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2017 Onwards

2017 Onwards

 

2011 – 2016

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Sargeant, S., Murrell, J.C., Nightingale, P.D and Dixon, J.L. (2016) Seasonal variability in microbial methanol utilisation in coastal waters of the western English Channel. Marine Ecology Progress 550, 53-64.

 

Coyotzi, S., Pratscher, J., Murrell, J. C., and Neufeld, J. D. (2016) Targeted metagenomics of active microbial populations with stable-isotope probing. Current Opinion Biotechnology, 41, 1-8.

 

DiSpirito,AA., Semrau, JD., Murrell JC., Gallagher, WH, Dennison, C. and Vuilleumier, S. (2016) Methanobactin and the link between copper and bacterial methane oxidation. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 80, 387-409.

 

Nesme, J. Achouak, W., Agathos, S. N. Murrell, JC et al. (2016) Back to the future of soil metagenomics. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 73-78 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00073

 

JD. Flynn, H Hirayama, Y Sakai, PF Dunfield, MG Klotz, C Knieff, HJM Op den Camp, MSM Jetten, VN Khmelenina, YA Trotsenko, JC Murrell, JD Semrau, MM Svenning, LY Stein, N Kyrpides, N Shapiro, T Woyke, F Bringel, S Vuilleumier, AA DiSpirito, MG Kalyuzhnaya (2016). Draft genome sequences of gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs isolated from marine ecosystems. Genome Announcements, vol. 4 no. 1 e01629-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01629-15

 

Kaitlin C. Esson, KC, Lin, X., Kumaresan, D., Chanton, JP., Murrell, JC and Kostka, JE (2016) Alpha and gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs co-dominate the active methane oxidizing communities in an acidic boreal peat bog. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82, 2363-2371. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03640-15

 

Zanardini, E., May, E.,Inkpen, R., Cappitelli, F., Murrell, J.C. and Purdy, K.J. (2015) Diversity of archaeal and bacterial communities on exfoliated sandstone from Portchester Castle (UK). International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 109, 78-87. doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2015.12.021

Vita, N., Platsaki, S., Baslé, A., Allen, S.J., Paterson, N.G., Crombie, A.T., Murrell, J.C., Waldron, K.J., Dennison, C (2015). A four-helix bundle stores copper for methane oxidation. Nature, 525, 140–143. doi:10.1038/nature14854.

 

Islam, T., Larsen, Ø., Torsvik, V., Øvreås, L., Panosyan, H., Murrell, J.C., Birkeland, N-K., Bodrossy, L. (2015) Novel methanotrophs of the family Methylococcaceae from different geographical regions and habitats. Microorganisms 3, 484-499. doi:10.3390/microorganisms3030484.

Kumaresan, D., Wischer, D., Hillebrand-Voiculescu, A.M. and Murrell, J.C. (2015) Draft genome sequences of facultative methylotrophs, Gemmobacter sp LW1 and Mesorhizobium sp 1M-11 isolated from Movile Cave, Romania”. Genome Announcements A01266-15.

 

Taubert, M., Grob, C., Howat, A.M., Burns, O.J. Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2015) Metagenomic applied on the methylotrophic communities: when DNA-SIP meets high-throughput technologies. Microbial Environmental Genomics (in press)

Grob, C, Taubert, M, Howat, AM, Burns, OJ, Dixon, JL, Richnow, H, Jehmlich, N, von Bergen, M, Chen, Y, and Murrell, JC (2015) Combining metagenomics with metaproteomics and stable isotope probing reveals metabolic pathways used by a naturally occurring marine methylotroph. Environmental Microbiology 17, 4007-4018. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12935

 

Taubert, M, Grob, C., Howat, AM, Burns, OJ, Dixon, JL, Chen, Y, and Murrell, JC (2015) XoxF encoding an alternative methanol dehydrogenase is widespread in coastal marine environments. Environmental Microbiology 17, 3937-3948. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12896

 

Lidbury, I., Kimberley, G., Scanlan, D.J., Murrell, J.C. and Chen, Y. (2015) Comparative genomics and mutagenesis analyses of choline metabolism in the marine Roseobacter clade bacteria. Environmental Microbiology Reports (in press) doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12943

 

Crombie, A.T., El Khawand, M., Rhodius, V.A., Fengler, K.A., Miller, M.C., Whited, G.M., McGenity, T.J. and J. Colin Murrell, J.C. (2015) Regulation of plasmid-encoded isoprene metabolism in Rhodococcus, a representative of an important link in the global isoprene cycle. Environmental Microbiology 17, 3314-3329. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12793

 

Nichol, T., Murrell, J.C., Smith, T.J. (2015) Controlling the activities of the diiron centre in bacterial monooxygenases: lessons from mutagenesis and biodiversity. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 21, 3419-3431. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201500043

 

Taubert, M., Grob, C., Howat, A.M., Burns, O.J. Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2015) Metagenomic applied on the methylotrophic communities: when DNA-SIP meets highthroughput technologies. Microbial Environmental Genomics (in press).

Grob, C., Taubert, M., Howat, A.M., Burns, O.J. Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2015) Generating enriched metagenomes from active microorganisms with DNA stable isotope probing. Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols 10, 1007. DOI10.1007/8623_2015_81

 

McNamara, N.P., Gregg R., Oakley S., Stott A.S., Rahman, Md. T., Murrell J.C., Wardle, D., Bardgett R.D., Ostle N. et al (2015) Soil methane sink capacity response to a long-term wildfire chronosequence in northern Sweden. PLOS One 10 (9) e0129892

 

Sigdel, S., Hui, G., Smith, T.J., Murrell, J.C. and Lee, Y-K. (2015) Molecular dynamics simulation to rationalize regioselective hydroxylation of aromatic substrates by soluble methane monooxygenase. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 25, 1611-1615. doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.01.069

 

Dedysh, S., Naumoff, D., Vorobev, A., Kyrpides, N., Woyke, T., Shapiro, N., Crombie, A. Murrell, J.C. Kalyuzhnaya, M., Smirnova, A., and Dunfield, P. (2015) Draft genome sequence of Methyloferula stellata AR4, an obligate methanotroph possessing only a soluble methane monooxygenase. Genome Announcements, 3:e01555-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01555-14

 

Lidbury, I., Murrell, J.C. and Chen, Y. (2014) TMA and TMAO are supplementary energy sources for a marine heterotroph: Implications for carbon and nitrogen cycling. The ISME Journal 9, 760-769. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.149

 

Wischer, D., Kumaresan, D., Johnston, A., El Khawand, M., Stephenson, J., Hillebrand-Voiculescu, A.M., Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2014) Identification and characterization of active methylamine degrading bacteria in Movile Cave. The ISME Journal, 9, 195-206. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.102

 

Crombie, A. T. and Murrell, J.C. (2014) Trace gas metabolic versatility of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris. Nature, 510, 148-151. DOI: 10.1038/nature13192

 

Lidbury, I., Murrell, J.C. and Chen, Y. (2014) Trimethylamine N-oxide metabolism by abundant marine heterotrophic bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 111, 2710-2715. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1317834111

 

Kumaresan, D., Wischer, D., Stephenson, J., Hillebrand-Voiculescu, A., and Murrell, J.C. (2014) Microbiology of Movile Cave- a chemolithoautotrophic ecosystem. Geomicrobiology 31, 186–193. DOI: 10.1080/01490451.2013.839764

 

Semrau, J.D., Jagadevan, S., DiSpirito, A.A., Khalifa, A., Scanlan, J, Bergman, B.H., Freemeier, B.C., Barai, B.S., Bandow, N.L., Vorobev, A., Haft, D.D. Vuilleumier, S. and Murrell, J.C. (2013) Methanobactin and MmoD work in concert to act as the “copper-switch” in methanotrophs. Environmental Microbiology 15, 3077-3086.

 

Khmelenina, V., Beck, D., Munk, C., Davenport, K., Daligault, H., Erkkila, T., Goodwin, L., Gu, W., Lo, C-C., Scholz, M., Teshima, H., Xu, Y., Chain, P., Bringel, F., Vuilleumier, S., DiSpirito, A., Dunfield, P., Jetten, M., Klotz, M., Knief, C., Murrell, J.C., Op den Camp, H., Sakai, Y., Semrau, J., Svenning, M., Stein, L., Trotsenko, Y., and Kalyuzhnaya, M. (2013) Draft genome sequence of Methylomicrobium buryatense 5G, a haloalkaline-tolerant methanotrophic bacterium. Genome Announcements, 1, e00053-13.

 

Nazaries, L., Murrell, J.C., Millard, P., Baggs, L. and Singh, B.K. (2013) Microbial regulation of biogeochemical cycles: evidence from a study on methane flux and land-use change. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79, 4031-4040. (ASM Highlighted paper)

 

Nazaries, L., Murrell, J.C., Millard, P., Baggs, L. and Singh, B.K. (2013) Methane, microbes and models: Fundamental understanding of the soil methane cycle for future predictions. Environmental Microbiology, 9, 2395–2417.

 

Shouche, Y., Shetty, S., Marathe, N., Munot, H., Antony, C., Dhotre, D., and J.C. Murrell (2013) Draft Genome sequence of Methylophaga lonarensis MPLT, a haloalkaliphilic (non-methane-utilizing) methylotroph. Genome Announcements, 1, e00202-13.

 

Kits, K., Kalyuzhnaya, M. Klotz, M. Jetten,M, Op den Camp, H., Vuilleumier, S., Bringel, F., DiSpirito, A. Murrell, JC, Bruce, D., Cheng, J-F., Copeland, A., Goodwin, l., Hauser, L. Lajus, A., Land, M., Lapidus, A., Lucas, S., Médigue, C., Pitluck, S., Woyke, T., Zeytun, A. and Stein, L. (2013). Genome sequence of the obligate gammaproteobacterial methanotroph Methylomicrobium album strain BG8. Genome Announcements, 1, e00170-13.

 

Antony, C.P., Kumaresan, D., Hunger, S., Drake, H.L., Murrell, J.C. and Shouche, Y.S. (2013) Microbiology of Lonar Lake and other soda lakes. ISME Journal, 7, 469-476.

 

Dixon, J.L., Sargeant, S., Nightingale, P.D. and Murrell, J.C. (2013) Gradients in microbial methanol uptake: productive coastal upwelling waters to oligotrophic gyres in the Atlantic Ocean. The ISME Journal, 7, 568-580.

Cunliffe, M., Anja Engel, A., Frka, S., Gašparović, B., Guitart, C., Murrell, J., C., Salter, M., Stolle, C., Robert Upstill-Goddard, R., and Wurl, O. (2013). Sea surface microlayers: a unified physicochemical and biological perspective of the air-ocean interface. Progress in Oceanography, 109, 104-116.

 

Patel, N.A., Crombie, A., Slade, S.E., Thalassinos, K., Hughes, C., Connolly, J.B., Langridge, J., Murrell, J.C. and Scrivens, J.H. (2012) Comparison of one- and two-dimensional liquid chromatography approaches in the label-free quantitative analysis of Methylocella silvestris. Journal of Proteome Research, 11 2755-2763.

 

Cox, M., Schäfer, H. Nightingale, P., McDonald, I.R., and Murrell, J.C. (2012) Diversity of methyl halide-degrading microorganisms in oceanic and coastal waters. FEMS Microbiology Letters 334, 111-118.

 

Khadem, A., Wieczorek, A., Pol, A., Vuilleumier, S., Harhangi, H., Dunfield, P., Kalyuzhnaya, M., Murrell, J.C., Francoijs, K-J., Stunnenberg, H., Stein, L., DiSpirito, A., Semrau, J., Lajus, A., Médigue, C., Klotz, M., Jetten, M., and Op den Camp, H. (2012) Draft genome sequence of the volcano-inhabiting thermoacidophilic methanotroph Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum strain SolV. Journal of Bacteriology, 194, 3729-2730.

 

Jensen, S., Hovland, M., Bourne, D.G. and Murrell, J.C. (2012) High diversity of microplankton surrounds deep-water coral reef in the Norwegian Sea. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82, 75-89.

 

Antony CP, Murrell, JC and Shouche, Y (2012) Molecular diversity of methanogens and identification of Methanolobus sp. as active methylotrophic Archaea in Lonar crater lake sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 81,43-51.

Antony CP, Doronina NV, Boden R, Trotsenko Y, Shouche YS, Murrell JC (2012) Methylophaga lonarensis sp. nov., a novel moderately haloalkaliphilic methylotroph isolated from the soda lake sediments of a meteorite impact crater. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 62, 1613-1618.

 

Jiang, H., Chen, Y., Zhang, C. Smith, T.J., Murrell, J.C. and Xing, X-H. (2012) Methanotrophs: multifunctional bacteria with promising applications in environmental bioengineering. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 49, 277–288.

 

Boden, R, Cunliffe, M, Scanlan, J, Moussard, H., et al. Murrell, JC (2011). Complete genome sequence of the aerobic marine methanotroph Methylomonas methanica MC09. Journal of Bacteriology, 193, 7001-7002.

 

Boden R, Murrell JC (2011) Response to mercury (II) in Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). FEMS Microbiology Letters, 324, 106-110.

 

Boden, R., Cleland, D., Green, P.N., Katayama, Y., Uchino, Y., Murrell, J.C. and Kelly, D.P. (2012) Phylogenetic assessment of culture collection strains of Thiobacillus thioparus, and definitive 16S rRNA gene sequences for T. thioparus, T. denitrificans, and Halothiobacillus neapolitanus. Archives of Microbiology 194, 187-195.

 

Boden, R., Murrell, J.C. and Schaefer, H. (2011) Dimethylsulfide is an energy source for the heterotrophic marine bacterium Sagittula stellata. FEMS Microbiology Letters 322, 188-193.

 

Chen, Y. Patel, N.A., Crombie, A. Scrivens, J.H. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Bacterial flavin-containing monooxygenase is trimethylamine monooxygenase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 108, 17791-17796.

 

Kumaresan, D., Hery, M., Bodrossy, L., Singer, A.C., Stralis-Pavese, N., Thompson, I.P. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Earthworm activity in a simulated landfill cover soil shifts the community composition of active methanotrophs. Research in Microbiology, 162, 1027-1032.

 

Avrahami, S., Jia, Z., Neufeld, J.D. Murrell, J.C., Conrad, R. and Kusel, K. (2011) Active autotrophic ammonia oxidizing bacteria in biofilm enrichments from simulated creek ecosystems at two ammonia concentrations respond to temperature manipulation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77, 7329-7338.

 

Boden, R., Ferreira, S. Johnson, J. Kelly, D.P., Murrell, J.C. and Schaefer, H. (2011) Draft genome of the chemolithotrophic halophilic methylotroph Methylophaga thiooxydans DMS010. Journal of Bacteriology 193, 3154-3155.

Nazaries, L., Tate, K.R., Ross, D.J., Singh, J., Dando, J., Baggs, E.M., Millard, P., Murrell, J.C. and Singh, B. (2011) Response of methanotrophic communities in response to afforestation and reforestation in New Zealand. The ISME Journal, 11, 1832-1836.

 

Cunliffe, M., Upstill-Goddard, R.C. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Microbiology of aquatic surface microlayers. FEMS Microbiological Reviews 35, 233-246.

 

Krentz, B.D., Mulheron, H.J., Semrau, J.D. DiSpirito, A.A., Bandow, N.L., Haft, D.H., Vuilleumier, S., Murrell, J. C., McEllistrem, M.T., Hartsel, S.C. and Gallagher W.H., A (2011) Comparison of methanobactins from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and Methylocystis strain SB2 predicts methanobactins are synthesized from diverse ribosomally produced peptide precursors modified to create a common core for binding and reducing copper ions. Biochemistry, 47, 10117-10130.

Smith, T.J. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Genetic mutagenesis of soluble methane monooxygenase. Methods in Enzymology 495 (Methods in Methane Metabolism) A.C. Rosensweig and S.W. Ragsdale, (Eds.) pp 135-147

 

Crombie, A. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Genetic systems for the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris. Methods in Enzymology 495 (Methods in Methane Metabolism) A. C. Rosensweig and S. W. Ragsdale, (Eds.) pp 119-133.

 

Rahman, Md. T., Crombie, A., Moussard, H., Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Acetate repression of methane oxidation by supplemental Methylocella silvestris in a peat soil microcosm. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77, 4234-4236.

 

Rahman Md. T., Crombie, A., Chen, Y., Stralis-Pavese, N., Bodrossy, L., Meir, P. McNamara, N. P. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Environmental distribution and abundance of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella. The ISME Journal, 5, 1061-1066.

 

Boden, R., Wood, A.P., Kelly, D.P., Murrell, J.C. and Schaefer, H. (2011) Purification and characterization of dimethylsulfide monooxygenase from Hyphomicrobium sulfonivorans. Journal of Bacteriology 193, 1250-1258.

 

Cebron, A., Louvel, B., Faure, P., France-Lanord, C., Chen, Y., Murrell, J.C. and Layval, C. (2011) Root exudates modify bacterial diversity of phenanthrene degraders in PAH-polluted soil but not phenanthrene dissipation rates. Environmental Microbiology, 13, 722-736.

Kumaresan, D., Stralis-Pavese, N., Abell, G.C.J., Bodrossy, L. And Murrell, J.C. (2011) Physical disturbance to ecological niches created by soil structure alters active methanotroph community structure. Environmental Microbiology Reports 5, 613-621.

 

Chen, Y., Kumaresan, D. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Stable isotope probing and its application in soil microbiology. Handbook of Soil Science (2nd Edition). (P Nannipieri and E. Paul Eds) CRC Press. Pages 1-38, ISBN: 978-1-4398-0305-9.

 

Chen, Y., Dumont, M.G., Neufeld, J.D.,McNamara, N.P. and Murrell, J.C. (2011) Towards “focused genomics”- a case study combining DNA Stable isotope probing, multiple displacement amplification and metagenomics. In Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology (F.J. de Bruijn (Ed) John Wiley and Sons New Jersey, USA. 55, 491-496.

 

2008 – 2010

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Chen, Y. Dumont, M.G., McNamara, N.P., Chamberlain, P.M., Bodrossy, L., Stralis-Pavese, N. and Murrell, J.C. (2008). Diversity of the active methanotrophic community in acidic peatlands as assessed by mRNA and SIP-PLFA analysis. Environmental Microbiology 10, 446-459.

 

Hery, M., Singer, A.C., Kumaresan, D., Bodrossy, L., Stralis-Pavese, N., Prosser, J.I., Thompson, I.P and Murrell, J.C. (2008) Effect of earthworms on the community structure of active methanotrophic bacteria in a landfill cover soil. The ISME Journal, 2, 92-104.

 

Trotsenko, Y.A and Murrell, J.C. (2008) Metabolic aspects of aerobic obligate methanotrophy.. Advances in Applied Microbiology 63, 183-229.

 

Muhling, M., Woolven-Allen, J.A., Murrell, J.C. and Joint, I.R. (2008). Improved group-specific PCR primers for DGGE analysis of the diversity of complex microbial communities. The ISME Journal, 2, 379-392.

 

Neufeld, J.D., Chen, Y., Dumont, M.G. and Murrell, J.C. (2008) Marine methylotrophs revealed by stable-isotope probing, multiple displacement amplification and metagenomics. Environmental Microbiology 10, 1526-1535.

 

Cunliffe, M., Schaefer, H., Harrison, E., Cleave, S., Upstill-Goddard, R. and Murrell, J.C. (2008). Phylogenetic and functional gene analysis of the bacterial and archaeal communities associated with the surface layer of an estuary. ISME Journal 2, 776-789.

 

McDonald, I.R., Bodrossy, L., Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2008) Molecular techniques for the study of aerobic methanotrophs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74, 1305-1315.

 

Semrau, J.D. DiSpirito, A.A. and Murrell, J.C. (2008) Life in the extremes: thermoacidophilic methanotrophy. Trends in Microbiology, 16, 190-193.

 

Murrell, JC, Semrau, JD and DiSpirito, AA (2008) In memoriam: Professor Sir Howard Dalton FRS. Trends in Microbiology, 16, 189.

 

Hamburger, A. Horn, M.A., Dumont, M.G., Murrell, J.C. and Drake, H.L. (2008). Anaerobic consumers of monosaccharides in a moderately acidic fen. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74, 2112-2120.

 

Mustakhimov, I.I., Rozova, O.N., Reshetnikov, A.S., Khmelenina, V.N., Murrell, J.C and Trotsenko, Y.A. (2008) Characterisation of the recombinant diaminobutyric acid acetyltransferase from Methylophaga thalassica. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 283, 91-96.

 

Chen, Y, Dumont, MG, Neufeld, JD, Bodrossy, L, Stralis-Pavese, N, McNamara, NP, Ostle, N, Briones, MJI and Murrell, JC (2008) Revealing the uncultivated majority:combining DNA stable isotope probing, multiple displacement amplification and metagenomic analysis of uncultivated Methylocystis in acidic peatlands. Environmental Microbiology, 10, 2609-2622.

 

Jensen, S, Neufeld, JD, Hovland, M., Birkeland, N-K and Murrell, JC (2008) Insight into the microbial community structure of a Norwegian deep-water coral reef environment. Deep Sea Research Part I, 155, 1554-1563.

 

Jensen, S, Neufeld, JD, Birkeland, N-K, Hovland, M and Murrell, JC (2008) Methane assimilation and trophic interactions with marine Methylomicrobium in deep-water coral reef sediment off the coast of Norway. FEMS MicrobiologyEcology 66, 320-330.

 

Chen, Y, McNamara, NP, Dumont, MG, Bodrossy, L, Stralis-Pavese and Murrell, JC (2008) The impact of burning and Calluna removal on below-ground methanotroph diversity and activity in a peatland soil. Applied Soil Ecology, 40, 291-298.

 

Reshetnikov, AS, Rozova, ON, Khmelenina, VN, Mustakhimov, II, Beschastny, AP, Murrell, JC and Trotsenko, YA (2008) Characterization of the pyrophosphate-dependent 6-phosphofructokinase from Methylococcus capsulatus Bath. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 283, 91-96.

 

Neufeld, JD, Boden, R, Moussard, H, Schaefer, H and Murrell, JC (2008). Substrate-specific clades of active marine methylotrophs associated with a phytoplankton bloom in a temperate coastal environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74, 7321-7323.

 

Han, B., Chen, Y, Abell, G, Jiang, H, Bodrossy, L, Zhao, J, Murrell, JC and Xing X-H (2009) Diversity and activity of methanotrophs in alkaline Chinese coalmine soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 70, 196-207.

 

Ali, M and Murrell, JC (2009) Promoter probe vectors for the study of methane monooxygenase gene expression in Methylococcus capsulatus. Microbiology, 155, 761-771.

 

Smith, TJ and Murrell, JC (2009) Methanotrophy/methane oxidation. In: Encyclopaedia of Microbiology, (M. Schaechter, Ed) Chapter 54, pp 293-298, Elsevier, Oxford.

 

Han, B., Su, T. Xing, X-H., Gou, Z., Wu, H., Jiang, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Paraffin oil as a “methane vector” for rapid and high cell density cultivation of Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 83, 669-677.

 

Vishwakarma, P, Dumont, MG, Bodrossy, L, Stralis-Pavese, N, Murrell, JC and Dubey, SK (2009) Ecological and molecular analyses of the rhizospheric methanotroph community in tropical rice soil: effect of crop phenology and land use history. Current Science, 96, 1082-1089.

 

Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Ecology of aerobic methane oxidising bacteria. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. K.N. Timmis (Ed.) Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 51, 3068-3076.

 

Murrell, J.C. (2009) Genomics of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. K.N. Timmis (Ed.) Springer, Heidelberg, Germany. 36, 1328-1333.

 

Smith, T.J., Trotsenko, Y.A. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Physiology and biochemistry of the aerobic methane oxidising bacteria. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. K.N. Timmis (Ed.) Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2, 768-779.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Smith, T.J. (2009) Biochemistry and molecular biology of methane monooxygenase. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. K.N. Timmis (Ed.) Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 17, 1046-1055.

 

Murrell, J.C. (2009) The aerobic methane oxidising bacteria (methanotrophs). In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. K.N. Timmis (Ed.) Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 26, 1954-1966.

 

Cunliffe, M. Harrison, E., Salter, M. Upstill-Goddard, R.C. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Comparison and validation of sampling strategies for the molecular microbial analysis of surface microlayers. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 57, 69-77.

 

Degelmann, D.M. Kolb, S., Dumont, M.G., Murrell, J.C. and Drake, H.L. (2009) Enterobacteriaceae facilitate the anaerobic degradation of glucose in an aerated forest soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 68, 312-319.

 

Singh, B.K., Tate, K., Ross, D., Dando, J., Singh, J., Thomas, N., Millard, P., Murrell, J.C. (2009) Soil methane oxidation and methanotroph responses to afforestation of pastures with Pinus radiata stands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 41, 2196-2205.

 

Chen, Y., Wu,L., Boden, R., Hillebrand, A, Kumaresan, D., Moussard, H., Baciu, M., Schaefer, Lu, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Life without light: microbial diversity and evidence of sulfur and ammonia based chemolithotrophy in Movile Cave. The ISME Journal 3, 1093-1104.

 

Smith, T.J. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Microbial biotechnology meets environmental microbiology. Microbial Biotechnology 2, 142-143.

 

Patel, V.J., Thallasinos, K., Slade, S.E., Connolly, J.B. Crombie, A. Murrell, J.C. and Scrivens, J.H. (2009) A comparison of labelling and label-free mass spectrometry-based proteomics approaches. Journal of Proteome Research 8, 3752-3759.

 

Cunliffe, M and Murrell J.C. (2009) The sea surface microlayer is a gelatinous biofilm. ISME Journal 3, 1001-1003.

 

Cunliffe, M., Salter, M., Mann, P.J., Whiteley, A.S., Upstill-Goddard, R and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Dissolved organic carbon and bacterial populations in the gelatinous surface microlayer of a Norwegian fjord mesocosm. FEMS Microbiology Letters 299, 248-254.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Jetten, M.S.M. (2009) The microbial methane cycle. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1, 279-284.

 

Moussard, H., Stralis-Pavese, N., Bodrossy, L., Neufeld, J.D. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Identification of active methylotrophic bacteria inhabiting surface sediment of an estuary. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1, 424-433.

 

Kumaresan, D., Abell, G.C.J., Bodrossy, L., Stralis-Pavese, N. And Murrell, J.C. (2009) Spatial and temporal diversity of methanotrophs in a landfill cover soil are related to soil abiotic factors. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 1, 398-407.

 

Bengtson, P, Basiliko, N., Dumont, MG., Hills, M., Murrell, J.C., Roy, R. and Grayson, S.J. (2009) Links between methanotroph community composition and CH4 oxidation in a pine forest soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 70, 356-366.

 

Scanlan, J., Dumont, M.G. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Involvement of MmoR and MmoG in the transcriptional activation of soluble methane monooxygenase genes in Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. FEMS Microbiology Letters 301, 181-187.

 

Cunliffe, M., Whiteley, A.S., Newbold, L., Oliver, A., Schaefer, H. and Murrell, J.C. (2009) Comparison of bacterioneuston and bacterioplankton dynamics during a phytoplankton bloom in a fjord mesocosm. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75, 7173-7181.

 

Chen, Y, Neufeld, JD, Dumont, MG, Friedrich, MW and Murrell, JC (2010) Metagenomic analysis of isotopically labelled DNA. In Metagenomics: Methods and Protocols. (Streit, WR & Daniel,R; Eds) Methods in Molecular Biology 668, 67-75, Humana Press Inc, NJ, USA.

 

Smith, T.J. and Murrell, J.C. (2010). Methanotrophs. In: Encyclopaedia of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess, Bioseparation and Cell Technology (Flickinger, M; Ed.) Wiley, pp 1-13.

 

Cunliffe, M. and Murrell, J.C. (2010) Eukarya 18S rRNA gene diversity in the sea aurface microlayer: implications for the structure of the neustonic microbial loop.The ISME Journal, 4, 455-458.

 

Chen, Y., Vorha, J. and Murrell, J.C. (2010) Applications of DNA stable isotope probing in bioremediation studies. Methods in Molecular Microbiology, 599, 129-139. S.P. Cummings (Ed.) Humana Press Inc, NJ, USA.

 

Jiang, H., Chen, Y., Zhang, C. Smith, T.J., Murrell, J.C. and Xing, X-H. (2010) Methanotrophs: multifunctional bacteria with promising applications in environmental bioengineering. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 49, 277-288.

 

Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2010) When stable isotope probing meets metagenomics:progress and perspectives. Trends in Microbiology, 18, 157-163.

 

Boden, R., Kelly, D.P., Murrell, J.C. and Schaefer, H. (2010) Oxidation of dimethylsulfide to tetrathionate by Methylophaga thiooxidans: a new link in the sulphur cycle. Environmental Microbiology, 12, 2688-2699.

 

Antony, C.P., Kumaresan, D., Ferrando, L., Boden, R. Moussard, H., Scavino, A., Shouche, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2010). Active methylotrophs in the sediments of Lonar Lake, a saline and alkaline ecosystem formed by meteor impact. The ISME Journal 4, 1470-1480.

 

Chen, Y., McAleer, K. and Murrell, J.C. (2010). Monomethylamine as a nitrogen source for Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76, 4102-4104.

 

Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2010) γ-glutamylmethylamide is an essential intermediate for the metabolism of methylamine by Methylocella silvestris. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76, 4530-4537.

 

Chen, Y., Crombie, A., Rahman, M.T., Dedysh, S., Liesack, W., Stott, M.B., Alam, A., Theisen, A.R., Murrell, J.C. and Dunfield, P.F. (2010) Complete genome sequence of the aerobic facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris BL2. Journal of Bacteriology, 192, 3840-3841.

 

Tamas, I., Dedysh, S.N., Liesack, W., Stott, M.B. Alam, M., Murrell, J.C. and Dunfield, P.F (2010) Complete genone sequence of Beijerinkia indica subsp. indica. Journal of Bacteriology 192, 4532-4533.

 

Chen, Y. and Murrell, J.C. (2010) Methanotrophs and moss. Nature Geoscience 3, 595-596.

 

Stein, L. Yoon, S, Semrau, J.D., DiSpirito, A.A. Crombie, A., Murrell, J.C. et al. (2010) Genome sequence of the obligate methanotroph. Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Journal of Bacteriology, 192, 6497-6498.

 

2001 – 2007

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McDonald, IR, Doronina, NV, Trotsenko, YA, McAnulla, C and Murrell, JC (2001) Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum sp. Nov., Methylobacterium chloromethanicum sp. Nov., chloromethane utilising bacteria isolated from a polluted environment. Int. J. System. Evolut. Microbiol. 51, 119-122.

 

Radajewski, S. and Murrell, J.C. (2001) Stable isotope probing for detection of methanotrophs after enrichment with 13CH4. In: Methods in Molecular Biology, 179, Gene Probes: Principles and Protocols (M. Aquino de Muro and R. Rapley; Eds.) pp.149-157. Humana Press, NJ, USA.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Radajewski, S. (2000) Cultivation-independent techniques for studying methanotroph ecology. Research in Microbiology, 151, 1-8.

 

McAnulla, C., Woodall, C.A., McDonald, I.R., Studer, A., Vuilleumier, S., Leisinger, T. and Murrell, J.C. (2001) The chloromethane utilisation gene cluster from Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum strain CM2 and development of functional gene probes to detect halomethane degrading bacteria. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 67, 307-316.

 

Figueira, M. M., Laramee, L., Murrell, J.C., Groleau, D. and Miguez, C.B. (2000) Production of green fluorescent protein by the methylotrophic bacterium Methylobacterium extorquens. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 193, 195-200.

 

Woodall, C. A., Warner, K., Oremland, R.S., Murrell, J.C. & McDonald, I.R. (2001) Identification of methyl halide utilising genes in the methyl bromide utilising bacterium strain IMB-1 suggests a high degree of conservation of methyl halide specific genes in Gram negative bacteria. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 67, 1959-1963.

 

Kaluzhanaya, M., Khmelenina, V., Eshinimaev, B., Suzina, N., Nikitin, D., Solonin, A., Lin, J-L., McDonald, I.R., Murrell, J.C. and Trotsenko, Y (2001) Taxonomic characterisation of new alkaliphilic and alkalitolerant methanotrophs from soda lakes of the southern Transbaikal region. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 24, 166-176.

 

McAnulla, C., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2001). Methyl chloride utilising bacteria are ubiquitous in the natural environment. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 201, 151-155.

 

Talbot, H.M., Watson, D.F., Murrell, J.C., Carter, J.F. and Farrimond, P (2001) Analysis of intact bacteriohopanepolyols from methanotrophic bacteria by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation-mass spectrometry. J. Chromatography A, 921 175-185.

 

Fjellbirkeland, A., Kruger, P.G., Bemanian, V., Hogh, B.T. Murrell, J.C. and Jensen, H.B. (2001) The C-terminal part of the surface associated protein MopE of the methanotroph Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) is secreted into the growth medium during fermentation. Arch. Microbiol. 176, 197-203.

 

Reay, D.S., Radajewski, S., Murrell, J.C., McNamara, N and Nedwell, D.B. (2001). Impact of land use on the activity and diversity of methane oxidising bacteria in forest soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 33, 1613-1623.

 

Bourne, D.B., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2001). A comparison of pmoA PCR primer sets as tools for investigating methanotroph diversity of three Danish soils. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 67, 3802-3809.

 

Erdlenbruch, B.N.S, Kelly, D.P. and Murrell, J.C. (2001) Alkanesulfonate degradation by novel strains of Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Tsukamurella wratislavensis and Rhodococcus sp., and evidence for an ethanesulfonate monooxygenase in Achromobacter xylosoxidans strain AE4. Arch. Microbiol. 176, 406-414.

 

Csaki, R., Hanczar, T., Bodrossy, L., Murrell, J.C. and Kovacs, K.L. (2001). Molecular characterisation of structural genes encoding for a membrane bound hydrogenase in Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 205, 203-207.

 

Hanczar, T. Csaki, R. Bodrossy, L., Murrell, J.C. and Kovacs, K.L. (2001). Existence and biochemical characterisation of two hydrogenases in Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). Arch. Microbiol. 177, 167-172.

 

Schaefer, J.K., Goodwin, K.D., McDonald, I.R., Murrell, J.C. and Oremland, R.S. (2002). Leisingera methylohalidivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine methylotroph that grows on methyl bromide Int. J. System. Evolut. Microbiol. 52, 851-859.

 

110. Baxter, N.J., Scanlan, J. De Marco, P., Wood, A.W. and Murrell, J.C. (2002). Duplicate copies of genes encoding methanesulfonate monooxygenase in Marinosulfonomonas methylotrophus strain TR3 and detection of methanesulfonate utilizers in the environment. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68, 289-296.

 

111. Morris, S.A. Radajewski, R. and Murrell, J.C. (2002) Identification of the functionally active methanotroph populations in a peat soil microcosm by stable-isotope probing. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 68, 1446-1453. (Faculty of 1000 must read rating).

 

McDonald, I.R., Warner, K.L., McAnulla, C., Woodall, C.A., Oremland, R.S. and Murrell, J.C. (2002). A review of bacterial methyl halide degradation: biochemistry, genetics and molecular ecology. Environmental Microbiology, 4, 193-203.

 

Pacheco-Oliver, M., McDonald, I.R., Groleau, D., Murrell, J.C. and Miguez, C.B. (2002) Detection of methane monooxygenase genes from arctic soil samples. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 209, 313-319.

 

Murrell, J.C., Stafford, G. and McDonald, I.R. (2002). The role of copper ions in regulating methane monooxygenases in methanotrophs. Handbook of copper pharmacology and toxicology. pp. 559-569 (E. Massaro; Ed) Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. USA.

 

Nedwell, D.B., Murrell, J.C., Ineson, P., Reay, D.S. Radajewski, S., McNamara, N. and Morris, S. (2003). Microbiological basis of land use impact on the soil methane sink: molecular and functional analysis. In Genes in the Environment (J. Beringer; Ed) British Ecological Society Special VolumeBlackwell Science, Oxford, UK pp150-166.

 

Baxter, N.J., Hirt, R.P., Bodrossy, L., Kovacs, K.L., Embley, T.M., Prosser, J.I. and Murrell, J.C. (2002). The ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase gene cluster of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). Arch. Microbiol. 177, 279-289.

 

Smith, T.J., Slade, S.E., Burton, N.P., Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H (2002). An improved system for protein engineering of the hydroxylase component of soluble methane monooxygenase. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 68, 5265-5273.

 

Radajewski, S., Webster, G., Reay, D.S., Ineson, P., Nedwell, D.B., Prosser, J.I. and Murrell, J.C. (2002) Identification of active methylotroph populations in an acidic forest soil by stable isotope probing. Microbiology 148, 2331-2342.

 

Radajewski, S. and Murrell, J.C. (2004) Stable isotope probing. Chapter 6, Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual. (M. Osborn; Ed.) Bios, UK (in press).

 

Scholten, J.C.M., Murrell, J.C. and Kelly, D.P. (2003) Growth of sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogenic archaea with methylated sulfur compounds: a commentary on the thermodynamic aspects. Arch Microbiol. 179, 135-144.

 

Karlsen, O.A., Berven, F.S., Stafford, G.P., Larsen, O, Murrell, J.C., Jensen, H.B.and Fjellbirklande, A. (2003). The surface-associated and secreted MopE protein of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) responds to changes in the concentration of copper in the growth medium. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69, 2386-2388.

 

Bersen, F.S., Karlsen, O.A., Murrell, J.C. and Jensen, H.B. (2003) Multiple peptide forms observed in two-dimensional gels of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) are generated during the separation process. Electrophoresis, 24, 757-761.

 

Stafford, G.P., Scanlan, J.,McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2003) Characterisation of rpoN, mmoR and mmoG, genesinvolved in regulating the expression of soluble methane monooxygenase in Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Microbiology, 149, 1771-1784.

 

Csaki, R., Bodrossy, L., Klemm, J.Murrell, J.C. and Kovacs, K.L. (2003) Cloning, sequencing and mutational analysis of genes involved in the copper dependent regulation of soluble methane monooxygenase of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). Microbiology, 149, 1785-1795.

 

Radajewski, S., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2003) Stable-isotope probing of nucleic acids: a window to the function of uncultured microorganisms. Current Opinions in Biotechnology, 14, 1-7.

 

Bodrossy, L., Stralis-Pavase, N., Murrell, J.C. Radajewski, S., Weilherter, A. and Sessitsch, A. (2003). Development and validation of a diagnostic microbial array for methanotrophs. Environmental Microbiology, 5, 566-582.

 

Murrell, J.C. and McDonald, I.R. (2003) Methylotrophy. In: The Desk Encyclopaedia of Microbiology, Elsevier, Chapter 58, pp 678-687.

 

Upstill-Goddard, R.C. Frost, T. Franklin, M., Murrell, J.C. and Owens, N.J.P. (2003). Bacterioneuston control of air-water methane exchange determined with a laboratory gas exchange tank. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 17, 1-15.

 

Miller, L.G., Warner, K., Baesman, S.M., Oremland, R.S., McDonald, I.R., Radajewski, S. and Murrell, J.C. (2004) Degradation of methyl bromide and methyl chloride in soil microcosms: Use of stable C isotope fractionation and stable isotope probing to identify reactions and the responsible microorganisms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68, 3271-3283 .

 

Hutchens, E., Radajewski, S., Dumont, M.G., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2004) Analysis of methanotrophic bacteria in Movile Cave by stable isotope probing. Environmental Microbiology 6, 111-120. (Environmental Microbiology: most highly cited category 2004).

 

Stralis-Pavese, N., Sessitsch, A., Weilharter, A., Reichenauer, T., Csontos, J., Murrell, J.C. and Bodrossy, L. (2004). Optimization of diagnostic microarray for application in analysing landfill methanotroph communities under different plant cover. Environmental Microbiology 6, 347-363.

 

Dong, W., Eichhorn, P., Radajewski,., Schleheck, D., S. Denger, K, Knepper, T., Murrell, J.C. and Cook, A.M. (2003) Parvibaculum laventivorans converts linear alkylbenzenesulfonate (LAS) surfactant sulfophenylcarboxylates, ab-unsaturated sulfophenylcarboxylates, sulfophenyldicarboxylates which are degraded in communities. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 96, 630-640.

 

Lin, J-L., Radajewski, S., Eshinimaev, B.T., Trotsenko, Y.A., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2004) Molecular diversity of methanotrophs in Transbaikal soda lake sediments and identification of potential active populations by stable isotope probing. Environmental Microbiology, 6, 1049-1060.

 

Borodina, E., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2004) Chloromethane-dependent expression of the cmu gene cluster of Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70, 4177-4186.

 

Singh, B., Millard, P., Whiteley, A. and Murrell, J.C. (2004) Unravelling rhizosphere-microbial interactions: opportunities and limitations. Trends in Microbiology, 12, 386-393.

 

Hesselsoe, M., Boysen, S., Iversen, N., Jørgensen, L., Murrell, J.C. Radajewski, R., Thestrup, H., Roslev, P. (2005). Degradation of organic xenobiotics by methane grown consortia. Biodegradation, 16, 435-448.

 

Scholten, J.C.M., Joye, S.B., Hollibaugh, J.T. and Murrell, J.C. (2005). Molecular analysis of the sulfate reducing and archaeal community in a meromictic soda lake (Mono Lake, California) by targetin 16S rRNA, methyl Co-M, adenosine 5 phosphosulfate and dissimilatory sulfite reductase genes. Microbial Ecology, 50, 29-39.

 

Franklin, M., McDonald, I.R., Bourne, D.G., Owens, N.J.P., Upstill-Goddard, R.C. and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Bacterial diversity in the bacterioneuston (sea surface microlayer) (The bacterioneuston through the looking glass). Environmental Microbiology, 7, 723-736.

 

Schäfer, H., McDonald, I.R., Nightingale, P.D. and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Evidence for presence of CmuA methyltransferase pathway in novel marine methyl halide-oxidising isolates. Environmental Microbiology, 7, 839-852.

 

McDonald, I.R., Radajewski, R. and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Stable isotope labelling of nucleic acids in methanotrophs: a review. Organic Geochemistry, 36, 769-778.

 

Kelly, D.P., Anthony, C. and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Insights from the complete genome sequence of the obligate methanotroph, Methylococcus capsulatus. Trends in Microbiology, 13, 195-198.

 

Dumont, M.G and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Community-level analysis: key genes of aerobic methane oxidation. In: Methods in Enzymology. (J.Leadbetter; Ed), SPI, St. Louis, USA Vol. 397, pp 413-427.

 

Whitby, C., Bailey, M.J., Killham, K., Murrell, J.C., Prosser, J.I., Whiteley, A.and Lappin-Scott, H.M. (2005) Stable isotope probing links taxonomy with function in microbial communities ASM News and Views 71, 169-173.

 

Dumont, C.G. and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Stable Isotope Probing – linking microbial identity to function. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 3, 499-504.

 

Borodina, E. McDonald, I.R. and Murrell (2005). Use of stable isotope probing and functional gene probes to investigate the diversity of methyl chloride utilizing bacteria in soil. Environmental Microbiology, 7, 1318-1328.

 

McDonald, I.R., Kämpfer, P., Topp, E., Warner, K.L., Cox, M.J., Connell-Hancock, T.L., Miller, L.G., Larkin, M.J., Ducrocq, V., Coulter, C., Harper, D.B., Murrell, J.C. and Oremland, R.S. (2005) Aminobacter ciceronei sp. nov. and Aminobacter lissarensis sp. nov., isolated from various terrestrial environments. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55, 1827-1832.

 

Warner, K.L., Larkin, M.J., Harper, D.B., Murrell, J.C. and McDonald, I.R. (2005) Analysis of genes involved in methyl halide degradation in Aminobacter lissarensis CC495. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 251, 45-51.

 

Theisen, A.R. and Murrell. J.C. (2005) Facultative methanotrophs revisited. Journal of Bacteriology, 187, 4303-4305.

 

Lin, J.-L., Joye, S.B., Scholten, J.C.M., Schäfer, H., McDonald, I.R and Murrell, J.C. (2005) Analysis of methane monooxygenase genes in Mono Lake suggests that increased methane oxidation activity may correlate with a change in methanotroph community structure. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71, 6458-6462.

 

Theisen, A.R., Ali, M.H., Radajewski, S., Dumont, M.G., Dunfield, P.F., McDonald, I.R., Dedysh, S.N., Miguez, C.B. and Murrell, J.C. (2005). Regulation of methane oxidation in the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris BL2. Molecular Microbiology, 58, 682-692.

 

Jamshad, M., De Marco, P., Pacheco, C.C., Hanczar, T. And Murrell, J.C. (2006) Identification, mutagenesis and transcriptional analysis of the methanesulfonate transport operon of Methylosulfonomonas methylovora. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72, 276-283.

 

McDonald, IR, Miguez, C., Rogge, G., Bourque, D., Wendlandt, KD., Groleau, D. & Murrell, J.C. (2006). Diversity of soluble methane monooxygenase-containing methanotrophs isolated from polluted environments. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 255, 225-232.

 

Berven, FS., Karlsen, OA., Straume, AH., Flikka, K., Murrell, JC., Fjellbirkeland, A., Lillehaug, I., Eidhammer, I. and Jensen, HB. (2006) Analysing the outer membrane subproteome of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) using proteomics and novel biocomputing tools. Archives of Microbiology, 184, 362-377.

 

Dumont, MG., Neufeld, JD. and Murrell, JC. (2006) (Editorial Commentary). Isotopes as tools for microbial ecologists. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 17, 57-58.

 

Neufeld, JD., Dumont, MG., Vorha, J. and Murrell, JC. (2007). Methodological considerations for the use of stable isotope probing in microbial ecology. Microbial Ecology, 53, 435-442.

 

Dumont, MG, Radajewski, S.M., Miguez, C., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2006) Identification of a complete methane monooxygenase operon from soil by combining stable isotope probing and metagenomic analysis. Environmental Microbiology, 8, 1240-1250.

 

Ali, H., Scanlan, J., Dumont, M.G. and Murrell, J.C. (2006) Duplication of soluble methane monooxygenase genes in Methylosinus sporium and mutational analysis of the mmo operon. Microbiology, 152, 2931-2942.

 

Jamshad, M., Murrell, J.C. and Fulop, V (2007) Purification and crystallization of the hydroxylase component of the methanesulfonate monooxygenase from Methylosulfonomonas methylovora. Protein Expression and Purification, 52, 472-477.

 

Cebron, A., Bodrossy, L., Stralis-Pavese,N., Singer, A.C., Thompson, I. Prosser, J.I., and Murrell, J.C. (2007) Nutrient amendments in soil DNA stable isotope probing experiments reduce the observed methanotroph diversity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 798-807.

 

Schäfer, H., Miller, L.G., Oremland, R.S. and Murrell, J.C. (2007) Bacterial cycling of methyl halides. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 61, 307-346.

 

Neufeld, J.D., Vohra, J., Dumont, M.G., Lueders,T., Manefield, M., Friedrich,M.W. and Murrell, J.C. (2007) DNA stable isotope probing. Nature Protocols, 2, 860-866.

 

Neufeld, J.D., Wagner, M and Murrell, J.C. (2007). Who eats what, where and when? Isotope-labelling experiments of complex microbial communities are coming of age. ISME Journal, 1, 103-110.

 

Singh, B.K., Tate, K.R., Kolipaka, G., Hedley, C.B., Macdonald, C.A., Millard, P. and Murrell, J.C. (2007) Effect of afforestation and reforestation of pastures on the activity and population dynamics of methanotrophic bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 5153-5161.

 

Borodina, E., Nichol, T., Dumont, M.G., Smith, T.J. and Murrell, J.C. (2007) Exploring the basis of catalystic versatility in soluble methane monooxygenase: mutagenesis of the “leucine gate”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 6460-6467.

 

Chen, Y., Dumont, M.G., Cebron, A. and Murrell, J.C. (2007) . Identification of active methanotrophs in a landfill cover soil through detection of expression of 16S rRNA and functional genes Environmental Microbiology, 9, 2855-2869.

 

Cebron, A., Bodrossy, L., Chen, Y., Singer, A.C., Thompson, I.P., Prosser, J.I. and Murrell, J.C. (2007) Identity of active methanotrophs in landfill cover soil as revealed by DNA stable isotope probing. FEMS Micro Ecol 62, 12-23.

 

Neufeld, J.D and Murrell, J.C. (2007) Witnessing the last supper of uncultivated microbial cells with Raman-FISH. ISME Journal, 1, 269-270.

 

Neufeld, J.D., Schäfer, H., Cox, M.J., Boden, R., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (2007). Stable-isotope probing implicates Methylophaga spp. and novel Gammaproteobacteria in marine methanol and methylamine metabolism. ISME Journal 1, 480-491.

 

1996 – 2000

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Murrell, J. C., Holmes, A. J., McDonald, I. and Kenna, E. M. (1996) Molecular ecology of methanotrophs. In: The Microbiology of Atmospheric Trace Gases; Sources, Sinks and Global Change Processes. NATO ASI Series. Springer-Verlag. Murrell, J. C. and Kelly, D. P. (eds.) pp. 135-152.

 

Murrell, J. C., Higgins, T. and Kelly, D. P. (1996) Bacterial utilisation of methanesulfonate. In: The Microbiology of Atmospheric Trace Gases; Sources, Sinks and Global Change Processes. NATO ASI Series. Springer-Verlag. Murrell, J. C. and Kelly, D. P. (eds.) pp.243-253.

 

Murrell, J. C. and Holmes, A. J. (1996)Molecular biology of particulate methane monoxygenase. In: Microbial Growth on C1 Compounds. Kluwer, Amsterdam. Lidstrom, M. E. and Tabita, F. R. (eds.).pp. 133-140.

 

Kelly, D. P. and Murrell, J. C. (1996) Metabolism of methanesulfonate. In: Microbial Growth on C1 Compounds. Kluwer, Amsterdam. Lidstrom, M. E. and Tabita, F. R. (eds.) pp. 33-40.

 

Murrell, J.C., Owens, N.J.P. and Holmes, A.J. (1996) Molecular analysis of enrichment cultures of marine methane oxidising bacteria. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 203, 27-38.

 

Higgins, T., Davey, M., Trickett, J., Kelly, D.P. and Murrell, J.C. (1996) Metabolism of methanesulphonate involves a multi-component monooxygenase. Microbiology, 142, 251-260.

 

Murrell, J. C. (1996) Bacterial degradation of methanesulfonic acid: a missing link in the global biogeochemical sulfur cycle. Nippon Nogeikagu Kaishi-Journal of the Japan Society for Bioscience Biotechnology and Agrochemistry 70, 611-612.

 

McDonald, I., Hall, G. H., Pickup, R. W. and Murrell, J.C. (1996) Methane oxidation potential and preliminary molecular analysis of methanotrophs in blanket peat bog using molecular ecology techniques. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 21, 197-211.

 

McDonald, I. R., Kelly, D. P. Murrell, J. C. and Wood, A. P. (1997). Taxonomic relationships of Thiobacillus aquaesulis, T. halophilus and other species of Thiobacillus, as determined using 16S rDNA sequencing. Arch. Microbiol.166, 394-398 .

 

Holmes, A. J. Kelly, D. P., Baker, S.C., Thompson, A. S., De Marco, P., Kenna, E. M. and Murrell, J.C. (1997). Methylosulfonomonas methylovora gen. nov. and Marinosulfonomonas methylotropha gen. nov.: novel methylotrophs able to grow on methanesulfonic acid. Arch. Microbiol. 167, 46-53.

 

Higgins, T. P., De Marco, P. and Murrell, J. C. (1997) Purification and molecular characterisation of the electron transfer protein of methanesulfonate monooxygenase. J. Bacteriol.179, 1974-1979.

 

Ritchie, D.A., Edwards, C., McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (1997) Detection of methanogens and methanotrophs in natural environments. Global Change Biology, 3, 339-350.

 

McDonald, I., Holmes, A.J., Kenna, E. M. and Murrell, J.C. (1997) Molecular Methods for the detection of methane-oxidizing bacteria. Methods in Molecular Biotechnology, Vol. 2: Bioremediation Protocols (D. Sheenan; Ed.) pp 111-126. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.

 

McDonald, I. R., Uchiyama, H., Kambe, S. Yagi, O. and Murrell, J.C. (1997) The soluble methane monooxygenase gene cluster of the trichloroethylene degrading methanotroph Methylocystis sp. strain M. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63, 1898-1904.

 

McDonald, I. R. and Murrell, J.C. (1997) The methanol dehydrogenase structural gene mxaF and its use as a functional gene probe for methanotrophs and methylotrophs. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63, 3218-3224.

 

Nielsen, A. K., Gerdes, K. and Murrell, J. C. (1997) Copper-dependent reciprocal transcriptional regulation of methane monooxygenase genes in Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Molecular Microbiol. 25, 399-409.

 

Bodrossy, L., Holmes, E.M., Holmes, A.J., Kovacs, K.L. and Murrell, J.C. (1997) Analysis of 16S rDNA and methane monooxygenase gene sequences reveals a novel group of thermotolerant and thermophilic methanotrophs, Methylocaldum gen. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 168, 493-503.

 

Wood, A.P., Kelly, D.P., McDonald, I.R., Jordan, S.L.,Morgan, T.D., Kahn, S., Murrell, J.C. and Borodina, E. (1998) A novel pink-pigmented facultative methylotroph, Methylobacterium thiocyanatum sp. nov. capable of growth on thiocyanate or cyanate as sole nitrogen sources. Arch. Microbiol.169, 148-158.

 

Lloyd, J S, Bhambra, A., Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H (1997). Inactivation of the regulatory protein B of soluble methane monooxygenase from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) by proteolysis can be overcome by a Gly to Gln modification. Eur. J . Biochem. 248, 72-79.

 

Edwards, C., Hales, B.A., Hall, G.H., McDonald, I.R., Murrell, J.C., Pickup, R.W., Ritchie, D.A., Saunders, J.R., Simon, B.M. and Upton, M. (1998). Microbial processes in the terrestrial carbon cycle: methane cycling in peat. Atmospheric Environment 32, 3247-3255.

 

Jordan, S.L., McDonald, I.R., Kraizkeiwicz-Doujat, A.J., Kelly, D.P., Rainey, F.R., Murrell, J.C. and Wood, A.P. (1997) Autotrophic growth on carbon disulfide is a property of novel strains of Paracoccus denitrificans. Arch. Microbiol. 168, 225-236.

 

McDonald, I R and Murrell, J C (1997) The particulate methane monooxygenase gene pmoA and its use as a functional gene probe for methanotrophs. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 156, 205-210.

 

Lloyd, J.S., Dalton, H and Murrell, J.C. Microbiology (1999).Heterologous expression of soluble methane monooxygenase encoding genes from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Microbiology 145, 461-470.

 

McDonald, I.R. and Murrell, J.C. (1999). Methanotrophs. In: The encyclopaedia of bioprocess technology : fermentation, biocatalysis and bioseparation. Flickinger, M.C. and Drew, S.W. (Eds), John Wiley and Sons, New York pp1732-1742.

 

Murrell, J.C., McDonald, I.R. and Bourne, D.G. (1998). Molecular methods for the study of methanotroph ecology. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 27, 103-114.

 

McDonald, I.R., Bourne, D.G. and Murrell, J.C. (1999). Molecular ecology of methane oxidising bacteria. In: Recent Research Developments in Microbiology. Stormer, F.C. and Levin, R.E. (Eds), Research Signpost, India.

 

W. Reichenbecher, P. De Marco, J. Scanlan, N. Baxter and J. C. Murrell. (1999) MSA Monooxygenase; an enzyme from terrestrial and marine bacteria which degrades the natural sulfonate methanesulfonate. In: Novel Approaches for Bioremediation of Organic Pollution. pp. 29-37. Fass et al. (Eds) Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

 

Bodrossy, L., Kovacs, K., McDonald, I.R and Murrell, J.C. (1999) A novel, thermophilic methane-oxidising gamma-Proteobacterium. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 170, 335-340.

 

Smith, T.J., Lloyd, J.S., Gallagher, S.C. Fosdike, W.L.J., Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H. (1999). Heterologous expression of alkene monooxygenase from Rhodococcus rhodochrous B-276. European. J. Biochem. 260, 446-453.

 

De Marco, P., Moradas-Ferreira, P., Higgins, T.P., McDonald, I.R., Kenna, E.M. and Murrell, J.C.(1999) Molecular analysis of a novel methanesulfonic acid monooxygenase from the methylotroph Methylosulfonomonas methylovora. J. Bacteriol. 181, 2244-2251.

 

Lloyd, J.S., De Marco, P., Dalton, H. and Murrell, J.C. (1999) Heterologous expression of soluble methane monooxygenase genes in methanotrophs containing only particulate methane monooxygenase Arch. Microbiol. 171, 364-370.

 

79. McDonald, I.R., Upton, M., Hall, G., Pickup, R.W., Edwards, C., Saunders, J.R., Ritchie, D.A. and Murrell, J.C. (1999). Molecular ecological analysis of methanogens and methanotrophs in blanket bog peat. Microbial Ecology, 38, 225-233.

 

80. Reichenbecher, W and Murrell, J.C. (1999) Linear alkanesulfonates as carbon and energy sources for Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Arch. Microbiol.171, 430-438.

 

81. Holmes, A.J., Roslev, P., McDonald, I.R., Iversen, N., Henriksen, K. and Murrell, J.C. (1999). Characterisation of methanotrophic bacterial populations in soils showing atmospheric methane uptake. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65, 3312-3318.

 

Murrell, J.C. and McDonald, I.R. (2000) Methylotrophs. Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3: 245-255. Academic Press, New York.

 

Bourne, D., Holmes, A.J. Iversen, N. and Murrell, J.C. (2000) Fluorescent oligonucleotide rDNA probes for specific detection of methane oxidising bacteria. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 31, 29-38.

 

Kelly, D.P. and Murrell, J.C.(1999) Microbial metabolism of methanesulfonic acid. Arch. Microbiol. 172, 341-348.

 

Reichenbecher, W., Kelly, D.P and Murrell, J.C. (1999) Desulfonation of propanesulfonic acid by Comamonas acidovorans strain P53: evidence for an alkanesulfonate sulfonatase and an atypical sulfite dehydrogenase. Arch. Microbiol. 172, 387-392 .

 

De Marco, P, Murrell, JC, Bordalo, AA and Moradas-Ferreira, P (2000) Isolation and characterisation of two new MSA-degrading bacterial isolates from a Portuguese soil sample. Arch. Microbiol. 173, 146-153.

 

87. Radajewski, S., Ineson, P., Parekh, NR and Murrell, J.C. (2000) Stable isotope probing as a tool in microbial ecology. Nature, 403, 646-649.

 

Murrell, JC, Gilbert, B and McDonald, IR (2000) Molecular biology and regulation of methane monooxygenase. Archives of Microbiology 173, 325-332.

 

Gilbert, B., McDonald, IR., Finch, R., Stafford, GP., Nielsen, AK and Murrell, JC (2000) Molecular analysis of the pmo (particulate methane monooxygenase operons from two Type II methanotrophs. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 66, 966-975.

 

Jensen, S., Holmes, A.J., Olsen, RA. and Murrell, J.C. (2000) Detection of methane oxidising bacteria in forest soil by monooxygenase PCR amplification. Microbial Ecology, 39, 282-289.

 

Fjellbirkeland, A., Bemanian, V., McDonald, I.R., Murrell, J.C. and Jensen, H.B. (2000). Molecular analysis of an outer membrane protein, MopB, of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and structural comparisons with proteins of the OmpA family. Archives of Microbiology, 173, 346-351.

 

Murrell, JC. McDonald, I.R. and Gilbert, B. (2000) Regulation of methane monooxygenase genes by copper ions.Trends in Microbiology, 8, 221-225.

 

Reichenbecher, W and Murrell, JC (2000) Purification and partial characterisation of the hydroxylase component of the methanesulfonic acid monooxygenase from Methylosulfonomonas methylovora strain M2. Eur. J. Biochem. 267, 4763-4769.

 

McDonald, IR, Doronina, NV, Trotsenko, YA, McAnulla, C and Murrell, JC (2001) Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum sp. Nov., Methylobacterium chloromethanicum sp. Nov., chloromethane utilising bacteria isolated from a polluted environment. Int. J. System. Evolut. Microbiol. 51, 119-122.

 

Radajewski, S. and Murrell, J.C. (2001) Stable isotope probing for detection of methanotrophs after enrichment with 13CH4. In: Methods in Molecular Biology, 179, Gene Probes: Principles and Protocols (M. Aquino de Muro and R. Rapley; Eds.) pp.149-157. Humana Press, NJ, USA.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Radajewski, S. (2000) Cultivation-independent techniques for studying methanotroph ecology. Research in Microbiology, 151, 1-8.

 

McAnulla, C., Woodall, C.A., McDonald, I.R., Studer, A., Vuilleumier, S., Leisinger, T. and Murrell, J.C. (2001) The chloromethane utilisation gene cluster from Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum strain CM2 and development of functional gene probes to detect halomethane degrading bacteria. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 67, 307-316.

 

Figueira, M. M., Laramee, L., Murrell, J.C., Groleau, D. and Miguez, C.B. (2000) Production of green fluorescent protein by the methylotrophic bacterium Methylobacterium extorquens. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 193, 195-200.

 

1983 – 1995

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Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H. (1983). Purification and properties of glutamine synthetase from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). J. Gen. Microbiol. 129, 1187-1196.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H. (1983). Ammonia assimilation in Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and other obligate methanotrophs. J. Gen. Microbiol. 129, 1197-1206.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H. (1983). Nitrogen fixation in obligate methanotrophs. J. Gen. Microbiol. 129, 3481-3486.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Lidstrom, M.E. (1983). Nitrogen metabolism in Xanthobacter H4-14. Arch. Microbiol. 136 219-221.

 

Lidstrom, M.E., Murrell, J.C. and Toukdarian, A.E. (1985). Dinitrogen fixation in methylotrophic bacteria. In: Nitrogen Fixation and CO2 Metabolism. P.W. Ludden and J.E. Burris (Eds). Elsevier, pp 245-251.

 

Oakley, C.J. and Murrell, J.C. (1988). nifH genes in the obligate methane oxidizing bacteria. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 49, 53-57.

 

Murrell, J.C. (1988). The rapid switch-off of nitrogenase activity in obligate methane-oxidizing bacteria. Arch. Microbiol. 150, 489-495.

 

Murrell, J.C. (1988). The rapid switch-off of nitrogenase in obligate methane oxidizing bacteria. In: Nitrogen Fixation: Hundred Years After. H. Bothe, F. de Bruijn and W. Newton (Eds). Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart. pp 284.

 

Woods, N.R. and Murrell, J.C. (1989). The metabolism of propane in Rhodococcus rhodochrous PNKb1. J. Gen. Microbiol. 135, 2335-2344.

 

Stainthorpe, A.C., Murrell, J.C., Salmond, G.P.C., Dalton, H. and Lees, V. (1989). Molecular analysis of methane monooxygenase from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). Arch. Microbiol. 152, 154-159.

 

Ashraf, W. and Murrell, J.C. (1990). Purification and characterization of a NAD+- dependent secondary alcohol dehydrogenase from propane-grown Rhodococcus rhodochrous PNKb1. Arch. Microbiol. 153, 163-168.

 

Ashraf, W. and Murrell, J.C. (1990). Propane-specific alcohol dehydrogenase from Rhodococcus rhodochrous PNKb1. Methods in Enzymology 188, Hydrocarbons and Methylotrophy (M.E. Lidstrom, Ed), 21-26.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Ashraf, W. (1990). Cell-free assay methods for enzymes of propane utilization. Methods in Enzymology 188, Hydrocarbons and Methylotrophy (M.E. Lidstrom, Ed). 26-32.

 

Cardy, D.L.N. and Murrell, J.C. (1990). Cloning, sequencing and expression of the glutamine synthetase structural gene (glnA) from the obligate methanotroph Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). J. Gen. Microbiol. 136, 343-352.

 

Woods, N.R. and Murrell, J.C. (1990). Epoxidation of gaseous alkenes by a Rhodococcus sp. Biotechnol. Letts. 12, 409-414.

 

Stainthorpe, A.C., Lees, V., Salmond, G.P.C., Dalton, H. and Murrell, J.C. (1990). Screening of obligate methanotrophs for soluble methane monooxygenase genes. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 70, 211-216.

 

Stainthorpe, A.C., Lees, V., Salmond, G.P.C., Dalton, H. and Murrell, J.C. (1990). The methane monooxygenase gene cluster of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). Gene 91, 27-34.

 

Pilkington, S.J., Salmond, G.P.C., Murrell, J.C. and Dalton, H. (1990). Identification of the gene encoding the regulatory protein B of soluble methane monooxygenase. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 72, 345-348.

 

Cardy, D.L.N., Laidler, V., Salmond, G.P.C. and Murrell, J.C. (1991). Molecular analysis of the methane monooxygenase (MMO) gene cluster of Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Molecular Microbiol. 5, 335-342.

 

Oakley, C.J. and Murrell, J.C. (1991). Cloning of nitrogenase structural genes from the obligate methanotroph Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 78, 121-126.

 

Baker, S.C., Kelly, D.P. and Murrell, J.C. (1991). Microbial degradation of methane sulphonic acid: the missing link in the biogeochemical sulphur cycle. Nature 350, 627-628.

 

Murrell, J.C. (1991). The genetics and molecular biology of obligate methane oxidizing bacteria. In: The Methane and Methanol Utilisers. J.C. Murrell and H. Dalton (Eds). Biotechnology Handbooks, Volume 5 (Series editors T. Atkinson and R.F. Sherwood). Plenum, New York, pp 115-148.

 

Hart, A., Murrell, J.C., Poole, R.K. and Norris, P.R. (1991). An acid-stable cytochrome in iron-oxidizing Leptospirillum ferrooxidans. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 81, 89-94.

 

Cardy, D.L.N., Laidler, V., Salmond, G.P.C. and Murrell, J.C. (1991). The methane monooxygenase gene cluster of Methylosinus trichosporium. Cloning and sequencing of the mmoC gene. Arch. Microbiol. 156, 477-483.

 

Lees, V., Owens, N.J.P. and Murrell, J.C. (1991). Nitrogen metabolism in marine methanotrophs. Arch. Microbiol. 157, 60-65.

 

DiSpirito, A.A., Gulledge, J., Murrell, J.C., Shiemke, A.K., Lidstrom, M.E., Foster, A. and Krema, C.L. (1992). Trichloroethylene oxidation by the membrane associated methane monooxygenase in Type I, Type II and Type X methanotrophs. Biodegradation, 2, 151-164.

 

Murrell, J.C. (1992). Genetics and molecular biology of methanotrophs. FEMS Microbiol. Revs. 88, 233-248.

 

Ashraf, W. and Murrell, J.C. (1992). Genetic, biochemical and immunological evidence for the involvement of two alcohol dehydrogenases in the metabolism of propane by Rhodococcus rhodochrous PNKb1. Arch. Microbiol. 157, 488-492.

 

West, C.A., Salmond, G.P.C., Dalton, H. and Murrell, J.C. (1992). Functional expression in Escherichia coli of proteins B and C from soluble methane monooxygenase of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). J. Gen. Microbiol. 138, 1301-1307.

 

Murrell, J.C., McGowan, V. and Cardy, D.L.N. (1992). Detection of methylotrophic bacteria in natural samples by molecular probing techniques. Chemosphere 26, 1-11.

 

Murrell, J.C. (1993). Molecular biology of methane oxidation. In: Microbial Growth on C1 Compounds. J.C. Murrell and D.P. Kelly (Eds.). Intercept, Andover. pp 109-120.

 

Kelly, D.P., Baker, S.C., Trickett, J., Davey, M. and Murrell, J.C. (1994). Methanesulphonate utilization by a novel methylotrophic bacterium involves an unusual monooxygenase. Microbiology 140, 1419-1426.

 

Ashraf, W., Mihdhir, A. and Murrell, J.C. (1994). Bacterial oxidation of propane. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 122, 1-6.

 

Murrell, J.C. (1994). Molecular genetics of methane oxidation. Biodegradation 5, 145-159.

 

Burton, N. P., Gibson, F. E., Murrell, J. C. and Norris, P. R. (1994). Development of genetics for moderately thermophilic, mineral oxidizing bacteria. In: Proc. 6th European Congress on Biotechnology (Albergihina, L. et al., eds.) Elsevier. pp. 1169-1172.

 

McDonald, I.R., Kenna, E.M. and Murrell, J.C. (1995). Detection of methanotrophic bacteria in environmental samples using the polymerase chain reaction. Appl. Env. Micro. 61, 116-121.

 

Martin, H and Murrell, J.C. (1995) Marker exchange mutagenesis for the construction of methane oxidation mutants. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 127, 243-248.

 

Thompson, A., Owens, N.J.P. and Murrell, J.C. (1995) Isolation and characterization of marine methanesulphonate degrading bacteria. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 61, 2388-2393.

 

Semrau, J.D., Chistoserdov, A., Lebron, J., Costello, A., Davagnino, J., Kenna, E., Holmes, A.J., Finch, R., Murrell, J.C. and Lidstrom, M.E. (1995). Particulate methane monooxygenase genes in methanotrophs. J. Bacteriol. 177, 3071-3079.

 

Holmes, A.J., Owens, N.J.P. and Murrell, J.C. (1995) Detection of novel marine methanotrophs using phylogenetic and functional gene probes after methane enrichment. Microbiology 141, 1947-1955.

 

Hunt, J.R., Carter, A.S., Murrell, J.C., Dalton H., Hallinan, K.O., Crout, D.H.G., Holt, R.A. and Crosby, J. (1995). Yeast catalysed reduction of -keto ester.
Factors affecting whole-cell catalytic activity and stereoselectivity. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 12, 159-178.

 

Hallinan, K.O., Crout, D.H.G., Hunt, J.R., Carter, A.S., Dalton, H. Murrell, J.C., Holt, R.A. and Crosby, J. (1995). Yeast catalysed reduction of -keto esters. 2. Optimization of the stereospecific reduction by Zygosaccharomyces rouxii. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 12, 179-191.

 

Holmes, A.J., Costello, A., Lidstrom, M E and Murrell, J C (1995) Evidence that particulate methane monooxygenase and ammonia monooxygenase are evolutionarily related enzymes. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 132, 203-208.

 

Murrell, J.C. and Holmes, A.J. (1995). Molecular ecology of marine methane-oxidizing bacteria. In: Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Microbes, NATO ASI Series, I. Joint (Ed.), Springer-Verlag. pp.365-390.

 

Norris, P.R., Murrell, J.C. and Hinson, D. (1995) The potential for diazotrophy in iron- and sulphur- oxidizing, acidophilic bacteria. Arch. Microbiol. 164, 294-300.

 

Bodrossy, L., Murrell, J. C., Dalton, Puskas, H., Kalman, M.L. and Kovacs, K. L. (1995) Heat tolerant methanotrophic bacteria from the hot water effluent of a natural gas field. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 61, 3549-3555.

 

Nielsen, A., Gerdes, K., Degn, H. and Murrell, J.C. (1995) Regulation of bacterial methane oxidation: transcription of the soluble methane monooxygenase operon of Methylococcus capsulatus is regulated by copper ions. Microbiology 142, 1289-1296.

 

Books Edited

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An Introduction to Genetic Engineering. L.M. Roberts and J.C. Murrell (Editors). University of Warwick Press, 1987. 118 pages.

 

Understanding Genetic Engineering. J.C. Murrell and L.M. Roberts (Editors). Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1989. 132 pages (ISBN 0-470-21453-8).

 

Methane and Methanol Utilisers. J.C. Murrell and H. Dalton (Editors). Biotechnology Handbooks (Series editors T. Atkinson and R.F. Sherwood); Volume 5. Plenum, New York, 1992. 286 pages (ISBN 0-306 43878-X).

 

Microbial Growth on C1 Compounds. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium. J.C. Murrell and D.P. Kelly (Editors). Intercept, Andover, Hants. 1993. 520 pages (ISBN 0-946707-54-5).

 

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering (2nd Edition). J.C. Murrell and L.M. Roberts (Editors). University of Warwick, 1994. 238 pages. (ISBN 0-13-933854-3).

 

Microbiology of Atmospheric Trace Gases; Sources, Sinks and Role in Global Change Processes. NATO Advanced Research Workshop Proceedings. J. C. Murrell and D. P. Kelly (Eds.) Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 1996. 300 pages. (ISBN 3-540-60612-2).

 

Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Analytical Biotechnology Special Issue, Volume 17 (1) February 2006. Guest Editors Jan Roelof van der Meer and J Colin Murrell.

 

Environmental Microbiology Reports. Special Issue: The Methane Cycle, Volume 1, 275-468. October 2009. Editors: J.C. Murrell & M.S.M. Jetten.

 

Stable Isotope Probing and Related Technologies. American Society for Microbiology Press. J C Murrell & A S Whiteley (Editors) 334 pages; ISBN 978-1-55581-537-0. January 2011.