Nematodes and temperature


1) M Leaver, S Kienle, ML Begasse, RJ Sommer, AA Hyman (2016). A locus in Pristionchus pacificus that is responsible for the ability to give rise to fertile offspring at higher temperatures. Biology Open: online early doi:10.1242/bio.018127 [PubMed]


2) McGaughran A, Rödelsperger C, Grimm DG, Meyer JM, Moreno E, Morgan K, Leaver M, Serobyan V, Rakitsch B, Borgwardt KM and Sommer RJ (2016).  Genomic Profiles of Diversification and Genotype–Phenotype Association in Island Nematode Lineages. Molecular Biolology and Evolution Online early doi:10.1093/molbev/msw093 [PubMed]


3) ML Begasse, M Leaver, F Vazquez, SW Grill, AA Hyman (2015). Temperature Dependence of Cell Division Timing Accounts for a Shift in the Thermal Limits of C. elegans and C. briggsae. Cell Reports: 10(5), 647–653 [PubMed]

Bacterial cell biology


3) The rod to L-form transition of Bacillus subtilis is limited by a requirement for the protoplast to escape from the cell wall sacculus (2012).  Domínguez-Cuevas P, Mercier R, Leaver M, Kawai Y and Errington J. Mol Microbiology; 83(1): 52-66. [Pub Med].


4) Leaver M, Domínguez-Cuevas P, Coxhead JM, Daniel RA, Errington J (2009). Life without a wall or division machine in Bacillus subtilis. Nature;457(7231):84 [PubMed]. And its associated corrigendum [Nature].


5) van den Ent F, Leaver M, Bendezu F, Errington J, de Boer P, Lowe J (2006). Dimeric structure of the cell shape protein MreC and its functional implicationsMol Microbiol; 62(6):1631-42 [PubMed].


6) Leaver M, Errington J (2005). Roles for MreC and MreD proteins in helical growth of the cylindrical cell wall in Bacillus subtilisMol Microbiol;57(5):1196-209 [PubMed].



7) Moseley R, Leaver M, Walker M, Waddington RJ, Parsons D, Chen WY, Embery G (2002). Comparison of the antioxidant properties of HYAFF-11p75, AQUACEL and hyaluronan towards reactive oxygen species in vitro. Biomaterials; 23(10):2255-64 [PubMed].



Cumulative Impact Factor






As of 3/8/2016