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Dr Siobhan O'Brien PhD

Tenure Track Fellow Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

Publications

2019

Transposable temperate phages promote the evolution of divergent social strategies in Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations. (Journal article)

O'Brien, S., Kümmerli, R., Paterson, S., Winstanley, C., & Brockhurst, M. A. (2019). Transposable temperate phages promote the evolution of divergent social strategies in Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations.. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 286(1912), 20191794. doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.1794

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1794

2018

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

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

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

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

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

2016

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

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

2015

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

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

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