Publications

Articles

picISME Shah, V., Chang, B. X. and Morris, R.M. (2016). Cultivation of a chemoautotroph from the SUP05 clade of marine bacteria that produces nitrite and consumes ammonium. ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.87
picISME Shah V, Morris RM. 2015. Genome sequence of “Candidatus Thioglobus autotrophica” strain EF1, a chemoautotroph from the SUP05 clade of marine gammaproteobacteria. Genome Announc 3(5):e01156-15. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01156-15.
picISME Marshall KT, Morris RM. 2015. Genome sequence of “Candidatus Thioglobus singularis” strain PS1, a mixotroph from the SUP05 clade of marine gammaproteobacteria. Genome Announc 3(5):e01155-15.
picISME Mattes, T.E., Nunn, B.L., Marshall, K.T., Proskurowski, G., Kelley, D.S., Kawka, O.E., Goodlett, D.R., Hansell, D.A. and Morris, R.M. (2013). Sulfur oxidizers dominate carbon fixation at a biogeochemical hot spot in the dark ocean. ISME Journal. 7:2349–2360
picISME Marshall, K.T., and Morris, R.M. (2013). Isolation of an aerobic sulfur oxidizer from the
SUP05/Arctic96BD-19 clade. ISME Journal. 7:452–455
EM Iverson, V., Morris, R.M., Frazar, C.A., Berthiaume, C., Morales, R.L., and Armbrust, E.V. (2012). Untangling genomes from metagenomes:Revealing an uncultured class of Euryarchaeota. Science. 335:587-590
EM Morris, R.M., Frazar, C.D., and Carlson, C.A. (2012). Basin-scale patterns in the abundance of SAR11 subclades, marine Actinobacteria (OM1), members of the Roseobacter clade, and OCS116 in the South Atlantic. Environmental Microbiology. 14:1133-1144
picJB Thrash, J.C., Cho, J.C., Vergin, K.L., Morris, R.M., and Giovannoni, S.J. (2010). Genome Sequence of Lentisphaera araneosa HTCC2155T, the Type Species of the Order Lentisphaerales in the Phylum Lentisphaerae. Journal of Bacteriology, June 2010, p. 2938-2939, Vol. 192, No. 11.
picISME Morris, R.M., Nunn, B.L., Frazar, C., Goodlett, D.R., Ting, Y.S., and Rocap, G. (2010). Comparative metaproteomics reveals ocean-scale shifts in microbial nutrient utilization and energy transduction. ISME Journal 4:673-685.
picISME Carlson, C.A., Morris, R.M., Parsons, R., Treusch, A.H., Giovannoni, S.J. and Vergin, K. (2009). Seasonal dynamics of SAR11 populations in the euphotic and mesopelagic zones of the northwestern Sargasso Sea. ISME Journal 3:283–295.
AEM Rowe, A.R., Lazar, B.J., Morris, R.M. and Richardson, R.E. (2008) Characterization of the Community Structure of a Dechlorinating Mixed Culture and Comparisons of Gene Expression in Planktonic and Biofloc-Associated "Dehalococcoides" and Methanospirilum Species. Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6709-6719.
AEM Fung, J.M., Morris, R.M., Adrian, L., and Zinder, S.H. (2007) Expression of reductive dehalogenase genes in Dehalococcoides ethenogenes strain 195 growing on tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, or 2,3-dichlorophenol. Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4439-4445.
EM Cho, J.C., Stapels, M.D., Morris R.M., Vergin K.L., Barofsky D.F., and Giovannoni S.J. (2007) Polyphyletic photosynthetic reaction center genes in oligotrophic marine Gammaproteobacteria. Environ Microbiol 9:1456-1463.
AEM Morris, R.M., Fung, J.M., Rahm, B.G., Zhang S., Freedman, D.L., Zinder, S.H., and Richardson, R.E. (2007) Comparative proteomics of Dehalococcoides reveals strain-specific peptides associated with activity. Appl Environ Microbiol, 73:320-326.
EM Morris, R.M., Sowell, S., Barofsky, D., Zinder, S.H., and Richardson, R. (2006) Transcription and mass-spectroscopic proteomic studies of electron transport oxidoreductases in Dehalococcoides ethenogenes. Environ Microbiol 8:1499-1509.
AEM Rahm, B.G., Morris, R.M., and Richardson, R.E. (2006) Temporal expression of respiratory genes in an enrichment culture containing Dehalococcoides ethenogenes. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5486-5491.
EM Morris, R.M., Longnecker, K., and Giovannoni, S.J. (2006) Pirellula and OM43 are among the dominant lineages identified in an Oregon coast diatom bloom. Environmental Microbiology 8:1361-1370.
L&O Morris, R.M., Vergin, K.L., Cho, J.C., Rappe, M.S., Carlson, C.A., and Giovannoni, S.J. (2005) Temporal and spatial response of bacterioplankton lineages to annual convective overturn at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site. Limnol and Oceanogr 50:1687-1696
AEM Morris, R.M., Rappe, M.S., Urbach, E., Connon, S.A., and Giovannoni, S.J. (2004) Prevalence of the Chloroflexi-related SAR202 bacterioplankton cluster throughout the mesopelagic zone and deep ocean. Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2836-2842.
EM Cho, J.C., Vergin, K.L., Morris, R.M., and Giovannoni, S.J. (2004) Lentisphaera araneosa gen. nov., sp. nov, a transparent exopolymer producing marine bacterium, and the description of a novel bacterial phylum, Lentisphaerae. Environ Microbiol 6:611-621.
Nature Morris, R.M., Rappe, M.S., Connon, S.A., Vergin, K.L., Siebold, W.A., Carlson, C.A., and Giovannoni, S.J. (2002) SAR11 clade dominates ocean surface bacterioplankton communities. Nature 420:806-810.

Reviews and Book Chapters

Current Biology Robert M. Morris and Brook L. Nunn, Chapter Fourteen – Sample Preparation and Processing for Planktonic Microbial Community Proteomics. Methods in Enzymology, Volume 531, 2013, Pages 271–287
Current Biology Morris, R.M. (2006) Environmental genomics: exploring ecological sequence space. Curr Biol 16:R499-501.

Selected Abstracts


Carlson, C.A., Giovannoni, S.J., Parsons, R. and R. M. Morris (2007). Temporal and Spatial Distributions of Bacterial Lineages at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study Site. National Science Foundation Microbial Observatory Program, oral presentation.

Morris, R. M., Fung, J.M., Zinder, S.J., and R.E. Richardson (2006). Proteomic discrimination of Dehalococcoides ethenogenes electron-transporting oxidoreductases under different growth conditions. American Society for Microbiology, poster.

Fung J., R. M. Morris, B. G. Rahm, R. E. Richardson, and S. H. Zinder (2006). Dehalococcoides ethenogenes hydrogenase and dehalogenase gene regulation in pure and mixed cultures. American Society for Microbiology, poster.

Morris, R.M., Zinder, S.H., and R.E., Richardson (2005) Electron-transporting respiratory gene regulation in Dehalococcoides strain 195. American Society for Microbiology, poster.

Morris, R.M., and S.J. Giovannoni (2005) Pirellula and OM43 are among the dominant lineages identified in an Oregon coast phytoplankton bloom. International Union of Microbiological Societies, poster.

Morris, R.M., Cho, J.C., Rappé, M.S., Vergin, K.L., Carlson, C.A., and S.J. Giovannoni, (2004) Seasonal shifts in bacterioplankton community structure at BATS. American Society for Microbiology, poster.

Giovannoni, S.J., K.L., Vergin, and R.M. Morris (2004). Time-Series Measurements Reveal Spatial and Temporal Variability Among Bacterioplankton Lineages at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series Study Site; ISME 2004

Morris, R.M., T.D., Wright, E., Urbach, M.S., Rappé, K.L., Vergin, S.A., Connon and S.J. Giovannoni (2003) Direct cell counts reveal mesopelagic distribution of the Green Non-Sulfur (GNS) related SAR202 bacterioplankton group. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, oral presentation.

Cho, J-C., K. L. Vergin, R. M. Morris, and S. J. Giovannoni (2003). Lentisphaera araneosa gen. nov., sp. nov., a Transparent Exopolymer Producing Marine Bacterium, the First Cultivated Representative of the Novel Phylum Lentisphaerae phy. nov. American Society of Microbiology, poster.

Morris, R.M., M.S., Rappé, S.A., Connon, K.L., Vergin, W.A., Siebold, C.A., Carlson, and S.J. Giovannoni (2002). In-situ abundance of the SAR11 bacterioplankton clade in the North Atlantic Ocean. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, oral presentation.