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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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Air
Flagella
Biofilms
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Convection
17 Downloads (Pure)

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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homoserine
Quorum Sensing
quorum sensing
lactones
Triticum
2018
4 Citations (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

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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microcosm
geometry
bulk density
aggregate size
soil
13 Downloads (Pure)

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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Quorum Sensing
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Cyclic GMP
Biofilms
Spreaders
1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

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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Surface-Active Agents
Surface tension
Liquids
Genes
Lipopeptides
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

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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Pseudomonas fluorescens
Biofilms
Ecology
Molecular Biology
Radiation
3 Citations (Scopus)
27 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.

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Bordetella avium
Operon
Biofilms
Cellulose
Birds
3 Citations (Scopus)
14 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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Interspersed Repetitive Sequences
Molecular Evolution
plasmid
bacteriophages
Bacteriophages
2016
7 Downloads (Pure)
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niche
fitness
liquid
air
morphotype
19 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

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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Plasmids
Costs and Cost Analysis
Bacterial Chromosomes
Population
Horizontal Gene Transfer
2015
19 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

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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Bacteriophages
Plasmids
Population Genetics
Bacterial Chromosomes
Bacteria
17 Citations (Scopus)
15 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.

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Mercury
plasmid
mercury
plasmids
Plasmids
61 Citations (Scopus)
8 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.

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Symbiosis
mutualism
plasmids
parasitism
Plasmids
7 Citations (Scopus)
12 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.

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coevolution
plasmids
bacteriophages
Bacteriophages
Plasmids
8 Citations (Scopus)
25 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.

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Surface Tension
Sewage
Pseudomonas
Emulsions
Oils
8 Citations (Scopus)
62 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.

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microcosm
biofilm
fitness
parallel evolution
adaptive radiation
2014
52 Downloads (Pure)
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spreaders
cellulose
niches
mutation
biofilm
2 Citations (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)

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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school
laboratory
test
32 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

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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Acyl-Butyrolactones
homoserine
Quorum Sensing
Bacillus licheniformis
Vibrio
12 Citations (Scopus)
24 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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microcosm
refractive index
soil
substrate
quantitative analysis
2013
19 Citations (Scopus)

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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Biofilms
Meat
Bacteria
Cellulose
Growth
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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teacher
school
learning
education
rural school
88 Citations (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)

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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Rhizosphere
rhizosphere
Soil
image analysis
soil biology
2011
29 Citations (Scopus)

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

spreaders
niches
biofilm
genotype
Pseudomonas fluorescens
13 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

spreaders
Biofilms
fitness
biology
Pseudomonas fluorescens
14 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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surfactant
soil water
microcosm
soil
surface tension
6 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

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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Polyethylene
Soil
Microbial Interactions
Biofilms
Bacteria
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
54 Citations (Scopus)

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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Pseudomonas fluorescens
Biofilms
Iron
Cellulose
Metals
250 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

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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Pseudomonas fluorescens
genomics
genome
genes
miniature inverted repeat transposable elements
2008
17 Citations (Scopus)

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

Metagenomics
Acinetobacter
Carbon
promoter regions
Pseudomonas putida
888 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

Genes
Genome
Specifications
Metadata
Transparency
2007
104 Citations (Scopus)

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

Pseudomonas fluorescens
Mutation
Genotype
Population
Guanylate Cyclase
21 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
biofilm
cell physiology
microbiology
spectral analysis
25 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sugar beet
microbial communities
plasmids
Pseudomonas
complement
35 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
Plantae
history
bacterium
bacteria
7 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
plasmid
plasmids
cell physiology
cells
86 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
Cellulose
Genotype
Caulobacter crescentus
Mutation
10 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)
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spreaders
Spreaders
Compensation and Redress
Agar
agar
2006
71 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
Alleles
Phenotype
Population
Genotype
127 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Pseudomonas
Cellulose
biofilm
cellulose
2005
94 Citations (Scopus)
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Biofilms
Cellulose
Lipopolysaccharides
Operon
2003
233 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
Biofilms
Cellulose
Acetylation
Polymers
98 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas fluorescens
Rhizosphere
rhizosphere
polymers
Polymers
2002
194 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pseudomonas fluorescens
Polymers
Cellulose
Population
Biofilms
1999
16 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Recombination
Recombinases
DNA
Amino Acid Substitution
Protein C
1997
15 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Catalysis
Escherichia coli
DNA
Amino Acids
Genetic Recombination
1993
4 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Replication
Plasmids
Replicon
Replication Origin
Gene Fusion
18 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Replicon
Plasmids
Southern Blotting
Sequence Analysis
Polymerase Chain Reaction
1992
9 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Replicon
Plasmids
Codon
Galactosidases
Proteins