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  • Bacterial evolution in simple microcosms 

    Spiers, Andrew J. (Nova Publishers, 2013)
    Microcosms have been used extensively to investigate ecological factors, evolutionary dynamics and the underlying molecular biology of adapting populations of bacteria in experimental evolution studies. One such experimental ...
  • Characterizing the regulation of the Pu promoter in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 

    Huang, Wei E.; Singer, Andrew C.; Spiers, Andrew J.; Preston, Gail M.; Whiteley, Andrew S. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008-07)
    Effective gene trapping and screening requires sensory and regulatory compatibility of both host and exogenous systems. The naturally competent bacterium Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 is able to efficiently take up and integrate ...
  • Environmental modification and niche construction: developing O2 gradients drive the evolution of the Wrinkly Spreader 

    Koza, Anna; Moshynets, Olena; Otten, Wilfred; Spiers, Andrew J. (International Society for Microbial Ecology, 2011-04)
    The evolutionary success of the novel Wrinkly Spreader (WS) genotypes in diversifying Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 populations in static liquid microcosms has been attributed to the greater availability of O2 at the ...
  • Evolution in a test tube: rise of the Wrinkly Spreaders 

    Green, Jennifer H.; Koza, Anna; Moshynets, Olena; Pajor, Radoslaw; Ritchie, Margaret R.; Spiers, Andrew J. (Routledge, 2011-03)
    Understanding evolutionary mechanisms is fundamental to a balanced biological education, yet practical demonstrations are rarely considered. In this paper we describe a bacterial liquid microcosm which can be used to ...
  • From Winogradsky's column to contemporary research using bacterial microcosms 

    Moshynets, O.; Boretska, M.; Spiers, Andrew J. (Nova Publishers, 2013)
    The fast pace of scientific research often means that contemporary investigators are unaware of critical developments resulting from the work of previous generations of scientists. We were superficially aware of Sergei ...
  • Genomic and genetic analyses of diversity and plant interactions of Pseudomonas fluorescens 

    Silby, Mark W.; Cerdeño-Tárraga, Ana M.; Vernikos, Georgios S.; Giddens, Stephen R.; Jackson, Robert W.; Preston, Gail M.; Zhang, Xue-Xian; Moon, Christina D.; Gehrig, Stefanie M.; Godfrey, Scott A. C.; Knight, Christopher G.; Malone, Jacob G.; Robinson, Zena; Spiers, Andrew J.; Harris, Simon; Challis, Gregory L.; Yaxley, Alice M; Harris, David; Seeger, Kathy; Murphy, Lee; Rutter, Simon; Squares, Rob; Quail, Michael A.; Saunders, Elizabeth; Mavromatis, Konstantinos; Brettin, Thomas S.; Bentley, Stephen D.; Hothersall, Joanne; Stephens, Elton; Thomas, Christopher M.; Parkhill, Julian; Levy, Stuart B.; Rainey, Paul B.; Thomson, Nicholas R. (BioMed Central, 2009-05)
    Background: Pseudomonas fluorescens are common soil bacteria that can improve plant health through nutrient cycling, pathogen antagonism and induction of plant defenses. The genome sequences of strains SBW25 and Pf0-1 were ...
  • Identification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from bacteria and yeast causing growth inhibition of sapstain fungi 

    Bruce, Alan; Verrall, S.; Hackett, C. A.; Wheatley, R. E. (Walter de Gruyter, 2004-03)
    This paper describes an experiment to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a range of three bacteria and one yeast strain that had previously been shown to be inhibitory to selected sapstain fungi. The bacteria ...
  • Microbial aspects of sewage and sewage sludge in Dundee, Scotland 

    Jefferies, Christopher; Young, H. K.; McGregor, I. (IWA Publishing, 1990)
    Studies of the populations of coliforms and faecal streptococci in sewage and sewer sediments have been carried out in Dundee. Samples have been obtained and tested by standard methods from five storm and five dry weather ...
  • Soil nitrogen availability is reflected in the bacterial pathway 

    Krivtsov, V.; Griffiths, B. S.; Liddell, K.; Garside, A.; Salmond, R.; Bezginova, T.; Thompson, J. (Elsevier, 2011-02)
    Measurements of concentrations of easily extractable soil nitrogen (N) were carried out on samples collected at the Heron Wood Reserve, Scotland, concurrently with investigations of N associated with total microbial biomass ...