Recent Publications

O’Hara, B.J., Barth, Z.K., McKitterick, A.C., and Seed, K.D. 2017.  A highly specific phage defense system is a conserved feature of the Vibrio cholerae mobilome. PLOS Genetics. 13: e1006838. (Link)

Box A.M., McGuffie, M.J., O’Hara, B.J., and Seed, K.D. 2016. Functional analysis of bacteriophage immunity through a type I-E CRISPR-Cas system in Vibrio cholerae and its application in bacteriophage genome engineering. Journal of Bacteriology. 198:578–590. (Link)

Dalia, A.B., Seed, K.D., Calderwood, S.B., and Camilli, A. 2015. A globally distributed mobile genetic element inhibits natural transformation of Vibrio choleraePNAS. 112:10485-90. (Link)

Seed, K.D. 2014. Battling phages: how bacteria defend against viral attack. PLoS Pathogens. 11(6):e1004847. (Link)

Seed, K.D., Yen, M., Shapiro, B.J., Hilaire, I.J., Charles, R.C., Teng, J.E., Ivers, L.C., Boncy, J., Harris, J.B., and Camill, A. 2014. Evolutionary consequences of intra-patient phage predation on microbial populations. eLife. 3:e03497. (Link)

     Notable Media coverage:

  • Research Highlight: Molloy S. 2014. In-house dining for phage. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 12 : 658. (Link)

Seed, K.D., Lazinski, D.W., Calderwood, S.B., and Camill, A. 2013. A bacteriophage encodes its own CRISPR/Cas adaptive response to evade host innate immunity. Nature. 494:489-491. (Link) 

     Notable Media coverage:

  • News and Views: Villion M., and Moineau S. 2013. Virology: Phages hijack a host’s defence. Nature. 494:433-434. (Link)
  • Research Highlight: Kåhrström C.T. 2013. Phages level the playing field. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 11: 300-301. (Link)
  • News article: A Virus That Steals A Bacterium’s Immune System And Uses It As A Weapon. Popular Science, March 4, 2013. (Link)
  • News article: The virus that learns. National Geographic Phenomena Blog, February 27, 2013. (Link)

Seed, K.D., Faruque, S.M., Mekalanos, J.J., Calderwood, S.B., Qadri, F., and Camilli, A. 2012. Phase variable O antigen biosynthetic genes control expression of the major protective antigen and bacteriophage receptor in Vibrio cholerae O1. PLoS Pathogens. 8:e1002917. (Link)

Seed, K.D., Bodi, K.L., Kropinski, A.M., Ackermann H.W., Calderwood, S.B., Qadri, F., and Camilli, A. 2011. Evidence of a dominant lineage of Vibrio cholerae-specific lytic bacteriophages shed by cholera patients over a 10-year period in Dhaka, Bangladesh. mBio. 2:e00334-10.(Link)

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