Dr Elisa Granato

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in bacterial interactions and how these behaviours evolved. A molecular microbiologist by training, I soon became fascinated by ecology and social evolution. Now, I aim to investigate how bacteria deal with competitors, and how they adapt their combat strategies to their environment.

Selected Publications

Granato ET, Ziegenhain C, Marvig RL, Kümmerli R. Low spatial structure and selection against secreted virulence factors attenuates pathogenicity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The ISME Journal (2018) doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0231-9

Granato ET, Kümmerli R. The path to re-evolve cooperation is constrained in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017) doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-1060-6

Granato ET, Harrison F, Kümmerli R, Ross-Gillespie A. Do Bacterial “Virulence Factors” Always Increase Virulence? A Meta-analysis of Pyoverdine Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Test Case. Frontiers in Microbiology (2016) doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01952

Kümmerli R, Santorelli L, Granato ET, Dumas Z, Griffin AS, West SA. Co-evolutionary dynamics between public good producers and cheats in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2015) 28: 2264–2274. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12751

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