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Defining the genes required for survival of Mycobacterium bovis in the bovine host offers novel insights into the genetic basis of survival of pathogenic mycobacteria (2022)
Journal Article
Gibson, A. J., Stiens, J., Passmore, I. J., Faulkner, V., Miculob, J., Willcocks, S., …Kendall, S. L. (2022). Defining the genes required for survival of Mycobacterium bovis in the bovine host offers novel insights into the genetic basis of survival of pathogenic mycobacteria. mBio, https://doi.org/10.1128/mbio.00672-22

Tuberculosis has severe impacts in both humans and animals. Understanding the genetic basis of survival of both Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the human adapted species, and Mycobacterium bovis, the animal adapted species is crucial to deciphering the b... Read More about Defining the genes required for survival of Mycobacterium bovis in the bovine host offers novel insights into the genetic basis of survival of pathogenic mycobacteria.

Probing differences in gene essentiality between the human and animal adapted (2021)
Journal Article
Gibson, A. J., Passmore, I. J., Faulkner, V., Xia, D., Nobeli, I., Stiens, J., …Kendall, S. L. (2021). Probing differences in gene essentiality between the human and animal adapted. Frontiers in Veterinary Science,

Members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) show distinct host adaptations, preferences and phenotypes despite being >99% identical at the nucleic acid level. Previous studies have explored gene expression changes between the members, ho... Read More about Probing differences in gene essentiality between the human and animal adapted.

Re-sensitization of Mycobacterium smegmatis to Rifampicin Using CRISPR Interference Demonstrates Its Utility for the Study of Non-essential Drug Resistance Traits (2021)
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Kendall, S. L., Faulkner, V., Cox, A. A., Goh, S., van Bohemen, A., Gibson, A. J., …Willcocks, S. (in press). Re-sensitization of Mycobacterium smegmatis to Rifampicin Using CRISPR Interference Demonstrates Its Utility for the Study of Non-essential Drug Resistance Traits. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.619427

A greater understanding of the genes involved in antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is necessary for the design of improved therapies. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat interference (CRISPRi) has been pre... Read More about Re-sensitization of Mycobacterium smegmatis to Rifampicin Using CRISPR Interference Demonstrates Its Utility for the Study of Non-essential Drug Resistance Traits.