Van der Walt, Andries Johannes; Van Goethem, Marc W.; Ramond, Jean-Baptiste; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Reva, Oleg N.; Cowan, Don A.(BioMed Central, 2017-07-10)
BACKGROUND : Metagenomics allows unprecedented access to uncultured environmental microorganisms. The
analysis of metagenomic sequences facilitates gene prediction and annotation, and enables the assembly of draft
Van Goethem, Marc W.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Valverde, Angel; Cary, Stephen Craig; Cowan, Don A.(Oxford University Press, 2016-04)
Here we provide the first exploration of microbial diversity from three distinct Victoria Valley edaphic habitats, namely lithobionts (hypoliths, endoliths) and surface soils. Using a combination of terminal restriction ...
Van Goethem, Marc W.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Cowan, Don A.; Valverde, Angel(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2017-10-25)
Hypoliths, microbial assemblages found below translucent rocks, provide important
ecosystem services in deserts. While several studies have assessed microbial diversity
of hot desert hypoliths and whether these communities ...
Bezuidt, K.I.O. (Keoagile Ignatius Oliver); Gomri, Mohamed A.; Pierneef, Rian; Van Goethem, Marc W.; Kharroub, Karima; Cowan, Don A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.(Genomic Standards Consortium, 2016-09-09)
The members of the genus Thermoactinomyces are known for their protein degradative capacities. Thermoactinomyces
sp. strain AS95 is a Gram-positive filamentous bacterium, isolated from moderately saline water in the ...
Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Valverde, Angel; Velázquez, David; Gunnigle, Eoin; Van Goethem, Marc W.; Quesada, Antonio; Cowan, Don A.(Springer, 2015-04)
Polar Regions (continental Antarctica and the Arctic) are characterized by a
range of extreme environmental conditions, which impose severe pressures on biological
life. Polar cold-active cyanobacteria are uniquely adapted ...
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 ...
Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Van Goethem, Marc W.; Cowan, Don A.(Elsevier, 2016-04)
Global change is disproportionately affecting cold
environments (polar and high elevation regions), with
potentially negative impacts on microbial diversity and
functional processes. In most cold environments the
Van Goethem, Marc W.; Pierneef, Rian; Bezuidt, K.I.O. (Keoagile Ignatius Oliver); Van de Peer, Yves; Cowan, Don A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.(BioMed Central, 2018-02-23)
BACKGROUND : Soil bacteria naturally produce antibiotics as a competitive mechanism, with a concomitant evolution,
and exchange by horizontal gene transfer, of a range of antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Surveys of ...