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Dr Siobhan O'Brien PhD

Tenure Track Fellow Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

Publications

2018

Ecological selection of siderophore-producing microbial taxa in response to heavy metal contamination (Journal article)

Hesse, E., O'Brien, S., Tromas, N., Bayer, F., Lujan, A. M., van Veen, E. M., . . . Buckling, A. (2018). Ecological selection of siderophore-producing microbial taxa in response to heavy metal contamination. ECOLOGY LETTERS, 21(1), 117-127. doi:10.1111/ele.12878

DOI: 10.1111/ele.12878

No effect of intraspecific relatedness on public goods cooperation in a complex community (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Hesse, E., Lujan, A., Hodgson, D. J., Gardner, A., & Buckling, A. (2018). No effect of intraspecific relatedness on public goods cooperation in a complex community. EVOLUTION, 72(5), 1165-1173. doi:10.1111/evo.13479

DOI: 10.1111/evo.13479

2017

Adaptation to public goods cheats in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Lujan, A. M., Paterson, S., Cant, M. A., & Buckling, A. (2017). Adaptation to public goods cheats in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 284(1859). doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.1089

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1089

High virulence sub-populations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa long-term cystic fibrosis airway infections (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Williams, D., Fothergill, J. L., Paterson, S., Winstanley, C., & Brockhurst, M. A. (2017). High virulence sub-populations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa long-term cystic fibrosis airway infections. BMC MICROBIOLOGY, 17. doi:10.1186/s12866-017-0941-6

DOI: 10.1186/s12866-017-0941-6

The role of multispecies social interactions in shaping Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity in the cystic fibrosis lung (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., & Fothergill, J. L. (2017). The role of multispecies social interactions in shaping Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity in the cystic fibrosis lung. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 364(15). doi:10.1093/femsle/fnx128

DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnx128

2016

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Evolutionary Adaptation and Diversification in Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Lung Infections (Journal article)

Winstanley, C., O'Brien, S., & Brockhurst, M. A. (2016). Pseudomonas aeruginosa Evolutionary Adaptation and Diversification in Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Lung Infections. TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 24(5), 327-337. doi:10.1016/j.tim.2016.01.008

DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2016.01.008

Temperate phages both mediate and drive adaptive evolution in pathogen biofilms (Journal article)

Davies, E. V., James, C. E., Williams, D., O'Brien, S., Fothergill, J. L., Haldenby, S., . . . Brockhurst, M. A. (2016). Temperate phages both mediate and drive adaptive evolution in pathogen biofilms. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 113(29), 8266-8271. doi:10.1073/pnas.1520056113

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1520056113

2015

Social Evolution: Slimy Cheats Pay a Price (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., & Brockhurst, M. A. (2015). Social Evolution: Slimy Cheats Pay a Price. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 25(9), R378-R381. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.018

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.018

The sociality of bioremediation: Hijacking the social lives of microbial populations to clean up heavy metal contamination (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., & Buckling, A. (2015). The sociality of bioremediation: Hijacking the social lives of microbial populations to clean up heavy metal contamination. EMBO REPORTS, 16(10), 1241-1245. doi:10.15252/embr.201541064

DOI: 10.15252/embr.201541064

2014

Social evolution of toxic metal bioremediation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Hodgson, D. J., & Buckling, A. (2014). Social evolution of toxic metal bioremediation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 281(1787). doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0858

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0858

2013

The evolution of bacterial mutation rates under simultaneous selection by interspecific and social parasitism (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Rodrigues, A. M. M., & Buckling, A. (2013). The evolution of bacterial mutation rates under simultaneous selection by interspecific and social parasitism. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 280(1773). doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1913

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1913

The interplay between microevolution and community structure in microbial populations (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Hodgson, D. J., & Buckling, A. (2013). The interplay between microevolution and community structure in microbial populations. CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 24(4), 821-825. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2013.02.022

DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2013.02.022

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