Bacteriophage Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology

Stephen T. Abedon

Stephen T. Abedon

Associate Professor.
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1990.


Bacteriophage Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology

Bacteriophage, or phage, are the viruses of bacteria. I am interested especially in phage adaptation: How phages can and have optimized their characteristics toward meeting the challenges of growth and survival. My research consists of a combination of theoretical and empirical analyses of phage population growth, and structure, as it occurs within both broth and semi-solid environments. My overall goal is to develop a more-complete theoretical understanding of the constraints acting on phage evolution.

Recent Publications

Calendar, R., Abedon, S.T. (eds) (in press). The Bacteriophages . Second Edition.

Abedon, S.T. (in press). Phage ecology. The Bacteriophages . Second Edition.

Abedon, S.T., Culler, R.R. (2007). Bacteriophage Evolution Given Spatial Constraint. Journal of Theoretical Biology, in press.

Abedon, S.T. (2006). Phage Ecology. In R. Calendar & S.T. Abedon (eds): The Bacteriophages Edition 2, Oxford University Press, pp. 37-46.

Abedon, S.T., LeJeune, J.T. (2005). Why Bacteriophage Encode Exotoxins and Other Virulence Factors. Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online 1:97-110.

Breitbart, M., Rohwer, F., Abedon, S.T. (2005). Phage Ecology and Bacterial Pathogenesis. In M.K. Waldor, D.I. Friedman, & S.L. Adhya (eds): Phages: Their Role in Bacterial Pathogenesis and Biotechnology, ASM Press, Washington, DC, pp. 66-91.

LeJeune J.T, Abedon, S.T., Takemura, K., Christie, N.P. and Sreevatsan, Human S. (2004). Escherichia coliO157:H7-Genetic marker in isolates of bovine origin. Emerging Infect. Dis. 10:1482-1485.

Goodridge, L., Abedon, S.T. (2003). Bacteriophage Biocontrol and Bioprocessing: Application of Phage Therapy to Industry. SIM News , 53:254-262. Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T. , Hyman, P., Thomas, C. (2003). Bacteriophage Latent-Period Evolution as a Response to Bacteria Availability: An Experimental Examination. Applied and Environmental Microbiology , 69:7499-7506. Click for PDF

Gill, J.J., Abedon, S.T. (2003). Bacteriophage Ecology and Plants. APSnet Feature , November 2003, . Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T. , Herschler, T. D., Stopar, D. (2001). Bacteriophage latent-period evolution as a response to resource availability. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67:4233-4241. Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T. (2000). The murky origin of Snow White and her T-even Dwarfs. Genetics 155:481-486. Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T. (1999). Resistance to lysis-inhibition collapse. Genetical Research 74:1-11. Click for PDF

Paddison, P., Gailbreath, K., Dressman, H., Abedon, S.T. , Mosser, E., Neitzel, J., Guttman, B., Kutter, E. (1998) Lysis inhibition and fine-structure genetics in bacteriophage T4. Genetics. 148:1539-1550. Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T. (1994). Lysis and the interaction between free phages and infected cells. The Molecular Biology of Bacteriophage T4. Jim D. Karam, John W. Drake, Kenneth N. Kreuzer, Gisela Mosig, Dwight Hall, Frederick A. Eiserling, Lindsay W. Black, Elizabeth Kutter, Karin Carlson, Eric S. Miller, Eleanor Spicer (eds). Washington, DC ASM Press. pp. 397-405 Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T.(1992). Lysis of lysis-inhibited bacteriophage T4 infected cells. Journal of Bacteriology 174:8073-8080. Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T.(1990). Selection for lysis-inhibition in bacteriophage. Journal of Theoretical Biology 146:501-511. Click for PDF

Abedon, S.T. (1989). Selection for bacteriophage latent period length by bacterial density: A theoretical examination. Microbial Ecology 18:79-88. Click for PDF

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