New paper characterizing the metabolic pathways of bacteria involved in oil degradation in the DWH oil spill

Through a collaboration with the Teske Lab (UNC) and Tony Gutierrez my 2015 REU student and postdoc (Nina Dombrowski) reconstructed several genomes from DNA-SIP experiments run on DWH spill oil in 2010.

Hydrocarbon degradation pathways in uncultured bacteria from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

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Christian Science Monitor

The genomic hunt for oil-degrading bacteria after the Deepwater Horizon blowout: More than the usual suspects

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The new Tree of Life!

A new view of the the tree of life

The rapid sequencing of new microbial genomes in recent years has left us wondering what has all this new data done to the tree of life.  To address this, a new paper that presents the new view of life diversity in the genomic era has just been published in Nature Microbiology.

This paper is a collaboration with many people namely Laura Hug and Jill Banfield (at UC Berkeley).Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 4.33.36 PM

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Branching out

Carl Zimmer’s New York Times coverage

Daily News

The genomes of SAGMEG, a widespread deep subsurface archaea, decoded!

Our new paper published in Nature Microbiology, which was a collaboration with the Ettema Lab (Upsalla Univ), and Teske Lab (UNC Chapel Hill), begins to resolve the metabolic capabilities of a group (class) of Archaea (referred to as SAGMEG) that are predominant in the subsurface and have not cultured.Yellowstone 2 credit Dan Coleman Montana State UniversityTwo of the genomes were recovered from this hot spring in Yellowstone National Park (photo by Dan Coleman).

Genomic inference of the metabolism of cosmopolitan subsurface Archaea, Hadesarchaea







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