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Diminic, J., A. Starcevic, M. Lisfi, D. Baranasic, R. Gacesa, D. Hranueli, P.F. Long, J. Cullum & J. Zucko. Evolutionary concepts in natural products discovery - what actinomycetes have taught us. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol.,41, 211-217, 2014.

Baranasic, D., J. Zucko, J. Diminic, R. Gacesa, P.F. Long, J. Cullum, D. Hranueli & A. Starcevic. Prediction of the substrate specificity of adenylation domains of non-ribosomal peptide synthetases and other protein properties by latent semantic indexing. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 41, 461-467, 2014.

Baranasic, D., R. Gacesa, A. Starcevic, J. Zucko, M. Blazic,M. Horvat,K. Gjuračić,Š. Fujs, D. Hranueli, G. Kosec, J. Cullum & H. Petković. Draft genome sequence of Streptomyces rapamycinicus NRRL 5491, the producer of the immunosuppressant rapamycin. Genome Announc.,1, e00581-13, 2013.

Butorac, A.,·I. Dodig, V. Bačun-Družina, A. Tishbee, J. Mrvčić, K. Hock, J. Diminić & M. Cindrić.The effect of starvation stress on Lactobacillus brevis L62 protein profile determined by de novo sequencing in positive and negative mass spectrometry ion mode. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom., 27, 1045-1054, 2013.

Dunlap, W.C., A. Starcevic, D. Baranasic, J. Diminic, J. Zucko, R. Gacesa, M.J.H. van Oppen, D. Hranueli, J. Cullum & P.F. Long. KEGG orthology-based annotation of the predicted proteome of Acropora digitifera: ZoophyteBase - an open access and searchable database. BMC Genomics, 14, 509, 2013.

Starcevic, A. & P.F. Long. Diversification of animal venom peptides: were Jellyfish the first combinatorial chemists? ChemBioChem, 14, 1407-1409, 2013.

Diminic, J., J. Zucko, I. Trninic Ruzic, R. Gacesa, D. Hranueli, P.F. Long, J. Cullum & A. Starcevic. Data bases of the Thiotemplate Modular Systems (CSDB) and their in silico recombinants (r-CSDB). J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 40, 653-659, 2013.

Hranueli, D., A. Starcevic, J. Zucko, J.D. Rojas, J. Diminic, D. Baranasic, R. Gacesa, G. Padilla, P.F. Long & J. Cullum. Synthetic biology: A novel approach for the construction of industrial microorganisms. Food Technol. Biotechnol., 51, 3-11, 2013.

Blažič, M., M. Lisfi, A. Starcevic, D. Baranasic, D. Goranovič, Š. Fujs, E. Kuščer, G. Kosec, H. Petković, J. Cullum, D. Hranueli & J. Zucko. Annotation of modular PKS and NRPS gene clusters in the genomic DNA of Streptomyces tsukubaensis NRRL18488. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 78, 8183–8190, 2012.

Zucko, J., P.F. Long, D. Hranueli & J. Cullum. Horizontal gene transfer drives convergent evolution of modular polyketide synthases. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 39, 1541-1547, 2012.

Weston A.J., W.C. Dunlap, J.M. Shick, A. Klueter, K. Iglic, A. Vukelic, A. Starcevic, M. Ward, M.L. Wells, C.G. Trick & P.F. Long. A profile of an endosymbiont-enriched fraction of the coral Stylophora pistillata reveals proteins relevant to microbial-host interactions. Mol. Cell. Proteomics, 11: 10.1074/mcp.M111.015487, 1–19, 2012.

Starcevic, A., K. Wolf, J. Diminic, J. Zucko, I. Trninic Ruzic, P.F. Long, D. Hranueli & J. Cullum. Recombinatorial biosynthesis of polyketides. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 39, 503-511, 2012.

Cullum, J., A. Starcevic, J. Zucko, J. Diminic, P.F. Long & D. Hranueli. ClustScan: an integrated program package for the detection and semi-automatic annotation of secondary metabolite clusters in genomic and metagenomic DNA data sets, pp. 423-432. In: F.J. de Bruijn (Ed.), Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011.

Starcevic, A., J. Diminic, J. Zucko, M. Elbekali, T. Schlosser, M. Lisfi, A. Vukelic, P.F. Long, D. Hranueli & J. Cullum. A novel docking domain interface model that can predict recombination between homoeologous modular biosynthetic gene clusters. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 38, 1295-1304, 2011.

Zucko, J., J. Cullum, D. Hranueli & P.F. Long. Evolutionary trajectory of modular polyketide synthases. J. Antibiot., 64, 89-92, 2011.

Starcevic, A., W.C. Dunlap, J. Cullum, J.M. Shick, D. Hranueli & P.F. Long. Gene expression in the scleractinian Acropora microphthalma exposed to high solar irradiance reveals elements of photoprotection and coral bleaching. PLoS ONE, 5: e13975, 2010.

Zucko, J., W.C. Dunlap, J.M. Shick, J. Cullum, F. Cercelet, B. Amin, L. Hammen, T. Lau, J. Williams, D. Hranueli & P.F. Long. Metablic symbiosis: Global genome analysis of the shikimic acid pathway reveals greater gene loss in host-associated than in free-living bacteria. BMC Genomics, 11: 628, 2010.

Zucko, J., A. Starcevic, J. Diminic, M. Elbekali, M. Lisfi, P.F. Long, J. Cullum & D. Hranueli. From DNA sequences to chemical structures – methods for mining microbial genomic and metagenomic datasets for new natural products. Food Technol. Biotechnol., 48, 234-242, 2010.