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Te Tari Moromoroiti me te Ārai Mate

Benjamin Perry

Current research:

PhD Thesis: 

"Identifying Symbiotic and Non-Symbiotic Mechanisms of Rhizosphere Colonization by Mesorhizobium japonicum R7A"

Supervisors: Professor Clive Ronson


2020: University of Otago Research Grant

2018: DT Jones Microbiology Award 

2017: NSERC Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship

2016: University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

2014: Saskatchewan Innovation Award

2013: Paul Riegert Graduate Student Award in Biology 

2013: University of Regina Graduate Studies Scholarship



2020 McDougall DL, Soutar CD, Perry BJ, Brown C, Alexander D, Yost CK, Stavrinides J. Isolation and Characterization of vB_PagP-SK1, a T7-like phage infecting Pantoea agglomerans. PHAGE 1(1): 45-46.

2019 Bergsveinson J, Perry BJ, Simpson GL, Yost CK, Schutzman RJ, Hall BD, Cameron ADS. Spatial analysis of a hydrocarbon waste-remediating landfarm demonstrates influence of management practices on bacterial and fungal community structure. Microbial  Biotechnology. 12(6): 1199-1209. doi: doi:10.1111/1751-7915.13397

2018 Bergsveinson J, Perry BJ, Sheedy C, Braul L, Reedyk S, Gossen BD, Yost CK. Identifying the core bacterial and fungal communities within four agricultural biobeds used for the treatment of pesticide rinsates. Journal of Applied Microbiology 125(5): 1333-1342.

2018 Suchan DM, Steve JJ, Pierce AJ, Olshefsky SC, Kirzinger MWB, Perry BJ, Cameron ADS, Yost CK. Draft Whole-Genome Sequence of Deinococcus sp. UR1, a Putative Novel Species Isolated from an External Stainless Steel Surface in the Canadian Prairies. Genome Announc. 6(2): e01407-17.

2017 Perry BJ, Bergsveinson J, Tambalo DD, Yost CK, Khan NH, Whiting M. Complete genome sequence of Delftia acidovorans RAY209, a plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium for canola and soybean. Genome Announc. 5(44): e01224-17.

2017 Alexander DC, Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Philley JV, Benwill JL, Perry BJ, Griffith DE, Cameron ADS, Brown-Elliot BA, Wallace Jr. RJ. The emergence of mmpT5 variants during bedaquiline treatment of Mycobacterium intracellulare lung disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 55(2): 574-584.

2017 Perry BJ, Fitzgerald SF, Kroger C, Cameron ADS. Whole-genome sequence and annotation of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis phage type 8 strain EN1660. Genome Announc. 5(4): e01517-16.

2017 Isidro J, Perry BJ, Singh AK, Wang H, DePauw RM, Pozniak CJ, Beres BL, Johnson EN, and Cuthbert RD. Effects of seeding rate on durum crop production and physiological responses. Agronomy Journal. 105(5): 1981-1990.

2017 Wheatley RM, Ramachandran VK, Geddes BA, Perry BJ, Yost CK, and Poole PS. The role of O2 in the growth of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae 3841 on glucose and succinate. Journal of Bacteriology. 199(1): e00572-16.

2016  Halmillawewa AP, Restrepo-Córdoba M, Perry BJ, Yost CK, Hynes MF. Characterization of the temperate phage vB_RleM_PPF1 and its site-specific integration into the Rhizobium leguminosarum F1 genome. Mol Genet Genomics. 291: 349

2016 Perry BJ, and Yost CK. The use of transposon insertion sequencing to interrogate the core functional genome of the legume symbiont Rhizobium leguminosarum. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1873.

2015  O'Connor BRW, Perry BJ, Yost CK. Draft genome sequence of Rheinheimera sp. KL1, isolated from a freshwater lake in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Genome Announc 3(5): e01177-15.

2015  Tambalo DD, Perry BJ, Fitzgerald SF, Cameron ADS, Yost CK. Draft genome sequence and annoation of phyllosphere-persisting Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Livingstone strain CKY-S4, isolated from an urban lake in Regina, Canada. Genome Announc. 3(4): e00884-15.

2014  Perry BJ, Yost CK. Construction of a mariner-based transposon vector for use in insertion sequence mutagenesis in selected members of the Rhizobiaceae. BMC Microbiology. 14:298.