Lily Pereg

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Publications in scientific journals


  1. Pereg, L., de-Bashan, L.E., and Bashan, Y. 2016. Assessment of affinity and specificity of Azospirillum for plants. Plant And Soil 399:389–414


  2. Brevik, E. C., Cerdŕ, A., Mataix-Solera, J., Pereg, L., Quinton, J. N., Six, J., and Van Oost, K. 2015 The interdisciplinary nature of SOIL. Soil 1:117-129

  3. Pereg, L., and McMillan, M. 2015 Scoping the potential uses of beneficial microorganisms for increasing productivity in cotton cropping systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 80: 349-358

  4. Pereg, L., and McMillan, M. 2015 Molecular tools to study Azospirillum sp. and other related Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. In: Handbook for Azospirillum, Eds. Cassan, F. D., Chapter 4 (pp. 65-82). Springer International Publishing

  5. Pereg, L. 2015 Azospirillum cell aggregation, attachment, and plant interaction. In: Handbook for Azospirillum, Eds. Cassan, F. D., Chapter 10 (pp. 181-197). Springer International Publishing


  6. Hou, X., McMillan, M., Coumans, J. V., Poljak, A., Raftery, M. J., and Pereg, L. 2014 Cellular responses during morphological transformation in Azospirillum brasilense and its flcA knockout mutant. PloS ONE 9: e114435

  7. McMillan, M. and Pereg, L. 2014 Evaluation of reference genes for gene expression analysis using quantitative RT-PCR in Azospirillum brasilense. PloS ONE 9: e98162


  8. Pereg, L. L. 2013 Black root rot of cotton in Australia: the host, the pathogen and disease management. Crop and Pasture Science 64: 1112-1126

  9. Goulden, E.F., Hall, M.R., Pereg, L.L., and Hoj, L. 2013 Probiont niche specialization contributes to additive protection against Vibrio owensii in spiny lobster larvae. Environmentl Microbiology Reports 5: 39- doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12007


  10. Godwin, S., E. Bent, D. Borneman and L. Pereg 2012 The Role of Coral-Associated Bacterial Communities in Australian Subtropical White Syndrome of Turbinaria mesenterina. PLoS ONE 7: e44243. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044243

  11. Goulden, E.F., Hall, M.R., Pereg, L.L., and Hoj, L. 2012 Identification of an antagonistic probiotic combination protecting ornate spiny lobster (Panulirus ornatus) larvae against Vibrio owensii infection. PLoS One 7: e39667. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039667

  12. Goulden E.F., Hall, M.R., Bourne, D.G., Pereg, L.L., Hoj, L. 2012 Pathogenicity and infection cycle of Vibrio owensii in larviculture of the ornate spiny lobster (Panulirus ornatus). Applied Environmental Microbiology 78: 2841-2849

  13. Amprayn, K., Rose, M. T., Kecskes, M., Pereg, L., Nguyen, H. T. and Kennedy, I.R. 2012 Plant growth promoting characteristics of soil yeast (Candida tropicalis HY) and its effectiveness for promoting rice growth. Applied Soil Ecology 61: 295–299


  14. Coumans J.V.F., Harvey J., Backhouse D., Poljak A., Raftery M.J., Nehl D., Katz M.E., and Pereg, L. 2011 Proteomics assessment of host-associated microevolution in the fungus Thielaviopsis basicola isolates. Environmental Microbiology 13: 576-588

  15. Krishnen, G., Kecskés, M. L., Rose, M. T., Geelan-Small, P., Amprayn, K., Pereg, L. and Kennedy, I. R. 2011 Field monitoring of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria by colony immunoblotting. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 51: 914-922


  16. Coumans, J. V. F., Moens, P. D. J., Poljak, A., Pereg, L. and Raftery, M. J. 2010 Plant-extract-induced changes in the proteome of the soilborne pathogenic fungus Thielaviopsis basicola. Proteomics 10: 1573-1591

  17. Dalton, S. J., Godwin, S., Smith, S. D. A., and Pereg, L. 2010 Australian subtropical white syndrome: A transmissible, temperature-dependent coral disease. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 342-350

  18. Dalton, S. J., Harrison, M., Carroll, A. G., Smith, S. D. A., and Pereg, L. 2010 Spatial and temporal patterns of Australian subtropical white syndrome at eastern Australian reefs: host range, prevalence and progression of tissue necrosis. In: Emerging infectious diseases: global trends, surveillance and eradication' (Ed. F. Columbus). Nova Science Publishers Inc: New York.


  19. Coumans, J.V.F., Poljak, A., Raftery, M.J., Backhouse, D. and Pereg-Gerk, L. 2009 Analysis of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) root proteomes during a compatible interaction with the black root rot fungus Thielaviopsis basicola. Proteomics 9: 335-349


  20. Pereg Gerk, L. 2004 Expression of flcA, a gene regulating differentiation and plant interaction in Azospirillum. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 36: 1245-1252


  21. Pereg-Gerk, L., Sar, N. and Lipkin, Y. 2002 In situ nitrogen fixation associated with seagrasses in the Gulf of Elat (Red Sea). Aquatic Ecology 36: 387-394


  22. Pereg-Gerk, L., Leven, O. and Muller-Hill, B. 2000 Strengthening the dimerisation interface of Lac repressor increases its thermostability by 40°C. Journal of Molecular Biology 299: 805-812

  23. Kennedy, I. R., Pereg-Gerk, L., Deaker, R., Wood, C., Gilchrist, K., McFadden, D. and Islam, N. 2000 Critical parameters in facilitating the evolution of N2-fixing symbiosis between diazotrophs and cereals. In: The quest for nitrogen fixation in rice. Ladha, J. K. and Reddy, P. M. (eds) International Rice research Institute, Los Banos, pp. 219-239. ISBN 971-22-0112-0

  24. Pereg Gerk, L., Gilchrist, K. and Kennedy, I. R. 2000 Mutants with enhanced nitrogenase activity in hydroponic Azospirillum brasilense-wheat associations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66: 2175-2184


  25. Pereg-Gerk, L., Paquelin, A., Gounon, P., Kennedy, I. R. and Elmerich, C. 1998 A transcriptional regulator of the LuxR-UhpA family, FlcA, controls flocculation and wheat root surface colonisation by Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 11: 177-187

  26. Kennedy, I. R., Katupitiya, S., Yu, D., Gilchrist, K., Deaker, R., Pereg-Gerk, L. and Wood, C. 1998 Prospects for facilitated evolution of effective N2-fixing associations with cereals: comparative performance of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7-S with various free-living diazotrophs in para-nodulated wheat. In: Nitrogen fixation with non-legumes. Malic, K. A., Mirza, M. S. and Ladha, J. K. (eds) Kluwer academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 109-124.


  27. Kennedy, I.R., Pereg-Gerk, L.L., Wood, C., Deaker, R., Gilchrist, K. and Katupitiya, S. 1997. Biological nitrogen fixation in non-leguminous field crops: Facilitating the evolution of an effective association between Azospirillum and wheat. Plant and Soil 194: 65–79,


  28. Elmerich, C., de Zamaroczy, M., Arsene, F., Pereg, L., Paquelin, A. and Kaminski, A. 1996 Regulation of nif gene expression and nitrogen metabolism in Azospirillum. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 29: 847-852


  29. Pereg, L., Sar, N. and Lipkin, Y. 1994 Different niches of the Halophila stipulacea seagrass bed harbor distinct populations of nitrogen fixing bacteria. Marine Biology 119: 327-333

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