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Project Publications: University of California-Berkeley: Microbial Communities that Bioremediate Chemical Mixtures

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Superfund Research Program

Microbial Communities that Bioremediate Chemical Mixtures

Project Leader: Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
Co-Investigator: Jillian F. Banfield
Grant Number: P42ES004705
Funding Period: 2017-2022

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  • Keren R, Meheust R, Santini JM, Thomas A, West-Roberts J, Banfield JF, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2022. Global genomic analysis of microbial biotransformation of arsenic highlights the importance of arsenic methylation in environmental and human microbiomes. CSBJ 20:559-572. doi:10.1016/j.csbj.2021.12.040
  • Yi S, Harding-Marjanovic KC, Houtz EF, Antell E, Olivares CI, Nichiporuk RV, Lavarone AT, Zhuang W, Field JA, Sedlak DL, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2022. Biotransformation of 6:2 fluorotelomer thioether amido sulfonate in aqueous film-forming foams under nitrate-reducing conditions. Environ Sci Technol 56(15):10646-10655. doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c00063 PMID:35861429



  • Gushgari-Doyle S, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2020. Effects of arsenic on trichloroethene-dechlorination activities of dehalococcoides mccartyi. Environ Sci Technol 54(2):1276-1285. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b06527 PMID:31913608


  • Escalas A, Hale L, Voordeckers JW, Yang Y, Firestone MK, Alvarez-Cohen L, Zhou J. 2019. Microbial functional diversity: From concepts to applications. Ecol Evol 9:12000-12016. doi:10.1002/ece3.5670
  • Mao X, Stenuit B, Tremblay J, Yu K, Tringe SG, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2019. Structural dynamics and transcriptomic analysis of dehalococcoides mccartyi within a TCE-Dechlorinating community in a completely mixed flow reactor. Water Res 158:146-156. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.04.038


  • Lavy A, Keren R, Yu K, Thomas BC, Alvarez-Cohen L, Banfield JF, Ilan M. 2018. A novel Chromatiales bacterium is a potential sulfide oxidizer in multiple orders of marine sponges. Environ Microbiol 20:800-814. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14013 PMID:29194919 PMCID:PMC5812793
  • Yi S, Harding-Marjanovic KC, Houtz EF, Gao Y, Lawrence JE, Nichiporuk RV, Iavarone A, Zhuang W, Field JA, Sedlak DL, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2018. Biotransformation of AFFF component 6:2 fluorotelomer thioether amido sulfonate generates 6:2 fluorotelomer thioether carboxylate under sulfate-reducing conditions. Environ Sci Technol Lett 5:283-288. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00148 PMID:30705920 PMCID:PMC6350918


  • Mao X, Polasko A, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2017. Effects of sulfate reduction on trichloroethene dechlorination by Dehalococcoides-containing microbial communities. Appl Environ Microbiol 83(8):e03384-16. doi:10.1128/AEM.03384-16 PMID:28159790 PMCID:PMC5377507
  • Men Y, Yu K, Baelum J, Gao Y, Tremblay J, Prestat E, Stenuit B, Tringe SG, Jansson J, Zhang T, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2017. Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses reveal the structure and dynamics of a dechlorinating community containing Dehalococcoides mccartyi and corrinoid-providing microorganisms under cobalamin-limited conditions. Appl Environ Microbiol 83(8):e03508-16. doi:10.1128/aem.03508-16 PMID:28188205 PMCID:PMC5377501
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