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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: University of Arizona: Gene Enhanced Remediation of Co-Contaminated Soils

Superfund Research Program

Gene Enhanced Remediation of Co-Contaminated Soils

Project Leaders: Christopher G. Rensing, Ian L. Pepper
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 1995-2005

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Publications

2009

2006

  • Qin J, Rosen BP, Zhang Y, Wang G, Franke S, Rensing CG. 2006. Arsenic detoxification and evolution of trimethylarsine gas by a microbial arsenite S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(7):2075-2080. PMID:16452170

2004

  • Grass G, Thakali K, Klebba PE, Thieme D, Muller A, Wildner GF, Rensing CG. 2004. Linkage between catecholate siderophores and the multicopper oxidase CueO in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 186(17):5826-5833. PMID:15317788

2003

  • Aposhian HV, Morgan DL, Queen HS, Maiorino RM, Aposhian MM. 2003. Vitamin C, glutathione, or lipoic acid did not decrease brain or kidney mercury in rats exposed to mercury vapor. Journal of Toxicology and Clinical Toxicology 41(4):339-347. PMID:12870874
  • Legatzki A, Grass G, Anton A, Rensing CG, Nies DH. 2003. Interplay of the Czc system and two P-type ATPases in conferring metal resistance to Ralstonia metallidurans. J Bacteriol 185(15):4354-4361. PMID:12867443
  • Loffredo CA, Aposhian HV, Cebrian ME, Yamauchi H, Silbergeld EK. 2003. Variability in human metabolism of arsenic. Environ Res 92(2):85-91. PMID:12854687
  • Marnell LL, Garcia-Vargas GG, Chowdhury UK, Zakharyan RA, Walsh B, Avram MD, Kopplin MJ, Cebrian ME, Silbergeld EK, Aposhian HV. 2003. Polymorphisms in the human monomethylarsonic acid (MMA V) reductase/hGSTO1 gene and changes in urinary arsenic profiles. Chem Res Toxicol 16(12):1507-1513. PMID:14680363
  • Rensing CG, Grass G. 2003. Escherichia coli mechanisms of copper homeostasis in a changing environment. FEMS Microbiol Rev 27(2-3):197-213. PMID:12829268
  • Shen J, Hsu C, Kang B, Rosen BP, Bhattacharjee H. 2003. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae Arr4p is involved in metal and heat tolerance. Biometals 16(3):369-378. PMID:12680698
  • Stauber CE. 2003. Soil Microbial Community Response to Metal Stress: An Indication of Long-Term Exposure and Adaption. .

2002

  • Gentry TJ, Grass G, Rensing CG, Pepper IL. 2002. Development of a GFP-Reporter System to Detect pJP4 Pasmid Transfer in Soil. In: Proceedings of The 102nd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 19-23. Salt Lake, UT.
  • Gentry TJ, Pepper IL. 2002. Enhanced Degradation of 2-, 3-, and 4-Chlorobenzoate in Two Soils Through Bioaugmentation with Activated Soil. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program Annual Meeting, November 3-6, 2002. Tucson, AZ.
  • Gentry TJ, Pepper IL. 2002. GFP-Labeled Plasmid for Monitoring Horizontal Gene Transfer in Soil. In: Agronomy Abstracts. ASA (American Society of Agronomy). Madison, WI.
  • Grass G, Wong MD, Rosen BP, Smith RL, Rensing CG. 2002. ZupT is a Zn(II) uptake system in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 184(3):864-866. PMID:11790762
  • Lee SM, Grass G, Rensing CG, Barrett SR, Yates CJ, Stoyanov JV, Brown NL. 2002. The Pco proteins are involved in periplasmic copper handling in Escherichia coli. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 295(3):616-620. PMID:12099683
  • Liu J, Zheng B, Aposhian HV, Zhou Y, Chen M, Waalkes MP. 2002. Chronic arsenic poisoning from burning high-arsenic-containing coal in Guizhou, China. Environ Health Perspect 110(2):119-122. PMID:11836136
  • Newby DT, Pepper IL. 2002. Dispersal of plasmid pJP4 in unsaturated and saturated 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid contaminated soil. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 39(2):157-164. PMID:19709195
  • Pepper IL, Gentry TJ, Newby DT, Roane TM, Josephson KL. 2002. The role of cell bioaugmentation and gene bioaugmentation in the remediation of co-contaminated soils. Environ Health Perspect 110(Suppl.6):943-946. PMID:12634123
  • Rensing CG, Newby DT, Pepper IL. 2002. The role of selective pressure and selfish DNA in horizontal gene transfer and soil microbial community adaptation. Soil Biol Biochem 34(3):285-296.
  • Roberts SA, Weichsel A, Grass G, Thakali K, Hazzard JT, Tollin G, Rensing CG, Montfort WR. 2002. Crystal structure and electron transfer kinetics of CueO, a multicopper oxidase required for copper homeostasis in Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99(5):2766-2771. doi:10.1073/pnas.052710499 PMID:11867755 PMCID:PMC122422

2001

  • Fan B, Grass G, Rensing CG, Rosen BP. 2001. Escherichia coli CopA-terminal Cys(X)2 Cys Motifs are not required for copper resistance or transport. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 286(2):414-418. PMID:11500054
  • Gentry TJ, Newby DT, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 2001. Soil microbial population dynamics following bioaugmentation with a 3-chlorobenzoate-degrading bacterial culture. Biodegradation 12(5):349-357. PMID:11998824
  • Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 2001. Population dynamics of microbes introduced into co-contaminated soil. In: Proceedings of the International Society of Microbial Ecology, August 26-31. Amsterdam,
  • Roane TM, Newby DT, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 2001. The role of cell bioaugmentation and gene bioaugmentation in the remediation of co-contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Conference on Aplication of Technology to Chemical Mixture Research, January 9-11. Fort Collins, CO.
  • Stauber CE, Pepper IL. 2001. Soil microbial community resonse to stress. An indication of long-term exposure and adaption. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Microbiology. pp.Q-216.

2000

  • Gentry TJ, Josephson KL, Newby DT, Pepper IL. 2000. Degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and 3-chlorobenzoic acid in two soils with variable organic matter content. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA. pp.Q-174.
  • Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 2000. Microbial dynamics in soil contaminated with cadmium and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA. pp.I-94.
  • Newby DT. 2000. An evaluation of soil bioaugmentation with microorganisms bearing plasmid pJP4: Plasmid dissemination and impact on remediation. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona.
  • Newby DT, Gentry TJ, Pepper IL. 2000. Comparison of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid degradation and plasmid transfer in soil resulting from bioaugmentation with two different pJP4 donors. Appl Environ Microbiol 66(8):3399-3407. PMID:10919798
  • Newby DT, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 2000. Detection and characterization of plasmid pJP4 transfer to indigenous soil bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol 66(1):290-296. PMID:10618238
  • Newby DT, Pepper IL. 2000. Plasmid pJP4 dispersal within unsaturated and saturated 2,4-D contaminated soil columns. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, May 21-25. Los Angeles, CA. pp.Q-245.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 2000. Microbial responses to environmentally toxic cadmium. Microb Ecol 38(4):358-364. PMID:10758182

1999

  • Marlowe EM. 1999. An evaluation of bacterial gene expression during the biodegradation of organic contaminants. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona.
  • Newby DT, Pepper IL. 1999. Evaluation of gene transfer as a mode of plasmid dispersal in 2,4-D contaminated soil. In: Proceedings of the 1999 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, May 24-27. St. Louis, MO.
  • Newby DT, Pepper IL. 1999. Plasmid pJP4 gene dispersal through unsaturated 2,4-D contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the 99th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1999. Role of microorganisms in metal transformation and remediation. In: Proceedings of the 1999 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, May 24-27. St. Louis, MO.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1999. Use of cadmium-resistant microorganisms in co-contaminated remediation. In: Proceedings of the 99th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Chicago, IL.

1998

  • Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 1998. Gene transfer of the large catabolic plasmid pJP4 to enhance remediation of organic and metal contaminated soil. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Halifax, Canada.
  • Newby DT, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 1998. Donor counter-selection enhances detection of plasmid pJP4 transfer. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Risk Considerations for Environmental Health and Safety. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Newby DT, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 1998. Enhanced detection of plasmid pJP4 transfer in 2,4-D contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the NIEHS/EPA (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/Environmental Protection Agency) Superfund Basic Research Program Meeting. Berkeley, CA.
  • Newby DT, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 1998. Enhanced detection of plasmid pJP4 transfer using donor counter-selection. In: Proceedings of the 98th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • Pepper IL. 1998. Influence of gene transfer on biodegradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Pepper IL. 1998. The role of gene transfer in remediation of contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Risk Considerations for Environmental Health and Safety. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Pepper IL, Roane TM. 1998. The role of introduced microbes in remediation of co-contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the Pacific Basin Conference on Hazardous Waste, Honolulu, Hawaii, 22-24 April, 1998. Honolulu, HI.
  • Roane TM, Josephson KL, Pepper IL. 1998. Co-inoculant microbial remediation of metal/organic contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the NIEHS/EPA (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/Environmental Protection Agency) Superfund Basic Research Program Meeting. Berkeley, CA.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1998. Microbial cooperation in the remediation of co-contaminated systems. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Halifax, Canada.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1998. Microbial remediation of soils co-contaminated with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and cadmium. In: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Research. Kansas City, MO. pp.343-356.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1998. The use of microbial metal-resistance in the bioremediation of metal/organic contaminated systems. In: Proceedings of the 98th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

1997

  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1997. Microbial remediation of soils co-contaminated with 2,-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and cadmium. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Microbiology. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1997. Microbially-induced biodegradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in the presence of cadmium in co-contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the International Biometals Symposium. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1996

  • DiGiovanni GD, Neilson JW, Pepper IL, Sinclair NA. 1996. Gene transfer of Alcaligenes eutrophus JMP134 plasmid pJP4 to indigenous soil recipients. Appl Environ Microbiol 62(7):2521-2526. PMID:8779592
  • Roane TM, Pepper IL. 1996. Long-term influences of metal contamination on soil microbial communities. In: Proceedings of the 95th General American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Washington, DC.
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