Publications (updated February 2022)

129     P.B. Bohall and S.D. Bell (2023) “Chromosome conformation and epigenetics in the archaeon Sulfolobus islandicus” under revision

128     C. Badel and S.D. Bell (2023) “Chromosome architecture in the archaeon Aeropyrum pernix, a species that naturally lacks Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes proteins” Nature Microbiology, in press

127     S.D. Bell (2022) “Form and function of archaeal chromosomes” Biochemical Society Transactions epub ahead of publication /

126     C. Badel, R.Y. Samson and S.D. Bell (2022) “The influence of chromosome organization on genome evolution in Sulfolobus archaea” Nature Microbiology, 7, 820-830


125      M. Greci, J Dooher and S.D Bell (2022) “The combined DNA and RNA synthetic capabilities of archaeal DNA primase facilitate primer hand-off to the replicative DNA polymerase”in press, Nature Communications, 12, 433


124       N. Takemata and S.D. Bell (2021) “High resolution analysis of chromosome conformation in hyperthermophilic archaea” STAR Protocols, 2,100576


123      N. Takemata and S.D. Bell (2021) “Chromosome Conformation Capture Assay Combined with Biotin Enrichment for Hyperthermophilic Archaea” STAR Protocols, 2, 100562


122       P.B. Bohall and S.D. Bell (2021) “Phenotypic characterization of Sulfolobus islandicus strains lacking the B-family DNA polymerases PolB2 and PolB3.” Frontiers in Microbiology


121       N. Takemata and S.D. Bell (2021) “Multi-scale architecture of archaeal chromosomes” Molecular Cell, 81, 473-487

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120      N. Takemata and S.D. Bell (2020) “Emerging views of genome organization in Archaea” J. Cell. Sci. 133, :jcs243782. doi: 10.1242/jcs.243782.

119       M.D. Greci and S.D. Bell (2020) “Archaeal DNA replication”, Annual Reviews in Microbiology, 74, 65-80

118       N. Takemata, R. Samson and S.D. Bell (2019) “Physical and functional compartmentalization of archaeal chromosomes”. Cell, 179, 165-179

Selected as the issue’s featured article 

See also comment by Feng et al., Cell, 179, 56-58 

See also comment by Du Toit, Nature Rev Micro. 

Ranked “Exceptional” by Faculty of 1000

117       R. Samson and S.D. Bell (2019) “Analysis of the archaeal ESCRT apparatus” Methods

Mol. Biol. 1998:1-11


116        S.D. Bell (2019) “Initiating DNA replication: a matter of primer importance” Bioch. Soc.

Trans. 1998, 1-11


115      J. Yan, S. Holzer, L. Pellegrini and S.D. Bell (2018) “An archaeal primase functions as a nanoscale caliper to define primer length”. (2018). PNAS, 115, 6697-6702


114       S. Holzer, J. Yan, S.D. Bell* and L. Pellegrini* (2017) “Primer synthesis by a eukaryotic-like archaeal primase is independent of its Fe-S cluster” Nature Communications, 8, 1718

*Joint corresponding author


113     S.D. Bell (2017) “Initiation of DNA replication in the archaea” Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 1042, 99-115


112     T. Heimerl, J. Flechsler, C. Meyer, V. Heinz, B. Salecker, M. Lange, J. Zweck, G. Wanner, S. Geimer,  R.Y. Samson, S.D. Bell, H. Huber, R. Wirth, L. Wurch, M. Podar and R. Rachel (2017) “A complex endomembrane system in the archaeon Ignicoccus hosptitalis tapped by Nanoarchaeum equitans.” Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 1072


111     J. Yan, T.R. Beattie, A. Rojas, K. Schermerhorn, T. Gristwood, S. Albers, P. Roversi, A. Gardner, N.G. Abrescia and S.D Bell (2017) “Identification and characterization of a heterotrimeric archaeal DNA polymerase holoenzyme” Nature Communications, 8, 15075


110     R.Y Samson. M.J. Dobro, G.J. Jensen and S.D. Bell (2017) “The structure, function and roles of the archaeal ESCRT proteins”, chapter in Prokaryotic Cytoskeletons, Springer Press, pp. 357-377


109     Y. Xu, T. Gristwood, B. Hodgson, J.C. Trinidad, S.V. Albers and S.D. Bell. (2016) “Archaeal orthologs of Cdc45 and GINS interact form a stable complex that stimulates the helicase activity of MCM” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 113, 13390-13395  


108     L-P. Liew, Z-Y, Lim, M. Cohen, Z. Kong, L. Marjavaara, A. Chabes and S.D. Bell (2016) “Hydroxyurea-mediated cytotoxicity in the absence of ribonucleotide reductase inhibition” Cell Reports 17, 1657-1670


107     L. Martinez-Alvarez, Y. Guo, S.D. Bell and X. Peng (2016) “Multiple consecutive initiation of replication producing novel brush-like intermediates at the termini of linear viral dsDNA genomes with hairpin ends.” Nucl. Acids. Res. 44, 87998809 


106     R.Y Samson and S.D. Bell (2016) “Archaeal DNA replication origins and recruitment of the MCM replicative helicase” Enzymes, 39, 169-190


105     R.Y. Samson, P Abeyrathne and S.D. Bell (2016) “Mechanism of archaeal MCM helicase recruitment to DNA replication origins” Molecular Cell, 61, 287-296


104     R.Y. Samson and S.D. Bell (2015) “DNA Replication in the Archaea” in Biology:

the dynamic science” eds. Russell et al.  Brookes and Cole 


103     G. Cannone, Y. Xu, T.R. Beattie, S.D. Bell* and L. Spagnolo* (2015) “The architecture of the 'Okazakisome' reveals the mechanism for recruitment of client proteins on PCNA” Biochem. J. 465, 239-245

Joint corresponding author


102     M. Pina, T. Basta, T. Quax, A.Joubert, S. Baconnais, D. Cortez, S. Lambert, E. le Cam, S.D. Bell, P. Forterre, D. Pragishvili (2014) “Unique genome replication mechanism of the archaeal virus AFV1”, Mol. Micro. 92, 1313-1325 


101     A. Gardner, S.D. Bell, M.F. White, D. Prangishvili and M. Krupovic (2014) “Protein-protein interactions leading to the recruitment of the host DNA sliding clamp by the hyperthermophilic archaeal virus SIRV2" J. Virology. 88, 7105-7108


100     R.Y. Samson and S.D. Bell, (2013) “MCM loading – an open-and-shut case?” Molecular Cell, 50, 457-458


99       M. Dobro, R.Y. Samson, S.D. Bell, G. J. Jensen. (2013) “ Electron cryotomography of ESCRT assemblies and dividing Sulfolobus cells suggests that spiraling filaments are involved in membrane scission” Mol. Biol. Cell. 24,  2319-2327


98       J. Snyder, R.Y. Samson, S. Brumfield, S.D. Bell and M. Young. (2013)

“Functional interplay between a virus and the ESCRT machinery in Archaea” PNAS, 110, 10783-10787

Joint corresponding author


97       R.Y. Samson, Y Xu, C. Gadelha, T. Stone, J. Faqiri, D. Li, N. Qin, F. Pu, Y.X. Liang, Q She and S.D. Bell (2013)“Specificity and function of archaeal DNA replication initiator proteinsCell Reports 3, 485-496


96       S.D. Bell and M.R. Botchan (2013) “The mechanism of action of the MCM replicative helicase” in DNA replication CSH Press ed. S.D. Bell, M Mechali and M.

DePamphilis pp95-106

Joint corresponding author


95       M. Wojtas, M.E. Mogni, O. Millet, S.D. Bell and N.G .A. Abrescia (2012)

“Structural and functional analyses of the interaction of archaeal RNA polymerase with

DNA” Nucleic Acids Research, 40, 9941-9952

Joint corresponding author


94       C. Tiengwe, L. Marcello, H. Farr, N. Dickens, S. Kelly, M. Swiderski, D. Vaughn, K. Gull  J.D. Barry, S.D. Bell and R. McCulloch (2012) “Genome-wide analyses reveals extensive functional interaction between DNA replication initiation and transcription in the genome the Trypanosoma brucei” Cell Reports 2, 185-197

Joint corresponding author


93       T. Gristwood, I.G. Duggin, M Wagner, S.V. Albers and S.D. Bell (2012) “The sub-cellular localization of Sulfolobus DNA replication reveals a spatial separation of active replication origins.” Nucleic Acids Res 40, 5487-5496


92       C. Tiengwe, L. Marcello, H. Farr, C. Gadelha, R. Burchmore, J.D. Barry, S.D.

Bell and R. McCulloch (2012) “Identification of ORC1/CDC6-interacting factors in Trypanosoma brucei reveals critical features of Origin Recognition Complex architecture” PLoS One, 7, e32674 


91       DNA replication Book published by CSH Press ed. S.D. Bell, M Mechali and M.



90       T.R. Beattie and S.D. Bell (2012) “Coordination of multiple enzyme activities by a single PCNA ring” EMBO J. 31, 1556-1567


89       T.R. Beattie and S.D. Bell (2011) “Molecular machines in archaeal DNA

replication Curr Op Chem Bio. 15, 614-619


88       S.D. Bell “Archaeal Orc1/Cdc6 proteins” chapter in The Eukaryotic Replisome, Subcellular Biochemistry, 62, 59-69


87       S.D. Bell “The engines of DNA replication” chapter in Molecular Biology of

Assemblies and Machines Garland Press (eds L Johnson, R Perham, A. Steven and W Baumeister) in press


86       Siebers et al (2011) “The complete genome sequence of Thermoproteus tenax:  A physiologically versatile member of the Crenarchaeota” PLoS One, 6, e24222


85       L.P. Liew and S.D. Bell (2011) “The interplay of DNA binding, ATP hydrolysis and helicase activities of the archaeal MCM helicase” Biochem. J. 436, 409-414


84       S.D. Bell (2011) “DNA replication: Archaeal oriGINS” BMC Biology, 9, 36


83       R.Y. Samson and S.D. Bell (2011) “Cell cycles and cell division in the archaea”

Curr. Op. Micro. 14, 350-356


82       E. Dueber, A. Costa, J. Corn, S.D. Bell and J.M. Berger (2011) “Molecular determinants of origin discrimination in archaea” Nucl. Acid. Res., 39, 3621-3631


81       R.Y. Samson, T. Obita P. L-G Chong, R.L. Williams and S.D. Bell (2011) “Molecular and structural basis of ESCRT-III recruitment to membranes during archaeal cell division” Molecular Cell, 41, 186-196


80       I.G. Duggin, N. Dubarry and S.D. Bell (2011) “Replication termination and chromosome dimer resolution in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus” EMBO J. 30, 145153


79       T. Beattie and S.D. Bell (2011) “The role of the DNA sliding clamp in Okazaki fragment maturation in archaea and eukaryotes” Biochem. Soc. Trans. 39, 70-76


78       M. Wojtas, B.Peralta, M. Ondiviela, M. Mogni, S.D. Bell and N.G.A. Abrescia (2011) “Archaeal RNA polymerase: the influence of the protruding stalk in crystal packing and preliminary biophysical analysis of the Rpo13 subunit” Biochem. Soc. Trans. 39, 25-30


77       M. DePamphilis and S. D. Bell (2010) “Genome Duplication” Garland Science,

Taylor and Francis, 450 pp


76       K. Makarova, N. Yutin, S.D. Bell and E.V. Koonin (2010) “Evolution of diverse cell division and vesicle formation systems in archaea” Nature Rev. Micro. 8, 731-741


75       R.Y. Samson and S.D. Bell (2010) “Information processing and cell division in the Archaea” in Biology: the dynamic science” eds. Russell et al.  Brookes and Cole


74       S.D. Bell “The replicon” in Lewin’s Genes X,  Jones and Bartlett pp 263-281


73       R.Y. Samson and S.D. Bell “Ancient ESCRTs and the evolution of binary fission” Trends Micro. 17, 507-513


72       M.E. Mogni , A. Costa, C. Ioannou C and S.D. Bell (2009) “The glutamate switch is present in all seven clades of AAA+ proteins” Biochemistry, 48, 8774-8775


71       Y. Korkhin, U. Unligil, O. Littlefield, P.J. Nelson, D.I. Stuart, P.B. Sigler, S.D. Bell and N.G.A. Abrescia (2009) “The crystal structure of the complete 13-subunit RNA Polymerase from the Archaeon Sulfolobus shibatae” PLOS Biology, 5, e102


70       I.G. Duggin and S.D. Bell “Termination structures in the  E. coli replication fork trap”. J. Mol. Biol. 387, 532-539


69       E.R. Barry, J. Lovett, A. Costa, S.M. Lea and S.D. Bell (2009) “Inter-subunit allosteric communication mediated by a conserved loop in the MCM helicase” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 106, 1051-1066


68       S. Ghazi-Tabatabai, T. Obita, A.V. Pobbati, O. Perisic, R.Y. Samson, S.D. Bell and R.L. Williams (2009) “Evolution and Assembly of ESCRTs” Biochem. Soc. Trans. 37, 151-155


67       G. Xing, K. Kirouac, Y.J. Shin, S.D. Bell and H. Ling (2009) “Structural insight into recruitment of translesion polymerase Dpo4 to sliding clamp PCNA” Mol Micro. 71, 1323-1333


66       R.Y. Samson, T. Obita, S.M. Freund, R.L. Williams and S.D. Bell (2008) “A role for the ESCRT system in cell division in Archaea” Science 322, 1710-1713


65       I.G. Duggin, R.G. Wake, S.D. Bell and T.M. Hill (2008) “The replication fork trap and termination of chromosome replication” Mol. Micro. 70, 1323-1333


64       I.G. Duggin and S.D. Bell “Chromosome Replication Dynamics in the Archaeon

Sulfolobus acidocaldarius” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105, 16737-16742


63       V. Hinklova, G. Zing, J. Bauer, Y.J. Shin, I. Dionne, K.R. Rajashankar, S.D. Bell and H. Ling (2008) “Crystal structures of monomeric, dimeric and trimeric PCNA: heterotrimeric PCNA-ring assembling and opening” Acta Cryst D, 64, 9419-949


62       A.T. McGeoch and S.D. Bell (2008) “Extra-chromosomal elements and the evolution of cellular DNA replication machineries.” Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell. Biol. 9, 569-574


61       S.D. Bell “DNA replication in the Archaea” in Molecular Themes in DNA replication, ed, L. Cox, Royal Society of press


60       I. Dionne, N.J. Brown, R. Woodgate and S.D. Bell (2008) “On the mechanism of loading of the PCNA sliding clamp by RFC” Mol. Micro, 68, 216-222


59       A.  Ahmed, A.D. Mill, A. Ibrahim, J. Temple, C. Blenkiron, M. Vias, C. Massie, N.

Iyer, A. McGeoch, R. Crawford, B. Nicke, J. Downward, C. Swanton, S.D. Bell, H. Earl, R. Laskey, C. Caldas, J. Brenton (2007) “ The extracellular matrix protein TGFBI induces microtubule stabilisation and sensitizes ovarian cancers to paclitaxel” Cancer Cell, 12, 514-527


58       E. Rothenberg, M.A. Trakselis, S.D. Bell and T. Ha (2007) “MCM substrate specificity and its significance for replication-fork unwinding.” J. Biol. Chem. 282,



57       M.J. Moreau, A.T. McGeoch, A.R. Lowe, L.S. Itzhaki and S.D..Bell (2007)

“ATPase site architecture and helicase mechanism of an archaeal MCM” Mol. Cell 28, 304-314


56       S. Forhls, P.M.K. Gordon, M.A. Panlilio, I.G. Duggin, S.D. Bell, C.W. Sensen and C. Schleper (2007) “Response of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus to UV irradiation” J. Bact. 189, 8708-8718


55       E.L. Cunningham Dueber, J.E. Corn, S.D. Bell and J.M Berger (2007) “Replication origin recognition and deformation by a heterodimeric archaeal Orc1 complex” Science 317, 1210-1213


54       E. Bilsland, M. Hult, S.D. Bell, P. Sunnerhagen and J.A. Downs “The Bre5/Ubp3

ubiquitin protease complex from budding yeast contributes to the cellular response to

DNA damage” DNA Repair 6, 1471-148


53       N.P. Robinson and S.D. Bell (2007) “Extrachromosomal element capture and the evolution of multiple DNA replication origins in archaeal chromosomes” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104, 5806-5811


52       E.R. Barry, A.T. McGeoch,  Z. Kelman and S.D. Bell (2007) “Archaeal MCM has separable processivity, substrate choice and helicase domains” Nucl. Acid. Res. 35, 988998


51       N.P. Robinson, K.A. Blood, S. McCallum, P.A.W. Edwards and S.D. Bell (2007)

“Sister chromatid junctions in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus” EMBO J. 26, 816824


50       E.R. Barry and S.D. Bell (2006) “DNA replication in the Archaea” Micro. Mol.

Biol. Rev.70, 876-887


49       A. Dore, M. Kilkenny, S. Jones, A. Oliver, M. Roe, S.D. Bell and L.H. Pearl 

(2006)“Structure of an Archaeal PCNA1-PCNA2-FEN1 Complex: Elucidating PCNA

Subunit and Client Protein Specificity” Nucl. Acid. Res. 34, 4515-4526


48       A Kessler, G. Sezonov, G. J.I.Guijarro, N. Desnoues, M. Delepierre, S.D. Bell, and D. Prangishvili “A novel archaeal regulatory protein, Sta1, activates transcription from viral promoters” Nucl. Acid. Res. 34, 4837-4845


47       S-h Lao-Sirieix, V.L Marsh and S.D. Bell. (2005).  “DNA replication and cell cycle in the Archaea”. In Archaea: Molecular Cell Biology, ASM Press  (in press)


46       V. L. Marsh and S.D. Bell (2006). “DNA replication and the cell cycle.”  Archaea,

Blackwell Press Ed RA Garrett and HP Klenk pp159-169


45       S.D. Bell (2006) “Archaeal, bacterial and eukaryal DNA replication machineries” in DNA Replication 2nd Ed, CSH Press, pp 273-294


44       V.L. Marsh, A.T. McGeoch and S.D. Bell (2006) “Influence of chromatin and single strand binding proteins on the activity of an archaeal MCM” J. Mol. Biol. 357,



43       N. Marinsek, E.R. Barry, K.S. Makarova, I. Dionne, E. Koonin and S.D. Bell 

(2006) “GINS, a central nexus in the archaeal DNA replication fork” EMBO Rep. 7, 539545


42       S.D. Bell (2006) “Prime time progress” Nature 439, 542-543


41       I.G. Duggin and S.D. Bell “The chromosome replication machinery of the archaeon

Sulfolobus solfataricus” J. Biol. Chem, 281, 15029-15032


40       S.D. Bell, I. Dionne, S-H Lao-Sirieix, V.L. Marsh, Adam McGeoch and N.P.

Robinson (2005) “Archaeal DNA replication: A robust model for eukaryotes"

Geothermal biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park , MSU

Publications, ed Inskeep and McDermott, 277-288


39       S-h Lao-Sirieix, R. Nookala, P. Roversi, S.D. Bell and L. Pellegrini (2005).

“Structure of the heterodimeric core primase” Nature Struct. Mol. Biol 12, 1137-1144


38       A.T. McGeoch, M.A. Trakselis, R.A. Laskey and S.D. Bell (2005).  “Organisation of the archaeal MCM complex on DNA and implications for helicase mechanism” Nature Struct. Mol. Biol. 12, 756-762


37       S-h Lao-Sirieix, L. Pellegrini and S.D. Bell (2005) “The promiscuous primase” Trends Genet. 21, 568-572


36       N.P. Robinson and S.D. Bell (2005) “Replication origins in the three domains of life” FEBS J. 272, 3757-3766


35       V.L. Marsh, S-Y Peak-Chew and S.D. Bell (2005) “A conserved partnership between Sir2 and the acetyltransferase, Pat, regulates the archaeal chromatin protein, Alba” J. Biol. Chem. 280, 21122-21128


34       S.D. Bell (2005) “Archaeal transcriptional regulation: variation on a bacterial theme?” Trends Micro. 13, 262-265


33       I. Dionne and S.D. Bell (2005) “Characterisation of an archaeal family 4 Uracil

DNA Glycosylase and its interaction with PCNA and chromatin proteins” Biochem J.387, 859-863


32       A.T. McGeoch and  S.D. Bell (2005) “Eukaryotic/Archaeal Primase and MCM

Proteins Encoded in a Bacteriophage Genome” Cell 120, 167-168



31       S.H. Lao-Sirieix and S.D. Bell “The heterodimeric primase of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus possesses DNA and RNA primase, polymerase and 3'-terminal nucleotidyl transferase activities” J. Mol. Biol. 344, 12511263


30       N.P. Robinson, I. Dionne, M. Lundgren, V.L. Marsh, R. Bernander and S.D. Bell (2004) “Identification of two origins of replication in the single chromosome of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus” Cell 116, 25-38


29       D.J. Richards, S.D. Bell and M.F. White (2004) “Transcription initiation by the archaeal single-stranded DNA binding protein SSB” Nucl. Acid. Res. 32, 1065-1074


28       M.A. Trakselis and S.D. Bell (2004) “The loader of the rings” Nature, 429, 708-709


27       S.D. Bell and A. Bannister (2004) “Molecular transactions governing genome maintenance and expression” Curr Op Gen 14, 103-105


26       N.P. Robinson and S.D. Bell (2004) “Archaic modes of DNA replication” The Biochemist 26, 11-14


25       J-H. Shin, B. Grabowski, R. Kasiviswanathan, S.D. Bell and Z. Kelman (2003)

“Regulation of MCM helicase activity by Cdc6” J. Biol. Chem 278, 38059-38067


24       I. Dionne, N.P. Robinson, A.T. McGeoch, V.L. Marsh, A. Reddish and S.D. Bell

(2003) “DNA replication in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

Biochem. Soc. Trans., 31: 674-676


23       J.A. Roberts, S.D. Bell and M.F. White (2003) “Sulfolobus XPF is a structure specific, PCNA dependent endonuclease” Molecular Microbiology, 48, 361-371


22       I. Dionne, R. Nookala, S.P. Jackson, A. Doherty and S.D. Bell (2003) “A heterotrimeric PCNA in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus” Molecular Cell, 11:275-282


21       M.F. White and S.D. Bell (2002) “Holding it together: chromatin in the Archaea”

Trends in Genetics18: 621-626


20       J-H. Chang, H-C. Kim,, K-Y. Hwang, S.P. Jackson, S.D. Bell and Y. Cho (2002)

“Structural basis for the NAD dependent deacetylase mechanism of Sir2” J. Biol. Chem

277: 34489-34498


19       B.N. Wardleworth, R.J.M Russell, S.D. Bell, G.L. Taylor and M.F. White, (2002)

“Structure of Alba: an archaeal chromatin protein modulated by acetylation” EMBO

Journal 21: 4654-4662


18       A.B. Brinkman, S.D. Bell, Lebbink J.R., W.M. de Vos and J van der Oost (2002) The Sulfolobus solfataricus Lrp-like protein LysM regulates lysine biosynthesis in response to lysine availability. J. Biol. Chem. 277: 29537-29549.)


17       S.D. Bell, C.H. Botting, B.N. Wardleworth, S.P Jackson and M.F. White “Alba, a

conserved archaeal chromatin protein, interacts with Sir2 and is regulated by acetylation.” Science (2002) 296: 148-151


16       C.P. Magill, S.P. Jackson and S.D. Bell “Identification of a conserved archaeal

RNA polymerase subunit contacted by the basal transcription factor TFB” Journal of

Biological Chemistry (2001) 276: 46693-46696


15       Y. Korkhin, O. Littlefield, P.J. Nelson, S.D. Bell and P.B. Sigler “Preparation of the components of the archaeal transcription preinitiation complex” Methods in Enzymology (2001) 334: 227-239


14       S.D. Bell, A.B. Brinkman, J. van der Oost and S.P. Jackson “The archaeal TFIIEα homologue facilitates transcription initiation by enhancing TATA-box recognition”

EMBO Reports (2001) 2: 133-138


13       S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson “Mechanism and regulation of transcription in Archaea” Current Opinions in Microbiology (2001) 4: 208-213


12       S.D. Bell, C.P. Magill and S.P. Jackson “Basal and regulated transcription in archaea” Bioch. Soc. Trans. (2001) 24: 292-395


11       S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson "The role of TFB in transcription initiation and promoter clearance in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"  Journal of Biological Chemistry (2000) 275: 12934-12941


10       S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson “Mechanism of autoregulation by an archaeal transcriptional repressor” Journal of Biological Chemistry (2000) 275: 31624-31629


9         S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson “Charting a course through the RNA polymerase"

Nature Structural Biology (2000) 7: 703-705


8         S.D. Bell, P.F. Kosa, P.B. Sigler and S.P. Jackson " The orientation of the transcription preinitiation complex in Archaea."  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (1999) 96: 13662-13667


7         S.D. Bell, S.S. Cairns, R.L. Robson and S.P. Jackson " Transcriptional regulation of an archaeal operon in vivo and in vitro" Molecular Cell (1999) 4: 971-982


6         S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson "Transcription in Archaea." Cold Spring Harb Symp

Quant Biol. (1998) 63:41-51


5         S.D. Bell, M. Nadal, C. Jaxel, P. Kosa and S.P. Jackson "Temperature, template topology, and factor requirements of archaeal transcription." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (1998) 95:15218-15222


4         S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson "Transcription and translation in Archaea: a mosaic of eukaryal and bacterial features." Trends Microbiol. (1998) 6: 222-228


3         S.A. Qureshi, S.D. Bell and S.P. Jackson "Factor requirements for transcription in the Archaeon Sulfolobus shibatae." EMBO J. (1997) 16: 2927-3296.


2         S.D. Bell and J.D. Barry “Trypanosome nuclear factors which bind to internal promoter elements of tRNA genes” Nucl Acids Res. (1995) 23 3103-3110


1         J.C. Mottram, S.D. Bell, R.G. Nelson, and J.D. Barry “tRNAs of Trypanosoma brucei. Unusual gene organization and mitochondrial importation” J. Biol. Chem. (1991) 266: 18313-18317