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Selected Publications

Yakimov, M.M., Lo Cono, V., La Spada, G., Bortoluzzi, G., Messina, E., Smedile, F., Werner, J., Teeling, H., Borghini, M., Ferrer, M., Cray, J.A., Hallsworth, J.E., Golyshin, P.N., Giuliano, L.  Microbial community of seawater-brine interface of the deep-sea brine Lake Kryos as revealed by recovery of mRNA are active below the chaotropicity limit of life.  Environmental Microbiology, (in press) (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12587).

Stevenson, A. and Hallsworth, J.E.  Water and temperature relations of soil Actinobacteria.  Environmental Microbiology Reports,  (in press) (doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12199).

Oren, A. and Hallsworth, J.E.  Microbial weeds in hypersaline habitats: the enigma of the weed-like Haloferax mediterranei.  FEMS Microbiology Letters, (in press).

Lievens, B., Hallsworth J.E., Belgacem, Z.B., Pozo, M.I., Stevenson, A., Willems, K.A., Jacquemyn, H. (2014). Microbiology of sugar-rich environments: diversity, ecology, and system constraints.  Environmental Microbiology, (in press) (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12570).

Wyatt, T.T., van Leeuwen, M.R., Gerwig, G.J., Golovina, E.A., Hoekstra, F.A., Kuenstner, E.J., Palumbo, E.A., Snyder, N.L., Visagie, C., Verkennis, A., Hallsworth, J.E., Kamerling, J.P., Wösten, H.A.B., Dijksterhuis, J. (2014). Functionality and prevalence of trehalose-based oligosaccharides as novel compatible solutes in ascospores of Neosartorya fischeri (Aspergillus fischeri) and other fungi.  Environmental Microbiology, (in press) (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12558).

Wyatt, T.T., Golovina, E.A., van Leeuwen, M.R., Hallsworth, J.E., Wösten, H.A.B., Dijksterhuis J. (2014). Decreases in bulk water and mannitol and accumulation of trehalose and trehalose-based oligosaccharides define a two-stage maturation process towards extreme stress resistance in ascospores of Neosartorya fischeri (Aspergillus fischeri).  Environmental Microbiology, (in press) (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12557)

Kminek, G., Conley, C., Allen, C.C., Bartlett, D.H., Beaty, D.W., Benning, D.G., Bhartia, R., Boston, P.J., Duchaine, C., Farmer, J.D., Flynn, G., Glavin, D.P., Gorby, Y., Hallsworth, J.E., Mogul, R., Moser, D., Price, B.P., Pukall, R., Fernandez-Remolar, D., Smith, C., Stedman, K., Steele, A., Stepanauskas, R., Sun, H., Vago, J., Weiss, P., Westall, F. (2014). Report of the workshop for life detection on samples from Mars.  Life Sciences in Space Research, 2: 1-5.

Borase, H.P., Salunke, B.K., Salunkhe, R.B., Patil, C.D., Hallsworth, J.E., Kim, B.S., Patil, S.V. (2014). Plant extract: A promising biomatrix for ecofriendly controlled synthesis of silver nanoparticles.  Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 173: 1-29.

Bell, A.N.W., Magill, E., Hallsworth, J.E., Timson, D.J. (2013). Effects of alcohols and compatible solutes on the activity of beta-galactosidase.  Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 169: 786-796.

Cray, J.A. Bhaganna, P., Singhal, R.S., Patil, S.V., Saha, D., Chakraborty, R., Iwaguchi, S., Timson, D.J., Hallsworth, J.E. (2013). Chaotropic and hydrophobic stress mechanisms of antifungal substances.  In: Dehne, H.W..; Deising H.B.; Fraaije, B.; Gisi, U.; Hermann, D.; Mehl, A.; Oerke, E.C.; Russell, P.E.: Stammler, G.; Kuck K.H. and Lyr H. (Eds), Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds, Vol. VII. ©2013 Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft, Braunschweig, ISBN: 978-3-941261-13-6.

Cray, J.A., Russell, J.T., Timson, D.J., Singhal, R.S., Hallsworth, J.E. (2013). A universal measure of chaotropicity and kosmotropicity.  Environmental Microbiology, 15: 287-296.

Cray, J.A., Bell, A.N.W., Bhaganna, P., Mswaka, A.Y., Timson, D.J., Hallsworth, J.E. (2013). The biology of habitat dominance; can microbes behave as weeds?  Microbial Biotechnology, 6: 453-492.

Bhaganna, P., Volkers, R.J.M., Bell, A.N.W., Kluge, K. Timson, D.J., McGrath, J.W., Ruijssenaars, H.J., Hallsworth. J.E. (2010). Hydrophobic substances induce water stress in microbial cells.  Microbial Biotechnology, 3: 701-716.

Chin, J.P., Megaw, J., Magill, C.L., Nowotarski, K., Williams, J.P., Bhaganna, P., Linton, M., Patterson, M.F, Underwood, G.J.C., Mswaka, A.Y., and Hallsworth, J.E. (2010). Solutes determine the temperature windows for microbial survival and growth.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107: 7835-7840.

Williams, J.P. and Hallsworth, J.E. (2009). Limits of life in hostile environments; no limits to biosphere function?  Environmental Microbiology, 11: 3292-3308.

McCammick, E.M., Gomase, V.S., Timson, D.J., McGenity, T.J., and Hallsworth, J.E. (2009). Water-hydrophobic compound interactions with the microbial cell.  In Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology - Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids: Diversity, Properties and Formation. K.N.Timmis (ed). New York: Springer. Vol. 2, pp 1451-1466.

McGenity, T.J., Hallsworth, J.E. and Timmis, K.N. (2008). Connectivity between 'ancient' and 'modern' hypersaline environments, and the salinity limits of life. p 115-120. In:  CIESM, 2008. The Messinian Salinity Crisis from mega-deposits to microbiology - A consensus report. No 33 in CIESM Workshop Monographs [F. Briand, Ed.], 168 pages, Monaco CIESM, 16 bd de Suisse, MC-98000, Monaco.

Hallsworth, J.E., Yakimov, M.M., Golyshin, P.N., Gillion, J.L.M., D'Auria, G., Alves, F.L., Lo Cono, V., Genovese, M., McKew, B.A., Hayes, S.L., Harris, G., Giuliano, L., Timmis, K.N. and McGenity, T.J. (2007). Limits of life in MgCl2-containing environments: chaotropicity defines the window.  Environmental Microbiology, 9: 803-813.

Ballerstedt, H., Volkers, R. J. M., Mars, A.E., Hallsworth, J. E., Martins dos Santos, V. A., Puchalka, J., van Duuren, J., Eggink, G., Timmis, K. N., de Bont, J.A.M. and Wery, J. (2007). Genomotyping of Pseudomonas putida strains using P. putida KT2440-based high-density DNA microarrays: implications for transcriptomics studies.  Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, 75: 1133-1142.

Daffonchio, D., Borin, S., Brusa, T., Brusetti, L. van der Wielen, P.W.J.J., Bolhuis, H., D'Auria, G., Yakimov, M., Giuliano, L., Marty, D., Tamburini, C., McGenity, T.J., Hallsworth, J.E., Sass, A., Timmis, K.N., Tselepides, A., de Lange, G.J., Hübner, A., Thomson, J., Varnavas, S.P., Gasparoni, F., Gerber, H.W., Malinverno, E., Corselli, C. and Biodeep Scientific Party (2006). Stratified prokaryote network in the oxic-anoxic transition of a deep sea halocline.  Nature, 440: 203-207.

Kashangura, C. Hallsworth, J.E. and Mswaka, A.Y. (2006). Phenotypic diversity amongst strains of Pleurotus sajor-caju: implications for cultivation in arid environments.  Mycological Research, 110: 312-317.

Hallsworth, J.E., Nicholls, P. and K.N. Timmis (2006). [Popular Science Article] When is water harmful?  In: Guide to a Healthy Planet, University of Essex, Colchester. pp 176-177.

Hallsworth, J.E., Heim, S. and Timmis, K.N. (2003). Chaotropic solutes cause water stress in Pseudomonas putida.  Environmental Microbiology, 5: 1270-1280.

Hallsworth, J.E., Prior, B.A., Iwahara, M., Nomura, Y. and Timmis, K.N. (2003). Compatible solutes protect chaotrope (ethanol)-induced, nonosmotic water stress.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69: 7032-7034.

Toh, H., Kayingo, G., van der Merwe, M.J., Kilian, S.G., Hallsworth, J.E., Hohmann, S. and Prior, B.A. (2001). Implications of FPS1 deletion and membrane ergosterol content for glycerol efflux from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  FEMS Yeast Research, 1: 205-211.

Rainieri, S., Zambonelli, C., Hallsworth, J.E., Pulvirenti, A. and Giudici, P. (1999). Saccharomyces uvarum, a distinct group within Saccharomyces sensu stricto.  FEMS Microbiology Letters, 177: 177-185.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Nomura, Y. (1999). A simple method to determine the water activity of ethanol-containing samples.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 62: 242-245.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1999). Water and temperature relations of growth of three entomogenous fungi Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and Paecilomyces farinosus.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 74: 261-266.

Hallsworth, J.E. (1998). Ethanol-induced water stress in yeast.  Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering, 85: 125-137.

Hallsworth, J.E., Nomura, Y. and Iwahara, M. (1998). Ethanol-induced water stress and fungal growth.  Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering, 86; 451-456.

Nomura, Y., Iwahara, M., Hallsworth, J.E., Tanaka, T. and Ishizaki, A. (1998). High-speed conversion of xylose to L-lactate by electrodialysis bioprocess.  Journal of Biotechnology, 60: 131-135.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1997). A rapid HPLC protocol for detection of polyols and trehalose.  Journal of Microbiological Methods, 29: 7-13.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1996). Culture age, temperature and pH affect the polyol and trehalose contents of fungal propagules.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 62: 2435-2442.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1995). Manipulation of intracellular glycerol and erythritol enhances germination of conidia at low water availability.  Microbiology-SGM, 29: 7-13.

Hallsworth, J.E. (1995). [PhD Thesis] Manipulation of intracellular glycerol and erythritol for successful biological control.  Cranfield University.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1994). Effect of carbohydrate type and concentration on polyols and trehalose in conidia of three entomopathogenic fungi.  Microbiology-SGM, 140: 2705-2713.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1994). Improved biological control by changing polyols/ trehalose in conidia of entomopathogens.  In: Brighton Crop Protection Council - Pests and Diseases 1994, Farnham, Surrey, England: British Crop Protection Council, pp 1091-1096.

Hallsworth, J.E. and Magan, N. (1994). Effects of KCl concentration on accumulation of acyclic sugar alcohols and trehalose in conidia of three entomopathogenic fungi.  Letters in Applied Microbiology, 18: 8-11