Articles in peer-reviewed journals (Student's names are in blue)


  1. Livermore, J.A. , Arnseth, R.W., LePuil, M., and Mattes, T.E. 201_. Microbial community analysis of an RDX-contaminated aquifer undergoing biostimulation. In preparation.
  2. Jin, Y.O. and Mattes, T.E., 201_. Assessment and modifcation of qPCR primers that amplify functional genes from etheneotroph and vinyl chloride-assimilators.Submitted.
  3. Alexander, A.K. and Mattes, T.E., 201_. Heterologous expression of a cyclohexanone monooxygenase from Polaromonas strain JS666. In revision.
  4. Coleman, N.V., Wilson, N.L., Barry, K., Brettin, T.S., Bruce, D.C., Copeland, A., Dalin, E., Detter, J.C., del Rio, T.G., Goodwin, L.A., Hammon, N.M., Han, S., Hauser, L.J., Israni, S., Kim, E., Kyrpides, N., Land, M.L., Lapidus, A., Larimer, F.W., Lucas, S., Pitluck, S., Richardson, P., Schmutz, J., Tapia, R., Thompson, S., Tice, H.N., Spain, J.C., Gossett, J.M., Mattes, T.E., 2011. Genome Sequence of the Ethene- and Vinyl Chloride-Oxidizing Actinomycete Nocardioides sp. Strain JS614. Journal of Bacteriology (193: 3399-3400).
  5. Jin, Y.O. and Mattes, T.E., 2010. A Quantitative PCR Assay for Aerobic, Vinyl Chloride- and Ethene-Oxidizing Microorganisms in Groundwater. Environmental Science and Technology (44: 9036-9041).
  6. Jin, Y.O., Cheung, S., Coleman, N.V. and Mattes, T.E., 2010. Association of missense mutations in epoxyalkane coenzyme M transferase with adaptation to growth on vinyl chloride in Mycobacterium sp. strain JS623.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology (76: 3413-3419).
  7. Mattes, T.E., Alexander, A.K., and Coleman, N.V., 2010. Aerobic biodegradation of the chloroethenes: pathways, enzymes, ecology and evolution. FEMS Microbiology Reviews (34:445-475).
  8. Chuang, A.S., Jin, Y.O., Schmidt, L.S., Li, Y., Fogel, S., Smoler, D. and Mattes,T.E., 2010 . Proteomic analysis of ethene-enriched groundwater microcosms from a vinyl chloride-contaminated site. Environmental Science and Technology (44:1594-1601).
  9. Owens, C.R., Karceski, J.K., and Mattes, T.E., 2009. Gaseous alkene biotransformation and enantioselective epoxyalkane formation by Nocardioides sp. strain JS614.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (84:685-692).
  10. Mattes, T.E., Alexander, A.K., Richardson, P.M., Han, C.S, Munk, A.C., Stothard, P. and Coleman, N.V. 2008. The genome of Polaromonas sp. strain JS666: Insights into the evolution of a hydrocarbon- and xenobiotic-degrading bacterium, and features of relevance to biotechnology. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (74: 6405-6416).
  11. Jin, Y.O. and Mattes, T.E., 2008. Adaptation of aerobic, ethene-assimilating Mycobacterium strains to vinyl chloride as a growth substrate. Environmental Science and Technology (42: 4784-4789).
  12. Chuang, A.S., and Mattes, T.E., 2007. Identification of polypeptides expressed in response to vinyl chloride, ethene, and epoxyethane in Nocardioides sp. strain JS614 using peptide mass fingerprinting. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (73:4368-4372).
  13. Mattes, T.E., Coleman, N.V., Chuang, A.S., Rogers, A.J, Spain, J.C., and Gossett, J.M., 2007. Mechanism controlling the extended lag period associated with vinyl chloride starvation in Nocardioides sp. strain JS614. Archives of Microbiology (187:217-226).
  14. Mattes, T.E., Coleman, N.V., Spain, J.C., and Gossett, J.M., 2005. Physiological and molecular genetic analyses of vinyl chloride and ethene biodegradation in Nocardioides sp. strain JS614. Archives of Microbiology (183:95-106).
  15. Chartrand, M., Waller, A., Mattes, T.E., Elsner, M., Lacrampe- Couloume, G., Gossett, J.M., Edwards, E.A., and Lollar, B.S., 2005. Carbon isotopic fractionation during aerobic vinyl chloride degradation. Environmental Science and Technology  (39:1064- 1070).
  16. Coleman, N.V., Mattes, T.E., Gossett, J.M., and Spain, J.C., 2002. Phylogenetic and kinetic diversity of aerobic vinyl chloride-assimilating bacteria from contaminated sites. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (68: 6162-6171).
  17. Coleman, N.V., Mattes, T.E., Gossett, J.M., and Spain, J.C., 2002. Biodegradation of cis-dichloroethene as sole carbon source by a β-proteobacterium strain JS666. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (68:2726-2730).

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