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Kerry Carson

Dr Kerry Carson

Adjunct Lecturer
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact details
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Western Australia (M504)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6383 4362
+61 8 6457 2891
PathWest Laboratory Medicine, PP Block, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands
Key research
Clostridium difficile
1.Carson KC, Dilworth MJ, Glenn AR (1992) Siderophore production and iron transport in Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae MNF710. Journal of Plant Nutrition 15:2203-2220
2.Carson KC, Holliday S, Glenn AR, Dilworth MJ (1992) Siderophore and organic acid production in root nodule bacteria. Archives of Microbiology 157:264-271
3.Carson KC, Glenn AR, Dilworth MJ (1994) Specificity of siderophore-mediated iron transport in rhizobia. Archives of Microbiology 161:333-339
4.Dilworth MJ, Carson KC, Giles RGF, Byrne LT and Glenn AR (1998) Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae produces a novel trihydroxamate siderophore, vicibactin. Microbiology 144:781-791
5.Stevens JB, Carter RA, Hussain H, Carson KC, Dilworth MJ and Johnston AWB (1998) The fhu genes of Rhizobium leguminosarum which specify siderophore uptake proteins: fhuDCB are adjacent to a pseudogene version of fhuA. Microbiology 145:593-601
6.St Pierre TG, Carson KC, Webb J, Glenn AR and Dilworth MJ (1999) Evidence for polynuclear iron(III) clusters in the root nodule bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae WSM710. Biometals 12:73-76
7.Carson KC, Meyer J-M and Dilworth MJ (2000) Hydroxamate siderophores of root nodule bacteria. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 32:11-21.
8.Rogers, NJ, Carson, KC, Glenn, AR, Dilworth, MJ, Hughes, MN and Poole, RK (2001) Alleviation of aluminum toxicity to Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viciae by the hydroxamate siderophore vicibactin. Biometals, 14, 59-66.
9.Carter, RA, Worsley, PS, Sawers, G, Challis, GL, Dilworth, MJD, Carson, KC, Lawrence, JA, Wexler, M, Johnston, AWB, Yeoman, KH (2002). The vbs genes that direct synthesis of the siderophore vicibactin in Rhizobium leguminosarum: their expression in other genera requires ECF [sigma] factor RpoI. Molecular Microbiology, 44: 1153-1166.
10.Carson, KC, Bartlett JG, Tan T-J, Riley TV (2007). In vitro activity against Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA, of soluble copper silicate, a new topical antimicrobial. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents (Suppl 2), 29: S472-S472
11.Carson, KC, Bartlett JG, Tan T-J, Riley TV (2007). In vitro susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus to a new antimicrobial, copper silicate. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 51: 4505-4507
12.Carson, KC, Aseeri, A, MacKenzie B, and Riley, T (2012). Comparison of illumigene® C. difficile and Geneohm™ Cdiff assays on glutamate dehydrogenase positive faecal samples. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 18 Sup. S3:667-668
13.Lee, J, Postmaster, A, Soon, HP, Keast, D, Carson, KC (2012). Siderophore production by actinomycetes isolates from two soil sites in Western Australia. Biometals, 25:285–296
14.Sudjana, AN, Carson, KC, Carson, CF, Riley, TV, Hammer, K. (2013). Candida albicans adhesion to human epithelial cells and polystyrene and formation of biofilm is reduced by sub-inhibitory Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil Medical Mycology, April 6
15.Duncan CN, Riley TV, Carson KC, Budgeon CA, Siffleet J (2013) The effect of an acidic cleanser versus soap on the skin pH and micro-flora of adult patients: A non-randomised two group crossover study in an intensive care unit. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. S0964-3397(13)00026-8
16.Carson KC, Boseiwaqa LV, Thean SK, Foster NF, Riley TV (2013). Isolation of Clostridium difficile from faecal specimens - a comparison of ChromID C. difficile agar and cycloserine cefoxitin fructose agar. J Med. Micro. 62:1423-1427
17.Boseiwaqa LV, Foster NF, Thean SK, Squire MM, Riley TV, Carson KC (2013). Comparison of ChromID C. difficile agar and cycloserine-cefoxitin fructose agar for the recovery of Clostridium difficile. Pathol. 45(5):495-500.

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