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Genome sequence of Silicibacter pomeroyi reveals adaptations to the marine environment
The genome sequence of Silicibacter pomeroyi, a member of the marine Roseobacter clade, is described, indicating that this organism relies upon a lithoheterotrophic strategy that uses inorganic compounds to supplement heterotrophy.
Distribution, diversity and ecology of aerobic CO-oxidizing bacteria
This work presents a newly emerging picture of the distribution, diversity and ecology of aerobic CO-oxidizing bacteria in soils and the oceans.
Efficacy of Phospholipid Analysis in Determining Microbial Biomass in Sediments
Improvements in the analysis of lipid-bound phosphates resulted in a simplified and sensitive method for determining microbial biomass in sediments that was both accurate and precise and could be successfully applied to a wider variety of sediment types.
A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity
A meta-analysis of microbial community samples collected by hundreds of researchers for the Earth Microbiome Project is presented, creating both a reference database giving global context to DNA sequence data and a framework for incorporating data from future studies, fostering increasingly complete characterization of Earth’s microbial diversity.
Effects of substrate concentration, growth state, and oxygen availability on relationships among bacterial carbon, nitrogen and phospholipid phosphorus content
The utility of phospholipid phosphorus (Plip-P) concentrations as a measure of microbial biomass is dependent upon the accuracy of the conversion factors used for relating Plip-P to cell carbon,
Mechanistic Analysis of Ammonium Inhibition of Atmospheric Methane Consumption in Forest Soils
  • S. Schnell, G. King
  • Medicine, Chemistry
    Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 1 October 1994
Nitrite, the end product of methanotrophic ammonia oxidation, was a more effective inhibitor of methane consumption than ammonium, and factors that stimulated ammonium oxidation in soil enhanced ammonium inhibition of methane oxidation, probably as a result of enhanced nitrite production.
Alkalilimnicola ehrlichii sp. nov., a novel, arsenite-oxidizing haloalkaliphilic gammaproteobacterium capable of chemoautotrophic or heterotrophic growth with nitrate or oxygen as the electron
On the basis of physiological characteristics and DNA-DNA hybridization data, it is suggested that strain MLHE-1(T) represents a novel species within the genus Alkalilimnicola for which the name Alkalspirillum mobile ehrlichii is proposed.
Molecular and Culture-Based Analyses of Aerobic Carbon Monoxide Oxidizer Diversity†
  • G. King
  • Biology
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 1 December 2003
ABSTRACT Isolates belonging to six genera not previously known to oxidize CO were obtained from enrichments with aquatic and terrestrial plants, supporting the notion that BMS sequences represent functional CO dehydrogenase proteins that are related to but distinct from previously characterized aerobicCO dehydrogenases.
Methane Consumption in Temperate and Subarctic Forest Soils: Rates, Vertical Zonation, and Responses to Water and Nitrogen
  • A. P. Adamsen, G. King
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
    Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 1 February 1993
Methane consumption in soils from both sites was stratified vertically, with a pronounced subsurface maximum, coincident with low levels of both nitrate and ammonium in the mixed-hardwood forest soil.
Bacterial Biogeochemistry: The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling
Preface. Introduction. General Considerations: Bacterial Metabolism. Bioenergetics of Microbial Metabolism. Transport Mechanisms and Structure of Microbial Communities. Mineral Cycles: Hydrolysis of