A selection of our key publications A selection of our key publications


White GF, Shi Z, Shi L, Wang Z, Dohnalkova AC, Marshall MJ, Fredrickson JK, Zachara JM, Butt JN, Richardson DJ, Clarke TA. (2013) Rapid electron exchange between surface-exposed bacterial cytochromes and Fe(III) minerals. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 10:6346-51.
Holmes, NA., Walshaw J., Leggett RM., Thibessard A., Dalton KS., Gillespie MD., Hemmings AM., Gust B., and Kelemen GH. (2013) Coiled-coil protein Scy is a key component of a multiprotein assembly controlling polarized growth in Streptomyces. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110:E397-406.


Todd, JD, Kirkwood, M, Newton-Payne, S and Johnston, AWB (2012) DddW, a third DMSP lyase in a model Roseobacter marine bacterium, Ruegeria pomeroyi DSS-3. The ISME J, 6:223-226.
Felgate, H, Giannopoulos, G, Sullivan, MJ, Gates, AJ, Clarket, TA, Baggs, E, Rowley, G and Richardson, DJ (2012). The impact of copper, nitrate and carbon status on the emission nitrous oxide by two species of bacteria with biochemically distinct denitrification pathways. Environmental Microbiology 14(7):1788-800.
Edwards, MJ, Hall, A, Shi, L, Fredrickson, JK, Zachara, JM, Butt, JN, Richardson, DJ and Clarke, TM (2012). The Crystal Structure of the Extracellular 11-heme Cytochrome UndA Reveals a Conserved 10-heme Motif and Defined Binding Site for Soluble Iron Chelates. Structure, 20:1275-84.
Malone JG, Jaeger T, Manfredi P, Dötsch A, Blanka A, Bos R, Cornelis GR, Häussler S, Jenal U. (2012) The YfiBNR signal transduction mechanism reveals novel targets for the evolution of persistent Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis airways. PLoS Pathogens 8:e1002760.


Clarke, TA, Edwards, MJ, Gates, AJ, Hall, A, White, GF, Bradley, J, Reardon, CL, Shi, L, Beliaev, AS, Marshall, MJ, Wang, Z, Watmough, NJ, Fredrickson, JK, Zachara, JM, Butt, JN and Richardson, DJ (2011). Structure of a bacterial cell surface decaheme electron conduit. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:9384-9389.
Widdick, DA, Hicks, MG, Thompson, BJ, Tschumi, A, Chandra, G, Sutcliffe, IC, Brülle, JK, Sander, P, Palmer, T and Hutchings, MI (2011). Dissecting the complete lipoprotein biogenesis pathway in Streptomyces scabies. Mol Microbiol 80:1395-1412.
Curson, ARJ, Sullivan, MJ, Todd, JD and Johnston, AWB (2011) DddY, a periplasmic dimethylsulfoniopropionate lyase found in taxonomically diverse species of Proteobacteria. ISME J, 5 (7). pp. 1191-1200.
Debieux, CM, Dridge, EJ, Mueller, CM, Splatt, P, Paszkiewicz, K, Knight, I, Florance, H, Love, J, Titball, RW, Lewis, RJ, Richardson, DJ and Butler, CS (2011). A bacterial process for selenium nanosphere assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:13480-13485.


Barke, J, Seipke, R, Grüschow, S, Heavens, D, Drou, N, Bibb, MJ, Goss, RJM, Yu, D and Hutchings, M (2010). A mixed community of actinomycetes produce multiple antibiotics for the fungus farming ant Acromyrmex octospinosus. BMC biology, 8:109.
Todd, J, Curson, A, Nikolaidou-Katsaraidou, N, Brearley, C, Watmough, N, Chan, Y, Bulman Page, P, Sun, L and Johnston, AWB (2010). Molecular dissection of bacterial acrylate catabolism - unexpected links with dimethylsulfoniopropionate catabolism and dimethyl sulfide production. Env Microbiol, 12:327-343.
Thompson, BJ, Widdick, DA, Hicks, MG, Chandra, G, Sutcliffe, IC, Palmer, T and Hutchings, MI (2010) Investigating lipoprotein biogenesis and function in the model Gram-positive bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor. Mol Microbiol 77:943-957.
Malone, J, Jaeger, T, Spangler, C, Ritz, D, Spang, A, Arrieumerlou, C, Kaever, V, Landmann, R and Jenal, U (2010). YfiBNR Mediates Cyclic di-GMP Dependent Small Colony Variant Formation and Persistence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. PLoS Pathogens, 6: e1000804.


Hartshorne, RS, Reardon, CL, Ross, D, Nuester, J, Clarke, TA, Gates, AJ, Mills, PC, Fredrickson, JK, Zachara, JM, Shi, L, Beliaev, AS, Marshall, MJ, Tien, M, Brantley, S, Butt, JN and Richardson, DJ (2009). Characterization of an electron conduit between bacteria and the extracellular environment. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 106 (52). pp. 22169-22174.
Todd, JD, Curson, AR, Dupont, CL, Nicholson, P and Johnston, AWB (2009) The dddP gene, encoding a novel enzyme that converts dimethylsulfoniopropionate into dimethyl sulfide, is widespread in ocean metagenomes and marine bacteria and also occurs in some Ascomycete fungi. Env Microbiol, 11:1376-1385.
Edwards, MJ, Flatman, RH, Mitchenall, LA, Stevenson, CEM, Le, TBK, Clarke, TA, McKay, AR, Fiedler, H-P, Buttner, MJ, Lawson, DM and Maxwell, A (2009). A Crystal Structure of the Bifunctional Antibiotic Simocyclinone D8, Bound to DNA Gyrase. Science, 326:1415-1418. s


Curson, ARJ, Rogers, R, Todd, JD, Brearley, CA and Johnston, AWB (2008) Molecular genetic analysis of a dimethylsulfoniopropionate lyase that liberates the climate-changing gas dimethylsulfide in several marine a-proteobacteria and Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Env Microbiol 10:757-767.
Gates, AJ, Richardson, DJ and Butt, JN (2008) Voltammetric characterization of the aerobic energy-dissipating nitrate reductase of Paracoccus pantotrophus: exploring the activity of a redox-balancing enzyme as a function of electrochemical potential. Biochem J, 409:159-168. 
Vacek, J, Cahova, K, Palecek, E, Bullard, DR, Lavesa-Curto, M, Bowater, RP and Fojta, M (2008) Label-free electrochemical monitoring of DNA ligase activity. Analytical Chemistry, 80:7609-7613.