Novel research on prophage at UMaine

Results from research conducted in the lab of INBRE project leader Dr. Sally Molloy provide evidence that prophage (integrated viral genomes) alter expression of important mycobacterial intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes, as reported in the journal BMC Microbiology: Increased whiB7 expression and antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium chelonae carrying two prophages. Authors include a graduate student at UMaine’s GSBSE and three undergraduates.

UMaine Honors College graduate Emma Freeman, a co-author on the article, is now an M.D. student at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Project Leader Sally Molloy at the University of Maine









photo credit University of Maine and Emma Freeman