2010 May; 185(1):283-91. View in: PubMed

  58. Horton M, Bodenhausen N, Bergelson J. MARTA: a suite of Java-based tools for assigning taxonomic status to DNA sequences. Bioinformatics. 2010 Feb 15; 26(4):568-9. View in: PubMed

  59. Li X, Bergelson J, Chapple C. The ARABIDOPSIS accession Pna-10 is a naturally occurring sng1 deletion mutant. Mol Plant. 2010 Jan; 3(1):91-100. View in: PubMed

  60. Gao L, Roux F, Bergelson J. Quantitative fitness effects of infection in a gene-for-gene system. . 2009 Oct; 184(2):485-94. View in: PubMed

  61. Barrett LG, Kniskern JM, Bodenhausen N, Zhang W, Bergelson J. Continua of specificity and virulence in plant host-pathogen interactions: causes and consequences. . 2009 Aug; 183(3):513-29. View in: PubMed

  62. Chen JQ, Wu Y, Yang H, Bergelson J, Kreitman M, Tian D. Variation in the ratio of nucleotide substitution and indel rates across genomes in mammals and bacteria. Mol Biol Evol. 2009 Jul; 26(7):1523-31. View in: PubMed

  63. Tian D, Wang Q, Zhang P, Araki H, Yang S, Kreitman M, Nagylaki T, Hudson R, Bergelson J, Chen JQ. Single-nucleotide mutation rate increases close to insertions/deletions in eukaryotes. Nature. 2008 Sep 04; 455(7209):105-8. View in: PubMed

  64. Bakker EG, Traw MB, Toomajian C, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Low levels of polymorphism in genes that control the activation of defense response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 2008 Apr; 178(4):2031-43. View in: PubMed

  65. Broeckling CD, Broz AK, Bergelson J, Manter DK, Vivanco JM. Root exudates regulate soil fungal community composition and diversity. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Feb; 74(3):738-44. View in: PubMed

  66. Kniskern JM, Traw MB, Bergelson J. Salicylic acid and jasmonic acid signaling defense pathways reduce natural bacterial diversity on Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2007 Dec; 20(12):1512-22. View in: PubMed

  67. Traw MB, Kniskern JM, Bergelson J. SAR increases fitness of Arabidopsis thaliana in the presence of natural bacterial pathogens. Evolution. 2007 Oct; 61(10):2444-9. View in: PubMed

  68. Araki H, Innan H, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Molecular evolution of pathogenicity-island genes in Pseudomonas viridiflava. Genetics. 2007 Oct; 177(2):1031-41. View in: PubMed

  69. Jakob K, Kniskern JM, Bergelson J. The role of pectate lyase and the jasmonic acid defense response in Pseudomonas viridiflava virulence. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2007 Feb; 20(2):146-58. View in: PubMed

  70. Goss EM, Bergelson J. Fitness consequences of infection of Arabidopsis thaliana with its natural bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas viridiflava. Oecologia. 2007 May; 152(1):71-81. View in: PubMed

  71. Goss EM, Bergelson J. Variation in resistance and virulence in the interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and a bacterial pathogen. Evolution. 2006 Aug; 60(8):1562-73. View in: PubMed

  72. Bakker EG, Toomajian C, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. A genome-wide survey of R gene polymorphisms in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2006 Aug; 18(8):1803-18. View in: PubMed

  73. Bakker EG, Stahl EA, Toomajian C, Nordborg M, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Distribution of genetic variation within and among local populations of Arabidopsis thaliana over its species range. Mol Ecol. 2006 Apr; 15(5):1405-18. View in: PubMed

  74. Araki H, Tian D, Goss EM, Jakob K, Halldorsdottir SS, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Presence/absence polymorphism for alternative pathogenicity islands in Pseudomonas viridiflava, a pathogen of Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 11; 103(15):5887-92. View in: PubMed

  75. Aranzana MJ, Kim S, Zhao K, Bakker E, Horton M, Jakob K, Lister C, Molitor J, Shindo C, Tang C, Toomajian C, Traw B, Zheng H, Bergelson J, Dean C, Marjoram P, Nordborg M. Genome-wide association mapping in Arabidopsis identifies previously known flowering time and pathogen resistance genes. PLoS Genet. 2005 Nov; 1(5):e60. View in: PubMed

  76. Nordborg M, Hu TT, Ishino Y, Jhaveri J, Toomajian C, Zheng H, Bakker E, Calabrese P, Gladstone J, Goyal R, Jakobsson M, Kim S, Morozov Y, Padhukasahasram B, Plagnol V, Rosenberg NA, Shah C, Wall JD, Wang J, Zhao K, Kalbfleisch T, Schulz V, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. The pattern of polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Biol. 2005 Jul; 3(7):e196. View in: PubMed

  77. Wichmann G, Ritchie D, Kousik CS, Bergelson J. Reduced genetic variation occurs among genes of the highly clonal plant pathogen Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. vesicatoria, including the effector gene avrBs2. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 May; 71(5):2418-32. View in: PubMed

  78. Goss EM, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Genetic diversity, recombination and cryptic clades in Pseudomonas viridiflava infecting natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 2005 Jan; 169(1):21-35. View in: PubMed

  79. Cipollini D, Enright S, Traw MB, Bergelson J. Salicylic acid inhibits jasmonic acid-induced resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to Spodoptera exigua. Mol Ecol. 2004 Jun; 13(6):1643-53. View in: PubMed

  80. Korves T, Bergelson J. A novel cost of R gene resistance in the presence of disease. Am Nat. 2004 Apr; 163(4):489-504. View in: PubMed

  81. Wichmann G, Bergelson J. Effector genes of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. vesicatoria promote transmission and enhance other fitness traits in the field. Genetics. 2004 Feb; 166(2):693-706. View in: PubMed

  82. Traw MB, Bergelson J. Interactive effects of jasmonic acid, salicylic acid, and gibberellin on induction of trichomes in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2003 Nov; 133(3):1367-75. View in: PubMed

  83. Korves TM, Bergelson J. A developmental response to pathogen infection in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2003 Sep; 133(1):339-47. View in: PubMed

  84. Cipollini DF, Busch JW, Stowe KA, Simms EL, Bergelson J. Genetic variation and relationships of constitutive and herbivore-induced glucosinolates, trypsin inhibitors, and herbivore resistance in Brassica rapa. J Chem Ecol. 2003 Feb; 29(2):285-302. View in: PubMed

  85. Tian D, Traw MB, Chen JQ, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Fitness costs of R-gene-mediated resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature. 2003 May 01; 423(6935):74-7. View in: PubMed

  86. Traw MB, Kim J, Enright S, Cipollini DF, Bergelson J. Negative cross-talk between salicylate- and jasmonate-mediated pathways in the Wassilewskija ecotype of Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Ecol. 2003 May; 12(5):1125-35. View in: PubMed

  87. Mauricio R, Stahl EA, Korves T, Tian D, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Natural selection for polymorphism in the disease resistance gene Rps2 of Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 2003 Feb; 163(2):735-46. View in: PubMed

  88. Jakob K, Goss EM, Araki H, Van T, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Pseudomonas viridiflava and P. syringae--natural pathogens of Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2002 Dec; 15(12):1195-203. View in: PubMed

  89. Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Aug 20; 99(17):11525-30. View in: PubMed

  90. Nordborg M, Borevitz JO, Bergelson J, Berry CC, Chory J, Hagenblad J, Kreitman M, Maloof JN, Noyes T, Oefner PJ, Stahl EA, Weigel D. The extent of linkage disequilibrium in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nat Genet. 2002 Feb; 30(2):190-3. View in: PubMed

  91. Bergelson J, Dwyer G, Emerson JJ. Models and data on plant-enemy coevolution. Annu Rev Genet. 2001; 35:469-99. View in: PubMed

  92. Bergelson J, Kreitman M, Stahl EA, Tian D. Evolutionary dynamics of plant R-genes. Science. 2001 Jun 22; 292(5525):2281-5. View in: PubMed

  93. Shonle I, Bergelson J. Evolutionary ecology of the tropane alkaloids of Datura stramonium L. (Solanaceae). Evolution. 2000 Jun; 54(3):778-88. View in: PubMed

  94. Juenger T, Bergelson J. The evolution of compensation to herbivory in scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis aggregata: herbivore-imposed natural selection and the quantitative genetics of tolerance. Evolution. 2000 Jun; 54(3):764-77. View in: PubMed

  95. Stahl EA, Dwyer G, Mauricio R, Kreitman M, Bergelson J. Dynamics of disease resistance polymorphism at the Rpm1 locus of Arabidopsis. Nature. 1999 Aug 12; 400(6745):667-71. View in: PubMed

  96. Nordborg M, Bergelson J. The effect of seed and rosette cold treatment on germination and flowering time in some Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae) ecotypes. Am J Bot. 1999 Apr; 86(4):470-5. View in: PubMed

  97. Bergelson J, Stahl E, Dudek S, Kreitman M. Genetic variation within and among populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 1998 Mar; 148(3):1311-23. View in: PubMed

  98. Purrington CB, Bergelson J. Fitness consequences of genetically engineered herbicide and antibiotic resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 1997 Mar; 145(3):807-14. View in: PubMed

  99. Bergelson J, Purrington CB, Palm CJ, López-Gutiérrez JC. Costs of resistance: a test using transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Biol Sci. 1996 Dec 22; 263(1377):1659-63. View in: PubMed

  100. Esposito-Alonso, M, Becker, C, Schuenemann, VJ, Reitter, E, Setzer, C, Slovak, R, Brachi, B, Hagmann, J, Grimm, D, Jiahui, C, Busch, W, Bergelson, J, Ness, RW, Krause, J, Burbano, H and D Weigel. The rate and potential relevance of new mutations in a colonizing plant lineage. PLoS Genetics. 2018; 2(14):e1007155.::::

  101. Karasov, TL, Barrett, LG, Herschberg, R and J Bergelson. Similar levels of gene content variation observed for Pseudomonas syringae populations extracted from single and multiple host species. PLoS ONE. 2017; 9(12):e0184195.::::

  102. Frachon, L, Libourel, C, Villoutreix, R, Carrere, S, Gloriuex, C, Huard-Chaveau, C, Navascués, M, Gay, L, Vitalis, R, Baron, E, Amsellem, L, Bouchez, O, Vidal, M, Le Corre, V, Rob, D, Bergelson, J and F Roux. Intermediate degrees of synergistic pleiotropy drive adaptive evolution in ecological time. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2017; 1(1):1551-1561.::::