Affiliation: San Diego State University
- Widespread occurrence of phage-encoded exotoxin genes in terrestrial and aquatic environments in Southern CaliforniaVeronica Casas
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 4614, USA
FEMS Microbiol Lett 261:141-9. 2006..Both the cholera and shiga exotoxin genes were also found in the free phage DNA fraction. The results indicate that phage-encoded exotoxin genes are widespread and mobile in terrestrial and aquatic environments...
- Role of bacteriophage-encoded exotoxins in the evolution of bacterial pathogensVeronica Casas
Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
Future Microbiol 6:1461-73. 2011..These findings suggest that the exotoxin genes may play a beneficial role for the bacterial host in nature, and that this environmental reservoir of exotoxin genes may play a role in the evolution of new bacterial pathogens...
- Widespread association of a Rickettsiales-like bacterium with reef-building coralsVeronica Casas
San Diego State University, Department of Biology, LS301, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182 4614, USA
Environ Microbiol 6:1137-48. 2004..These results suggest CAR1 is a relatively new bacterial associate of Acroporids and that a non-bacterial pathogen might be the cause of WBD I...
- Phage metagenomicsVeronica Casas
Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Methods Enzymol 421:259-68. 2007..The viral particles are then purified by cesium-chloride density centrifugation followed by DNA extraction. This purified viral metagenomic DNA is then used for cloning and sequencing...