Transcriptome analysis of oral bacterial pathogens

  • Head of Laboratory Professor Eric Reynolds

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  • Project Details

    We are analyzing the effects of growth as a bacterial biofilm and the growth in a polymicrobial biofilm on gene expression by Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola using DNA microarray analysis. These bacteria cause disease by growing as a consortium withTanerella forsythiain a polymicrobial biofilm. There is a degree of cooperativity between these bacteria that we are investigating by transcriptome analysis. These projects include the development of novel culture techniques for these Gram-negative obligate anaerobes.

    Research Group

    Oral Biology Research Group

    Faculty Research Themes

    Infection and Immunology

    School Research Themes

    Oral Infection and Immunity

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    Department / Centre

    Melbourne Dental School

    Unit / Centre

    Oral Biology Research Group

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