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Dr Colin Berry 

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Berry, C. and Board, J. A protein in the palm of your hand through augmented reality Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ. In Press.

Palma, L., Muñoz, D., Berry, C., Murillo, J. and Caballero, P. (2014) Draft genome sequences of two Bacillus thuringiensis strains and characterization of a putative 41.9-kDa insecticidal protein Toxins 6: 1490-1504

Vidal-Quist, J.C., O’Sullivan, L.A., Desert, A., Fivian-Hughes, A.S., Millet, C., Jones, T.H., Weightman, A.J., Rogers, H.J., Berry, C. and Mahenthiralingam, E. (2014) Arabidopsis thaliana and Pisum sativum models demonstrate that root colonization is an intrinsic trait of Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteria. Microbiology 160: 373-384

Wirth, M.C., Berry, C., Walton, W.E. and Federici, B.A. (2014) Mtx toxins from Lysinibacillus sphaericus enhance mosquitocidal Cry-toxin activity and supress Cry-resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 115: 62-67

Vidal-Quist, J.C., Rogers, H.J., Mahenthiralingam, E. and Berry, C. (2013) Bacillus thuringiensis colonises plant roots in a phylogeny-dependent manner FEMS Microbiology Ecology  86: 474-489

Pereira, E., Ronchi Teles, B., Soares Martins, E., Botelho Praça, L., Santos, A., Ramos, F., Berry, C. and Monnerat, R.(2013) Comparative toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner strains to larvae of Simuliidae (Insecta: Diptera) Bt Research 4:8-13

 Kuadkitkan, A., Smith, D.R. and Berry, C. (2012) Investigation of the Cry4B-prohibitin interaction in Aedes aegypti cells. Curr. Microbiol. 65:446-454

Monnerat, R., Martins, E., Praça, L., Dumas, V. and Berry, C. (2012) Activity of a Brazilian strain of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, against the cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boheman, 1843) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Neotrop. Entomol. 41:62-67.

Berry, C (2013) Metrics-based assessments of research: incentives for ‘institutional plagiarism’? Sci. Eng. Ethics 19:337-340

Berry, C (2012) The bacterium Lysinibacillus sphaericus as an insect pathogen J. Invertebr. Pathol. 109:1-10 

Guerra, Y, Valiente, P.A., Berry, C., and Pons, T. (2012) Predicting functional residues of the Solanum lycopersicum aspartic protease inhibitor (SLAPI) by combining sequence and structural analysis with molecular docking. J. Mol. Model. 18: 2673-2687 

McKay, P.B. Peters, M.B., Carta, G., Flood, C.T., Dempsey, E., Bell, A., Berry, C., Lloyd, D.G. and Fayne, E.D (2011) Identification of plasmepsin inhibitors as selective antimalarial agents using ligand based drug design. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 21: 3335-3341

Opota, O., Gauthier, N.C., Doye, A., Berry, C., Gounon, P., Lemichez, E. and Pauron, D. (2011) Bacillus sphaericus binary toxin toxin elicits host cell autophagy as a response to intoxication. PLoS One 6: e14682

White, R.E., Powell, D.J. and Berry, C. (2011) HIV proteinase inhibitors target the Ddi1-like protein of Leishmania parasites. FASEB J. 25: 1729-1736

White, R.E., Dickinson, J.R., Powell, D.J. and Berry, C. (2011) The retroviral proteinase active site and the N-terminus of Ddi1 are required for repression of protein secretion.FEBS Lett 585: 139-142

Berry, C. and Baker, M.D. (2010) Inside protein structures: teaching in three dimensions. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ. 38: 425-429.

Melatti, V.M., Praça, L.B., Martins, E.S., Sujii, E., Berry, C. and Monnerat, R.G. (2010) Selection of Bacillus thuringiensis Strains Toxic Against Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae) BioAssay 5: 1-4.

Padrón-García, J.A., Alonso Tarajano, M., Alonso Becerra, E., Winterburn, T.J., Ruiz, Y., Kay, J. and Berry, C. (2009) Quantitative structure activity relationship of IA3-like peptides as aspartic proteinase inhibitors. Proteins 75: 859-869.

Monnerat, R.G., Soares, C.M., Capdeville, G., Jones, G., Martins, E.S., Praça, L., Cordeiro, B.A., Braz, S.V., dos Santos, R.C. and Berry, C. (2009) Translocation and insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria living inside of plants. Microbial Biotechnol. 2: 512-520.

de Melo, J.V. Jones, G.W., Berry, C., Teixeira Vasconcelos, R.H., Fontes de Oliveira, C.M., Freire Furtado, A., Alves Peixoto, C. and Neves Lobo Silva-Filha, M.H. (2009) Cry48Aa/Cry49Aa binary toxin from Bacillus sphaericus displays cytopathological effects on susceptible and binary toxin-resistant Culex quinquefasciatus larvae. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 4782-4789.

Abdoarrahem, M.M., Gammon, K., Dancer, B.N., and Berry, C. (2009) A genetic basis for the alkaline-activation of germination in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.  75: 6410-6413.

Hu, X., Fan, W., Han, B., Liu, H., Zheng, D., Li, Q., Dong, W., Yan, J., Gao, M., Berry, C. and Yuan, Z. (2008) Complete genome sequences of the mosquitocidal bacterium Bacillus sphaericus C3-41 and comparisons with closely related Bacillus species. J. Bacteriol. 190: 2892-2902.

Jones, G.W., Wirth, M.C., Monnerat, R.G. and Berry, C. (2008) The Cry48Aa-Cry49Aa binary toxin from Bacillus sphaericus exhibits highly-restricted target specificity. Environ. Microbiol. 10: 2418-2424.

Jones, G.W., Nielsen-Leroux, C., Yang, Y., Yuan, Z., Fiúza Dumas, V., Gomes Monnerat, R. and Berry, C. (2007) A new Cry toxin with a unique two-component dependency from Bacillus sphaericus. FASEB J. 21: 4112-4120. 

de Maagd, R., Bravo, A., Berry, C., Crickmore, N. and Schnepf, E.H. (2003) Structure, diversity and evolution of protein toxins from spore-forming Entomopathogenic bacteria. Ann. Rev. Genet. 37: 409-433.

Berry, C., O’Neil, S., Ben-Dov, E., Jones, A.F., Murphy, L., Quail, M.A., Harris, D., Zaritsky, A. and Parkhill, J.  (2002) The complete sequence and organization of pBtoxis, the toxin-coding plasmid of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 5082-5095

Coombs, G.H., Goldberg, D.E., Klemba, M., Berry, C., Kay, J. and Mottram, J.C.  (2001) Aspartic proteases of Plasmodium falciparum and other parasitic protozoa as drug targets. Trends Parasitol. 17: 532-537.