[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP130103839]
Researchers Prof Michael Gillings; Prof Ian Charles
Brief description Bacteria rapidly adapt to new conditions by sharing diverse genes via lateral genetic transfer, best illustrated by the spread of antibiotic resistance. This study will characterise mobile genes, discovering new gene families and proteins, and will expand existing knowledge of bacterial evolution.
Funding Amount $360,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects