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1987 …2020

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2020

Extending an eco-evolutionary understanding of biofilm-formation at the air-liquid interface to community biofilms

Jerdan, R., Lungin, O., Moshynets, O. V., Potters, G. & Spiers, A. J., 6 Feb 2020, Bacterial biofilms. Dincer, S., Özdenefe, M. S. & Arkut, A. (eds.). InTech, 19 p.

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2019

Penetrating the air-liquid interface is the key to colonization and wrinkly spreader fitness

Jerdan, R., Kuśmierska, A., Petric, M. & Spiers, A. J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Microbiology. 165, 10

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Penetration of the air–liquid interface is key to the Wrinkly Spreader success

Jerdan, R., Kuśmierska, A., White, N. A. & Spiers, A. J., 8 Apr 2019, In : Microbiology. 1, 1A, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

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Priming winter wheat seeds with the bacterial quorum sensing signal N-hexanoyl-L-homoserine lactone (C6-HSL) shows potential to improve plant growth and seed yield

Moshynets, O. V., Babenko, L. M., Rogalsky, S. P., Iungin, O. S., Foster, J., Kosakivska, I. V., Potters, G. & Spiers, A. J., 25 Feb 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 2, 17 p., e0209460.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Control of pore geometry in soil microcosms and its effect on the growth and spread of Pseudomonas and Bacillus sp.

Juyal, A., Eickhorst, T., Falconer, R., Baveye, P. C., Spiers, A. & Otten, W., 13 Jul 2018, In : Frontiers in Environmental Science. 6, 12 p., 73.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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4 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

Differential expression of insecticide resistance genes in Anopheles gambiae from Northern Nigeria

Abdu, H. U., Spiers, A. J., Hapca, S., Dauda, M. M. & Deeni, Y. Y., 30 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Biotechnology. 280, Suppl., p. S22-S22 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Examining c-di-GMP and possible quorum sensing regulation in Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25: links between intra and inter-cellular regulation benefits community cooperative activities such as biofilm formation

Moshynets, O. V., Foster, D., Karakhim, S. A., McLaughlin, K., Rogalsky, S. P., Rymar, S. Y., Volynets, G. P. & Spiers, A. J., May 2018, In : Ukrainian biochemical journal. 90, 3, p. 17-31 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Uncovering behavioural diversity amongst high-strength Pseudomonas spp. surfactants at the limit of liquid surface tension reduction

Kabir, K., Deeni, Y. Y., Hapca, S. M., Moore, L. & Spiers, A. J., 1 Feb 2018, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 365, 4, 7 p., fny008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Adaptive radiation of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 in experimental microcosms provides an understanding of the evolutionary ecology and molecular biology of A-L interface biofilm formation

Koza, A., Kuśmierska, A., McLaughlin, K., Moshynets, O. & Spiers, A. J., 3 Jul 2017, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 364, 12, 9 p., fnx109.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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7 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)

Biofilm formation and cellulose expression by Bordetella avium 197N, the causative agent of bordetellosis in birds and an opportunistic respiratory pathogen in humans

McLaughlin, K., Folorunso, A. O., Deeni, Y. Y., Foster, D., Gorbatiuk, O., Hapca, S. M., Immoor, C., Koza, A., Mohammed, I., Moshynets, O., Rogalsky, S., Zawadzki, K. & Spiers, A. J., Jun 2017, In : Research in Microbiology. 168, 5, p. 419–430 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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4 Citations (Scopus)
51 Downloads (Pure)

Conflicting selection alters the trajectory of molecular evolution in a tripartite bacteria-plasmid-phage interaction

Harrison, E., Hall, J. P. J., Paterson, S., Spiers, A. J. & Brockhurst, M. A., 23 May 2017, In : Molecular Ecology. 26, 10, p. 2757–2764 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
37 Downloads (Pure)

Control of pore geometry in soil microcosms and its effect on the growth and spread of Pseudomonas and Bacillus sp.

Otten, W., Juyal, A., Eickhorst, T., Falconer, R., Spiers, A. & Baveye, P. C., 25 Apr 2017. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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High-activity surfactants expressed by Pseudomonas spp. show significant behavioural differences

Kabir, K., Deeni, Y., Mohammed, I. & Spiers, A., 2017, p. 41-41. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Limitations of biosurfactant strength produced by bacteria

Fechtner, J., Cameron, S., Deeni, Y. Y., Hapca, S. M., Kabir, K., Mohammed, I. U. & Spiers, A. J., 1 Jan 2017, Biosurfactants: occurrences, applications and research. Upton, C. R. (ed.). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, p. 125-148 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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3 Citations (Scopus)
360 Downloads (Pure)

N-acyl-L-homoserine lactones are inter-kingdom signalling molecules controlling quorum sensing in the Gram-negative bacteria and priming plants increasing stress adaptation

Moshynets, O., Babenko, L., Karakhim, S., Kharkhota, M., Kosakivska, I., Rogalsky, S., Shcherbatiuk, M., Suslova, O. & Spiers, A., Sep 2017, In : FEBS Journal. 284, S1, p. 358-358 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

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3 Citations (Scopus)
2016
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Rapid compensatory evolution promotes the survival of conjugative plasmids

Harrison, E., Dytham, C., Hall, J. P. J., Guymer, D., Spiers, A. J., Paterson, S. & Brockhurst, M. A., 4 May 2016, In : Mobile Genetic Elements. 6, 3, 6 p., e1179074.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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22 Citations (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

Viewing biofilms within the larger context of bacterial aggregations

Moshynets, O. V. & Spiers, A. J., 13 Jul 2016, Microbial biofilms: importance and applications. Dhanasekaran, D. & Thajuddin, N. (eds.). Rijeka: InTech, p. 3-22 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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2015

A role for glutathione and its biosynthetic genes in Anopheles gambiae insecticide resistance

Abdu, H., Spiers, A. J., Hapca, S. M. & Deeni, Y. Y., 20 Aug 2015, In : Journal of Biotechnology. 208, Suppl., p. S24 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Bacteriophages limit the existence conditions for conjugative plasmids

Harrison, E., Wood, J. A., Dytham, C., Pitchford, J. W., Truman, J., Spiers, A. J., Paterson, S. & Brockhurst, M. A., 2 Jun 2015, In : mBio. 6, 3, 9 p., e00586-15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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21 Citations (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)

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

Hall, J. P. J., Harrison, E., Lilley, A. K., Paterson, S., Spiers, A. J. & Brockhurst, M. A., Dec 2015, In : Environmental Microbiology. 17, 12, p. 5008-5022 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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20 Citations (Scopus)
37 Downloads (Pure)

Parallel compensatory evolution stabilizes plasmids across the parasitism-mutualism continuum

Harrison, E., Guymer, D., Spiers, A. J., Paterson, S. & Brockhurst, M. A., 3 Aug 2015, In : Current Biology. 25, 15, p. 2034-2039 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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73 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

Plasmid carriage can limit bacteria–phage coevolution

Harrison, E., Truman, J., Wright, R., Spiers, A. J., Paterson, S. & Brockhurst, M. A., 12 Aug 2015, In : Biology Letters. 11, 8, 4 p., 20150361.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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7 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Predicting the minimum liquid surface tension activity of pseudomonads expressing biosurfactants

Mohammed, I. U., Deeni, Y. Y., Hapca, S. M., McLaughlin, K. & Spiers, A. J., Jan 2015, In : Letters in Applied Microbiology. 60, 1, p. 37–43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
58 Downloads (Pure)

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

Udall, Y. C., Deeni, Y. Y., Hapca, S. M., Raikes, D. & Spiers, A. J., 1 Jun 2015, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 91, 6, 9 p., fiv057.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
87 Downloads (Pure)
2014
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Getting Wrinkly Spreaders to demonstrate evolution in schools

Spiers, A. J., Jun 2014, In : Trends in Microbiology. 22, 6, p. 301-303 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Investigating the role of glutathione and glutathione biosynthetic enzymes in the adaptation of Anopheles gambiae to insecticides

Abdu, H. U., Spiers, A. & Deeni, Y., Sep 2014, In : Journal of Biotechnology. 185, suppl, p. S91-S91 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

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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, A. J. & Shanthi, S., Dec 2014, In : Marine Biotechnology. 16, 6, p. 707-715 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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36 Citations (Scopus)
108 Downloads (Pure)

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

Downie, H. F., Valentine, T. A., Otten, W., Spiers, A. J. & Dupuy, L. X., 1 Oct 2014, In : Plant Signaling & Behavior. 9, 10, 4 p., e970421.

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14 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)
2013

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

Robertson, M., Hapca, S. M., Moshynets, O. & Spiers, A. J., Jan 2013, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 103, 1, p. 251–259 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial evolution in simple microcosms

Spiers, A. J., 2013, Microcosms: ecology, biological implications and environmental impact. Harris, C. C. (ed.). Hauppauge, NY : Nova Publishers, (Microbiology Research Advances).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Cellulose expression in Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 and other environmental Pseudomonads

Spiers, A. J., Folorunso, A. O., Zawadzki, K., Deeni, Y. Y., Koza, A. & Moshynets, O., 29 Aug 2013, Cellulose: medical, pharmaceutical and electronic applications. van de Ven, T. & Godbout, L. (eds.). Rijeka: InTech, 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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From Winogradsky's column to contemporary research using bacterial microcosms

Moshynets, O., Boretska, M. & Spiers, A. J., 2013, Microcosms: ecology, biological implications and environmental impact. Harris, C. C. (ed.). Hauppauge, NY : Nova Publishers, (Microbiology Research Advances).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Impact of nano-silver exposure on microbial activity

Morales, V. L., Braga Jr., R. A. & Spiers, A. J., 2012. 1 p.

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The Donaldson review and Scottish Baccalaureates – a model for implementation in schools

Ritchie, M. R., Keith, D., Jones, D., Ramnarine, S. & Spiers, A., Jun 2012, In : School Science Review. 93, 345, p. 99-108 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transparent soil for imaging the rhizosphere

Downie, H. F., Holden, N., Otten, W., Spiers, A. J., Valentine, T. A. & Dupuy, L. X., Sep 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 9, 6 p., e44276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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92 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)
2011

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

Koza, A., Moshynets, O., Otten, W. & Spiers, A. J., Apr 2011, In : The ISME Journal. 5, p. 665–673 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution in a test tube: rise of the Wrinkly Spreaders

Green, J. H., Koza, A., Moshynets, O., Pajor, R., Ritchie, M. R. & Spiers, A. J., Mar 2011, In : Journal of Biological Education. 45, `, p. 54-59 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

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

Fechtner, J., Koza, A., Dello Sterpaio, P., Hapca, S. M. & Spiers, A. J., Oct 2011, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 78, 1, p. 50-58 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

The composition and potential impact of the colmation zone on sewer exfiltration

Blackwood, D. J., Spiers, A. J., Peter, R. & Gilmour, D. J., 2011. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Up-dating the Cholodny method using PET films to sample microbial communities in soil

Moshynets, O. V., Koza, A., Kordium, V. A. & Spiers, A. J., 2011, In : Biopolymers & Cell. 27, 3, p. 199-205 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)
2010

Antagonistic coevolution accelerates molecular evolution

Paterson, S., Vogwill, T., Buckling, A., Benmayor, R., Spiers, A. J., Thomson, N. R., Quail, M., Smith, F., Walker, D., Libberton, B., Fenton, A., Hall, N. & Brockhurst, M. A., 11 Mar 2010, In : Nature. 464, p. 275-278 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

275 Citations (Scopus)

The phytosphere of Brassica napus L. as a niche for Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25.

Moshynets, O. V., Shpylova, S. P., Spiers, A. J. & Kosakivska, I. V., 2010, In : Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. N12, p. 150-153 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2009

Characterization of a novel air–liquid interface biofilm of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25

Koza, A., Hallett, P. D., Moon, C. D. & Spiers, A. J., 1 May 2009, In : Microbiology. 155, 5, p. 1397-1406 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Citations (Scopus)

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

Silby, M. W., Cerdeño-Tárraga, A. M., Vernikos, G. S., Giddens, S. R., Jackson, R. W., Preston, G. M., Zhang, X-X., Moon, C. D., Gehrig, S. M., Godfrey, S. A. C., Knight, C. G., Malone, J. G., Robinson, Z., Spiers, A. J., Harris, S., Challis, G. L., Yaxley, A. M., Harris, D., Seeger, K., Murphy, L. & 14 others, Rutter, S., Squares, R., Quail, M. A., Saunders, E., Mavromatis, K., Brettin, T. S., Bentley, S. D., Hothersall, J., Stephens, E., Thomas, C. M., Parkhill, J., Levy, S. B., Rainey, P. B. & Thomson, N. R., May 2009, In : Genome Biology. 10, 16 p., R51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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252 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)
2008

Characterizing the regulation of the Pu promoter in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1

Huang, W. E., Singer, A. C., Spiers, A. J., Preston, G. M. & Whiteley, A. S., Jul 2008, In : Environmental Microbiology. 10, 7, p. 1668-1680 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial distribution in soils: physics and scaling

Young, I. M., Crawford, J. W., Nunan, N., Otten, W. & Spiers, A. J., Dec 2008, Advances in agronomy. Sparks, D. L. (ed.). 1st ed. London: Academic Press, Vol. 100. p. 81-121 41 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

131 Citations (Scopus)

The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification

Field, D., Garrity, G., Gray, T., Morrison, N., Selengut, J., Sterk, P., Tatusova, T., Thomson, N., Allen, M. J., Angiuoli, S. V., Ashburner, M., Axelrod, N., Baldauf, S., Ballard, S., Boore, J., Cochrane, G., Cole, J., Dawyndt, P., De Vos, P., dePamphilis, C. & 52 others, Edwards, R., Faruque, N., Feldman, R., Gilbert, J., Gilna, P., Glöckner, F. O., Goldstein, P., Guralnick, R., Haft, D., Hancock, D., Hermjakob, H., Hertz-Fowler, C., Hugenholtz, P., Joint, I., Kagan, L., Kane, M., Kennedy, J., Kowalchuk, G., Kottmann, R., Kolker, E., Kravitz, S., Kyrpides, N., Leebens-Mack, J., Lewis, S. E., Li, K., Lister, A. L., Lord, P., Maltsev, N., Markowitz, V., Martiny, J., Methe, B., Mizrachi, I., Moxon, R., Nelson, K., Parkhill, J., Proctor, L., White, O., Sansone, S-A., Spiers, A. J., Stevens, R., Swift, P., Taylor, C., Tateno, Y., Tett, A., Turner, S., Ussery, D., Vaughan, B., Ward, N., Whetzel, T., San Gil, I., Wilson, G. & Wipat, A., May 2008, In : Nature Biotechnology. 26, 5, p. 541-547 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

903 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Adaptive divergence in experimental populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens. III. Mutational origins of wrinkly spreader diversity

Bantinaki, E., Kassen, R., Knight, C. G., Robinson, Z., Spiers, A. J. & Rainey, P. B., May 2007, In : Genetics. 176, 1, p. 441-453 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

104 Citations (Scopus)