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Solden LM, Roux S, Daly RA, Collis WB, Naas AE, Nicora CD, Purvine SO, Hoyt DW, Schuckel J, Jorgensen B, Willats W, Spalinger DE, Firkins JL, Lipton MS, Sullivan MB, Pope PB, Wrighton KC. Decrypting carbon degradation and phage infection networks in the rumen ecosystem. Submitted to Nature Microbiology.

Naas AE, Solden LM, Heggenes IM, Eijsink VGH, Koropatkin NM, Wrighton KC, Pope, PB. ‘Ca. Polyenzymonas ruminantium’ comprises a multi-modular cellulose-degrading mechanisms utilizing the Type IX secretion system. Submitted to Microbiome.

Emerson J, Roux S, Brum J, Bolduc B, Woodcroft B, Jang H, Singleton C, Solden LM, Naas AE, Boyd JA, Hodgkins SB, Wilson RM, Trubl G, Pope PB, Wrighton KC, Crill PM, Chanton JP, Saleska SR, Tyson GW, Rich VI, Sullivan MB. Host-linked soil viral ecology along a permafrost thaw gradient. Submitted to Nature Microbiology.


Sabag-Daigle A, Wu J, Borton MA, Sengupta A, Gopalan V, Wrighton KC, Wysocki VH, Ahmer BMM (2017). Identification of bacterial species that can utilize fructose-asparagine. Appl Environ Microbiol, in press.

Angle JC, Morin TH, Solden ML, Narrow AB, Smith GJ, Borton MA, Rey-Sanchez C, Daly RA, Mirfenderesgi G, Hoyt DW, Riley WJ, Miller CS, Bohrer G, Wrighton KC (2017). Methanogenesis in oxygenated soils is a substantial fraction of wetland methane emissions. Nature Communications8: 1567.

Danczak RE, Johnston MD, Kenah C, Slattery M, Wrighton KC, Wilkins MJ (2017). Members of the Candidate Phyla Radiation are functionally differentiated by carbon and nitrogen cycling capabilities. Microbiome, 5 (1) 112-117.

Booker AE, Borton MA, Daly RA, Welch SA, Nicora CD, Hoyt DW, Wilson T, Purvine SO, Wolfe RA, Sharma S, Mouser PJ, Cole DR, Lipton MS, Wrighton KC, Wilkins MJ (2017). Sulfide Generation by Dominant Halanaerobium Microorganisms in Hydraulically Fractured Shales. mSphere 2 (4), e00257-17.

Borton MA, Sabag-Daigle A, Wu J, Solden LM, O’Banion BS, Daly RA, Wolfe R, Gonzalez JF, Wysocki VH, Ahmer BMM, Wrighton KC (2017). Chemical and pathogen induced inflammation disrupt the murine intestinal microbiome. Microbiome 5 (47).

Narrowe AB, Angle JC, Daly RA, Stefanik KC, Wrighton KC, Miller CS (2017). High-resolution sequencing reveals unexplored archaeal diversity in methane-emitting freshwater wetland soils. Environmental Microbiology

Solden LM, Hoyt DW, Collins WB, Plank JE, Daly RA, Hildebrand E, Beavers TJ, Wolfe R, Nicora CD, Purvine SO, Carstensen M, Lipton MA,  Spalinger DE, Firkins JL, Wolfe BA, and Wrighton KC (2016). New roles in hemicellulose degradation for the uncultivated Bacteroidetes family BS11.  The ISME Journal.

Daly RA, Borton MA, Wilkins MJ, Hoyt DW, Kountz DJ, Wolfe RA, Welch SA, Marcus DN, Trexler RV, MacRae J , Krzycki JA, Cole DR, Mouser PJ, Wrighton KC  (2016). Microbial metabolisms in a 2.5 km deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales. Nature Microbiology 

Mouser PJ, Borton MA, Darrah T, Hartstock A, Wrighton KC (2016). Hydraulic Fracturing Offers View of Microbial Life in the Deep Terrestrial Subsurface. FEMS microbiology ecology.

Solden LM, Lloyd K, Wrighton KC (2016). The Bright Side of Microbial Dark Matter: Lessons learned from the uncultivated majority. Current Opinions in Microbiology 31, 217-226.

Wrighton KC, Castelle CJ, Varaljay V, Satagopan S, Brown CT, Wilkins MJ, Thomas BC, Sharon I, Williams KH, Tabita FR, Banfield JF (2016). RubisCO of a nucleoside pathway known from archaea is found in diverse uncultivated phyla in bacteria. The ISME Journal, 1-13.

Russell JA, Leon-Zayas R, Wrighton KC, Biddle JF (2016). Deep subsurface life from North Pond: enrichment, isolation, characterization and genomes of heterotrophic bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 7 (678), doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00678.

Varaljay VA, Satagopan S, North JA, Witte B, Dourado MN, Anantharaman K, Arbing MA, McCann SH, Oremland RS, Banfield JF, Wrighton KC, Tabita FR (2016). Functional metagenomic selection of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from uncultivated bacteria. Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13138.

Brown CT, Hug LA, Thomas BC, Sharon I, Castelle CJ, Singh A, Wilkins MJ, Wrighton KC, Williams KH, Banfield JF (2015). Unusual biology across a group comprising more than 15% of domain bacteria. Nature 5223 (7559), 208-211, doi:10.1038/nature14486.

Castelle CJ, Wrighton KC, Thomas BC, Hug LA, Brown CT, Wilkins MJ, Frishkorn KR, Tringe SG, Singh A, Markillie LM, Taylor RC, Williams KH, Banfield JF (2015). Genomic expansion of domain archaea highlights roles for organisms from new phyla in anaerobic carbon cycling. Current Biology 25 (6), 690-701, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.014.

Handley KM, Wrighton KC, Miller CS, Wilkins MJ, Kantor RS, Thomas BC, Williams KH, Gilbert JA, Long PE, Banfield JF (2015). Disturbed subsurface microbial communities follow equivalent trajectories despite different structural starting points. Environmental Microbiology 17 (3), 622-636, DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12467.

Luef B, Frischkorn KR, Wrighton KC, Holman HYN, Birarda G, Thomas BC, Singh A, Williams KH, Siergerist CE, Tringe SG, Downing KH, Comolli LR, Banfield JF (2015). Diverse uncultivated ultra-small bacterial cells in groundwater. Nature Communications 6doi:10.1038/ncomms7372.

Merkley ED, Wrighton KC, Castelle CJ, Anderson BJ, Wilkins MJ, Shah V, Arbour T, Brown JN, Singer SW, Smith RD, Lipton MA (2015). Journal of Proteome Research 14 (3), 1361-1375, DOI: 10.1021/pr500983v.

Holmes DE, Giloteaux L, Chaurasia AK, Williams KH, Luef B, Wilkins MJ, Wrighton KC, Thompson CA, Comolli LR, Lovley DR (2015). Evidence of Geobacter-associated phage in a uranium-contaminated aquifer. The ISME Journal 9 (2), 333-346, doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.128

Wrighton KC, Castelle CJ, Wilkins MJ, Hug LA, Sharon I, Thomas BC, Handley KM, Mullin SW, Nicora CD, Singh A, Lipton MS, Long PE, Williams KH, Banfield JF (2014). Metabolic interdependencies between phylogenetically novel fermenters and respiratory organisms in an unconfined aquifer. The ISME Journal 8 (7), 1452-1463, doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.249.

Wilkins MJ, Daly RA, Mouser PJ, Trexler R, Sharma S, Cole DR, Wrighton KC, Biddle JF, Denis EH, Fredrickson JK, Kieft TL, Onstott TC, Peterson L, Pfiffner SM, Phelps TJ, Schrenk MO (2014). Trends and future challenges in sampling the deep terrestrial biosphere. Frontiers in Microbiology 5, doi:  10.3389/fmicb.2014.00481.

Kantor RS, Wrighton KC, Handley KM, Sharon I, Hug LA, Castelle CJ, Thomas BC, Banfield JF (2013). Small genomes and sparse metabolisms of sediment-associated bacteria from four candidate phyla. Mbio 4 (5), e00708-13.

Di Rienzi SC, Sharon I, Wrighton KC, Koren O, Hug LA, Thomas BC, Goodrich JK, Bell JT, Spector TD, Banfield JF, Ley RE (2013). The human gut and groundwater harbor non-photosynthetic bacteria belonging to a new candidate phylum sibling to Cyanobacteria. Elife 2, e01102, doi:

Castelle CJ, Hug LA, Wrighton KC, Thomas BC, Williams KH, Wu D, Tringe SG, Singer SW, Eisen JA, Banfield JF (2013). Extraordinary phylogenetic diversity and metabolic versatility in aquifer sediment. Nature Communications 4, doi:10.1038/ncomms3120.

Hug LA, Castelle CJ, Wrighton KC, Thomas BC, Sharon I, Frischkorn KR, Williams KH, Tringe SG, Banfield JF (2013). Community genomic analyses constrain the distribution of metabolic traits across the Chloroflexi phylum and indicate roles in sediment carbon cycling. Microbiome 1 (22), doi: 10.1186/2049-2618-1-22.

Holmes DE, Giloteaux L, Williams KH, Wrighton KC, Wilkins MJ, Thompson CA, Roper TJ, Long PE, Lovley DR (2013). Enrichment of specific protozoan populations during in situ bioremediation of uranium-contaminated grounwater. The ISME Journal 7 (7), 1286-1298, doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.20.

Yelton AP, Williams KH, Fournelle J, Wrighton KC, Handley KM, Banfield JF (2013). Vanadate and acetate biostimulation of contaminated sediments decreases diversity, selects for specific taxa and decreases aqueous V5+ concentration. Environmental Science and Technology 47 (12), 6500-6509, doi: 10.1021/es4006674.

Wilkins MJ, Wrighton KC, Nicora CD, Williams KH, McCue LA, Handley KM, Miller CS, Giloteaux L, Montgomery AP, Lovley DR, Banfield JF, Long PE, Lipton MS (2013). Fluctuations in species-level protein expression during element and nutrient cycling in the subsurface. PloS one 8 (3), e57819, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057819.

Miller CS, Handley KM, Wrighton KC, Frischkorn KR, Thomas BC, Banfield JF (2013). Short-read assembly of full-length 16S amplicons reveals bacterial diversity in subsurface sediments. PloS one 8 (2), e56018, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056018.

Luef B, Fakra SC, Csencsits, Wrighton KC, Williams KH, Wilkins MJ, Downing KH, Long PE, Comolli LR, Banfield JF (2013). Iron-reducing bacteria accumulate ferric oxyhydroxide nanoparticle aggregates that may support planktonic growth. The ISME Journal 7 (2), 338-350, doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.103.

Giloteaux L, Holmes DE, Williams KH, Wrighton KC, Wilkins MJ, Montgomery AP, Smith JA, Orellana R, Thompson CA, Roper TJ, Long PE, Lovley DR (2013). Characterization and transcription of arsenic respiration and resistance genes during in situ uranium bioremediation. The ISME Journal 7 (2), 370-383, doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.109.

Wrighton KC, Thomas BC, Sharon I, Miller CS, Castelle CJ, VerBerkmoes NC, Wilkins MJ, Hettich RL, Lipton MS, Williams KH, Long PE, Banfield JF (2012). Fermentation, hydrogen, and sulfure metabolism in multiple uncultivated bacterial phyla. Science 337 (6102), 1661-1665, doi: 10.1126/science.1224041.

Handley KM, Wrighton KC, Piceno YM, Andersen GL, DeSantis TZ, Williams KH, Wilkins MJ, N’Guessan A, Peacock A, Bargar J, Long PE, Banfield JF (2012). High-density PhyloChip profiling of stimulated aquifer microbial communities reveals a complex response to acetate amendment. FEMS microbiology ecology 81 (1), 188-204, doi 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01363.x.

Wrighton KC, Thrash JC, Melnyk RA, Bigi JP, Byrne-Bailey KG, Remis JP, Schichnes D, Auer M, Chang CJ, Coates JD (2011). Evidence for direct electron transfer by a Gram-positive bacterium isolated from a microbial fuel cell. Applied and environmental microbiology 77 (21), 7633-7639, doi: 10.1128/AEM.05365-11.

Van Trump JI, Wrighton KC, Thrash JC, Weber KA, Andersen GL, Coates JD (2011). Humic acid-oxidizing, nitrate-reducing bacteria in agricultural soils. MBio 2 (4), e00044-11, doi: 10.1128/mBio.00044-11.

Wrighton KC, Virdis B, Clauwaert P, Read ST, Daly RA, Boon N, Piceno Y, Andersen GL, Coates JD, Rabaey K (2010). Bacterial community structure corresponds to performance during cathodic nitrate reduction. The ISME Journal 4 (11), 1443-1455, doi:10.1038/ismej.2010.66.

Byrne-Bailey KG, Wrighton KC, Melnyk RA, Agbo P, Hazen TC, Coates JD (2010). Complete genome sequence of the electricity-producing “Thermincola potens” strain JR. Journal of bacteriology 192 (15), 4078-4079, doi: 10.1128/JB.00044-10.

Engelbrektson A, Kunin V, Wrighton KC, Zvenigorodsky N, Chen F, Ochman H, Hugenholtz (2010). Experimental factors affecting PCR-based estimates of microbial species richness and evenness. The ISME Journal 4 (5), 642-647, doi:10.1038/ismej.2009.153.

Wrighton KC, Coates JD (2010). Microbial fuel cells: plug-in and power-on microbiology. Microbe 4 (6), 281-287.

Wrighton KC, Agbo P, Warnecke F, Weber KA, Brodie EL, DeSantis TZ, Hugenholtz P, Andersen GL, Coates JD (2008). A novel ecological role of the Firmicutes identified in thermophilic microbial fuel cells. The ISME Journal 2 (11), 1146-1156, doi:10.1038/ismej.2008.48.