Macdonald, C., Barden, S., & Foley, S. (2014). Isolation and characterization of chitin-degrading micro-organisms from the faeces of Goeldi's monkey,Callimico goeldii. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 116(1), (52-59). doi:10.1111/jam.12338. ISSN 1364-5072
The objective of this study was the isolation and characterization of chitin-degrading micro-organisms from the faeces of the insectivorous Goeldi's monkey, Callimico goe...
Salifu, S., Casey, S. C., & Foley, S. (2013). Isolation and characterization of soilborne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogenRhodococcus equi. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114(6), (1625-1633). doi:10.1111/jam.12194. ISSN 1364-5072
To isolate and characterize a diversity of bacteriophages (phages) that infect the soilborne pathogen Rhodococcus equi.
Methods and Results
Twenty-seven phages were isola...
Salifu, S. P., Vázquez-Boland, J. A., Salifu, S. P., Valero-Rello, A., Campbell, S. A., Inglis, N. F., …Vázquez-Boland, J. A. (2013). Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomyceteRhodococcus equi: Rhodococcusbacteriophage E3. Environmental microbiology reports, 5(1), (170-178). doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12028. ISSN 1758-2229
We report on the characterization and genomic analysis of bacteriophage E3 isolated from soil and propagating in Rhodococcus equi strains. Phage E3 has a circular genome of 14...
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Rhodococcus equi (Req) is responsible for severe respiratory disease of foals with a major economic impact on the equine industry, and can be endemic on stud farms. In foals under 6 months of age, thi...
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Fanget, N. V. J. & Foley, S. (2010). Starvation/stationary-phase survival of Rhodococcus erythropolis SQ1: a physiological and genetic analysis. Archives of Microbiology. 193, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s00203-010-0638-9. ISSN 0302-8933
The adaptation of Rhodocccus erythropolis SQ1 to energy and carbon starvation was investigated in terms of both the capacity to survive starvation and the contribution of a nu...
Aïssi, E., Foley, S., Stolarczyk, E., Mouni, F., Brassart, C., Vidal, O., …Krzewinski, F. (2008). Characterisation of glutamine fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (EC 188.8.131.52) and N-acetylglucosamine metabolism in Bifidobacterium. Archives of Microbiology, 189(2), 157-167. doi:10.1007/s00203-007-0307-9
Bifidobacterium bifidum, in contrast to other bifido-bacterial species, is auxotrophic for N-acetylglucosamine. Growth experiments revealed assimilation of radiolabelled N-ace...
Bruttin, A., Foley, S., & Brüssow, H. (2002). DNA-Binding Activity of the Streptococcus thermophilus Phage Sfi21 Repressor. Virology, 303(1), 100-109. doi:10.1006/viro.2002.1574
The cloned Streptococcus thermophilus phage Sfi21 repressor open reading frame (orf) 127 gp protects a cell against superinfection with the homologous temperate, but not again...
Thompson, K., Collins, M. A., & Foley, S. (2002). Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009 as a host for native and conjugative plasmid DNA. In S. G. Pandalai (Ed.), Recent Research Developments in Plasmid Biology, 55-74. Research Signpost/Transworld Research Network
The plasmid complement of Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009 (plasmids pLH1, pLH2 and pLH3) has been sequenced and is being analysed for functional properties. Sequences used ...
Ventura, M., Foley, S., Bruttin, A., Chennoufi, S. C., Canchaya, C., & Brüssow, H. (2002). Transcription Mapping as a Tool in Phage Genomics: The Case of the Temperate Streptococcus thermophilus Phage Sfi21. Virology, 296(1), 62-76. doi:10.1006/viro.2001.1331
For the lytic growth cycle of the temperate cos-site Streptococcus thermophilus phage Sfi21 a transcription map was developed on the basis of systematic Northern blot hybridiz...
Pridmore, R., Crouzillat, D., Walker, C., Foley, S., Zink, R., Zwahlen, M., …Mollet, B. (2000). Genomics, molecular genetics and the food industry. Journal of Biotechnology, 78(3), (251-258). doi:10.1016/s0168-1656(00)00202-9. ISSN 0168-1656
The production of foods for an increasingly informed and selective consumer requires the coordinated activities of
the various branches of the food chain in order to provide c...
Foley, S., Bruttin, A. & Brüssow, H. (1999). Widespread distribution of a group I Intron and Its three deletion derivatives in the Lysin Gene of Streptococcus thermophilus Bacteriophages. Journal of Virology. 74, 611-618. doi:10.1128/JVI.74.2.611-618.2000. ISSN 0022-538X
Of 62 Streptococcus thermophilus bacteriophages isolated from various ecological settings, half contain a lysin
gene interrupted by a group IA2 intron. Phage mRNA splicing was...
Thompson, J. K., Foley, S., McConville, K. J., Nicholson, C., Collins, M. A. & Pridmore, R. D. (1999). Complete Sequence of Plasmid pLH1 from Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009: Analysis Reveals the Presence of Regions Homologous to Other Native Plasmids from the Host Strain. Plasmid. 42, 221-235. doi:10.1006/plas.1999.1428. ISSN 0147-619X
The complete sequence for plasmid pLH1 from Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC15009 has been
determined. Analysis of the 19,360-bp primary sequence revealed a putative replication ...
Foley, S., Lucchini, S., Zwahlen, M. & Brüssow, H. (1998). A short noncoding viral DNA element showing characteristics of a replication origin confers Bacteriophage resistance to Streptococcus thermophiles. Virology. 250, 377-387. doi:10.1006/viro.1998.9387. ISSN 0042-6822
A 302-bp noncoding DNA fragment from the DNA replication module of phage φSfi21 was shown to protect theStreptococcus thermophilusstrainSfi1 from infection by 17 of 25 phages....
Brüssow, H., Bruttin, A., Desiere, F., Lucchini, S. & Foley, S. (1998). Molecular ecology and evolution of Streptococcus thermophilus Bacteriophages - a review. Virus Genes. 16, 95-109. doi:10.1023/A:1007957911848. ISSN 0920-8569
Bacteriophages attacking Streptococcus thermophilus, a lactic acid bacterium used in milk
fermentation, are a threat to the dairy industry. These small isometric-headed phages...
Bruttin, A., Foley, S. & Brüssow, H. (1997). The site-specific Integration system of the temperate Streptococcus thermophiles Bacteriophage φSfi21. Virology. 237, 148-158. doi:10.1006/viro.1997.8769. ISSN 0042-6822
The temperate bacteriophage fSfi21 integrates its DNA into the chromosome of Streptococcus thermophilus strains via
site-specific recombination. Nucleotide sequencing of the a...
Bruttin, A., Desiere, F., Lucchini, S., Foley, S. & Brüssow, H. (1997). Characterization of the Lysogeny DNA Module from the temperate Streptococcus thermophiles Bacteriophage φSfi21. Virology. 233, 136-148. doi:10.1006/viro.1997.8603. ISSN 0042-6822
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The project objectives and scope are (i) to establish a knowledge base of current practice in starter culture use and possible bacteriophage-related issues in the artisanal cheese-making sector in Sco...
Characterisation of bacteriophage E3 endolysin as antimicrobial against R. equi infections
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Although the starvation or non-growth state is probably the most common physiological state of...
Studies of wild callitrichids reveal limited data about their complex diets. As
insectivorous primates it is likely that they can digest chitin. Using the