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Daniel Tamarit Chuliá

I am currently affiliated with the labs of Thijs Ettema and Fons Stams at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research (The Netherlands); and with Steffan Bertilsson’s lab at Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (Sweden), through a grant from the Swedish Research Council. My research mainly focuses on evolutionary genomics of microbial lineages, and I am more generally interested in the study of the processes underlying genome evolution and their influence in shaping the current tree of life. Currently, I am applying genomic and phylogenetic analyses to study deep evolutionary transitions.

Selected publications

[13] Stairs, C. W., Dharamshi, J. E., Tamarit, D.*, Eme, L.*, Jørgenssen, S. L., Spang, A., Ettema, T. J. G.  (2020). Chlamydial contribution to anaerobic metabolism during eukaryotic evolution. Science Advances, 6: eabb7258.

[12] Tamarit, D., Andersson, S.G.E. (2020) Rethinking microbial symbioses. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 367: fnz255

[11] Dharamshi, J., Tamarit, D.*, Eme, L.*, Stairs, C. W., Martijn, J., Homa, F., Jørgenssen, S.L., Spang, A., Ettema, T.J.G. (2020) Marine sediments illuminate Chlamydiae diversity and evolution. Current Biol,

[10] Ling, J., Smura, T., Tamarit, D., Huitu, O, Voutilainen, L., Henttonen, H., Vaheri, A., Yapalahti, O., Sironen, T. (2018). Evolution and postglacial colonization of Seewis hantavirus with Sorex araneus in Finland. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 57: 88-97


[9] Tamarit, D., Neuvonen, M-M., Engel, P., Guy, L., Andersson, S. G. E. (2017). Origin and evolution of the Bartonella gene transfer agent. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 35: 451-464

[8] Ponce-de-León, M., Tamarit, D., Calle-Espinosa, J., Mori, M., Latorre, A., Montero, F., Peretó, J. (2017). Determinism and contingency shape metabolic complementation in an endosymbiotic consortium. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 2290.

[7] Neuvonen, M-M., Tamarit, D., Näslund, K., Liebig, J., Feldhaar, H., Moran, N.A., Guy, L., Andersson, S.G.E. (2016). The genome of Rhizobiales bacteria in predatory ants reveals urease gene functions but no genes for nitrogen fixation. Scientific Reports, 6: 39197.

[6] Yu, S., Tamarit, D., Andersson, S.G.E. (2016). Switches in genomic GC content drive shifts of optimal codons under sustained selection on synonymous sites. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(10): 2560-79.

[5] Tamarit, D.*, Ellegaard, K.M.*, Wikander, J., Olofsson, T.C., Vásquez, A., Andersson, S.G.E. (2015). Functionally structured genomes in Lactobacillus kunkeei colonizing the honey crop and food products of honeybees and stingless bees. Genome Biology and Evolution. 7(6):1455-73.

Awarded the 2016 Graduate student paper of the year in Genome Biology and Evolution by the SMBE.
[4] Ellegaard, K.M.*, Tamarit, D.*, Javelind, E., Olofsson, T.C., Andersson, S.G.E., Vásquez, A. (2015). Extensive intra-phylotype diversity in lactobacilli and bifidobacteria from the honeybee gut. BMC Genomics, 16: 284.

[3] Llorens, C., Futami, R., Covelli, L., Dominguez-Escriba, L., Viu, J.M., Tamarit, D., Aguilar-Rodríguez, J. Vicente-Ripollés, M., Fuster, G., Bernet, G.P., Maumus, F., Munoz-Pomer, A., Sempere, J.M., Latorre, A., Moya, A. (2011). The Gypsy Database (GyDB) of mobile genetic elements: release 2.0. Nucleic Acid Research. D70-74.

[2] The International Aphid Genomics Consortium (2010). Genome sequence of the pea aphid Acyrtosiphon pisum, PLoS Biology, 8(2): e1000313.

[1] Gerardo, N. M., Altincicek, B., Anselme, C., Atamian, H., Barribeau, S. M., de Vos, M., Duncan, E. J., Evans, J. D., Gabaldón, T., Granim, M., Heddi, A., Kaloshian, I., Latorre, A., Moya, A., Nakabachi, A., Parker, B. J., Pérez-Brocal, V., Pignatelli, M., Rahbé, Y., Ramsey, J. S., Spragg, C. J., Tamames, J., Tamarit, D., Tamborindeguy, C., Vincent-Monegat, C., Vilcinskas, A. (2010). Immunity and other defenses in pea aphids, Acyrtosiphon pisum, Genome Biology, 11: R21.

(*) Equal contribution