Anthony Baker

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Anthony Baker

Operations Manager, TIA and School of Land and Food

Room 401, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 6690 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Bacteriology (060501)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Microbial Genetics (060503)
  • Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309)
  • Genetic Immunology (060406)
  • Virology (060506)
  • Biodiscovery (100201)

Research Objectives

  • Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) (920404)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Environmental Health (920405)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)
  • National Security (810107)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)


Total publications


Journal Article

(18 outputs)
2017Nahar A, Baker AL, Bowman JP, Britz ML, 'Draft genome sequences of two Lactobacillus casei strains isolated from cheddar cheese and a fermented Milk drink', Genome Announcements, 5, (44) Article e01235-17. ISSN 2169-8287 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01235-17 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bowman JP; Britz ML


2017Nahar A, Baker AL, Charleston MA, Bowman JP, Britz ML, 'Draft genome sequences of three sub-Antarctic Rhodococcus spp., including two novel psychrophilic genomospecies', Genome Announcements, 5, (36) Article e00898-17. ISSN 2169-8287 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00898-17 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Charleston MA; Bowman JP; Britz ML


2017Nahar A, Baker AL, Charleston MA, Britz ML, 'Draft Genome Sequence of Subantarctic Rhodococcus sp. Strain 1139', Genome Announcements, 5, (14) Article e00090-17. ISSN 2169-8287 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00090-17 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Charleston MA; Britz ML


2017Price EP, Sarovich DS, Webb JR, Hall CM, Jaramillo SA, et al., 'Phylogeographic, genomic, and meropenem susceptibility analysis of Burkholderia ubonensis', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11, (9) Article e0005928. ISSN 1935-2727 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005928 [eCite] [Details]


2017Vandamme P, Peeters C, De Smet B, Price EP, Sarovich DS, et al., 'Comparative genomics of Burkholderia singularis sp. nov., a low G+C content, free-living bacterium that defies taxonomic dissection of the genus Burkholderia', Frontiers in Microbiology, 8 Article 1679. ISSN 1664-302X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01679 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1


2017Nahar A, Baker AL, Charleston M, Bowman JP, Britz ML, 'Draft genome sequences of two novel sub-Antarctic Williamsia species', Genome Announcements, 5, (41) Article e01047-17. ISSN 2169-8287 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01047-17 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Charleston M; Bowman JP; Britz ML


2016Baker AL, Warner JM, 'Burkholderia pseudomallei is frequently detected in groundwater that discharges to major watercourses in northern Australia', Folia Microbiologica, 61, (4) pp. 301-305. ISSN 0015-5632 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12223-015-0438-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2


2015Baker AL, Ezzahir J, Gardiner C, Shipton W, Warner JM, 'Environmental attributes influencing the distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in Northern Australia', PLoS One, 10, (9) Article e0138953. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138953 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7


2015Johnson SL, Baker AL, Chain PS, Currie BJ, Daligault HE, et al., 'Whole-genome sequences of 80 environmental and clinical isolates of Burkholderia pseudomallei', Genome Announcements, 3, (1) Article e01282-14. ISSN 2169-8287 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01282-14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7


2013Baker A, Mayo M, Owens L, Burgess G, Norton R, et al., 'Biogeography of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the Torres Strait Islands of Northern Australia', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51, (8) pp. 2520-2525. ISSN 0095-1137 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00418-13 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6


2012Price EP, Dale JL, Cook JM, Sarovich DS, Seymour ML, et al., 'Development and validation of Burkholderia pseudomallei-specific real-time PCR assays for clinical, environmental or forensic detection applications', PLoS One, 7, (5) Article e37723. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037723 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17


2011Baker A, Tahani D, Gardiner C, Bristow KL, Greenhill AR, et al., 'Groundwater seeps facilitate exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77, (20) pp. 7243-7246. ISSN 0099-2240 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/AEM.05048-11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19


2011Baker AL, Pearson T, Price EP, Dale J, Keim P, et al., 'Molecular phylogeny of Burkholderia pseudomallei from a remote region of Papua New Guinea', PLoS One, 6, (3) Article e18343. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018343 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8


2011Dale J, Price EP, Hornstra H, Busch JD, Mayo M, et al., 'Epidemiological tracking and population assignment of the non-clonal bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5, (12) Article e1381. ISSN 1935-2735 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13


2010Garland S, Baker A, Phillott AD, Skerratt LF, 'BSA reduces inhibition in a TaqMan assay for the detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis', Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 92, (2-3) pp. 113-116. ISSN 0177-5103 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/dao02053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 44


2010Hoque MA, Grace D, Skerratt LF, Garland S, Hayakijkosol O, et al., 'Monitoring the health of wild birds in North Queensland of Australia', Kokako, 17, (21) pp. 34-35. ISSN 1173-5465 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2010Marshall K, Shakya S, Greenhill AR, Padilla G, Baker A, et al., 'Antibiosis of Burkholderia ubonensis against Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent for meliodiosis', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 41, (4) pp. 904-912. ISSN 0125-1562 (2010) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 21073065 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16


2010Shipton WA, Baker AL, Blaney BJ, Horwood PF, Warner JM, et al., 'Nitrogen fixation associated with sago (Metroxylon sagu) and some implications', Letters in Applied Microbiology, 52, (1) pp. 56-61. ISSN 0266-8254 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2010.02967.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2012Levy A, Baker A, 'The Association of Burkholderia pseudomallei with plants and mycorrhizal fungi', Melioidosis - A Century of Observation and Research, Elsevier, N Ketheesan (ed), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 365-370. ISBN 978-0-444-53479-8 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

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Research Supervision




PhDComparison of Cellular, Surface and Secreted Proteins Produced During Starvation and Acid Stress Conditions for Lactobacillus casei Using Proteomics2013
PhDLipid production from Rhodococcus opacus PD630 by using low cost carbon sources2014
PhDMicrobial Nanoparticles in the Control, Survival and Growth of Spoilage and Pathogenic Microorganisms on Selected Food2015