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

Genes Light Proteins Cyanobacteria Synechococcus Photosystem I Protein Complex Chlorophyll Photosynthesis Chlorophyll F Genome Bacteria Chlorobi Wavelength Sulfur Far Red Light Viruses Infection Pigments Color Fluorescence Acclimatization Population Absorbance Growth Transcriptome

Most Recent Papers

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

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

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

Opportunities and challenges for assigning cofactors in cryo-EM density maps of chlorophyll-containing proteins

Christopher J. Gisriel, Jimin Wang, Gary W. Brudvig, Donald A. Bryant, 2020, Communications Biology

Breaking the red-limit: efficient trapping of long-wavelength excitations in chlorophyll f-containing Photosystem I.

Martijn Tros, Vincenzo Mascoli, Gaozhong Shen, Ming-Yang Ho, Luca Bersanini, Christopher Gisriel, Donald Bryant, Roberta Croce, 2020, Chem

Characterization of cyanobacterial allophycocyanins absorbing far-red light

Nathan Soulier, Tatiana N. Laremore, Donald A. Bryant, 2020, Photosynthesis Research on p. 189-207

Harvesting far-red light: Functional integration of chlorophyll f into photosystem I complexes of synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

Martijn Tros, Luca Bersanini, Gaozhong Shen, Ming Yang Ho, Ivo H.M. van Stokkum, Donald A. Bryant, Roberta Croce, 2020, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics

Niche expansion for phototrophic sulfur bacteria at the Proterozoic–Phanerozoic transition

Xingqian Cui, Xiao Lei Liu, Gaozhong Shen, Jian Ma, Fatima Husain, Donald Rocher, John E. Zumberge, Donald A. Bryant, Roger E. Summons, 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 17599-17606

Evidence that chlorophyll f functions solely as an antenna pigment in far-red-light photosystem I from Fischerella thermalis PCC 7521

Dmitry A. Cherepanov, Ivan V. Shelaev, Fedor E. Gostev, Arseniy V. Aybush, Mahir D. Mamedov, Gaozhong Shen, Victor A. Nadtochenko, Donald A. Bryant, Alexey Yu Semenov, John H. Golbeck, 2020, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics

Most-Cited Papers

The tricarboxylic acid cycle in cyanobacteria

Shuyi Zhang, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2011, Science on p. 1551-1553

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

Mechanisms and evolution of oxidative sulfur metabolism in green sulfur bacteria

Lea H. Gregersen, Donald A. Bryant, Niels Ulrik Frigaard, 2011, Frontiers in Microbiology

Solar hydrogen-producing bionanodevice outperforms natural photosynthesis

Carolyn E. Lubner, Amanda M. Applegate, Philipp Knörzer, Alexander Ganago, Donald Ashley Bryant, Thomas Happe, John H. Golbeck, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 20988-20991

Community ecology of hot spring cyanobacterial mats

Christian G. Klatt, Jason M. Wood, Douglas B. Rusch, Mary M. Bateson, Natsuko Hamamura, John F. Heidelberg, Arthur R. Grossman, Devaki Bhaya, Frederick M. Cohan, Michael Kühl, Donald A. Bryant, David M. Ward, 2011, ISME Journal on p. 1262-1278

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

Transcription profiling of the model cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. Strain PCC 7002 by next-gen (SOLiD™) sequencing of cDNA

Marcus Ludwig, Donald A. Bryant, 2011, Frontiers in Microbiology

Synechococcus sp. Strain PCC 7002 transcriptome

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

Expression of genes in cyanobacteria

Y. Xu, Richard M. Alvey, Patrick O. Byrne, Joel E. Graham, Gaozhong Shen, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2011, Methods in Molecular Biology on p. 273-293

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