Lyle Whyte

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
E-mail: lyle.whyte@mcgill.ca
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Research

My research projects focus on examining microbial biodiversity and ecology in the Canadian high Arctic where very unique habitats exist, using both classical microbiology and novel genomics-based molecular techniques for studying microbial communities. These habitats include unique cold saline springs, permafrost and ground ice, and ice shelf microbial matt communities. These investigations explore the biodiversity, ecology, adaptations, and activity of microbial communities at subzero temperatures in cryoenvironments (subzero habitats) in an emerging field perhaps best described as cryomicrobiology. This area is presently very poorly understood but crucial for determining if such communities are active in situ at subzero temperatures and determining the impact of such activity on global biogeochemical cycling. The utility of these unique cryoenvironments as extraterrestrial analogs for astrobiology studies is also being examined and biotechnological applications of these microorganisms will be investigated in the longer term.

The fundamental questions that my research addresses are:
  • What are the cold temperature limits of microbial life?
  • How do organisms survive in such extreme cryoenvironments?
  • Are microbial communities active at in-situ subzero temperatures in cryoenvironments and how can we detect such activity?

    Current and future projects include:
  • Effects of Climate Change on Permafrost Microbial Communities
  • Stable Isotope Probing and Metagenomic Analyses of Permafrost Samples
  • Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity of High Arctic Cold Saline Springs
  • Characterization of Microorganisms Capable of Subzero Growth and Activity
  • Astrobiology-Related Research
  • Biodegradation and bioremediation by cold-adapted microorganisms



  • Publications

    127- Gut microbiome is affected by inter-sexual and inter-seasonal variation in diet for thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia)
    Journal Article
    Góngora, E, Elliott, KH, Whyte, L
    2021 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2021-01-22)

    126- Thaumarchaea genome sequences from a high Arctic active layer
    Journal Article
    Sun E W , Hajirezaie S , Dooner M , Vishnivetskaya T A , Layton A , Chauhan A , Pfiffner S M , Whyte L G , Onstott T C , Lau M C Y ,
    2020 Microbiology Resource Announcements (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    125- Thiomicrorhabdus streamers and sulfur cycling in perennial hypersaline cold springs in the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Magnuson E , Mykytczuk N C , Pellerin A , Goordial J , Twine S M , Wing B , Foote S J , Fulton K , Whyte L G ,
    2020 Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    124- Macroinvertebrate and soil prokaryote communities in the forest–tundra ecotone of the Subarctic Yukon
    Journal Article
    Turney, S, Altshuler, I, Whyte, LG, Buddle, CM
    2018 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2018-05-18)

    123- The willow microbiome is influenced by soil petroleum-hydrocarbon concentration with plant compartment-specific effects
    Journal Article
    Tardif, S, Yergeau, , Tremblay, J, Legendre, P, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    2016 Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2016-11-28)

    122- Atmospheric methane oxidizers are present and active in Canadian high Arctic soils
    Journal Article
    Martineau, C, Pan, Y, Bodrossy, L, Yergeau, E, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    2014 FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2016-01-21)

    121- Alteration of microbial community structure affects diesel biodegradation in an Arctic soil
    Journal Article
    Bell, TH, Yergeau, E, Juck, DF, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    2013 FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2016-01-21)

    120- Defining the functional potential and active community members of a sediment microbial community in a high-arctic hypersaline subzero spring
    Journal Article
    Lay, C-Y, Mykytczuk, NCS, Yergeau, , Lamarche-Gagnon, G, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    2013 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2016-01-21)

    119- Predictable bacterial composition and hydrocarbon degradation in Arctic soils following diesel and nutrient disturbance
    Journal Article
    Bell, TH, Yergeau, E, Maynard, C, Juck, D, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    2013 ISME Journal (Date Added: 2016-01-21)

    118- The functional potential of high Arctic permafrost revealed by metagenomic sequencing, qPCR and microarray analyses
    Journal Article
    Yergeau, E, Hogues, H, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    2010 ISME Journal (Date Added: 2016-01-21)

    117- Microarray and real-time PCR analyses of the responses of high-arctic soil bacteria to hydrocarbon pollution and bioremediation treatments
    Journal Article
    Yergeau, E, Arbour, M, Brousseau, R, Juck, D, Lawrence, JR, Masson, L, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    2009 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2016-01-21)

    116- A Multiplex Immunosensor for Detecting Perchlorate-Reducing Bacteria for Environmental Monitoring and Planetary Exploration
    Journal Article
    Gallardo-Carreño, I, Moreno-Paz, M, Aguirre, J, Blanco, Y, Alonso-Pintado, E, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Maggiori, C, Rivas, LA, Engelbrektson, A, Whyte, L, Parro, V
    Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    115- Thaumarchaea genome sequences from a high Arctic active layer
    Journal Article
    Sun, EW-H, Hajirezaie, S, Dooner, M, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Layton, A, Chauhan, A, Pfiffner, SM, Whyte, LG, Onstott, TC, Laue, MCY
    Microbiology Resource Announcements (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    114- Is searching for martian life a priority for the mars community?
    Journal Article
    Fairén, AG, Parro, V, Schulze-Makuch, D, Whyte, L
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    113- Corrigendum: An active atmospheric methane sink in high Arctic mineral cryosols
    Journal Article
    Lau, MCY, Stackhouse, BT, Layton, AC, Chauhan, A, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Chourey, K, Ronholm, J, Mykytczuk, NCS, Bennett, PC, Lamarche-Gagnon, G, Burton, N, Pollard, WH, Omelon, CR, Medvigy, DM, Hettich, RL, Pfiffner, SM, Whyte, LG, Onstott, TC
    ISME Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    112- Microbes in thawing permafrost: The unknown variable in the climate change equation
    Journal Article
    Graham, DE, Wallenstein, MD, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Waldrop, MP, Phelps, TJ, Pfiffner, SM, Onstott, TC, Whyte, LG, Rivkina, EM, Gilichinsky, DA, Elias, DA, MacKelprang, R, Verberkmoes, NC, Hettich, RL, Wagner, D, Wullschleger, SD, Jansson, JK
    ISME Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    111- The Limits, Capabilities, and Potential for Life Detection with MinION Sequencing in a Paleochannel Mars Analog
    Journal Article
    Maggiori, C, Stromberg, J, Blanco, Y, Goordial, J, Cloutis, E, García-Villadangos, M, Parro, V, Whyte, L
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    110- Presence of Legionella spp. in cooling towers: the role of microbial diversity, Pseudomonas, and continuous chlorine application
    Journal Article
    Paranjape, K, Bédard, , Whyte, LG, Ronholm, J, Prévost, M, Faucher, SP
    Water Research (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    109- Thiomicrorhabdus streamers and sulfur cycling in perennial hypersaline cold springs in the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Magnuson, E, Mykytczuk, NCS, Pellerin, A, Goordial, J, Twine, SM, Wing, B, Foote, SJ, Fulton, K, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    108- Canadian Journal of Microbiology: Foreword
    Journal Article
    Foght, J, Greer, CW, Vincent, WF, Whyte, LG
    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    107- Metagenome-assembled genome of USCα AHI, a potential high-affinity methanotroph from Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian High Arctic
    Journal Article
    Rusley, C, Onstott, TC, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Layton, A, Chauhan, A, Pfiffner, SM, Whyte, LG, Lau, MCY
    Microbiology Resource Announcements (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    106- Diversity decoupled from sulfur isotope fractionation in a sulfate-reducing microbial community
    Journal Article
    Colangelo-Lillis, J, Pelikan, C, Herbold, CW, Altshuler, I, Loy, A, Whyte, LG, Wing, BA
    Geobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    105- Biosignature detection by Mars rover equivalent instruments in samples from the CanMars Mars Sample Return Analogue Deployment
    Journal Article
    Stromberg, JM, Parkinson, A, Morison, M, Cloutis, E, Casson, N, Applin, D, Poitras, J, Marti, AM, Maggiori, C, Cousins, C, Whyte, L, Kruzelecky, R, Das, D, Leveille, R, Berlo, K, Sharma, SK, Acosta-Maeda, T, Daly, M, Lalla, E
    Planetary and Space Science (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    104- Species interactions and distinct microbial communities in high Arctic permafrost affected cryosols are associated with the CH4 and CO2 gas fluxes
    Journal Article
    Altshuler, I, Hamel, J, Turney, S, Magnuson, E, Lévesque, R, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    103- Microbial Activity and Habitability of an Antarctic Dry Valley Water Track
    Journal Article
    Chan-Yam, K, Goordial, J, Greer, C, Davila, A, McKay, CP, Whyte, LG
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    102- Denitrifiers, nitrogen-fixing bacteria and N2O soil gas flux in high Arctic ice-wedge polygon cryosols
    Journal Article
    Altshuler, I, Ronholm, J, Layton, A, Onstott, TC, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    101- Planetary Protection and the astrobiological exploration of Mars: Proactive steps in moving forward
    Journal Article
    Fairén, AG, Schulze-Makuch, D, Whyte, L, Parro, V, Pavlov, A, Gómez-Elvira, J, Azua-Bustos, A, Fink, W, Baker, V
    Advances in Space Research (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    100- Culture-dependent bioprospecting of bacterial isolates from the canadian high arctic displaying antibacterial activity
    Journal Article
    Marcolefas, E, Leung, T, Okshevsky, M, McKay, G, Hignett, E, Hamel, J, Aguirre, G, Blenner-Hassett, O, Boyle, B, Lévesque, RC, Nguyen, D, Gruenheid, S, Whyte, L
    Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    99- Microbiology and nitrogen cycle in the benthic sediments of a glacial oligotrophic deep andean lake as analog of ancient martian lake-beds
    Journal Article
    Parro, V, Puente-Sánchez, F, Cabrol, NA, Gallardo-Carreño, I, Moreno-Paz, M, Blanco, Y, García-Villadangos, M, Tambley, C, Tilot, VC, Thompson, C, Smith, E, Sobrón, P, Demergasso, CS, Echeverría-Vega, A, Fernández-Martínez, MA, Whyte, LG, Fairén, AG
    Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    98- Characterization of Microbial Communities Hosted in Quartzofeldspathic and Serpentinite Lithologies in Jeffrey Mine, Canada
    Journal Article
    Ronholm, J, Goordial, J, Sapers, HM, Izawa, MRM, Applin, DM, Pontefract, A, Omelon, CR, Lamarche-Gagnon, G, Cloutis, EA, Whyte, LG
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    97- Conserved genomic and amino acid traits of cold adaptation in subzero-growing Arctic permafrost bacteria
    Journal Article
    Raymond-Bouchard, I, Goordial, J, Zolotarov, Y, Ronholm, J, Stromvik, M, Bakermans, C, Whyte, LG
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    96- Variability in carbon uptake and (re)cycling in Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystems demonstrated through radiocarbon analysis of organic biomarkers
    Journal Article
    Brady, AL, Goordial, J, Sun, HJ, Whyte, LG, Slater, GF
    Geobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    95- Biological characterization of microenvironments in a hypersaline cold spring mars analog
    Journal Article
    Sapers, HM, Ronholm, J, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Comrey, R, Osinski, GR, Whyte, LG
    Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    94- In situ field sequencing and life detection in remote (79°26'N) Canadian high arctic permafrost ice wedge microbial communities
    Journal Article
    Goordial, J, Altshuler, I, Hindson, K, Chan-Yam, K, Marcolefas, E, Whyte, LG
    Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    93- Mechanisms of subzero growth in the cryophile Planococcus halocryophilus determined through proteomic analysis
    Journal Article
    Raymond-Bouchard, I, Chourey, K, Altshuler, I, Iyer, R, Hettich, RL, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    92- Searching for Life on Mars before It is Too Late
    Journal Article
    Fairén, AG, Parro, V, Schulze-Makuch, D, Whyte, L
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    91- From transcriptomes to metatranscriptomes: Cold adaptation and active metabolisms of psychrophiles from cold environments
    Book Chapter
    Raymond-Bouchard, I, Whyte, LG
    Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology: Second Edition (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    90- Microbial life in permafrost
    Book Chapter
    Altshuler, I, Goordial, J, Whyte, LG
    Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology: Second Edition (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    89- Habitability on Early Mars and the Search for Biosignatures with the ExoMars Rover
    Journal Article
    Vago, JL, Westall, F, Coates, AJ, Jaumann, R, Korablev, O, Ciarletti, V, Mitrofanov, I, Josset, J-L, De Sanctis, MC, Bibring, J-P, Rull, F, Goesmann, F, Steininger, H, Goetz, W, Brinckerhoff, W, Szopa, C, Raulin, F, Edwards, HGM, Whyte, LG, Fairén, AG, Bridges, J, Hauber, E, Ori, GG, Werner, S, Loizeau, D, Kuzmin, RO, Williams, RME, Flahaut, J, Forget, F, Rodionov, D, Svedhem, H, Sefton-Nash, E, Kminek, G, Lorenzoni, L, Joudrier, L, Mikhailov, V, Zashchirinskiy, A, Alexashkin, S, Calantropio, F, Merlo, A, Poulakis, P, Witasse, O, Bayle, O, Bayón, S, Meierhenrich, U, Carter, J, García-Ruiz, JM, Baglioni, P, Haldemann, A, Ball, AJ, Debus, A, Lindner, R, Haessig, F, Monteiro, D, Trautner, R, Voland, C, Rebeyre, P, Goulty, D, Didot, F, Durrant, S, Zekri, E, Koschny, D, Toni, A, Visentin, G, Zwick, M, Van Winnendael, M, Azkarate, M, Carreau, C
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    88- Comparative activity and functional ecology of permafrost soils and lithic niches in a hyper-arid polar desert
    Journal Article
    Goordial, J, Davila, A, Greer, CW, Cannam, R, DiRuggiero, J, McKay, CP, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    87- Viral induced microbial mortality in arctic hypersaline spring sediments
    Journal Article
    Colangelo-Lillis, J, Wing, BA, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Whyte, LG
    Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    86- Atmospheric CH4 oxidation by Arctic permafrost and mineral cryosols as a function of water saturation and temperature
    Journal Article
    Stackhouse, B, Lau, MCY, Vishnivetskaya, T, Burton, N, Wang, R, Southworth, A, Whyte, L, Onstott, TC
    Geobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    85- Nearing the cold-arid limits of microbial life in permafrost of an upper dry valley, Antarctica
    Journal Article
    Goordial, J, Davila, A, Lacelle, D, Pollard, W, Marinova, MM, Greer, CW, Di Ruggiero, J, McKay, CP, Whyte, LG
    ISME Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    84- Low viral predation pressure in cold hypersaline Arctic sediments and limits on lytic replication
    Journal Article
    Colangelo-Lillis, J, Wing, BA, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology Reports (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    83- Microscopic characterization of the bacterial cell envelope of Planococcus halocryophilus Or1 during subzero growth at −15 °C
    Journal Article
    Mykytczuk, NCS, Lawrence, JR, Omelon, CR, Southam, G, Whyte, LG
    Polar Biology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    82- Actinorhizal alder phytostabilization alters microbial community dynamics in gold mine waste rock from northern Quebec: A greenhouse study
    Journal Article
    Callender, KL, Roy, S, Khasa, DP, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    81- Cold adaptive traits revealed by comparative genomic analysis of the eurypsychrophile Rhodococcus sp. JG3 isolated from high elevation McMurdo Dry Valley permafrost, Antarctica
    Journal Article
    Goordial, J, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Zolotarov, Y, de Bethencourt, L, Ronholm, J, Shapiro, N, Woyke, T, Stromvik, M, Greer, CW, Bakermans, C, Whyte, L
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    80- Improved high-quality draft genome sequence of the eurypsychrophile Rhodotorula sp. JG1b, isolated from permafrost in the hyperarid upper-elevation McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
    Journal Article
    Goordial, J, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Riley, R, Ronholm, J, Shapiro, N, Woyke, T, LaButti, KM, Tice, H, Amirebrahimi, M, Grigoriev, IV, Greer, C, Bakermans, C, Whyte, L
    Genome Announcements (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    79- Characterization of the microbial community structure and the physicochemical properties of produced water and seawater from the Hibernia oil production platform
    Journal Article
    Yeung, CW, Lee, K, Cobanli, S, King, T, Bugden, J, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    78- Improved-high-quality draft genome sequence of Rhodococcus sp. JG-3, a eurypsychrophilic Actinobacteria from Antarctic Dry Valley permafrost
    Journal Article
    Goordial, J, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Ronholm, J, Shapiro, N, Woyke, T, Whyte, L, Bakermans, C
    Standards in Genomic Sciences (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    77- Effects of simulated spring thaw of permafrost from mineral cryosol on CO2 emissions and atmospheric CH4 uptake
    Journal Article
    Stackhouse, BT, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Layton, A, Chauhan, A, Pfiffner, S, Mykytczuk, NC, Sanders, R, Whyte, LG, Hedin, L, Saad, N, Myneni, S, Onstott, TC
    Journal of Geophysical Research G: Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    76- An active atmospheric methane sink in high Arctic mineral cryosols
    Journal Article
    Lau, MCY, Stackhouse, BT, Layton, AC, Chauhan, A, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Chourey, K, Ronholm, J, Mykytczuk, NCS, Bennett, PC, Lamarche-Gagnon, G, Burton, N, Pollard, WH, Omelon, CR, Medvigy, DM, Hettich, RL, Pfiffner, SM, Whyte, LG, Onstott, TC
    ISME Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    75- Mars methane analogue mission: Mission simulation and rover operations at Jeffrey Mine and Norbestos Mine Quebec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Qadi, A, Cloutis, E, Samson, C, Whyte, L, Ellery, A, Bell, JF, Berard, G, Boivin, A, Haddad, E, Lavoie, J, Jamroz, W, Kruzelecky, R, Mack, A, Mann, P, Olsen, K, Perrot, M, Popa, D, Rhind, T, Sharma, R, Stromberg, J, Strong, K, Tremblay, A, Wilhelm, R, Wing, B, Wong, B
    Advances in Space Research (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    74- Toxic cyanobacterial bloom triggers in missisquoi bay, lake champlain, as determined by next-generation sequencing and quantitative PCR
    Journal Article
    Fortin, N, Munoz-Ramos, V, Bird, D, Lévesque, B, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Life (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    73- Characterizing the surface-exposed proteome of Planococcus halocryophilus during cryophilic growth
    Journal Article
    Ronholm, J, Raymond-Bouchard, I, Creskey, M, Cyr, T, Cloutis, EA, Whyte, LG
    Extremophiles (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    72- Functional characterization of bacteria isolated from ancient arctic soil exposes diverse resistance mechanisms to modern antibiotics
    Journal Article
    Perron, GG, Whyte, L, Turnbaugh, PJ, Goordial, J, Hanage, WP, Dantas, G, Desai, MM
    PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    71- Evidence of in situ microbial activity and sulphidogenesis in perennially sub-0 °C and hypersaline sediments of a high Arctic permafrost spring
    Journal Article
    Lamarche-Gagnon, G, Comery, R, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Extremophiles (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    70- Sulfur isotope fractionation during the evolutionary adaptation of a sulfate-reducing bacterium
    Journal Article
    Pellerin, A, Anderson-Trocmé, L, Whyte, LG, Zane, GM, Wall, JD, Wing, BA
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    69- Microbial life in antarctic permafrost environments
    Book Chapter
    Goordial, J, Whyte, L
    Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology: Physical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    68- Antibacterial activity of antagonistic bacterium Bacillus subtilis DJM-51 against phytopathogenic Clavibacter michiganense subsp. michiganense ATCC 7429 invitro
    Journal Article
    Jung, WJ, Mabood, F, Souleimanov, A, Whyte, LG, Niederberger, TD, Smith, DL
    Microbial Pathogenesis (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    67- Gypsum-hosted endolithic communities of the Lake St. Martin impact structure, Manitoba, Canada: Spectroscopic detectability and implications for Mars
    Journal Article
    Rhind, T, Ronholm, J, Berg, B, Mann, P, Applin, D, Stromberg, J, Sharma, R, Whyte, LG, Cloutis, EA
    International Journal of Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    66- Methanogen community composition and rates of methane consumption in Canadian High Arctic permafrost soils
    Journal Article
    Allan, J, Ronholm, J, Mykytczuk, NCS, Greer, CW, Onstott, TC, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology Reports (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    65- Spectral features of biogenic calcium carbonates and implications for astrobiology
    Journal Article
    Berg, BL, Ronholm, J, Applin, DM, Mann, P, Izawa, M, Cloutis, EA, Whyte, LG
    International Journal of Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    64- A mineralogical characterization of biogenic calcium carbonates precipitated by heterotrophic bacteria isolated from cryophilic polar regions
    Journal Article
    Ronholm, J, Schumann, D, Sapers, HM, Izawa, M, Applin, D, Berg, B, Mann, P, Vali, H, Flemming, RL, Cloutis, EA, Whyte, LG
    Geobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    63- Metagenomes from thawing low-soil-organic-carbon mineral cryosols and permafrost of the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Chauhan, A, Layton, AC, Vishnivetskaya, TA, Williams, D, Pfiffner, SM, Rekepalli, B, Stackhouse, B, Lau, MCY, Phelps, TJ, Mykytczuk, N, Ronholm, J, Whyte, L, Onstott, TC, Sayler, GS
    Genome Announcements (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    62- Commercial DNA extraction kits impact observed microbial community composition in permafrost samples
    Journal Article
    Vishnivetskaya, TA, Layton, AC, Lau, MCY, Chauhan, A, Cheng, KR, Meyers, AJ, Murphy, JR, Rogers, AW, Saarunya, GS, Williams, DE, Pfiffner, SM, Biggerstaff, JP, Stackhouse, BT, Phelps, TJ, Whyte, L, Sayler, GS, Onstott, TC
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    61- Arctic gypsum endoliths: A biogeochemical characterization of a viable and active microbial community
    Journal Article
    Ziolkowski, LA, Mykytczuk, NCS, Omelon, CR, Johnson, H, Whyte, LG, Slater, GF
    Biogeosciences (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    60- Bacterial growth at -15 °C; molecular insights from the permafrost bacterium Planococcus halocryophilus Or1
    Journal Article
    Mykytczuk, NCS, Foote, SJ, Omelon, CR, Southam, G, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    ISME Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    59- Microbial competition in polar soils: A review of an understudied but potentially important control on productivity
    Journal Article
    Bell, TH, Callender, KL, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Biology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    58- Life at the poles in the age of global warming: Part 2
    Journal Article
    Vrionis, HA, Whyte, LG, Miller, RV
    Microbe (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    57- Life at the poles in the age of global warming: Part 1
    Journal Article
    Vrionis, HA, Miller, RV, Whyte, LG
    Microbe (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    56- Hydrocarbon-degrading potential of microbial communities from Arctic plants
    Journal Article
    Ferrera-Rodríguez, O, Greer, CW, Juck, D, Consaul, LL, Martínez-Romero, E, Whyte, LG
    Journal of Applied Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    55- Soil bacteria and archaea found in long-term corn (zea mays L.) agroecosystems in Quebec, Canada
    Journal Article
    Sheibani, S, Yanni, SF, Wilhelm, R, Whalen, JK, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW, Madramootoo, CA
    Canadian Journal of Soil Science (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    54- Planococcus halocryophilus sp. nov., an extreme sub-zero species from high arctic permafrost
    Journal Article
    Mykytczuk, NCS, Wilhelm, RC, Whyte, LG
    International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    53- Life at the wedge: The activity and diversity of arctic ice wedge microbial communities
    Journal Article
    Wilhelm, RC, Radtke, KJ, Mykytczuk, NCS, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    52- Microbial diversity and activity in hypersaline high Arctic spring channels
    Journal Article
    Lay, C-Y, Mykytczuk, NCS, Niederberger, TD, Martineau, C, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Extremophiles (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    51- Analysis of bacterial diversity and metals in produced water, seawater and sediments from an offshore oil and gas production platform
    Journal Article
    Yeung, CW, Law, BA, Milligan, TG, Lee, K, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Marine Pollution Bulletin (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    50- Identification of nitrogen-incorporating bacteria in petroleum-contaminated arctic soils by using [15N]DNA-based stable isotope probing and pyrosequencing
    Journal Article
    Bell, TH, Yergeau, E, Martineau, C, Juck, D, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    49- Geomicrobiology and occluded O2-CO2-Ar gas analyses provide evidence of microbial respiration in ancient terrestrial ground ice
    Journal Article
    Lacelle, D, Radtke, K, Clark, ID, Fisher, D, Lauriol, B, Utting, N, Whyte, LG
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    48- Microbial diversity of active layer and permafrost in an acidic wetland from the Canadian high arctic
    Journal Article
    Wilhelm, RC, Niederberger, TD, Greer, C, Whyte, LG
    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    47- Petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation under seasonal freeze-thaw soil temperature regimes in contaminated soils from a sub-arctic site
    Journal Article
    Chang, W, Klemm, S, Beaulieu, C, Hawari, J, Whyte, L, Ghoshal, S
    Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    46- Extended survival of several organisms and amino acids under simulated martian surface conditions
    Journal Article
    Johnson, AP, Pratt, LM, Vishnivetskaya, T, Pfiffner, S, Bryan, RA, Dadachova, E, Whyte, L, Radtke, K, Chan, E, Tronick, S, Borgonie, G, Mancinelli, RL, Rothschild, LJ, Rogoff, DA, Horikawa, DD, Onstott, TC
    Icarus (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    44- Bioremediation in extremes: Feasibility of scale-up biostimulation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sub-arctic soils during soil freezing
    Journal Article
    Chang, W, Klemm, S, Whyte, L, Ghoshal, S
    GeoCanada Conference (Calgary, Alberta, 5/10-14/2010) Proceedings (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    43- Field performance of alder-Frankia symbionts for the reclamation of oil sands sites
    Journal Article
    Lefrançois, E, Quoreshi, A, Khasa, D, Fung, M, Whyte, LG, Roy, S, Greer, CW
    Applied Soil Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    42- Microbial characterization of a subzero, hypersaline methane seep in the Canadian high arctic
    Journal Article
    Niederberger, TD, Perreault, NN, Tille, S, Lollar, BS, Lacrampe-Couloume, G, Andersen, D, Greer, CW, Pollard, W, Whyte, LG
    ISME Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    41- Stable isotope probing analysis of the diversity and activity of Methanotrophic bacteria in soils from the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Martineau, C, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    40- Microbial community characterization of the Gully: A marine protected area
    Journal Article
    Yeung, CW, Lee, K, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    39- A life detection problem in a High Arctic microbial community
    Journal Article
    Rogers, JD, Perreault, NN, Niederberger, TD, Lichten, C, Whyte, LG, Nadeau, JL
    Planetary and Space Science (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    38- Biodegradation of semi- and non-volatile petroleum hydrocarbons in aged, contaminated soils from a sub-Arctic site: Laboratory pilot-scale experiments at site temperatures
    Journal Article
    Chang, W, Dyen, M, Spagnuolo, L, Simon, P, Whyte, L, Ghoshal, S
    Chemosphere (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    37- Virgibacillus arcticus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic, endospore-forming bacterium from permafrost in the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Niederberger, TD, Steven, B, Charvet, S, Barbier, B, Whyte, LG
    International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    36- Arctic microbial ecosystems and impacts of extreme warming during the International Polar Year
    Journal Article
    Vincent, WF, Whyte, LG, Lovejoy, C, Greer, CW, Laurion, I, Suttle, CA, Corbeil, J, Mueller, DR
    Polar Science (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    35- Extraterrestrial Drilling and Excavation
    Book Chapter
    Zacny, K, Bar-Cohen, Y, Davis, K, Coste, P, Paulsen, G, Sherrit, S, George, J, Derkowski, B, Gorevan, S, Boucher, D, Guerrero, J, Kubota, T, Thomson, BJ, Stanley, S, Thomas, P, Lan, N, Mckay, C, Onstot, TC, Stoker, C, Glass, B, Wakabayashi, S, Whyte, L, Visentin, G, Re, E, Richter, L, Badescu, M, Bao, X, Fincher, R, Hoshino, T, Magnani, P, Menon, C
    Drilling in Extreme Environments: Penetration and Sampling on Earth and other Planets (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    34- Overview of analogue science activities at the McGill Arctic Research Station, Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian High Arctic
    Journal Article
    Pollard, W, Haltigin, T, Whyte, L, Niederberger, T, Andersen, D, Omelon, C, Nadeau, J, Ecclestone, M, Lebeuf, M
    Planetary and Space Science (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    33- Novel sulfur-oxidizing streamers thriving in perennial cold saline springs of the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Niederberger, TD, Perreault, NN, Lawrence, JR, Nadeau, JL, Mielke, RE, Greer, CW, Andersen, DT, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    32- Microbial diversity and activity through a permafrost/ground ice core profile from the Canadian high Arctic
    Journal Article
    Steven, B, Pollard, WH, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    31- Heterotrophic and autotrophic microbial populations in cold perennial springs of the high arctic
    Journal Article
    Perreault, NN, Greer, CW, Andersen, DT, Tille, S, Lacrampe-Couloume, G, Lollar, BS, Whyte, LG
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    30- Fluorescence microscopy as a tool for in situ life detection
    Journal Article
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    Astrobiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    29- Tumebacillus permanentifrigoris gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic, spore-forming bacterium isolated from Canadian high Arctic permafrost
    Journal Article
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    International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    28- Development of a SYBR safe™ technique for the sensitive detection of DNA in cesium chloride density gradients for stable isotope probing assays
    Journal Article
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    Journal of Microbiological Methods (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    27- Prokaryotic diversity of arctic ice shelf microbial mats
    Journal Article
    Bottos, EM, Vincent, WF, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    26- Development of a sensitive radiorespiration method for detecting microbial activity at subzero temperatures
    Journal Article
    Steven, B, Niederberger, TD, Bottos, EM, Dyen, MR, Whyte, LG
    Journal of Microbiological Methods (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    25- Characterization of the prokaryotic diversity in cold saline perennial springs of the Canadian high arctic
    Journal Article
    Perreault, NN, Andersen, DT, Pollard, WH, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    24- Characterization of the microbial diversity in a permafrost sample from the Canadian high Arctic using culture-dependent and culture-independent methods
    Journal Article
    Steven, B, Briggs, G, McKay, CP, Pollard, WH, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    23- Comparative phylogenetic analysis of microbial communities in pristine and hydrocarbon-contaminated Alpine soils
    Journal Article
    Labbé, D, Margesin, R, Schinner, F, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    22- Microbial ecology and biodiversity in permafrost
    Journal Article
    Steven, B, Léveillé, R, Pollard, WH, Whyte, LG
    Extremophiles (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    21- Utilization of fluorescent microspheres and a green fluorescent protein-marked strain for assessment of microbiological contamination of permafrost and ground ice core samples from the Canadian High Arctic
    Journal Article
    Juck, DF, Whissell, G, Steven, B, Pollard, W, McKay, CP, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    20- A survey of indigenous microbial hydrocarbon degradation genes in soils from Antarctica and Brazil
    Journal Article
    Luz, AP, Pellizari, VH, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    19- Indigenous sediment microbial activity in response to nutrient enrichment and plant growth following a controlled oil spill on a freshwater wetland
    Journal Article
    Greer, CW, Fortin, N, Roy, R, Whyte, LG, Lee, K
    Bioremediation Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    18- Characterization of hydrocarbon-degrading microbial populations in contaminated and pristine Alpine soils
    Journal Article
    Margesin, R, Labbé, D, Schinner, F, Greer, CW, Whyte, LG
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    17- Gene cloning and characterization of multiple alkane hydroxylase systems in Rhodococcus strains Q15 and NRRL B-16531
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Smits, THM, Labbé, D, Witholt, B, Greer, CW, Van Beilen, JB
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    16- Alkane hydroxylase homologues in Gram-positive strains
    Journal Article
    Van Beilen, JB, Smits, THM, Whyte, LG, Schorcht, S, Röthlisberger, M, Plaggemeier, T, Engesser, K-H, Witholt, B
    Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    15- Prevalence of alkane monooxygenase genes in Arctic and Antarctic hydrocarbon-contaminated and pristine soils
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Schultz, A, Van Beilen, JB, Luz, AP, Pellizari, V, Labbé, D, Greer, CW
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    14- Genomics technologies for environmental science
    Journal Article
    Greer, CW, Whyte, LG, Lawrence, JR, Masson, L, Brousseau, R
    Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    13- Bioremediation treatability assessment of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils from Eureka, Nunavut
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Goalen, B, Hawari, J, Labbé, D, Greer, CW, Nahir, M
    Cold Regions Science and Technology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    12- Selection of Specific Endophytic Bacterial Genotypes by Plants in Response to Soil Contamination
    Journal Article
    Siciliano, SD, Fortin, N, Mihoc, A, Wisse, G, Labelle, S, Beaumier, D, Ouellette, D, Roy, R, Whyte, LG, Banks, MK, Schwab, P, Lee, K, Greer, CW
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    11- In-situ bioremediation of diesel-contaminated soil in Canada's Arctic territory: A case study at the Whitehorse international airport, Yukon territory
    Journal Article
    Soloway, DA, Nahir, M, Billowits, ME, Whyte, LG
    Polar Record (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    10- Polyphasic microbial community analysis of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soils from two northern Canadian communities
    Journal Article
    Juck, D, Charles, T, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    9- Bioremediation assessment of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils from the high arctic
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Bourbonnière, L, Bellerose, C, Greer, CW
    Bioremediation Journal (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    8- Physiological adaptations involved in alkane assimilation at a low temperature by Rhodococcus sp. strain Q15
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Slagman, SJ, Pietrantonio, F, Bourbonnière, L, Koval, SF, Lawrence, JR, Inniss, WE, Greer, CW
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    7- Biodegradation of variable-chain-length alkanes at low temperatures by a psychrotrophic Rhodococcus sp
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Hawari, J, Zhou, E, Bourbonnière, L, Inniss, WE, Greer, CW
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    6- Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons by psychrotrophic Pseudomonas strains possessing both alkane (alk) and naphthalene (nah) catabolic pathways?
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Bourbonnière, L, Greer, CW
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    5- Rapid, direct extraction of DNA from soils for PCR analysis using polyvinylpolypyrrolidone spin columns
    Journal Article
    Berthelet, M, Whyte, LG, Greer, CW
    FEMS Microbiology Letters (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    4- Assessment of the biodegradation potential of psychrotrophic microorganisms
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Greer, CW, Inniss, WE
    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    3- Electroporation and its effect on the psychrotrophic bacterium Bacillus psychrophilus
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Inniss, WE
    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    2- Transformation of a psychrotrophic bacterium with a plasmid from a mesophile
    Journal Article
    Whyte, LG, Inniss, WE
    Current Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

    1- Cold shock proteins and cold acclimation proteins in a psychotrophic bacterium
    Journal Article
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    Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2021-04-19)

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