Publications

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2016

  1. Gundlapally SR, Garcia-Pichel F. Description of Deinococcus oregonensis sp. nov., from biological soil crusts in the Southwestern arid lands of the United States of America. Arch Microbiol. 2016 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27515516.

  2. Ferreira D, Garcia-Pichel F. Mutational Studies of Putative Biosynthetic Genes for the Cyanobacterial Sunscreen Scytonemin in Nostoc punctiforme ATCC 29133. Front Microbiol. 2016 May 18;7:735. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00735. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27242750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4870267.

  3. Guida BS, Garcia-Pichel F. Extreme cellular adaptations and cell differentiation required by a cyanobacterium for carbonate excavation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 17;113(20):5712-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1524687113. Epub 2016 May 2. PubMed PMID: 27140633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4878501.

  4. Guida BS, Garcia-Pichel F. Draft Genome Assembly of a Filamentous Euendolithic (True Boring) Cyanobacterium, Mastigocoleus testarum Strain BC008. Genome Announc. 2016 Jan 28;4(1). pii: e01574-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01574-15. PubMed PMID: 26823575; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4732328.

  5. Couradeau E, Karaoz U, Lim HC, Nunes da Rocha U, Northen T, Brodie E, Garcia-Pichel F. Bacteria increase arid-land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens. Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 20;7:10373. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10373. PubMed PMID: 26785770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4735820.


2015

  1. Baran R, Brodie EL, Mayberry-Lewis J, Hummel E, Da Rocha UN, Chakraborty R, Bowen BP, Karaoz U, Cadillo-Quiroz H, Garcia-Pichel F, Northen TR. Exometabolite niche partitioning among sympatric soil bacteria. Nat Commun. 2015 Sep 22;6:8289. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9289. PubMed PMID: 26392107; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4595634.

  2. Pepe-Ranney C, Koechli C, Potrafka R, Andam C, Eggleston E, Garcia-Pichel F, Buckley DH. Non-cyanobacterial diazotrophs mediate dinitrogen fixation in biological soil crusts during early crust formation. ISME J. 2016 Feb;10(2):287-98. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.106. Epub 2015 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 26114889; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4737922.

  3. Nunes da Rocha U, Cadillo-Quiroz H, Karaoz U, Rajeev L, Klitgord N, Dunn S, Truong V, Buenrostro M, Bowen BP, Garcia-Pichel F, Mukhopadhyay A, Northen TR,

  4. Brodie EL. Isolation of a significant fraction of non-phototroph diversity from a desert Biological Soil Crust. Front Microbiol. 2015 Apr 14;6:277. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00277. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25926821; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4396413.

  5. Marusenko Y, Garcia-Pichel F, Hall SJ. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea respond positively to inorganic nitrogen addition in desert soils. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015 Feb;91(2):1-11. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiu023. Epub 2014 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 25764551.

  6. Hoffmann D, Maldonado J, Wojciechowski MF, Garcia-Pichel F. Hydrogen export from intertidal cyanobacterial mats: sources, fluxes and the influence of community composition. Environ Microbiol. 2015 Oct;17(10):3738-53. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12769. Epub 2015 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 25580666.

  7. Reddy GS, Garcia-Pichel F. Description of Pseudomonas asuensis sp. nov. from biological soil crusts in the Colorado plateau, United States of America. J Microbiol. 2015 Jan;53(1):6-13. doi: 10.1007/s12275-015-4462-4. Epub 2015 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 25557476.


2014

Kothari A, Parameswaran P, Garcia-Pichel F. Powerful fermentative hydrogen evolution of photosynthate in the cyanobacterium Lyngbya aestuarii BL J mediated by a bidirectional hydrogenase. Front Microbiol. 2014 Dec 10;5:680. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00680. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25540642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4261827.


2013

  1. Kothari A, Vaughn M, Garcia-Pichel F. Comparative genomic analyses of the cyanobacterium, Lyngbya aestuarii BL J, a powerful hydrogen producer. Front
    Microbiol. 2013 Dec 11;4:363. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00363. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24376438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3858816.

  2. Baran R, Ivanova NN, Jose N, Garcia-Pichel F, Kyrpides NC, Gugger M, Northen TR. Functional genomics of novel secondary metabolites from diverse cyanobacteria using untargeted metabolomics. Mar Drugs. 2013 Sep 30;11(10):3617-31. doi: 10.3390/md11103617. PubMed PMID: 24084783; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3826126.

  3. Garcia-Pichel F, Loza V, Marusenko Y, Mateo P, Potrafka RM. Temperature drives the continental-scale distribution of key microbes in topsoil communities. Science. 2013 Jun 28;340(6140):1574-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1236404. PubMed PMID: 23812714.

  4. Rajeev L, da Rocha UN, Klitgord N, Luning EG, Fortney J, Axen SD, Shih PM, Bouskill NJ, Bowen BP, Kerfeld CA, Garcia-Pichel F, Brodie EL, Northen TR, Mukhopadhyay A. Dynamic cyanobacterial response to hydration and dehydration in a desert biological soil crust. ISME J. 2013 Nov;7(11):2178-91. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.83. Epub 2013 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 23739051; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3806265.

  5. Soule T, Gao Q, Stout V, Garcia-Pichel F. The global response of Nostoc punctiforme ATCC 29133 to UVA stress, assessed in a temporal DNA microarray study. Photochem Photobiol. 2013 Mar-Apr;89(2):415-23. doi: 10.1111/php.12014. Epub 2012 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 23136876.

  6. Reddy GS, Garcia-Pichel F. Description of Hymenobacter arizonensis sp. nov. from the southwestern arid lands of the United States of America. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2013 Feb;103(2):321-30. doi: 10.1007/s10482-012-9812-1. Epub 2012 Sep 18. Erratum in: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2013 Feb;103(2):441-2. PubMed PMID: 22987249.


2012

  1. Bates, S.T. Nash T F. Garcia-Pichel. Patterns of diversity for fungal assemblages of biological soil crusts from the southwestern United States. Mycologia (2012).

  2. Beraldi-Campesi, H. Arenas, C Garcia-Pichel, F. Arellano-Aguilar, O. Auqué, L. Vázquez-Urbez, M. Sancho, C., Oscar, C Ruiz-Velasco,. .Benthic bacterial diversity from freshwater tufas of the Iberian Range (Spain). FEMS Microbiol Ecol (2012).

  3. Kothari, A F. Garcia-Pichel Journal of Biotechnology. Diversity in hydrogen evolution from bidirectional hydrogenases in cyanobacteria from terrestrial, freshwater and marine intertidal environments. Journal of Biotechnology (2012).

  4. Ramirez-Reinat, E F. Garcia-Pichel. Ca2+-ATPase mediated carbonate dissolution is prevalent among cyanobacterial euendoliths. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2012).

  5. Ramirez-Reinat, E F. Garcia-Pichel. Characterization of a marine cyanobacterium that bores into carbonates and the redescription of the genus Mastigocoleus. Journal of Phycology (2012).

  6. Ramirez-Reinat, E, and F. Garcia-Pichel. Ca2+-ATPase mediated carbonate dissolution is prevalent among cyanobacterial euendoliths.. Appl Environm. Microbiol (2012).

  7. Rossi, F Potrafka, R Garcia-Pichel, F de Philippis R (2012). 46:. Role of the exo-polysaccharides in enhancing hydraulic conductivity of biological soil crusts.. Soil Biology and Biochemistry (2012).

  8. Strauss, S L Day T.A. Garcia-Pichel (2012) Nitrogen cycling in biological soil crusts across biogeography regions in the Southwestern United States. Nitrogen cycling in biological soil crusts across biogeography regions in the Southwestern United States. Biogeochemistry (2012).

  9. Book chapter: Garcia-Pichel, Ferran (Author) ,Castenholz, R W (Author). Cyanobacterial responses to UV-radiation. The ecology of cyanobacteria (II). Kkluwer, Dordrecht (2012).


2011

  1. Bates, S.T., Nash T, and F. Garcia-Pichel. Patterns of diversity for fungal assemblages of biological soil crusts from the southwestern United States. Mycologia 11-232 (2011).

  2. Gao, Q and F Garcia-Pichel. Microbial Ultraviolet Sunscreens. Nature Reviews Microbiol (2011).

  3. Gao,Q. and F. Garcia-Pichel. A unique synthetase involved in the last biosynthetic step of the imino-mycosporine, shinorine, in Nostoc punctiforme ATCC29133.. J Bacteriol (2011).

  4. Starkenburg, SR, Reitinga K, Freitas T, Johnson SL, Chain, PSG, Garcia-Pichel, F, Kuske CR. The Genome of the Cyanobacterium Microcoleus vaginatus FGP-2, a Photosynthetic Ecosystem Engineer of Arid Land Soil Biocrusts Worldwide. . J Bacteriol (2011).

  5. Strauss, S L, Day T.A., Garcia-Pichel (2011).. Nitrogen cycling in biological soil crusts across biogeography regions in the Southwestern United States. Biogeochemistry (2011).


2010

  1. Bates, S.T. Nash T.H. F. Garcia-Pichel. Fungal components of biological soil crusts: insights from culture-dependent and culture-independent studies. Bibliotheca Lichenologica (2010).

  2. Beraldi, H , Garcia-Pichel, F. Biogenicity of roll-up structures and their potential as biosignatures of ancient life on land. Geobiology (2010).

  3. Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Robyn Williams. Desert Soils. The Science Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2010).

  4. Paul Davies, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Chuck Kazilek,. Life and the Building of ET. Ask A Biologist (2010).


2009

  1. Beraldi-Campesi, H, Hartnett, H, Anbar, A, Gordon, G, and F. Garcia-Pichel, F. Effects of biological soil crusts on soil elemental concentrations; implications for biogeochemistry and as traceable biosignatures of ancient life on land. Geobiology (2009).

  2. Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Scott Bates. A culture-independent study of free-living fungi in biological soil crusts of the Colorado Plateau: their diversity and relative contribution to microbial biomass. Environm Microbiol (2009).

  3. Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Scott Bates. A culture-independent study of free-living fungi in biological soil crusts of the Colorado Plateau: their diversity and relative contribution to microbial biomass. Environmental Microbiology (2009).

  4. Garcia-Pichel, F and MF Wojciechowski. The Evolution of a Capacity to Build Supra-Cellular Ropes Enabled Filamentous Cyanobacteria to Colonize Highly Erodible Substrates.. PLoS ONE (2009).

  5. Soule, T, Palmer, K, Gao, Q, Potrafka, R, Stout, V and F Garcia-Pichel. A comparative genomics approach to understanding the biosynthesis of the sunscreen scytonemin in cyanobacteria. BMC Genomics (2009).

  6. Soule, T., I.J Anderson., S.L. Johnson, S.T Bates, F Garcia-Pichel.. Archaeal populations in biological soil crusts from arid lands 41 2069-2074. Soil Biology and Biochemistry (2009).


2008

Sa, E., Garcia-Pichel, F Oms, O., Valles, F. Gasol, J.M. Paisaje submarino en un pinar mediterráneo.. Investigación y Ciencia (2008).


2007

  1. Schulz-Vogt, H, Angert, E R, Garcia-Pichel, Ferran. Giant Bacteria. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley (2007).
  2. C Yeager, J Kornosky, R Morgan, E Cain, J Belnap, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, C Kuske. Numerically Dominant N2-fixing Cyanobacteria in Biological Soil Crusts of the Colorado Plateau, USA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology (2007).
  3. Chorover, J., R Kretschmar, F Garcia-Pichel, D Sparks. Soil Biogeochemical Processes within the critical zone. Elements (2007).
  4. S Reddy, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Sphingomonas mucosissima sp. nov. and Sphingomonas desiccabilis sp. nov., from biological soil crusts in the Colorado Plateau, USA. Int. J. Syst Evol Microbiol (2007).

2006

  1. Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Mechanistic models for the phototrophic microbial boring on carbonates. Sedimentary Geology (2006).
  2. G Reddy, M Nagy, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Belnapia moabensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an oligotrophic bacterium from biological soil crusts in the Colorado Plateau, USA. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol (2006).
  3. S Bates, S Reddy, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Exophiala crusticola anam. nov.: A novel black yeast from biological soil crusts on the Colorado Plateau, USA. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol (2006).
  4. S Reddy, A Perez, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. The prokaryotic diversity of biological soil crusts from the Colorado Plateau. Microbiol Ecology (2006).
  5. S Reddy, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. The community and phylogenetic diversity of biological soil crusts in the Colorado Plateau studied by molecular fingerprinting and intensive cultivation. Microbial Ecology (2006).

2005

  1. E Chacon-Baca, E Berredero, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Molecular genetic and geologic signatures of endolithic microbial communities in carbonates from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Sedimentary Geology (2005).
  2. M Nagy, A Perez, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. The prokaryotic diversity of biological soil crusts in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. FEMS Microbiology Ecology (2005).
  3. M Rothrock, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Microbial diversity of benthic mats along a tidal desiccation gradient. Environmental Microbiology (2005).
  4. S Johnson, C Budinoff, J Belnap, Ferran Garcia-Pichel. Relevance of ammonium oxidation in biological soil crust communities. Environmental Microbiology (2005).