Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Integrative characterization of the near-minimal bacterium Mesoplasma florumMolecular Systems Biology.  16. 2020
2017 Inter- and intra-strain variability of tandem repeats in Mycoplasma pneumoniae based on next-generation sequencing dataFuture Microbiology.  12:119-129. 2017
2017 Shaken or stirred?: Comparison of methods for dispersion of Mycoplasma pneumoniae aggregates for persistence in vivoJournal of Microbiological Methods.  132:56-62. 2017
2016 Rhamnose links moonlighting proteins to membrane phospholipid in mycoplasmasPLoS One.  11. 2016
2015 General N- and O-linked glycosylation of lipoproteins in mycoplasmas and role of exogenous oligosaccharidePLoS One.  10. 2015
2015 Comparative genome analysis of Mycoplasma pneumoniaeBMC Genomics.  16. 2015
2015 Catalase Enhances Growth and Biofilm Production of Mycoplasma pneumoniae 2015
2014 Housing conditions modulate the severity of Mycoplasma pulmonis infection in mice deficient in class A scavenger receptor 2014
2013 O-linked protein glycosylation in mycoplasmaMolecular Microbiology.  90:1046-1053. 2013
2013 Interaction of cationic antimicrobial peptides with Mycoplasma pulmonisFEBS Letters.  587:3321-3326. 2013
2013 Rhamnose biosynthesis in mycoplasmas requires precursor glycans larger than monosaccharideMolecular Microbiology.  89:918-928. 2013
2013 Type 1 and type 2 strains of Mycoplasma pneumoniae form different biofilmsMicrobiology.  159:737-747. 2013
2013 EPS-I polysaccharide protects Mycoplasma pulmonis from phagocytosisFEMS Microbiology Letters.  338:155-160. 2013
2012 Mycoplasma polysaccharide protects against complementMicrobiology.  158:1867-1873. 2012
2012 Mycoplasma pulmonis Vsa proteins and polysaccharide modulate adherence to pulmonary epithelial cellsFEMS Microbiology Letters.  331:25-30. 2012
2012 The vsa shield of mycoplasma pulmonis is antiphagocyticInfection and Immunity.  80:704-709. 2012
2010 Fewer essential genes in mycoplasmas than previous studies suggestFEMS Microbiology Letters.  311:51-55. 2010
2009 Molecular characteristics of an immobilization antigen gene of the fish-parasitic protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis strain ARS-6Aquaculture Research.  40:1884-1892. 2009
2009 Identification of exopolysaccharide-deficient mutants of Mycoplasma pulmonisMolecular Microbiology.  72:1235-1245. 2009
2009 Mycoplasma biofilms ex vivo and in vivoFEMS Microbiology Letters.  295:77-81. 2009
2009 Identification of an isoschizomer of the hhal DNA methyltransferase in mycoplasma arthritidisFEMS Microbiology Letters.  290:195-198. 2009
2008 Association of Mycoplasma arthritidis mitogen with lethal toxicity but not with arthritis in miceInfection and Immunity.  76:4989-4998. 2008
2008 Genome of Mycoplasma arthritidisInfection and Immunity.  76:4000-4008. 2008
2008 Large-scale transposon mutagenesis of Mycoplasma pulmonisMolecular Microbiology.  69:67-76. 2008
2007 Biofilms protect Mycoplasma pulmonis cells from lytic effects of complement and gramicidinInfection and Immunity.  75:3696-3699. 2007
2007 Multiplex-PCR for simultaneous detection of 3 bacterial fish pathogens, Flavobacterium columnare, Edwardsiella ictaluri, and Aeromonas hydrophilaDiseases of Aquatic Organisms.  74:199-208. 2007
2007 A stochastic mechanism for biofilm formation by Mycoplasma pulmonisJournal of Bacteriology.  189:1905-1913. 2007
2007 Evidence for type III restriction and modification systems in Mycoplasma pulmonisJournal of Bacteriology.  189:2197-2202. 2007
2007 How some mycoplasmas evade host immune responsesMicrobe (Washington, D.C.).  2:537-543. 2007
2005 Avoidance of the host immune system through phase variation in Mycoplasma pulmonisInfection and Immunity.  73:2033-2039. 2005
2005 Association of a major protein antigen of Mycoplasma arthritidis with virulenceInfection and Immunity.  73:245-249. 2005
2004 Bacteriophage MAV1 is not associated with virulence of Mycoplasma arthritidisInfection and Immunity.  72:7322-7325. 2004
2004 Resistance of Mycoplasma pulmonis to complement lysis is dependent on the number of Vsa tandem repeats: Shield hypothesisInfection and Immunity.  72:6846-6851. 2004
2004 The vir gene of bacteriophage MAV1 confers resistance to phage infection on Mycoplasma arthritidisJournal of Bacteriology.  186:5715-5720. 2004
2003 The Vsa proteins modulate susceptibility of Mycoplasma pulmonis to complement killing, hemadsorption, and adherence to polystyreneInfection and Immunity.  71:5733-5738. 2003
2003 A nomenclature for restriction enzymes, DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases and their genesNucleic Acids Research.  31:1805-1812. 2003
2003 Restoration of cytoadherence to an adherence-deficient mutant of Mycoplasma arthritidis by genetic complementationInfection and Immunity.  71:671-675. 2003
2002 A unique, bifunctional site-specific DNA recombinase from Mycoplasma pulmonisMolecular Microbiology.  46:1033-1040. 2002
2002 Role of bacteriophage MAV1 as a mycoplasmal virulence factor for the development of arthritis in mice and ratsJournal of Infectious Diseases.  186:432-435. 2002
2002 Identification and characterization of a site-specific tyrosine recombinase within the variable loci of Mycoplasma bovis, Mycoplasma pulmonis and Mycoplasma agalactiaeGene.  292:205-211. 2002
2002 Domain-level differences in microsatellite distribution and content result from different relative rates of insertion and deletion mutationsGenome Research.  12:408-413. 2002
2002 Gene transfer in Mycoplasma pulmonisJournal of Bacteriology.  184:947-951. 2002
2002 Trinucleotide GAA repeats dictate pMGA gene expression in Mycoplasma gallisepticum by affecting spacing between flanking regionsJournal of Bacteriology.  184:1335-1339. 2002
2001 Variations in the surface proteins and restriction enzyme systems of Mycoplasma pulmonis in the respiratory tract of infected ratsMolecular Microbiology.  40:1037-1044. 2001
2001 The complete genome sequence of the murine respiratory pathogen Mycoplasma pulmonisNucleic Acids Research.  29:2145-2153. 2001
2001 Complete nucleotide sequence of the mycoplasma virus P1 genomePlasmid.  45:122-126. 2001
2000 Construction and use of derivatives of transposon Tn4001 that function in Mycoplasma pulmonis and Mycoplasma arthritidisJournal of Bacteriology.  182:4343-4347. 2000
2000 Gene rearrangements in the vsa locus of Mycoplasma pulmonisJournal of Bacteriology.  182:2900-2908. 2000
2000 GAA trinucleotide repeat region regulates M9/pMGA gene expression in Mycoplasma gallisepticumInfection and Immunity.  68:871-876. 2000
2000 Transposon mutagenesis of Mycoplasma gallisepticum by conjugation with Enterococcus faecalis and determination of insertion site by direct genomic sequencingPlasmid.  44:191-195. 2000
1999 Sequence analysis of the Mycoplasma arthritidis bacteriophage MAV1 genome identifies the putative virulence factorGene.  233:101-107. 1999
1998 A family of phase-variable restriction enzymes with differing specificities generated by high-frequency gene rearrangements 1998
1998 A protein (M9) associated with monoclonal antibody-mediated agglutination of Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a member of the pMGA familyInfection and Immunity.  66:5570-5575. 1998
1998 Characterization of the lysogenic bacteriophage MAV1 from Mycoplasma arthritidisJournal of Bacteriology.  180:5928-5931. 1998
1998 Demonstration of extrachromosomal elements.Methods in Molecular Biology.  104:239-246. 1998
1998 Transposon mutagenesis.Methods in Molecular Biology.  104:235-238. 1998
1997 Detection of Urogenital Mycoplasmal Infections in Primates by Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction 1997
1997 Detection of Mycoplasma pulmonis in cilia-associated respiratory bacillus isolates and in respiratory tracts of rats by nested PCRJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  35:1667-1670. 1997
1997 The hsd loci of Mycoplasma pulmonis: Organization, rearrangements and expression of genesMolecular Microbiology.  26:109-120. 1997
1996 Gene transfer in Mycoplasma arthritidis: Transformation, conjugal transfer of Tn916, and evidence for a restriction system recognizing AGCTJournal of Bacteriology.  178:6078-6081. 1996
1995 Mechanism of antigenic variation in Mycoplasma pulmonis: Interwoven, site-specific DNA inversionsMolecular Microbiology.  18:703-714. 1995
1995 Mycoplasma virus P1 has a linear, double-stranded DNA genome with inverted terminal repeatsPlasmid.  33:41-49. 1995
1994 Cloning and characterization of the recA genes from Mycoplasma pulmonis and M. mycoides subsp. mycoidesGene.  139:111-115. 1994
1994 An unlikely Mycoplasma pulmonis vaccine candidateVaccine.  12:1485. 1994
1994 DNA polymerase III of Mycoplasma pulmonis: isolation and characterization of the enzyme and its structural gene, polCMolecular Microbiology.  13:843-854. 1994
1994 Mycoplasmal cloning vectors derived from plasmid pKMK1Plasmid.  31:49-59. 1994
1994 Regulation of a restriction and modification system via DNA inversion in Mycoplasma pulmonisMolecular Microbiology.  12:547-560. 1994
1994 Transformation of Mycoplasma capricolum and examination of DNA restriction modification in M. capricolum and Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoidesPlasmid.  31:308-311. 1994
1993 The Genetics and Basic Biology of Mycoplasma pulmonis: How much is actually Acholeplasma?Plasmid.  30:176-178. 1993
1993 Cultivation of cilia-associated respiratory bacillus in artificial medium and determination of the 16S rRNA gene sequenceJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  31:2751-2757. 1993
1993 DNA rearrangements and phenotypic switching in prokaryotesMolecular Microbiology.  10:465-471. 1993
1993 Evaluation of intraspecies genetic variation within the 16S rRNA gene of Mycoplasma hominis and detection by polymerase chain reactionJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  31:1358-1361. 1993
1993 Identification and characterization of IS 1138, a transposable element from Mycoplasma pulmonis that belongs to the IS3 familyMolecular Microbiology.  7:577-584. 1993
1993 Mycoplasma corogypsi sp. nov., a new species from the footpad abscess of a black vulture, Coragyps atratusInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.  43:585-590. 1993
1992 Rapid detection of tetM in Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum by PCR: tetM confers resistance to tetracycline but not necessarily to doxycyclineFEMS Microbiology Letters.  95:277-281. 1992
1992 Cloning and DNA sequence of a mycoplasmal recA geneJournal of Bacteriology.  174:778-784. 1992
1992 Construction of recA mutants of Acholeplasma laidlawii by insertional inactivation with a homologous DNA fragmentPlasmid.  28:262-266. 1992
1992 Degenerate oligonucleotide primers for enzymatic amplification of recA sequences from gram-positive bacteria and mycoplasmasJournal of Bacteriology.  174:2729-2732. 1992
1992 High‐frequency rearrangements in the chromosome of Mycoplasma pulmonis correlate with phenotypic switchingMolecular Microbiology.  6:1149-1154. 1992
1992 Nucleotide sequence of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies Mycoides plasmid pKMK1Plasmid.  28:86-91. 1992
1991 Plasmid transformation of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides is promoted by high concentrations of polyethylene glycolPlasmid.  26:108-115. 1991
1991 Two Genomic Clusters among 14 Serovars of Ureaplasma urealyticumSystematic and Applied Microbiology.  14:393-396. 1991
1990 Isolation of a second cryptic plasmid fromMycoplasma mycoides subsp.mycoidesPlasmid.  24:153-155. 1990
1990 Mycoplasmal geneticsAnnual Review of Microbiology.  44:81-104. 1990
1989 High-frequency variation in Mycoplasma pulmonis colony sizeJournal of Bacteriology.  171:5165-5168. 1989
1989 Subunit structure of the variable V-1 antigen of Mycoplasma pulmonisInfection and Immunity.  57:1684-1690. 1989
1989 Transformation of Acholeplasma laidlawii with streptococcal plasmids pVA868 and pVA920Plasmid.  21:155-160. 1989
1988 Adsorption of mycoplasma virus P1 to host cellsJournal of Bacteriology.  170:4373-4375. 1988
1988 Mycoplasma virusesCritical Reviews in Microbiology.  15:339-389. 1988
1988 Transformation of Mycoplasma pulmonis and Mycoplasma hyorhinis: Transposition of Tn916 and formation of cointegrate structuresPlasmid.  20:33-41. 1988
1987 Isolation of a virus from Mycoplasma pulmonis. 1987
1987 Mycoplasma pulmonis proteins common to murine mycoplasmas. 1987
1987 Protein variability among strains of Mycoplasma pulmonisInfection and Immunity.  55:2838-2840. 1987
1987 Transposition of gram-positive transposon Tn916 in acholeplasma laidlawii and mycoplasma pulmonisScience.  235:1392-1394. 1987
1986 Isolation of mycoplasma virus L2 insertion variants and minivirusesJournal of Virology.  59:584-590. 1986
1985 Identification of an enveloped phage, mycoplasma virus L172, that contains a 14-kilobase single-stranded DNA genomeJournal of Virology.  53:384-390. 1985
1983 A chicken repetitive DNA sequence that is highly sensitive to single-strand specific endonucleasesNucleic Acids Research.  11:8495-8508. 1983
1983 Integration and lysogeny by an enveloped mycoplasma virus.Journal of General Virology.  64 (Pt 8):1781-1785. 1983
1982 Cytosine methylation of the sequence GATC in a mycoplasmaJournal of Bacteriology.  151:1420-1424. 1982


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1996 Molecular biology of mycoplasmas.  Ed. 50.  1996

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, University of Rochester 1981
  • Full Name

  • Kevin Dybvig