Dr Dee Carter

Associate Professor
Head of Microbiology

G08 - Biochemistry and Microbiology Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5383
Fax 9351 4571

Research interests

Work in the Carter lab centres on the use of genetic markers and molecular techniques to uncover the natural life histories of lower eukaryotic organisms. We are particularly interested in investigating the population structure of these organisms and assessing their potential to undergo genetic reassortment, as this can lead to an increased ability to adapt to adverse challenges. The organisms we are currently most interested in are fungal pathogens of humans (Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii) and algae that live in symbiotic associations with corals (the 'zooxanthellae' and the newly discovered symbiont Chromera velia).

We have developed a computer program called Magellan to scan genomes for microsatellite motifs, which can be used in epidemiology and population analyses. To download Magellan, click here. Our other area of interest is to use proteomic analysis to explore the host-pathogen relationship during fungal infection. The long term aim of this work is to develop novel antifungal therapies, which are currently extremely limited.

Keywords

Genetics; Biological sciences; Malaria; Microbiology; Infection and immunity

International links

Nigeria

(Fos University) Collaboration with Emmanuel Nnadi on Cryptococcus epidemiology in Africa

United States

(Duke University) Collaborate with the Heitman Laboratory on the population genetics of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii

United States

(University of Wiscosin at Maddison) Collaboration with Associate Professor Christina Hull on pathogenesis of Cryptococcus

Vietnam

(Pasteur Institute) Collaboration with Dr Jeremy Day on pathogenesis and epidemiology of Cryptococcus

Selected grants

2014

  • Active Australian leptospermum honey: new sources and their bioactivity; Harry E, Blair S, Carter D, Brooks P; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Support.

2012

  • Novel antifungal strategies using drug response networks; Carter D, Wilkins M, Chen S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • Undertake research on the therapeutic properties of certain selected Australian honeys; Carter D, Dall D, Dawes J; Pestat Pty Limited/Research Support.
  • Investigating the ability of honey to inhibit bacterial bioflims found in chronic wounds; Carter D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Package for biolistic delivery; Goetz J, Carter D, Ittner L, Nicholas H, Schonrock N, Ke Y; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2009

  • Elucidation of proteins expressed by pathogenic fungi during animal infection; Carter D, Herbert B, Herbert B, Harry E, Krockenberger M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Microbial and Cellular Imaging and Analysis Facility; Whitchurch C, Harry E, Phillips M, Ford M, Dalton J, Ralph P, Doblin M, Smith N, Firth N, Trewhella J, Cox G, Braet F, Carter D, Newsome T, Dixon N, Walker M, Mackenzie J, Hanssen E, Tilley L, Mak J, Murphy R, Ryan M, Stephenson D, Vaux D, Tang C, Fisher P, Gendall A, Crewther S, Smith T, Robins-Browne R, Hartland E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Chromera velia - a new organism for understanding malaria and related parasitic diseases; Carter D, Slapeta J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Elucidation of proteins essential for fungal infection as candidate therapeutic targets; Carter D; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2004

  • An investigation into the therapeutic properties of honey; Carter D, Afanasyevna N; Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)/Research Grant.
  • Intergrating morphological and molecular approaches to describe the taxonomy and phylogeny of symbiotic dinoflagellates (zooxanthellae) from the Great Barrier Reef - 204-53; Carter D, Salih A, Holmes A, Paul R; Environment Australia - (ABRS)/Research Grant.

2003

  • Commercialisation of biocontrol of aflatoxin in peanuts; Carter D; Food Science Australia/BLO Project.
  • Morphological and molecular insights into the taxonomy and phylogeny of symbiotic and dinoflagellates (zooxanthellae) from the Great Barrier Reef; Carter D; Department of the Environment and Heritage/Research Grant.
  • A study of the fungal family Trichocomaceae in Australia, especially Aspergillus, Penicillium and their sexual stages.; Hocking A, Gourlay G, Carter D; Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)/Research Grant.

2000

  • The diversity of symbiotic dinoflagellates from Australian reef-building corals; Carter D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Investigating the effectivness of RS-1957, RS-9000, BF-33 and TSC-99 as proprietary antimicrobials, ie being respectively; an antimicrobial coating for fabric surfaces, a type of paint for walls and other surfaces, and sprays for toilet seat.; Charles B, Moore R, Goldsworthy R, Carter D; Great Southern Coatings/Research Grants.
  • An Investigation into bacterial and mould contamination of shopping trolleys; Fitzalan S, Carter D; Nine Network Australia/BLO Project.
  • An investigation of mating type, recombination, and virulence in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii; Carter D; Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA)/Research Grant.
  • Research Environmental sampling of MRSA & Pseudomonas in the intensive care ward of a major public hospital, NSW agreement between Great Southern Holdings Pty Ltd and The University of Sydney; Goldsworthy R, Carter D; Great Southern Coatings/Research Grants.
  • A molecular study of recombination and mating type in Cryptococcus neoformans populations; Carter D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Research entitled An investigation into the effectiveness of antibacterial kitchen cloths and sprays in home kitchens between the University of Sydney and Nine Network Australia; Carter D; Nine Network Australia/BLO Project.
  • An investigation into the effectiveness of laundry powders and liquids, including their antibacterial activity; Hobbs S, Carter D; Nine Network Australia/BLO Project.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2013). Isolation of complete chloroplasts from Chromera velia-the photosynthetic relative of parasitic Apicomplexa. In Tingyun Kuang, Congming Lu, Lixin Zhang (Eds.), Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future, (pp. 436-439). Hangzhou and Berlin: Zhejiang University Press.
  • Carter, D., Campbell, L., Saul, N., Krockenberger, M. (2011). Sexual Reproduction of Cryptococcus gattii: a Population Genetics Perspective. In J. Heitman, T Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect and A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast, (pp. 299-311). Washington, United States of America: ASM Press.
  • Malik, R., Krockenberger, M., OBrien, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W., Canfield, P. (2011). Veterinary Insights into Cryptococcosis Caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. In J. Heitman, T Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect and A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast, (pp. 489-504). Washington, United States of America: ASM Press.
  • Carter, D., Saul, N., Campbell, L., Bui, T., Krockenberger, M. (2007). Sex in Natural Populations of Cryptococcus gattii. In Heitman J; Kronstad J; Taylor J; Casselton L (Eds.), Sex in fungi: molecular determination and evolutionary implications, (pp. 477-488). Washington, D.C: ASM Press.
  • Carter, D., Marra, R., Tran-Dinh, N., Vera, R. (2004). The Development Of Genetic Markers From Fungal Genome Initiatives. In D K Arora; G G Khachatrouians (Eds.), Applied mycology and biotechnology [Volume 4 - Fungal Genomics], (pp. 1-27). Amsterdam Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Carter, D., Tran, D., Stat, M., Kumar, S., Bui, T., Pitt, J. (2002). The Aflatoxins: Evolution, Function and Prospects for Control. In Rajeev K. Upadhyay (Eds.), Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation, (pp. 47-62). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Journals

  • Billmyre, R., Croll, D., Li, W., Mieczkowski, P., Carter, D., Cuomo, C., Kronstad, J., Heitman, J. (2014). Highly Recombinant VGII Cryptococcus gattii Population Develops Clonal Outbreak Clusters through both Sexual Macroevolution and Asexual Microevolution. mBio, 5(4), e01494-e01514. [More Information]
  • Lu, J., Turnbull, L., Burke, C., Liu, M., Carter, D., Schlothauer, R., Whitchurch, C., Harry, E. (2014). Manuka-type honeys can eradicate biofilms produced by Staphylococcus aureus strains with different biofilm-forming abilities. PeerJ, 2(1), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Dehghan, P., Bui, T., Campbell, L., Lai, Y., Tran-Dinh, N., Zaini, F., Carter, D. (2014). Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of clinical isolates of Aspergillus flavus from Iran reveals the first cases of Aspergillus minisclerotigenes associated with human infection. BMC Infectious Diseases, 14, 358. [More Information]
  • Heitman, J., Carter, D., Dyer, P., Soll, D. (2014). Sexual Reproduction of Human Fungal Pathogens. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 4(8), a019281. [More Information]
  • Weatherby, K., Carter, D. (2013). Chromera velia: The Missing Link in the Evolution of Parasitism. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 85, 119-144. [More Information]
  • Muller, P., Alber, D., Turnbull, L., Schlothauer, R., Carter, D., Whitchurch, C., Harry, E. (2013). Synergism between Medihoney and Rifampicin against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). PloS One, 8(2), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Lu, J., Carter, D., Turnbull, L., Rosendale, D., Hedderley, D., Stephens, J., Gannabathula, S., Steinhorn, G., Schlothauer, R., Whitchurch, C., et al (2013). The Effect of New Zealand Kanuka, Manuka and Clover Honeys on Bacterial Growth Dynamics and Cellular Morphology Varies According to the Species. PloS One, 8(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of the light-harvesting system in Chromera velia. Photosynthesis Research, 111(1-2), 19-28. [More Information]
  • Packer, J., Irish, J., Herbert, B., Hill, C., Padula, M., Blair, S., Carter, D., Harry, E. (2012). Specific non-peroxide antibacterial effect of manuka honey on the Staphylococcus aureus proteome. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 40(1), 43-50. [More Information]
  • Chen, C., Campbell, L., Blair, S., Carter, D. (2012). The effect of standard heat and filtration processing procedures on antimicrobial activity and hydrogen peroxide levels in honey. Frontiers in Microbiology, 3(JUL), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Chong, H., Campbell, L., Padula, M., Hill, C., Harry, E., Li, S., Wilkins, M., Herbert, B., Carter, D. (2012). Time-Course Proteome Analysis Reveals the Dynamic Response of Cryptococcus gattii Cells to Fluconazole. PloS One, 7(8), 1-10. [More Information]
  • D'Souza, C., Kronstad, J., Taylor, G., Warren, R., Yuen, M., Hu, G., Jung, W., Sham, A., Kidd, S., Tangen, K., Meyer, W., Carter, D., et al (2011). Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts. mBio, 2(1), e00342-10-1-e00342-10-11. [More Information]
  • Day, J., Hoang, T., Duong, A., Hong, C., Diep, P., Campbell, J., Sieu, T., Hien, T., Bui, T., Boni, M., Carter, D., et al (2011). Most Cases of Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV-Uninfected Patients in Vietnam Are Due to a Distinct Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Defined Cluster of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii VN1. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(2), 658-664. [More Information]
  • Weatherby, K., Murray, S., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Surface and Flagella Morphology of the Motile Form of Chromera velia Revealed by Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy. Protist, 162(1), 142-153. [More Information]
  • Irish, J., Blair, S., Carter, D. (2011). The Antibacterial Activity of Honey Derived from Australian Flora. PloS One, 6(3), e18229-(9pp). [More Information]
  • Guo, J., Weatherby, K., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2010). Effect of Nutrient Concentration and salinity on Immotile-Motile Transformation of Chromera velia. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 57(5), 444-446. [More Information]
  • Byrnes III, E., Li, W., Lewit, Y., Ma, H., Voelz, K., Ren, P., Carter, D., Chaturvedi, V., Bildfell, R., May, R., et al (2010). Emergence and pathogenicity of highly virulent Cryptococcus gattii genotypes in the northwest United States. PLoS Pathogens, 6(4), e1000850-1-e1000850-16. [More Information]
  • Chong, H., Dagg, R., Malik, R., Chen, S., Carter, D. (2010). In vitro susceptibility of the yeast pathogen Cryptococcus to fluconazole and other azoles varies with molecular genotype. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(11), 4115-4120. [More Information]
  • Carter, D., Byrnes III, E., Li, W., Lewit, Y., Perfect, J., Cox, G., Heitman, J. (2009). First reported case of Cryptococcus gattii in the Southeastern USA: implications for travel-associated acquisition of an emerging pathogen. PloS One, 4(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Stat, M., Loh, W., LaJeunesse, T., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Carter, D. (2009). Stability of coral-endosymbiont associations during and after a thermal stress event in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 28(3), 709-713. [More Information]
  • Tran-Dinh, N., Kennedy, I., Bui, T., Carter, D. (2009). Survey of Vietnamese Peanuts, Corn and Soil for the Presence of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Mycopathologia, 168(5), 257-268. [More Information]
  • Blair, S., Cokcetin, N., Harry, E., Carter, D. (2009). The unusual antibacterial activity of medical-grade Leptospermum honey: antibacterial spectrum, resistance and transcriptome analysis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 28(10), 1199-1208. [More Information]
  • Moore, R., Obornik, M., Janouskovec, J., Chrudimsky, T., Vancova, M., Green, D., Wright, S., Davies, N., Bolch, C., Heimann, K., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., et al (2008). A Photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites. Nature, 451, 959-963. [More Information]
  • Irish, J., Carter, D., Blair, S., Heard, T. (2008). Antibacterial activity of honey from the Australian stingless bee Trigona carbonaria. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 32, 89-90. [More Information]
  • Karaoglu, H., Lee, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W. (2008). Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Cryptococcus neoformans. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1136-1138.
  • Saul, N., Krockenberger, M., Carter, D. (2008). Evidence of Recombination in Mixed-Mating-Type and a-Only Populations of Cryptococcus gattii Sourced from Single Eucalyptus Tree hollows. Eukaryotic Cell, 7(4), 727-734. [More Information]
  • Bui, T., Lin, X., Malik, R., Heitman, J., Carter, D. (2008). Isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans from infected animals reveal genetic exchange in unisexual, {alpha} mating type populations. Eukaryotic Cell, 7(10), 1771-1780. [More Information]
  • Stat, M., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Carter, D. (2008). Symbiont acquisition strategy drives host symbiont association in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 27, 763-772. [More Information]
  • Ilic, Z., Bui, T., Tran-Dinh, N., Dang, M., Kennedy, I., Carter, D. (2007). Survey of Vietnamese coffee beans for the presence of ochratoxigenic Aspergilli. Mycopathologia, 163(3), 177-182. [More Information]
  • Lau, A., Chen, S., Sorrell, T., Carter, D., Malik, R., Martin, P., Halliday, C. (2006). Development and clinical application of a panfungal PCR assay to detect and identify fungal DNA in tissue specimens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, (doi:10.1128/JCM.01862-06) 45 (2)(45 (2)), 380-385. [More Information]
  • Irish, J., Carter, D., Shokohi, T., Blair, S. (2006). Honey has an antifungal effect against Candida species. Medical Mycology, 44(3), 289-291. [More Information]
  • Campbell, L., Carter, D. (2006). Looking for sex in the fungal pathogens Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. FEMS Yeast Research, 6(4), 588-598. [More Information]
  • Stat, M., Carter, D., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2006). The evolutionary history of Symbiodinium and scleractinian hosts - Symbiosis, diversity, and the effect of climate change. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 8(1), 23-43.
  • Campbell, L., Fraser, J., Nichols, C., Dietrich, F., Carter, D., Heitman, J. (2005). Clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus gattii from Australia that retain sexual fecundity. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(8), 1410-1419. [More Information]
  • Campbell, L., Currie, B., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Meyer, W., Heitman, J., Carter, D. (2005). Clonality and recombination in genetically differentiated subgroups of Cryptococcus gattii. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(8), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Markovina, A., Pitt, J., Hocking, A., Carter, D., McGee, P. (2005). Diversity of the Trichocomaceae in the Katandra Nature Reserve, Central Coast, NSW, Australia. Mycological Research, 109(9), 964-973. [More Information]
  • Blair, S., Carter, D. (2005). The potential for honey in the management of wound and infection. Healthcare Infection (Previously: Australian Infection Control until 2007), 10(1), 24-31.
  • Lim, S., McRobb, L., Lim, M., Carter, D. (2004). A Comparison Of The Nature And Abundance Of Microsatellites In Fourteen Fungal Genomes. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 41(11), 1025-1036. [More Information]
  • Neumann, M., Backhouse, D., Carter, D., Summerell, B., Burgess, L. (2004). Genetic Structure Of Populations Of Fusarium Proliferatum In Soils Associated With Livistona Mariae Palms In Little Palm Creek, Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Journal of Botany, 52(4), 543-550.
  • Halliday, C., Carter, D. (2003). Clonal reproduction and limited dispersal in an environmental population of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii isolates from Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 703-711.
  • Takabayashi, M., Carter, D., Lopez, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2003). Genetic variation of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata, from western Pacific reefs. Coral Reefs, 22(1), 17-22.
  • Moore, R., Ferguson, K., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Carter, D. (2003). Highly organized structure in the non-coding region of the psbA minicircle from clade C Symbiodinium. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 53(6), 1725-1734.
  • Kasuga, T., White, T., Koenig, G., McEwen, J., Restrepo, A., Castaneda, E., da Silva LaCaz, C., Heins-Vaccari, E., de Freitas, R., Zancope-Oliveira, R., Carter, D., et al (2003). Phylogeography of the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum. Molecular Ecology, 12(12), 3383-3401.
  • Vilcins, I., Krockenberger, M., Agus, H., Carter, D. (2002). Environmental sampling for Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii from the Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney, Australia. Medical Mycology, 40(1), 53-60.
  • Keyeux, G., Rodas, C., Gelvez, N., Carter, D. (2002). Possible migration routes into South America deduced from mitochondrial DNA studies in Colombian Amerindian populations. Human Biology (Detroit): the international journal of population, 74(2), 212-233.
  • Carter, D., Taylor, J., Dechairo, B., Koenig, G., White, T., Burt, A. (2001). Amplified Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and a (GA)n Microsatellite Marker Reveal Genetic Differentiation between populations of Histoplasma capsulatum from the Americas. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 34, 37-48.
  • Carter, D., Loi, T., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2001). Genetic variability of the symbiotic dinoflagellates from the wide ranging coral species Seriatopora hystrix and Acropora longicyathus in the Indo-West Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 222, 97-107.
  • Carter, D., Loh, W., Rodriguez, M., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2001). Latitudinal variability in symbiont specificity within the widespread scleractinian coral Plesiastrea versipora. Marine Biology, 138, 1175-1181.
  • Lim, S., Carter, D., Sukroongreung, S., Tantimavanich, S., Eampokalap,, B., Nilakul,, C., Kulkeratiyut, S., Tansuphaswadikul, S. (2001). Phenotypic switching and genetic diversity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39, 2060-2064.
  • Pope, E., Carter, D. (2001). Phylogenetic placement and host specificity of mycorrhizal isolates belonging to AG-6 and AG-12 in the Rhizoctonia solani species complex. Mycologia, 93, 712-719.

Conferences

  • Moore, R., Slapeta, J., Logsdon, J., Carter, D., Heimann, K. (2008). A phylum of algae closely related to apicomplexan parasites. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Saul, N., Ellis, D., Currie, B., Malik, R., Carter, D., Krockenberger, M. (2008). Environmental isolation and molecular diversity of environmental and clinical isolates of Cryptococcus gattii VGII in Arnhem Land, an area of high endemic disease in Australia. 7th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis 2008.
  • Carter, D., Saul, N., Bui, T., Krockenberger, M., Heitman, J., Malik, R. (2008). Unravelling the enigma of sex and spore production in Cryptococcus. 7th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis 2008.
  • Hemsley, S., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K., Canfield, P., Carter, D., Govendir, M., Griffith, J., Higgins, D., Jobbins, S., Malik, R., Saul, N., et al (2006). Update on Koala Research at the University of Sydney. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Meeting 2008, Australia: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).

2014

  • Billmyre, R., Croll, D., Li, W., Mieczkowski, P., Carter, D., Cuomo, C., Kronstad, J., Heitman, J. (2014). Highly Recombinant VGII Cryptococcus gattii Population Develops Clonal Outbreak Clusters through both Sexual Macroevolution and Asexual Microevolution. mBio, 5(4), e01494-e01514. [More Information]
  • Lu, J., Turnbull, L., Burke, C., Liu, M., Carter, D., Schlothauer, R., Whitchurch, C., Harry, E. (2014). Manuka-type honeys can eradicate biofilms produced by Staphylococcus aureus strains with different biofilm-forming abilities. PeerJ, 2(1), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Dehghan, P., Bui, T., Campbell, L., Lai, Y., Tran-Dinh, N., Zaini, F., Carter, D. (2014). Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of clinical isolates of Aspergillus flavus from Iran reveals the first cases of Aspergillus minisclerotigenes associated with human infection. BMC Infectious Diseases, 14, 358. [More Information]
  • Heitman, J., Carter, D., Dyer, P., Soll, D. (2014). Sexual Reproduction of Human Fungal Pathogens. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 4(8), a019281. [More Information]

2013

  • Weatherby, K., Carter, D. (2013). Chromera velia: The Missing Link in the Evolution of Parasitism. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 85, 119-144. [More Information]
  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2013). Isolation of complete chloroplasts from Chromera velia-the photosynthetic relative of parasitic Apicomplexa. In Tingyun Kuang, Congming Lu, Lixin Zhang (Eds.), Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future, (pp. 436-439). Hangzhou and Berlin: Zhejiang University Press.
  • Muller, P., Alber, D., Turnbull, L., Schlothauer, R., Carter, D., Whitchurch, C., Harry, E. (2013). Synergism between Medihoney and Rifampicin against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). PloS One, 8(2), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Lu, J., Carter, D., Turnbull, L., Rosendale, D., Hedderley, D., Stephens, J., Gannabathula, S., Steinhorn, G., Schlothauer, R., Whitchurch, C., et al (2013). The Effect of New Zealand Kanuka, Manuka and Clover Honeys on Bacterial Growth Dynamics and Cellular Morphology Varies According to the Species. PloS One, 8(2), 1-12. [More Information]

2012

  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of the light-harvesting system in Chromera velia. Photosynthesis Research, 111(1-2), 19-28. [More Information]
  • Packer, J., Irish, J., Herbert, B., Hill, C., Padula, M., Blair, S., Carter, D., Harry, E. (2012). Specific non-peroxide antibacterial effect of manuka honey on the Staphylococcus aureus proteome. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 40(1), 43-50. [More Information]
  • Chen, C., Campbell, L., Blair, S., Carter, D. (2012). The effect of standard heat and filtration processing procedures on antimicrobial activity and hydrogen peroxide levels in honey. Frontiers in Microbiology, 3(JUL), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Chong, H., Campbell, L., Padula, M., Hill, C., Harry, E., Li, S., Wilkins, M., Herbert, B., Carter, D. (2012). Time-Course Proteome Analysis Reveals the Dynamic Response of Cryptococcus gattii Cells to Fluconazole. PloS One, 7(8), 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • D'Souza, C., Kronstad, J., Taylor, G., Warren, R., Yuen, M., Hu, G., Jung, W., Sham, A., Kidd, S., Tangen, K., Meyer, W., Carter, D., et al (2011). Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts. mBio, 2(1), e00342-10-1-e00342-10-11. [More Information]
  • Day, J., Hoang, T., Duong, A., Hong, C., Diep, P., Campbell, J., Sieu, T., Hien, T., Bui, T., Boni, M., Carter, D., et al (2011). Most Cases of Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV-Uninfected Patients in Vietnam Are Due to a Distinct Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Defined Cluster of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii VN1. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(2), 658-664. [More Information]
  • Carter, D., Campbell, L., Saul, N., Krockenberger, M. (2011). Sexual Reproduction of Cryptococcus gattii: a Population Genetics Perspective. In J. Heitman, T Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect and A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast, (pp. 299-311). Washington, United States of America: ASM Press.
  • Weatherby, K., Murray, S., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Surface and Flagella Morphology of the Motile Form of Chromera velia Revealed by Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy. Protist, 162(1), 142-153. [More Information]
  • Irish, J., Blair, S., Carter, D. (2011). The Antibacterial Activity of Honey Derived from Australian Flora. PloS One, 6(3), e18229-(9pp). [More Information]
  • Malik, R., Krockenberger, M., OBrien, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W., Canfield, P. (2011). Veterinary Insights into Cryptococcosis Caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. In J. Heitman, T Kozel, K. Kwon-Chung, J. Perfect and A. Casadevall (Eds.), Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast, (pp. 489-504). Washington, United States of America: ASM Press.

2010

  • Guo, J., Weatherby, K., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2010). Effect of Nutrient Concentration and salinity on Immotile-Motile Transformation of Chromera velia. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 57(5), 444-446. [More Information]
  • Byrnes III, E., Li, W., Lewit, Y., Ma, H., Voelz, K., Ren, P., Carter, D., Chaturvedi, V., Bildfell, R., May, R., et al (2010). Emergence and pathogenicity of highly virulent Cryptococcus gattii genotypes in the northwest United States. PLoS Pathogens, 6(4), e1000850-1-e1000850-16. [More Information]
  • Chong, H., Dagg, R., Malik, R., Chen, S., Carter, D. (2010). In vitro susceptibility of the yeast pathogen Cryptococcus to fluconazole and other azoles varies with molecular genotype. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(11), 4115-4120. [More Information]

2009

  • Carter, D., Byrnes III, E., Li, W., Lewit, Y., Perfect, J., Cox, G., Heitman, J. (2009). First reported case of Cryptococcus gattii in the Southeastern USA: implications for travel-associated acquisition of an emerging pathogen. PloS One, 4(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Stat, M., Loh, W., LaJeunesse, T., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Carter, D. (2009). Stability of coral-endosymbiont associations during and after a thermal stress event in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 28(3), 709-713. [More Information]
  • Tran-Dinh, N., Kennedy, I., Bui, T., Carter, D. (2009). Survey of Vietnamese Peanuts, Corn and Soil for the Presence of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Mycopathologia, 168(5), 257-268. [More Information]
  • Blair, S., Cokcetin, N., Harry, E., Carter, D. (2009). The unusual antibacterial activity of medical-grade Leptospermum honey: antibacterial spectrum, resistance and transcriptome analysis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 28(10), 1199-1208. [More Information]

2008

  • Moore, R., Obornik, M., Janouskovec, J., Chrudimsky, T., Vancova, M., Green, D., Wright, S., Davies, N., Bolch, C., Heimann, K., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., et al (2008). A Photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites. Nature, 451, 959-963. [More Information]
  • Moore, R., Slapeta, J., Logsdon, J., Carter, D., Heimann, K. (2008). A phylum of algae closely related to apicomplexan parasites. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Irish, J., Carter, D., Blair, S., Heard, T. (2008). Antibacterial activity of honey from the Australian stingless bee Trigona carbonaria. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 32, 89-90. [More Information]
  • Karaoglu, H., Lee, C., Carter, D., Meyer, W. (2008). Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Cryptococcus neoformans. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1136-1138.
  • Saul, N., Ellis, D., Currie, B., Malik, R., Carter, D., Krockenberger, M. (2008). Environmental isolation and molecular diversity of environmental and clinical isolates of Cryptococcus gattii VGII in Arnhem Land, an area of high endemic disease in Australia. 7th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis 2008.
  • Saul, N., Krockenberger, M., Carter, D. (2008). Evidence of Recombination in Mixed-Mating-Type and a-Only Populations of Cryptococcus gattii Sourced from Single Eucalyptus Tree hollows. Eukaryotic Cell, 7(4), 727-734. [More Information]
  • Bui, T., Lin, X., Malik, R., Heitman, J., Carter, D. (2008). Isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans from infected animals reveal genetic exchange in unisexual, {alpha} mating type populations. Eukaryotic Cell, 7(10), 1771-1780. [More Information]
  • Stat, M., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Carter, D. (2008). Symbiont acquisition strategy drives host symbiont association in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 27, 763-772. [More Information]
  • Carter, D., Saul, N., Bui, T., Krockenberger, M., Heitman, J., Malik, R. (2008). Unravelling the enigma of sex and spore production in Cryptococcus. 7th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis 2008.

2007

  • Carter, D., Saul, N., Campbell, L., Bui, T., Krockenberger, M. (2007). Sex in Natural Populations of Cryptococcus gattii. In Heitman J; Kronstad J; Taylor J; Casselton L (Eds.), Sex in fungi: molecular determination and evolutionary implications, (pp. 477-488). Washington, D.C: ASM Press.
  • Ilic, Z., Bui, T., Tran-Dinh, N., Dang, M., Kennedy, I., Carter, D. (2007). Survey of Vietnamese coffee beans for the presence of ochratoxigenic Aspergilli. Mycopathologia, 163(3), 177-182. [More Information]

2006

  • Lau, A., Chen, S., Sorrell, T., Carter, D., Malik, R., Martin, P., Halliday, C. (2006). Development and clinical application of a panfungal PCR assay to detect and identify fungal DNA in tissue specimens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, (doi:10.1128/JCM.01862-06) 45 (2)(45 (2)), 380-385. [More Information]
  • Irish, J., Carter, D., Shokohi, T., Blair, S. (2006). Honey has an antifungal effect against Candida species. Medical Mycology, 44(3), 289-291. [More Information]
  • Campbell, L., Carter, D. (2006). Looking for sex in the fungal pathogens Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. FEMS Yeast Research, 6(4), 588-598. [More Information]
  • Stat, M., Carter, D., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2006). The evolutionary history of Symbiodinium and scleractinian hosts - Symbiosis, diversity, and the effect of climate change. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 8(1), 23-43.
  • Hemsley, S., Krockenberger, M., Belov, K., Canfield, P., Carter, D., Govendir, M., Griffith, J., Higgins, D., Jobbins, S., Malik, R., Saul, N., et al (2006). Update on Koala Research at the University of Sydney. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Meeting 2008, Australia: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).

2005

  • Campbell, L., Fraser, J., Nichols, C., Dietrich, F., Carter, D., Heitman, J. (2005). Clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus gattii from Australia that retain sexual fecundity. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(8), 1410-1419. [More Information]
  • Campbell, L., Currie, B., Krockenberger, M., Malik, R., Meyer, W., Heitman, J., Carter, D. (2005). Clonality and recombination in genetically differentiated subgroups of Cryptococcus gattii. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(8), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Markovina, A., Pitt, J., Hocking, A., Carter, D., McGee, P. (2005). Diversity of the Trichocomaceae in the Katandra Nature Reserve, Central Coast, NSW, Australia. Mycological Research, 109(9), 964-973. [More Information]
  • Blair, S., Carter, D. (2005). The potential for honey in the management of wound and infection. Healthcare Infection (Previously: Australian Infection Control until 2007), 10(1), 24-31.

2004

  • Lim, S., McRobb, L., Lim, M., Carter, D. (2004). A Comparison Of The Nature And Abundance Of Microsatellites In Fourteen Fungal Genomes. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 41(11), 1025-1036. [More Information]
  • Neumann, M., Backhouse, D., Carter, D., Summerell, B., Burgess, L. (2004). Genetic Structure Of Populations Of Fusarium Proliferatum In Soils Associated With Livistona Mariae Palms In Little Palm Creek, Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Journal of Botany, 52(4), 543-550.
  • Carter, D., Marra, R., Tran-Dinh, N., Vera, R. (2004). The Development Of Genetic Markers From Fungal Genome Initiatives. In D K Arora; G G Khachatrouians (Eds.), Applied mycology and biotechnology [Volume 4 - Fungal Genomics], (pp. 1-27). Amsterdam Netherlands: Elsevier.

2003

  • Halliday, C., Carter, D. (2003). Clonal reproduction and limited dispersal in an environmental population of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii isolates from Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 703-711.
  • Takabayashi, M., Carter, D., Lopez, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2003). Genetic variation of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata, from western Pacific reefs. Coral Reefs, 22(1), 17-22.
  • Moore, R., Ferguson, K., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Carter, D. (2003). Highly organized structure in the non-coding region of the psbA minicircle from clade C Symbiodinium. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 53(6), 1725-1734.
  • Kasuga, T., White, T., Koenig, G., McEwen, J., Restrepo, A., Castaneda, E., da Silva LaCaz, C., Heins-Vaccari, E., de Freitas, R., Zancope-Oliveira, R., Carter, D., et al (2003). Phylogeography of the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum. Molecular Ecology, 12(12), 3383-3401.

2002

  • Vilcins, I., Krockenberger, M., Agus, H., Carter, D. (2002). Environmental sampling for Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii from the Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney, Australia. Medical Mycology, 40(1), 53-60.
  • Keyeux, G., Rodas, C., Gelvez, N., Carter, D. (2002). Possible migration routes into South America deduced from mitochondrial DNA studies in Colombian Amerindian populations. Human Biology (Detroit): the international journal of population, 74(2), 212-233.
  • Carter, D., Tran, D., Stat, M., Kumar, S., Bui, T., Pitt, J. (2002). The Aflatoxins: Evolution, Function and Prospects for Control. In Rajeev K. Upadhyay (Eds.), Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation, (pp. 47-62). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

2001

  • Carter, D., Taylor, J., Dechairo, B., Koenig, G., White, T., Burt, A. (2001). Amplified Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and a (GA)n Microsatellite Marker Reveal Genetic Differentiation between populations of Histoplasma capsulatum from the Americas. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 34, 37-48.
  • Carter, D., Loi, T., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2001). Genetic variability of the symbiotic dinoflagellates from the wide ranging coral species Seriatopora hystrix and Acropora longicyathus in the Indo-West Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 222, 97-107.
  • Carter, D., Loh, W., Rodriguez, M., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2001). Latitudinal variability in symbiont specificity within the widespread scleractinian coral Plesiastrea versipora. Marine Biology, 138, 1175-1181.
  • Lim, S., Carter, D., Sukroongreung, S., Tantimavanich, S., Eampokalap,, B., Nilakul,, C., Kulkeratiyut, S., Tansuphaswadikul, S. (2001). Phenotypic switching and genetic diversity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39, 2060-2064.
  • Pope, E., Carter, D. (2001). Phylogenetic placement and host specificity of mycorrhizal isolates belonging to AG-6 and AG-12 in the Rhizoctonia solani species complex. Mycologia, 93, 712-719.

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