Muktak Aklujkar

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Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The genome of Pelobacter carbinolicus reveals surprising metabolic capabilities and physiological features
    Muktak Aklujkar
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:690. 2012
  2. pmc Interference with histidyl-tRNA synthetase by a CRISPR spacer sequence as a factor in the evolution of Pelobacter carbinolicus
    Muktak Aklujkar
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 10:230. 2010
  3. ncbi The PufX protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus affects the properties of bacteriochlorophyll a and carotenoid pigments of light-harvesting complex 1
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 300 6174 University Blvd Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Arch Biochem Biophys 443:21-32. 2005
  4. ncbi Investigation of Rhodobacter capsulatus PufX interactions in the core complex of the photosynthetic apparatus
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, V6T 1Z3, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Photosynth Res 88:159-71. 2006
  5. ncbi The photosynthetic deficiency due to puhC gene deletion in Rhodobacter capsulatus suggests a PuhC protein-dependent process of RC/LH1/PufX complex reorganization
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 4556 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Biochem Biophys 454:59-71. 2006
  6. pmc The genome sequence of Geobacter metallireducens: features of metabolism, physiology and regulation common and dissimilar to Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    BMC Microbiol 9:109. 2009
  7. pmc The genome of Geobacter bemidjiensis, exemplar for the subsurface clade of Geobacter species that predominate in Fe(III)-reducing subsurface environments
    Muktak Aklujkar
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:490. 2010
  8. doi Two ATP phosphoribosyltransferase isozymes of Geobacter sulfurreducens contribute to growth in the presence or absence of histidine and under nitrogen fixation conditions
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Can J Microbiol 57:547-58. 2011
  9. ncbi The puhE gene of Rhodobacter capsulatus is needed for optimal transition from aerobic to photosynthetic growth and encodes a putative negative modulator of bacteriochlorophyll production
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 300 6174 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Arch Biochem Biophys 437:186-98. 2005
  10. pmc The PuhB protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus functions in photosynthetic reaction center assembly with a secondary effect on light-harvesting complex 1
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 300 6174 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada
    J Bacteriol 187:1334-43. 2005

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc The genome of Pelobacter carbinolicus reveals surprising metabolic capabilities and physiological features
    Muktak Aklujkar
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:690. 2012
    ..The genome of P. carbinolicus was sequenced in order to understand its metabolic capabilities and physiological features in comparison with its relatives, acetate-oxidizing Geobacter species...
  2. pmc Interference with histidyl-tRNA synthetase by a CRISPR spacer sequence as a factor in the evolution of Pelobacter carbinolicus
    Muktak Aklujkar
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 10:230. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi The PufX protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus affects the properties of bacteriochlorophyll a and carotenoid pigments of light-harvesting complex 1
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 300 6174 University Blvd Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Arch Biochem Biophys 443:21-32. 2005
    ..PufX(+) LH1 alphaS2-substituted mutant strains had wild-type carotenoid levels, indicating that PufX modulates LH1 carotenoid binding, inducing a conformational change that favours quinone/quinol exchange...
  4. ncbi Investigation of Rhodobacter capsulatus PufX interactions in the core complex of the photosynthetic apparatus
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, V6T 1Z3, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Photosynth Res 88:159-71. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that in R. capsulatus PufX has the potential to be a central, homodimeric core complex component, and its cellular level is increased by interactions with the RC and LH1...
  5. ncbi The photosynthetic deficiency due to puhC gene deletion in Rhodobacter capsulatus suggests a PuhC protein-dependent process of RC/LH1/PufX complex reorganization
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 4556 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Biochem Biophys 454:59-71. 2006
    ..These observations agree with a speculative model in which reorganization of the core complex is an important regenerative process, accelerated by PuhC...
  6. pmc The genome sequence of Geobacter metallireducens: features of metabolism, physiology and regulation common and dissimilar to Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    BMC Microbiol 9:109. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc The genome of Geobacter bemidjiensis, exemplar for the subsurface clade of Geobacter species that predominate in Fe(III)-reducing subsurface environments
    Muktak Aklujkar
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:490. 2010
    ..This study examines whether there are significant differences in the metabolism and physiology of G. bemidjiensis compared to non-subsurface Geobacter species...
  8. doi Two ATP phosphoribosyltransferase isozymes of Geobacter sulfurreducens contribute to growth in the presence or absence of histidine and under nitrogen fixation conditions
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Can J Microbiol 57:547-58. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi The puhE gene of Rhodobacter capsulatus is needed for optimal transition from aerobic to photosynthetic growth and encodes a putative negative modulator of bacteriochlorophyll production
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 300 6174 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Arch Biochem Biophys 437:186-98. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc The PuhB protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus functions in photosynthetic reaction center assembly with a secondary effect on light-harvesting complex 1
    Muktak Aklujkar
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 300 6174 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada
    J Bacteriol 187:1334-43. 2005
    ..We discuss the possible function of PuhB as a dimeric RC assembly factor...
  11. pmc Comparative genomic analysis of Geobacter sulfurreducens KN400, a strain with enhanced capacity for extracellular electron transfer and electricity production
    Jessica E Butler
    Department of Microbiology, 203 Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts, 639 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:471. 2012
    ..The genome of KN400 was compared to wildtype with the goal of discovering how the network for extracellular electron transfer has changed and how these two strains evolved...
  12. doi Syntrophic growth with direct interspecies electron transfer as the primary mechanism for energy exchange
    Pravin Malla Shrestha
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 01003, USA
    Environ Microbiol Rep 5:904-10. 2013
    ..These results suggest that electrons transferred via DIET can serve as the sole energy source to support anaerobic respiration. ..
  13. doi Geobacter: the microbe electric's physiology, ecology, and practical applications
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Adv Microb Physiol 59:1-100. 2011
    ..Further investigation of these environmentally relevant and physiologically unique organisms is warranted...