Hynson N., et al. Synergy among microbiota and their hosts: Leveraging the Hawaiian archipelago and local collaborative networks to address pressing questions in microbiome research. mSphere. [in press]

Bennett, G.M. The microbial symbionts of leafhoppers. In: Webb, M., and Badmin, J. (Ed.) The Leafhoppers: Form Function and Phylogeny. [In press]


Denis, M.D.* & Bennett, GM. 2017. Description of Nesophrosyne melemele sp. n., an Endemic Hawaiian Leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Delto- cephalinae: Opsiini) Associated with Myoporum sandwicense (Scrophulariaceae). Proc. Hawaiian Ent. Soc. 49:47-50
* = undergraduate researcher

Bennett, G.M. & Chong, R.A. 2017. Genome-wide transcriptional dynamics in the companion bacterial symbionts of the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Cicadellidae: Homalodisca vitripennis) reveal differential gene expression in bacteria occupying multiple host organs. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. [e-pub ahead of print]

Mao, M., Yang, X., Poff, K, & Bennett, G.M. 2017. Comparative genomics of the dual-obligate symbionts from the treehopper, Entylia carinata (Hemiptera: Membracidae), provide insight into the origins and evolution of an ancient symbiosis. Genome Biology and Evolution. 9:1803-1815

Wright, M.G., & Bennett, G.M. 2017. Evolution of biological control agents following introduction to new environments. Biocontrol. [e-pub ahead of print]

Mao, M., Yang, X., & Bennett, G.M. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of Macrosteles quadrilineatus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). DNA Part B: Resources. 1:173-175.


Mao, M., Yang, X., & Bennett, G. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of Entylia carinata (Hemiptera: Membracidae). DNA Part B: Resources: [in press]

Bennett, G.M. Abba, S., Kube, M., & Marzachi, C. 2016. Complete Genome Sequences of the Obligate Symbionts “Candidatus Sulcia muelleri” and “Ca. Nasuia deltocephalinicola” from the Pestiferous Leafhopper Macrosteles quadripunctulatus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Genome Announcements. 4:e01604-15.

Bennett, G.M., McCutcheon, J.P., McDonald, B., Romanovich, D., & Moran, N.A. 2016. Lineage-specific patterns of genome deterioration in obligate symbionts of sharpshooter leafhoppers. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8:296-301.


Bennett, G.M. and Moran, N.A. 2015. Heritable symbiosis: the advantages and perils of an evolutionary rabbit hole. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 112:10169-10176

Rominger, A. J., Goodman, K. R., Lim, J. Y., Armstrong, E. E., Becking, L. E., Bennett, G. M., Brewer, M. S., Cotoras, D. D., Ewing, C. P., Harte, J., Martinez, N. D., O'Grady, P. M., Percy, D. M., Price, D. K., Roderick, G. K., Shaw, K. L., Valdovinos, F. S., Gruner, D. S. and Gillespie, R. G. (2015), Community assembly on isolated islands: macroecology meets evolution. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25:769-780.


Bennett, G.M., McCutcheon, J.P., McDonald, B., Romanovich, D., & Moran, N.A. 2014. Differential genome evolution between companion symbionts in an insect-bacteria symbiosis. mBio. 5:e01697-14.

Moran, N.A. and Bennett, G.M. 2014. The tiniest tiny genomes. Annual Review Microbiology. 68:195-215.

Bennett, GM, Turmelle, A., and O'Grady, PM. 2014. Evolutionary Insights into cospeciation and host switching in Neotropical batflies (Diptera: Streblidae).


Bennett, G.M. and Moran, N.A. 2013. Small, smaller, smallest: the origins and evolution of ancient dual symbioses in a phloem-feeding insect. Genome Biology and Evolution. 5:1675-1688.

Bennett, G.M. and O’Grady P.M. 2013. Historical biogeography and ecological opportunity in the adaptive radiation of native Hawaiian leafhoppers (Cicadellidae: Nesophrosyne). Journal of Biogeography. 40: 1512–1523.

Sloan, D.B., Bennett, G.M., Engel, P., Williams, D., & Ochman, H. Disentangling associated genomes. Methods in Enzymology. 531: 445-464.

Koga, R.K., Bennett, G.M., Cryan, J.R., and Moran, N.A. 2013. Evolutionary replacement of obligate symbionts in an ancient and diverse insect lineage. Environmental Microbiology. 15: 2073-2081.


Bennett, G.M. and O’Grady, P.M. 2012. Host-plants drive insect diversity: Phylogeny, diversity, and origins of native Hawaiian leafhoppers (Cicadellidae: Nesophrosyne). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65: 705–717.

Bennett, G.M., Pantoja, N., and O’Grady, P.M. 2012. Diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Wolbachia in Drosophila and other native Hawaiian insects. Fly. 6: 273-283.

O’Grady, P.M., Bennett, G.M., Funk, V.A., and Altheide, T.K. 2012. Retrograde Biogeography. Taxon.61: 702-705.


Bennett, G.M. and O’Grady, P.M. 2011. Review of The Native Hawaiian Leafhopper Genus Nesophrosyne (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with Description of Eight New Species Associated with Broussaisia arguta (Hydrangeaceae). Zootaxa. 2805: 1-25.


Almeida, R.P.P, Bennett, G.M., Anhalt, M.D., Tsai, C.W., and O'Grady, P.M. 2009. Spread of an introduced vector-borne banana virus in Hawaii. Molecular Ecology. 18: 136-46.


O’Grady, P.M., Lapoint, R.T., and Bennett, G.M. 2008. The potential and peril of the supertree approach: A response to van der Linde and Houle. Insect. Syst. Evol. 39: 269–280.