Justin Merritt

Associate Professor

  • 2172 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
20012020

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Research Output

  • 2172 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 70 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Letter
2009

Autoaggregation response of Fusobacterium nucleatum

Merritt, J., Niu, G., Okinaga, T. & Qi, F., Dec 2009, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75, 24, p. 7725-7733 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Bacterial and host interactions of oral streptococci

Kreth, J., Merritt, J. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2009, In : DNA and Cell Biology. 28, 8, p. 397-403 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Scopus citations

Genes involved in the repression of mutacin I production in Streptococcus mutans

Nguyen, T., Zhang, Z., Huang, I. H., Wu, C., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., 2009, In : Microbiology. 155, 2, p. 551-556 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Role of the Streptococcus mutans irvA gene in GbpC-independent, dextran-dependent aggregation and biofilm formation

Zhu, M., Ajdić, D., Liu, Y., Lynch, D., Merritt, J. & Banas, J. A., Nov 1 2009, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75, 22, p. 7037-7043 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations
2008

Characterization of irvR, a novel regulator of the irvA-dependent pathway required for genetic competence and dextran-dependent aggregation in Streptococcus mutans

Niu, G., Okinaga, T., Zhu, L., Banas, J., Qi, F. & Merritt, J., Nov 1 2008, In : Journal of bacteriology. 190, 21, p. 7268-7274 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Immunological evaluation of Lactobacillus casei Zhang: A newly isolated strain from koumiss in Inner Mongolia, China

Ya, T., Zhang, Q., Chu, F., Merritt, J., Bilige, M., Sun, T., Du, R. & Zhang, H., Nov 19 2008, In : BMC Immunology. 9, 68.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations

Role of sucrose in the fitness of Streptococcus mutans

Kreth, J., Zhu, L., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jun 1 2008, In : Oral microbiology and immunology. 23, 3, p. 213-219 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations

The cia operon of Streptococcus mutans encodes a unique component required for calcium-mediated autoregulation

He, X., Wu, C., Yarbrough, D., Sim, L., Niu, G., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Oct 1 2008, In : Molecular Microbiology. 70, 1, p. 112-126 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations
2007

Construction of a counterselection-based in-frame deletion system for genetic studies of Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Tsang, P., Zheng, L., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Apr 1 2007, In : Oral microbiology and immunology. 22, 2, p. 95-102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Genetic characterization of the hdrRM operon: A novel high-cell-density-responsive regulator in Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Zheng, L., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 8, p. 2765-2773 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
78 Scopus citations

The response regulator ComE in Streptococcus mutans functions both as a transcription activator of mutacin production and repressor of CSP biosynthesis

Kreth, J., Hung, D. C. I., Merritt, J., Perry, J., Zhu, L., Goodman, S. D., Cvitkovitch, D. G., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jun 2007, In : Microbiology. 153, 6, p. 1799-1807 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations
2006

Cell density- and ComE-dependent expression of a group of mutacin and mutacin-like genes in Streptococcus mutans

Kreth, J., Merritt, J., Zhu, L., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Dec 1 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 265, 1, p. 11-17 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Scopus citations

IrvA-dependent and IrvA-independent pathways for mutacin gene regulation in Streptococcus mutans

Tsang, P., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2006, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 261, 2, p. 231-234 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Milk helps build strong teeth and promotes oral health.

Merritt, J., Qi, F. & Shi, W., May 1 2006, In : Journal of the California Dental Association.. 34, 5, p. 361-366 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

24 Scopus citations
2005

A unique nine-gene comY operon in Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Qi, F. & Shi, W., Jan 1 2005, In : Microbiology. 151, 1, p. 157-166 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Competition and coexistence between Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis in the dental biofilm

Kreth, J., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Nov 2005, In : Journal of bacteriology. 187, 21, p. 7193-7203 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

259 Scopus citations

Co-ordinated bacteriocin production and competence development: A possible mechanism for taking up DNA from neighbouring species

Kreth, J., Merritt, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Jul 1 2005, In : Molecular Microbiology. 57, 2, p. 392-404 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

136 Scopus citations

Identification of genes associated with mutacin I production in Streptococcus mutans using random insertional mutagenesis

Tsang, P., Merritt, J., Nguyen, T., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Dec 1 2005, In : Microbiology. 151, 12, p. 3947-3955 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

LuxS controls bacteriocin production in Streptococcus mutans through a novel regulatory component

Merritt, J., Kreth, J., Shi, W. & Qi, F., Aug 1 2005, In : Molecular Microbiology. 57, 4, p. 960-969 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Scopus citations
26 Scopus citations
2004
81 Scopus citations
29 Scopus citations
2003

Mutation of luxS affects biofilm formation in Streptococcus mutans

Merritt, J., Qi, F., Goodman, S. D., Anderson, M. H. & Shi, W., Apr 1 2003, In : Infection and Immunity. 71, 4, p. 1972-1979 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

198 Scopus citations
2001

Bacterial biofilm and dentistry.

Merritt, J., Anderson, M. H., Park, N. H. & Shi, W., May 2001, In : Journal of the California Dental Association. 29, 5, p. 355-360 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations