Publications

August 2017

Composition and diversity of mucosa-associated microbiota along the entire length of the pig gastrointestinal tract; dietary influences
Kelly, J., Daly, K., Moran, A.W., Ryan, S., Bravo, D., Shirazi-Beechey, S.P. (2017) Composition and diversity of mucosa-associated microbiota along the entire length of the pig gastrointestinal tract; dietary influences. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13619

How do epidemics become endemic? Lessons from shigellosis in men who have sex with men
Baker, K. (2017) How do epidemics become endemic? Lessons from shigellosis in men who have sex with men. Microbiology Today.

Shigatoxin encoding Bacteriophage φ24B modulates bacterial metabolism to raise antimicrobial tolerance
Holt, G.S., Lodge, J.K., McCarthy, A.J., Graham, A.K., Young, G., Bridge, S.H., Brown, A.K., Veses-Garcia, M., Lanyon, C.V., Sails, A., Allison, H.E., Smith, D.L. (2017) Shigatoxin encoding Bacteriophage φ24B modulates bacterial metabolism to raise antimicrobial tolerance. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep40424

Evolutionary interplay between structure, energy and epistasis in the coat protein of the fX174 phage family
Redondo, R.A.F., De Vladar, H.P., Włodarski, T., Bollback, J.P. (2017) Evolutionary interplay between structure, energy and epistasis in the coat protein of the fX174 phage family. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0139

The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system
van Houte, S., Ekroth, A.K.E., Broniewski, J.M., Chabas, H., Ashby, B., Bondy-Donomy, J., Gandon, S., Boots, M., Paterson, S., Buckling, A., Westra, E.R. (2016). The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature17436

September 2016

Travel- and Community-Based Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Shigella sonnei Lineage among International Orthodox Jewish Communities
Baker KS, Dallman TJ, Behar A, Weill FX, Gouali M, Sobel J, Fookes M (2016). Travel-and Community-Based Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Shigella sonnei Lineage among International Orthodox Jewish Communities. Emerging infectious diseases 22 (9), 1545 doi: 10.3201/eid2209.151953.

August 2016

The Impact of 18 Ancestral and Horizontally-Acquired Regulatory Proteins upon the Transcriptome and sRNA Landscape of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
Colgan AM, Kröger C, Diard M, Hardt WD, Puente JL, Sivasankaran SK, Hokamp K, Hinton JC (2016). The Impact of 18 Ancestral and Horizontally-Acquired Regulatory Proteins upon the Transcriptome and sRNA Landscape of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.  PLoS Genetics. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006258.

Bat trait, genetic and pathogen data from large-scale investigations of African fruit bats, Eidolon helvum
Peel AJ, Baker KS, Hayman DTS, Suu-Ire R, Breed AC, Gembu GC (2016). Bat trait, genetic and pathogen data from large-scale investigations of African fruit bats, Eidolon helvum. Sci Data. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.49.

July 2016

GP0.4 from bacteriophage T7: in silico characterisation of its structure and interaction with E. coli FtsZ
Simpkin AJ, Rigden DJ. GP0.4 from bacteriophage T7: in silico characterisation of its structure and interaction with E. coli FtsZ (2016). BMC Res Notes. 13;9:343. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2149-5.

June 2016

Characterising the Canine Oral Microbiome by Direct Sequencing of Reverse-Transcribed rRNA Molecules
McDonald JE
Larsen NPennington AConnolly JWallis CRooks DJHall NMcCarthy AJAllison HE (2016) Characterising the Canine Oral Microbiome by Direct Sequencing of Reverse-Transcribed rRNA Molecules. PLOS ONE, 11 (6). ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157046

April 2016

The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system
van Houte S, Ekroth AKE, Broniewski JM, Chabas H, Ashby B, Gandon S, Boots M, Paterson S, Buckling AJ, Westra, ER (2016) The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system Nature doi:10.1038/nature17436.

March 2016

Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against pathogens in a worm host
King KC, Brockhurst MA, Vasieva O, Paterson S, Betts A, Ford SA, Frost CLHorsburgh MJ, Haldenby S, Hurst GDD (2016). Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against pathogens in a worm host. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.259.

Digestion of Yeasts and Beta-1,3-Glucanases in Mosquito LarvaePhysiological and Biochemical Considerations
Souza RS, Diaz-Albiter HM, Dillon VM, Dillon RJ, Genta FA (2016). Digestion of Yeasts and Beta-1, 3-Glucanases in Mosquito Larvae: Physiological and Biochemical Considerations. PloS one, 11(3), e0151403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151403

February 2016

Everybody loves sugar: first report of plant feeding in triatomines
Díaz-Albiter HM, Ferreira TN, Costa SG, Rivas GB, Gumiel M, Cavalcante DR, Pavan MG, Gonzalez MS, de Mello CB, Dillon VM, Bruno RV,  de Souza Garcia E, Lima MM,  de Castro DP, Dillon RJ, de Azambuja P, Genta FA (2016). Everybody loves sugar: first report of plant feeding in triatomines, Parasites & Vectors, 9:114. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1401-0.

December 2015

Supergroup C Wolbachia, mutualist symbionts of filarial nematodes, have a distinct genome structure.
Comandatore F, Cordaux R, Bandi C, Blaxter M, Darby A, Makepeace BL, Montagna M, Sassera D (2015).  Supergroup C Wolbachia, mutualist symbionts of filarial nematodes, have a distinct genome structure.  Open Biology 5(12). pii: 150099. doi: 10.1098/rsob.150099. PMID: 26631376 

“Parasite-induced aposematism” protects entomopathogenic nematode parasites against invertebrate enemies
Jones RS, Fenton ASpeed MP (2015). “Parasite-induced aposematism” protects entomopathogenic nematode parasites against invertebrate enemies. Behavioral Ecology, arv202. (online publication).  doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv202

November 2015

RNA-seq brings new insights to the intra-macrophage transcriptome of Salmonella Typhimurium
Srikumar S, Kroger C, Hebrard M, Colgan A, Owen SV, Sivasankaran SK, Cameron ADS, Hokamp K, Hinton JCD (2015).  RNA-seq brings new insights to the intra-macrophage transcriptome of Salmonella Typhimurium.   PLOS Pathogens Nov 12: 1-26: 20145. doi :10.1371/journal.ppat.1005262.

October 2015

Anoxic biodegradation of isosaccharinic acids at alkaline pH by natural microbial communities
Rout SP, Charles CJ, Doulgeris C, McCarthy AJ, Rooks DJ, Loughnane JP, Laws AP, Humphreys PN (2015).  Anoxic biodegradation of isosaccharinic acids at alkaline pH by natural microbial communities.  PLoSOne 10(9) e0137682. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137682

September 2015

Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem for Use in Bacterial Keratitis
Sueke H, Kaye S, Wilkinson MC, Kennedy S, Kearns V, Zheng Y, Roberts P, Tuft S, Neal T (2016)  Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem for use in bacterial keratitis.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2015: 56: 5731-5738. DOI:10.1167/ iovs.15-17077.

Transcriptomic analysis of shigatoxigenic bacteriophage carriage reveals a profound regulatory effect on E. coli acid resistance.
Veses-Garcia MLiu XRigden DJKenny JGMcCarthy AJAllison HE (2015). Transcriptomic analysis of shigatoxigenic bacteriophage carriage reveals a profound regulatory effect on E. coli acid resistance. Applied Environmental Microbiology Sep 18. pii: AEM.02034-15. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02034-15

Why infectious disease research needs community ecology
Johnson PTJ, de Roode JC, Fenton A (2015). Why infectious disease research needs community ecology. Science 349, 1259504. doi: 10.1126/science.1259504

Marked seasonal variation in the wild mouse gut microbiota
Maurice CF, Knowles SCL, Ladau J, Pollard KS, Fenton A, Pedersen AB, Turnbaugh PJ (2015).  Marked seasonal variation in the wild mouse gut microbiota. ISME Journal doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.53.

Coevolution can explain defensive secondary metabolite diversity in plants
Speed MPFenton AJones MG, Ruxton GD, Brockhurst MA (2015). Coevolution can explain defensive secondary metabolite diversity in plants. New Phytologist.  doi: 10.1111/nph.13560

July 2015

Parallel Compensatory Evolution Stabilizes Plasmids across the Parasitism-Mutualism Continuum.
Harrison E, Guymer D, Spiers AJ, Paterson S, Brockhurst M A (2015). Parallel Compensatory Evolution Stabilizes Plasmids across the Parasitism-Mutualism Continuum. Current Biology ISSN 09609822 doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.024.

June 2015

Contemporary evolution of resistance at the major insecticide target site gene Ace-1 by mutation and copy number variation in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
Weetman D, Mitchell SN, Wilding CS, Birks DP, Yawson AE, Essandoh J, Mawejje HD, Djogbenou LS, Steen K, Rippon EJ, Clarkson CS, Field SG, Rigden DJ, Donnelly MJ (2015) Contemporary evolution of resistance at the major insecticide target site gene Ace-1 by mutation and copy number variation in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.13197.

Acetogenesis from H2 plus CO2 and nitrogen fixation by an endosymbiotic spirochete of a termite-gut cellulolytic protest. 
Ohkuma M, Noda S, Hattori S, Lida T, Yuki M, Starns D, Inoue J-I, Darby AC, Hongoh Y (2015).  Acetogenesis from H2 plus CO2 and nitrogen fixation by an endosymbiotic spirochete of a termite-gut cellulolytic protest.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201423979. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423979112.

April 2015

The Fasciola hepatica genome: gene duplication and polymorphism in the Fasciola hepatica genome reveals adaptation to the host environment and the capacity for rapid evolution
Cwiklinski K, Dalton JP, Dufresne PJ, Course JL, Williams D, Hodgkinson J, Paterson S (2015). The Fasciola hepatica genome: gene duplication and polymorphism in the Fasciola hepatica genome reveals adaptation to the host environment and the capacity for rapid evolution.  Genome Biology doi: 10.1186/s13059-015-0632-2.

Marked seasonal variation in the wild mouse gut microbiota
Maurice CF, Knowles SCL, Ladau J, Pollard KS, Fenton A, Pedersen AB, Turnbaugh PJ (2015). Marked seasonal variation in the wild mouse gut microbiota. ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.53

March 2015

Lpg0393 of Legionella pneumophila is a guanine-nucleotide exchange factor for Rab5, Rab21 and Rab22
Sohn Y-S, Shin H-C, Park WS, Ge J, Kim CH, Lee BL, Heo WD, Jung JU, Rigden DJ, Oh B-H (2015)  Lpg0393 of Legionella pneumophila is a guanine-nucleotide exchange factor for Rab5, Rab21 and Rab22. PLOS ONE doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118683. eCollection 2015.

February 2015

Can maternally inherited endosymbionts adapt to a novel host? Direct costs of Spiroplasma infection, but not vertical transmission efficiency, evolve rapidly after horizontal transfer into D. melanogaster
Nakayama S, Parratt SR, Hutchence KJ, Lewis ZPrice TARHurst GDD. Can maternally inherited endosymbionts adapt to a novel host? Direct costs of Spiroplasma infection, but not vertical transmission efficiency, evolve rapidly after horizontal transfer into D. melanogaster. Heredity Advanced on-line publication.  doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.112.

A haplotype map of allohexaploid wheat reveals distinct patterns of selection on homoeologous genome
Jordan KW, Wang S, Lun Y, Gardiner L-J, MacLachlan R, Hucl P, Wiebe K, Wong D, Forrest KL, Sharpe AG, Sidebottom CHD, Hall N, Toomajian C, Close T, Dubcovsky J, Akhunova A, Talbert L, Bansal UK, Bariana HS, Hayden MJ, Pozniak C, Jeddeloh JA, Hall A, Akhunov E and IWGS Consortium (2015). A haplotype map of allohexaploid wheat reveals distinct patterns of selection on homoeologous genome.  Genome Biology 16: 48. doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0606-4

January 2015

Spatial analyses of wildlife contact networks.
Davies S, Abbasi B, Shah S, Telfer S, Begon M (2014).  Spatial analyses of wildlife contact networks. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12: 20141004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2014.1004

Divergent, Coexisting, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lineages in Chronic Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections.
Williams, D, Evans B, Haldenby S, Walshaw MJ, Brockhurst MA, Winstanley C, Paterson S.  Divergent, Coexisting, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lineages in Chronic Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine doi: 10.1164/rccm.201409-1646OC.