Publications by Wee Tee

Highest cited papers, ie. the number of times her papers have been cited by others (as at Jan 2010).
This is a measure of how important/useful her studies have been found by other researchers.
Papers with highest citations: 115, 85, 62, 59, 52, 49, 45, 43, 40, 37, 37, 35


Posthumous publications. Over the 18 months to July 2001, I had the great pleasure of supervising Wee's five last manuscripts through to publication in leading medical journals. I don't consider myself to be a medical microbiologist (I work on extremely halophilic archaea!), and getting these manuscripts through the review process was challenging to say the least. Fortunately, her co-authors and colleagues (who are medical microbiologists) were extremely helpful in addressing the issues raised by reviewers and editors. Thanks. A special thanks to Dr Norbert Ryan (VIDRL). Amazingly, all five manuscripts were published (or accepted for publication) before the first anniversary of her death. [citations updated 2007]

31. Tee, W., Jenney, A., McPhee, A., Mijch, A. and Dyall-Smith, M. 2001. "Helicobacter rappini" isolates from two homosexual males. Clin Inf Dis 33:e8-e11 [full text] [pdf]. A nice collaboration between the Alfred Hospital (Adam Jenney, Andrew McPhee, Anne Mijch) and Wee at VIDRL, and a useful addition to the literature. At the time of publication, Adam Jenney was doing a Ph.D. in the micro dept. at Melb. Uni.. [cited 5 times]

32. Wee Tee, Suzanne Hinds, Janet Montgomery, and Michael L. Dyall-Smith. 2000. A probable new species of Helicobacter isolated from a patient with bacteremia. . J. Clin. Microbiol. 38: 3846-3848. [full text] [pdf]. Wee got specimens sent from all over Australia. This wierd one was originally isolated in Brisbane (Mater Misercordiae) by Suzanne and Janet.[cited 3 times]

33. Wee Tee, Peter Midolo, Peter H. Janssen, Trevor Kerr and Michael L. Dyall-Smith. 2001. Bacteremia due to Leptotrichia trevisanii sp. nov. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20: 765-769. [abstract]
We hope to expand the genus Leptotrichia from one species to two; a 100 percent increase! The name proposed derives from VittoreTrevisan, who was a famous italian microbiologist of the late 1800s, and who described these filamentous organisms in 1879. He also named Beggiatoa, Neisseria, Klebsiella, Kurthia, Nocardia and Pasteurella! (This was the last manuscript to be accepted for publication, on 25th July, 2001. As a nice extra, this article was the first paper in this issue of the journal) [cited 9 times]


*NOTE: a study published in 2004 (Eribe et al. IJSEM 54:583) has greatly increased the number of species in this genus, and also found more isolates belonging to the species trevisanii, so it seems this isolate is not a 'one off' but represents a common organism (and opportunistic pathogen) found in people around the world.

Isn't this a lovely Gram stain of Leptotrichia trevisanii? Click on it to get a larger version, or here for a massive picture.
This isolate is validly described and is deposited at the ATCC as accession 700907

34. Schoenborn, L., Abdollahi, H., Tee, W., Dyall-Smith, M. and Janssen, P. H. 2001. A member of the delta-Proteobacteria from a pyogenic liver abscess is a typical sulfate-reducer of the genus Desulfovibrio. J. Clin. Microbiol. 39:787-790.    [full text] [pdf] *This publication was the result of a wonderful collaboration between the university and VIDRL. Liesbeth Schoenborn worked on this organism as part of her Ph.D. studies. H. Abdollahi was a visiting Iranian scientist who looked at oxygen tolerance. P. Janssen is an expert on culturing difficult bacteria; particularly anaerobes. [cited 8 times]

35. Wee Tee, Janet Montgomery and Michael Dyall-Smith. Bacteremia caused by a Helicobacter pullorum-like organism. 2001. Clinical Infectious Diseases 33:1789-1791. [abstract] Possibly the first report of bacteraemia being caused by this wierd oganism; it may even be a new species. There was no time to pursue this one further. [cited 12 times]


1. Tee W., Kaldor J., and B. Dwyer 1986. Epidemiology of Campylobacter diarrhoea. Med. J. Aust. 145: 499-503. [cited 18 times]

2. Tee W., Anderson B., Ross B., and B. Dwyer . 1987. Atypical Campylobacters associated with gastroenteritis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 25: 1248-1252. [cited 40 times]

3. Kaldor J., Tee W., Nicolacopoulos C., Demitzoglou K., Noonan D., and B. Dwyer 1986. Immunoblot confirmation of immune response to Campylobacter pyloridis in patients with duodenal ulcers. Med. J. Aust. 145: 133-135. [cited 37 times]

4. Kaldor J., Tee W., McCarthy P., Watson J., and B. Dwyer . 1985. Immune response to Campylobacter pyloridis in patients with peptic ulceration. Lancet, i: 921 [cited 85 times]

5. Kaldor J., Dwyer B., Tee W., McCarthy P., and Watson J. 1985. Campylobacter pyloridis in peptic ulcer. Lancet, i: 1,444.

6. Speed B., Kaldor J., West J., Newton-John H., Tee W., Noonan D., and B. Dwyer 1987. Campylobacter jejuni/coli associated Guillain-Barre syndrome. Immunoblot confirmation of the serological response. Med. J. Aust. 147: 13-16. [see also the Uni.Melb. Research report, 1996] [cited 45 times]

7. Dwyer B., Sun N., Kaldor J., Tee W.,, Lambert J., Luppino M., and G. Flannery 1988. Antibody response to Campylobacter pyloridis in an ethnic group lacking peptic ulceration. Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 20: 63-68. [cited 59 times]

8. Tee W., Baird R., Dyall-Smith M., & B. Dwyer.1988 Campylobacter cryoaerophila isolated from a human. J. Clin. Microbiol. 26: 2469-2473. [cited 43 times]

9. Dwyer B., Kaldor J., Tee W., Marakowski E.,& K. Raios. 1988. Antibody response to Campylobacter pylori in diverse ethnic groups. Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 20: 349-350. [cited 52 times]

10. Grayson M.L., Tee W.,& B. Dwyer. 1989. Gastroenteritis associated with Campylobacter cinaedi Med. J. Aust. 150: 214-215. [cited 9 times]

11. Dwyer B., Kaldor J., Tee W.,& K. Raios. 1989. The Prevalence of Campylobacter pylori in Human Populations. Campylobacter pylori and Gastroduodenal Disease, editors: B. Rathbone & V. Heatley. Blackwell ( London ).

12. Taylor D. N., Kiehlbauch J.A., Tee W., Pitarangsi C., & P. Echeverria. 1991. Isolation of Group 2 Aerotolerant Campylobacter Species from Thai Children with Diarrhea. J. Infect. Dis. 163:1062-1067. [cited 45 times]

13. Tee W., Fairley S., Smallwood R.,& B. Dwyer. 1991. Comparative Evaluation of Three Selective and a Nonselective Medium for the Culture of Helicobacter pylori from Gastric Biopsies. J. Clin. Microbiol. 29: 2587-2589. [cited 35 times]

14. Tee,W., Lambert J., Smallwood R., Schembri M., Ross B. C.,& B. Dwyer.1992 Ribotyping of Helicobacter pylori from clinical specimens. J. Clin. Microbiol. 30:1562-1567. [abstract and citations] [cited 62 times]

15. Albert, M. J., Tee W., Leach,A., Asche V.,& J. L. Penner.1992. Comparison of a blood-free medium and a filtration technique for the isolation of Campylobacter.spp. from diarrhoeal stools of hospitalised patients in central Australia. J. Med. Microbiol. 37: 176-179. [cited 13 times]

16. Tee, W., Mayall B., Lucas C.R., Rayner R.,Pearson S.,and B. Dwyer. 1992. Use of ribosomal RNA gene restriction patterns to investigate two outbreaks of campylobacter enteritis in Melbourne, Australia. J. Med. Microbiol.,37: 385-388. [cited 6 times]

17. Rautelin, H., Tee, W., Seppala, K., and T. U. Kosunen. 1994. Ribotyping patterns and emergence of metronidazole resistance in paired clinical samples of Helicobacter pylori. J. Clin. Microbiol. 32 : 1079-1082. [abstract and citations] [cited 22 times]

18. Tee,W., Lambert, J. R., and B. Dwyer. 1995. Cytotoxin production by Helicobacter pylori from patients with upper gastroduodenal tract diseases.J. Clin Microbiol. 33: 1203-1205. [abstract] [cited 115 times]

19. Tee, W., Mijch, A., Wright, E., and A. Yung.1995 Emergence of multi-drug resistance in Campylobacter jejuni isolates from three patients infected with Human Immunodeficiency virus. Clin. Infect. Dis. 21: 634-638. [cited 22 times]

20. Tee, W., Street, A. C., Spelman, D., Munckhof, W., and A. Mijch. 1996. Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia- varied clinical manifestations in three homosexual males. Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 28: 199-203. [cited 23 times]

21. Tee, W. 1997. Typing of Helicobacter pylori. in Methods in Molecular Medicine Helicobacter pylori. protocols. Chapter 11. Clayton C. L and Mobley H. L. T. (Editors) Humana Press Inc. Totowa, NJ. [see advert]

22. Tee, W., Dyall-Smith, M., Woods, W., and D. Eisen. 1996. Probable new species of Desulfovibrio isolated from a pyogenic liver abscess. J. Clin Microbiol. 34: 1760-1764. [abstract] [cited 49 times]

23. Slavin, M. A., Jennens I., and W. Tee. 1996. Infection with ciprofloxacin resistant Campylobacter jejuni in travellers returning from Asia. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 15: 348-350. [cited 6 times]

24. Mcdougall R. Robson J. Paterson D. Tee W. 1997. Bacteremia caused by a recently described novel Desulfovibrio species. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 35(7):1805-1808. [abstract; also in the ASM news magazine] [cited 23 times]

25. Tee W. Mijch A. 1998. Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia in human immunodeficiency virus(hiv)-infected and non-hiv-infected patients - comparison of clinical features and review. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 26(1):91-96. [cited 29 times]

26. Tee W. Korman TM. Waters MJ. Macphee A. Jenney A. Joyce L. Dyall-Smith ML. 1998. Three cases of Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens bacteremia confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 36(5):1209-1213. [abstract] [cited 10 times]

27. Tee W. Luppino M. Rambaldo S. (1998) Bacteremia due to Campylobacter sputorum biovar sputorum. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 27(6):1544-1545. [cited 2 times]

28. Tee W. Leder K. Karroum E. Dyall-Smith M. 1998. Flexispira rappini bacteremia in a child with pneumonia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 36(6):1679-1682. [abstract] [cited 37 times]

29. Jenkin GA. Tee W. 1998 Campylobacter upsaliensis-associated diarrhea in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 27(4):816-821. [cited 15 times]

30. Midolo PD. Lambert JR. Kerr TG. Tee W. (1999) In vitro synergy between ranitidine bismuth citrate and tetracycline or clarithromycin against resistant strains of Helicobacter pylori. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases.18(11):832-834. [cited 8 times]

[plus the posthumous publications presented at the top of this page]


Minor publications ( Abstracts and Conference Proceedings, books, VIDRL reports.)

1. Tee, W. (1998) Using 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing to Detect and Classify Unusual Pathogens. ISSN 1441–05 75 Volume 1 Issue 2 October 1998. Victorian Infectious Diseases Bulletin. [pdf] or [here, page 27]

2. Tee, W. and D. E. Leslie. 1996. Use of ribosomal RNA gene patterns to type Campylobacter upsaliensis from 5 different patient population groups. In Campylobacters, Helicobacters and related organisms. Proceedings from 8th International Workshop on Campylobacters, Helicobacters and related organisms. Editors: D.G. Newell, J. M. Ketley and R. A. Feldman. Plenum publishing Co., London.

3. Tee, W., Street, A.C., and W. Munckhof. 1993. Relapsing Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia in an AIDS patient. Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica. 56(S): 10.

4. Tee, W., Mijch, A.M., and A. Yung. 1993. Emergence of multi-drug resistance in Campylobacter jejuni. Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica. 56(S): 11.

5. Tee, W., Lambert, J. R., Pegorer, M., and B. Dwyer.1993. Cytotoxin production by H. pylori : more common in peptic ulcer disease. Gastroenterol. 104: (4) A789-A789, Suppl. S [cited 20 times]

6. Lambert, J. R.,Tee, W., Schembri, M., and B. Dwyer.1992. Ribotyping of Helicobacter pylori among family members with peptic ulcer disease and non- ulcer dyspepsia ( NUD). Gastroenterol., A105.

7. Tee, W., Mijch, A.M., B. Dwyer and C. R. Lucas. 1990. Helicobacter pylori isolation from symptomatic AIDS patient at endoscopy.VIth International Conference on AIDS, San. Francisco, California.

8. Tee, W., Kaldor, J., and B. Dwyer. 1989. Differentiation of Campylobacter species by protein banding profiles in automated polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Proceedings of Vth International Workshop on Campylobacter Infections. Mexico. Editors : Rutz- Palacios. et al., p 95.

9. Tee, W. and B. Dwyer. 1989. Haemagglutination reaction of Campylobacter pylori. Proceedings of Vth International Workshop on Campylobacter Infection. Mexico. Editors : Rutz- Palacios et al., p.8

10. Taylor, D.N., Tee, W., Pitarangi, C. and P. Echeveria. 1989. Campylobacter cryaerophila and other atypical strains from Thai children with diarrhoea. Proceedings of Vth International Workshop on Campylobacter Infections. Mexico. Editors: Rutz- Palacios et al ., p 29.

11. Tee, W., Kaldor J., and B. Dwyer.1987. Diversity of Campylobacters among homosexual men . In Campylobacter IV.( proceedings of Fourth International Workshop on Campylobacter Infections Sweden.Editors: Kaijser and Falsen, p. 45.

12. Dwyer, B., Tee, W., Speed, B. and B.A. Biggs. 1987. The role of Campylobacter jejuni/ coli in the Guillain Barre Syndrome ( Post infectious polyneuritis). In Campylobacter IV( Proceedings of Fourth International Workshop on Campylobacter Infections.Sweden, p145. Editors: Kaijser and Falsen.1

13. Dwyer, B., Kaldor, J., Tee, W., Marakowski, E., Lambert , J., and Flannery G. 1987.Campylobacter pyloridis sero-epidemiology in a variety of ethnic groups in Australia. In Campylobacter IV. Proceedings of Fourth International Workshop on Campylobacter Infection, Gotenberg, Sweden, p 186. Editors: Kaijser and Falsen.  

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