Annette R. Rowe

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The Dehalococcoides are strictly anaerobic bacteria that gain metabolic energy via the oxidation of H2 coupled to the reduction of halogenated organic compounds. Dehalococcoides spp. grow best in mixed microbial consortia, relying on non-dechlorinating members to provide essential nutrients and maintain anaerobic conditions. A metagenome sequence was(More)
Bioremediation of chlorinated ethenes via anaerobic reductive dechlorination relies upon the activity of specific microbial populations--most notably Dehalococcoides (DHC) strains. In the lab and field Dehalococcoides grow most robustly in mixed communities which usually contain both fermenters and methanogens. Recently, researchers have been developing(More)
Nuclear filamentous actin (F-actin) is required for nucleopolyhedrovirus (NPV) progeny production in NPV-infected, cultured lepidopteran cells. We have determined that monomeric G-actin is localized within the nuclei of host cells during the early stage of infection by Autographa californica multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV). With a library of(More)
This study sought to characterize bacterial and archaeal populations in a perchloroethene- and butyrate-fed enrichment culture containing hydrogen-consuming "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes" strain 195 and a Methanospirillum hungatei strain. Phylogenetic characterization of this microbial community was done via 16S rRNA gene clone library and gradient gel(More)
Molecular biomarkers hold promise for inferring rates of key metabolic activities in complex microbial systems. However, few studies have assessed biomarker levels for simultaneously occurring (and potentially competing) respirations. In this study, methanogenesis biomarkers for Methanospirillum hungatei were developed, tested, and compared to(More)
This paper reports on the results of a national survey of retired dentists carried out in the winter and spring of 1984. More than eight in ten of the respondents were general practitioners. Most retirees are between the ages of 60 and 69, married, and report their overall health at retirement to be excellent or good. As do retired scientists, dentists find(More)
A cDNA-microarray was designed and used to monitor the transcriptomic profile of Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain 195 (in a mixed community) respiring various chlorinated organics, including chloroethenes and 2,3-dichlorophenol. The cultures were continuously fed in order to establish steady-state respiration rates and substrate levels. The organization of(More)
Molecular biomarkers could provide critical insight into myriad in situ microbial activities. In this study we explore correlations of both mRNA and protein biomarkers with chloroethene respiration rate in Dehalococcoides. In a series of continuously fed dechlorinating mixed-culture microcosm experiments (n = 26), we varied respiratory substrates, substrate(More)
Little is known about the importance and/or mechanisms of biological mineral oxidation in sediments, partially due to the difficulties associated with culturing mineral-oxidizing microbes. We demonstrate that electrochemical enrichment is a feasible approach for isolation of microbes capable of gaining electrons from insoluble minerals. To this end we(More)
To better understand the quantitative relationships between messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein biomarkers relevant to bioremediation, we quantified and compared respiration-associated gene products in an anaerobic syntrophic community. Respiration biomarkers for Dehalococcoides, an organohalide reducer, and Methanospirillum, a hydrogenotrophic methanogen,(More)