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Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Michael Syvanen, Ph.D.

Professor
Tupper Hall
Room 3224
Davis Campus
(530) 752-4991
e-mail

Recent/Current
Research Funding

Graduate Group Affiliations

Microbiology

Research Interests

Molecular genetics detoxification mechanisms in bacteria and flies; insecticide and antibiotic resistance.

Representative Publications

1996 Syvanen, M., Z. Zhou, J. Wharton, C. Goldsbury, A. Clark. Heterogeneity of the glutathione transferase genes encoding enzymes responsible for insecticide degradation in the housefly. J. Molec. Evol. 43:236-240.
1997 Zhou, Z. and M. Syvanen. A complex glutathione transferase gene family in the housefly Musca domestica. Molecular and General Genetics, 256:187-194.

1997 Syvanen, M. Insertion sequences and their evolutionary role. In: Bacterial Genomes, Physical Structure and Analysis , F. deBruijn, J.R. Lupski, G.M. Weinstock (eds.), Chapman-Hall, Chapter 20, pg. 213-220.
1998 Turner, K.O., M. Syvanen and S. Meizel. The human acrosome reaction is highly sensitive to inhibition by cyclodiene insecticides. Journal of Andrology, 18:571-575.

1998 Syvanen, M. and C. Kado, editors, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Chapman & Hall, London. 474 pgs.

1999 Syvanen, M. Temporal patterns of land plant evolution suggest extensive polyphyly. Pp. 376-386, In: From Symbiosis to Eukaryotism-Endocytobiology VII, (eds. Wagner, E., Normann, J., Greppin, H., Hackstein, J.H.P., Herrmann, R.G., Kowallik, K.v., Schenk, H.E.A., and Seckbach, J.), Geneva University Press.

2002 Syvanen, M. and C. Kado eds  Horizontal Gene Transfer (2nd Edition), Academic Press, New York, London  445 pp. 2002  Syvanen, M. Temporal patterns of eukaryotic evolution suggest extensive polyphly. In: Horizontal Gene Transfer (2nd Edition), Academic Press, New York, London. pp 383-395.

2002 Syvanen, M. On the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer among an arbitrarily chosen group of 26 genes. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 54:258-66

2002 Syvanen M.  Rates of Ribosomal RNA Evolution Are Uniquely Accelerated in Eukaryotes.  J. Mol. Evol. 55:85-91. 2002 Syanen, M  Recent emergence of the  modern genetic code: a proposal.  Trends Genet. 18 (5): 245-8.

2003 Syvanen, M.  Churning out safer microbes for drug delivery Nat Biotechnol. 2003 Jul;21(7):758-9.

2004 Syvanen, M.  Modification of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein expression during experimental infection of rhesus macaques. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Feb 17;101(7):2106-11.
2004 Syvanen, M.  Transcription profile of Helicobacter pylori in the human stomach reflects its physiology in vivo. J Infect Dis. 2004 Sep 1;190(5):946-56.

Recent/Current Teaching

Teaching and Research Awards