Matthew Posewitz Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, USA
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Sarah D’Adamo Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, USA
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Fiona K. Davies
  • Colorado School of Mines
Research focus
  • Molecular biology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, 2008

Current position

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines, USA


  1. Jackson, S. A., Eaton-Rye, J. J., Bryant, D. A., Posewitz, M. C. and Davies, F. K. (2015). Dynamics of Photosynthesis in a Glycogen-Deficient glgC Mutant of Synechococcus sp. Strain PCC 7002. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(18): 6210-6222.
  2. Work, V. H., Melnicki, M. R., Hill, E. A., Davies, F. K., Kucek, L. A., Beliaev, A. S. and Posewitz, M. C. (2015). Lauric Acid Production in a Glycogen-Less Strain of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 3: 48.
  3. Davies, F. K., Jinkerson, R. E. and Posewitz, M. C. (2015). Toward a photosynthetic microbial platform for terpenoid engineering. Photosynth Res 123(3): 265-284.
  4. Davies, F. K., Work, V. H., Beliaev, A. S. and Posewitz, M. C. (2014). Engineering Limonene and Bisabolene Production in Wild Type and a Glycogen-Deficient Mutant of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2: 21.
  5. Bentley, F. K., Zurbriggen, A. and Melis, A. (2014). Heterologous expression of the mevalonic acid pathway in cyanobacteria enhances endogenous carbon partitioning to isoprene. Mol Plant 7(1): 71-86.
  6. Work, V. H., Bentley, F. K., Scholz, M. J., D’Adamo, S., Gu, H., Volger, B. W., Franks, D. T., Stanish, L. F., Jinkerson, R. E. and Posewitz, M. C. (2013). Biocommodities from photosynthetic microorganisms. Environ Prog Sustain 32:989-1001.
  7. Bentley, F. K., Garcia-Cerdan, J. G., Chen, H. C. and Melis, A. (2013). Paradigm of monoterpenes (beta-phellandrene) hydrocarbons production via photosynthesis in cyanobacteria. Bioenerg Res 6:917-929.
  8. Bentley, F. K. and Melis, A. (2012). Diffusion-based process for carbon dioxide uptake and isoprene emission in gaseous/aqueous two-phase photobioreactors by photosynthetic microorganisms. Biotechnol Bioeng 109(1): 100-109.
  9. Rhodes, J. M., Bentley, F. K., Print, C. G., Dorsett, D., Misulovin, Z., Dickinson, E. J., Crosier, K. E., Crosier, P. S. and Horsfield, J. A. (2010). Positive regulation of c-Myc by cohesin is direct, and evolutionarily conserved. Dev Biol 344(2): 637-649.
  10. Bentley, F. K., Luo, H., Dilbeck, P., Burnap, R. L. and Eaton-Rye, J. J. (2008). Effects of inactivating psbM and psbT on photodamage and assembly of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochemistry 47(44): 11637-11646.
  11. Veerman, J., Bentley, F. K., Eaton-Rye, J. J., Mullineaux, C. W., Vasil'ev, S. and Bruce, D. (2005). The PsbU subunit of photosystem II stabilizes energy transfer and primary photochemistry in the phycobilisome-photosystem II assembly of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochemistry 44(51): 16939-16948.
  12. Summerfield, T. C., Shand, J. A., Bentley, F. K. and Eaton-Rye, J. J. (2005). PsbQ (Sll1638) in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is required for photosystem II activity in specific mutants and in nutrient-limiting conditions. Biochemistry 44(2): 805-815.
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Authors:  Fiona K. Davies, Sarah D’Adamo and Matthew C. Posewitz, date: 04/20/2016, view: 9311, Q&A: 0
Under certain growth conditions some microorganisms secrete organic acids into the extracellular medium to relieve the accumulation of excess energy carriers, and/or to reduce toxic concentrations of organic acids. For example, a glycogen-deficient ∆ ...
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