Richard J Ellis
Affiliation: Imperial College
- Cultivation-dependent and -independent approaches for determining bacterial diversity in heavy-metal-contaminated soilRichard J Ellis
NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
Appl Environ Microbiol 69:3223-30. 2003..Thus, it appears that plate counts may be a more appropriate method for determining the effect of heavy metals on soil bacteria than culture-independent approaches...
- Artificial soil microcosms: a tool for studying microbial autecology under controlled conditionsRichard J Ellis
NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, SL5 7PY, Berks, UK
J Microbiol Methods 56:287-90. 2004..Its utility for supporting realistic microbial populations was demonstrated and an example of how competing bacteria can be studied is illustrated...
- Frequency-dependent advantages of plasmid carriage by Pseudomonas in homogeneous and spatially structured environmentsRichard J Ellis
NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Berkshire, UK
ISME J 1:92-5. 2007..However, the region of coexistence was complicated by conjugation which increased plasmid spread in the mixed broth culture but not the structured environment...
- The effect of a competitor on a model adaptive radiationQuan Guo Zhang
NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
Evolution 66:1985-90. 2012..Our results suggest that competition experienced by diversifying lineages may have complex effects on adaptive radiations not fully captured by current theory...
- Decoupling the direct and indirect effects of nitrogen deposition on ecosystem functionPete Manning
Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
Ecol Lett 9:1015-24. 2006..These findings suggest that direct effects of N deposition on ecosystem function could be relatively strong in comparison with the indirect effects of plant community change...
- Spatial variation in Bacillus thuringiensis/cereus populations within the phyllosphere of broad-leaved dock (Rumex obtusifolius) and surrounding habitatsFay A Collier
NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:417-25. 2005....
- Quantifying the reproduction of Bacillus thuringiensis HD1 in cadavers and live larvae of Plutella xylostellaBen Raymond
Department of Biological Science, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
J Invertebr Pathol 98:307-13. 2008..We concluded that that spores recovered in frass represent, in general, an ungerminated fraction of ingested inoculum and that germination rates are reduced in unsuitable hosts...
- The role of ecological theory in microbial ecologyJames I Prosser
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, Scotland, UK
Nat Rev Microbiol 5:384-92. 2007..Here we argue that the full potential of the ongoing revolution will not be realized if research is not directed and driven by theory, and that the generality of established ecological theory must be tested using microbial systems...
- Effect of age on the fatty acid composition of the Bacillus subtilis PO270 isolated from wheat rhizosphereRobert Zarnowski
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Agricultural University, Wrocław, Poland
Pol J Microbiol 53:267-72. 2004..These structural changes represent re-arrangement of membranes, which keeps the bacterial cell fit during growth and counteracts the effects of the changing environment...
- Heterogeneous selection in a spatially structured environment affects fitness tradeoffs of plasmid carriage in pseudomonadsFrances R Slater
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR, United Kingdom
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:3189-97. 2008....