Katy Breakwell

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Current work

I am currently working on the biocontrol species Pseudomonas fluorescens, a group of rhizospheric and/or phytospheric bacteria that protect plants from disease. There are several biocontrol mechanisms that these bacteria utilise, including out-competing plant pathogens for essential nutrients and producing a wide array of anti-microbial compounds. My research focuses on the interaction of Pseudomonas fluorescens with various aspects of its environment, and combines multiple '-omics', including genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics. I am currently working on a project that will combine transcriptomics, proteomics, carbon utilisation profiles and secondary metabolite production in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 under aluminium stress.

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