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Publications (since 2005)

Published Book Chapters

  1. Jiwaji, M, Matcher, GF and RA Dorrington*. (2014) Understanding the unseen majority around us: an overview of microbiological technologies.   In “Bioinformatics and Data Analysis in Microbiology” Tastan-Bishop, O (Ed).  Horizon press. pp 1-23
  2. Matcher, GF,Dorrington, RA and Burton SG* (2012) Enzymatic production of enantiospecific amino acids from mono-substituted hydantoin substrates In “Unnatural Amino Acids”, Vol794, of Methods in Molecular Biology. Pollegioni, L. and Servi, S. (Eds): pp 37-54
  3. Dorrington, RA*, Gorbalenya, AE, Gordon, KHJ, Lauber, C and VK Ward.  (2011) Tetraviridae.  In: “Virus Taxonomy. AMQ King, MJ Adams, EB. Carstens, and Elliot J. Lefkowitz, (Eds) Oxford: Elsevier, , pp. 1091-1102
  4. Dorrington, RA* and JR Short (2010) The Tetraviruses. In "The Insect Viruses." K Johnson and S Asgari, (Eds). Caister Academic Press, (UK). pp 283 -  305

Published Journal Articles       Mez, Gwyn, put your additional papers in here – underline your names

  1. Mendes, A, Vlok, M, Short, JR, Matsui, T and RA Dorrington* (2015)  An encapsidated viral protein and its role in RNA packaging by a non-enveloped animal RNA virus.  Virology 476:323–333.
  2. Perissinotto, R, Bornman, TG, Steyn, P-P, Miranda, NAF,  Dorrington, RA, Matcher, GF, Strydom, N and N Peer. Tufa stromatolite ecosystems on the South African south coast.  SA J. Sci. 110(9/10):1-8.
  3. Amemiya, CT*, Dorrington, RA and A Meyer (2014) The coelacanth and its genome.  JEZ Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 322: 317-321. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22521
    1. Bowker, ML, Molwantwa, JB, Gilfillin, J, Dorrington, R, Kirby, R and PD Rose* (2013) Development of a gradient tube method for examining microbial population structures in floating sulphur biofilms.  Water SA 39 (4):523-528
    2. Matcher, GF, Jiwaji, J, de la mare, JA, and RA Dorrington* (2013) Complex pathways for regulation of pyrimidine metabolism by carbon catabolite repression and quorum sensing in Pseudomonas putida RU-KM3S.  Applied Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97: 5993-6007. doi: 10.1007/s00253-013-4862-5
    3. Short, JR, Nakayinga, R, Walter, CT, Huhges, GE and RA Dorrington* (2013).  Providence virus (Family: Carmotetraviridae) replicates vRNA in association with the Golgi apparatus and secretory vesicles.  J. Gen. Virol. 94: 1073-1078. doi:10.1099/vir.0.048561-0
    4. Amemiya, CT*, Alföldi, J*, Lee, AP, Fan, S, Brinkmann, H, MacCallum, I, Braasch, I, Manousaki5, T, Schneider, S, Rohner1, N, Organ1, C, Chalopin1, D, Smith, JJ, Robinson1, M, Dorrington, RA, Gerdol1, M, Aken, B, Assunta Biscotti, M, Barucca, M, Baurain1, D,  Berlin, AM, Blatch, GL, Buonocore, F Burmester, T, Campbell, MS, Canapa, A, Cannon, JP, Christoffels, A, De Moro, G, Edkins, AL, Fan, L Fausto, AM, Feiner, N, Forconi,  Gamieldien, JM, Gnerre, S,  Goldstone, JV, Haerty, W, Hahn, ME, Hesse, U, Hoffmann, S, Johnson, J, Karchner, SI, Kuraku, SI, Lara, M.   Levin, JZ, Litman, GW, Mauceli, E, Miyake, T Mueller, MG, Nelson, DR Nitsche, A,  Olmo, E, Ota, T, Pallavicini, A Panji, S Picone, B, Ponting, CP, Prohaska, SJ, Przybylski, D, Saha, NR Ravi, V, Ribeiro, FJ, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, T, Searle, SMJ, Sharpe, T, Simakov, O, Stadler, PF, Stegeman, JJ, Sumiyama, K, Tafer, H, Turner-Maier, J, van Heusden, P,White, S, Yandell, M, Philippe, H, Volff, J-N, Tabin, CJ, Shubin, N, Schartl, M, Jaffe, D, Postlethwait, JH, Venkatesh, B, Di Palma, F, Lander, ES, Meyer, A and K Lindblad-Toh (2013) Comparative analysis of the genome of the African coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae, sheds light on tetrapod evolution.  Nature (London) 498:311-318
      1. Treasure, AM*, Moloney, CL, Bester, MN, McQuaid, CD, Findlay, KP, Best, PB, Cowan, DA, de Bruyn, PJN, Dorrington, RA, Fagereng, A, Froneman, PW, Grantham, GH, Hunt, BPV, Meiklejohn, KI, Pakhomov, EA, Roychoudhury, AN, Ryan, PG, Smith, VR, Chown, SL and IJ Ansorge. (2013) South African research in the Southern Ocean: new opportunities and challenges.  SA J Sci. 109 (3/4): 1-4
      2. Short, JR and RA Dorrington* (2012) Membrane targeting of an alpha-like tetravirus replicase is directed by a region within the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase domain.  J. Gen. Virol. 93:1706 - 1716
      3. Walmsley, TA, Matcher, GF, Zhang, F, Hill, RT, Davies-Coleman, MT and RA Dorrington * (2012) Diversity of bacterial communities associated with the Indian Ocean sponge Tsitsikamma favus that contains the bioactive pyrroloiminoquinones, Tsitsikammamine A and B.  Marine Biotechnol. 14(6): 681-691.  DOI 10.1007/s10126-012-9430-y
      4. Matcher, GF*, Dorrington, RA Henninger, TO and PW Froneman (2011) A preliminary study on the microbial diversity in a freshwater-deprived permanently open Eastern Cape estuary, using 16S rRNA pyrosequencing analysis.  Water SA. 37 (3): 381-389
      5. Walter, CT, Pringle, FM, Nakayinga, R, de Felipe, P, Ryan, MD, Ball, LA and RA Dorrington, * (2010)  Genome organization and translation products of Providence virus: insight into a unique tetravirus.  J. Gen. Virol.  91(11): 2826-35
      6. Short, JR, Knox, C and RA Dorrington* (2010) Subcellular localisation and live cell imaging of the Helicoverpa armigera stunt virus replicase in mammalian and Spodoptera frugiperda cells. J Gen Virol; 91 (6): 1514 – 1523               
      7. Jiwaji, M and RA Dorrington* (2009) Regulation of hydantoin-hydrolyzing enzyme expression in Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain RU-AEO1.  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.  84(6):1169-79
      8. Modisakeng, KW, Jiwaji, M, Pesce, E-R, Robert, J, Amemiya, CT, Dorrington, RA and GL Blatch * (2009)  Isolation of a Latimeria menadoensis heat shock protein 70 Lmhsp70) that has all the features of an inducible gene and encodes a functional molecular chaperone.  Mol Genet Genomics.  ;282(2):185-96.
      9. Jiwaji, M, Hartley, CJ, Clark, S-A, Burton, SB and RA Dorrington* (2009) Enhanced hydantoin-hydrolyzing enzyme activity in an Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain with two distinct N-carbamoylases.  Enzyme Microb. Technol. 44 (2009) 203–209
      10. Gentz PM, Blatch, GL and RA Dorrington* (2009).  Dimerisation of the yeast eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A requires hypusine and is RNA dependent. FEBS J. 276 (3):695-706
      11. Jiwaji, M, Matcher, GF and Dorrington RA,* (2008)  A broad host range reporter plasmid for analysis of divergent promoter regions.  Sf J Sci 104 (7-8), 305-307
      12. Walter, CT, Tomasicchio, M, Hodgson, V, Hendry, DA, Hill, MP and RA Dorrington (2008) Characterisation of a succession of small insect viruses in a wild South African population of Nudaurelia cytherea capensis. SA J. Sci. 104 (3-4):147-152
      13. Kirchmann, S, van Zyl, P, Brady D*, Abrahams, N, Rech, S, Dorrington, RA and SG Burton (2007). A dual phase fermentation protocol for the production of hydantoinase and carbamoylase by the wild type Pseudomonas putida RU-KM3.  Enzymes and Microbial Technology, 41: 539-545
      14. Tomasicchio, M, Venter, PA, Gordon, KHJ, Hanzlik, TN and RA Dorrington* (2007).  Induction of apoptosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae results in the spontaneous maturation of tetravirus procapsids in vivo.  J Gen Virol; 88: 1576-1582
      15. Bulawayo, B, Dorrington, RA and SG Burton* (2007).  Enhanced operational parameters for amino acid production using hydantoin-hydrolysing enzymes of Pseudomonas putida strain RUKM3s. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 40 (4):533-539                        
      16. Modisakeng, KW, Amemiya, CT, Dorrington, RA* and GL Blatch* (2006).  Molecular studies on the coelacanth: A Review.  S. A. J. Sci.  102: 479-485.
      17. du Plessis L, Hendry DA, Dorrington, RA, Hanzlik TN, Johnson JE, and M Appel*. (2005). Revised RNA2 sequence of the tetravirus, Nudaurelia capensis Omega virus (NwV). Arch. Virol. 150(11): 2397-2402                                        


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