Happy New Year everyone!! 2016 was a great year for the Wrighton Lab. One of our publications was selected as one of the Top 100 Discoveries of 2016. We would like to thank all of our amazing collaborators, including EMSL for making this publication possible.
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Here’s to hoping 2017 is just as successful!
Check out the latest publication on uncultivated bacteria:
Metagenomics has previously uncovered complete genomes of new phyla in an acetate- amended aquifer. Now, we demonstrate that these uncultivated representatives are small cells and are widely diverse.
Diverse uncultivated ultra-small bacterial cells in groundwater
Birgit Luef, Kyle R. Frischkorn, Kelly C. Wrighton, Hoi-Ying N. Holman, Giovanni Birarda, Brian C. Thomas, Andrea Singh, Kenneth H. Williams, Cristina E. Siegerist, Susannah G. Tringe, Kenneth H. Downing, Luis R. Comolli & Jillian F. Banfield
Genomic Expansion of Domain Archaea Highlights Roles for Organisms from New Phyla in Anaerobic Carbon Cycling
Cindy J. Castelle, Kelly C. Wrighton, Brian C. Thomas, Laura A. Hug, Christopher T. Brown, Michael J. Wilkins, Kyle R. Frischkorn, Susannah G. Tringe, Andrea Singh, Lye Meng Markillie, Ronald C. Taylor, Kenneth H. Williams, Jillian F. Banfield
- Two new archaeal phyla were defined within a recently suggested superphylum
- Complete and closed genomes have been reconstructed for uncultured Archaea
- Uncultured Archaea with small genomes have limited metabolic capabilities
- Novel genome compositions suggest primary roles in carbon and/or hydrogen cycling