Shashikala Ratnayake

Learn More
Here we report the use of a multi-genome DNA microarray to investigate the genome diversity of Bacillus cereus group members and elucidate the events associated with the emergence of Bacillus anthracis the causative agent of anthrax-a lethal zoonotic disease. We initially performed directed genome sequencing of seven diverse B. cereus strains to identify(More)
We had previously reported that glycosphingolipids (GSL) support human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) entry. In this study, we further examined this issue by expressing HIV-1 receptors in GSL-deficient GM95 cells. GM95 cells expressing low levels of CD4 and CXCR4 or CCR5 did not support HIV-1 Env-mediated fusion. However, higher expression of these(More)
Here we report the use of a multi-genome DNA microarray to elucidate the genomic events associated with the emergence of the clonal variants of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius causing Brazilian Purpuric Fever (BPF), an important pediatric disease with a high mortality rate. We performed directed genome sequencing of strain HK1212 unique loci to(More)
The draft genome sequences of six Bacillus strains, isolated from the International Space Station and belonging to the Bacillus anthracis-B. cereus-B. thuringiensis group, are presented here. These strains were isolated from the Japanese Experiment Module (one strain), U.S. Harmony Node 2 (three strains), and Russian Segment Zvezda Module (two strains).
  • 1