Brent C Christner

Summary

Affiliation: Louisiana State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ubiquity of biological ice nucleators in snowfall
    Brent C Christner
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Science 319:1214. 2008
  2. pmc Expression and Partial Characterization of an Ice-Binding Protein from a Bacterium Isolated at a Depth of 3,519 m in the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica
    Amanda Marie Achberger
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Front Microbiol 2:255. 2011
  3. pmc Geographic, seasonal, and precipitation chemistry influence on the abundance and activity of biological ice nucleators in rain and snow
    Brent C Christner
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:18854-9. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Bioprospecting for microbial products that affect ice crystal formation and growth
    Brent C Christner
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85:481-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Macromolecular synthesis by yeasts under frozen conditions
    Pierre Amato
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Environ Microbiol 11:589-96. 2009
  6. pmc Energy metabolism response to low-temperature and frozen conditions in Psychrobacter cryohalolentis
    Pierre Amato
    Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:711-8. 2009

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Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Ubiquity of biological ice nucleators in snowfall
    Brent C Christner
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Science 319:1214. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that the biosphere is a source of highly active IN and suggest that these biological particles may affect the precipitation cycle and/or their own precipitation during atmospheric transport...
  2. pmc Expression and Partial Characterization of an Ice-Binding Protein from a Bacterium Isolated at a Depth of 3,519 m in the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica
    Amanda Marie Achberger
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Front Microbiol 2:255. 2011
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  3. pmc Geographic, seasonal, and precipitation chemistry influence on the abundance and activity of biological ice nucleators in rain and snow
    Brent C Christner
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:18854-9. 2008
    ..Thus, our research suggests that biological IN are widespread in the atmosphere and may affect meteorological processes that lead to precipitation...
  4. doi request reprint Bioprospecting for microbial products that affect ice crystal formation and growth
    Brent C Christner
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85:481-9. 2010
    ..Microorganisms are the most appropriate biochemical factories to cost effectively produce ice nucleating and structuring proteins on large commercial scales...
  5. doi request reprint Macromolecular synthesis by yeasts under frozen conditions
    Pierre Amato
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Environ Microbiol 11:589-96. 2009
    ..The ability of yeast cells to incorporate amino acid substrates into macromolecules and remain metabolically active under these conditions has implications for understanding the survival of Eukarya in icy environments...
  6. pmc Energy metabolism response to low-temperature and frozen conditions in Psychrobacter cryohalolentis
    Pierre Amato
    Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:711-8. 2009
    ..This physiological response may represent a critical biochemical compensation mechanism at low temperature, have relevance to cellular survival during freezing, and be important for the persistence of microorganisms in icy environments...