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Risk of social colours in an agamid lizard: implications for the evolution of dynamic signals.

Amdekar MS, Thaker M.

Biol Lett. 2019 May 31;15(5):20190207. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0207.


Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research.

Hofman MPG, Hayward MW, Heim M, Marchand P, Rolandsen CM, Mattisson J, Urbano F, Heurich M, Mysterud A, Melzheimer J, Morellet N, Voigt U, Allen BL, Gehr B, Rouco C, Ullmann W, Holand Ø, Jørgensen NH, Steinheim G, Cagnacci F, Kroeschel M, Kaczensky P, Buuveibaatar B, Payne JC, Palmegiani I, Jerina K, Kjellander P, Johansson Ö, LaPoint S, Bayrakcismith R, Linnell JDC, Zaccaroni M, Jorge MLS, Oshima JEF, Songhurst A, Fischer C, Mc Bride RT Jr, Thompson JJ, Streif S, Sandfort R, Bonenfant C, Drouilly M, Klapproth M, Zinner D, Yarnell R, Stronza A, Wilmott L, Meisingset E, Thaker M, Vanak AT, Nicoloso S, Graeber R, Said S, Boudreau MR, Devlin A, Hoogesteijn R, May-Junior JA, Nifong JC, Odden J, Quigley HB, Tortato F, Parker DM, Caso A, Perrine J, Tellaeche C, Zieba F, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Appel CL, Axsom I, Bean WT, Cristescu B, Périquet S, Teichman KJ, Karpanty S, Licoppe A, Menges V, Black K, Scheppers TL, Schai-Braun SC, Azevedo FC, Lemos FG, Payne A, Swanepoel LH, Weckworth BV, Berger A, Bertassoni A, McCulloch G, Šustr P, Athreya V, Bockmuhl D, Casaer J, Ekori A, Melovski D, Richard-Hansen C, van de Vyver D, Reyna-Hurtado R, Robardet E, Selva N, Sergiel A, Farhadinia MS, Sunde P, Portas R, Ambarli H, Berzins R, Kappeler PM, Mann GK, Pyritz L, Bissett C, Grant T, Steinmetz R, Swedell L, Welch RJ, Armenteras D, Bidder OR, González TM, Rosenblatt A, Kachel S, Balkenhol N.

PLoS One. 2019 May 9;14(5):e0216223. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216223. eCollection 2019.


Lizards from suburban areas learn faster to stay safe.

Batabyal A, Thaker M.

Biol Lett. 2019 Feb 28;15(2):20190009. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0009.


Wind farms have cascading impacts on ecosystems across trophic levels.

Thaker M, Zambre A, Bhosale H.

Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Dec;2(12):1854-1858. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0707-z. Epub 2018 Nov 5.


Social coping styles of lizards are reactive and not proactive in urban areas.

Batabyal A, Thaker M.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2019 Jan 1;270:67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.10.007. Epub 2018 Oct 15.


Lysostaphin Lysibody Leads to Effective Opsonization and Killing of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Murine Model.

Raz A, Serrano A, Thaker M, Alston T, Fischetti VA.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Sep 24;62(10). pii: e01056-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01056-18. Print 2018 Oct.


Lizards assess complex social signals by lateralizing colour but not motion detection.

Batabyal A, Thaker M.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Mar 1;221(Pt 5). pii: jeb173252. doi: 10.1242/jeb.173252.


Lysibodies are IgG Fc fusions with lysin binding domains targeting Staphylococcus aureus wall carbohydrates for effective phagocytosis.

Raz A, Serrano A, Lawson C, Thaker M, Alston T, Bournazos S, Ravetch JV, Fischetti VA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 2;114(18):4781-4786. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1619249114. Epub 2017 Apr 20.


How To Make a Glycopeptide: A Synthetic Biology Approach To Expand Antibiotic Chemical Diversity.

Yim G, Wang W, Thaker MN, Tan S, Wright GD.

ACS Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 9;2(9):642-650. Epub 2016 Aug 5.


Biosynthesis of the Fluorinated Natural Product Nucleocidin in Streptomyces calvus Is Dependent on the bldA-Specified Leu-tRNA(UUA) Molecule.

Zhu XM, Hackl S, Thaker MN, Kalan L, Weber C, Urgast DS, Krupp EM, Brewer A, Vanner S, Szawiola A, Yim G, Feldmann J, Bechthold A, Wright GD, Zechel DL.

Chembiochem. 2015 Nov;16(17):2498-506. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201500402. Epub 2015 Oct 22.


Change in Mesoherbivore Browsing Is Mediated by Elephant and Hillslope Position.

Lagendijk DD, Thaker M, de Boer WF, Page BR, Prins HH, Slotow R.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 17;10(6):e0128340. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128340. eCollection 2015.


Vancomycin-variable enterococci can give rise to constitutive resistance during antibiotic therapy.

Thaker MN, Kalan L, Waglechner N, Eshaghi A, Patel SN, Poutanen S, Willey B, Coburn B, McGeer A, Low DE, Wright GD.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Mar;59(3):1405-10. doi: 10.1128/AAC.04490-14. Epub 2014 Dec 15.


Harnessing the synthetic capabilities of glycopeptide antibiotic tailoring enzymes: characterization of the UK-68,597 biosynthetic cluster.

Yim G, Kalan L, Koteva K, Thaker MN, Waglechner N, Tang I, Wright GD.

Chembiochem. 2014 Nov 24;15(17):2613-23. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201402179. Epub 2014 Sep 26.


Antibiotic resistance-mediated isolation of scaffold-specific natural product producers.

Thaker MN, Waglechner N, Wright GD.

Nat Protoc. 2014;9(6):1469-79. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.093. Epub 2014 May 29.


Moving to stay in place: behavioral mechanisms for coexistence of African large carnivores.

Vanak AT, Fortin D, Thaker M, Ogden M, Owen C, Greatwood S, Slotow R.

Ecology. 2013 Nov;94(11):2619-31.


Glycopeptide antibiotic biosynthesis.

Yim G, Thaker MN, Koteva K, Wright G.

J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2014 Jan;67(1):31-41. doi: 10.1038/ja.2013.117. Epub 2013 Nov 13. Review.


A cryptic polyene biosynthetic gene cluster in Streptomyces calvus is expressed upon complementation with a functional bldA gene.

Kalan L, Gessner A, Thaker MN, Waglechner N, Zhu X, Szawiola A, Bechthold A, Wright GD, Zechel DL.

Chem Biol. 2013 Oct 24;20(10):1214-24. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.09.006. Epub 2013 Oct 10.


Identifying producers of antibacterial compounds by screening for antibiotic resistance.

Thaker MN, Wang W, Spanogiannopoulos P, Waglechner N, King AM, Medina R, Wright GD.

Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Oct;31(10):922-7. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2685. Epub 2013 Sep 22.


Costs and benefits of the presence of leopards to the sport-hunting industry and local communities in Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique.

Jorge AA, Vanak AT, Thaker M, Begg C, Slotow R.

Conserv Biol. 2013 Aug;27(4):832-43. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12082. Epub 2013 Jun 14.


Opportunities for synthetic biology in antibiotics: expanding glycopeptide chemical diversity.

Thaker MN, Wright GD.

ACS Synth Biol. 2015 Mar 20;4(3):195-206. doi: 10.1021/sb300092n. Epub 2012 Dec 28. Review.


The comprehensive antibiotic resistance database.

McArthur AG, Waglechner N, Nizam F, Yan A, Azad MA, Baylay AJ, Bhullar K, Canova MJ, De Pascale G, Ejim L, Kalan L, King AM, Koteva K, Morar M, Mulvey MR, O'Brien JS, Pawlowski AC, Piddock LJ, Spanogiannopoulos P, Sutherland AD, Tang I, Taylor PL, Thaker M, Wang W, Yan M, Yu T, Wright GD.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jul;57(7):3348-57. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00419-13. Epub 2013 May 6.


Glycopeptide sulfation evades resistance.

Kalan L, Perry J, Koteva K, Thaker M, Wright G.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Jan;195(1):167-71. doi: 10.1128/JB.01617-12. Epub 2012 Oct 26.


Characterization of a rifampin-inactivating glycosyltransferase from a screen of environmental actinomycetes.

Spanogiannopoulos P, Thaker M, Koteva K, Waglechner N, Wright GD.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Oct;56(10):5061-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01166-12. Epub 2012 Jul 16.


Minimizing predation risk in a landscape of multiple predators: effects on the spatial distribution of African ungulates.

Thaker M, Vanak AT, Owen CR, Ogden MB, Niemann SM, Slotow R.

Ecology. 2011 Feb;92(2):398-407.


Group dynamics of zebra and wildebeest in a woodland savanna: effects of predation risk and habitat density.

Thaker M, Vanak AT, Owen CR, Ogden MB, Slotow R.

PLoS One. 2010 Sep 20;5(9). pii: e12758. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012758.


Induction of antimicrobial activities in heterologous streptomycetes using alleles of the Streptomyces coelicolor gene absA1.

McKenzie NL, Thaker M, Koteva K, Hughes DW, Wright GD, Nodwell JR.

J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2010 Apr;63(4):177-82. doi: 10.1038/ja.2010.13. Epub 2010 Mar 12.


Stress and aversive learning in a wild vertebrate: the role of corticosterone in mediating escape from a novel stressor.

Thaker M, Vanak AT, Lima SL, Hews DK.

Am Nat. 2010 Jan;175(1):50-60. doi: 10.1086/648558.


The tetracycline resistome.

Thaker M, Spanogiannopoulos P, Wright GD.

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010 Feb;67(3):419-31. doi: 10.1007/s00018-009-0172-6. Epub 2009 Oct 28. Review.


Acute corticosterone elevation enhances antipredator behaviors in male tree lizard morphs.

Thaker M, Lima SL, Hews DK.

Horm Behav. 2009 Jun;56(1):51-7. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2009.02.009. Epub 2009 Mar 9.


Mutations that Affect Agrobacterium vitis-Induced Grape Necrosis also Alter Its Ability to Cause a Hypersensitive Response on Tobacco.

Herlache TC, Zhang HS, Ried CL, Carle SA, Zheng D, Basaran P, Thaker M, Burr AT, Burr TJ.

Phytopathology. 2001 Oct;91(10):966-72. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO.2001.91.10.966.


Lactation weight loss influences subsequent reproductive performance of sows.

Thaker MY, Bilkei G.

Anim Reprod Sci. 2005 Sep;88(3-4):309-18.


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