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Quinol-cytochrome c Oxidoreductase and Cytochrome c4 Mediate Electron Transfer during Selenate Respiration in Thauera selenatis

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Lowe, E. C., Bydder, S., Hartshorne, R. S., Tape, H. L. U., Dridge, E. J., Debieux, C. M., …Butler, C. S. (2010)
Quinol-cytochrome c Oxidoreductase and Cytochrome c4 Mediate Electron Transfer during Selenate Respiration in Thauera selenatis. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(24), 18433-18442. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M110.115873
Selenate reductase (SER) from Thauera selenatis is a periplasmic enzyme that has been classified as a type II molybdoenzyme. The enzyme comprises three subunits SerABC, where ...

Potential use of DNA adducts to detect mutagenic compounds in soil

Journal Article
Hua, G., Lyons, B., Killham, K., & Singleton, I. (2009)
Potential use of DNA adducts to detect mutagenic compounds in soil. Environmental Pollution, 157(3), 916-921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2008.10.026
In this study, three different soils with contrasting features, spiked with 300 mg benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)/kg dry soil, were incubated at 20 °C and 60% water holding capacity for...

Effect of ozone on spore germination, spore production and biomass production in two Aspergillus species

Journal Article
Antony-Babu, S., & Singleton, I. (2009)
Effect of ozone on spore germination, spore production and biomass production in two Aspergillus species. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 96(4), 413-422. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-009-9355-2
The ability of ozone gas to reduce food spoilage is relatively well documented, but the developmental effects of the gas on food spoilage fungi are not well known. In this stu...

Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach

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Wani, S., Maker, J., Thompson, J., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2015)
Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach. Agriculture, 5(2), 155-169. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture5020155
The efficacy of “gaseous” ozone in reducing numbers and re-growth of food-borne pathogens, (Escherichia coli and Listeria spp.), on leafy salads was investigated using spinach...

Impact of low-level atmospheric ozone-enrichment on black spot and anthracnose rot of tomato fruit

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Tzortzakis, N., Singleton, I., & Barnes, J. (2008)
Impact of low-level atmospheric ozone-enrichment on black spot and anthracnose rot of tomato fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 47(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2007.06.004
Tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) were exposed to ozone concentrations between 0.005 (control) and 5.0 μmol mol−1 up to 13 days at 13 °C, prior to, or following, inocu...

DDT Resistance and Transformation by Different Microbial Strains Isolated from DDT-Contaminated Soils and Compost Materials

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Kantachote, D., Singleton, I., McClure, N., Naidu, R., Megharaj, M., & Harch, B. D. (2003)
DDT Resistance and Transformation by Different Microbial Strains Isolated from DDT-Contaminated Soils and Compost Materials. Compost science & utilization, 11(4), 300-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/1065657x.2003.10702139
Bioremediation is a potential option to treat 1, 1, 1-trichloro-2, 2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane (DDT) contaminated sites. In areas where suitable microbes are not present, th...

Changes in microbial properties associated with long-term arsenic and DDT contaminated soils at disused cattle dip sites

Journal Article
Edvantoro, B., Naidu, R., Megharaj, M., & Singleton, I. (2003)
Changes in microbial properties associated with long-term arsenic and DDT contaminated soils at disused cattle dip sites. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 55(3), 344-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0147-6513%2802%2900092-1
This work examined the effect of long-term arsenic (As) and DDT contamination on soil microbial properties at 11 cattle dip sites in northern New South Wales, Australia. Total...

Resistance of microbial populations in DDT-contaminated and uncontaminated soils

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Kantachote, D., Naidu, R., Singleton, I., McClure, N., & Harch, B. (2001)
Resistance of microbial populations in DDT-contaminated and uncontaminated soils. Applied Soil Ecology, 16(1), 85-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0929-1393%2800%2900058-5
One DDT-contaminated soil and two uncontaminated soils were used to enumerate DDT-resistant microbes (bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi) by using soil dilution agar plates in ...

Pentachlorophenol transformation in soil: a toxicological assessment

Journal Article
McGrath, R., & Singleton, I. (2000)
Pentachlorophenol transformation in soil: a toxicological assessment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 32(8-9), 1311-1314. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0038-0717%2800%2900015-8
Bioremediation is recognised as an economically viable method to treat contaminated soil and the use of microbial inoculants, in particular, white-rot fungi, has been proposed...

Effects of long-term contamination of DDT on soil microflora with special reference to soil algae and algal transformation of DDT

Journal Article
Megharaj, M., Kantachote, D., Singleton, I., & Naidu, R. (2000)
Effects of long-term contamination of DDT on soil microflora with special reference to soil algae and algal transformation of DDT. Environmental Pollution, 109(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0269-7491%2899%2900231-6
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane) and its principle metabolites, DDE (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene) and DDD (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophe...
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Electrolysed Water for Post-Harvest Washing (JadooJal)

2017 - 2019
assist the development of a novel electrolysed water based application to reduce spoilage and microbial contamination of a variety of fresh produce types of importance to Indian commerce.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £231,163

Development of a UK-Brazil partnership to tackle fungal food spoilage and improve food security - FAPESP

2016 - 2018
Development of a UK-Brazil partnership to tackle fungal food spoilage and improve food security
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.

2018 - 2019
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Funder: British Council | Value: £75,000

Towards sustainable textiles – can fungi be used to produce useful textile materials?

2018 - 2018
The textile industry is based largely on the use of cotton, leather and oil derived polymers and these industries are resource intensive and not sustainable. For example, cotton production requires va...
Funder: Edinburgh Innovations Ltd | Value: £7,500

Rutherford fund Strategic Partner Grant

2018 - 2019
Rutherford Fellows, will work in project areas related to food safety (Pathogen detection, AMR etc) and food spoilage. Rutherford Fund, are funded by BEIS and the scheme is being managed by Universit...
Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Value: £39,800

As Good as (G)Old? Comparing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Restored and Natural Mangrove Forests in the Wallacea Region

2018 - 2021
Mangrove forests are unique intertidal ecosystems connecting the land- and seascape. They provide habitat to terrestrial and marine species, sustain the livelihoods of millions of mostly poor people g...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £643,839

Food security for vulnerable populations: the fungal threat

2018 - 2018
This workshop proposal is to challenge and invigorate career-development of the next generation of UK and Brazil scientists, through a unified focus on combatting the fungal threat to global food secu...
Funder: British Council

The ecology of Listeria in agricultural soils and farming systems

2016 - 2019
PhD studentship
Funder: G's Fresh Ltd | Value: £45,000