PUBLICATIONS

Garcia AK, McShea H, Kolaczkowski B and Kacar B. (2019) Evolution of nitrogenases: phylogenetic analysis and structural implications for ancient metal binding (bioRxiv)

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Kaçar, B., & Womack, Y. (2018). Future Shaped By Pasts That Could Have Been. Journal of Design and Science. https://doi.org/10.21428/5e41a54a

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Adam ZR,  Kacar B, Som SS, Lynch K, Walther-Antonio M, Williford K. (2018) The origin of animals as microbial host volumes in nutrient-limited seas (submitted)

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Adam ZR, Fahrenbach AC, Kacar B, Aono M. (2018) Prebiotic geochemical automata at the intersection of radiolytic chemistry, physical complexity, and systems biology Complexity, http://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9376183

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Domagal-Goldman S. et al. (2018) Life Beyond the Solar System: Remotely Detectable Biosignatures, NASA White Paper

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Walker SI, Bains W, Cronin L, DasSarma S, Danielache S, Goldman SD, Kacar B & others. (2018)  Exoplanet Biosignatures: Future Directions Astrobiology, http://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2017.1738

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Kacar B, Hanson-Smith V, Adam ZR, Boekelheide N. (2017) Reconstruction and Dynamic Modeling of Ancestral Rubisco Proteins Geobiology, 00:1–13. (Covered in New Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute Research Highlights)

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Kacar B, Guy L, Smith E, Baross J. (2017) Resurrecting ancestral genes in bacteria to interpret ancient biosignatures Roy Soc Phil Trans A, 2017;375(2109) doi: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0352.

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Kacar B, Garmendia E*, Tuncbag N, Andersson DI, Hughes D. (2017) Functional Constraints on Replacing an Essential Gene with Its Ancient and ModernHomologs MBio, 8(4)  doi: 10.1128/mBio.01276-17.

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Kacar B, Ge X, Sanyal S, Gaucher EA. (2017) Experimental evolution of Escherichia coli harboring an ancient translation protein J Mol Evol, 84(2-3):69-84  doi:10.1007/s00239-017-9781-0. (Journal Cover) (MicroJC Discussion video) (Covered in SciWorthy)

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Kacar B. (2016) Rolling the Dice Twice: Evolving Reconstructed Ancient Proteins in Extant Organisms Chance in Evolution eds. Pence & Ramsay, University of Chicago Press, 265-276

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Kacar B. Astrobiology Primer 2.0 What is LUCA? Domagal-Goldman S, Wright K et al., (2016) Astrobiology 16(8):561-653

Kacar B. Horak R.Astrobiology Primer 2.0, What does the tree of life tell us about how life has evolved? Domagal-Goldman S, Wright K et al,. (2016) Astrobiology 16(8):561-653

Kacar B and Gaucher EA. (2013) Experimental evolution of protein-protein interaction networks Biochem J, 453(3), 311-319 (Covered in Quanta)

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Kacar B and Gaucher EA. (2012) Towards the recapitulation of ancient history in the laboratory: Combining synthetic biology with experimental evolution Artificial Life, 13, 11-18 (Covered in Wired, MIT Tech Review, Popular Science, BBC, iO9 and more)

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Kacar B, Boyd ES, Dolci W, Dodson E, Boldt M, Pilcher CB. (2011), Workshop without walls: Broadening science access around the world, PLoS Biology, 9(8):e1001118 

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Aldeco M*, Kacar B*, Edmondson D.E. (2011) Catalytic and Inhibitor Binding Properties of Zebrafish Monoamine Oxidase (zMAO): Comparisons with human MAO A and MAO BComp. Biochemistry, 159(2):78-83

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Kacar B, and Edmondson D.E. (2010) Expression of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) in Pichia pastoris: Purification and Comparison with Human MAO A and MAO BProtein. Exp. Purif., 70(2):290-297

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