Selected Publications:

Papers in Refereed Journals


  1. Ding, Y., Lau, Z., Logan,S.M., Kelly, J., Berezuk, A., Khursigara, C.M. and K. F. Jarrell. 2016. The effects of growth conditions on archaellation and N-Glycosylation in Methanococcus maripaludis. Microbiology 162: 339-350.
  2. Ding, Y., Jones, G.M., Brimacombe, C., Uchida, K., Aizawa, S.I., Logan, S.M., Kelly, J.F. and K. F. Jarrell. 2016. Identification of a gene involved in the biosynthesis pathway of the terminal sugar of the archaellin N-linked tetrasaccharide in Methanococcus maripaludis. Antonie van Leeuwenhook 109:131-148.
  3. Ding, Y., Uchida, K., Aizawa, S.I., Murphy, K., Khursigara, C.M., Chong, J.P.J., and K. F. Jarrell. 2015. Effects of N-glycosylation site removal in archaellins on the assembly and function of archaella in Methanococcus maripaludis. PLoS One 10(2):e0116402
  4. Siu, S., Robotham, A., Logan, S.M., Kelly, J.F., Uchida, K., Aizawa, S.I., and K. F. Jarrell. 2015. Evidence that biosynthesis of the second and third sugars of the archaellin tetrasaccharide in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis occurs by the same pathway used by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to make a di-N-acetylated sugar. J. Bacteriol.. 197(9):1668-80
  5. Nair, D.B and K. F. Jarrell. 2015. Pilin processing follows a different temporal route than that of archaellins in Methanococcus maripaludis. Life 5:85-101.
  6. Nair, D.B., Uchida, K., Aizawa S.I. and K.F. Jarrell. 2014. Genetic analysis of a type IV pili-like locus in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Arch. Microbiol. 196: 179-191.
  7. Eichler, J., Jarrell, K. and Albers S. 2013. A proposal for the naming of N-glycosylation pathway components in Archaea. Glycobiology 23:620-621.
  8. Ding, Y., Jones, G.M., Uchida, K., Aizawa, S.I. Robotham, A., Logan, S.M., Kelly, J. and K.F. Jarrell. 2013. Identification of genes involved in the biosynthesis of the third and fourth sugars of the Methanococcus maripaludis archaellin N-linked tetrasaccharide. J. Bacterial. 195:4094-4104.
  9. Nair, D.B., Chung, D.K.C., Schneider, J., Uchida, K., Aizawa, S.I. and K.F. Jarrell. 2013. Identification of an additional minor pilin essential for piliation in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. PLoS One 8:e83961.
  10. Jarrell K.F. and S.V. Albers 2012. The archaellum: an old motility structure with a new name. Trends Microbiol. 20:307-12.
  11. Jones G.M., Wu J., Ding Y., Uchida K., Aizawa S., Robotham A., Logan S.M., Kelly J. and K.F. Jarrell. 2012. Identification of genes involved in the acetamidino group modification of the flagellin N-linked glycan of Methanococcus maripaludis. J. Bacteriol. 194:2693-702
  12. Jarrell K.F.2012.Control of archaellation in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius: unravelling of the regulation of surface structure biosynthesis in Archaea begins. Mol Microbiol 86:1-5.
  13. Jarrell KF, Stark M, Nair DB, Chong JP. 2011. Flagella and pili are both necessary for efficient attachment of Methanococcus maripaludis to surfaces. FEMS Microbiol.Lett. 319:44-50.
  14. Ng, S.Y.M., J. Wu, D.B. Nair, S.M. Logan, A. Robotham, L. Tessier, J.F. Kelly, K. Uchida, S.I. Aizawa and K.F. Jarrell. 2011. Genetic and mass spectrometry analyses of the unusual type IV-like pili of the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. J. Bacteriol. 193:804-814.


 Review articles.

  1. Albers, S.V and K.F. Jarrell. 2015. Archaellum moves Archaea with distinction. Microbe 10:283-288
  2. Albers S.V. and K.F. Jarrell. 2015. The archaellum-the motility structure of Archaea. ASM Blog
  3. Albers S.V. and K.F. Jarrell. 2015. The archaellum: how archaea swim. Front. Microbiol. 6:23
  4. Jarrell, K.F., Y. Ding, B.H. Meyer, S.V. Albers, L. Kaminski and J. Eichler. 2014. N-linked glycosylation in Archaea: a structural, functional and genetic analysis. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev.78: 304-341.
  5. Jarrell, K.F., Y. Ding, D.B. Nair, and S. Siu. 2013. Surface appendages of Archaea: Structure, function, genetics and assembly. Life 3:86-117
  6. Jarrell KF, Walters AD, Bochiwal C, Borgia JM, Dickinson T, Chong JP 2011. Major players on the microbial stage: why archaea are important. Microbiology 157:919-36
  7. Jarrell, KF, DB Nair, GM Jones, SI Aizawa, JJP Chong, M Stark, SM Logan, E Vinogradov, JF Kelly. 2011. Archaeal surface appendages: their function and the critical role of N-linked glycosylation in their assembly. Proc. SPIE 8152, 815200.
  8. Jarrell, K.F., G.M. Jones, L. Kandiba, D.B. Nair and J. Eichler. 2010. S-layer glycoproteins and flagellins: reporters of archaeal posttranslational modifications. Archaea: doi:10.1155/2010/612948 (Invited review)
  9. Jarrell, K.F., G.M. Jones and D.B. Nair. 2010. Biosynthesis and role of N-linked glycosylation in cell surface structures of archaea with a focus on flagella and S layers. Int. J. Microbiol. Doi:10.1155/2010/470138. (Invited review)
  10. Ng, S.Y.M., B. Zolghadr, A.J.M. Driessen, S-V Albers, and K.F. Jarrell.  2008.  Cell surface structures of Archaea.  J. Bacteriol. 190:6039-6047.
  11. Jarrell, K.F. and M.J. McBride. 2008. The surprisingly diverse ways that prokaryotes move. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 6:466-476


Pili and Flagella: Current Research and Future Trends. 2009. Edited by Ken F. Jarrell. Caister Academic Press Norfolk, U.K.

Chapters in Books:

Jarrell, K.F., Y. Ding and D.B. Nair. 2013. Preflagellin peptidase. IN Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, 3rd Edition. Ed. N. Rawlings and G. Salvesen, Academic Press ISBN: 9780123822192. Jan 2013.

Jarrell, K.F. 2013. Archaeal Flagella in Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics. 2nd edition. S. Maloy and K. Hughes Eds. Elsevier

Kelly, J.F. and K. F. Jarrell. 2012. Protein glycosylation in the third domain of life: the Archaea. In Bacterial glycomics: current research, technology and applications. Edited by C.W. Reid, S.M. Twine and A.N. Reid.Caister Academic Press pp109-126.

Electronic Resources:

VanDyke DJ, SYM Ng, B Chaban, J Wu and KF Jarrell. 2008. Archaeal Flagella. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley and Sons.