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Dr Terence McGenity

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2013 - now - Reader in Environmental Microbiology, University of Essex, UK 2006 - 2013 - Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, University of Essex, UK 2003 - 2006 - Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, University of Essex, UK 1999 - 2003 - Senior Research Fellow, Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK 1995 - 1999 - Research Fellow, PRIS, University of Reading, UK 1994 - 1995 - Researcher, Japan Marine Science and Technology Centre, Japan 1994 - Ph.D., University of Leicester, UK (Microbial Ecology) 1988 - B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Leicester, UK (Biological Sciences) Opportunities to Study Enquiries from students or postdoctoral researchers who are interested in carrying out research in my group are very welcome. Key words environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, community ecology, biogeography, ecophysiology, taxonomy, metagenomics, biotechnology, bioremediation, extremophiles, halophiles, hydrocarbons, isoprene Other Activities co-Editor of the 17-volumeProtocols in Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology(Springer) to be published in print in 2016 Chair of the scientific and organising committee for the Molecular Microbial Ecology Group Conference (MMEG 2013), Colchester, UK(Dec 2013) Chair of the scientific and organising committee for Halophiles-2007 - International Congress Exploring Life at High Salinity, Colchester, UK(2007) Co-organizer of the 1st International Symposium on Applied Molecular Microbiology in Oil Systems, Colchester, UK (2007) Co-convenor of the SGM symposium on Extremophiles, Nottingham, UK (2010) NERC Core Panel Member (2013 - ) Member of the Society for General Microbiology Member of the editorial board forEnvironmental Microbiology

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Activities of, and interactions between, microbes and their effects on past and present environments

Carbon cycling in marine and estuarine environments, eg isoprene degradation and production, cycling of extracellular polymeric substances

Pollution microbiology, eg microbial ecology of petroleum hydrocarbon-polluted marine and groundwater environments

Extremophiles, eg the influence of high salt concentrations, different types of solute, and multiple stressors on microbial physiology and ecology

Biotechnological applications of extremophiles

Long-term survival of microorganisms and preservation of cellular macromolecules

Environmental Microbiology Key Words

Isoprene Cycling

Cycling of isoprene

isoprene

isoprene.......

Current research

NERC-funded projects

Microbial degradation of isoprene in the terrestrial environment

Coastal biodiversity and ecosystem service sustainability, CBESS

The key role of DOM in regulating microbial diversity, community structure and organic carbon cycling in arctic lakes

Research Students

Tivkaa Amande

Dave Clarke

Gordon Murphy

Tamaraukepreye Odubo

Claudia Saenz Marta

Daniel Silas-Olu

Publications

Journal articles (78)

Crombie, AT., Larke-Mejia, NL., Emery, H., Dawson, R., Pratscher, J., Murphy, GP., McGenity, TJ. and Murrell, JC., Poplar phyllosphere harbors disparate isoprene-degrading bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201812668-201812668

Mcgenity, TJ., Crombie, AT. and Murrell, JC., (2018). Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth. The ISME Journal. 12 (4), 931-941

McGenity, TJ., (2018). 2038 - When Microbes Rule the Earth.. Environmental Microbiology. 20 (12), 4213-4220

Carrión, O., Larke-Mejía, NL., Gibson, L., Farhan Ul Haque, M., Ramiro-García, J., McGenity, TJ. and Murrell, JC., (2018). Gene probing reveals the widespread distribution, diversity and abundance of isoprene-degrading bacteria in the environment. Microbiome. 6 (1)

Bohórquez, J., McGenity, TJ., Papaspyrou, S., García-Robledo, E., Corzo, A. and Underwood, GJC., (2017). Different Types of Diatom-Derived Extracellular Polymeric Substances Drive Changes in Heterotrophic Bacterial Communities from Intertidal Sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8 (245), 245-

Johnston, A., Crombie, AT., El Khawand, M., Sims, L., Whited, GM., McGenity, TJ. and Colin Murrell, J., (2017). Identification and characterisation of isoprene-degrading bacteria in an estuarine environment. Environmental Microbiology. 19 (9), 3526-3537

Terrisse, F., Cravo-Laureau, C., Noël, C., Cagnon, C., Dumbrell, AJ., McGenity, TJ. and Duran, R., (2017). Variation of oxygenation conditions on a hydrocarbonoclastic microbial community reveals Alcanivorax and Cycloclasticus ecotypes. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8 (AUG), 1549-

Crombie, AT., Emery, H., McGenity, TJ. and Murrell, JC., (2017). Draft Genome Sequences of Three Terrestrial Isoprene-Degrading Rhodococcus Strains. Genome Announcements. 5 (45)

Clark, DR., Mathieu, M., Mourot, L., Underwood, GJC., Dufossé, L., Dumbrell, AJ. and McGenity, TJ., (2017). Biogeography at the limits of life: Do extremophilic microbial communities show biogeographical regionalization?. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 26 (12), 1435-1446

Osburn, CL., Anderson, NJ., Stedmon, CA., Giles, ME., Whiteford, EJ., McGenity, TJ., Dumbrell, AJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2017). Shifts in the Source and Composition of Dissolved Organic Matter in Southwest Greenland Lakes Along a Regional Hydro-climatic Gradient. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 122 (12), 3431-3445

Folwell, BD., McGenity, TJ. and Whitby, C., (2016). Biofilm and Planktonic Bacterial and Fungal Communities Transforming High-Molecular-Weight Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82 (8), 2288-2299

Folwell, BD., McGenity, TJ., Price, A., Johnson, RJ. and Whitby, C., (2016). Exploring the capacity for anaerobic biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and naphthenic acids by microbes from oil-sands-process-affected waters. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 108, 214-221

Aslam, SN., Dumbrell, AJ., Sabir, JS., Mutwakil, MHZ., Baeshen, MMN., Abo-Aba, SEM., Clark, DR., Yates, SA., Baeshen, NA., Underwood, GJC. and McGenity, TJ., (2016). Soil compartment is a major determinant of the impact of simulated rainfall on desert microbiota. Environmental Microbiology. 18 (12), 5048-5062

Folwell, BD., McGenity, TJ. and Whitby, C., (2016). Characterisation of biofilm and planktonic bacterial and fungal communities transforming high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82 (8), 2288-2299

El Khawand, M., Crombie, AT., Johnston, A., Vavlline, DV., McAuliffe, JC., Latone, JA., Primak, YA., Lee, S-K., Whited, GM., McGenity, TJ. and Murrell, JC., (2016). Isolation of isoprene degrading bacteria from soils, development of isoA gene probes and identification of the active isoprene-degrading soil community using DNA-stable isotope probing. Environmental Microbiology. 18 (8), 2743-2753

Sanni, GO., Coulon, F. and McGenity, TJ., (2015). Dynamics and distribution of bacterial and archaeal communities in oil-contaminated temperate coastal mudflat mesocosms. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22 (20), 15230-15247

Chronopoulou, P-M., Sanni, GO., Silas-Olu, DI., van der Meer, JR., Timmis, KN., Brussaard, CPD. and McGenity, TJ., (2015). Generalist hydrocarbon-degrading bacterial communities in the oil-polluted water column of the North Sea. Microbial Biotechnology. 8 (3), 434-447

Stevenson, A., Burkhardt, J., Cockell, CS., Cray, JA., Dijksterhuis, J., Fox-Powell, M., Kee, TP., Kminek, G., McGenity, TJ., Timmis, KN., Timson, DJ., Voytek, MA., Westall, F., Yakimov, MM. and Hallsworth, JE., (2015). Multiplication of microbes below 0.690 water activity: implications for terrestrial and extraterrestrial life. Environmental Microbiology. 17 (2), 257-277

Crombie, AT., Khawand, ME., Rhodius, VA., Fengler, KA., Miller, MC., Whited, GM., McGenity, TJ. and Murrell, JC., (2015). Regulation of plasmid-encoded isoprene metabolism inRhodococcus, a representative of an important link in the global isoprene cycle. Environmental Microbiology. 17 (9), 3314-3329

Stevenson, A., Cray, JA., Williams, JP., Santos, R., Sahay, R., Neuenkirchen, N., McClure, CD., Grant, IR., Houghton, JDR., Quinn, JP., Timson, DJ., Patil, SV., Singhal, RS., Antón, J., Dijksterhuis, J., Hocking, AD., Lievens, B., Rangel, DEN., Voytek, MA., Gunde-Cimerman, N., Oren, A., Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ. and Hallsworth, JE., (2015). Is there a common water-activity limit for the three domains of life?. The ISME Journal. 9 (6), 1333-1351

de Lima Alves, F., Stevenson, A., Baxter, E., Gillion, JLM., Hejazi, F., Hayes, S., Morrison, IEG., Prior, BA., McGenity, TJ., Rangel, DEN., Magan, N., Timmis, KN. and Hallsworth, JE., (2015). Concomitant osmotic and chaotropicity-induced stresses in Aspergillus wentii: compatible solutes determine the biotic window. Current Genetics. 61 (3), 457-477

Exton, DA., McGenity, TJ., Steinke, M., Smith, DJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2015). Uncovering the volatile nature of tropical coastal marine ecosystems in a changing world. Global Change Biology. 21 (4), 1383-1394

McGenity, TJ., (2014). Hydrocarbon biodegradation in intertidal wetland sediments. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 27, 46-54

McGenity, TJ., (2014). The immortal, halophilic superhero: Halobacterium salinarum a long-lived poly-extremophile. Microbiology Today. 41 (1), 24-27

RINNAN, RIIKKA., STEINKE, MICHAEL., MCGENITY, TERRY. and LORETO, FRANCESCO., (2014). Plant volatiles in extreme terrestrial and marine environments. Plant, Cell & Environment. 37 (8), 1776-1789

Taylor, JD., McKew, BA., Kuhl, A., McGenity, TJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2013). Microphytobenthic extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in intertidal sediments fuel both generalist and specialist EPS-degrading bacteria. Limnology and Oceanography. 58 (4), 1463-1480

Chronopoulou, P-M., Fahy, A., Coulon, F., Païssé, S., Goñi-Urriza, M., Peperzak, L., Acuña Alvarez, L., McKew, BA., Lawson, T., Timmis, KN., Duran, R., Underwood, GJC. and McGenity, TJ., (2013). Impact of a simulated oil spill on benthic phototrophs and nitrogen-fixing bacteria in mudflat mesocosms. Environmental Microbiology. 15 (1), 242-252

McKew, BA., Dumbrell, AJ., Taylor, JD., McGenity, TJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2013). Differences between aerobic and anaerobic degradation of microphytobenthic biofilm-derived organic matter within intertidal sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 84 (3), 495-509

Exton, DA., Suggett, DJ., McGenity, TJ. and Steinke, M., (2013). Chlorophyll-normalized isoprene production in laboratory cultures of marine microalgae and implications for global models. Limnology and Oceanography. 58 (4), 1301-1311

Coulon, F., Chronopoulou, P-M., Fahy, A., Païssé, S., Goñi-Urriza, M., Peperzak, L., Acuña Alvarez, L., McKew, BA., Brussaard, CPD., Underwood, GJC., Timmis, KN., Duran, R. and McGenity, TJ., (2012). Central Role of Dynamic Tidal Biofilms Dominated by Aerobic Hydrocarbonoclastic Bacteria and Diatoms in the Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Coastal Mudflats. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78 (10), 3638-3648

McGenity, TJ., Folwell, BD., McKew, BA. and Sanni, GO., (2012). Marine crude-oil biodegradation: a central role for interspecies interactions. Aquatic Biosystems. 8 (1), 10-10

Exton, DA., Suggett, DJ., Steinke, M. and McGenity, TJ., (2012). Spatial and temporal variability of biogenic isoprene emissions from a temperate estuary. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 26 (2), n/a-n/a

McGenity, TJ., Folwell, BD., McKew, BA. and Sanni, GO., (2012). Marine crude-oil biodegradation: a central role for interspecies interactions. Aquatic Biosystems. 8 (1), creators-McGenity=3ATerry_J=3A=3A

Steinke, M., Exton, DA. and McGenity, TJ., (2011). Marine gases - challenges to the bio(geo)chemist. Biochemist. 33 (3), 20-25

McKew, BA., Taylor, JD., McGenity, TJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2011). Resistance and resilience of benthic biofilm communities from a temperate saltmarsh to desiccation and rewetting. The ISME Journal. 5 (1), 30-41

Gramain, A., Díaz, GC., Demergasso, C., Lowenstein, TK. and McGenity, TJ., (2011). Archaeal diversity along a subterranean salt core from the Salar Grande (Chile). Environmental Microbiology. 13 (8), 2105-2121

Johnson, RJ., Smith, BE., Sutton, PA., McGenity, TJ., Rowland, SJ. and Whitby, C., (2011). Microbial biodegradation of aromatic alkanoic naphthenic acids is affected by the degree of alkyl side chain branching. The ISME Journal. 5 (3), 486-496

Cavicchioli, R., Amils, R., Wagner, D. and McGenity, T., (2011). Life and applications of extremophiles. Environmental Microbiology. 13 (8), 1903-1907

Steinke, M., Exton, DA. and McGenity, TJ., (2011). Challenges to the bio(geo)chemist: Marine gases. The Biochemist. 33 (3), 20-25

Farage, P., Ball, AS., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Pretty, J., (2010). Reply to Comment on: 'Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK'. Soil Research. 48 (1), 104-104

Oxley, APA., Lanfranconi, MP., Würdemann, D., Ott, S., Schreiber, S., McGenity, TJ., Timmis, KN. and Nogales, B., (2010). Halophilic archaea in the human intestinal mucosa. Environmental Microbiology. 12 (9), 2398-2410

Tecon, R., Beggah, S., Czechowska, K., Sentchilo, V., Chronopoulou, P-M., McGenity, TJ. and van der Meer, JR., (2010). Development of a Multistrain Bacterial Bioreporter Platform for the Monitoring of Hydrocarbon Contaminants in Marine Environments. Environmental Science & Technology. 44 (3), 1049-1055

Exton, DA., Smith, DJ., McGenity, TJ., Steinke, M., Hills, AJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2010). Application of a Fast Isoprene Sensor (FIS) for measuring isoprene production from marine samples. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 8 (5), 185-195

Farage, P., Ball, AS., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Pretty, JN., (2010). Reply to Comment on: `Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK'. Australian Journal Of Soil Research. 48 (1), creators-McGenity=3ATerry_J=3A=3A

Farage, P., Ball, A., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Pretty, J., (2009). Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK. Soil Research. 47 (4), 351-351

Aburto, A., Fahy, A., Coulon, F., Lethbridge, G., Timmis, KN., Ball, AS. and McGenity, TJ., (2009). Mixed aerobic and anaerobic microbial communities in benzene-contaminated groundwater. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 106 (1), 317-328

Alvarez, LA., Exton, DA., Timmis, KN., Suggett, DJ. and McGenity, TJ., (2009). Characterization of marine isoprene-degrading communities. Environmental Microbiology. 11 (12), 3280-3291

Borin, S., Brusetti, L., Mapelli, F., D'Auria, G., Brusa, T., Marzorati, M., Rizzi, A., Yakimov, M., Marty, D., De Lange, GJ., Van der Wielen, P., Bolhuis, H., McGenity, TJ., Polymenakou, PN., Malinverno, E., Giuliano, L., Corselli, C. and Daffonchio, D., (2009). Sulfur cycling and methanogenesis primarily drive microbial colonization of the highly sulfidic Urania deep hypersaline basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106 (23), 9151-9156

Brunner, B., Yu, J-Y., Mielke, RE., MacAskill, JA., Madzunkov, S., McGenity, TJ. and Coleman, M., (2008). Different isotope and chemical patterns of pyrite oxidation related to lag and exponential growth phases of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans reveal a microbial growth strategy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 270 (1-2), 63-72

Sass, AM., McKew, BA., Sass, H., Fichtel, J., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2008). Diversity of Bacillus-like organisms isolated from deep-sea hypersaline anoxic sediments. Saline Systems. 4 (1), 8-8

Fahy, A., Ball, AS., Lethbridge, G., McGenity, TJ. and Timmis, KN., (2008). High benzene concentrations can favour Gram-positive bacteria in groundwaters from a contaminated aquifer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 65 (3), 526-533

Paissé, S., Coulon, FDR., Goñi-Urriza, M., Peperzak, L., McGenity, TJ. and Duran, R., (2008). Structure of bacterial communities along a hydrocarbon contamination gradient in a coastal sediment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 66 (2), 295-305

Fahy, A., Ball, AS., Lethbridge, G., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2008). Isolation of alkali-tolerant benzene-degrading bacteria from a contaminated aquifer. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 47 (1), 60-66

Sass, AM., McKew, BA., Sass, H., Fichtel, J., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2008). Diversity of Bacillus-like organisms isolated from deep-sea hypersaline anoxic sediments. Saline Systems. 4 (1), creators-McGenity=3ATerry_J=3A=3A

Hallsworth, JE., Yakimov, MM., Golyshin, PN., Gillion, JLM., D'Auria, G., de Lima Alves, F., La Cono, V., Genovese, M., McKew, BA., Hayes, SL., Harris, G., Giuliano, L., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2007). Limits of life in MgCl2-containing environments: chaotropicity defines the window. Environmental Microbiology. 9 (3), 801-813

Coulon, F., McKew, BA., Osborn, AM., McGenity, TJ. and Timmis, KN., (2007). Effects of temperature and biostimulation on oil-degrading microbial communities in temperate estuarine waters. Environmental Microbiology. 9 (1), 177-186

McKew, BA., Coulon, F., Osborn, AM., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2007). Determining the identity and roles of oil-metabolizing marine bacteria from the Thames estuary, UK. Environmental Microbiology. 9 (1), 165-176

McKew, BA., Coulon, F., Yakimov, MM., Denaro, R., Genovese, M., Smith, CJ., Osborn, AM., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2007). Efficacy of intervention strategies for bioremediation of crude oil in marine systems and effects on indigenous hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria. Environmental Microbiology. 9 (6), 1562-1571

Fahy, A., McGenity, TJ., Timmis, KN. and Ball, AS., (2006). Heterogeneous aerobic benzene-degrading communities in oxygen-depleted groundwaters. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 58 (2), 260-270

Daffonchio, D., Borin, S., Brusa, T., Brusetti, L., van der Wielen, PWJJ., Bolhuis, H., Yakimov, MM., D'Auria, G., Giuliano, L., Marty, D., Tamburini, C., McGenity, TJ., Hallsworth, JE., Sass, AM., Timmis, KN., Tselepides, A., de Lange, GJ., Hübner, A., Thomson, J., Varnavas, SP., Gasparoni, F., Gerber, HW., Malinverno, E. and Corselli, C., (2006). Stratified prokaryote network in the oxic–anoxic transition of a deep-sea halocline. Nature. 440 (7081), 203-207

Fahy, A., Lethbridge, G., Earle, R., Ball, AS., Timmis, KN. and McGenity, TJ., (2005). Effects of long-term benzene pollution on bacterial diversity and community structure in groundwater. Environmental Microbiology. 7 (8), 1192-1199

van der Wielen, PWJJ., (2005). The Enigma of Prokaryotic Life in Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins. Science. 307 (5706), 121-123

Purdy, KJ., Cresswell-Maynard, TD., Nedwell, DB., McGenity, TJ., Grant, WD., Timmis, KN. and Embley, TM., (2004). Isolation of haloarchaea that grow at low salinities. Environmental Microbiology. 6 (6), 591-595

Fish, SA., Shepherd, TJ., McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (2002). Erratum: Recovery of 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragments from ancient halite (Nature (2002) 417 (432-436)). Nature. 420 (6912), 202-

Fish, SA., Shepherd, TJ., McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (2002). Recovery of 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragments from ancient halite. Nature. 417 (6887), 432-436

Fish, SA., Shepherd, TJ., McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (2002). corrigendum: Recovery of 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragments from ancient halite. Nature. 420 (6912), 202-202

Yu, J-Y., McGenity, TJ. and Coleman, ML., (2001). Solution chemistry during the lag phase and exponential phase of pyrite oxidation by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. Chemical Geology. 175 (3-4), 307-317

McGenity, TJ., Gemmell, RT., Grant, WD. and Stan-Lotter, H., (2000). Origins of halophilic microorganisms in ancient salt deposits. Minireview. Environmental Microbiology. 2 (3), 243-250

(1999). Editorial. Sedimentary Geology. 126 (1-4), 5-8

Stan-Lotter, H., Wanner, G., McGenity, TJ., Stetter, KO., Legat, A., Denner, EBM. and Glaser, K., (1999). Very similar strains of Halococcus salifodinae are found in geographically separated Permo-Triassic salt deposits. Microbiology. 145 (12), 3565-3574

McGENITY, TJ., GEMMELL, RT. and GRANT, WD., (1998). Proposal of a new halobacterial genus Natrinema gen. nov., with two species Natrinema pellirubrum nom. nov. and Natrinema pallidum nom. nov.. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 48 (4), 1187-1196

Grant, WD., Gemmell, RT. and McGenity, TJ., (1998). Halobacteria: the evidence for longevity. Extremophiles. 2 (3), 279-287

McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (1995). Transfer of Halobacterium saccharovorum, Halobacterium sodomense, Halobacterium trapanicum NRC 34021 and Halobacterium lacusprofundi to the Genus Halorubrum gen. nov., as Halorubrum saccharovorum comb. nov., Halorubrum sodomense comb. nov., Halorubrum trapanicum comb. nov., and Halorubrum lacusprofundi comb. nov.. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 18 (2), 237-243

Lodwick, D., McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (1994). The Phylogenetic Position of the Haloalkaliphilic Archaeon Natronobacterium magadii, determined from its 23S Ribosomal RNA Sequence. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 17 (3), 402-404

DENNER, EBM., McGENITY, TJ., BUSSE, H-J., GRANT, WD., WANNER, G. and STAN-LOTTER, H., (1994). Halococcus salifodinae sp. nov., an Archaeal Isolate from an Austrian Salt Mine. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 44 (4), 774-780

Norton, CF., McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (1993). Archaeal halophiles (halobacteria) from two British salt mines. Journal of General Microbiology. 139 (5), 1077-1081

McGenity, TJ. and Grant, WD., (1993). The Haloalkaliphilic Archaeon (Archaebacterium) Natronococcus occultus Represents a Distinct Lineage Within the Halobacteriales, Most Closely Related to the Other Haloalkaliphilic Lineage (Natronobacterium). Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 16 (2), 239-243

Thongthai, C., McGenity, TJ., Suntinanalert, P. and Grant, WD., (1992). Isolation and characterization of an extremely halophilic archaeobacterium from traditionally fermented Thai fish sauce (nam pla). Letters in Applied Microbiology. 14 (3), 111-114

Books (1)

McGenity, TJ., Timmis, KN. and Nogales, B., (2016). Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols: Isolation and Cultivation. Springer. 3-662-45178-6. 978-3-662-45178-6

Book chapters (12)

Nedwell, DB., Underwood, GJC., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Dumbrell, AJ., (2016). The Colne Estuary. In: Advances in Ecological Research. Elsevier. 227- 281. 9780081009352

McGenity, TJ., (2016). Introduction to the cultivation of microbes involved in the cycling of hydrocarbons. In: Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols: Isolation and Cultivation. Editors: McGenity, TJ., Timmis, KN. and Nogales, B., . Springer. 3-662-45178-6. 978-3-662-45178-6

McGenity, TJ. and Oren, A., (2012). Hypersaline environments. In: Life at Extremes: Environments, Organisms and Strategies for Survival. 402- 437. 9781845938147

Prince, R., Gramain, A. and McGenity, TJ., (2010). Prokaryotic hydrocarbon degraders. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 1669- 1692. 9783540775843

McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Fahy, A., (2010). Alkaliphilic hydrocarbon degraders. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 1931- 1937. 9783540775881

McGenity, TJ. and Gramain, A., (2010). Cultivation of Halophilic Hydrocarbon Degraders. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 3847- 3854. 9783540775843

McGenity, TJ., (2010). Halophilic hydrocarbon degraders. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 1939- 1951. 9783540775843

McGenity, TJ., (2010). Methane production in a more saline world. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 3337- 3338. 9783540775843

McGenity, TJ., (2010). Methanogens and methanogenesis in hypersaline environments. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiolog. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 666- 680. 9783540775843

Fahy, A. and McGenity, TJ., (2010). Remediation of BTEX in groundwater underlying petrochemical plants. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 2609- 2615. 9783540775843

McCammick, EM., Gomase, VS., McGenity, TJ., Timson, DJ. and Hallsworth, JE., (2010). Water-hydrophobic compound interactions with the microbial cell. In: Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editors: Timmis, KN., McGenity, TJ., van der Meer, JR. and de Lorenzo, V., . Springer. 1451- 1466. 9783540775843

McGenity, TJ., Hallsworth, JE. and Timmis, KN., (2008). Connectivity between ?ancient? and ?modern? hypersaline environments, and the salinity limits of life. In: CIESM 2008, The Messinian Salinity Crisis from mega-deposits to microbiology ? A consensus report.. Editors: Briand, F., . CIESM. 115- 120

Conferences (2)

Aganbi, E., Medina, AA., Fahy, A., McGenity, TJ. and Ball, AS., (2014). The effect of an induced benzene plume on microbial communities in a groundwater aquifer

Stan-Lotter, H., Radax, C., Gruber, C., McGenity, TJ., Legat, A., Wanner, G. and Denner, EBM., (2000). The distribution of viable microorganisms in Permo-Triassic rock salt

Grants and funding

2018

Experimental Oil Spill Data-sharing (ExpOS'D)

ITOPF / NHL University of Applied Sciences

Trace gas bio-signatures: implications for NOMAD

UK Space Agency

The Impacts of Marine Oil Snow on the Environment

University of Essex

2017

Quantifying a marine ecosystem's response to a catastrophic oil spill

Natural Environment Research Council

SALTGIANT: Understanding the Mediterranean Salt Giant (ETN)

European Commission (H2020)

2014

Data Synthesis and Management of Marine and Coastal Carbon

Natural Environment Research Council

Investigating the environmental factors that influence microbial isoprene production

Society For General Microbiology

2012

Microbial degradation of isoprene in the terrestial environment

Natural Environment Research Council

A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem

Natural Environment Research Council

SGM Vacation Studentships 2012

Society For General Microbiology

The key role of DOM in regulating microbial diversity, community structure and

Natural Environment Research Council

2011

Environmental meta-genomics and biotechnology of Rhazya

King Abdulaziz University

2008

Regulation Of Isoprene Production By Coa

Natural Environment Research Council

Contact

tjmcgen@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872535

Location:

3SW.5.17, Colchester Campus