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+64 3 479 8053
Senior Teaching Fellow
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
BSc(Hons) PhD(Otago)
Research summary
Microbiology of the gastrointestinal tract


Dr Bateup's research (in collaboration with Professor Gerald Tannock) has focused on lactobacilli, which are members of the normal microflora of several animal species.

One study involved the production of the enzyme bile salt hydrolase (which deconjugates conjugated bile salts in the intestinal tract resulting in deconjugated bile acids) and the enzyme's effect on bacterial growth. In another project, molecular techniques such as ribotyping were used to investigate the lactobacilli present in the gastrointestinal tract of swine.


Bateup, J. (2014). Microbiology and immunology workshop. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) Science Conference (SciCon). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bateup, J. (2013). Fostering links between schools and universities. Proceedings of the 4th First Year Biology Educators Colloquium (FYBEC4). (pp. 4). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Heng, N. C. K., Bateup, J. M., Loach, D. M., Wu, X., Jenkinson, H. F., Morrison, M., & Tannock, G. W. (1999). Influence of different functional elements of plasmid pGT232 on maintenance of recombinant plasmids in Lactobacillus reuteri populations in vitro and in vivo. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 65, 5378-5385. Journal - Research Article

Bateup, J., Dobbinson, S., McConnell, M. A., Munro, K., & Tannock, G. W. (1998). Molecular analysis of the composition of Lactobacillus populations inhabiting the stomach and caecum of pigs. Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease, 10, 95-102. Journal - Research Article

Tannock, G. W., Bateup, J. M., & Jenkinson, H. F. (1997). Effect of sodium taurocholate on the in vitro growth of lactobacilli. Microbial Ecology, 33(2), 163-167. Journal - Research Article

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