W B Whitman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Georgia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of genetic approaches for the methane-producing archaebacterium Methanococcus maripaludis
    W B Whitman
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    Biofactors 6:37-46. 1997
  2. pmc Prokaryotes: the unseen majority
    W B Whitman
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:6578-83. 1998
  3. pmc Characterization of pURB500 from the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis and construction of a shuttle vector
    D L Tumbula
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    J Bacteriol 179:2976-86. 1997
  4. pmc Characterization of enzymes of the branched-chain amino acid biosynthetic pathway in Methanococcus spp
    R Y Xing
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602
    J Bacteriol 173:2086-92. 1991
  5. pmc Characterization of guanine and hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferases in Methanococcus voltae
    T L Bowen
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    J Bacteriol 178:2521-6. 1996
  6. pmc Expression vectors for Methanococcus maripaludis: overexpression of acetohydroxyacid synthase and beta-galactosidase
    W L Gardner
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 2605, USA
    Genetics 152:1439-47. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship of 16S rRNA sequence similarity to DNA hybridization in prokaryotes
    J Keswani
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602-2605, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:667-78. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Cloning and phylogenetic analysis of the genes encoding acetohydroxyacid synthase from the archaeon Methanococcus aeolicus
    T L Bowen
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    Gene 188:77-84. 1997
  9. pmc Quantitative comparisons of 16S rRNA gene sequence libraries from environmental samples
    D R Singleton
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2605, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:4374-6. 2001

Collaborators

  • T L Bowen
  • D R Singleton
  • J Keswani
  • D L Tumbula
  • W L Gardner
  • S L Rathbun
  • M A Furlong
  • J Union
  • W C Lin
  • R Y Xing

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of genetic approaches for the methane-producing archaebacterium Methanococcus maripaludis
    W B Whitman
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    Biofactors 6:37-46. 1997
    ..Lastly, a shuttle vector has been constructed from a cryptic methanococcal plasmid. These technical advances made it possible to utilize genetic approaches for the study of autotrophic CO2 assimilation in methanococci...
  2. pmc Prokaryotes: the unseen majority
    W B Whitman
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:6578-83. 1998
    ..7 x 10(30) cells/yr and is highest in the open ocean. The large population size and rapid growth of prokaryotes provides an enormous capacity for genetic diversity...
  3. pmc Characterization of pURB500 from the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis and construction of a shuttle vector
    D L Tumbula
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    J Bacteriol 179:2976-86. 1997
    ..2. Based on the inability of various restriction fragments of pURB500 to support maintenance in M. maripaludis JJ, multiple regions of pURB500 were required. pDLT44 did not replicate in Methanococcus voltae...
  4. pmc Characterization of enzymes of the branched-chain amino acid biosynthetic pathway in Methanococcus spp
    R Y Xing
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602
    J Bacteriol 173:2086-92. 1991
    ..In conclusion, the archaebacterial enzymes are functionally homologous to the eubacterial and eucaryotic enzymes, which implies that this pathway is very ancient...
  5. pmc Characterization of guanine and hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferases in Methanococcus voltae
    T L Bowen
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    J Bacteriol 178:2521-6. 1996
    ..Two mutants resistant to both 8-azaguanine and 8-azahypoxanthine lacked activity for both guanine and hypoxanthine PRTase. These results suggest that analog resistance was acquired by the loss of PRTase activity...
  6. pmc Expression vectors for Methanococcus maripaludis: overexpression of acetohydroxyacid synthase and beta-galactosidase
    W L Gardner
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 2605, USA
    Genetics 152:1439-47. 1999
    ..During this work, the genes for the acetohydroxyacid synthase (ilvBN) and phosphoenolpyruvate synthase (ppsA) were sequenced from a M. maripaludis genomic library...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship of 16S rRNA sequence similarity to DNA hybridization in prokaryotes
    J Keswani
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602-2605, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:667-78. 2001
    ..For these taxa, S was a poor indicator of relatedness for closely related strains. Thus, the ultrametric properties of rRNA sequences should be tested before making taxonomic or phylogenetic conclusions based upon S...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cloning and phylogenetic analysis of the genes encoding acetohydroxyacid synthase from the archaeon Methanococcus aeolicus
    T L Bowen
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 2605, USA
    Gene 188:77-84. 1997
    ..One of the ORFs in the Methanococcus jannaschii genome possesses high similarity to the M. aeolicus ilvB, indicating that it is an authentic AHAS...
  9. pmc Quantitative comparisons of 16S rRNA gene sequence libraries from environmental samples
    D R Singleton
    Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2605, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:4374-6. 2001
    ..This method successfully distinguished rRNA gene sequence libraries from soil and bioreactors and correctly failed to find differences between libraries of the same composition...