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  1. McCully LM, Bitzer AS, Seaton SC, Smith LM, Silby MW. (2019). Interspecies social spreading: Interaction between two sessile soil bacteria leads to emergence of surface motility. mSphere 4: pii: e00696-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00696-18
  2. Rommel T, Kurosawa K, McCully LM, Silby MW, Bucci V, Brigham CJ. (2019). Draft Genome Sequence of Halomonas sp. Strain SL1, a Putative Polyhydroxyalkanoate-Producing Halophile. Microbiology resource announcements 8:e00915-00918.
  3. Schulz KJ, Arruda BE, Bitzer AS, Silby MW. (2019). Draft Genome Sequence of the Marine Bacterium Alteromonas sp. Strain KS69. Microbiology resource announcements 8:e00022-00019.
  4. Jahanshah G, Yan Q, Gerhardt H, Pataj Z, Lämmerhofer M, Pianet I, Josten M, Sahl H-G, Silby MW, Loper JE, Gross H. (2019). Discovery of the Cyclic Lipopeptide Gacamide A by Genome Mining and Repair of the Defective GacA Regulator in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. Journal of Natural Products. 82: 301-308.
  5. Kurenbach B, Gibson PS, Hill AM, Bitzer AS, Silby MW, Godsoe W, Heinemann JA. 2017. Herbicide ingredients change Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium and Escherichia coli antibiotic responses. Microbiology doi:10.1099/mic.0.000573.
  6. Palmer JD, Piattelli E, McCormick BA, Silby MW, Brigham CJ, Bucci V. 2018. Engineered Probiotic for the Inhibition of Salmonella via Tetrathionate-Induced Production of Microcin H47. ACS Infectious Diseases 4:39-45 DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00114.
  7. Zhu M, McCully LM, Silby MW, Charles-Ogan TI, Huang J, Brigham CJ. 2015. Draft Genome Sequence of Ralstonia sp. MD27, a Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)-Degrading Bacterium, Isolated from Compost. Genome Announcements 3 pii: e01170-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01170-15
  8. Taylor TB, Mulley G, McGuffin LJ, Johnson LJ, Brockhurst MA, Arseneault T, Silby MW, Jackson RW. 2015. Evolutionary rewiring of bacterial regulatory networks. Microbial Cell 2:256-258.
  9. Ly LK, Underwood GE, McCully LM, Bitzer AS, Godino A, Bucci V, Brigham CJ, Príncipe A, Fischer SE, Silby MW. 2015. Draft Genome Sequences of Pseudomonas fluorescens Strains SF39a and SF4c, Potential Plant Growth Promotion and Biocontrol Agents. Genome Announcements 3:pii: e00219-00215.
  10. Taylor TB, Mulley G, Dills AH, Alsohim AS, McGuffin LJ, Studholme DJ, Silby MW, Brockhurst MA, Johnson LJ, Jackson RW. 2015. Evolutionary resurrection of flagellar motility via rewiring of the nitrogen regulation system. Science 347:1014-1017.
  11. Lafleur JE, Costa SK, Bitzer AS, Silby MW. 2015. Draft Genome Sequence of Cellulophaga sp. E6, a Marine Algal Epibiont That Produces a Quorum-Sensing Inhibitory Compound Active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Genome Announcements 3.
  12. McCully LM, Bitzer AS, Spence CA, Bais HP, Silby MW. 2014. Draft Genome Sequence of Rice Isolate Pseudomonas chlororaphis EA105. Genome Announcements 2: pii: e01342-01314.
  13. Hraiech S, Hiblot J, Lafleur J, Lepidi H, Papazian L, Rolain J-M, Raoult D, Elias M, Silby MW, Bzdrenga J, Bregeon F, Chabriere E. 2014. Inhaled Lactonase Reduces Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing and Mortality in Rat Pneumonia. PLoS ONE 9:e107125.
  14. Licciardello G, Jackson RW, Bella P, Strano CP, Catara AF, Arnold DL, Venturi V, Silby MW, Catara V. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas corrugata, a phytopathogenic bacterium with potential industrial applications. Journal of Biotechnology 175:65-66.
  15. Bitzer AS, Garbeva P, Silby MW. 2014. Draft Genome Sequence of Pedobacter sp. Strain V48, Isolated from a Coastal Sand Dune in the Netherlands. Genome Announcements 2:e00094-00014.
  16. Seaton SC, Silby MW. 2014. Genetics and functional genomics of the Pseudomonas fluorescens group, p. 99-125. In Lichens-Park A, Gross DC (ed.), Genomics of Plant-associated Bacteria. Springer.
  17. Seaton SC, Silby MW, Levy SB. 2013. Pleiotropic effects of GacA on Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 in vitro and in soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79:5405-5410.
  18. Jackson RW, Zhang X-X, Silby MW. 2013. Identification and Mutational Activation of Niche-Specific Genes Provide Insight into Regulatory Networks and Bacterial Function in Complex Environments, p. 875-882, Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  19. Varivarn K, Champa L, Silby M, Robleto E. 2013. Colonization strategies of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1: activation of soil-specific genes important for diverse and specific environments. BMC Microbiol. 13:92.
  20. Silby MW, Nicoll JS, Levy SB. 2012. Regulation of Polyphosphate Kinase Production by Antisense RNA in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78:4533-4537.
  21. Mastropaolo MD, Silby MW, Nicoll JS, Levy SB. 2012. Novel Genes Involved in Motility and Biofilm Formation in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78:4318-4329.
  22. Garbeva P, Tyc O, Remus-Emsermann MNP, van der Wal A, Vos M, Silby M, de Boer W. 2011. No Apparent Costs for Facultative Antibiotic Production by the Soil Bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS ONE 6:e27266.
  23. Silby MW, Winstanley C, Godfrey SAC, Levy SB, Jackson RW. 2011. Pseudomonas genomes: diverse and adaptable. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 35:652-680.
  24. Garbeva P, Silby MW, Raaijmakers JM, Levy SB, de Boer W. 2011. Transcriptional and antagonistic responses of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 to phylogenetically different bacterial competitors. ISME J 5:973-985.
  25. Kim W, Silby MW, Purvine SO, Nicoll JS, Hixson KK, Monroe M, Nicora CD, Lipton MS, Levy SB. 2009. Proteomic Detection of Non-Annotated Protein-Coding Genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS ONE 4:e8455.
  26. Silby MW, Nicoll JS, Levy SB. 2009. Requirement of Polyphosphate by Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 for Competitive Fitness and Heat Tolerance in Laboratory Media and Sterile Soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:3872-3881.
  27. Silby MW, Cerdeno-Tarraga AM, Vernikos GS, Giddens SR, Jackson RW, Preston GM, Zhang X-X, Moon CD, Gehrig SM, Godfrey SAC, Knight CG, Malone JG, Robinson Z, Spiers AJ, Harris S, Challis GL, Yaxley AM, Harris D, Seeger K, Murphy L, Rutter S, Squares R, Quail MA, Saunders E, Mavromatis K, Brettin TS, Bentley SD, Hothersall J, Stephens E, Thomas CM, Parkhill J, Levy SB, Rainey PB, Thomson NR. 2009. Genomic and genetic analyses of diversity and plant interactions of Pseudomonas fluorescens. Genome Biol. 10:R51.
  28. Silby MW, Levy SB. 2008. Overlapping Protein-Encoding Genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS Genet. 4:e1000094.
  29. Silby MW, Ferguson GC, Billington C, Heinemann JA. 2007. Localization of the plasmid-encoded proteins TraI and MobA in eukaryotic cells. Plasmid 57:118-130.
  30. Silby MW, Giddens SR, Mahanty HK. 2005. Mutation of a LysR-type regulator of antifungal activity results in a growth advantage in stationary phase phenotype in Pseudomonas aureofaciens PA147-2. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:569-573.
  31. Silby MW. 2002. A theory can be falsified or tested. Faith cannot. Nature 416:785.
  32. Silby MW, Levy SB. 2004. Use of IVET to identify genes important in growth and survival of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 in soil: discovery of expressed sequences with novel genetic organization. J. Bacteriol. 186:7411-7419.
  33. Silby MW, Rainey PB, Levy SB. 2004. IVET experiments in Pseudomonas fluorescens reveal cryptic promoters at loci associated with recognizable overlapping genes. Microbiology 150:518-520.
  34. Monds RD, Silby MW, Mahanty HK. 2001. Expression of the Pho regulon negatively regulates biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aureofaciens PA147-2. Mol. Microbiol. 42:415-426.
  35. Robleto EA, Lopez-Hernandez I, Silby MW, Levy SB. 2003. Genetic analysis of the AdnA regulon in Pseudomonas fluorescens: nonessential role of flagella in adhesion to sand and biofilm formation. J. Bacteriol. 185:453-460.
  36. Godfrey SAC, Silby MW, Falloon PG, Mahanty HK. 2000. Biological control of Phytophthora megasperma var. sojae, causal agent of Phytophthora rot of asparagus, by Pseudomonas aureofaciens PA147-2: a preliminary field trial. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 28:97-103.
  37. Silby MW, Mahanty HK. 2000. The importance of recA mutant strains for the study of antifungal genes in Pseudomonas aureofaciens PA147-2. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 46:744-748.