T P Curtis

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Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Estimating prokaryotic diversity and its limits
    Thomas P Curtis
    Department of Civil Engineering, Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10494-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Towards the design of diversity: stochastic models for community assembly in wastewater treatment plants
    T P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 54:227-36. 2006
  3. pmc What is the extent of prokaryotic diversity?
    Thomas P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:2023-37. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Microbiology. Exploring microbial diversity--a vast below
    T P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Science 309:1331-3. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Prokaryotic diversity and its limits: microbial community structure in nature and implications for microbial ecology
    Thomas P Curtis
    Department of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NE1 7RU, UK
    Curr Opin Microbiol 7:221-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Fate of Cryptosporidium oocysts in an immobilised titanium dioxide reactor with electric field enhancement
    T P Curtis
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Res 36:2410-3. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparitive study of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in lab-scale industrial wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry, Civil Engineering, Microbiology and Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 48:17-24. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of C/N ratio on ammonia oxidising bacteria community structure in a laboratory nitrification-denitrification reactor
    S J Ballinger
    Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Sci Technol 46:543-50. 2002
  9. doi request reprint The microbial diversity of laboratory-scale wetlands appears to be randomly assembled
    Joana de C Baptista
    Department of Civil Engineering, Cassie Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Res 42:3182-90. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The effect of flavin electron shuttles in microbial fuel cells current production
    Sharon B Velasquez-Orta
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85:1373-81. 2010

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  1. pmc Estimating prokaryotic diversity and its limits
    Thomas P Curtis
    Department of Civil Engineering, Centre for Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:10494-9. 2002
    ..Nevertheless, it is evident that local and global prokaryotic diversity can be understood through species abundance curves and purely experimental approaches to solving this conundrum will be fruitless...
  2. ncbi request reprint Towards the design of diversity: stochastic models for community assembly in wastewater treatment plants
    T P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 54:227-36. 2006
    ..The implications for design and theory are briefly discussed...
  3. pmc What is the extent of prokaryotic diversity?
    Thomas P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:2023-37. 2006
    ..However, if such models were properly validated, they could form invaluable tools for the prediction of microbial diversity and a basis for the systematic exploration of microbial diversity on the planet...
  4. ncbi request reprint Microbiology. Exploring microbial diversity--a vast below
    T P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Science 309:1331-3. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Prokaryotic diversity and its limits: microbial community structure in nature and implications for microbial ecology
    Thomas P Curtis
    Department of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NE1 7RU, UK
    Curr Opin Microbiol 7:221-6. 2004
    ..Thus the relationship between structure and function in a community can only be understood, predicted and engineered through an understanding of the source of diversity from which the community is drawn...
  6. ncbi request reprint Fate of Cryptosporidium oocysts in an immobilised titanium dioxide reactor with electric field enhancement
    T P Curtis
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Res 36:2410-3. 2002
    ..The enhanced performance of the thermal film reactor is attributed to the superior conversion of photochemical holes to hydroxyl radicals at the surface of this catalyst...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparitive study of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in lab-scale industrial wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry, Civil Engineering, Microbiology and Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 48:17-24. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the industrial input in both effluents apparently selected for salt tolerant AOB, most closely related to Nitrosococcus mobilis and Nitrosomonas halophila...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of C/N ratio on ammonia oxidising bacteria community structure in a laboratory nitrification-denitrification reactor
    S J Ballinger
    Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Sci Technol 46:543-50. 2002
    ....
  9. doi request reprint The microbial diversity of laboratory-scale wetlands appears to be randomly assembled
    Joana de C Baptista
    Department of Civil Engineering, Cassie Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Res 42:3182-90. 2008
    ..Plants did not appear to exert a strong effect on the structure of the microbial communities in the horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetlands (HSCWs) studied in this investigation...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of flavin electron shuttles in microbial fuel cells current production
    Sharon B Velasquez-Orta
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85:1373-81. 2010
    ..Electron shuttle compounds (flavins) permitted bacteria to utilise a remote electron acceptor (anode) that was not accessible to the cells allowing current production until the electron donor (lactate) was consumed...
  11. doi request reprint A universal threshold concept for hydrophobic mycolata in activated sludge foaming
    R J Davenport
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Cassie Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Res 42:3446-54. 2008
    ..We propose that the mycolata threshold value is only applicable to hydrophobic members of the mycolata...
  12. doi request reprint Factors affecting current production in microbial fuel cells using different industrial wastewaters
    S B Velasquez-Orta
    School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Bioresour Technol 102:5105-12. 2011
    ..Electrochemical analysis of this redox activity indicated that anodic bacteria produced a putative electron shuttling compound that increased the electron transfer rate through diffusion, and as a result the overall MFC performance...
  13. ncbi request reprint Variable photosynthetic characteristics in waste stabilisation ponds
    C A Weatherell
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Water Sci Technol 48:219-26. 2003
    ..This led to the derivation of a dynamic feedback hypothesis which challenges the classic assumption in algal modelling of constant photosynthetic parameters...
  14. pmc Combined niche and neutral effects in a microbial wastewater treatment community
    Irina Dana Ofiteru
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:15345-50. 2010
    ..Consequently we suggest that neutral community models should be the foundation of any description of an open biological system...
  15. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the roles of immigration and chance in shaping prokaryote community structure
    William T Sloan
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK
    Environ Microbiol 8:732-40. 2006
    ..However, its success suggests that chance and immigration are important forces in shaping the patterns seen in prokaryotic communities...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are filamentous mycolata important in foaming?
    R J Davenport
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Sci Technol 46:529-33. 2002
    ..01). These findings suggest that conventional microscopic examination for monitoring mycolata populations in foaming plants may be misleading and should be used with caution...
  17. ncbi request reprint Neutral assembly of bacterial communities
    Stephen Woodcock
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 62:171-80. 2007
    ..In doing so, a simple quantitative ecological mechanism to explain observations in microbial ecology is simultaneously offered and the predictive power of NCMs is demonstrated...
  18. ncbi request reprint Modeling taxa-abundance distributions in microbial communities using environmental sequence data
    William T Sloan
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LT, UK
    Microb Ecol 53:443-55. 2007
    ..We argue that to overcome this, so that microbial ecologists can characterize large microbial communities from small samples, mathematical models that encapsulate sampling effects are required...
  19. doi request reprint The rational exploration of microbial diversity
    Christopher Quince
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    ISME J 2:997-1006. 2008
    ..This would initiate a new phase in the exploration of the microbial world...
  20. doi request reprint Nitrification in hybrid bioreactors treating simulated domestic wastewater
    M Bellucci
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 115:621-30. 2013
    ..To provide deeper insights into nitrification process within aerobic bioreactors containing supplemental physical support media (hybrid bioreactors)...
  21. doi request reprint Production of hydrogen from domestic wastewater in a pilot-scale microbial electrolysis cell
    E S Heidrich
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97:6979-89. 2013
    ..Importantly, for the first time, a 'proof of concept' has been made, showing that this technology is capable of energy capture as hydrogen gas from low strength domestic wastewaters at ambient temperatures...
  22. ncbi request reprint A comparison of autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in full- and laboratory-scale wastewater treatment reactors
    A K Rowan
    Centre of Molecular Ecology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Water Sci Technol 46:319-22. 2002
    ..The importance of these minor constituents in the overall performance of the reactor is unknown. Nonetheless the lab-scale reactor in this study did appear to reflect the dominant AOB community within the full-scale equivalent...
  23. doi request reprint Accurate determination of microbial diversity from 454 pyrosequencing data
    Christopher Quince
    Department of Civil Engineering, Rankine Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Nat Methods 6:639-41. 2009
    ..We pyrosequenced a known mixture of microbial 16S rDNA sequences extracted from a lake and found that without noise reduction the number of operational taxonomic units is overestimated but using PyroNoise it can be accurately calculated...
  24. pmc Development of a rapid assay for determining the relative abundance of bacteria
    Arlene K Rowan
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Cassie Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:8481-90. 2005
    ....
  25. pmc Agreement between theory and measurement in quantification of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria
    Gulnur Coskuner
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:6325-34. 2005
    ..Moreover, when measured AOB biomass was compared with process-based estimates of AOB biomass, the two values were in agreement...
  26. ncbi request reprint Theoretical ecology for engineering biology
    Thomas P Curtis
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 37:64A-70A. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Occurrence and activity of Archaea in aerated activated sludge wastewater treatment plants
    Neil D Gray
    Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Postgraduate Institute NRG, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
    Environ Microbiol 4:158-68. 2002
    ..The relatively low rates of methanogenesis measured indicated that, although active, the methanogens play a minor role in carbon turnover in activated sludge...
  28. ncbi request reprint Estimating bacterial diversity from clone libraries with flat rank abundance distributions
    Mary Lunn
    Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, UK
    Environ Microbiol 6:1081-5. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Taxa-area relationships for microbes: the unsampled and the unseen
    Stephen Woodcock
    Ecol Lett 9:805-12. 2006
    ..More generally, this suggests that our search for patterns and laws in the microbial world will be profoundly influenced and, potentially distorted by the sample sizes that are typical of microbial community surveys...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of wastewater composition on archaeal population diversity
    Alper T Akarsubasi
    Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, 34342 Istanbul, Turkey
    Water Res 39:1576-84. 2005
    ..The types of Archaea present changed little in response to changing feed composition but the relative contribution of different organisms identified in the archaeal DGGE profiles did change...