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The fitness burden imposed by synthesising quorum sensing signals (2016)
Journal Article
Ruparell, A., Dubern, J., Ortori, C. A., Harrison, F., Halliday, N., Emtage, A., …Hardie, K. R. (2016). The fitness burden imposed by synthesising quorum sensing signals. Scientific Reports, 6, doi:10.1038/srep33101. ISSN 2045-2322

It is now well established that bacterial populations utilize cell-to-cell signaling (quorum-sensing, QS) to control the production of public goods and other co-operative behaviours. Evolutionary theory predicts that both the cost of signal productio... Read More

The role of flagella in Clostridium difficile pathogenesis:comparison between a non-epidemic and an epidemicstrain (2013)
Journal Article
Baban, S. T., Kuehne, S. A., Barketi-Klai, A., Cartman, S. T., Kelly, M. L., Hardie, K. R., …Minton, N. P. (2013). The role of flagella in Clostridium difficile pathogenesis:comparison between a non-epidemic and an epidemicstrain. PLoS ONE, 8(9), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073026

Clostridium difficile is a major cause of healthcare-associated infection and inflicts a considerable financial burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Disease symptoms range from self-limiting diarrhoea to fatal pseudomembranous colitis. Whilst C. d... Read More