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Plasmid carriage can limit bacteria-phage coevolution.

Harrison E, Truman J, Wright R, Spiers AJ, Paterson S, Brockhurst MA.

Biol Lett. 2015 Aug;11(8). pii: 20150361. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0361.


Parallel compensatory evolution stabilizes plasmids across the parasitism-mutualism continuum.

Harrison E, Guymer D, Spiers AJ, Paterson S, Brockhurst MA.

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 3;25(15):2034-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.024. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


The evolution of biofilm-forming Wrinkly Spreaders in static microcosms and drip-fed columns selects for subtle differences in wrinkleality and fitness.

Udall YC, Deeni Y, Hapca SM, Raikes D, Spiers AJ.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015 Jun;91(6). pii: fiv057. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv057. Epub 2015 May 21.


Environmentally co-occurring mercury resistance plasmids are genetically and phenotypically diverse and confer variable context-dependent fitness effects.

Hall JP, Harrison E, Lilley AK, Paterson S, Spiers AJ, Brockhurst MA.

Environ Microbiol. 2015 May 13. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12901. [Epub ahead of print]


Transparent soil microcosms allow 3D spatial quantification of soil microbiological processes in vivo.

Downie HF, Valentine TA, Otten W, Spiers AJ, Dupuy LX.

Plant Signal Behav. 2014;9(10):e970421. doi: 10.4161/15592316.2014.970421.


Predicting the minimum liquid surface tension activity of pseudomonads expressing biosurfactants.

Mohammed IU, Deeni Y, Hapca SM, McLaughlin K, Spiers AJ.

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2015 Jan;60(1):37-43. doi: 10.1111/lam.12331. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


Quorum-quenching activity of the AHL-lactonase from Bacillus licheniformis DAHB1 inhibits vibrio biofilm formation in vitro and reduces shrimp intestinal colonisation and mortality.

Vinoj G, Vaseeharan B, Thomas S, Spiers AJ, Shanthi S.

Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2014 Dec;16(6):707-15. doi: 10.1007/s10126-014-9585-9. Epub 2014 Jul 25.


Getting Wrinkly Spreaders to demonstrate evolution in schools.

Spiers AJ.

Trends Microbiol. 2014 Jun;22(6):301-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2014.03.007.


A mechanistic explanation linking adaptive mutation, niche change, and fitness advantage for the wrinkly spreader.

Spiers AJ.

Int J Evol Biol. 2014;2014:675432. doi: 10.1155/2014/675432. Epub 2014 Jan 16. Review.


Transparent soil for imaging the rhizosphere.

Downie H, Holden N, Otten W, Spiers AJ, Valentine TA, Dupuy LX.

PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44276. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044276. Epub 2012 Sep 11.


Air-liquid interface biofilm formation by psychrotrophic pseudomonads recovered from spoilt meat.

Robertson M, Hapca SM, Moshynets O, Spiers AJ.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2013 Jan;103(1):251-9. doi: 10.1007/s10482-012-9796-x. Epub 2012 Sep 16.


Discontinuity of the incudo-stapedial joint within a fully aerated middle ear and mastoid on computed tomography: A clinico-radiological study of its aetiology and clinical consequence.

Connor SE, Pai I, Jiang D, Spiers AJ, Fitzgerald-O'Connor A.

Clin Radiol. 2012 Oct;67(10):955-9. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.02.013. Epub 2012 May 11.


Surfactants expressed by soil pseudomonads alter local soil-water distribution, suggesting a hydrological role for these compounds.

Fechtner J, Koza A, Sterpaio PD, Hapca SM, Spiers AJ.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2011 Oct;78(1):50-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01141.x. Epub 2011 Jun 28.


Environmental modification and niche construction: developing O2 gradients drive the evolution of the Wrinkly Spreader.

Koza A, Moshynets O, Otten W, Spiers AJ.

ISME J. 2011 Apr;5(4):665-73. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2010.156. Epub 2010 Oct 21.


Antagonistic coevolution accelerates molecular evolution.

Paterson S, Vogwill T, Buckling A, Benmayor R, Spiers AJ, Thomson NR, Quail M, Smith F, Walker D, Libberton B, Fenton A, Hall N, Brockhurst MA.

Nature. 2010 Mar 11;464(7286):275-8. doi: 10.1038/nature08798. Epub 2010 Feb 24.


Genomic and genetic analyses of diversity and plant interactions of Pseudomonas fluorescens.

Silby MW, Cerdeño-Tárraga AM, Vernikos GS, Giddens SR, Jackson RW, Preston GM, Zhang XX, Moon CD, Gehrig SM, Godfrey SA, Knight CG, Malone JG, Robinson Z, Spiers AJ, Harris S, Challis GL, Yaxley AM, Harris D, Seeger K, Murphy L, Rutter S, Squares R, Quail MA, Saunders E, Mavromatis K, Brettin TS, Bentley SD, Hothersall J, Stephens E, Thomas CM, Parkhill J, Levy SB, Rainey PB, Thomson NR.

Genome Biol. 2009;10(5):R51. doi: 10.1186/gb-2009-10-5-r51. Epub 2009 May 11.


Characterization of a novel air-liquid interface biofilm of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25.

Koza A, Hallett PD, Moon CD, Spiers AJ.

Microbiology. 2009 May;155(Pt 5):1397-406. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.025064-0. Epub 2009 Apr 21.


Characterizing the regulation of the Pu promoter in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1.

Huang WE, Singer AC, Spiers AJ, Preston GM, Whiteley AS.

Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jul;10(7):1668-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01583.x. Epub 2008 Mar 19.


Sequence-based analysis of pQBR103; a representative of a unique, transfer-proficient mega plasmid resident in the microbial community of sugar beet.

Tett A, Spiers AJ, Crossman LC, Ager D, Ciric L, Dow JM, Fry JC, Harris D, Lilley A, Oliver A, Parkhill J, Quail MA, Rainey PB, Saunders NJ, Seeger K, Snyder LA, Squares R, Thomas CM, Turner SL, Zhang XX, Field D, Bailey MJ.

ISME J. 2007 Aug;1(4):331-40. Epub 2007 Jul 5.

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