John A Fuerst

Summary

Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Culturable bacterial symbionts isolated from two distinct sponge species (Pseudoceratina clavata and Rhabdastrella globostellata) from the Great Barrier Reef display similar phylogenetic diversity
    Feras F Lafi
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Microb Ecol 50:213-20. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Diversity of polyketide synthase genes from bacteria associated with the marine sponge Pseudoceratina clavata: culture-dependent and culture-independent approaches
    Tae Kyung Kim
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 8:1460-70. 2006
  3. pmc Gene discovery within the planctomycete division of the domain Bacteria using sequence tags from genomic DNA libraries
    Cheryl Jenkins
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Genome Biol 3:RESEARCH0031. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Intracellular compartmentation in planctomycetes
    John A Fuerst
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Annu Rev Microbiol 59:299-328. 2005
  5. pmc Phylum Verrucomicrobia representatives share a compartmentalized cell plan with members of bacterial phylum Planctomycetes
    Kuo Chang Lee
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Microbiol 9:5. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Developmental cycle and pharmaceutically relevant compounds of Salinispora actinobacteria isolated from Great Barrier Reef marine sponges
    Yi Kai Ng
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97:3097-108. 2013
  7. pmc A canonical FtsZ protein in Verrucomicrobium spinosum, a member of the Bacterial phylum Verrucomicrobia that also includes tubulin-producing Prosthecobacter species
    Benjamin Yee
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 7:37. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Close relationship of RNase P RNA in Gemmata and anammox planctomycete bacteria
    Margaret K Butler
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 268:244-53. 2007
  9. pmc Widespread distribution of poribacteria in demospongiae
    Feras F Lafi
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5695-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Beyond the bacterium: planctomycetes challenge our concepts of microbial structure and function
    John A Fuerst
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Nat Rev Microbiol 9:403-13. 2011

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Culturable bacterial symbionts isolated from two distinct sponge species (Pseudoceratina clavata and Rhabdastrella globostellata) from the Great Barrier Reef display similar phylogenetic diversity
    Feras F Lafi
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Microb Ecol 50:213-20. 2005
    ..clavata and Rha. globostellata share significant features with those of other sponge species including those from widely separated geographical and climatic regions of the sea...
  2. ncbi request reprint Diversity of polyketide synthase genes from bacteria associated with the marine sponge Pseudoceratina clavata: culture-dependent and culture-independent approaches
    Tae Kyung Kim
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 8:1460-70. 2006
    ..All KS domains from both metagenome approaches formed a single cluster with KS domains originating from metagenomes derived from other sponge species from other geographical regions...
  3. pmc Gene discovery within the planctomycete division of the domain Bacteria using sequence tags from genomic DNA libraries
    Cheryl Jenkins
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Genome Biol 3:RESEARCH0031. 2002
    ..A random sequencing approach was applied to the genomes of two planctomycete species, Gemmata obscuriglobus and Pirellula marina, to discover genes relevant to their cell biology and physiology...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intracellular compartmentation in planctomycetes
    John A Fuerst
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Annu Rev Microbiol 59:299-328. 2005
    ..Organisms in phyla other than the phylum Planctomycetes may possess compartmentation similar to that of some planctomycetes, as in the case of members of the phylum Poribacteria from marine sponges...
  5. pmc Phylum Verrucomicrobia representatives share a compartmentalized cell plan with members of bacterial phylum Planctomycetes
    Kuo Chang Lee
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Microbiol 9:5. 2009
    ..Based on the postulated superphylum relationship, we hypothesized that members of the two separate phyla Planctomycetes and Verrucomicrobia might share a similar ultrastructure plan differing from classical prokaryote organization...
  6. doi request reprint Developmental cycle and pharmaceutically relevant compounds of Salinispora actinobacteria isolated from Great Barrier Reef marine sponges
    Yi Kai Ng
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97:3097-108. 2013
    ..A useful approach for measuring and exploring the regulation of antibiotic synthesis and gene expression in the marine natural product producer S. arenicola has been established...
  7. pmc A canonical FtsZ protein in Verrucomicrobium spinosum, a member of the Bacterial phylum Verrucomicrobia that also includes tubulin-producing Prosthecobacter species
    Benjamin Yee
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Evol Biol 7:37. 2007
    ..It is therefore of interest to know whether other members of phylum Verrucomicrobia possess FtsZ or tubulin as their FtsZ-tubulin gene family representative...
  8. ncbi request reprint Close relationship of RNase P RNA in Gemmata and anammox planctomycete bacteria
    Margaret K Butler
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 268:244-53. 2007
    ..Phylogenetic analysis also revealed a possible relationship between the RNase P RNA molecules of the two anammox organisms and the genus Gemmata...
  9. pmc Widespread distribution of poribacteria in demospongiae
    Feras F Lafi
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5695-9. 2009
    ..Members of divergent poribacterial clades were also found in the same sponge species in three different sponge genera...
  10. doi request reprint Beyond the bacterium: planctomycetes challenge our concepts of microbial structure and function
    John A Fuerst
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Nat Rev Microbiol 9:403-13. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of ribonuclease P RNA of the planctomycetes
    Margaret K Butler
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1333-44. 2004
    ..Phylogenetic analyses indicate that relationships between planctomycetes derived from RNase P RNA are consistent with 16S rRNA-based analyses...
  12. ncbi request reprint Molecular and ultrastructural confirmation of classification of ATCC 35122 as a strain of Pirellula staleyi
    Margaret K Butler
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:1663-7. 2002
    ..The original identification of ATCC 35122 as a strain of Pirellula staleyi is confirmed on both molecular and phenotypic grounds...
  13. pmc Endocytosis-like protein uptake in the bacterium Gemmata obscuriglobus
    Thierry G A Lonhienne
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12883-8. 2010
    ..Occurrence of such ability in a bacterium is consistent with autogenous evolution of endocytosis and the endomembrane system in an ancestral noneukaryote cell...
  14. doi request reprint Diversity of Mycobacterium species from marine sponges and their sensitivity to antagonism by sponge-derived rifamycin-synthesizing actinobacterium in the genus Salinispora
    Hiroshi Izumi
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 313:33-40. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Screening of rifamycin producing marine sponge bacteria by LC-MS-MS
    Amitha K Hewavitharana
    School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 852:362-6. 2007
    ..All strains of the marine sponge bacterium Salinispora tested were found to contain rifamycin thus an alternate actinobacterial source of rifamycin was established...
  16. doi request reprint Making heads or tails of the HU proteins in the planctomycete Gemmata obscuriglobus
    Benjamin Yee
    The University of Queensland, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Microbiology 157:2012-21. 2011
    ..The occurrence of two such HU homologue proteins with these two different terminal extensions in one organism appears to be unique among the Bacteria...
  17. pmc Discovery of a new source of rifamycin antibiotics in marine sponge actinobacteria by phylogenetic prediction
    Tae Kyung Kim
    School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2118-25. 2006
    ..Thus, the Salinispora group of actinobacteria represents a potential new source of rifamycins outside the genus Amycolatopsis and the first recorded source of rifamycins from marine bacteria...
  18. pmc Structural studies of planctomycete Gemmata obscuriglobus support cell compartmentalisation in a bacterium
    Evgeny Sagulenko
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e91344. 2014
    ..obscuriglobus cells and their unique mechanism of cell division. We discuss how these new data expand our knowledge on bacterial cell biology and suggest evolutionary consequences of the findings. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Marine actinomycetes related to the "Salinospora" group from the Great Barrier Reef sponge Pseudoceratina clavata
    Tae Kyung Kim
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 7:509-18. 2005
    ..In vitro bioassays of extracts from the isolates for antibiotic activity demonstrated that these actinomycetes have the potential to inhibit other sponge symbionts in vivo, including both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria...
  20. pmc Discovering the recondite secondary metabolome spectrum of Salinispora species: a study of inter-species diversity
    Utpal Bose
    School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e91488. 2014
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  21. ncbi request reprint The PVC superphylum: exceptions to the bacterial definition?
    John A Fuerst
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 104:451-66. 2013
    ..As the case of discovery of endocytosis-like protein uptake in planctomycetes has suggested, this may prove a strong basis for the immediate future of experimental research programs in the PVC scientific community. ..
  22. pmc The cell cycle of the planctomycete Gemmata obscuriglobus with respect to cell compartmentalization
    Kuo Chang Lee
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    BMC Cell Biol 10:4. 2009
    ..It was therefore of interest to examine the cell division cycle in G. obscuriglobus and the process of nucleoid distribution and nuclear body formation during division in this planctomycete bacterium via light and electron microscopy...
  23. pmc Isolation of Gemmata-like and Isosphaera-like planctomycete bacteria from soil and freshwater
    Jenny Wang
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:417-22. 2002
    ..Two isolates from this study represent the first planctomycetes successfully cultivated from soil...
  24. ncbi request reprint Novel protein domains and motifs in the marine planctomycete Rhodopirellula baltica
    David J Studholme
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 236:333-40. 2004
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  25. ncbi request reprint The anammoxosome: an intracytoplasmic compartment in anammox bacteria
    Laura A van Niftrik
    Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 233:7-13. 2004
    ..This review will introduce different forms of intracytoplasmic membrane systems found in prokaryotes and discuss the compartmentalization in anammox bacteria and its possible functional relation to catabolism and energy transduction...
  26. pmc Linking ultrastructure and function in four genera of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria: cell plan, glycogen storage, and localization of cytochrome C proteins
    Laura van Niftrik
    Department of Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 190:708-17. 2008
    ..Furthermore, cytochrome c proteins were detected exclusively inside the anammoxosome. This detection provides further support for the hypothesis that this organelle is the locus of anammox catabolism...