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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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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.

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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.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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4 Citations (Scopus)
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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)
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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.

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22 Citations (Scopus)
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2015

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.

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21 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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20 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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73 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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7 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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8 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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2 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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36 Citations (Scopus)
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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)
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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.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
2012

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.

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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.

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92 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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14 Citations (Scopus)

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.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
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2010

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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19 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.

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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.

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104 Citations (Scopus)

Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 biofilm and planktonic cells have differentiable raman spectral profiles

Huang, W. E., Ude, S. & Spiers, A. J., Apr 2007, In : Microbial Ecology. 53, 3, p. 471-474

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21 Citations (Scopus)

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, A. J., Crossman, L. C., Ager, D., Ciric, L., Dow, J. M., Fry, J. C., Harris, D., Lilley, A., Oliver, A., Parkhill, J., Quail, M. A., Rainey, P. B., Saunders, N. J., Seeger, K., Snyder, L. A. S., Squares, R., Thomas, C. M., Turner, S. L., Zhang, X-X. & 2 others, Field, D. & Bailey, M. J., Aug 2007, In : The ISME Journal. 1, 4, p. 331-340 8 p.

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26 Citations (Scopus)

Single-Cell Raman spectral profiles of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 reflects in vitro and in planta metabolic history

Huang, W. E., Bailey, M. J., Thompson, I. P., Whiteley, A. S. & Spiers, A. J., Apr 2007, In : Microbial Ecology. 53, 3, p. 414-425 12 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)

The environmental plasmid pQBR103 alters the single-cell raman spectral profile of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25

Ude, S., Bailey, M. J., Huang, W. E. & Spiers, A. J., Apr 2007, In : Microbial Ecology. 53, 3, p. 494-497 4 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

The structure–function relationship of WspR, a Pseudomonas fluorescens response regulator with a GGDEF output domain

Malone, J. G., Williams, R., Christen, M., Jenal, U., Spiers, A. J. & Rainey, P. B., 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 4, p. 980-994 15 p.

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86 Citations (Scopus)
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2006

Adaptive divergence in experimental populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens. II. Role of the GGDEF regulator WspR in evolution and development of the wrinkly spreader phenotype

Goymer, P., Kahn, S. G., Malone, J. G., Gehrig, S. M., Spiers, A. J. & Rainey, P. B., 1 Jun 2006, In : Genetics. 173, 2, p. 515-526 12 p.

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71 Citations (Scopus)

Biofilm formation and cellulose expression among diverse environmental Pseudomonas isolates

Ude, S., Arnold, D. L., Moon, C. D., Timms-Wilson, T. & Spiers, A. J., Nov 2006, In : Environmental Microbiology. 8, 11, p. 1997-2011 15 p.

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131 Citations (Scopus)
2005
95 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Biofilm formation at the air–liquid interface by the Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 wrinkly spreader requires an acetylated form of cellulose

Spiers, A. J., Bohannon, J., Gehrig, S. M. & Rainey, P. B., Oct 2003, In : Molecular Microbiology. 50, 1, p. 15-27 13 p.

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239 Citations (Scopus)

Genes encoding a cellulosic polymer contribute toward the ecological success of Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 on plant surfaces

Gal, M., Preston, G. M., Massey, R. C., Spiers, A. J. & Rainey, P. B., 1 Nov 2003, In : Molecular Ecology. 12, 11, p. 3109-3121 13 p.

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99 Citations (Scopus)
2002

Adaptive divergence in experimental populations of Pseudomonas fluorescens. I. Genetic and phenotypic bases of wrinkly spreader fitness

Spiers, A. J., Kahn, S. G., Bohannon, J., Travisano, M. & Rainey, P. B., 1 May 2002, In : Genetics. 161, 1, p. 33-46 14 p.

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197 Citations (Scopus)
1999

C-terminal interactions between the XerC and XerD site-specific recombinases

Spiers, A. J. & Sherratt, D. J., 12 Jun 1999, In : Molecular Microbiology. 32, 5, p. 1031-1042 12 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)
1997

Relating primary structure to function in the Escherichia coli XerD site-specific recombinase

Spiers, A. J. & Sherratt, D. J., Jun 1997, In : Molecular Microbiology. 24, 5, p. 1071-1082 12 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
1993

Regulatory interactions between RepA, an essential replication protein, and the DNA repeats of RepFIB from plasmid P307

Spiers, A. J., Bhana, N. & Bergquist, P. L., Jul 1993, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 175, 13, p. 4016-4024 9 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

RepFIB: a basic replicon of large plasmids

Gibbs, M. D., Spiers, A. J. & Bergquist, P. L., May 1993, In : Plasmid. 29, 3, p. 165-179 15 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)
1992

Expression and regulation of the RepA protein of the RepFIB replicon from plasmid P307

Spiers, A. J. & Bergquist, P. L., Dec 1992, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 174, 23, p. 7533-7541 9 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)