Ratcliff, William


Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota

Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

BioTechnology Institute

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2011


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Selected Publications:

Ratcliff WC, Denison RF, Borrello M, Travisano M. 2012. Experimental evolution of multicellularity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA.

Ratcliff WC, Underbakke K, Denison RF. 2012. Measuring the fitness of symbiotic rhizobia. Symbiosis.

Ratcliff WC, Denison RF. 2011. Alernative actions for antibiotics. Science 332 (6029): 547.

Ratcliff WC, Denison RF. 2011. Bacterial persistence and bet hedging in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Communicative & Integrative Biology 4(1):98.

Ratcliff WC, Denison RF. 2010. Invidiaul-level bet-hedging in the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti. Current Biology 20(19):1740-1744.

Ratcliff WC. 2010. Resource hoarding facilitates cheating in the legume-rhizobia symbiosis and bet-hedging in the soil.

Ratcliff WC, Hawthorne P, Travisano M, Denison RF. 2009. When stress predicts a shrinking gene pool, trading early reproduction for longevity can increase fitness, even with lower fecundity. PLoS ONE 4(6):e6055.

Ratciff WC, Denison RF. 2009. Rhizobitoxine producers gain more poly-3-hyrdoxybutyrate in symbiosis than do competing rhizobia, but reduce plant growth. The ISME Journal 3(7):870-872.

Ratcliff WC, Kadam SV, Denison RF. 2008. Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) supports survival and repdouction in starving rhizobia. FEMS Microbiolog Ecology 65(3):391-399.

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