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Gelsinger, D. and DiRuggiero, J. 2018. Transcriptional Landscape and Regulatory Roles of Small Noncoding RNAs in the Oxidative Stress Response of the Haloarchaeon Haloferax volcanii. J Bact DOI: 10.1128/JB.00779-17

Gelsinger, D. and DiRuggiero, J. 2018. The non-coding regulatory RNA revolution in Archaea. Genes 9:E141 PMID:29510582 Genes 9:E141 PMID:29510582

Meslier V., M. C. Casero, M. Daily, J. Wierchos, C. Ascaso, O. Artieda, P.R. McCullough, and J. DiRuggiero. 2018. Fundamental drivers for endolithic microbial community assemblies in the hyperarid Atacama Desert. Env Microbiol 20:1765-1781 PMID:29573365

Press: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/jhu-030218.php

Schulze-Makuch, D., D. Wagner, S. P. Kounaves, K. Mangelsdorf, K. G. Devine, J.de Vera, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, H. Grossart, V. Parro, M. Kaupenjohann, A. Galy, B. Schneider, A. Airo, J. Froesler, A. Davila, F. Arens, L. Caceres, F. Solis Cornejo, D. Carrizo, L. Dartnell, J. DiRuggiero, et al. 2018. A Transitory Microbial Habitat in the Hyperarid Atacama Desert. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA PMID:29483268

Press: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/weird-life-found-earth-driest-soil-atacama-desert-mars-science/

Sharma, A., E. K. Gaidamakova, O. Grichenko, V. Y. Matrosova, V. Hoeke, P. Klimenkova, I. H. Conze , R. P. Volpe, R. Tkavc, C. Gostincar, N. Gunde-Cimerman, J. DiRuggiero, A. Ozarowski, B. M. Hoffman, M. J. Daly. 2017. Across the tree of life, radiation resistance is governed by antioxidant Mn2+, gauged by paramagnetic resonance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114: E9253 PMID:29042516

Goordial, J., A. Davila, C. W. Greer, R. Canam, J. DiRuggiero, C. P McKay, and L. G Whyte. 2016. Comparative activity and functional ecology of permafrost soils and lithic niches in a hyper-arid polar desert. Env Microbiol 19:443; PMID:2712974

Crits-Christoph, A., C. K. Robinson, B. Ma, J. Ravel, J. Wierzchos, C. Ascaso, O. Artieda, V. Souza-Egipsy, C. Casero, and J. DiRuggiero. 2016. Phylogenetic and functional substrate specificity for endolithic microbial communities in hyper-arid environments. Frontiers Microbiol 7:301 PMID:27014224

Crits-Christoph, A. D. R. Gelsinger, B. Ma, J. Wierzchos, J. Ravel, A. F. Davila, M. C. Casero, and J. DiRuggiero. 2016. Functional interactions of archaea, bacteria and viruses in a hypersaline endolithic community. Env. Microbiol. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13259

Goordial, J, A. Davila, D. Lacelle, W. Pollard, M.M Marinova, C.W. Greer, J. DiRuggiero, C.P. McKay and L.G. Whyte. 2016. Nearing the cold-arid limits of microbial life in permafrost of an upper dry valley, Antarctica. ISME J 10:161 PMID:273238922015

Davila, A.F., I. Hawes, J. Garcia, D.R. Gelsinger. J. DiRuggiero, C. Ascaso, A. Osano, and J. Wierzchos. 2015. In situ metabolism in halite endolithic microbial communities of the hyperarid Atacama Desert. Frontiers Microbiol. 6:1035. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01035

Wierzchos, J., J. DiRuggiero, P. Vítek, O. Artieda, V. Souza-Egipsy, P. Skaloud, M. Tisza, A. F. Davila, C. Vílchez, I. Garbayo, and C. Ascaso. 2015. Adaptation strategies of endolithic chlorophototrophs to survive the hyperarid and extreme solar radiation environment of the Atacama Desert. Frontiers Microbiol. 6: 934. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00934

Robinson, C. K., J. Wierzchos, C. Black, A. Crits-Christoph, B. Ma, J. Ravel, C. Ascaso, O. Artieda, S. Valea, M. Roldan, B. Gomez-Silva, and J. DiRuggiero. 2015. Microbial diversity and the presence of algae in halite endolithic communities are correlated to atmospheric moisture in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert. Environ Microbiol. DOI: 17: 299-315

Crits-Christoph, A., C. K. Robinson, T. Barnum, J. Ravel, F. Fricke, A. Davila, B. Jedynak, C.P. McKay, and J. DiRuggiero. 2013. Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert. Microbiome 1:28.

DiRuggiero, J., J. Wierzchos, C. K. Robinson, T. Souterre, R. Ravel, O. Artieda, V. Soua-Egipsy, and C. Ascaso. 2013. Microbial colonization of chasmoendolithic habitats in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert. Biogeosciences 10:2439-2450

Webb, K., J. Wu, C.K. Robinson, N. Tomiya, Y. Lee, and J. DiRuggiero. 2013. Effects of intracellular Mn on the radiation resistance of the halophilic archaeon Halobacterium salinarum. Extremophiles. 17: 485-497

Webb, K.M., and J. DiRuggiero. 2012. Role of Mn2+ and compatible solutes in the radiation resistance of thermophilic bacteria and archaea. Archaea. 2012:Article ID 845756. doi:10.1155/2012/845756

Robinson, C.K., K.M. Webb, A. Kaur, P. Jaruga, M. Dizdaroglu, N. Baliga, A. Place, and J. DiRuggiero. 2011. A major role for non-enzymatic antioxidant processes in the radioresistance of Halobacterium salinarum. J. Bacteriol. 193:1653-1662

Kaur, A., P.T. Van, C.R. Busch, C. Robinson, M. Pan, W.L. Pang, D. Reiss, J. DiRuggiero, and N.S. Baliga. 2010. Coordination of frontline defense mechanisms under severe oxidative stress. Mol. Syst. Biol. 393 DOI:10.1038/msb.2010.50

Kish, A., G. Kirkali, C. Robinson, R. Rosenblatt, P. Jaruga, M. Dizdaroglu, and J. DiRuggiero. 2009. Salt shield: intracellular salts provide protection against ionizing radiation in the halophilic archaeon, Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1. Environ. Microbiol. 11:1066-1078