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Selected Publications

  • JE Peters (2019) Targeted transposition with Tn7 elements: Safe sites, mobile plasmids, CRISPR/Cas and beyond. Molecular Microbiology 12:1635-1644Cover of Molecular Microbiology jouranl with figure from article
  • G Faure, SA Shmakov, WX Yan, DR Cheng, DA Scott, JE Peters, KS Makarova and EV Koonin (2019) CRISPR–Cas in Mobile Genetic Elements: Counter-Defence and Beyond. Nature Reviews Microbiology 1-13 doi: 10.1038/s41579-019-0204-7
  • JM Peters, B-M Koo, R Patino, GE Heussler, CC Hearne, J Qu, YF Inclan, JS Hawkins, CHS Lu, MR Silvis, MM Harden, H Osadnik, JE Peters, JN Engel, RJ Dutton, AD Grossman, CA Gross, and OS Rosenberg (2019) Enabling Genetic Analysis of Diverse Bacteria with Mobile-CRISPRi. Nature Microbiology. 1-7
  • TC Hinkley, S Singh, S Garing, A-L M Le Ny, KP Nichols, JE Peters, JN Talbert, and SR Nugen (2018). A phage-based assay for the rapid, quantitative, and single CFU visualization of E. coli (ECOR #13) in drinking water. Scientific Reports 8:14630
  • TC Hinkley, S Garing, S. Singh, KP Nichols, JE Peters, JN Talbert, and SR Nugen (2018) Reporter bacteriophage T7NLC utilizes a novel NanoLuc::CBM fusion for the ultrasensitive detection of Escherichia coli in water. Analyst 143:4074-4082
  • JE Peters, KS Makarova, S Shmakov, and EV Koonin (2017) Recruitment of CRISPR-Cas systems by Tn7-like transposons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114:E7358-E7366 (BacterioFiles Podcast)
  • M Manohar, HW Choi, PM Manosalva, C Austin, JE Peters, and D Klessig (2017) Plant and human MORC proteins have DNA modifying activities similar to type II topoisomerases, but require additional factor(s) for full activity. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 30:87-100NAR 43(22) cover
  • Q Shi, MR Straus, JJ Caron, H Wang, YS Chung, A Guarné, JE Peters (2015) Conformational toggling controls target site choice for the heteromeric transposase element Tn7. Nucleic Acids Research. 43:10746-10759.
  • PK Singh, G Bourque, NL Craig, JT Dubnau, C Feschotte, DA Flasch, KL Gunderson, HS Malik, JV Moran, JE Peters, RK Slotkin, HL Levin (2014) Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Evolution 2014. Mobile DNA 5:26
  • JE Peters (2014) Tn7. Microbiology Spectrum 2(5) doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.MDNA3-0010-2014
  • JE Peters, A Fricker, B. Kapili, M. Petassi (2014) Heteromeric transposase elements: Generators of genomic islands across diverse bacteria. Molecular Microbiology 6:1084-1092
  • A Fricker and JE Peters (2014) Vulnerabilities on the Lagging-Strand Template: Opportunities for Mobile Elements. Annual Reviews in Genetics 48:167-186
  • HC den Bakker, CA Desjardins, AD Griggs, JE Peters, Q Zeng, SK Young, CD Kodira, C Yandava, TA Hepburn, BJ Haas, BW Birren, M Wiedmann (2013) Evolutionary Dynamics of the Accessory Genome of Listeria monocytogenes. PLoS ONE 8(6):e67511Cover, MBG4
  • AC Moreno Switt, HC den Bakker, CA Cummings, LD Rodriguez-Rivera, G Govoni, ML Raneiri, L Degoricija, S Brown, K Hoelzer, JE Peters, E Bolchacova, MR Furtado, M Wiedmann (2012) Identification and characterization of novel Salmonella mobile elements involved in the dissemination of genes linked to virulence and transmission. PLoS ONE 7(7):e41247
  • Q Shi, JC Huguet-Tapia and JE Peters (2009) Tn917 targets the region where DNA replication terminates in B. subtilis highlighting a differnece in chromosome processing in the Firmicutes. Journal of Bacteriology 191:7623-7627
  • AR Parks, Z Li, Q Shi, RM Owens, MM Jin, and JE Peters (2009) Transposition into replicating DNA occurs through interaction with the processivity factor. Cell 138:685-695 (Preview)
  • AR Parks and JE Peters (2009) Tn7 elements: Engendering diversity form chromosome to episome. Plasmid 61:1-14
  • Q Shi, AR Parks, BD Potter, IJ Safir, Y Luo, BM Forster, and JE Peters (2008) DNA damage differentially activates regional chromosomal loci for Tn7 transposition in E. coli. Genetics 179:1237-1250
  • C Bordi, B. Butcher, Q Shi, AB Hachmann, JE Peters, and JD Helmann (2008) In vitro mutagenesis of Bacillus subtilis using a modified Tn7 with an outward facing inducible promoter. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74:3419-3425Cover, Mobile DNA III, ASM Press
  • JA Finn, AR Parks, and JE Peters (2007) Transposon Tn7 directs transposition into the genome of filamentous bacteriophage M13 using the element-encoded TnsE protein. Journal of Bacteriology 189:9122-9125
  • AR Parks and JE Peters (2007) Transposon Tn7 is widespread in diverse bacteria and forms genomic islands. Journal of Bacteriology 189:2170-2173
  • LM Junker, JE Peters, and AG Hay (2006) Global analysis of candidate genes important for fitness in a competitive biofilm using DNA-array-based transposon mapping. Microbiology 152:2233-45
  • DA Garsin, J Urbach, JC Huguet-Tapia, JE Peters, and FM Ausubel (2004) Construction of an Enterococcus faecalis Tn917-mediated gene disruption library offers insight into Tn917 insertion patterns. Journal of Bacteriology 186:7280-7272
  • JE Peters, TE Thate, and NL Craig (2003) Definition of the Escherichia coli MC4100 genome by use of a DNA array. Journal of Bacteriology 185:2017-2021
  • JE Peters and NL Craig (2001) Tn7: smarter than we thought. Nature Reviews: Molecular Cell Biology 2:806-814
  • JE Peters and NL Craig (2001) Tn7 recognizes transposition target structures associated with DNA replication using the DNA-binding protein TnsE. Genes and Development 15:737-747
  • JE Peters and NL Craig (2000) Tn7 transposes proximal to DNA double-strand breaks and into regions where chromosomal DNA replication terminates. Molecular Cell 6:573-582

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