Mirjam Kaestli

Senior Research Officer

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

20042020

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2020

Multiple livelihood strategies and high floristic diversity increase the adaptive capacity and resilience of Sri Lankan farming enterprises

Melvani, K., Bristow, M., Moles, J., Crase, B. & Kaestli, M., 15 Oct 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 739, p. 1-14 14 p., 139120.

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Pathogen to commensal? Longitudinal within-host population dynamics, evolution, and adaptation during a chronic >16-year Burkholderia pseudomallei infection

Pearson, T., Sahl, J. W., Hepp, C. M., Handady, K., Hornstra, H., Vazquez, A. J., Settles, E., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Williamson, C. H. D., Price, E. P., Sarovich, D. S., Cook, J. M., Wolken, S. R., Bowen, R. A., Tuanyok, A., Foster, J. T., Drees, K. P., Kidd, T. J., Bell, S. C. & 2 others, Currie, B. J. & Keim, P., 5 Mar 2020, In : PLoS Pathogens. 16, 3, p. 1-33 33 p., e1008298.

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Whole-genome sequencing of Burkholderia pseudomallei from an urban melioidosis hot spot reveals a fine-scale population structure and localised spatial clustering in the environment

Rachlin, A. N., Mayo, M., Webb, J., Kleinecke, M., Rigas, V., Harrington, G., Currie, B. & Kaestli, M., 25 Mar 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 11 p., 5443.

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2019

A cluster of melioidosis infections in hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) resolved using genome-wide comparison of a common north Australian strain of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Rachlin, A., Kleinecke, M., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Webb, J. R., Rigas, V., Shilton, C., Benedict, S., Dyrting, K. & Currie, B. J., 21 Aug 2019, In : Microbial Genomics. 5, 8, p. 1-11 11 p.

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Disease Exposure and Antifungal Bacteria on Skin of Invasive Cane Toads, Australia

Weitzman, C. L., Kaestli, M., Gibb, K., Brown, G. P., Shine, R. & Christian, K., Sep 2019, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25, 9, p. 1770-1771 2 p.

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Melioidosis fatalities in captive slender-tailed meerkats (Suricata suricatta): Combining epidemiology, pathology and whole-genome sequencing supports variable mechanisms of transmission with one health implications

Rachlin, A., Shilton, C., Webb, J. R., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Kleinecke, M., Rigas, V., Benedict, S., Gurry, I. & Currie, B. J., 19 Dec 2019, In : BMC Veterinary Research. 15, p. 1-12 12 p., 458.

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Microbial diversity and distribution differ between water column and biofilm assemblages in arid-land waterbodies

Kaestli, M., Munksgaard, N., Gibb, K. & Davis, J., Dec 2019, In : Freshwater Science. 38, 4, p. 869-882 14 p.

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New Pond-Indicator bacteria to complement routine monitoring in a Wet/Dry Tropical wastewater stabilization system

Rose, A., Padovan, A., Christian, K., Kaestli, M., McGuinness, K., Tsoukalis, S. & Gibb, K., 19 Nov 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 11, p. 1-22 22 p., 2422.

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Sources and drivers of contamination along an urban tropical river (Ciliwung, Indonesia): Insights from microbial DNA, isotopes and water chemistry

Duvert, C., Priadi, C. R., Rose, A. M., Abdillah, A., Marthanty, D. R., Gibb, K. S. & Kaestli, M., 10 Sep 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 682, September, p. 382-393 12 p.

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Tracing the environmental footprint of the Burkholderia pseudomallei lipopolysaccharide genotypes in the tropical “Top End” of the Northern Territory, Australia

Webb, J. R., Rachlin, A., Rigas, V., Sarovich, D. S., Price, E. P., Kaestli, M., Ward, L. M., Mayo, M. & Currie, B. J., 26 Jul 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13, 7, p. 1-15 15 p., e0007369.

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Wastewater nitrogen budgets can be resolved by complementary functional gene and physicochemical methods

Rose, A., Munksgaard, N., Kaestli, M., Bodrossy, L., van de Kamp, J., Tsoukalis, S. & Gibb, K., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Water Process Engineering. 29, p. 1-10 10 p., 100802.

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2018

Complete genome sequence of the environmental Burkholderia pseudomallei sequence type 131 isolate MSHR1435, associated with a chronic melioidosis infection

Sahl, J., Mayo, M., Price, E., Sarovich, D., Kaestli, M., Pearson, T., Williamson, C., Nottingham, R., Sheridan, K., Wagner, D., Currie, B. & Keim, P., Mar 2018, In : Genome. 6, 11, p. 1-2 2 p., e00072-18.

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Differences in structure of northern Australian hypolithic communities according to location, rock type, and gross morphology

Guenther, S., Gibb, K., Rose, A. M., Kaestli, M. & Christian, K., 25 Jun 2018, In : AIMS Microbiology. 4, 3, p. 469-481 22 p.

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Ecological patterns in the skin microbiota of frogs from tropical Australia

Christian, K., Weitzman, C., Rose, A., Kaestli, M. & Gibb, K., Nov 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 21, p. 10510-10519 10 p.

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2017

Burkholderia humptydooensis sp. nov., a new species related to Burkholderia thailandensis and the fifth member of the Burkholderia pseudomallei complex

Tuanyok, A., Mayo, M., Scholz, H., Hall, C. M., Allender, C. J., Kaestli, M., Ginther, J. L., Spring-Pearson, S., Bollig, M. C., Stone, J. K., Settles, E. W., Busch, J. D., Sidak-Loftis, L., Sahl, J. W., Thomas, A., Kreutzer, L., Georgi, E., Gee, J. E., Bowen, R. A., Ladner, J. T. & 6 others, Lovett, S., Koroleva, G., Palacios, G., Wagner, D. M., Currie, B. J. & Keim, P., 2017, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 83, 5, p. 1-10 10 p., e02802-16.

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Cadmium uptake and zinc-cadmium antagonism in Australian tropical rock oysters: Potential solutions for oyster aquaculture enterprises

Munksgaard, N., Burchert, S., Kaestli, M., Nowland, S., O'Connor, W. & Gibb, K. S., 2017, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 123, p. 45-56 12 p.

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Phylogeographic, genomic, and meropenem susceptibility analysis of Burkholderia ubonensis

Price, E. P., Sarovich, D. S., Webb, J. R., Hall, C. M., Jaramillo, S. A., Sahl, J. W., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Harrington, G., Baker, A. L., Sidak-Loftis, L. C., Settles, E. W., Lummis, M., Schupp, J. M., Gillece, J. D., Tuanyok, A., Warner, J., Busch, J. D., Keim, P., Currie, B. J. & 1 others, Wagner, D. M., 14 Sep 2017, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11, 9, p. 1-18 18 p., e0005928.

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Spatial and temporal microbial patterns in a tropical macrotidal estuary subject to urbanization

Kaestli, M., Skillington, A., Kennedy, K., Majid, M., Williams, D., McGuinness, K., Munksgaard, N. & Gibb, K., 13 Jul 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, p. 1-14 14 p., 1313.

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Spatial patterns of hypolithic cyanobacterial diversity in Northern Australia

Christian, K., Kaestli, M. & Gibb, K., Sep 2017, In : Ecology and Evolution. 7, 17, p. 7023-7033 11 p.

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Suspected cases of intracontinental Burkholderia pseudomallei sequence type homoplasy resolved using whole-genome sequencing

Aziz, A., Sarovich, D., Harris, T., Kaestli, M., McRobb, E., Mayo, M., Currie, B. & PRICE, E., Nov 2017, In : Microbial Genomics. 3, 11, p. 1-8 8 p., 000139.

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2016

Burkholderia pseudomallei Genotype Distribution in the Northern Territory, Australia

Chapple, S., Price, E., Sarovich, D., McRobb, E., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Spratt, B. & Currie, B., Jan 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 94, 1, p. 68-72 5 p.

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Phylogenomic analysis reveals an Asian origin for African Burkholderia pseudomallei and further supports melioidosis endemicity in Africa

Sarovich, D., Garin, B., De Smet, B., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Vandamme, P., Jacobs, J., Lompo, P., Tahita, M., Tinto, H., Djaomalaza, I., Currie, B. & Price, E., 9 Mar 2016, In : mSphere. 1, 2, p. 1-12 12 p., e00089-15.

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The association of melioidosis with climatic factors in Darwin, Australia: A 23-year time-series analysis

Kaestli, M., Grist, EPM., Ward, L., Hill, A., Mayo, M. & Currie, B., 2016, In : Journal of Infection. 72, 6, p. 687-697 11 p.

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The melioidosis agent Burkholderia pseudomallei and related opportunistic pathogens detected in faecal matter of wildlife and livestock in northern Australia

Hoger, A., Mayo, M., Price, E., Rigas, V., Harrington, G., Machunter, B., Low Choy, J., Currie, B. & Kaestli, M., Jul 2016, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 144, 9, p. 1924-1932 9 p.

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Unprecedented melioidosis cases in northern Australia caused by an Asian Burkholderia pseudomallei strain identified by using large-scale comparative genomics

Price, E., Sarovich, D., Smith, E., Machunter, B., Harrington, G., Rigas, V., Hall, C., Hornstra, H., McRobb, E., Podin, Y., Mayo, M., Sahl, J., Wagner, D. M., Keim, P., Kaestli, M. & Currie, B., Feb 2016, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82, 3, p. 954-963 10 p.

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2015

Burkholderia stagnalis sp. nov. and Burkholderia territorii sp. nov., two novel Burkholderia cepacia complex species from environmental and human sources

De Smet, B., Mayo, M., Peeters, C., Zlosnik, J. E. A., Spilker, T., Hird, T. J., LiPuma, J., Kidd, T., Kaestli, M., Ginther, J. L., Wagner, D. M., Keim, P. S., Bell, S., Jacobs, J. A., Currie, B. & Vandamme, P., 2015, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 65, p. 2265-2271 7 p.

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Diverse Burkholderia species isolated from soils in the southern United States with no evidence of B. pseudomallei

Hall, C. M., Busch, J., Shippy, K., Allender, C., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Sahl, J., Schupp, J., Colman, R., Keim, P. S., Currie, B. & Wagner, D. M., 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 11, p. 1-15 15 p., e0143254 .

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Identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei Near-Neighbor Species in the Northern Territory of Australia

Ginther, J. L., Mayo, M., Warrington, S., Kaestli, M., Mullins, T., Wagner, D. M., Currie, B., Tuanyok, A. & Keim, P., 2015, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9, 6, p. 1-13 13 p., e.0003892.

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Tracing melioidosis back to the source: using whole-genome sequencing to investigate an outbreak originating from a contaminated domestic water supply

McRobb, E., Sarovich, D., Price, E., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Currie, B. & Keim, P., Apr 2015, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 53, 4, p. 1144-1148 5 p.

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Use of whole-genome sequencing to link Burkholderia pseudomallei from air sampling to mediastinal melioidosis, Australia

Currie, B., Price, E., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Rigas, V., Harrington, I. B., Harrington, G. & Sarovich, D., Nov 2015, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 21, 11, p. 2052-2054 3 p.

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What Drives the Occurrence of the Melioidosis Bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in Domestic Gardens?

Kaestli, M., Harrington, G., Mayo, M., Chatfield, M., Harrington, I. B., Hill, A., Munksgaard, N., Gibb, K. & Currie, B., 2015, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9, 3, p. 1-16 16 p., e0003635.

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Whole-genome sequences of 80 environmental and clinical isolates of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Johnson, S. L., Baker, A. L., Chain, P. S., Currie, B. J., Daligault, H. E., Davenport, K. W., Davis, C. B., Inglis, T. J. J., Kaestli, M., Koren, S., Mayo, M., Merritt, A. J., Price, E. P., Sarovich, D. S., Warner, J. & Rosovitz, M. J., 2015, In : Genome Announcements (genomeA). 3, 1, p. 1-3 3 p., e01282-14.

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Whole-genome sequencing of Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from an unusual melioidosis case identifies a polyclonal infection with the same multilocus sequence type

Price, E., Sarovich, D., Viberg, L., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Tuanyok, A., Foster, J., Keim, P. S., Pearson, T. & Currie, B., Jan 2015, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 53, 1, p. 282-286 5 p., e01282-14.

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2014

Burkholderia pseudomallei Isolates from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, Are Predominantly Susceptible to Aminoglycosides and Macrolides

Podin, Y., Sarovich, D., Price, E., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Hii, K., Ngian, H., Wong, S-C., Wong, I., Wong, J., Mohan, A., Ooi, M., Fam, T., Wong, J., Tuanyok, A., Keim, P. S., Giffard, P. & Currie, B., 2014, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 58, 1, p. 162-166 5 p.

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Distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Northern Australia, a land of diversity

McRobb, E., Kaestli, M., Price, E., Sarovich, D., Mayo, M., Warner, J., Spratt, B. & Currie, B., 2014, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80, 11, p. 3463-3468 6 p.

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Variable Virulence Factors in Burkholderia pseudomallei (Melioidosis) Associated with Human Disease

Sarovich, D., Price, E., Webb, J., Ward, L., Voutsinos, M., Tuanyok, A., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M. & Currie, B., 11 Mar 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 3, p. 1-4 4 p., e91682.

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2013

Accurate and Rapid Identification of the Burkholderia pseudomallei Near-Neighbour, Burkholderia ubonensis Using Real-Time PCR

Price, E., Sarovich, D., Webb, J., Ginther, J. L., Mayo, M., Cook, J., Seymour, M., Kaestli, M., Rigas, V., Hall, C., Busch, J., Foster, J., Keim, P. S., Wagner, D. M., Tuanyok, A., Pearson, T. & Currie, B., 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 8, p. 1-6 6 p., e71647.

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Reliability of Automated Biochemical Identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei Is Regionally Dependent

Podin, Y., Kaestli, M., McMahon, J., Hennessy, J., Ngian, H., Ngian, J. S., Mohan, A., Wong, S-C., William, T., Mayo, M., Baird, R. & Currie, B., 2013, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51, 9, p. 3076-3078 3 p.

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Systematic Review and Consensus Guidelines for Environmental Sampling of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Limmathurotsakul, D., Dance, D., Wuthiekanun, V., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Warner, J., Wagner, D. M., Tuanyok, A., Wertheim, H., Cheng, T. Y., Mukhopadhyay, C., Puthucheary, S., Day, N., Steinmetz, I., Currie, B. & Peacock, S. J., 21 Mar 2013, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 7, 3, p. e2105-1-e2105-11 11 p.

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Within-Host Evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei over a Twelve-Year Chronic Carriage Infection

Price, E., Sarovich, D., Mayo, M., Tuanyok, A., drees, K., Kaestli, M., Beckstrom-Sternberg, S., Babic-Sternberg, Kidd, T., Bell, S., Keim, P. S., Pearson, T. & Currie, B., 2013, In : mBio. 4, 4, p. 1-10 10 p., e00388-13.

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2012

Comparison of TaqMan PCR Assays for Detection of the Melioidosis Agent Burkholderia pseudomallei in Clinical Specimens

Kaestli, M., Richardson, L. J., Colman, R., Tuanyok, A., Price, E., Bowers, J., Mayo, M., Kelley, E., Seymour, M., Sarovich, D., Pearson, T., Engelthaler, D. M., Wagner, D. M., Keim, P. S., Schupp, J. & Currie, B., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 50, 6, p. 2059-2062 4 p.

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Detection of Burkholderia pseudomallei O-antigen serotypes in near-neighbor species

Stone, J., Mayo, M., Grasso, S., Ginther, J. L., Warrington, S., Allender, C., Doyle, A., Georgia, S., Kaestli, M., Broomall, S., Karavis, M., Insalaco, J., Hubbard, K., McNew, L., Gibbons, H., Currie, B., Keim, P. S. & Tuanyok, A., 2012, In : BMC Microbiology. 12, p. 1-8 8 p., 250.

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Development and Validation of Burkholderia pseudomallei-Specific Real-Time PCR Assays for Clinical, Environmental or Forensic Detection Applications

Price, E., Dale, J., Cook, J., Sarovich, D., Seymour, M., Ginther, J. L., Kaufman, L., Beckstrom-Sternberg, S., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Glass, M., Gee, J., Wuthiekanun, V., Warner, J., Baker, A., Foster, J., TAN, P., Tuanyok, A., Limmathurotsakul, D., Peacock, S. J. & 4 others, Currie, B., Wagner, D. M., Keim, P. S. & Pearson, T., 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 5, p. 1-9 9 p., e37723.

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Out of the ground: Aerial and exotic habitats of the melioidosis bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei in grasses in Australia

Kaestli, M., Schmid, M., Mayo, M., Rothballer, M., Harrington, G., Richardson, L., Hill, A., Hill, J., Tuanyok, A., Keim, P., Hartmann, A. & Currie, B. J., Aug 2012, In : Environmental Microbiology. 14, 8, p. 2058-2070 13 p.

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The genetic and molecular basis of O-antigenic diversity in Burkholderia pseudomallei lipopolysaccharide

Tuanyok, A., Stone, J., Mayo, M., Kaestli, M., Gruendike, J., Georgia, S., Warrington, S., Mullins, T., Allendar, C., Wagner, D. M., Chantratitia, N., Peacock, S. J., Currie, B. & Keim, P. S., 2012, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., e1453.

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Towards a rapid molecular diagnostic for melioidosis: Comparison of DNA extraction methods from clinical specimens

Richardson, L. J., Kaestli, M., Mayo, M., Bowers, J. R., Tuanyok, A., Schupp, J., Engelthaler, D., Wagner, D. M., Keim, P. S. & Currie, B. J., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 88, 1, p. 179-181 3 p.

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