Bacterial Adaptation & Response Networks

Beatty Lab Publications


Lin, S.,  P.R. Jaschke, H. Wang, M. Paddock, A. Tufts, J.P. Allen, F.I. Rosell, G.A. Mauk, M. Okamura, N.W. Woodbury, and J.T. Beatty.  Electron transfer in the Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction center assembled with zinc bacteriochlorophyll. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. in press

Takshi, A., J.D. Madden and J.T. Beatty.  Diffusion model for charge transfer from a photosynthetic reaction center to an electrode in a photovoltaic device.  Electrochim Acta in press


Oda, Y., F.W. Larimer, P.S.G. Chain, S. Malfatti, M.V. Shin, L.M. Vergez, L.Hauser, M.L. Land, S. Braatsch, J.T. Beatty, D.A. Pelletier, A.L. Schaefer and C.S. Harwood (2008). Multiple genome sequences reveal adaptations of a phototrophic bacterium to sediment microenvironments.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105:18543–18548.

Rathgeber, C., M. Lince, J. Alric, A.S. Lang, E. Humphrey, R.E. Blankenship, A. Verméglio, F.G. Plumley, C.L. Van Dover, J.T. Beatty, and V. Yurkov (2008).  Vertical distribution and characterization of aerobic phototrophic bacteria at the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Pacific Ocean.  Photosynth. Res. 97:235-244.


Jaschke, P. R., and J. T. Beatty (2007). The photosystem of Rhodobacter sphaeroides assembles with zinc-bacteriochlorophyll in a bchD (magnesium-chelatase) mutant. Biochemistry, 46:12491-12500.

Jaschke, P. R., H. N. LeBlanc, A. S. Lang, and J. T. Beatty (2007). The PucC protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus mitigates an inhibitory effect of light-harvesting 2 a and b proteins on light-harvesting complex 1. Photosynth. Res. 95:279-284.

Rathgeber, C., N. Yurkova, E. Stackebrandt, P. Schumann, E. Humphrey, J.T. Beatty, and V. Yurkov (2007). Porphyrobacter meromictus sp. nov., an appendaged bacterium that produces bacteriochlorophyll a. Curr Microbiol. 55:356-361.

Braatsch, S., J.A. Johnson, K. Noll, and J.T. Beatty (2007). The O2-responsive repressor PpsR2 but not PpsR1 transduces a light signal sensed by the BphP1 phytochrome in Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009.  FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 272:60-64.

Lang, A.S., and J.T. Beatty (2007). Importance of widespread gene transfer agent genes in the a-proteobacteria. Trends Microbiol. 15:54-62.

Swingley, W.D, G. Sumedha, S.D. Mastrian, H.J.. Matthies,  Ji. Hao, H. Ramos, C.R. Acharya, A.L. Conrad, H.L. Taylor, L.C. Dejesa, M.K. Shah, M.E. O’Huallachain, M.T. Lince, R.E. Blankenship, J.T. Beatty, and J.W. Touchman (2007). The complete genome sequence of Roseobacter denitrificans reveals a mixotrophic as opposed to photosynthetic metabolism.  J. Bacteriol. 189:683-690.


Rathgeber, C., N. Yurkova, E. Stackebrandt, E. Humphrey, J.T. Beatty, and V. Yurkov (2006).  Metalloid reducing bacteria isolated from deep ocean hydrothermal vents of the Juan de Fuca Ridge,  Pseudoalteromonas telluritireducens sp. nov. and Pseudoalteromonas spiralis sp. nov. Current Microbiol. 53:449-456.

Aklujkar, M., R.C. Prince, and J.T. Beatty (2006). The photosynthetic deficiency due to puhC gene deletion in  Rhodobacter capsulatus suggests a PuhC protein-dependent  process of RC/LH1/PufX complex reorganization.  Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 454:59-71.

Braatsch, S., J. Bernstein, F. Lessner, J. Morgan, J. Liao, C. Harwood, and J.T. Beatty (2006). Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009 has two functional ppsR genes that each encodes a repressor of photosynthesis gene expression. Biochemistry 45:14441-14451.

VerBerkmoes, N. C., M. B. Shah, P. K. Lankford, D. A. Pelletier, M. B. Strader, D. L., Tabb, W. H. McDonald, J. W. Barton, G. B. Hurst, L. Hauser, B . H. Davison, J. T. Beatty, C. S. Harwood, F. R. Tabita, R. L. Hettich, and F. W. Larimer (2006).  Determination and comparison of the baseline proteomes of the versatile microbe Rhodopseudomonas palustris under its major metabolic states.  J. Proteome Res. 5:287-298.

Aklujkar, M., and J.T. Beatty (2006).  Investigation of Rhodobacter capsulatus PufX interactions in the core complex of the photosynthetic apparatus.  Photosynth. Res. 88:159-171.

Beatty, J.T. (2006). On the natural selection and evolution of the aerobic phototrophic bacteria. In “Discoveries in Photosynthesis”; Govindjee, J.T. Beatty, H. Gest, and J.F. Allen (eds.), Springer Publishers.

Gest, H., Beatty, J.T., J.F. Allen, and Govindjee (2006).  The encyclopedia of photosynthesis research.  In “Discoveries in Photosynthesis”; Govindjee, H. Gest, J.T. Beatty, and J.F. Allen (eds.), Springer Publishers.


Beatty, J.T., Overmann, J., Lince, M.T., Manske, A.K., Lang, A.S., Blankenship, R.E., Van Dover, C.L., Martinson, T.A., and G.F. Plumley (2005). An obligately photosynthetic bacterial anaerobe from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102: 9306-9310.

Aklujkar, M., and J.T. Beatty (2005).  The PufX protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus affects the properties of bacteriochlorophyll a and carotenoid pigments of light-harvesting complex 1.  Arch Biochem. Biophys. 443:21-32.

Tuschak, C., M.M. Leung, J.T. Beatty, and J. Overmann (2005). The puf operon of the purple sulfur bacterium Amoebobacter purpureus: structure, transcription and phylogenetic analysis. Arch. Microbiol. 183:431–443.

Abresch, E.C.,  H.L.A. Axelrod, J.T. Beatty, J.A. Johnson, R. Nechushtai, and M.L. Paddock (2005).  Characterization of a highly purified, fully active, crystallizable RC-LH1-PufX core complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Photosyn. Res. 86:61–70.

Shelswell, K.J, T.A. Taylor, and J.T. Beatty (2005). Photoresponsive flagellum-independent motility of the purple phototrophic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus.  J. Bacteriol. 187:5040-5043.

Aklujkar, M., R.C. Prince, and J.T. Beatty (2005). The puhE gene of Rhodobacter capsulatus is needed for optimal transition from aerobic to photosynthetic growth and encodes a putative negative modulator of bacteriochlorophyll production.  Arch. Biochem. Biophys 437:186-198.

Rathgeber, C., N. Yurkova, E. Stackebrandt, P. Schumann, J.T. Beatty, and V. Yurkov (2005). Roseicyclus mahoneyensis gen. nov., sp nov., an aerobic phototrophic bacterium isolated from a meromictic lake. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Biol. 55:1597-1603.

Aklujkar, M., R.C. Prince, and J.T. Beatty (2005). The PuhB protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus functions in photosynthetic reaction center assembly with a secondary effect on light-harvesting complex 1.  J. Bacteriol. 182:5440-5447.


Rathgeber, C., Beatty, J.T., and V. Yurkov (2004). Aerobic phototrophic bacteria: new evidence for the diversity, ecological importance and applied potential of this previously overlooked group.  Photosyn. Res. 81:113–128.

Tuschak, C., Beatty, J.T., and J. Overmann (2004). Photosynthesis genes and LH1 proteins of Roseospirillum parvum 930I, a purple non-sulfur bacterium with unusual spectral properties.  Photosyn. Res. 81:181 – 199.

Larimer, F., P. Chain, L. Hauser, J. Lamerdin, S. Malfatti, L. Do, M.L. Land, D.A. Pelletier, J.T. Beatty, A.S. Lang, F. R. Tabita, J.L. Gibson, T.E. Hanson, C. Bobst, J. Torres y Torres, C. Peres, F. Harrison, J. Gibson, and C. S. Harwood (2004).  Complete genome sequence of the metabolically versatile phototrophic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris.  Nature Biotechnol. 22:55-61.

Tehrani, A., and J.T. Beatty (2004).  Effects of precise deletions in Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction center genes on steady-state levels of reaction center proteins: A revised model for reaction center assembly.  Photosyn. Res. 79:101-108.

Govindjee, Allen, J.F., and  J.T. Beatty (2004). Celebrating the millennium: historical highlights of photosynthesis research.  Photosyn. Res. 80:1-13

Abresch, E.C., Axelrod, H.L.A., Beatty, J.T., Johnson, J.A., Okamura, M.Y., Feher, G., and R. Nechustai (2004)  Isolation and characterization of an active RCLH1 complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides.  Biophys. J. .86:146a.

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