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Department of Biochemistry profile

Dr Margi Butler

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry
QualificationsBScHons PhD
Research summaryGenetics of yeasts and plants

Research

I work in the laboratory of Professor Russell Poulter. My research focuses on the use of comparative genomic approaches to discover mobile genetic elements in fungal genomes.

Publications

Poulter, R. T. M., & Butler, M. I. (2015). Tyrosine recombinase retrotransposons and transposons. In N. L. Craig, M. Chandler, M. Gellert, A. M. Lambowitz, P. A. Rice & S. B. Sandmeyer (Eds.), Mobile DNA III. (pp. 1271-1291). Washington, DC: ASM Press.

Poulter, R. T. M., & Butler, M. I. (2015). Tyrosine recombinase retrotransposons and transposons. Microbiology Spectrum, 3(2), MDNA3-0036-2014. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.MDNA3-0036-2014

Ciarroni, S., Gallipoli, L., Taratufolo, M. C., Butler, M. I., Poulter, R. T., Pourcel, C., … Mazzaglia, A. (2015). Development of a Multiple Loci Variable number of tandem repeats Analysis (MLVA) to unravel the intra-pathovar structure of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae populations worldwide. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0135310. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135310

Butler, M. I., Stockwell, P. A., Black, M. A., Day, R. C., Lamont, I. L., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2013). Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae from recent outbreaks of kiwifruit bacterial canker belong to different clones that originated in China. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e57464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057464

Bishop, P. J., Speare, R., Poulter, R., Butler, M., Speare, B. J., Hyatt, A., … Haigh, A. (2009). Elimination of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis by Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 84(1), 9-15. doi: 10.3354/dao02028

Chapter in Book - Research

Poulter, R. T. M., & Butler, M. I. (2015). Tyrosine recombinase retrotransposons and transposons. In N. L. Craig, M. Chandler, M. Gellert, A. M. Lambowitz, P. A. Rice & S. B. Sandmeyer (Eds.), Mobile DNA III. (pp. 1271-1291). Washington, DC: ASM Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Poulter, R. T. M., & Butler, M. I. (2015). Tyrosine recombinase retrotransposons and transposons. Microbiology Spectrum, 3(2), MDNA3-0036-2014. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.MDNA3-0036-2014

Ciarroni, S., Gallipoli, L., Taratufolo, M. C., Butler, M. I., Poulter, R. T., Pourcel, C., … Mazzaglia, A. (2015). Development of a Multiple Loci Variable number of tandem repeats Analysis (MLVA) to unravel the intra-pathovar structure of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae populations worldwide. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0135310. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135310

Butler, M. I., Stockwell, P. A., Black, M. A., Day, R. C., Lamont, I. L., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2013). Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae from recent outbreaks of kiwifruit bacterial canker belong to different clones that originated in China. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e57464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057464

Bishop, P. J., Speare, R., Poulter, R., Butler, M., Speare, B. J., Hyatt, A., … Haigh, A. (2009). Elimination of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis by Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 84(1), 9-15. doi: 10.3354/dao02028

Ma, L.-J., Ibrahim, A. S., Skory, C., Grabherr, M. G., Burger, G., Butler, M., … Poulter, R., … Wickes, B. L. (2009). Genomic analysis of the basal lineage fungus Rhizopus oryzae reveals a whole-genome duplication. PLoS Genetics, 5(7), e1000549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000549

Pearl, E. J., Bokor, A. A. M., Butler, M. I., Poulter, R. T. M., & Wilbanks, S. M. (2007). Preceding hydrophobic and β-branched amino acids attenuate splicing by the CnePRP8 intein. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: General Subjects, 1774, 995-1001. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2007.05.015

Poulter, R. T. M., Goodwin, T. J. D., & Butler, M. I. (2007). The nuclear-encoded inteins of fungi. Fungal Genetics & Biology, 44(3), 153-179.

Goodwin, T. J. D., Butler, M. I., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2006). Multiple, non-allelic, intein-coding sequences in eukaryotic RNA polymerase genes. BMC Biology, 4, 38. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-4-38

Butler, M. I., Gray, J., Goodwin, T. J. D., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2006). The distribution and evolutionary history of the PRP8 intein. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 6, 42. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-6-42

Butler, M. I., Goodwin, T. J. D., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2005). Two new fungal inteins. Yeast, 22, 493-501.

Butler, M. I., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2005). The PRP8 inteins in Cryptococcus are a source of phylogenetic and epidemiological information. Fungal Genetics & Biology, 42, 452-463.

Goodwin, T., Butler, M. I., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2003). Cryptons: A group of tyrosine-recombinase-encoding DNA transposons from pathogenic fungi. Microbiology, 149, 3099-3109.

Goodwin, T., Dalle Nogare, D. E., Butler, M. I., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2003). Ty3/gypsy-like retrotransposons in Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis: Tca3 and Tcd3. Yeast, 20, 493-508.

Poulter, R. T. M., Goodwin, T., & Butler, M. I. (2003). Vertebrate helentrons and other novel Helitrons. Gene, 313, 201-212.

Butler, M. I., Goodwin, T. J. D., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2001). A nuclear-encoded intein in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Yeast, 18(15), 1365-1370.

Butler, M., Goodwin, T., & Poulter, R. (2001). An unusual vertebrate LTR retrotransposon from the cod Gadus morhua. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 18(3), 443-447.

Holton, N. J., Goodwin, T. J. D., Butler, M. I., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2001). An active retrotransposon in Candida albicans. Nucleic Acids Research, 29(19), 4014-4024.

Butler, M. I., Goodwin, T. J. D., Simpson, M., Singh, M., & Poulter, R. T. M. (2001). Vertebrate LTR retrotransposons of the Tf1/sushi group. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 52(3), 260-274.

Poulter, R. T. M., Butler, M. I., & Ormandy, J. E. E. (1999). A LINE element from the pufferfish (fugu) Fugu rubripes which shows similarity to the CR1 family of non-LTR retrotransposons. Gene, 227(2), 169-179.

Poulter, R. T., & Butler, M. I. (1998). A retrotransposon family from the pufferfish (fugu) Fugu rubripes. Gene, 215, 241-249.

Matthews, G. D., Goodwin, T. J. D., Butler, M. I., Berryman, T. A., & Poulter, R. T. (1997). pCal, a highly unusual Ty1/copia Retrotransposon from the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans. Journal of Bacteriology, 179(22), 7118-7128.

Butler, M. I., & Burns, C. (1995). Effects of temperature and food level on growth and development of a planktonic water mite. Hydrobiologia, 308, 153-165.

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