Recommended Readings: Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D.; April 3, 2009

Friday Lecture Series

“Eavesdropping on Bacterial Conversations”

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D.

Squibb Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

April 3, 2009

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Articles:

Hammer, B. K., and B. L. Bassler. 2009. Distinct sensory pathways in Vibrio cholerae El Tor and classical biotypes modulate cyclic dimeric GMP levels to control biofilm formation. Journal of Bacteriology. 91(1): 169-177.


Hammer, B.K., Bassler, B.L. 2007. Regulatory small RNAs circumvent the conventional quorum sensing pathway in pandemic Vibrio cholerae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104(27): 11145-11149.


Higgins, D. A., M. E. Pomianek, C. M. Kraml, R. K. Taylor, M. F. Semmelhack, and B. L. Bassler. 2007. The major Vibrio cholerae autoinducer and its role in virulence factor production. Nature. 450 (7171): 883-886.


Neiditch, M. B., M. J. Federle, A. J. Pompeani, R. C. Kelly, D. L. Swem, P. D. Jeffrey, B. L. Bassler, and F. M. Hughson. 2006. Ligand-induced asymmetry in histidine sensor kinase complex regulates quorum sensing. Cell. 126 (6): 1095-1108.


Svenningsen, S. L., K. C. Tu, and B. L. Bassler. 2009. Gene dosage compensation calibrates four regulatory RNAs to control Vibrio cholerae quorum sensing. EMBO Journal. 28 (4): 429-439.


Waters, C. M., and B. L. Bassler. 2006. The Vibrio harveyi quorum-sensing system uses shared regulatory components to discriminate between multiple autoinducers. Genes and Development. 20(19): 2754-2767.


Waters, C. M., W. Lu, J. D. Rabinowitz, and B. L. Bassler. 2008. Quorum sensing controls biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae through modulation of cyclic di-GMP levels and repression of vpsT. Journal of Bacteriology. 190(7): 2527-2536.