Dr Jacob Malone
Jake is a molecular microbiologist, interested in the signalling pathways that control plant colonisation and infection by Pseudomonas species.
He investigates how bacterial signal transduction pathways respond to inputs from the environment, and how this regulates bacterial behaviour.
Jake’s research is focussed on combatting agriculturally relevant plant diseases, both caused, and suppressed, by Pseudomonas.
Jake also investigates the effect of plant genotype on microbial communities within the soil, and how this may be exploited for agricultural benefit.
- Pseudomonas signal transduction in response to environmental stimuli
- Bacterial infection and colonisation mechanisms in both plants and humans
- Identifying bacterial output pathways that suppress plant diseases
New “movie” technique reveals bacterial signalling in sharper resolutionread more
Discovery shows soil dwelling bacteria adapt to richer or poorer conditions in marriage of convenience with plantsread more
Scientific reports 8 p1979
Publisher’s version: 10.1038/s41598-018-20419-9
Frontiers in Microbiology 8 p1784
Publisher’s version: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01784
One ligand, two regulators and three binding sites: How KDPG controls primary carbon metabolism in Pseudomonas.
PLoS Genetics 13 pe1006839
Publisher’s version: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006839
FEMS Microbiology Letters n/a pn/a
Publisher’s version: 10.1093/femsle/fnx125
Current Opinion in Microbiology 37 p23-28
Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.mib.2017.03.005
- Dr Richard Little Research Assistant
- Eleftheria Trampari Postgraduate Student
- Dr Rosaria Campilongo Visiting Worker
- Dr Lucia Grenga Visiting Worker
- Kieran Rustage Undergraduate Project Student
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Expertise: Bacterial signalling, plant growth-promoting bacteria, biocontrol