Molecular microbial ecology in the gastrointestinal tract; functional and comparative genomics of gut bacteria; comparative digestive physiology and metabolism.
Aminov, R.I., N. Garrigues, and R.I. Mackie. (2001) Molecular ecology of antibiotic resistance: development of primers for detection of tetracycline-resistance determinants encoding ribosomal protection protein genes in the environment. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:22-32.
Chee-Sanford, J.C., R.I. Aminov, I.J. Krapac, N. Garrigues-Jeanjean, and R.I. Mackie. (2001) Occurrence and diversity of tetracycline resistance genes in lagoons and groundwater underlying two swine production facilities. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:1494-1502.
Krause, D.O., W.J. Smith, F.M.E. Ryan, R.I. Mackie, and C.W. McSweeney. (2000) Use of 16S rRNA based techniques to investigate the ecological succession of microbial populations in the immature lamb rumen: tracking of specific strains of inoculated Ruminococcus and interactions with other microbial populations in vivo. Microb. Ecol. 38:365-376.