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Hart, K.M., Moran, B.W., Kouloumbos, V., Kelleher, B.P., Oppenheimer, S.F., Allen, C.C.R., Kulakov, L.A., Simpson, A.J., Barron, L. (2013). CO uptake by a soil microcosm.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Vol. 57, 01.02.2013, p. 615-624.

Hart, Kris M., Kulakova, Anna N., Allen, Christopher C.R., Simpson, Andre J., Oppenheimer, Seth F., Masoom, Hussain; Courtier-Murias, Denis; Soong, Ronald; Kulakov, Leonid A., Flanagan, Paul V., Murphy, Brian T, Kelleher, Brian P. (2013). Tracking the Fate of Microbially Sequestered Carbon Dioxide in Soil Organic Matter.  Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 47, No. 10: 21.05.2013, p. 5128-5137.

Hart, Kris M., Oppenheimer, Seth F., Moran, Brian W. , Allen, Christopher C. R. , Kouloumbos, Vassilis, Simpson, Andre J., Kulakov, Leonid A., Barron, Leon; Kelleher, Brian P. (2013). CO2 uptake by a soil microcosm.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Vol. 57, 02.2013, p. 615-624.

Harrington, C., D el Casale, Antonio; Kennedy, J., Neve, H., Picton, B.E., Mooij, M.J., O'Gara, F., Kulakov, Leonid; Larkin, Mike; Dobson, A.D.W. (2012). Evidence of bacteriophage-mediated horizontal transfer of bacterial 16S rRNA genes in the viral metagenome of the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis.  Microbiology (United Kingdom), Vol. 158, No. 11: 11.2012, p. 2789-2795.

Glukhov, Anatoly S., Krutilina, Antonina I., Shlyapnikov, Michael G., Severinov, Konstantin; Lavysh, Daria; Kochetkov, Vladimir V., McGrath, John; de Leeuwe, Colin; Shaburova, Olga V., Krylov, Victor N., Akulenko, Natalia V., Kulakov, Leonid. (2012). Genomic Analysis of Pseudomonas putida Phage tf with Localized Single-Strand DNA Interruptions.  PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 12: e51163, 07.12.2012.

Stewart, Linda D., McNair, James; McCallan, Lyanne; Thompson, Suzan; Kulakov, Leonid A., Grant, Irene R. (2012). Production and Evaluation of Antibodies and Phage Display-Derived Peptide Ligands for Immunomagnetic Separation of Mycobacterium bovis.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 50, No. 5: 05.2012, p. 1598-1605.

D el Casale, Antonio; Flanagan, Paul; Larkin, Mike; Allen, Christopher; Kulakov, Leonid. (2011). Analysis of transduction in wastewater bacterial populations by targeting the phage-derived 16S rRNA gene sequences.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Vol. 76, No. 1: 04.2011, p. 100-108.

D el Casale, Antonio; Flanagan, Paul; Larkin, Mike; Allen, Christopher; Kulakov, Leonid. (2011). Extent and variation of phage-borne bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences in wastewater environments.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 77, No. 15: 08.2011, p. 5529-5532.

Ceyssens, P.J., Glonti, T., Kropinski, N.M., Lavigne, R., Chanishvili, N., Kulakov, Leonid; Lashkhi, N., Tediashvili, M., Merabishvili, M. (2011). Phenotypic and genotypic variations within a single bacteriophage species.  Virology Journal, Vol. 8, 134: 23.03.2011.

Boyd, Derek; Sharma, Narain; Stevenson, Paul; Blain, M., McRoberts, C., Hamilton, John; Argudo, J.M., Mundi, H., Kulakov, Leonid; Allen, Christopher. (2011). Dioxygenase-catalysed cis-dihydroxylation of meta-substituted phenols to yield cyclohexenone cis-diol and derived enantiopure cis-triol metabolites.  Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol. 9, No. 5: 01.03.2011, p. 1479-1490.

Doherty, Rory; Kulessa, Bernd; Ferguson, Andrew; Larkin, Mike; Kulakov, Leonid; Kalin, Bob. (2010). A microbial fuel cell in contaminated ground delineated by electrical self-potential and normalized induced polarization data.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, Vol. 115, No. G3: G00G08, 09.2010.

Kulakov, L.A., Ksenzenko, V.N., Shlyapnikov, M.G., Kochetkov, V.V., del Casale, A., Allen, C.C.R., Larkin, M.J., Ceyssens, P-J., Lavigne, R. (2009). Genomes of "phiKMV-like viruses" of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contain localized single-strand interruptions.  Virology, 391: 1-4.

Kulakova, A.N., Kulakov, L.A., Villareal-Chiu, J.F., Gilbert, J.A., McGrath, J.W., Quinn, J.P. (2009). Expression of the Phosphonoalanine-degradative gene cluster from Variovorax sp. Pal2 is induced by growth on phosphonoalanine and phoshonopyruvate.  FEMS Microbiol Lett, 292: 100-106.

Kulakova, A.N., Kulakov, L.A., McGrath, J.W., Quinn, J.P. (2009). The construction of a whole-cell biosensor for phosphonoacetate, based on the LysR-like transcriptional regulator PhnR from Pseudomonas fluorescens 23F.  Microbial Biotechnology, 2: 234-240.

Ferguson, A., Huang, W., Lawson, K., Doherty, R., Gilbert, O., Dickson, K., Whiteley, A., Kulakov, L.A., Thompson I., Kalin R., Larkin M. (2007). Microbial analysis of soil and groundwater from a gasworks site and comparison to a sequenced biological reactive barrier process (SEREBAR).  J Appl Microbiol, 102: 1227-1238.

Allen, C.C.R., Kulakov, L.A. (2007). "Catechols" - Bacterial process for the preparation of catechols.  UK British Patent Application. 0623713.5., British patent submission date: 28 Nov 2006. International Patent Application No PCT/GB2007/004515 The Queen's University of Belfast; this Application was published by the International Bureau on 5 June 2008 under Publication No WO2008/065367.

Larkin, M.J., Allen, C.C.R. and Kulakov, L.A. (2006). Biodegradation by members of the genus Rhodococcus - biochemistry, physiology and genetic adaptation.  Advances in Applied Microbiology, vol 59.

Kulakov, L.A., Chen, S., Allen, C.C.R. and Larkin, M.J. (2005). Web-type evolution of Rhodococcus gene clusters associated with utilization of naphthalene.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(4): 1754-1764.

McGrath, J.W., Kulakova, A.N., Kulakov, L.A. and Quinn, J.P. (2005). In vitro detection and characterisation of a polyphosphate synthesising activity in the yeast Candida humicola G-1.  Res Microbiol. 156(4): 485-491.

Larkin, M.J., Kulakov, L.A. and Allen, C.C.R. (2005). Biodegradation and Rhodococcus - masters of catabolic versatility.  Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 16(3), 282 - 290.

Kulakova, A.N., Wisdom, G.B., Kulakov, L.A., and Quinn, J.P. (2003). The purification and characterization of phosphonopyruvate hydrolase, a novel carbon-phosphorus bond cleavage enzyme from Variovorax sp. Pal2.  Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278: 23426-23431.

Kulakov, L.A., McAlister, M.B., Ogden, K.L., Larkin, M.J. and O'Hanlon, J.F. (2002). Analysis of bacteria contaminating ultrapure water in industrial systems.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68(4): 1548-1555.

McAlister, M.B., Kulakov, L.A., Ogden, K.L., Larkin, M.J. and O'Hanlon, J.F. (2002). Survival and Behavior of Bacteria in Ultrapure Water.  J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotech., 29(2): 75 - 82.

Boyd, D.R., Sharma, N.D., Ljubez, V., Byrne, B.E., Shepherd, S.D., Allen, C.C.R., Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J. and Dalton, H. (2002). Tandem enzyme-catalysed oxidations of alkyl phenyl sulfides and alkyl benzenes: enantiocomplementary routes to chiral phenols.  Chem. Commun. (Camb), (7)17: 1914-1915.

Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J. (2002). Genetic organization of Rhodococcus. P. 15 - 46. In A. Danchin (ed.) Genomics of GC-Rich Gram-Positive Bacteria.  Caister Academic Press. Norfolk. UK.

McAlister, M.B., Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J. and Ogden, K.L. (2001). Analysis of bacterial contamination in different sections of a high-purity water system.  Ultrapure Water, 18(1): 18-26.

Kulakova, A.N., Kulakov, L.A., Akulenko, N.V., Ksenzenko, V.N., Hamilton, J.T. and Quinn, J.P. (2001). Structural and functional analysis of the phosphonoacetate hydrolase (phnA) gene region in Pseudomonas fluorescens 23F.  Journal of Bacteriology, 183: 3268-3275.

Kulakov, L.A., Allen, C.C.R., Lipscomb, D.A. and Larkin, M.J. (2000). Cloning and characterization of a novel cis-naphthalene dihydrodiol dehydrogenase gene (narB) from Rhodococcus sp. NCIMB12038.  FEMS Microbiology Letters, 182: 327-331.

Poelarends, G.J., Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J., van Hylckama Vlieg, J.E.T. and Janssen, D.B. (2000). Roles of horizontal gene transfer and gene integration in evolution of 1,3-dichloropropene- and 1,2-dibromoethane-degradative pathways.  Journal of Bacteriology, 182(8): 2191-2199.

Poelarends, G.J., Zandstra, M., Bosma, T., Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J., Julian, R., Marchesi, J.R., Weightman, A.J., and Janssen, D.B. (2000). Haloalkane-Utilizing Rhodococcus strains isolated from geographically distinct locations possess a highly conserved gene cluster encoding haloalkane catabolism.  Journal of Bacteriology, 182: 2725-2731.

Irvine, V.A., Kulakov, L.A. and Larkin, M.J. (2000). The diversity of extradiol dioxygenase (edo) genes in cresol degrading rhodococci from creosote-contaminated site that express a wide range of degradative abilities.  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 78: 341-352.

Larkin, M.J., Allen, C.C.R., Kulakov, L.A. and Lipscomb, D.A. (1999). Purification and characterisation of a novel naphthalene dioxygenase from Rhodococcus sp strain NCIMB12038.  Journal of Bacteriology, 181: 6200-6204.

Coulter, C., Hamilton, J.T.G., McRoberts, W.C., Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J. and Harper, D.B. (1999). Halomethane: Bisulphide/Halide ion methyltransferase, an unusual corinoid enzyme of environmental significance isolated from an aerobic methylotroph using chloromethane as the sole carbon source.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 65 No10: 4301-4312.

Kulakov, L.A., Poelarends, G.J., Janssen, D.B. and Larkin, M.J. (1999). Characterization of IS2112, a new insertion sequence from Rhodococcus, and its relationship with mobile elements belonging to the IS110 family.  Microbiology, 145: 561-568.

Kulakov, L.A., Delcroix, V. A., Larkin, M.J., Ksenzenko, V.N. and Kulakova, A. N. (1998). Cloning of new Rhodococcus extradiol dioxygenase genes and study of their distribution in different Rhodococcus strains.  Microbiology, 144: 955-963.

Larkin, M.J., De Mot, R., Kulakov, L.A. and Nagy, I. (1998). Applied aspects of Rhodococcus genetics.  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 74: 133-153 (Review).

Kulakova, A.N., Larkin, M.J. & Kulakov, L.A. (1997). The plasmid-located haloalkane dehalogenase gene from Rhodococcus rhodochrous NCIMB13064.  Microbiology, 143: 109-115.

Kulakova, A.N., Kulakov, L.A. and Quinn, J.P. (1997). Cloning of the phosphonoacetate hydrolase gene from Pseudomonas fluorescens 23F encoding a new type of carbon-phosphorus bond cleaving enzyme and its expression in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas putida.  Gene, 195: 49-53.

Kulakov, L.A., Larkin, M.J. and Kulakova, A.N. (1997). Cryptic plasmid pKA22 isolated from the naphthalene degrading derivative of Rhodococcus rhodochrous NCIMB13064.  Plasmid, 38: 61-69.

Kulakova, A.N., Reid, K.A., Larkin, M.J., Allen, C.C.R. and Kulakov, L.A. (1996). Isolation of Rhodococcus rhodochrous NCIMB13064 derivatives with new biodegradative abilities.  FEMS Microbiology Letters, 145: 227-231.

Kulakova, A.N., Stafford, T.M., Larkin, M.J. and Kulakov, L.A. (1995). Plasmid pRTL1 controlling 1-chloroalkane degradation by Rhodococcus rhodochrous NCIMB13064.  Plasmid, 33: 208-217.