A paper written by Dr Ben Swift, published in Microbial Biotechnology, has been recognised as being among the top 10% of their most downloaded papers for the period January 2018 and December 2019. This is a great achievement, showing how this research has generated impact.
The paper "The development and use of Actiphage® to detect viable mycobacteria from bovine tuberculosis and Johne’s disease‐infected animals" describes the development of a method that exploits bacteriophage D29 as a lysis agent for efficient DNA extraction from low numbers of mycobacterial cells. The work was funded by Research England and also involved researchers from University of Nottingham and Moredun Research Institute.
Swift, B M C; Meade, N; Barron, E S; Bennett, M; Perehenic, T; Hughes, V; Stevenson, K; Rees, C E D
The development and use of Actiphage® to detect viable mycobacteria from bovine tuberculosis and Johne’s disease‐infected animals
Microbial Biotechnology. 2019.