Wesley Loftie-Eaton

Wesley Loftie-Eaton
University of Idaho | UID · Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST)

PhD (Molecular Microbiology)

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Additional affiliations
April 2010 - December 2011
Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics
Position
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
April 2010 - present
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
January 2006 - present
Stellenbosch University
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (16)
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By characterizing the trajectories of antibiotic resistance gene transfer in bacterial communities such as the gut microbiome, we will better understand the factors that influence this spread of resistance. Our aim was to investigate the host network of a multi-drug resistance broad-host-range plasmid in the culturable gut microbiome of zebrafish....
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By characterizing the trajectories of antibiotic resistance gene transfer in bacterial communities such as the gut microbiome, we will better understand the factors that influence this spread of resistance. Our aim was to investigate the host network of a multi-drug resistance broad-host-range plasmid in the culturable gut microbiome of zebrafish....
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Horizontal gene transfer mediated by broad-host-range plasmids is an important mechanism of antibiotic resistance spread. While not all bacteria maintain plasmids equally well, plasmid persistence can improve over time, yet no general evolutionary mechanisms have emerged. Our goal was to identify these mechanisms and to assess if adaptation to one...
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Antibiotic selection drives adaptation of antibiotic resistance plasmids to new bacterial hosts, but the molecular mechanisms are still poorly understood. We previously showed that a broad-host-range plasmid was poorly maintained in Shewanella oneidensis, but rapidly adapted through mutations in the replication initiation gene trfA1. Here we examin...
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The World Health Organization has declared the emergence of antibiotic resistance to be a global threat to human health. Broad-host-range plasmids have a key role in causing this health crisis because they transfer multiple resistance genes to a wide range of bacteria. To limit the spread of antibiotic resistance we need to gain insight into the me...
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We report the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. nov. H2, isolated from creek sediment in Moscow, ID, USA. The strain is most closely related to Pseudomonas putida. However, it has a slightly smaller genome that appears to have been impacted by horizontal gene transfer and poorly maintains IncP-1 plasmids.
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The maintenance of a plasmid in the absence of selection for plasmid-encoded genes is not guaranteed. Plasmid persistence can however evolve under selective conditions. Studying the molecular mechanisms behind the evolution of plasmid persistence is key to understanding how plasmids are maintained under non-selective conditions. Given the current c...
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We report the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas moraviensis R28-S, isolated from the municipal wastewater treatment plant of Moscow, ID. The strain carries a native mercury resistance plasmid, poorly maintains introduced IncP-1 antibiotic resistance plasmids, and has been useful for studying the evolution of plasmid host range and stability.
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We report the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas moraviensis R28-S, isolated from the municipal wastewater treatment plant of Moscow, ID. The strain carries a native mercury resistance plasmid, poorly maintains introduced IncP-1 antibiotic resistance plasmids, and has been useful for studying the evolution of plasmid host range and stability.
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Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius is a Gram-positive, thermophilic bacterium capable of ethanologenic fermentation of both C5 and C6 sugars and may have possible use for commercial bioethanol production (Tang et al., 2008; Taylor et al., 2009). Little is known about the physiological changes that accompany a switch from aerobic (high redox) to microa...
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Plasmids of IncQ-family are distinguished by having a unique strand-displacement mechanism of replication that is capable of functioning in a wide variety of bacterial hosts. In addition, these plasmids are highly mobilizable and therefore very promiscuous. Common features of the replicons have been used to identify IncQ-family plasmids in DNA sequ...
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Plasmids pRAS3.1 and pRAS3.2 are natural variants of the IncQ-2 plasmid family, that except for two differences, have identical plasmid backbones. Plasmid pRAS3.1 has four 22-bp iterons in its oriV region, while pRAS3.2 has only three 6-bp repeats and pRAS3.1 has five 6-bp repeats in the promoter region of the mobB-mobA/repB genes and pRAS3.2 has o...
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Plasmids pRAS3.1 and pRAS3.2 are two closely related, natural variants of the IncQ-2 plasmid family that have identical plasmid backbones except for two differences. Plasmid pRAS3.1 has five 6-bp repeat sequences in the promoter region of the mobB gene and four 22-bp iterons in its oriV region, whereas pRAS3.2 has only four 6-bp repeats and three 2...
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Two isogenic plasmids, pRAS3.1 (11,851-bp) and pRAS3.2 (11,823-bp), were identified as tetracycline resistance plasmids occurring within Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida and atypical A. salmonicida subsp. salmonicida strains that were isolated from salmon aquaculture farms in Norway (L'Abee-Lund and Sorum, 2002). Although...

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