Eric S Boyd

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Affiliation: Montana State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mineralogy influences structure and diversity of bacterial communities associated with geological substrata in a pristine aquifer
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
    Microb Ecol 54:170-82. 2007
  2. pmc Modeling the habitat range of phototrophs in yellowstone national park: toward the development of a comprehensive fitness landscape
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 3:221. 2012
  3. pmc The role of tetraether lipid composition in the adaptation of thermophilic archaea to acidity
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 4:62. 2013
  4. pmc Molecular evidence for an active endogenous microbiome beneath glacial ice
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    ISME J 7:1402-12. 2013
  5. pmc The mercury resistance operon: from an origin in a geothermal environment to an efficient detoxification machine
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 3:349. 2012
  6. pmc Involvement of intermediate sulfur species in biological reduction of elemental sulfur under acidic, hydrothermal conditions
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:2061-8. 2013
  7. pmc Isolation, characterization, and ecology of sulfur-respiring crenarchaea inhabiting acid-sulfate-chloride-containing geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, 109 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:6669-77. 2007
  8. pmc Diversity, abundance, and potential activity of nitrifying and nitrate-reducing microbial assemblages in a subglacial ecosystem
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:4778-87. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Temperature and pH controls on glycerol dibiphytanyl glycerol tetraether lipid composition in the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon Acidilobus sulfurireducens
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, 109 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Extremophiles 15:59-65. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Biological nitrogen fixation in acidic high-temperature geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Environ Microbiol 13:2204-15. 2011

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Mineralogy influences structure and diversity of bacterial communities associated with geological substrata in a pristine aquifer
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
    Microb Ecol 54:170-82. 2007
    ..The results suggest that mineralogical heterogeneity influences microbial community structure and diversity in pristine aquifers...
  2. pmc Modeling the habitat range of phototrophs in yellowstone national park: toward the development of a comprehensive fitness landscape
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 3:221. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc The role of tetraether lipid composition in the adaptation of thermophilic archaea to acidity
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 4:62. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Molecular evidence for an active endogenous microbiome beneath glacial ice
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    ISME J 7:1402-12. 2013
    ..Collectively, our findings demonstrate that subglacial environments harbor endogenous active ecosystems that have the potential to impact global biogeochemical cycles over extended periods of time. ..
  5. pmc The mercury resistance operon: from an origin in a geothermal environment to an efficient detoxification machine
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 3:349. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Involvement of intermediate sulfur species in biological reduction of elemental sulfur under acidic, hydrothermal conditions
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:2061-8. 2013
    ..Thus, S(8)(0) particles formed through abiological hydrolysis of polysulfide under acidic conditions appeared to serve as a growth-promoting TEA for A. sulfurireducens...
  7. pmc Isolation, characterization, and ecology of sulfur-respiring crenarchaea inhabiting acid-sulfate-chloride-containing geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, 109 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:6669-77. 2007
    ..Based on phenotypic and genetic characterization, the designations Caldisphaera draconis sp. nov. and Acidilobus sulfurireducens sp. nov. are proposed for isolates 18U65 and 18D70, respectively...
  8. pmc Diversity, abundance, and potential activity of nitrifying and nitrate-reducing microbial assemblages in a subglacial ecosystem
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:4778-87. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Temperature and pH controls on glycerol dibiphytanyl glycerol tetraether lipid composition in the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon Acidilobus sulfurireducens
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, 109 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Extremophiles 15:59-65. 2011
    ..sulfurireducens responds to increasing temperature and acidity by increasing the number of cyclopentyl rings in GDGT core membrane lipids...
  10. doi request reprint Biological nitrogen fixation in acidic high-temperature geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Environ Microbiol 13:2204-15. 2011
    ..Collectively, these results for the first time demonstrate thermoacidiphilic N(2) fixation in the natural environment and extend the upper temperature for biological N(2) fixation in terrestrial systems...
  11. doi request reprint Radical AdoMet enzymes in complex metal cluster biosynthesis
    Benjamin R Duffus
    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1824:1254-63. 2012
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Radical SAM enzymes and Radical Enzymology...
  12. doi request reprint [FeFe]-hydrogenase in Yellowstone National Park: evidence for dispersal limitation and phylogenetic niche conservatism
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, 59717, USA
    ISME J 4:1485-95. 2010
    ..Collectively, these results indicate that pH has imposed strong niche conservatism on fermentative bacteria and that, within a narrow pH realm, YNP springs are dispersal limited with respect to fermentative bacterial communities...
  13. doi request reprint Stepwise [FeFe]-hydrogenase H-cluster assembly revealed in the structure of HydA(DeltaEFG)
    David W Mulder
    Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA
    Nature 465:248-51. 2010
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  14. pmc Phylogenetic and Functional Analysis of Metagenome Sequence from High-Temperature Archaeal Habitats Demonstrate Linkages between Metabolic Potential and Geochemistry
    William P Inskeep
    Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 4:95. 2013
    ..g., sulfide, oxygen, pH). These observations provide an ecological basis for understanding the distribution of indigenous archaeal lineages across high-temperature systems of YNP...
  15. doi request reprint Environmental constraints underpin the distribution and phylogenetic diversity of nifH in the Yellowstone geothermal complex
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Microb Ecol 61:860-70. 2011
    ..In summary, these results indicate a widespread distribution of nifH in YNP springs, and suggest a role for geographical and ecological factors in constraining the distribution of nifH lineages in the YNP geothermal complex...
  16. pmc CO(2) uptake and fixation by a thermoacidophilic microbial community attached to precipitated sulfur in a geothermal spring
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Microbiology and Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, 59717, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:4289-96. 2009
    ..These microorganisms likely contributed to the uptake and fixation of CO(2) in this geothermal habitat...
  17. pmc Differential accumulation of nif structural gene mRNA in Azotobacter vinelandii
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA
    J Bacteriol 193:4534-6. 2011
    ..The results indicate that intergenic RNA secondary structures effect the differential accumulation of transcripts, supporting the high Fe protein-to-MoFe protein ratio required for optimal diazotrophic growth...
  18. pmc Metagenomes from high-temperature chemotrophic systems reveal geochemical controls on microbial community structure and function
    William P Inskeep
    Thermal Biology Institute and Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9773. 2010
    ..The distribution of functional genes involved in electron transport is consistent with the hypothesis that geochemical parameters (e.g., pH, sulfide, Fe, O2) control microbial community structure and function in YNP geothermal springs...
  19. pmc [FeFe] hydrogenase genetic diversity provides insight into molecular adaptation in a saline microbial mat community
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Astrobiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, 59717, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:4620-3. 2009
    ..A diversity of deduced HydA was discovered that revealed unique variants, which may reflect adaptation to the environmental conditions present in GN...
  20. doi request reprint Biosynthesis of complex iron-sulfur enzymes
    Eric M Shepard
    The Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, United States
    Curr Opin Chem Biol 15:319-27. 2011
    ..The transfer of the modified clusters to a cofactor-less structural apo-protein completes maturation. Together these features provide the basis for establishing unifying paradigms for complex Fe-S cluster biosynthesis for these enzymes...
  21. doi request reprint Methylmercury enters an aquatic food web through acidophilic microbial mats in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Eric S Boyd
    Departments of Microbiology and Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Environ Microbiol 11:950-9. 2009
    ..The Zygogonium mat community and stratiomyid larvae may also play a role in the transfer of MeHg(+) to species in the food web whose range extends beyond a particular geothermal feature of YNP...
  22. pmc Role of Rhodobacter sp. strain PS9, a purple non-sulfur photosynthetic bacterium isolated from an anaerobic swine waste lagoon, in odor remediation
    Young S Do
    Department of Microbiology, Iowa State University, 205 Science Building, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1710-20. 2003
    ..In addition, the photosynthetic blooms of Rhodobacter sp. strain PS9 were inversely correlated with the concentrations of protein and fluoride...
  23. pmc Identification and characterization of a novel member of the radical AdoMet enzyme superfamily and implications for the biosynthesis of the Hmd hydrogenase active site cofactor
    Shawn E McGlynn
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA
    J Bacteriol 192:595-8. 2010
    ..In contrast to the characteristic CX(3)CX(2)C or CX(2)CX(4)C motif defining this family, HmdB contains a unique CX(5)CX(2)C motif...
  24. doi request reprint Competition for ammonia influences the structure of chemotrophic communities in geothermal springs
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 80:653-61. 2014
    ..These observations help to explain the strong pattern in the codistribution of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and diazotrophs in circumneutral-to-alkaline geothermal springs. ..
  25. doi request reprint Methanogenesis in subglacial sediments
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA Department of Earth Sciences and Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Environ Microbiol Rep 2:685-92. 2010
    ..Collectively, these findings have important implications for the global carbon cycle in light of recent estimates indicating that the Earth's subglacial biome ranges from 10(4) to 10(6)  km(3) sediment...
  26. pmc Transcriptional profiling of nitrogen fixation in Azotobacter vinelandii
    Trinity L Hamilton
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    J Bacteriol 193:4477-86. 2011
    ..The results underscored significant differences between Mo-dependent and Mo-independent diazotrophic growth that highlight the significant advantages of diazotrophic growth in the presence of Mo...
  27. doi request reprint Hydrogen enhances nickel tolerance in the purple sulfur bacterium Thiocapsa roseopersicina
    Oleg A Zadvornyy
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:834-40. 2010
    ..Collectively, these results suggest a link among H(2) metabolism, Ni(II) tolerance, and Ni(II) reduction in T. roseopersicina ...
  28. pmc An alternative path for the evolution of biological nitrogen fixation
    Eric S Boyd
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, Montana State University Bozeman, MT, USA
    Front Microbiol 2:205. 2011
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  29. pmc Getting a handle on the role of coenzyme M in alkene metabolism
    Arathi M Krishnakumar
    Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 72:445-56. 2008
    ..These studies provide the structural basis for understanding the efficacy of CoM as a handle to direct organic substrate transformations at the active sites of enzymes...