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    • Biofilm Formation As a Response to Ecological Competition 

      Oliveira, Nuno M.; Martinez-Garcia, Esteban; Xavier, Joao; Durham, William M.; Kolter, Roberto; Kim, Wook; Foster, Kevin R. (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      Bacteria form dense surface-associated communities known as biofilms that are central to their persistence and how they affect us. Biofilm formation is commonly viewed as a cooperative enterprise, where strains and species ...
    • Catecholate Siderophores Protect Bacteria from Pyochelin Toxicity 

      Adler, Conrado; Corbalán, Natalia S.; Seyedsayamdost, Mohammad; Pomares, María Fernanda; de Cristóbal, Ricardo E.; Clardy, Jon C.; Kolter, Roberto Guillermo; Vincent, Paula A. (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Background: Bacteria produce small molecule iron chelators, known as siderophores, to facilitate the acquisition of iron from the environment. The synthesis of more than one siderophore and the production of multiple ...
    • Complete Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Phage AAT-1 

      Andrade-Domínguez, Andrés; Kolter, Roberto (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)
      Aspects of the interaction between phages and animals are of interest and importance for medical applications. Here, we report the genome sequence of the lytic Pseudomonas phage AAT-1, isolated from mammalian serum. AAT-1 ...
    • Directed natural product biosynthesis gene cluster capture and expression in the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis 

      Li, Yongxin; Li, Zhongrui; Yamanaka, Kazuya; Xu, Ying; Zhang, Weipeng; Vlamakis, Hera; Kolter, Roberto; Moore, Bradley S.; Qian, Pei-Yuan (Nature Publishing Group, 2015)
      Bacilli are ubiquitous low G+C environmental Gram-positive bacteria that produce a wide assortment of specialized small molecules. Although their natural product biosynthetic potential is high, robust molecular tools to ...
    • Draft Genome Sequence of Erwinia tracheiphila, an Economically Important Bacterial Pathogen of Cucurbits 

      Shapiro, Lori R.; Scully, Erin D.; Roberts, Dana; Straub, Timothy J.; Geib, Scott M.; Park, Jihye; Stephenson, Andrew G.; Salaau Rojas, Erika; Liu, Quin; Beattie, Gwyn; Gleason, Mark; De Moraes, Consuelo M.; Mescher, Mark C.; Fleischer, Shelby G.; Kolter, Roberto; Pierce, Naomi; Zhaxybayeva, Olga (American Society for Microbiology, 2015)
      Erwinia tracheiphila is one of the most economically important pathogens of cucumbers, melons, squashes, pumpkins, and gourds in the northeastern and midwestern United States, yet its molecular pathology remains uninvestigated. ...
    • From Cell Differentiation to Cell Collectives: Bacillus subtilis Uses Division of Labor to Migrate 

      van Gestel, Jordi; Vlamakis, Hera; Kolter, Roberto (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      The organization of cells, emerging from cell–cell interactions, can give rise to collective properties. These properties are adaptive when together cells can face environmental challenges that they separately cannot. One ...
    • Galactose Metabolism Plays a Crucial Role in Biofilm Formation by Bacillus subtilis 

      Chai, Yunrong; Beauregard, Pascale; Vlamakis, Hera C; Losick, Richard M.; Kolter, Roberto Guillermo (American Society of Microbiology, 2012)
      Galactose is a common monosaccharide that can be utilized by all living organisms via the activities of three main enzymes that make up the Leloir pathway: GalK, GalT, and GalE. In Bacillus subtilis, the absence of GalE ...
    • Histones Join the Fight against Bacteria Inside Cells 

      Kolter, Roberto Guillermo (eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd, 2012)
      Experiments on Drosophila have shown that the histones that are normally bound to lipid droplets inside cells can be released to provide protection against infection.
    • Horizontal Gene Acquisitions, Mobile Element Proliferation, and Genome Decay in the Host-Restricted Plant Pathogen Erwinia Tracheiphila 

      Shapiro, Lori R.; Scully, Erin D.; Straub, Timothy J.; Park, Jihye; Stephenson, Andrew G.; Beattie, Gwyn A.; Gleason, Mark L.; Kolter, Roberto; Coelho, Miguel C.; De Moraes, Consuelo M.; Mescher, Mark C.; Zhaxybayeva, Olga (Oxford University Press, 2016)
      Modern industrial agriculture depends on high-density cultivation of genetically similar crop plants, creating favorable conditions for the emergence of novel pathogens with increased fitness in managed compared with ...
    • Hybrid Biosynthesis of Roseobacticides from Algal and Bacterial Precursor Molecules 

      Seyedsayamdost, Mohammad R.; Wang, Rurun; Kolter, Roberto; Clardy, Jon (American Chemical Society, 2014)
      Roseobacticides regulate the symbiotic relationship between a marine bacterium (Phaeobacter inhibens) and a marine microalga (Emiliania huxleyi). This relationship can be mutualistic, when the algal host provides food for ...
    • Interspecies Interactions Stimulate Diversification of the Streptomyces coelicolor Secreted Metabolome 

      Traxler, Matthew F.; Watrous, Jeramie D.; Alexandrov, Theodore; Dorrestein, Pieter C.; Kolter, Roberto (American Society of Microbiology, 2013)
      ABSTRACT Soils host diverse microbial communities that include filamentous actinobacteria (actinomycetes). These bacteria have been a rich source of useful metabolites, including antimicrobials, antifungals, anticancer ...
    • Mixing and Matching Siderophore Clusters: Structure and Biosynthesis of Serratiochelins from Serratia sp. V4 

      Seyedsayamdost, Mohammad; Cleto, Sara; Carr, Gavin; Vlamakis, Hera C.; João Vieira, Maria; Kolter, Roberto Guillermo; Clardy, Jon C. (American Chemical Society, 2012)
      Interrogation of the evolutionary history underlying the remarkable structures and biological activities of natural products has been complicated by not knowing the functions they have evolved to fulfill. Siderophores—soluble, ...
    • Morphological Heterogeneity and Attachment of Phaeobacter inhibens 

      Segev, Einat; Tellez, Adèle; Vlamakis, Hera; Kolter, Roberto (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      The Roseobacter clade is a key group of bacteria in the ocean exhibiting diverse metabolic repertoires and a wide range of symbiotic life-styles. Many Roseobacters possess remarkable capabilities of attachment to both ...
    • Mutualistic interaction between Salmonella enterica and Aspergillus niger and its effects on Zea mays colonization 

      Balbontín, Roberto; Vlamakis, Hera; Kolter, Roberto (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2014)
      Salmonella Typhimurium inhabits a variety of environments and is able to infect a broad range of hosts. Throughout its life cycle, some hosts can act as intermediates in the path to the infection of others. Aspergillus ...
    • Respiration control of multicellularity in Bacillus subtilis by a complex of the cytochrome chain with a membrane-embedded histidine kinase 

      Kolodkin-Gal, I.; Elsholz, A. K. W.; Muth, C.; Girguis, Peter R.; Kolter, Roberto Guillermo; Losick, Richard M. (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2013)
      Bacillus subtilis forms organized multicellular communities known as biofilms wherein the individual cells are held together by a self-produced extracellular matrix. The environmental signals that promote matrix synthesis ...
    • Synthesis and Activity of Biomimetic Biofilm Disruptors 

      Böttcher, Thomas; Kolodkin-Gal, Ilana; Kolter, Roberto Guillermo; Losick, Richard M.; Clardy, Jon C. (American Chemical Society, 2013)
      Biofilms are often associated with human bacterial infections, and the natural tolerance of biofilms to antibiotics challenges treatment. Compounds with antibiofilm activity could become useful adjuncts to antibiotic ...
    • Whole-Genome Sequence of Bacillus sp. SDLI1, Isolated from the Social Bee Scaptotrigona depilis 

      Paludo, Camila R.; Ruzzini, Antonio C.; Silva-Junior, Eduardo A.; Pishchany, Gleb; Currie, Cameron R.; Nascimento, Fábio S.; Kolter, Roberto G.; Clardy, Jon; Pupo, Mônica T. (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)
      We announce the complete genome sequence of Bacillus sp. strain SDLI1, isolated from larval gut of the stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis. The 4.13-Mb circular chromosome harbors biosynthetic gene clusters for the production ...
    • Whole-Genome Sequences of 94 Environmental Isolates of Bacillus cereus Sensu Lato 

      Van der Auwera, Géraldine A.; Feldgarden, Michael; Kolter, Roberto; Mahillon, Jacques (American Society for Microbiology, 2013)
      Bacillus cereus sensu lato is a species complex that includes the anthrax pathogen Bacillus anthracis and other bacterial species of medical, industrial, and ecological importance. Their phenotypes of interest are typically ...