Dr John Merlino

Honorary Associate
Medicine (Immunology & Infectious Diseases), Central Clinical School

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Book Chapters

  • Merlino, J., Kay, I., Coombs, G., Palladino, S. (2010). Detection of VRE: vanA and vanB Genes by PCR. In Margaret Schuller, Theo Sloots, Gregory James, Catriona Halliday, Ian Carter (Eds.), PCR for Clinical Microbiology - An Australian and International Perspective, (pp. 415-421). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Merlino, J., Kay, I., Coombs, G., Palladino, S. (2010). PCR Assays in Detecting Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococci: Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS), S. Aureus, and MRSA with the PVL Gene. In Margaret Schuller, Theo Sloots, Gregory James, Catriona Halliday, Ian Carter (Eds.), PCR for Clinical Microbiology - An Australian and International Perspective, (pp. 407-414). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.

Journals

  • Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Wiklendt, A., Thomas, L., Merlino, J., Gottlieb, T., van Hal, S., Harkness, J., Macleod, C., Bell, S., Partridge, S., Iredell, J., et al (2013). Limited diversity in the gene pool allows prediction of third-generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 42(1), 19-26. [More Information]
  • Betteridge, T., Merlino, J., Natoli, J., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2013). Plasmids and Bacterial Strains Mediating Multidrug-Resistant Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Coresidents of the Hospital Environment. Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms Epidemiology And Disease, 19(2), 104-109. [More Information]
  • Martinez, E., Marquez, C., Ingold, A., Merlino, J., Djordjevic, S., Stokes, H., Chowdhury, P. (2012). Diverse Mobilized Class 1 Integrons Are Common in the Chromosomes of Pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Clinical Isolates. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(4), 2169-2172. [More Information]
  • Su, W., Gottlieb, T., Merlino, J. (2012). Optimal phenotypic testing of AmpC beta-lactamases using boronic acid solutions. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 31(1), 49-51. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Merlino, J. (2011). CO2-dependent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66(3), 676-677. [More Information]
  • Chowdhury, P., Ingold, A., Vanegas, N., Martínez, E., Merlino, J., Merkier, A., Castro, M., Gonza´lez Rocha, G., Borthagaray, G., Centro´n, D., et al (2011). Dissemination of multiple drug resistance genes by Class 1 integrons in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from four countries: A comparative study. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(7), 3140-3149. [More Information]
  • Merlino, J., Brown, M. (2010). Biocides in the Health Industry. Microbiology Australia, 31(4), 158.
  • Merlino, J., Kennedy, P. (2010). Resistance to biocidal activity of silver in burn wound dressings- is it a problem? Microbiology Australia, 31(4), 168-170.
  • Chowdhury, P., Merlino, J., Labbate, M., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2009). Tn6060, a transposon from a genomic island in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate that includes two class 1 integrons. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 53(12), 5294-5296. [More Information]
  • Watson, J., Givney, R., Pegler, M., Rose, B., Merlino, J., Vickery, A., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2003). Comparative analysis of multidrug-resistant, non-multidrug-resistant, and archaic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Central Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 867-872.
  • Merlino, J., Rose, B., Harbour, C. (2003). Rapid detection of non-multidrig-resistant and multidrug-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using cycling probe technology for the mecA gene. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 22(5), 322-323.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). Detection and expression of methicillin/oxacillin resistance in multi-drug resistant and non resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Central Sydney Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(5), 793-801.
  • Anthony, M., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Elkins, M., Service, H., Thamotharampillai, K., Watson, J., Robinson, M., Bye, P., Merlino, J., Harbour, C. (2002). Genetic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the sputa of adult Australian cystic fibrosis patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40(8), 2772-2778.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Funnell, G., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). New screening medium for the detection and identification of methicillin/oxacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for nosocomial surveillance. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 414-416. [More Information]
  • Merlino, J., Leroi, M., Bradbury, R., Veal, D., Harbour, C. (2000). New Chromogenic Identification and Detection of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 38(6), 2378-2380.

2013

  • Ginn, A., Zong, Z., Wiklendt, A., Thomas, L., Merlino, J., Gottlieb, T., van Hal, S., Harkness, J., Macleod, C., Bell, S., Partridge, S., Iredell, J., et al (2013). Limited diversity in the gene pool allows prediction of third-generation cephalosporin and aminoglycoside resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 42(1), 19-26. [More Information]
  • Betteridge, T., Merlino, J., Natoli, J., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2013). Plasmids and Bacterial Strains Mediating Multidrug-Resistant Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Coresidents of the Hospital Environment. Microbial Drug Resistance: Mechanisms Epidemiology And Disease, 19(2), 104-109. [More Information]

2012

  • Martinez, E., Marquez, C., Ingold, A., Merlino, J., Djordjevic, S., Stokes, H., Chowdhury, P. (2012). Diverse Mobilized Class 1 Integrons Are Common in the Chromosomes of Pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Clinical Isolates. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 56(4), 2169-2172. [More Information]
  • Su, W., Gottlieb, T., Merlino, J. (2012). Optimal phenotypic testing of AmpC beta-lactamases using boronic acid solutions. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 31(1), 49-51. [More Information]

2011

  • Pinto, A., Merlino, J. (2011). CO2-dependent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66(3), 676-677. [More Information]
  • Chowdhury, P., Ingold, A., Vanegas, N., Martínez, E., Merlino, J., Merkier, A., Castro, M., Gonza´lez Rocha, G., Borthagaray, G., Centro´n, D., et al (2011). Dissemination of multiple drug resistance genes by Class 1 integrons in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from four countries: A comparative study. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(7), 3140-3149. [More Information]

2010

  • Merlino, J., Brown, M. (2010). Biocides in the Health Industry. Microbiology Australia, 31(4), 158.
  • Merlino, J., Kay, I., Coombs, G., Palladino, S. (2010). Detection of VRE: vanA and vanB Genes by PCR. In Margaret Schuller, Theo Sloots, Gregory James, Catriona Halliday, Ian Carter (Eds.), PCR for Clinical Microbiology - An Australian and International Perspective, (pp. 415-421). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Merlino, J., Kay, I., Coombs, G., Palladino, S. (2010). PCR Assays in Detecting Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococci: Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS), S. Aureus, and MRSA with the PVL Gene. In Margaret Schuller, Theo Sloots, Gregory James, Catriona Halliday, Ian Carter (Eds.), PCR for Clinical Microbiology - An Australian and International Perspective, (pp. 407-414). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Merlino, J., Kennedy, P. (2010). Resistance to biocidal activity of silver in burn wound dressings- is it a problem? Microbiology Australia, 31(4), 168-170.

2009

  • Chowdhury, P., Merlino, J., Labbate, M., Cheong, E., Gottlieb, T., Stokes, H. (2009). Tn6060, a transposon from a genomic island in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate that includes two class 1 integrons. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 53(12), 5294-5296. [More Information]

2003

  • Watson, J., Givney, R., Pegler, M., Rose, B., Merlino, J., Vickery, A., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2003). Comparative analysis of multidrug-resistant, non-multidrug-resistant, and archaic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Central Sydney, Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 867-872.
  • Merlino, J., Rose, B., Harbour, C. (2003). Rapid detection of non-multidrig-resistant and multidrug-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using cycling probe technology for the mecA gene. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 22(5), 322-323.

2002

  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). Detection and expression of methicillin/oxacillin resistance in multi-drug resistant and non resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Central Sydney Australia. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 49(5), 793-801.
  • Anthony, M., Rose, B., Pegler, M., Elkins, M., Service, H., Thamotharampillai, K., Watson, J., Robinson, M., Bye, P., Merlino, J., Harbour, C. (2002). Genetic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the sputa of adult Australian cystic fibrosis patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40(8), 2772-2778.
  • Merlino, J., Watson, J., Funnell, G., Gottlieb, T., Bradbury, R., Harbour, C. (2002). New screening medium for the detection and identification of methicillin/oxacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for nosocomial surveillance. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 414-416. [More Information]

2000

  • Merlino, J., Leroi, M., Bradbury, R., Veal, D., Harbour, C. (2000). New Chromogenic Identification and Detection of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 38(6), 2378-2380.

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