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Fremin B.J., Bhatt A.S., Kyrpides N.C., Global Phage Small Open Reading Frame (GP-SmORF) Consortium. Thousands of small, novel genes predicted in global phage genomes Cell Reports Volume 39, Issue 12, June 2022

Miller T.E., Pastore A, Cuellar-Gempeler C., Canter E., Mason O.U. Effects of community richness and competitive asymmetry on protozoa evolution in Sarracenia purpurea leaves The American Naturalist Volume 200, Number 1 July 2022



Vogel M.A., Mason O.U., Miller T.E. Environmental stressors alter the composition of seagrass phyllosphere microbial communities Climate Change Ecology Volume 2 December 2021


Jurelevicius D., de Silva Pereira R., Faria de Mota F., Curry J.C., Cardoso de Oliveria I., Rosado A.S., Mason O.U., Jansson J.K., Seldin L. Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities across a transect from low to highly hydrocarbon-contaminated soils in King George Island, Maritime Antarctica Geobiology Volume 20 Issue 1 2021 September

Corianne T., Behzad M., Mason O.U. Ditching Nutrients: Roadside Drainage Networks are Hotspots for Microbial Nitrogen Removal.              Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 126:e2020JG006115.


#Vogel M.A., Mason O.U., Miller T.E. Composition of seagrass phyllosphere microbial communities suggests rapid environmental                      regulation of community structure. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2021 March; 97(3):fiab013.


Mason O.U., Chanton P., ##Knobbe L.N., Zaugg J., Mortazavi B. New Insights Into the Influence of Plant and Microbial Diversity on  Denitrification Rates in a Salt Marsh. Wetlands, 41,33.



Jurelevicius, D., Cotta, S. R., Montezzi, L. F., Dias, A. C. F., Mason, O. U., Picão, R. C., Jansson, J. K., & Seldin, L. Enrichment of potential pathogens in marine microbiomes with different degrees of anthropogenic activity. Environmental Pollution, 268, Part A, 2021, 115757.

#Vogel, M. A., Mason, O. U., & Miller, T. E. Host and environmental determinants of microbial community structure in the                                  marine phyllosphere. PLoS ONE, 15, (7): e0235441.


Ledford, T., Mortazavia, B., Tatariw, C., & Mason, O.U. Elevated nutrient inputs to marshes differentially impact carbon and                                nitrogen cycling in two Northern Gulf of Mexico saltmarsh plants. Biogeochemistry, 149, 1-16.


Xiong, Y., Mason, O. U., ##Lowe, A., Zhang, Z., Zhou, C., Chen, G., Villalonga, M. J., & Tang, Y. Investigating promising substrates                            for promoting 1,4-dioxane biodegradation: effects of ethane and tetrahydrofuran on microbial consortia. Biodegradation, 31, 171–182.    



Smith, A., Kieft, B., Mueller, R., Fisk, M., Mason, O. U., Popa, R., & Colwell, F. Carbon fixation and energy metabolisms of a                                        subseafloor olivine biofilm. ISME J, 13, 1737–1749.


#Gillies, LE, Thrash, J., Rabalais, N., & Mason, O. U. Extent of the annual Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone influences microbial community structure. PLoS ONE, 14, e0209055.


Xong, Y., Mason, O. U., ##Lowe, A., Zhou, C., Chen, G., & Youneng, T. Microbial community analysis provides insights into the effects of tetrahydrofuran on 1,4-dioxane biodegradation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 85(11), e00244-19.doi:10.1128/AEM.00244-19



Thrash, C., Baker, B., Seitz, K., Temperton, B., #Campbell, L., Rabalais, N., Henrissat, B., & Mason, O. U. Metagenomic Assembly and Prokaryotic Metagenome-Assembled Genome Sequences from the Northern Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone". Microbiology Resource  Announcements, 7, e01033-18. doi:10.1128/MRA.01033-18


#Canter, EJ, *Cuellar-Gempeler, C, Pastore, A., Miller, T., & Mason, O.U. Predator identity more than predator richness structures                   aquatic microbial assemblages in Sarracenia purpurea leaves. Ecology, 99, 652-660.



Thompson, L. R., & The Earth Microbiome Project Consortium.  A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial                                  diversity. Nature, 551, 457-463. doi:10.1038/nature24621


Handley KM, Piceno YM, Hu P, Tom LM, Mason OU, Andersen GL, Jansson, JK, Gilbert, JA. (2017). Metabolic and spatio-taxono response of uncultivated seafloor bacteria following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ISMEJ 11:2569-2583. doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.110

Thrash JC, Seitz KW, Baker BJ, Temperton B, Gillies LE, Rabalais NN, Henrissat, B. Mason, OU. (2017). Metabolic Roles of Uncultivated Bacterioplankton Lineages in the Northern Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’. MBio 8:1–20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01017-17


Mackelprang, R. and Mason, O.U. Marine microbiology: Community clean up.  Nature Microbiology.


Smith, A.R., Fisk, M.R., Thurber, A.R., Flores, G.E., Mason, O.U., Popa, R. Deep Crustal Communities of the Juan de Fuca Ridge Are                           Governed by Mineralogy. Geomicrobiology Journal, 00-00


Mason, O.U., Canter, E.J., #Gillies, L.E., Paisie, T.K., and Roberts, B.J. Mississippi River plume enriches microbial diversity in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Front. Microbiol. 7:1048. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01048



Stevens, E. W. N., Bailey, J. V., Flood, B. E., Jones, D. S., Gilhooly III, W. P., Joye, S. B., Teske, A., & Mason, O. U. Barite encrustation of benthic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria at a marine cold seep. Geobiology, 13, 588-603. doi:10.1111/gbi.12154


#Gillies, L.E., Thrash, J. C., deRada, S., Rabalais, N. N., & Mason, O. U. Archaeal enrichment in the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of                  Mexico. Environmental Microbiology, 10, 3847-56. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12853


Mason, O. U., Case, D. H., Naehr, T. H., Lee, R. W., Thomas, R. B., Bailey, J. V., & Orphan, V. J. Comparison of Archaeal and Bacterial Diversity in Methane Seep Carbonate Nodules and Host Sediments, Eel River Basin and Hydrate Ridge, USA. Microb Ecol, 70, 766-784. doi:10.​1007/​s00248-015-0615-6


#Rakowski, C.V., Magen, C., Bosman, S., Rogers, K. L., #Gillies, L. E., Chanton, J. P., & Mason, O. U. Methane and microbial dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico water column. Frontiers Marine Science, 2, 69. doi:10.3389/fmars.2015.00069



##Paisie, T.K., Miller, T. E., & Mason, O. U. Effects of a Ciliate Protozoa Predator on Microbial Communities in Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia                purpurea) Leaves. PLoS ONE, 9, e113384. doi:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113384


Trexler, R., Solomon, C., Brislawn, C. J., Wright, J. R., Rosenberger, A., McClure, E. E., Grube, A. M., Peterson, M. P., Keddache, M., Mason, O. U., Hazen, T. C., Grant, C. J., & Lamendella, R. Assessing impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction on microbial communities in headwater stream ecosystems in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Front. Microbiol, 5, 522. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00522


Mason, O. U., Han, J., Woyke, T., & Jansson, J. K. Single-cell genomics reveals features of a Colwellia species that was dominant during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Front. Microbiol, 5, 332. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00332


Lamendella, R., Strutt, S., Borglin, S. E., Chakraborty, R., Tas, N., Mason, O. U., Hultman, J., Prestat, E., Hazen, T. C., & Jansson, J. K. Assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact on Gulf coast microbial communities. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5, 130. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00130


Scott, N. M., Hess, M., Bouskill, N. J., Mason, O. U., Jansson, J. K., & Gilbert, J. A. The microbial nitrogen cycling potential in marine                           sediments is impacted by polyaromatic hydrocarbon pollution. Front. Microbiol, 1-1. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00108 


Mason, O. U., Scott, N. M., Gonzalez, A., Robbins-Pianka, A., Bælum, J., Kimbrel, J., Bouskill, N. J., Prestat, E., Borglin, S., Joyner, D. C.,                      Fortney, J. L., Jurelevicius, D., Stringfellow, W. T., Alvarez-Cohen, L., Hazen, T. C., Knight, R., Gilbert, J. A., & Jansson, J. K. Metagenomics                   reveals sediment microbial community response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The ISME Journal, 8, 1464–1475.                                                      doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.2



Nicora, C. D., Anderson, B. J., Callister, S. J., Norbeck, A. D., Purvine, S. O., Jansson, J. K., Mason, O. U., David, M. M., Jurelevicius, D., Smith, R. D., & Lipton, M. S. Amino acid treatment enhances protein recovery from sediment and soils for metaproteomic studies. Proteomics, 13, 2776-85. doi:doi:10.1002/pmic.201300003 


Dubinsky, E. A., Conrad, M. E., Chakraborty, R., Bill, M., Borglin, S. E., Hollibaugh, J. T., Mason, O. U., Piceno, Y. M., Reid, F. C., Stringfellow, W. T., Tom, L. M., Hazen, T. C., & Andersen, G. L. Succession of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 10860-10867. doi:10.1021/es401676y



Baelum, J., Borglin, S., Chakraborty, R., Fortney, J. L., Lamendella, R., Mason, O. U., Auer, M., Zemla, M., Bill, M., Conrad, M. E., Malfatti, S.A., Tringe, S. G., Holman, Hoi-Ying, Hazen, T. C., & Jansson, J. K. Deep-sea bacteria enriched by oil and dispersant from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Environmental Microbiology, 14(9, SI), 2405-2416. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02780.x

Mason, O. U., Hazen, T. C., Borglin, S., Chain, P. S. G., Dubinsky, E. A., Fortney, J. L., Han, J., Holman, Hoi-Ying N., Hultman, J., Lamendella, R., Mackelprang, R., Malfatti, S., Tom, L. M., Tringe, S. G., Woyke, T., Zhou, J., Rubin, E. M., & Jansson, J. K. Metagenome, metatranscriptome and single-cell sequencing reveal microbial response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill. ISME J, 6(9), 1715-1727.doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.59


Lu, Z., Deng, Y., Van Nostrand, J. D., He, Z., Voordeckers, J., Zhou, A., Lee, Yong-Jin, Mason, O. U., Dubinsky, E. A., Chavarria, K. L., Tom, L.              M., Fortney, J. L., Lamendella, R., Jansson, J. K., D'haeseleer, P., Hazen, T. C., & Zhou, J. Microbial gene functions enriched in the                              Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume. ISME J, 6(2), 451-460. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.91



Blackman, D. K., & IODP Expeditions 304/305 Science Team. Drilling constraints on lithospheric accretion and evolution at Atlantis                      Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge 30°N.Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(B7), 1-x. doi:10.1029/2010JB007931


Bertagnolli, A. D., Treusch, A. H., Mason, O. U., Stingl, U., Vergin, K. L., Chan, F., Beszteri, B., & Giovannoni, S. J. Bacterial diversity in the                bottom boundary layer of the inner continental shelf of Oregon, USA. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 64(1), 15-25.



Mason, O. U., Nakagawa, T., Rosner, M., Van Nostrand, J. D., Zhou, J., Maruyama, A., Fisk, M. R., & Giovannoni, S. J. First Investigation of                the Microbiology of the Deepest Layer of Ocean Crust. PLOS ONE, 5(11), 1-x. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015399


Hazen, T., Dubinsky, E., DeSantis, T., Andersen, G., Piceno, Y., Singh, N., Jansson, J., Probst, A., Borglin, S., Fortney, J., Stringfellow, W., Bill, M., Conrad, M., Tom, L., Chavarria, K., Alusi, T., Lamendella, R., Joyner, D., Spier, C., Baelum, J., Auer, M., Zemla, M., Chakraborty, R., Sonnenthal, E., D'Haeseleer, P., Holman, H., Osman, S., Lu, Z., Van Nostrand, J., Deng, Y., Zhou, J., & Mason, O. U. Deep-Sea Oil Plume Enriches Indigenous Oil-Degrading Bacteria. SCIENCE, 330(6001), 204-208. doi:10.1126/science.1195979



Mason, O. U., Di Meo-Savoie, C. A., Van Nostrand, J. D., Zhou, J., Fisk, M. R., & Giovannoni, S. J. Prokaryotic diversity, distribution, and                    insights into their role in biogeochemical cycling in marine basalts. ISME J, 3(2), 231-242. doi:10.1038/ismej.2008.92



Mason, O. U., Stingl, U., Wilhelm, L. J., Moeseneder, M. M., Di Meo-Savoie, C. A., Fisk, M. R., & Giovannoni, S. J. The phylogeny of endolithic microbes associated with marine basalts. Environmental Microbiology, 9(10), 2539-2550. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01372.x


Ildefonse, B., & IODP Expeditions 304/305 Science Team. Oceanic core complexes and crustal accretion at slow-spreading                                      ridges. Geology, 35(7), 623-626.



Fisk, M., Popa, R., Mason, O., Storrie-Lombardi, M., & Vicenzi, E. Iron-magnesium silicate bioweathering on Earth (and Mars?). Astrobiology, 6(1), 48-68. doi:10.1089/ast.2006.6.48



Amaral Zettler, L. A., Laatsch, A. D., Zettler, E., Nerad, T. A., Cole, J., Diaz, F. C., Diaz, J., Janzen, D. H., Sittenfeld, A. N. A., Mason, O., & Reysenbach, Anna-Louise. A Microbial Observatory of Caterpillars: Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Protists Associated with the Saturniid Moth Caterpillar Rothschildia lebeau.Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 52(2), 107-115. doi: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2005.05202008.x


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