Publications

*mentored undergraduate student

Jia, B., Raphenya, A. R., Alcock, B., Waglechner, N., Guo, P., Tsang, K. K., Lago, B. A., Dave, B. M., Pereira, S., Sharma, A. N., Doshi, S., Courtot, M., Lo, R., Williams, L. E., Frye, J. G., Elsayegh, T., Sardar, D., Westman, E. L., Pawlowski, A. C., Johnson, T. A., Brinkman, F. S. L., Wright, G. D., and A. G. McArthur. 2017. CARD 2017: expansion and model-centric curation of the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 45(D1):D566-D573. First published online October 26, 2016. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1004

L. E. Williams and J. J. Wernegreen. 2015. Genome evolution in an ancient bacteria-ant symbiosis: parallel gene loss among Blochmannia spanning the origin of the ant tribe Camponotini. PeerJ. 3:e881.

Milner, D. S., R. Till, I. Cadby, A. L. Lovering, S. M. Basford, E. B. Saxon, S. Liddell, L. E. Williams, and R. E. Sockett. 2014. Ras GTPase-like protein MglA, a controller of bacterial social-motility in Myxobacteria, has evolved to control bacterial predation by Bdellovibrio. PLOS Genet. 10(4);e1004253.

Williams, L. E. and J. J. Wernegreen. 2013. Sequence context of indel mutations and their effect on protein evolution in a bacterial endosymbiont. Genome Biol. Evol. 5(3):599-605. First published online March 7, 2013.

Williams, L. E., J. Wireman, V. C. Hilliard*, and A. O. Summers. 2013. Large plasmids of Escherichia coli and Salmonella encode highly diverse arrays of accessory genes on common replicon families. Plasmid. 69:36-48. First published online August 23, 2012.

Hobley, L., T. R. Lerner, L. E. Williams, C. Lambert, R. Till, D. S. Milner, S. M. Basford, M. J. Capeness, A. K. Fenton, R. J. Atterbury, M. A. T. S. Harris, and R. E. Sockett. 2012. Genome analysis of a simultaneously predatory and prey-independent, novel Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus from the River Tiber, supports in silico predictions of both ancient and recent lateral gene transfer from diverse bacteria. BMC Genomics. 13:670.

Williams, L. E. and J. J. Wernegreen. 2012. Purifying selection, sequence composition and context-specific indel mutations shape intraspecific variation in a bacterial endosymbiont. Genome Biol. Evol. 4(1):44-51. First published online November 24, 2011.

Williams, L. E. and J. J. Wernegreen. 2010. Unprecedented loss of ammonia assimilation capability in a urease-encoding bacterial mutualist. BMC Genomics. 11:687.

Williams, L. E., C. Detter, K. Barry, A. Lapidus, and A. O. Summers. 2006. Facile recovery of individual high-molecular-weight, low-copy-number natural plasmids for genomic sequencing. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72(7):4899-4906.

Lee, M. K., L. E. Williams, D. W. Warnock, and B. A. Arthington-Skaggs. 2004. Drug resistance genes and trailing growth in Candida albicans. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 53:217-224