• Borin S, Brusetti L, Mapelli F et al. (2009) Sulfur cycling and methanogenesis primarily drive microbial colonization of the highly sulfidic Urania deep hypersaline basin. P Natl Acad Sci USA 106: 91519156.
  • Boyer HW & Roulland-Dussoix D (1969) A complementation analysis of the restriction and modification of DNA in Escherichia coli. J Mol Biol 41: 459472.
  • Coolen MJL & Overmann J (2000) Functional exoenzymes as indicators of metabolically active bacteria in 124,000-year-old sapropel layers of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Appl Environ Microb 66: 25892598.
  • Elhai J & Wolk CP (1988a) A versatile class of positive-selection vectors based on the nonviability of palindrome-containing plasmids that allows cloning into long polylinkers. Gene 68: 119138.
  • Elhai J & Wolk CP (1988b) Conjugal transfer of DNA to cyanobacteria. Method Enzymol 167: 747754.
  • Elhai J, Vepritskiy A, Muro-Pastor AM, Flores E & Wolk CP (1997) Reduction of conjugal transfer efficiency by three restriction activities of Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120. J Bacteriol 179: 19982005.
  • Ivars-Martinez E, D'Auria G, Rodriguez-Valera F, Sanchez-Porro C, Ventosa A, Joint I & Muhling M (2008a) Biogeography of the ubiquitous marine bacterium Alteromonas macleodii determined by multilocus sequence analysis. Mol Ecol 17: 40924106.
  • Ivars-Martinez E, Martin-Cuadrado A-B, D'Auria G et al. (2008b) Comparative genomics of two ecotypes of the marine planktonic copiotroph Alteromonas macleodii suggests alternative lifestyles associated with different kinds of particulate organic matter. ISME J 2: 11941212.
  • Kato J, Amie J, Murata Y, Kuroda A, Mitsutani A & Ohtake H (1998) Development of a genetic transformation system for an alga-lysing bacterium. Appl Environ Microb 64: 20612064.
  • Lopez-Lopez A, Bartual SG, Stal L, Onyshchenko O & Rodriguez-Valera F (2005) Genetic analysis of housekeeping genes reveals a deep-sea ecotype of Alteromonas macleodii in the Mediterranean Sea. Environ Microbiol 7: 649659.
  • Maroti G, Tong Y, Yooseph S et al. (2009) Discovery of a [NiFe]-hydrogenase in metagenomic Sargasso Sea DNA: Cloning and functional analysis in Thiocapsa roseopersicina. Appl Environ Microb 75: 58215830.
  • Martín-Cuadrado A-B, Lopez-Garcia P, Alba J-C et al. (2007) Metagenomics of the Deep Mediterranean, a warm bathypelagic habitat. PLoS ONE 2: e914.
  • Ried JL & Collmer A (1987) An nptI-sacB-sacR cartridge for constructing directed, unmarked mutations in gram-negative bacteria by marker exchange-eviction mutagenesis. Gene 57: 239246.
  • Sambrook J & Russell DW (2001) Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 3rd edn. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
  • Sass AM, Sass H, Coolen MJ, Cypionka H & Overmann J (2001) Microbial communities in the chemocline of a hypersaline deep-sea basin (Urania basin, Mediterranean Sea). Appl Environ Microb 67: 53925402.
  • Vargas WA, Weyman PD, Tong Y, Smith HO & Xu Q (2011) A [NiFe]-hydrogenase from Alteromonas macleodii with unusual stability in the presence of oxygen and high temperature. Appl Environ Microb 77: 19901998.
  • Weyman PD, Vargas WA, Chuang R-Y, Chang Y, Smith HO & Xu Q (2011) Heterologous expression of Alteromonas macleodii and Thiocapsa roseopersicina [NiFe] hydrogenases in E. coli. Microbiology 157: 13631374.
  • Yakimov MM, Giuliano L, Cappello S, Denaro R & Golyshin PN (2007) Microbial community of a hydrothermal mud vent underneath the deep-sea anoxic brine lake Urania (eastern Mediterranean). Orig Life Evol Biosph 37: 177188.