Zablocki, Olivier; Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Cowan, Don A.(American Society for Microbiology, 2016-02)
In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in the field of virus environmental
ecology. In marine ecosystems for example, viruses are now thought to play pivotal roles in
the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Guerrero, Leandro D.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Aislabie, Jackie M.; Cowan, Don A.(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-03)
Here, we present the draft genome sequence of Sphingobium sp. strain Ant17, an aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium
that was isolated from Antarctic oil-contaminated soil. An analysis of this genome can lead to insights ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Kramer, Rolf; Van Goethem, Marc W.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Hogg, Ian; Cowan, Don A.(BioMed Central, 2017-07-19)
BACKGROUND : The Antarctic continent is considered the coldest and driest place on earth with simple ecosystems,
devoid of higher plants. Soils in the ice-free regions of Antarctica are known to harbor a wide range ...
Segobola, Jane; Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Tsekoa, Tsepo; Konanani Rashamuse; Cowan, Don A.(Nature Publishing Group, 2018-01-08)
The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa is known for its unique
plant biodiversity. The potential presence of unique microbial and viral biodiversity associated with this
unique plant ...
Wei, Sean T.S.; Higgins, Colleen M.; Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Cowan, Don A.; Pointing, Stephen B.(Springer, 2015-02)
The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica support
extensive yet cryptic microbial communities but little
evidence for ‘top-down’ herbivory control. A question
therefore arises as to how standing microbial biomass is
Zablocki, Olivier; Van Zyl, Leonardo J.; Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Rubagotti, Enrico; Tuffin, Marla I.; Cary, Julie A.; Cowan, Don A.(American Society for Microbiology, 2014-11)
The metaviromes of two distinct Antarctic hyperarid desert soil communities have been characterized. Hypolithic communities,
cyanobacterium-dominated assemblages situated on the ventral surfaces of quartz pebbles embedded ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Edwards, Robert P.; Nash, John H.E.; Mahadevan, Padmanabhan; Seto, Donald; Ackermann, Hans-Wolfgang; Lavigne, Rob; Kropinski, Andrew M.(Elsevier, 2015-03)
Using a variety of genomic (BLASTN, ClustalW) and proteomic (Phage Proteomic Tree, CoreGenes) tools we have tackled the taxonomic status of members of the largest bacteriophage family, the Siphoviridae. In all over 400 ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Van Zyl, Leonardo J.; De Maayer, Pieter; Rubagotti, Enrico; Rybicki, Edward P.; Tuffin, Marla I.; Cowan, Don A.(Wiley-Blackwell, 2015-02)
Hypolithic microbial communities are specialized desert communities inhabiting the underside of translucent rocks where they are sheltered from harsh environmental conditions. Here, we present the first study of the viral ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Van Zyl, Leonardo J.; Cowan, Don A.; Trindade, Marla Iris(MDPI Publishing, 2016-01)
Viral communities of two different salt pans located in the Namib Desert, Hosabes and
Eisfeld, were investigated using a combination of multiple displacement amplification of metaviromic
DNA and deep sequencing, and ...
Zablocki, Olivier; Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Rubagotti, Enrico; Tuffin, Marla I.; Cowan, Don A.; Van Zyl, Lonnie; Cary, Stephen Craig(Taylor and Francis, 2014-12)
The metaviromes from 2 different
Antarctic terrestrial soil niches have
been analyzed. Both hypoliths (microbial
assemblages beneath transluscent rocks)
and surrounding open soils showed a
high level diversity of ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Krupovic, Mart; Knezevic, Petar; Ackermann, Hans-Wolfgang; Barylski, Jakub; Brister, J. Rodney; Clokie, Martha R.C.; Duffy, Siobain; Dutilh, Bas E.; Edwards, Robert A.; Enault, Francois; Jang, Ho Bin; Klumpp, Jochen; Kropinski, Andrew M.; Lavigne, Rob; Poranen, Minna M.; Prangishvili, David; Rumnieks, Janis; Sullivan, Matthew B.; Wittmann, Johannes; Oksanen, Hanna M.; Gillis, Annika; Kuhn, Jens H.(Springer, 2017-04)
The prokaryotic virus community is represented at the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) by the Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee. Since our last report , the committee composition has ...
Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Cowan, Don A.(American Society for Microbiology, 2014)
Viruses (including bacteriophages) are the most abundant biological entities on the planet.
As such, they are thought to have a major impact on all aspects of microbial community
structure and function. Despite this ...