Robert A. Petit III

Graduate Student (Biological sciences)

Emory University


  • Fine-scale differentiation between Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus group signatures in metagenome shotgun data.
  • Bactopia: a flexible pipeline for complete analysis of bacterial genomes
  • Genomic analysis of variability in Delta-toxin levels between Staphylococcus aureus strains
  • Whole-genome sequences of staphylococcus aureus isolates from cystic fibrosis lung infections
  • Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of staphylococcus aureus isolates from cystic fibrosis patient lung infections and their interactions with pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Invasive Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae Infection among Adults with HIV in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, 2008-2018
  • Human mAbs to staphylococcus aureus IsdA provide protection through both heme-blocking and Fc-mediated mechanisms
  • Species-wide phylogenomics of the Staphylococcus aureus agr operon reveals convergent evolution of frameshift mutations
  • Species-scale genomic analysis of S. aureus genes influencing phage host range and their relationships to virulence and antibiotic resistance genes
  • Comparing whole‐genome shotgun sequencing and DNA metabarcoding approaches for species identification and quantification of pollen species mixtures
  • Genome Sequence-Based Discriminator for Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus viewed from the perspective of 40,000+ genomes.
  • Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA500 Strains from the U.S. Emerging Infections Program Constitute Three Geographically Distinct Lineages.
  • Erratum to: draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world's largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus smith 1828.
  • USA300 MRSA lineages persist on multiple body sites following infection
  • Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world's largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus Smith 1828.
  • The single-species metagenome: subtyping Staphylococcus aureus core genome sequences from shotgun metagenomic data.
  • Transmission and microevolution of USA300 MRSA in U.S. households: evidence from whole-genome sequencing.
  • Dissecting vancomycin-intermediate resistance in staphylococcus aureus using genome-wide association.
  • USA300 Staphylococcus aureus persists on multiple body sites following an infection
  • Genome Sequences for Five Strains of the Emerging Pathogen Haemophilus haemolyticus
  • The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the world's largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), and its comparison with those of related shark species
  • Read Classification for Next Generation Sequencing
  • Read classification for next generation sequencing
  • Unsuspected clonal spread of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing bloodstream infections in hospitalized adults detected using whole genome sequencing
  • Benchmarking software to predict antibiotic resistance phenotypes in shotgun metagenomes using simulated data
  • Species-Scale Genomic Analysis of Staphylococcus aureus Genes Influencing Phage Host Range and Their Relationships to Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance Genes
  • Species-Wide Phylogenomics of the Staphylococcus aureus Agr Operon Revealed Convergent Evolution of Frameshift Mutations
  • Development of an amplicon nanopore sequencing strategy for detection of mutations conferring intermediate resistance to vancomycin in Staphylococcus aureus strains

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