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Journal articles

Ruprecht JE; Glamore WC; Dafforn KA; Wemheuer F; Crane SL; van Dorst J; Johnston EL; Mitrovic SM; Turner IL; Ferrari BC; Birrer SC, 2020, 'A novel real-world ecotoxicological dataset of pelagic microbial community responses to wastewater', Scientific Data, vol. 7, pp. 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0496-5

Vendl C; Slavich E; Wemheuer B; Nelson T; Ferrari B; Thomas T; Rogers T, 2020, 'Respiratory microbiota of humpback whales may be reduced in diversity and richness the longer they fast', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69602-x

Zhang C; Sirijovski N; Adler L; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Corrigendum to “Exophiala macquariensis sp. nov., a cold adapted black yeast species recovered from a hydrocarbon contaminated sub-antarctic soil” [Fungal Biol. 123 (2) (2019) 151–158] (Fungal Biology (2019) 123(2) (151–158), (S1878614618302149), (10.1016/j.funbio.2018.11.011))', Fungal Biology, vol. 124, pp. 981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2020.09.006

Chen R; Wong HL; Kindler GS; MacLeod FI; Benaud N; Ferrari BC; Burns BP, 2020, 'Discovery of an Abundance of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Shark Bay Microbial Mats', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01950

Ray AE; Zhang E; Terauds A; Ji M; Kong W; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Soil Microbiomes With the Genetic Capacity for Atmospheric Chemosynthesis Are Widespread Across the Poles and Are Associated With Moisture, Carbon, and Nitrogen Limitation', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01936

Ji M; Kong W; Stegen J; Yue L; Wang F; Dong X; Cowan DA; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Distinct assembly mechanisms underlie similar biogeographical patterns of rare and abundant bacteria in Tibetan Plateau grassland soils', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 22, pp. 2261 - 2272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14993

Vendl C; Slavich E; Nelson T; Acevedo-Whitehouse K; Montgomery K; Ferrari B; Thomas T; Rogers T, 2020, 'Does sociality drive diversity and composition of airway microbiota in cetaceans?', Environmental Microbiology Reports, vol. 12, pp. 324 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12835

Ferrari B, 2020, 'Response to Letter to Editor regarding Pudasaini et al. (2019), Characterisation of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated soil elutriates. Science of the Total Environment, v689, 390–397', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 712, pp. 135470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135470

van Dorst J; Wilkins D; King CK; Spedding T; Hince G; Zhang E; Crane S; Ferrari B, 2020, 'Applying microbial indicators of hydrocarbon toxicity to contaminated sites undergoing bioremediation on subantarctic Macquarie Island', Environmental Pollution, vol. 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113780

Zhang E; Thibaut LM; Terauds A; Raven M; Tanaka MM; Van Dorst J; Wong SY; Crane S; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Lifting the veil on arid-to-hyperarid Antarctic soil microbiomes: A tale of two oases', Microbiome, vol. 8, pp. 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40168-020-00809-w

Wong SY; Charlesworth JC; Benaud N; Burns BP; Ferrari BC, 2020, 'Communication within east antarctic soil bacteria', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01968-19

Pudasaini S; Wilkins D; Adler L; Hince G; Spedding T; King C; Ferrari B, 2019, 'Characterization of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated Antarctic soil elutriates', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 689, pp. 390 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.389

Benaud N; Zhang E; Van Dorst J; Brown MV; Kalaitzis JA; Neilan BA; Ferrari BC, 2019, 'Harnessing long-read amplicon sequencing to uncover NRPS and Type i PKS gene sequence diversity in polar desert soils', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz031

Zhang E; Thibaut L; Terauds A; Wong S; van Dorst J; Tanaka M; Ferrari B, 2019, 'Extreme niche partitioning promotes a remarkably high diversity of soil microbiomes across eastern Antarctica', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/559666

Zhang C; Sirijovski N; Adler L; Ferrari BC, 2019, 'Exophiala macquariensis sp. nov., a cold adapted black yeast species recovered from a hydrocarbon contaminated sub-Antarctic soil', Fungal Biology, vol. 123, pp. 151 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.11.011

Vendl C; Ferrari BC; Thomas T; Slavich E; Zhang E; Nelson T; Rogers T, 2019, 'Interannual comparison of core taxa and community composition of the blow microbiota from East Australian humpback whales', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz102

Crane SL; van Dorst J; Hose GC; King CK; Ferrari BC, 2018, 'Microfluidic qPCR Enables high throughput quantification of microbial functional genes but requires strict curation of primers', Frontiers in Environmental Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00145

Bay S; Ferrari B; Greening C, 2018, 'Life without water: How do bacteria generate biomass in desert ecosystems?', Microbiology Australia, vol. 39, pp. 28 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MA18008

Ji M; Greening C; Vanwonterghem I; Carere CR; Bay SK; Steen JA; Montgomery K; Lines T; Beardall J; Van Dorst J; Snape I; Stott MB; Hugenholtz P; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Atmospheric trace gases support primary production in Antarctic desert surface soil', Nature, vol. 552, pp. 400 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature25014

Ji M; Tang S; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Izhakiella australiensis sp. nov. isolated from an Australian desert soil', International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol. 67, pp. 4317 - 4322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.002171

Delgado-Baquerizo M; Powell JR; Hamonts K; Reith F; Mele P; Brown MV; Dennis PG; Ferrari BC; Fitzgerald A; Young A; Singh BK; Bissett A, 2017, 'Circular linkages between soil biodiversity, fertility and plant productivity are limited to topsoil at the continental scale', New Phytologist, vol. 215, pp. 1186 - 1196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14634

Bissett A; Fitzgerald A; Court L; Meintjes T; Mele PM; Reith F; Dennis PG; Breed MF; Brown B; Brown MV; Brugger J; Byrne M; Caddy-Retalic S; Carmody B; Coates DJ; Correa C; Ferrari BC; Gupta VVSR; Hamonts K; Haslem A; Hugenholtz P; Karan M; Koval J; Lowe AJ; Macdonald S; McGrath L; Martin D; Morgan M; North KI; Paungfoo-Lonhienne C; Pendall E; Phillips L; Pirzl R; Powell JR; Ragan MA; Schmidt S; Seymour N; Snape I; Stephen JR; Stevens M; Tinning M; Williams K; Yeoh YK; Zammit CM; Young A, 2017, 'Erratum: Introducing BASE: The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database [GigaScience. 5, 1, (2016) (1-11)] DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5', GigaScience, vol. 6, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/gix021

Pudasaini S; Wilson J; Ji M; van Dorst J; Snape I; Palmer AS; Burns BP; Ferrari BC, 2017, 'Microbial diversity of browning Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica revealed using molecular and cultivation methods', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00591

Van Dorst JM; Hince G; Snape I; Ferrari BC, 2016, 'Novel Culturing Techniques Select for Heterotrophs and Hydrocarbon Degraders in a Subantarctic Soil', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep36724

Wunderlin T; Ferrari B; Power M, 2016, 'Global and local-scale variation in bacterial community structure of snow from the Swiss and Australian Alps', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw132

Ferrari BC; Bissett A; Snape I; van Dorst J; Palmer AS; Ji M; Siciliano SD; Stark JS; Winsley T; Brown MV, 2016, 'Geological connectivity drives microbial community structure and connectivity in polar, terrestrial ecosystems', Environmental microbiology, vol. 18, pp. 1834 - 1849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.13034

Banerjee S; Helgason B; Wang L; Winsley T; Ferrari BC; Siciliano SD, 2016, 'Legacy effects of soil moisture on microbial community structure and N2O emissions', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 95, pp. 40 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.12.004

Ji M; van Dorst J; Bissett A; Brown MV; Palmer AS; Snape I; Siciliano SD; Ferrari BC, 2016, 'Microbial diversity at Mitchell Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica: a potential biodiversity “hotspot”', Polar Biology, vol. 39, pp. 237 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-015-1776-y

Alexova R; Dang TC; Fujii M; Raftery MJ; Waite TD; Ferrari BC; Neilan BA, 2016, 'Specific global responses to N and Fe nutrition in toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 18, pp. 401 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.12958

Bissett A; Fitzgerald A; Meintjes T; Mele PM; Reith F; Dennis PG; Breed MF; Brown B; Brown MV; Brugger J; Byrne M; Caddy-Retalic S; Carmody B; Coates DJ; Correa C; Ferrari BC; Gupta VVSR; Hamonts K; Haslem A; Hugenholtz P; Karan M; Koval J; Lowe AJ; Macdonald S; McGrath L; Martin D; Morgan M; North KI; Paungfoo-Lonhienne C; Pendall E; Phillips L; Pirzl R; Powell JR; Ragan MA; Schmidt S; Seymour N; Snape I; Stephen JR; Stevens M; Tinning M; Williams K; Yeoh YK; Zammit CM; Young A, 2016, 'Introducing BASE: The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database', GigaScience, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5

Alexova R; Dang TC; Fujii M; Raftery MJ; Waite TD; Ferrari BC; Neilan BA, 2015, 'Specific global responses to N and Fe nutrition in toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa', Environmental Microbiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.12958

Ferrari B; Winsley T; Ji M; Neilan B, 2014, 'Insights into the distribution and abundance of the ubiquitous candidatus Saccharibacteria phylum following tag pyrosequencing', Scientific Reports, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep03957

Dorst JV; Siciliano SD; Winsley T; Snape I; Ferrari BC, 2014, 'Bacterial targets as potential indicators of diesel fuel toxicity in subantarctic soils', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 80, pp. 4021 - 4033, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.03939-13

van Dorst J; Bissett A; Palmer AS; Brown M; Snape I; Stark JS; Raymond B; McKinlay J; Ji M; Winsley T; Ferrari BC, 2014, 'Community fingerprinting in a sequencing world', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, vol. 89, pp. 316 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1574-6941.12308

Siciliano SD; Palmer AS; Winsley T; Lamb E; Bissett A; Brown MV; van Dorst J; Ji M; Ferrari BC; Grogan P; Chu H; Snape I, 2014, 'Soil fertility is associated with fungal and bacterial richness, whereas pH is associated with community composition in polar soil microbial communities', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 78, pp. 10 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.07.005

Winsley TJ; Snape I; McKinlay J; Stark J; van Dorst JM; Ji M; Ferrari BC; Siciliano SD, 2014, 'The ecological controls on the prevalence of candidate division TM7 in polar regions', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00345

Ferrari BC, 2013, 'Three-color cytometry for the simultaneous detection of the Cryptosporidium species contributing to the majority of human cryptosporidiosis. Journal of Public Health Frontier', Journal of Public Health Frontier, vol. 2, pp. 103 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.5963/PHF0202007

Winsley T; van Dorst JM; Brown MV; Ferrari BC, 2012, 'Capturing greater 16S rRNA gene sequence diversity within the domain bacteria', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 78, pp. 5938 - 5941, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01299-12

Ferrari BC; Winsley T; Bergquist P; van Dorst JM, 2012, 'Flow cytometry in environmental microbiology: a rapid approach for the isolation of single cells for advanced molecular biology analysis.', Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 881, pp. 3 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-827-6_1

Alexova R; Haynes P; Ferrari BC; Neilan BA, 2011, 'Comparative protein expression in different strains of the bloom-forming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa', Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/mcp.M110.003749-1

Ibanez-Peral R; Ferrari BC; Bergquist P, 2011, 'Detection of environmental microorganisms with a bead-based assay and quantum dots', International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 2, pp. 75 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/..038468

Alexova R; Fujii M; Birch D; Cheng J; Waite TD; Ferrari BC; Neilan BA, 2011, 'Iron uptake and toxin synthesis in the bloom-forming Microcystis aeruginosa under iron limitation', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 13, pp. 1064 - 1077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02412.x

Waldron L; Ferrari BC; Cheung-kwok-sang C; Beggs P; Stephens N; Power M, 2011, 'Molecular epidemiology and spatial distribution of a waterborne cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Australia', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 77, pp. 7766 - 7771, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00616-11

Waldron L; Dimeski B; Beggs P; Ferrari BC; Power M, 2011, 'Molecular epidemiology, spatiotemporal analysis, and ecology of sporadic human cryptosporidiosis in Australia', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 77, pp. 7757 - 7765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00615-11

Ferrari BC; Zhang C; Van dorst J, 2011, 'Recovering greater fungal diversity from pristine and diesel fuel contaminated sub-Antarctic soil through cultivation using both a high and a low nutrient media approach', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmcib.2011.00217

Bergquist P; Hardiman E; Ferrari BC; Winsley T, 2009, 'Applications of flow cytometry in environmental microbiology and biotechnology', Extremophiles, vol. 13, pp. 389 - 401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00792-009-0236-4

Ferrari BC; Gillings M, 2009, 'Cultivation of fastidious bacteria by viability staining and micromanipulation in a soil substrate membrane system', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 75, pp. 3352 - 3354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02407-08

Alagappan A; Bergquist P; Ferrari BC, 2009, 'Development of a two-color fluorescence in situ hybridization technique for species-level identification of human-infectious Cryptosporidium spp', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 75, pp. 5996 - 5998, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00643-09

Waldron L; Ferrari BC; Power M, 2009, 'Glycoprotein 60 diversity in C. hominis and C. parvum causing human cryptosporidiosis in NSW, Australia', Experimental Parasitology, vol. 122, pp. 124 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2009.02.006

Waldron L; Ferrari BC; Gillings M; Power M, 2009, 'Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism for identification of cryptosporidium species in human feces', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 75, pp. 108 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01341-08


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