D R Lovley

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bug juice: harvesting electricity with microorganisms
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nat Rev Microbiol 4:497-508. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells: novel microbial physiologies and engineering approaches
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 17:327-32. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Geobacter pickeringii sp. nov., Geobacter argillaceus sp. nov. and Pelosinus fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from subsurface kaolin lenses
    Evgenya S Shelobolina
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center IVN, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:126-35. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Desulfitobacterium metallireducens sp. nov., an anaerobic bacterium that couples growth to the reduction of metals and humic acids as well as chlorinated compounds
    Kevin T Finneran
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:1929-35. 2002
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Electrobiocommodities: powering microbial production of fuels and commodity chemicals from carbon dioxide with electricity
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 24:385-90. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Long-range electron transport to Fe(III) oxide via pili with metallic-like conductivity
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Biochem Soc Trans 40:1186-90. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Electromicrobiology
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 66:391-409. 2012
  10. pmc Genome-scale constraint-based modeling of Geobacter metallireducens
    Jun Sun
    Genomatica Inc, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Syst Biol 3:15. 2009

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Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Bug juice: harvesting electricity with microorganisms
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nat Rev Microbiol 4:497-508. 2006
    ..These organisms, termed electricigens, offer the possibility of efficiently converting organic compounds into electricity in self-sustaining systems with long-term stability...
  2. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells: novel microbial physiologies and engineering approaches
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 17:327-32. 2006
    ..Significant progress has recently been made to increase the power output of systems designed to convert organic wastes to electricity, but substantial additional optimization will be required for large-scale electricity production...
  3. ncbi request reprint Geobacter pickeringii sp. nov., Geobacter argillaceus sp. nov. and Pelosinus fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from subsurface kaolin lenses
    Evgenya S Shelobolina
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center IVN, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:126-35. 2007
    ..nov., sp. nov. (type strain R7(T)=DSM 17108(T)=ATCC BAA-1133(T)), in the Sporomusa-Pectinatus-Selenomonas group...
  4. ncbi request reprint Desulfitobacterium metallireducens sp. nov., an anaerobic bacterium that couples growth to the reduction of metals and humic acids as well as chlorinated compounds
    Kevin T Finneran
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:1929-35. 2002
    ..The phylogenetic and physiological properties exhibited by strain 853-15A(T) (= ATCC BAA-636(T)) place it within the genus Desulfitobacterium as the type strain of a novel species, Desulfitobacterium metallireducens sp. nov...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint Electrobiocommodities: powering microbial production of fuels and commodity chemicals from carbon dioxide with electricity
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 24:385-90. 2013
    ..Substantial research and development will be required for E-BC commercialization...
  8. doi request reprint Long-range electron transport to Fe(III) oxide via pili with metallic-like conductivity
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Biochem Soc Trans 40:1186-90. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Electromicrobiology
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 66:391-409. 2012
    ..Conductive microorganisms and/or their nanowires have a number of potential practical applications, but additional basic research will be necessary for rational optimization...
  10. pmc Genome-scale constraint-based modeling of Geobacter metallireducens
    Jun Sun
    Genomatica Inc, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Syst Biol 3:15. 2009
    ..Such a modeling approach was applied to provide physiological and ecological insights on the metabolism of G. metallireducens...
  11. pmc Constraint-based modeling analysis of the metabolism of two Pelobacter species
    Jun Sun
    Genomatica Inc, 10520 Wateridge Circle, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Syst Biol 4:174. 2010
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  12. pmc A novel Geobacteraceae-specific outer membrane protein J (OmpJ) is essential for electron transport to Fe(III) and Mn(IV) oxides in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Eman Afkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    BMC Microbiol 5:41. 2005
    ..Here we show that the most abundant outer membrane protein of G. sulfurreducens, OmpJ, is not a cytochrome yet it is required for metal respiration...
  13. 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
    ....
  14. pmc Importance of c-Type cytochromes for U(VI) reduction by Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Evgenya S Shelobolina
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    BMC Microbiol 7:16. 2007
    ..In order to study the mechanism of U(VI) reduction, the effect of deleting c-type cytochrome genes on the capacity of Geobacter sulfurreducens to reduce U(VI) with acetate serving as the electron donor was investigated...
  15. pmc Genome-scale comparison and constraint-based metabolic reconstruction of the facultative anaerobic Fe(III)-reducer Rhodoferax ferrireducens
    Carla Risso
    Department of Microbiology, 203N Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:447. 2009
    ..ferrireducens, the complete genome sequence of this organism was further annotated and then the physiology of R. ferrireducens was investigated with a constraint-based, genome-scale in silico metabolic model and laboratory studies...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Genome-wide analysis of the RpoN regulon in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Ching Leang
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:331. 2009
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  18. pmc Comparative genomics of Geobacter chemotaxis genes reveals diverse signaling function
    Hoa T Tran
    Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:471. 2008
    ..The classification of these pathways by comparative genomics improves the ability to understand how Geobacter thrives in natural environments and better their use in microbial fuel cells...
  19. pmc Evolution of electron transfer out of the cell: comparative genomics of six Geobacter genomes
    Jessica E Butler
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:40. 2010
    ..Conservation of proteins across the genomes was determined to better understand the evolution of Geobacter species and to create a metabolic model applicable to subsurface environments...
  20. pmc Genomic and microarray analysis of aromatics degradation in Geobacter metallireducens and comparison to a Geobacter isolate from a contaminated field site
    Jessica E Butler
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 8:180. 2007
    ..Geobacter metallireducens metabolizes many aromatic compounds, but the enzymes involved are not well known...
  21. pmc Evolution from a respiratory ancestor to fill syntrophic and fermentative niches: comparative fenomics of six Geobacteraceae species
    Jessica E Butler
    Department of Microbiology, 203 Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:103. 2009
    ..The Geobacteraceae family contains members with three important anaerobic metabolisms: fermentation, syntrophic degradation of fermentation intermediates, and anaerobic respiration...
  22. 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
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  23. doi request reprint Extracellular electron transfer: wires, capacitors, iron lungs, and more
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Geobiology 6:225-31. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint Dissimilatory Fe(III) and Mn(IV) reduction
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Adv Microb Physiol 49:219-86. 2004
    ..In comparison with other respiratory processes, the study of Fe(III) and Mn(IV) reduction is in its infancy, but genome-enabled approaches are rapidly advancing our understanding of this environmentally significant physiology...
  25. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the genetic potential and gene expression of microbial communities involved in the in situ bioremediation of uranium and harvesting electrical energy from organic matter
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    OMICS 6:331-9. 2002
    ..This will serve as the basis for a subsequent simulation model of the growth and activity of Geobacteraceae in the subsurface and on electrodes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Multiple influences of nitrate on uranium solubility during bioremediation of uranium-contaminated subsurface sediments
    Kevin T Finneran
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Environ Microbiol 4:510-6. 2002
    ..These results also suggest that anaerobic oxidation of U(IV) to U(VI) with nitrate serving as the electron acceptor may provide a novel strategy for solubilizing and extracting microbial U(IV) precipitates from the subsurface...
  27. doi request reprint The microbe electric: conversion of organic matter to electricity
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 19:564-71. 2008
    ..Emerging systems biology approaches to the study, design, and evolution of microorganisms interacting with electrodes are expected to contribute to improved microbial fuel cells...
  28. pmc Role of humic-bound iron as an electron transfer agent in dissimilatory Fe(III) reduction
    D R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01337, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 65:4252-4. 1999
    ..These results suggest that other electron-accepting moieties in humic substances, such as quinones, are the important electron-accepting and shuttling agents under Fe(III)-reducing conditions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Novel forms of anaerobic respiration of environmental relevance
    D R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Microbiol 3:252-6. 2000
    ..Furthermore, anaerobic respiration is becoming increasing recognized as a strategy for the remediation of organic and metal contaminants in the subsurface...
  30. doi request reprint A shift in the current: new applications and concepts for microbe-electrode electron exchange
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, United States
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:441-8. 2011
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  31. ncbi request reprint Humics as an electron donor for anaerobic respiration
    D R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Environ Microbiol 1:89-98. 1999
    ..These results suggest that, as microbially reduced humics enter less reduced zones of soils and sediments, the reduced humics may serve as electron donors for microbial reduction of several environmentally significant electron acceptors...
  32. ncbi request reprint Anaerobic benzene degradation
    D R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Biodegradation 11:107-16. 2000
    ..The major factor limiting further understanding of anaerobic benzene degradation is the lack of a pure culture of an organism capable of anaerobic benzene degradation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Bioremediation of metal contamination
    D R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 8:285-9. 1997
    ..Bioremediation of metals is still primarily a research problem with little large-scale application of this technology...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cleaning up with genomics: applying molecular biology to bioremediation
    Derek R Lovley
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nat Rev Microbiol 1:35-44. 2003
    ..Combining models that can predict the activity of microorganisms that are involved in bioremediation with existing geochemical and hydrological models should transform bioremediation from a largely empirical practice into a science...
  35. pmc Recovery of humic-reducing bacteria from a diversity of environments
    J D Coates
    Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 64:1504-9. 1998
    ..These studies demonstrate that the potential for microbial humic substance reduction can be found in a wide variety of sediment types and suggest that Geobacteraceae species might be important humic-reducing organisms in sediments...
  36. pmc Outer membrane c-type cytochromes required for Fe(III) and Mn(IV) oxide reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    T Mehta
    Department of Microbiology, Morrill IV North, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:8634-41. 2005
    ....
  37. pmc Genome-wide gene expression patterns and growth requirements suggest that Pelobacter carbinolicus reduces Fe(III) indirectly via sulfide production
    Shelley A Haveman
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:4277-84. 2008
    ..This contrasts with the direct reduction of Fe(III) that has been proposed for Geobacter species...
  38. ncbi request reprint Metabolism of organic compounds in anaerobic, hydrothermal sulphate-reducing marine sediments
    Jason M Tor
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Environ Microbiol 5:583-91. 2003
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Electrode-reducing microorganisms that harvest energy from marine sediments
    Daniel R Bond
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Science 295:483-5. 2002
    ..This finding not only provides a method for extracting energy from organic matter, but also suggests a strategy for promoting the bioremediation of organic contaminants in subsurface environments...
  40. ncbi request reprint Rhodoferax ferrireducens sp. nov., a psychrotolerant, facultatively anaerobic bacterium that oxidizes acetate with the reduction of Fe(III)
    Kevin T Finneran
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:669-73. 2003
    ..Based on these physiological and phylogenetic differences, strain T1 18(T) (=ATCC BAA-621(T) = DSM 15236(T)) is proposed as a novel species, Rhodoferax ferrireducens sp. nov...
  41. pmc Thermophily in the Geobacteraceae: Geothermobacter ehrlichii gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel thermophilic member of the Geobacteraceae from the "Bag City" hydrothermal vent
    Kazem Kashefi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, 203 Morrill Science Center IVN, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:2985-93. 2003
    ....
  42. pmc Reduction of Fe(III), Mn(IV), and toxic metals at 100 degrees C by Pyrobaculum islandicum
    K Kashefi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 66:1050-6. 2000
    ..100 degrees C. Reduction of toxic metals with hyperthermophilic microorganisms or their enzymes might be applied to the remediation of metal-contaminated waters or waste streams...
  43. ncbi request reprint Geobacter metallireducens accesses insoluble Fe(III) oxide by chemotaxis
    Susan E Childers
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Nature 416:767-9. 2002
    ..This approach to the use of an insoluble electron acceptor may explain why Geobacter species predominate over other Fe(III) oxide-reducing microorganisms in a wide variety of sedimentary environments...
  44. ncbi request reprint Geoglobus ahangari gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon capable of oxidizing organic acids and growing autotrophically on hydrogen with Fe(III) serving as the sole electron acceptor
    Kazem Kashefi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:719-28. 2002
    ..The name proposed for strain 234T is Geoglobus ahangari gen. nov., sp. nov....
  45. ncbi request reprint Involvement of Geobacter sulfurreducens SfrAB in acetate metabolism rather than intracellular, respiration-linked Fe(III) citrate reduction
    Maddalena V Coppi
    Department of Microbiology, 203N Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Microbiology 153:3572-85. 2007
    ..These results indicate that cytoplasmic, respiration-linked reduction of Fe(III) by SfrAB in vivo is unlikely and suggest that deleting SfrAB may interfere with growth via acetate oxidation by interfering with NADP regeneration...
  46. doi request reprint Geobacter uraniireducens sp. nov., isolated from subsurface sediment undergoing uranium bioremediation
    Evgenya S Shelobolina
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center IVN, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:1075-8. 2008
    ..nov. The type strain is Rf4T (=ATCC BAA-1134T =JCM 13001T)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 16S rRNA, nifD, recA, gyrB, rpoB and fusA genes within the family Geobacteraceae fam. nov
    Dawn E Holmes
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1591-9. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Graphite electrodes as electron donors for anaerobic respiration
    Kelvin B Gregory
    University of Massachusetts, Department of Microbiology, 203 Morrill IV North, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Environ Microbiol 6:596-604. 2004
    ..This finding has implications for the harvesting of electricity from anaerobic sediments and the bioremediation of oxidized contaminants...
  49. pmc Isolation, characterization, and U(VI)-reducing potential of a facultatively anaerobic, acid-resistant Bacterium from Low-pH, nitrate- and U(VI)-contaminated subsurface sediment and description of Salmonella subterranea sp. nov
    Evgenya S Shelobolina
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2959-65. 2004
    ..4% similar to Salmonella bongori and 96.3% similar to Enterobacter cloacae. Physiological and phylogenetic analyses suggested that strain FRCl belongs to the genus Salmonella and represents a new species, Salmonella subterranea sp. nov...
  50. pmc Adaptation to disruption of the electron transfer pathway for Fe(III) reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Ching Leang
    Department of Microbiology, 203 Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 187:5918-26. 2005
    ..sulfurreducens, which emphasizes the importance of studying electron transport to the environmentally relevant Fe(III) oxides...
  51. doi request reprint Expression of acetate permease-like (apl ) genes in subsurface communities of Geobacter species under fluctuating acetate concentrations
    Hila Elifantz
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 73:441-9. 2010
    ....
  52. pmc OmcB, a c-type polyheme cytochrome, involved in Fe(III) reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Ching Leang
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 185:2096-103. 2003
    ..These results indicate that OmcB, but not OmcC, has a major role in electron transport to Fe(III) and suggest that electron transport to the outer membrane is an important feature in Fe(III) reduction in this organism...
  53. ncbi request reprint Geothrix fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Fe(III)-reducing bacterium from a hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifer
    J D Coates
    Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1615-22. 1999
    ..It is proposed that strain H-5T represents a novel genus in the Holophaga-Acidobacterium phylum and that it should be named Geothrix fermentans sp. nov., gen. nov...
  54. ncbi request reprint Microbiological evidence for Fe(III) reduction on early Earth
    M Vargas
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Nature 395:65-7. 1998
    ....
  55. pmc Isolation, characterization and gene sequence analysis of a membrane-associated 89 kDa Fe(III) reducing cytochrome c from Geobacter sulfurreducens
    T S Magnuson
    Department of Microbiology, P O Box 3520, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717 3520, USA
    Biochem J 359:147-52. 2001
    ..FerA displayed 20% or less identity with amino acid sequences of other known cytochromes, although it does share some features with characterized polyhaem cytochromes c...
  56. ncbi request reprint Quantifying expression of a dissimilatory (bi)sulfite reductase gene in petroleum-contaminated marine harbor sediments
    Kuk Jeong Chin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Microb Ecol 55:489-99. 2008
    ..Furthermore, it may only be possible to use dsrA transcript levels to compare the relative rates of sulfate reduction in sediments when sulfate concentrations, and possibly other environmental conditions, are comparable...
  57. doi request reprint Direct exchange of electrons within aggregates of an evolved syntrophic coculture of anaerobic bacteria
    Zarath M Summers
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Science 330:1413-5. 2010
    ..Aggregate formation was also much faster in mutants that were deficient in interspecies hydrogen transfer, further suggesting direct interspecies electron transfer...
  58. pmc Biofilm and nanowire production leads to increased current in Geobacter sulfurreducens fuel cells
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7345-8. 2006
    ..These pili may represent an electronic network permeating the biofilm that can promote long-range electrical transfer in an energy-efficient manner, increasing electricity production more than 10-fold...
  59. ncbi request reprint Specific 16S rDNA sequences associated with naphthalene degradation under sulfate-reducing conditions in harbor sediments
    L A Hayes
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Microb Ecol 43:134-45. 2002
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Quantifying expression of Geobacter spp. oxidative stress genes in pure culture and during in situ uranium bioremediation
    Paula J Mouser
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    ISME J 3:454-65. 2009
    ....
  61. pmc Electron transfer by Desulfobulbus propionicus to Fe(III) and graphite electrodes
    Dawn E Holmes
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:1234-7. 2004
    ....
  62. pmc Potential role of a novel psychrotolerant member of the family Geobacteraceae, Geopsychrobacter electrodiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov., in electricity production by a marine sediment fuel cell
    Dawn E Holmes
    Department of Microbiology, 106N Morrill IV N, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6023-30. 2004
    ..Thus, they may serve as important model organisms for further elucidation of the mechanisms of microbe-electrode electron transfer in sediment fuel cells...
  63. ncbi request reprint Electricity generation by direct oxidation of glucose in mediatorless microbial fuel cells
    Swades K Chaudhuri
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 9298, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 21:1229-32. 2003
    ..Growth is supported by energy derived from the electron transfer process itself and results in stable, long-term power production...
  64. pmc Geobacter sulfurreducens can grow with oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor
    W C Lin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2525-8. 2004
    ..These results help explain how Geobacter species may survive in oxic subsurface environments, being poised to rapidly take advantage of the development of anoxic conditions...
  65. ncbi request reprint Differences in Fe(III) reduction in the hyperthermophilic archaeon, Pyrobaculum islandicum, versus mesophilic Fe(III)-reducing bacteria
    S E Childers
    Department of Microbiology, Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 195:253-8. 2001
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Microbial communities associated with electrodes harvesting electricity from a variety of aquatic sediments
    D E Holmes
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, 106N Morril IV N, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Microb Ecol 48:178-90. 2004
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Heat-shock sigma factor RpoH from Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Toshiyuki Ueki
    Department of Microbiology, Morrill Science Center IV North, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 639 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9298, USA
    Microbiology 153:838-46. 2007
    ..These results suggest that the G. sulfurreducens RpoH homologue is the heat-shock sigma factor and that heat-shock response in G. sulfurreducens is regulated positively by RpoH as well as negatively by the HrcA/CIRCE system...
  68. pmc Use of Fe(III) as an electron acceptor to recover previously uncultured hyperthermophiles: isolation and characterization of Geothermobacterium ferrireducens gen. nov., sp. nov
    Kazem Kashefi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:1735-42. 2002
    ..Based on both its 16S rDNA sequence and physiological characteristics, strain FW-1a represents a new genus among the Bacteria. The name Geothermobacterium ferrireducens gen. nov., sp. nov., is proposed (ATCC BAA-426)...
  69. ncbi request reprint A putative multicopper protein secreted by an atypical type II secretion system involved in the reduction of insoluble electron acceptors in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Teena Mehta
    Department of Microbiology, Morrill IV North, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Microbiology 152:2257-64. 2006
    ..These results further emphasize the importance of outer-membrane proteins in Fe(III) oxide reduction and suggest that outer-membrane proteins other than c-type cytochromes are required for Fe(III) oxide reduction in Geobacter species...
  70. pmc Role of Geobacter sulfurreducens outer surface c-type cytochromes in reduction of soil humic acid and anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonate
    James W Voordeckers
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2371-5. 2010
    ..Complete inhibition was obtained only when five of these genes were simultaneously deleted, suggesting that diverse outer surface cytochromes can contribute to the reduction of humic substances and other extracellular quinones...
  71. pmc Evidence for involvement of an electron shuttle in electricity generation by Geothrix fermentans
    Daniel R Bond
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:2186-9. 2005
    ..fermentans produced a compound that promoted electrode reduction. This is the first report of complete oxidation of organic compounds linked to electrode reduction by an isolate outside of the Proteobacteria...
  72. doi request reprint Power output and columbic efficiencies from biofilms of Geobacter sulfurreducens comparable to mixed community microbial fuel cells
    K P Nevin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Environ Microbiol 10:2505-14. 2008
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  73. pmc Acetate oxidation coupled to Fe(iii) reduction in hyperthermophilic microorganisms
    J M Tor
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:1363-5. 2001
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Anaerobic degradation of aromatic compounds coupled to Fe(III) reduction by Ferroglobus placidus
    J M Tor
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Environ Microbiol 3:281-7. 2001
    ....
  75. pmc Microorganisms associated with uranium bioremediation in a high-salinity subsurface sediment
    Kelly P Nevin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:3672-5. 2003
    ..This removal was associated with an enrichment in microorganisms most closely related to Pseudomonas and Desulfosporosinus species...
  76. pmc The RpoS sigma factor in the dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Cinthia Núñez
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 186:5543-6. 2004
    ..This study suggests that RpoS plays a role in regulating metabolism of Geobacter under suboptimal conditions in subsurface environments...
  77. doi request reprint PilR, a transcriptional regulator for pilin and other genes required for Fe(III) reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Katy Juarez
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 16:146-58. 2009
    ..This is the first instance of an enhancer binding protein implicated in regulating genes involved in Fe(III) respiratory functions...
  78. ncbi request reprint Extracellular electron transfer via microbial nanowires
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nature 435:1098-101. 2005
    ..Electron transfer through pili indicates possibilities for other unique cell-surface and cell-cell interactions, and for bioengineering of novel conductive materials...
  79. ncbi request reprint Anaerobic degradation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA)
    K T Finneran
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 35:1785-90. 2001
    ..This suggests that it may be possible to design strategies for the anaerobic remediation of MTBE in petroleum-contaminated subsurface environments...
  80. pmc Reductive precipitation of gold by dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacteria and archaea
    K Kashefi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:3275-9. 2001
    ....
  81. pmc Direct and Fe(II)-mediated reduction of technetium by Fe(III)-reducing bacteria
    J R Lloyd
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 66:3743-9. 2000
    ..These results suggest that Fe(III)-reducing bacteria may play an important role in immobilizing technetium in sediments via direct and indirect mechanisms...
  82. pmc Enrichment of members of the family Geobacteraceae associated with stimulation of dissimilatory metal reduction in uranium-contaminated aquifer sediments
    Dawn E Holmes
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2300-6. 2002
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  83. ncbi request reprint Fluorescent properties of c-type cytochromes reveal their potential role as an extracytoplasmic electron sink in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Abraham Esteve-Nuñez
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Environ Microbiol 10:497-505. 2008
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  84. pmc Electricity production by Geobacter sulfurreducens attached to electrodes
    Daniel R Bond
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1548-55. 2003
    ..sulfurreducens that can attach to electrodes and remain viable for long periods of time while completely oxidizing organic substrates with quantitative transfer of electrons to an electrode...
  85. pmc MacA, a diheme c-type cytochrome involved in Fe(III) reduction by Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Jessica E Butler
    Department of Microbiology, 203 Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 186:4042-5. 2004
    ..However, the capacity for Fe(III) reduction was greatly diminished, indicating that MacA, which is predicted to be localized in the periplasm, is a key intermediate in electron transfer to Fe(III)...
  86. pmc Molecular analysis of the metabolic rates of discrete subsurface populations of sulfate reducers
    M Miletto
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:6502-9. 2011
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  87. ncbi request reprint Diversity of Geobacteraceae species inhabiting metal-polluted freshwater lake sediments ascertained by 16S rDNA analyses
    D E Cummings
    Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
    Microb Ecol 46:257-69. 2003
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  88. ncbi request reprint N2-dependent growth and nitrogenase activity in the metal-metabolizing bacteria, Geobacter and Magnetospirillum species
    D A Bazylinski
    Department of Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames 50011, USA
    Environ Microbiol 2:266-73. 2000
    ..The evidence presented here shows that members of the metal-metabolizing genera, Geobacter and Magnetospirillum, fix atmospheric dinitrogen...
  89. pmc Development of a genetic system for Geobacter sulfurreducens
    M V Coppi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:3180-7. 2001
    ..sulfurreducens to grow in medium lacking a source of fixed nitrogen. Expression of the nifD gene in trans complemented this phenotype. This paper constitutes the first report of genetic manipulation of a member of the Geobacter genus...
  90. pmc Preferential reduction of FeIII over fumarate by Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Abraham Esteve-Nuñez
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center IVN, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 186:2897-9. 2004
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  91. ncbi request reprint The proteome of dissimilatory metal-reducing microorganism Geobacter sulfurreducens under various growth conditions
    Yan Huai R Ding
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1764:1198-206. 2006
    ..sulfurreducens genome are produced and that the AMT tag approach provides a rapid method for comparing differential expression of proteins under different growth conditions in this organism...
  92. pmc Anode biofilm transcriptomics reveals outer surface components essential for high density current production in Geobacter sulfurreducens fuel cells
    Kelly P Nevin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e5628. 2009
    ..sulfurreducens biofilms to electrodes...
  93. pmc Graphite electrode as a sole electron donor for reductive dechlorination of tetrachlorethene by Geobacter lovleyi
    Sarah M Strycharz
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:5943-7. 2008
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  94. doi request reprint Investigation of direct vs. indirect involvement of the c-type cytochrome MacA in Fe(III) reduction by Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Byoung Chan Kim
    Department of Microbiology, 203 Morrill Science IVN, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 286:39-44. 2008
    ..These results suggest that MacA is not directly involved in electron transfer to Fe(III) and further confirm the importance of OmcB in Fe(III) reduction by G. sulfurreducens...
  95. pmc Lack of electricity production by Pelobacter carbinolicus indicates that the capacity for Fe(III) oxide reduction does not necessarily confer electron transfer ability to fuel cell anodes
    Hanno Richter
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5347-53. 2007
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  96. pmc In situ expression of nifD in Geobacteraceae in subsurface sediments
    Dawn E Holmes
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7251-9. 2004
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Geobacter bemidjiensis sp. nov. and Geobacter psychrophilus sp. nov., two novel Fe(III)-reducing subsurface isolates
    Kelly P Nevin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:1667-74. 2005
    ..nov. (type strain Bem(T)=ATCC BAA-1014(T)=DSM 16622(T)=JCM 12645(T)) and Geobacter psychrophilus sp. nov. (strains P11, P35(T) and P39; type strain P35(T)=ATCC BAA-1013(T)=DSM 16674(T)=JCM 12644(T)) are proposed...
  98. pmc c-Type cytochromes in Pelobacter carbinolicus
    Shelley A Haveman
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:6980-5. 2006
    ..sulfurreducens were not present in the P. carbinolicus genome. These results suggest that further evaluation of the functions of c-type cytochromes in the Geobacteraceae is warranted...
  99. pmc Elucidation of an alternate isoleucine biosynthesis pathway in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Carla Risso
    Department of Microbiology, 203N Morrill Science Center IVN, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 190:2266-74. 2008
    ..The citramalate synthase of G. sulfurreducens constitutes the first characterized member of a phylogenetically distinct clade of citramalate synthases, which contains representatives from a wide variety of microorganisms...
  100. doi request reprint Electricity generation by Geobacter sulfurreducens attached to gold electrodes
    Hanno Richter
    Departments of Microbiology and Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Langmuir 24:4376-9. 2008
    ..The finding that gold is a suitable anode material for microbial fuel cells offers expanded possibilities for the construction of microbial fuel cells and the electrochemical analysis of microbe-electrode interactions...
  101. ncbi request reprint Reclassification of Trichlorobacter thiogenes as Geobacter thiogenes comb. nov
    Kelly P Nevin
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:463-6. 2007
    ..Based on extensive phylogenetic evidence and the fact that T. thiogenes has the hallmark physiological characteristics of a Geobacter species, Trichlorobacter thiogenes should be reclassified as a member of the genus Geobacter...