Microbial Ecology and Environmental Genomics Laboratory

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MS Elshahed* and NH Youssef. Novelty and uniqueness patterns of rare members of the soil biosphere In F. de Bruijn (editor) Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II:  Metagenomics in Different Habitats. Wiley/Blackwell Publishing CO (In Press).

Youssef NH, MB Couger, and MS Elshahed 2010. Fine-scale bacterial beta diversity within a complex ecosystem (Zodletone spring, OK, USA): the role of the rare biosphere PLoS ONE (In Press)

Bühring SI, SM Sievert, HM Jonkers, T Ertefai, MS Elshahed, LR Krumholz, and K-U Hinrichs 2010. Insights into the chemotaxonomic composition and carbon cycling in phototrophic microbial mats in an artesian sulfur-rich spring (Zodletone, Oklahoma, USA), a possible analogue for ancient microbial mat systems. Geobiology (In revision).

Sheik CS, WH Beasley, MS Elshahed, X Zhou, Y Luo, G Wiley, FZ Najar, S Macmil, C Qu, P Wang, BA Roe, and LR Krumholz 2010. Simulated global warming coupled to drought alters microbial communities in a tallgrass prairie (Submitted).

Heise SR, MS Elshahed, TC Holbrook, and SE Little. 2010. Bacterial community in STARI-associated Amblyomma americanum, Oklahoma. Emerg Infect Dis (Submitted).

26. Liggenstoffer AS, NH Youssef, MB Couger, and MS Elshahed* 2010. Phylogenetic diversity and community structure of anaerobic fungi (Phylum Neacallymastigales) in ruminant and non-ruminant herbivores The ISME J. [Abstract] [PDF]

25. Savage KN, LR Krumholz, LM Gieg, VA Parisi, JM Suflita, J Allen, RP Philp, and MS Elshahed* 2010. Biodegradation of low molecular weight alkanes under mesophilic, sulfate-reducing conditions: evidence, metabolic intermediates, and community patterns. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 72:485-495 [Abstract] [PDF]

24. MS Elshahed. 2010 Microbiological aspects of biofuel production: current status and future directions. J. Adv. Res.1:103-111. [PDF]

23. SR Heise, MS Elshahed, and SE Little 2010. Bacterial diversity in Amblyomma americanum with a focus on members of the genus Rickettsia. J. Med. Entymol. J. Med. Entymol. 47: 258-268 [Abstract] [PDF]

22. Youssef, NH, C Sheik, LR Krumholz, FZ Najar, BA Roe, and MS Elshahed 2009. A Comparative study of species richness estimates obtained using near complete fragments and simulated pyrosequencing-generated fragments in 16S rRNA gene-based environmental surveys. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 5227-5236. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

21. Davis, JP, NH Youssef, and MS Elshahed 2009. Assessment of the diversity, abundance, and ecological distribution of candidate division SR1 reveals a high phylogenetic, but a limited morphotypic diversity. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 4139-4148. [Abstract] [PDF]

20. Spain, AM, LR Krumholz, and MS Elshahed 2009. Abundance, Composition, Diversity, and Novelty of Soil Proteobacteria. The ISME J. 3: 992-1000. [Abstract] [PDF]

19. Youssef NH, MS Elshahed, and MJ McInerney 2009. Microbially-mediated processes in oil fields: culprits, problems, and opportunities. Adv. Appl. Microbiol. 66:141-251. [PDF]

18. Youssf NH, and MS Elshahed 2009. Diversity rankings among bacterial lineages in soil. The ISME Journal 3: 305-313. [Abstract] [PDF]

17. Elshahed MS, NH Youssef, AM Spain, C. Sheik, FZ Najar, LO Sukharnikov, BA Roe, JP Davis, PD Schloss, VL Bailey, and LR Krumholz 2008. Novelty and uniqueness patterns of rare members of the soil biosphere. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:5422-5428. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

16. Youssef NH, and MS Elshahed 2008. Species richness in soil bacterial communities: a proposed approach to overcome sample size bias. J. Microbiol. Methods. 75:86-91. [Abstract]

15. Savage KN, LR Krumholz, A Oren and MS Elshahed 2008. Halosarcina pallida gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic Archaeon Isolated from Zodletone spring in southwestern Oklahoma. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58:856-860. [Abstract]

14. Elshahed MS, NH Youssef, Q Luo, FZ Najar, BA Roe, TM Sisk, SI Buhring, K-U Hinrichs, and LR Krumholz 2007. Phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of Planctomycetes from anaerobic sulfide- and sulfur-rich Zodletone spring, OK. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:4707-4716. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

13. Spain AM, AD Peacock, J Istook, MS Elshahed, FZ Najar, BA Roe, DC White, and LR Krumholz 2007. Identification and isolation of a Castellaniella species important during biostimulation of an acidic nitrate- and uranium-contaminated aquifer. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:4892-4904. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

12. Savage KN, LR Krumholz, A Oren and MS Elshahed 2007. Haladaptatus paucihalophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a halophilic archaeon isolated from a low-salt, high-sulfide spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 57:19-24. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

11. Luo Q, LR Krumholz, F Z Najar, BA Roe, AD Peacock, DC White, and MS Elshahed 2005. Diversity of the microeukaryotic community in sulfide-rich Zodletone spring. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 6175-6184. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

10. Elshahed MS, FZ Najar, M Aycock, C. Qu, BA Roe, and LR Krumholz 2005. Metagenomic analysis of the microbial community at Zodletone spring: Insights into the genome of novel Candidate division OD1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 7958-7962. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

9. Structemeyer CG, MS Elshahed, KE Duncan, and MJ McInerney 2005. Evidence for acetoclastic methanogenesis in the presence of sulfate in a gas condensate-contaminated aquifer. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:5348-5355. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

8. Senko JM, BS Campbell, JR Henricksen, MS Elshahed, TA Dewers, and LR Krumholz 2004. Barite deposition mediated by phototrophic sulfide oxidizing bacteria. Geochem. Cosmochem. Acta. 68:773-780. [Abstract]

7. Elshahed MS, KN Savage, A Ventosa, M Carmen-Gutierrez, A Oren, and LR Krumholz 2004. Haloferax sulfurifontis sp. nov., a halophilic archaeon isolated from a sulfide and sulfur-rich spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54:2275-2279. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

6. Elshahed MS, FZ Najar, BA Roe, A Oren, TA Dewers, and LR Krumholz 2004. Survey of archaeal diversity reveals abundance of halophilic Archaea in a low-salt, anaerobic sulfur spring. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:2230-2239. [Abstact] [Full Text] [PDF]

5. Elshahed MS, JM Senko, FZ Najar, SM Kenton, BA Roe, TA Dewers, JR Spear, and LR Krumholz 2003. Bacterial diversity and sulfur cycling in a mesophilic sulfide-rich spring. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:5609-5621. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

4. Elshahed MS, and MJ McInerney 2001. Benzoate fermentation by the anaerobic bacterium Syntrophus aciditrophicus in absence of hydrogen-utilizing microorganisms. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:5520-5525. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

3. Elshahed MS, VK Bhupathiraju, NQ Wofford, MA Nanny, and MJ McInerney 2001. Metabolism of benzoate, cyclohex-1-ene carboxylate and cyclohexane carboxylate by Syntrophus aciditrophicus strain SB in syntrophic association with H2-using microorganisms. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:1728-1738. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

2. Elshahed MS, and MJ McInerney 2001. Is interspecies hydrogen transfer needed for toluene degradation under sulfate-reducing conditions? FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 35:163-169. [Abstract] [Full Text]

1. Elshahed MS, LM Gieg, MJ McInerney, and JM Suflita 2001. Signature metabolites attesting to the in situ attenuation of alkylbenzenes in anaerobic environments. Environ. Sci. and Technol. 35:682-689. [Abstract]


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