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Person Details: Dr. Bradley M. Tebo

Superfund Research Program

Dr. Bradley M. Tebo

Oregon Health and Science University
Department of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems
OGI School of Science and Engineering
20000 NW Walker Rd.
Beaverton, Oregon 97006
Phone: 503-748-1992
Fax: 503-748-1464


Research Briefs




  • Geszvain K, McCarthy JK, Tebo BM. 2013. Elimination of manganese (II, III) oxidation in Pseudomonas putida GB-1 by a double knockout of two putative multicopper oxidase genes. Appl Environ Microbiol 79(1):357-366. doi:10.1128/aem.01850-12 PMID:23124227 PMCID:PMC3536112
  • Toyoda K, Tebo BM. 2013. The effect of Ca2+ ions and ionic strength on Mn(II) oxidation by spores of the marine Bacillus sp SG-1. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 101:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.10.008


  • Anderson CR, Davis RE, Bandolin NS, Baptista AM, Tebo BM. 2011. Analysis of in situ manganese(II) oxidation in the Columbia River and offshore plume: linking Aurantimonas and the associated microbial community to an active biogeochemical cycle. Environ Microbiol 13(6):1561-1576. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02462.x PMID:21418498
  • Brauer SL, Adams C, Kranzler K, Murphy D, Xu M, Zuber P, Simon HM, Baptista AM, Tebo BM. 2011. Culturable Rhodobacter and Shewanella species are abundant in estuarine turbidity maxima of the Columbia River. Environ Microbiol 13(3):589-603. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02360.x PMID:20977571


  • Anderson CR, Dick GJ, Chu M, Bräuer S, Cho J, Davis RE, Tebo BM. 2009. Aurantimonas manganoxydans, sp nov and Aurantimonas litoralis, sp nov: Mn(II) oxidizing representatives of a globally distributed clade of alpha-Proteobacteria from the order Rhizobiales. Geomicrobiol J 26(3):189-198. doi:10.1080/01490450902724840 PMID:19768133 PMCID:PMC2746641
  • Anderson CR, Johnson HA, Caputo N, Davis RE, Torpey JW, Tebo BM. 2009. Mn(II) oxidation is catalyzed by heme peroxidases in "Aurantimonas manganoxydans" strain SI85-9A1 and Erythrobacter sp strain SD-21. Appl Environ Microbiol 75(12):4130-4138. doi:10.1128/AEM.02890-08 PMID:19411418 PMCID:PMC2698374


  • Dick GJ, Podell S, Johnson HA, Rivera-Espinoza Y, Bernier-Latmani R, McCarthy JK, Torpey JW, Clement BG, Gaasterland T, Tebo BM. 2008. Genomic insights into Mn(II) oxidation by the marine alphaproteobacterium Aurantimonas sp strain SI85-9A1. Appl Environ Microbiol 74(9):2646-2658. doi:10.1128/AEM.01656-07 PMID:18344346 PMCID:PMC2394881
  • Dick GJ, Torpey JW, Beveridge TJ, Tebo BM. 2008. Direct identification of a bacterial manganese(II) oxidase, the multicopper oxidase MnxG, from spores of several different marine Bacillus species. Appl Environ Microbiol 74(5):1527-1534. PMID:18165363
  • Johnson HA, Tebo BM. 2008. In vitro studies indicate a quinone is involved in bacterial Mn(II) oxidation. Arch Microbiol 189(1):59-69. doi:10.1007/s00203-007-0293-y PMID:17673976 PMCID:PMC2721854


  • Bencheikh-Latmani R, Obraztsova AY, Mackey MR, Ellisman MH, Tebo BM. 2007. Toxicity of Cr(III) to Shewanella sp. strain MR-4 during Cr(VI) reduction. Environ Sci Technol 41(1):214-220. PMID:17265950
  • Murray KJ, Tebo BM. 2007. Cr(III) is indirectly oxidized by the Mn(II)-oxidizing bacterium Bacillus sp strain SG-1. Environ Sci Technol 41(2):528-533. PMID:17310717



  • Bencheikh-Latmani R, Obraztsova AY, Mackey MR, Ellisman MH, Tebo BM. 2005. Toxicity of uncomplexed trivalent chromium to Shewanella oneidensis MR-4 during Cr(VI) reduction. Environ Sci Technol
  • Bencheikh-Latmani R, Williams SM, Haucke L, Criddle CS, Wu L, Zhou J, Tebo BM. 2005. Global transcriptional profiling of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 during Cr(VI) and U(VI) reduction. Appl Environ Microbiol 71(11):7453-7460. doi:10.1128/AEM.71.11.7453-7460.2005 PMID:16269787 PMCID:PMC1287662
  • Murray KJ, Mozafarzadeh M, Tebo BM. 2005. Cr(III) oxidation and Cr toxicity in cultures of the manganese(II)-oxidizing Pseudomonas putida strain GB-1. Geomicrobiol J 22(2-3):151-159.
  • Tebo BM, Johnson HA, McCarthy JK, Templeton AS. 2005. Geomicrobiology of manganese(II) oxidation. Trends Microbiol 13(9):421-428. PMID:16054815


  • Tebo BM, Bargar JR, Clement BG, Dick GJ, Murray KJ, Parker D, Verity R, Webb SM. 2004. Biogenic manganese oxides: properties and mechanisms of formation. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 32:287-328.


  • Middleton SS, Bencheikh-Latmani R, Mackey MR, Ellisman MH, Tebo BM, Criddle CS. 2003. Cometabolism of Cr(VI) by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 produces cell-associated reduced chromium and inhibits growth. Biotechnol Bioeng 83(6):627-637. PMID:12889027


  • Francis CM, Tebo BM. 2002. Enzymatic manganese(II) oxidation by metabolically dormant spores of diverse Bacillus species. Appl Environ Microbiol 68(2):874-880. PMID:11823231 PMCID:PMC126666
  • Obraztsova AY, Francis CM, Tebo BM. 2002. Sulfur disproportionation by the facultative anaerobe Pantoea agglomerans SP1 as a mechanism for chromium(VI) reduction. Geomicrobiol J 19(1):121-132.


  • Francis CM, Co E, Tebo BM. 2001. Enzymatic manganese(II) oxidation by a marine alpha-proteobacterium. Appl Environ Microbiol 67(9):4024-4029. PMID:11526000 PMCID:PMC93124


  • Bargar JR, Tebo BM, Villinski JE. 2000. In situ characterization of Mn(II) oxidation by spores of the marine Bacillus sp. strain SG-1. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 64(16):2775-2778.
  • Tebo BM, Bargar JR, Villinski JE. 2000. Mechanisms of microbially mediated and abiotic Mn transformations in aquatic environments. In: Proceedings of the 1998 SSRL (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory ) Activity Report. Stanford University, CA.


  • Tebo BM, Bargar JR, Villinski JE. 1999. Bacterial Manganese(II) oxidation: Mechanisms of mineral formation. In: Proceedings of the National Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 30 - June 3, 1999. Chicago, IL.
  • Tebo BM, Bargar JR, Villinski JE. 1999. Mechanisms and products of bacterial Mn(II) oxidation. In: Proceedings of the Center for Environmental Biogeochemistry Summer Workshop, June 13-17. Princeton University, NJ.
  • Tebo BM, Bargar JR, Villinski JE. 1999. Mechanisms and products of bacterial Mn(II) oxidation: An X-ray absorption spectroscopy study. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, September 26-30. Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
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