Donald Bryant

Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Donald Bryant

Research Summary

Photosynthesis, structure-function relationships of proteins, gene regulation, and microbial physiology. Cyanobacteria and green sulfur bacteria. Genomics of photosynthetic bacteria.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Cyanobacteria Genes Light Biotechnology Earth (Planet) Photosynthesis Proteins Synechococcus Far Red Light Microbiota Chlorobi Growth Glycogen Catalogs Microbiology Carbohydrate Metabolism Chlorophyll Viruses Acclimatization Microorganisms Strain Genome Hot Springs Infection Cyanobacterium

Most Recent Papers

Structure of a monomeric photosystem II core complex from a cyanobacterium acclimated to far-red light reveals the functions of chlorophylls d and f

Christopher J. Gisriel, Gaozhong Shen, Ming Yang Ho, Vasily Kurashov, David A. Flesher, Jimin Wang, William H. Armstrong, John H. Golbeck, Marilyn R. Gunner, David J. Vinyard, Richard J. Debus, Gary W. Brudvig, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2022, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Elioraea tepida, sp. Nov., a moderately thermophilic aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium isolated from the mat community of an alkaline siliceous hot spring in yellowstone national park, WY, USA

Mohit Kumar Saini, Shohei Yoshida, Aswathy Sebastian, Eri Hara, Hideyuki Tamaki, Nathan T. Soulier, Istvan Albert, Satoshi Hanada, Marcus Tank, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2022, Microorganisms

Carotenoid biomarkers in Namibian shelf sediments

Jian Ma, Katherine L. French, Xingqian Cui, Donald A. Bryant, Roger E. Summons, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Genomic and Phenotypic Characterization of Chloracidobacterium Isolates Provides Evidence for Multiple Species

Mohit Kumar Saini, Aswathy Sebastian, Yoshiki Shirotori, Nathan T. Soulier, Amaya M. Garcia Costas, Daniela I. Drautz-Moses, Stephan C. Schuster, Istvan Albert, Shin Haruta, Satoshi Hanada, Vera Thiel, Marcus Tank, Donald A. Bryant, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology

Host population diversity as a driver of viral infection cycle in wild populations of green sulfur bacteria with long standing virus-host interactions

Maureen Berg, Danielle Goudeau, Charles Olmsted, Katherine D. McMahon, Senay Yitbarek, Jennifer L. Thweatt, Donald A. Bryant, Emiley A. Eloe-Fadrosh, Rex R. Malmstrom, Simon Roux, 2021, ISME Journal on p. 1569-1584

Publisher Correction

Stephen Nayfach, Simon Roux, Rekha Seshadri, Daniel Udwary, Neha Varghese, Frederik Schulz, Dongying Wu, David Paez-Espino, I. Min Chen, Marcel Huntemann, Krishna Palaniappan, Joshua Ladau, Supratim Mukherjee, T. B.K. Reddy, Torben Nielsen, Edward Kirton, José P. Faria, Janaka N. Edirisinghe, Christopher S. Henry, Sean P. Jungbluth, Dylan Chivian, Paramvir Dehal, Elisha M. Wood-Charlson, Adam P. Arkin, Susannah G. Tringe, Axel Visel, Helena Abreu, Silvia G. Acinas, Eric Allen, Michelle A. Allen, Gary Andersen, Alexandre M. Anesio, Graeme Attwood, Viridiana Avila-Magaña, Yacine Badis, Jake Bailey, Brett Baker, Petr Baldrian, Hazel A. Barton, David A.C. Beck, Eric D. Becraft, Harry R. Beller, J. Michael Beman, Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, Timothy D. Berry, Anthony Bertagnolli, Stefan Bertilsson, Jennifer M. Bhatnagar, Donald A. Bryant, Mónica Medina, 2021, Nature Biotechnology on p. 520

A genomic catalog of Earth’s microbiomes

Stephen Nayfach, Simon Roux, Rekha Seshadri, Daniel Udwary, Neha Varghese, Frederik Schulz, Dongying Wu, David Paez-Espino, I. Min Chen, Marcel Huntemann, Krishna Palaniappan, Joshua Ladau, Supratim Mukherjee, T. B.K. Reddy, Torben Nielsen, Edward Kirton, José P. Faria, Janaka N. Edirisinghe, Christopher S. Henry, Sean P. Jungbluth, Dylan Chivian, Paramvir Dehal, Elisha M. Wood-Charlson, Adam P. Arkin, Susannah G. Tringe, Axel Visel, Helena Abreu, Silvia G. Acinas, Eric Allen, Michelle A. Allen, Lauren V. Alteio, Gary Andersen, Alexandre M. Anesio, Graeme Attwood, Viridiana Avila-Magaña, Yacine Badis, Jake Bailey, Brett Baker, Petr Baldrian, Hazel A. Barton, David A.C. Beck, Eric D. Becraft, Harry R. Beller, J. Michael Beman, Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, Timothy D. Berry, Anthony Bertagnolli, Stefan Bertilsson, Donald A. Bryant, Mónica Medina, 2021, Nature Biotechnology on p. 499-509

Author Correction

Stephen Nayfach, Simon Roux, Rekha Seshadri, Daniel Udwary, Neha Varghese, Frederik Schulz, Dongying Wu, David Paez-Espino, I. Min Chen, Marcel Huntemann, Krishna Palaniappan, Joshua Ladau, Supratim Mukherjee, T. B.K. Reddy, Torben Nielsen, Edward Kirton, José P. Faria, Janaka N. Edirisinghe, Christopher S. Henry, Sean P. Jungbluth, Dylan Chivian, Paramvir Dehal, Elisha M. Wood-Charlson, Adam P. Arkin, Susannah G. Tringe, Axel Visel, Helena Abreu, Silvia G. Acinas, Eric Allen, Michelle A. Allen, Lauren V. Alteio, Gary Andersen, Alexandre M. Anesio, Graeme Attwood, Viridiana Avila-Magaña, Yacine Badis, Jake Bailey, Brett Baker, Petr Baldrian, Hazel A. Barton, David A.C. Beck, Eric D. Becraft, Harry R. Beller, J. Michael Beman, Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, Timothy D. Berry, Anthony Bertagnolli, Stefan Bertilsson, Donald A. Bryant, Mónica Medina, 2021, Nature Biotechnology on p. 521

Correction to

Nathan Soulier, Tatiana N. Laremore, Donald A. Bryant, 2021, Photosynthesis Research on p. 239-240

The structural basis of far-red light absorbance by allophycocyanins

Nathan Soulier, Donald A. Bryant, 2021, Photosynthesis Research on p. 11-26

Most-Cited Papers

Extensive remodeling of a cyanobacterial photosynthetic apparatus in far-red light

Fei Gan, Shuyi Zhang, Nathan C. Rockwell, Shelley S. Martin, J. Clark Lagarias, Donald A. Bryant, 2014, Science on p. 1312-1317

Complete genome of Ignavibacterium album, a metabolically versatile, flagellated, facultative anaerobe from the phylum Chlorobi

Zhenfeng Liu, Niels Ulrik Frigaard, Kajetan Vogl, Takao Iino, Moriya Ohkuma, Jörg Overmann, Donald A. Bryant, 2012, Frontiers in Microbiology

Occurrence of far-red light photoacclimation (FaRLiP) in diverse cyanobacteria

Fei Gan, Gaozhong Shen, Donald A. Bryant, 2015, Life on p. 4-24

Synechococcus sp. Strain PCC 7002 transcriptome

Marcus Ludwig, Donald A. Bryant, 2012, Frontiers in Microbiology on p. 1-14

Acclimation of the global transcriptome of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 to nutrient limitations and different nitrogen sources

Marcus Ludwig, Donald A. Bryant, 2012, Frontiers in Microbiology

Light-dependent chlorophyll f synthase is a highly divergent paralog of PsbA of photosystem II

Ming Yang Ho, Gaozhong Shen, Daniel P. Canniffe, Chi Zhao, Donald A. Bryant, 2016, Science

Electronic coherence lineshapes reveal hidden excitonic correlations in photosynthetic light harvesting

Cathy Y. Wong, Richard M. Alvey, Daniel B. Turner, Krystyna E. Wilk, Donald A. Bryant, Paul M.G. Curmi, Robert J. Silbey, Gregory D. Scholes, 2012, Nature Chemistry on p. 396-404

Altered carbohydrate metabolism in glycogen synthase mutants of Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002

Yu Xu, L. Tiago Guerra, Zhongkui Li, Marcus Ludwig, G. Charles Dismukes, Donald A. Bryant, 2013, Metabolic Engineering on p. 56-67

Adaptive and acclimative responses of cyanobacteria to far-red light

Fei Gan, Donald A. Bryant, 2015, Environmental Microbiology on p. 3450-3465

Temporal metatranscriptomic patterning in phototrophic Chloroflexi inhabiting a microbial mat in a geothermal spring

Christian G. Klatt, Zhenfeng Liu, Marcus Ludwig, Michael Kühl, Sheila I. Jensen, Donald A. Bryant, David M. Ward, 2013, ISME Journal on p. 1775-1789