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Yu T-Y, Mok KC, Kennedy KJ, Valton J, Anderson KS, Walker GC, Taga ME.  2012.  Active site residues critical for flavin binding and 5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole biosynthesis in the flavin destructase enzyme BluB. Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society. 21(6):839-49.
Mehta AP, Abdelwahed SH, Fenwick MK, Hazra AB, Taga ME, Zhang Y, Ealick SE, Begley TP.  2015.  Anaerobic 5-Hydroxybenzimidazole Formation from Aminoimidazole Ribotide: An Unanticipated Intersection of Thiamin and Vitamin B₁₂ Biosynthesis. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 137(33):10444-7.
Hazra AB, Han AW, Mehta AP, Mok KC, Osadchiy V, Begley TP, Taga ME.  2015.  Anaerobic biosynthesis of the lower ligand of vitamin B12. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112(34):10792-7.
Hazra AB, Tran JLA, Crofts TS, Taga ME.  2013.  Analysis of substrate specificity in CobT homologs reveals widespread preference for DMB, the lower axial ligand of vitamin B(12). Chemistry & biology. 20(10):1275-85.
Taga ME.  2007.  Bacterial signal destruction. ACS chemical biology. 2(2):89-92.
Crofts TS, Men Y, Alvarez-Cohen L, Taga ME.  2014.  A bioassay for the detection of benzimidazoles reveals their presence in a range of environmental samples. Frontiers in microbiology. 5:592.
Taga ME, Larsen NA, Howard-Jones AR, Walsh CT, Walker GC.  2007.  BluB cannibalizes flavin to form the lower ligand of vitamin B12. Nature. 446(7134):449-53.
Taga ME, Bassler BL.  2003.  Chemical communication among bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 100 Suppl 2:14549-54.
Crofts TS, Seth EC, Hazra AB, Taga ME.  2013.  Cobamide structure depends on both lower ligand availability and CobT substrate specificity. Chemistry & biology. 20(10):1265-74.
Abreu NA, Taga ME.  2016.  Decoding molecular interactions in microbial communities. FEMS Microbiology Reviews.
Mok KC, Taga ME.  2013.  Growth inhibition of Sporomusa ovata by incorporation of benzimidazole bases into cobamides. Journal of bacteriology. 195(9):1902-11.
Jones KM, Kobayashi H, Davies BW, Taga ME, Walker GC.  2007.  How rhizobial symbionts invade plants: the Sinorhizobium-Medicago model. Nature reviews. Microbiology. 5(8):619-33.
Degnan PH, Barry NA, Mok KC, Taga ME, Goodman AL.  2014.  Human gut microbes use multiple transporters to distinguish vitamin B₁₂ analogs and compete in the gut. Cell host & microbe. 15(1):47-57.
Men Y, Seth EC, Yi S, Crofts TS, Allen RH, Taga ME, Alvarez-Cohen L.  2014.  Identification of specific corrinoids reveals corrinoid modification in dechlorinating microbial communities. Environmental microbiology.
Taga ME, Miller ST, Bassler BL.  2003.  Lsr-mediated transport and processing of AI-2 in Salmonella typhimurium. Molecular microbiology. 50(4):1411-27.
Taga ME, Xavier KB.  2011.  Methods for analysis of bacterial autoinducer-2 production. Current protocols in microbiology. Chapter 1:Unit1C.1.
Taga ME.  2005.  Methods for analysis of bacterial autoinducer-2 production. Current protocols in microbiology. Chapter 1:Unit1C.1.
Seth EC, Taga ME.  2014.  Nutrient cross-feeding in the microbial world. Frontiers in microbiology. 5:350.
Taga ME, Walker GC.  2008.  Pseudo-B12 joins the cofactor family. Journal of bacteriology. 190(4):1157-9.
Crofts T S, Hazra AB, Tran JLA, Sokolovskaya OM, Osadchiy V, Ad O, Pelton JG, Bauer S, Taga ME.  2014.  Regiospecific formation of cobamide isomers is directed by CobT. Biochemistry.
Miller ST, Xavier KB, Campagna SR, Taga ME, Semmelhack MF, Bassler BL, Hughson FM.  2004.  Salmonella typhimurium recognizes a chemically distinct form of the bacterial quorum-sensing signal AI-2. Molecular cell. 15(5):677-87.
Pereira CS, McAuley RJ, Taga ME, Xavier KB, Miller ST.  2008.  Sinorhizobium meliloti, a bacterium lacking the autoinducer-2 (AI-2) synthase, responds to AI-2 supplied by other bacteria. Molecular microbiology. 70(5):1223-35.
Campbell GRO, Taga ME, Mistry K, Lloret J, Anderson PJ, Roth JR, Walker GC.  2006.  Sinorhizobium meliloti bluB is necessary for production of 5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole, the lower ligand of B12. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103(12):4634-9.
Taga ME, Walker GC.  2010.  Sinorhizobium meliloti requires a cobalamin-dependent ribonucleotide reductase for symbiosis with its plant host. Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI. 23(12):1643-54.
Men Y, Seth EC, Yi S, Allen RH, Taga ME, Alvarez-Cohen L.  2014.  Sustainable growth of Dehalococcoides mccartyi 195 by corrinoid salvaging and remodeling in defined lactate-fermenting consortia. Applied and environmental microbiology. 80(7):2133-41.
Yi S, Seth EC, Men Y-J, Stabler SP, Allen RH, Alvarez-Cohen L, Taga ME.  2012.  Versatility in corrinoid salvaging and remodeling pathways supports corrinoid-dependent metabolism in Dehalococcoides mccartyi. Applied and environmental microbiology. 78(21):7745-52.
Degnan PH, Taga ME, Goodman AL.  2014.  Vitamin B12 as a Modulator of Gut Microbial Ecology. Cell Metabolism. 20(5):769–778.