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Indiana University Bloomington

Peter CherbasDean Rowe-magnus

Associate Professor, Biology

Office: Jordan Hall 142

Phone: 812/ 855-8514

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B.Sc., University of Ottawa, 1991
M.Sc., University of Toronto, 1994
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1998
Postdoctoral Training, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 2002 


Bacterial adaptation and evolution via Integrons; biofilm formation; c-di-GMP signalling pathways and the regulation of gene expression.

Representative Publications

Neiman J, Guo Y, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2011. Chitin-induced carbotype conversion in Vibrio vulnificus. Infect Immun. 79(8):3195-203.

Nakhamchik A, Wilde C, Chong H, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2010. Evidence for the horizontal transfer of an unusual capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis locus in marine bacteria. Infect Immun. 78(12):5214-22.

Brown HLD, Cherbas L, Cherbas P, Truman JW. 2005. Use of time-lapse imaging and dominant negative receptors to dissect the steroid receptor control of neuronal remodeling in Drosophila. Development 133: 275-285.

Guo Y, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2010. Identification of a c-di-GMP-regulated polysaccharide locus governing stress resistance and biofilm and rugose colony formation in Vibrio vulnificus. Infect Immun. 78(3):1390-402.

Rowe-Magnus DA. 2009. Integrase-directed recovery of functional genes from genomic libraries. Nucleic Acids Res. 37(17):e118.

Vinogradov E, Wilde C, Anderson EM, Nakhamchik A, Lam JS, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2009. Structure of the lipopolysaccharide core of Vibrio vulnificus type strain 27562. Carbohydr Res. 344(4):484-90.

Nakhamchik A, Wilde C, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2008. Cyclic-di-GMP regulates extracellular polysaccharide production, biofilm formation, and rugose colony development by Vibrio vulnificus. Appl Environ Microbiol. 74(13):4199-209.

Nakhamchik A, Wilde C, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2007. Identification of a Wzy polymerase required for group IV capsular polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis in Vibrio vulnificus. Infect Immun. 75(12):5550-8.

Szekeres S, Dauti M, Wilde C, Mazel D, Rowe-Magnus DA. 2007. Chromosomal toxin-antitoxin loci can diminish large-scale genome reductions in the absence of selection. Mol Microbiol. 63(6):1588-605.

Demarre G, Guerout AM, Matsumoto-Mashimo C, Rowe-Magnus DA, Marliere P, Mazel D. 2005. A new family of mobilizable suicide plasmids based on broad host range R388 plasmid (IncW) and RP4 plasmid (IncPalpha) conjugative machineries and their cognate Escherichia coli host strains. Res Microbiol. 156(2):245-55.

Rowe-Magnus DA, Guerout AM, Biskri L, Bouige P, Mazel D. 2003. Comparative analysis of superintegrons: engineering extensive genetic diversity in the Vibrionaceae. Genome Res. 13(3):428-42.

Rowe-Magnus DA, Mazel D. 2002. The role of integrons in antibiotic resistance gene capture. Int J Med Microbiol. 292(2):115-25.

Rowe-Magnus DA, Guerout AM, Mazel D. 2002. Bacterial resistance evolution by recruitment of super-integron gene cassettes. Mol Microbiol. 43(6):1657-69.

Rowe-Magnus DA, Guerout AM, Ploncard P, Dychinco B, Davies J, Mazel D. 2001. The evolutionary history of chromosomal super-integrons provides an ancestry for multiresistant integrons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 98(2):652-7.

Rowe-Magnus DA, Mazel D. 2001. Integrons: natural tools for bacterial genome evolution. Curr Opin Microbiol. 4(5):565-9.