Kevin A Hughes

Summary

Affiliation: British Antarctic Survey
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of Antarctic solar radiation on sewage bacteria viability
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Water Res 39:2237-44. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacteriophage and associated polysaccharide depolymerases--novel tools for study of bacterial biofilms
    K A Hughes
    Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 85:583-90. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Distribution of sewage pollution around a maritime Antarctic research station indicated by faecal coliforms, Clostridium perfringens and faecal sterol markers
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Environ Pollut 127:315-21. 2004
  4. pmc Influence of seasonal environmental variables on the distribution of presumptive fecal Coliforms around an Antarctic research station
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, Cambridge CB3 0ET, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:4884-91. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint A novel Antarctic microbial endolithic community within gypsum crusts
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Environ Microbiol 5:555-65. 2003
  6. pmc Solar UV-B radiation inhibits the growth of Antarctic terrestrial fungi
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1488-91. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Tolerance of Antarctic soil fungi to hydrocarbons
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, United Kingdom
    Sci Total Environ 372:539-48. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Biofilm susceptibility to bacteriophage attack: the role of phage-borne polysaccharide depolymerase
    K A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Cambridge, UK
    Microbiology 144:3039-47. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint A preliminary study of airborne microbial biodiversity over Peninsular Antarctica
    K A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, United Kingdom
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 50:537-42. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Reducing sewage pollution in the Antarctic marine environment using a sewage treatment plant
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Mar Pollut Bull 49:850-3. 2004

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of Antarctic solar radiation on sewage bacteria viability
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Water Res 39:2237-44. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, this effect is not reliable and every effort should be made to fully treat sewage before release into the Antarctic marine environment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacteriophage and associated polysaccharide depolymerases--novel tools for study of bacterial biofilms
    K A Hughes
    Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 85:583-90. 1998
    ..The phage and their associated enzymes thus provide very useful highly specific tools for studies of biofilms incorporating the bacterial host strains. Their potential applications in studies on bacterial biofilms are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Distribution of sewage pollution around a maritime Antarctic research station indicated by faecal coliforms, Clostridium perfringens and faecal sterol markers
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Environ Pollut 127:315-21. 2004
    ..This study has shown that sewage contamination is limited to the immediate vicinity of the sewage outfall. Nevertheless, a sewage treatment plant was installed in February 2003 to reduce this contamination further...
  4. pmc Influence of seasonal environmental variables on the distribution of presumptive fecal Coliforms around an Antarctic research station
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, Cambridge CB3 0ET, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:4884-91. 2003
    ..These findings highlight the need for year-round monitoring of fecal coliform distribution in Antarctic waters near research stations to produce realistic evaluations of sewage pollution persistence and dispersal...
  5. ncbi request reprint A novel Antarctic microbial endolithic community within gypsum crusts
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Environ Microbiol 5:555-65. 2003
    ..The endolithic communities are less extensive than those of the Dry Valleys, continental Antarctica, probably owing to only recent deglaciation (<7000 year ago)...
  6. pmc Solar UV-B radiation inhibits the growth of Antarctic terrestrial fungi
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1488-91. 2003
    ..These data suggest that solar UV-B reduces the growth of fungi on the soil surface in the Antarctic terrestrial environment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tolerance of Antarctic soil fungi to hydrocarbons
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, United Kingdom
    Sci Total Environ 372:539-48. 2007
    ..Hyphal dry weight measurements suggested that Mortierella sp. may be able to use dodecane as sole carbon and energy source. Hydrocarbon-degrading Antarctic fungi may have use in future hydrocarbon spill bioremediation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Biofilm susceptibility to bacteriophage attack: the role of phage-borne polysaccharide depolymerase
    K A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Cambridge, UK
    Microbiology 144:3039-47. 1998
    ..Scanning electron microscopy confirmed that specific phage could extensively degrade susceptible biofilms and continue to infect biofilm bacteria whilst EPS degradation was occurring...
  9. ncbi request reprint A preliminary study of airborne microbial biodiversity over Peninsular Antarctica
    K A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, United Kingdom
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 50:537-42. 2004
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  10. ncbi request reprint Reducing sewage pollution in the Antarctic marine environment using a sewage treatment plant
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Mar Pollut Bull 49:850-3. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint The interaction of phage and biofilms
    Ian W Sutherland
    Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 232:1-6. 2004
    ..Although phage have been proposed as a means of destroying or controlling biofilms, the technology for this has not yet been successfully developed...
  12. doi request reprint Microorganisms in the atmosphere over Antarctica
    David A Pearce
    British Antarctic Survey, Biological Sciences Division, Natural Environment Research Council, Cambridge, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 69:143-57. 2009
    ..In this review, we examine the behaviour of microorganisms in the Antarctic aerial environment and the extent to which these microorganisms might influence Antarctic microbial biodiversity...
  13. doi request reprint Biodiversity of air-borne microorganisms at Halley Station, Antarctica
    David A Pearce
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, UK
    Extremophiles 14:145-59. 2010
    ..The detected aerial microorganisms were markedly different from those obtained in earlier studies over the Antarctic Peninsula in the maritime Antarctic...
  14. doi request reprint Determining the native/non-native status of newly discovered terrestrial and freshwater species in Antarctica - current knowledge, methodology and management action
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    J Environ Manage 93:52-66. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint A simple method to reduce discharge of sewage microorganisms from an Antarctic research station
    Kevin A Hughes
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Mar Pollut Bull 46:353-7. 2003
    ..The widespread use of this simple method could significantly reduce the numbers of faecal coliform and other non-native microorganisms introduced into the Antarctic marine environment...