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Gender male
Job title Senior Research Scientist
Department Biotechnology and Planetary Protection
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL)
4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena CA 91109
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4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
Regions Sea of Azov
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Institutional Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Region Extraterrestrial Planets
Skills/Expertise Microbiology Extremophiles
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Kasthuri VENKATESWARAN)

1. Natarajan, R., and K. Venkateswaran. Distribution of agarolytic bacteria in Portonovo coastal waters. Indian J. Mar. Sci., 9: 216-218, 1980. 2. Venkateswaran, K., S. Sethuramalingam, and R. Natarajan. Gut microflora of some edible crabs of Portonovo coast. Indian J. Mar. Sci., 10:399-401, 1981. 3. Venkateswaran, K., and R. Natarajan. Seasonal distribution of inorganic phosphate solubilising bacteria and phosphatase producing bacteria in Portonovo coastal waters. Indian J. Mar. Sci., 12: 213-217, 1983. 4. Venkateswaran, K., and R. Natarajan. Distribution of free phosphatase in sediments of Portonovo. Indian J. Mar. Sci., 12: 231-232, 1983. 5. Venkateswaran, K., and R. Natarajan. Role of phosphatase in the mineralisation of organic phosphorus in Portonovo environs. Indian J. Mar. Sci., 13: 85-87, 1984. 6. Venkateswaran, K., S. Manavalan, and R. Natarajan. Salmonella contamination in freshly caught prawns. In: Harvest and Postharvest Technology of Fish, Cochin, India, 1985. 7. Venkateswaran, K. and R. Natarajan. Significance of bacterial indicators of pollution in the isolation of human pathogens in aquatic environment. Indian J. Mar. Sci., 16:51-53, 1987. 8. Venkateswaran, K. and H. Hashimoto. Influence of indicator bacteria on the incidence of Salmonella in aquatic environment. Bull. Jpn. Soc. Sci. Fish., 54:253-258, 1988. 9. Venkateswaran, K., H. Nakano, H. Kawakami and H. Hashimoto. Microbiological aspects and recovery of Salmonella in retailed foods. J. Fac. Appl. Biol. Sci., Hiroshima Univ., 27:33-39, 1988. 10. Venkateswaran, K., H. Hashimoto, M. Jayasheela, and K. Tamura. A new Salmonella serovar S. III b 58:z10:z55:Rz50, Microbiol. Immunol., 32:965- 966, 1988. 11. Venkateswaran, K., H. Nakano, and H. Hashimoto. Occurrence and distribution of bioluminescent bacteria in the Seto Inland Sea. Bull. Japan. Soc. Sci. Fish., 55:467-473, 1989. 12. Venkateswaran, K., H. Nakano, T. Okabe, K. Takayama, O. Matsuda, and H. Hashimoto. Occurrence and distribution of Vibrio spp., Listonella spp., and Clostridium botulinum in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 55: 559-567, 1989. 13. Venkateswaran, K., S.W. Kim, H. Nakano, T. Onbe, and H. Hashimoto. The association of Vibrio parahaemolyticus serotypes with zooplankton and its relationship with bacterial indicators of pollution. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 11:194-201, 1989. 14. Venkateswaran, K., T. Takai, Isabel M. Navarro, H. Nakano, H. Hashimoto, and R. J. Siebeling. Ecology of Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and Salmonella and the role of zooplankton in their seasonal distribution in Fukuyama coastal waters, Japan. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 55:1591-1598, 1989. 15. Venkateswaran, K., C. Kiiyukia, M. Takaki, H. Nakano, H. Kawakami, H. Matsuda, and H. Hashimoto. Characterization of toxigenic vibrios isolated from the freshwater environment of Hiroshima, Japan. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 55:2613-2618, 1989. 16. Venkateswaran, K., C. Kiiyukia, K. Nakanishi, H. Nakano, O. Matsuda, and H. Hashimoto. The role of sinking particles in the overwintering process of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in a marine environment. FEMS Microbiol. and Ecol., 73:159-166, 1990. 17. H. Kawakami, K. Venkateswaran, H. Nakano, and H. Hashimoto. Respiration- driven amino acid uptake system in pseudomonads. J. Fac. Appl. Biol. Sci., Hiroshima Univ. 28:1-6, 1989. 18. Kiiyukia, C., K. Venkateswaran, Isabel M. Navarro, H. Nakano, H. Kawakami, and H. Hashimoto. Seasonal distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus serotypes along the oyster beds of Hiroshima coast. J. Fac. Appl. Biol. Sci., Hiroshima Univ., 28:49-61, 1989. 19. Venkateswaran, K., H. Nakano, and H. Hashimoto. A pad- preenrichment technique for the detection of the members of the family Vibrionaceae. Microbios Lett. 42:7-12, 1989. 20. Nakano, H., T. Kameyama, K. Venkateswaran, H. Kawakami, and H. Hashimoto. Distribution and characterization of hemolytic and enteropathogenic motile Aeromonas in aquatic environment. Microbiol. Immunol., 34:447-458, 1990. 21. Rajendran, N., K. Venkateswaran, R. Rajendran, H. Hashimoto, Y. Urushigawa and O. Matsuda. Cellular fatty acid composition in Vibrio cholerae. Microbios Lett., 43:141-147, 1990. 22. Ramesh, A. and K. Venkateswaran. Ecological dynamics of marine luminous bacteria - a review. J. Basic Microbiol., 30:689-703, 1990. 23. Venkateswaran, K. A preview on the Indian quality assurance of exports of fish and fishery products Jpn. J. Food Microbiol., 7:15-19, 1990. 24. Venkateswaran K., H. Horiuchi, H. Nakano, H. Matsuda and H. Hashimoto. Vibrio virulence factors and the quantitative analysis of cytotoxicity elaborated by environmental isolates. Cytobios, 66:143-151, 1991. 25. Venkateswaran, K., C. Kiiyukia, H. Nakano, and H. Hashimoto. Significance of sinking particles in the distribution of motile Aeromonas during winter season. Microbios, 68:73-85, 1991. 26. Venkateswaran, K. and H. Hashimoto. Virulence factors associated with environmental Salmonella strains. In: Current trends in coastal marine sciences. p.148-155, 1990. 27. Rajam Rajendran, K. Venkateswaran, N. Rajendran, H. Nakano and H. Hashimoto. Factors affecting cytotoxity of Vibrio vulnificus. Biomedical Lett., 46:199-205, 1991. 28. Venkateswaran, K. In: Encyclopaedia of Food Science, (Eds.) R. Macrae, R.K. Robinson and M.J. Sadler, Chapter Microbiology and food poisoning. Vibrios, Vibrio vulnificus 1993. 29. Venkateswaran, K., T. Iwabuchi, Y. Matsui, H. Toki, E. Hamada and H. Tanaka. Distribution and biodegradation potentials of oil-degrading bacteria in North Eastern Japanese coastal waters. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 86:113-122, 1991. 30. Venkateswaran, K., T. Iwabuchi, Y. Matsui, H. Toki, E. Hamada and H. Tanaka. Evaluation of various media with reference to growth and biodegradation potentials of oil-degrading microorganisms. Biomedical Lett. 48:43-50, 1993. 31. Venkateswaran, K., S. Kanai, H. Tanaka and S. Miyachi. Vertical distribution of oil-degrading bacteria in the Pacific Ocean. J. Mar. Biotech., 1:33-39, 1993. 32. Dohmoto, N., K. Venkateswaran, T. Nose, H. Tanaka, W. Miki and S. Miyachi. Marine mussel-thread-degrading bacteria and partial purification of proteinases responsible for degradation. J. Mar. Biotech., 1:40-44, 1993. 33. Venkateswaran, K., H. Tanaka, S. Komukai, H. Toki, T. Iwabuchi, S. Miyachi. Ecodynamics of oil-degrading bacteria and significance of marine mixed population in the enhanced biodegradation of petroleum compounds. In: Proc. 1993 Intern. Oil Spill Conf. March 29 - April 1, 1993, Tampa, Florida USA, 1993, pp. 427-434. 34. Venkateswaran, K., A. Shimada, H. Sakou, A. Maruyama, T. Higashihara and T. Maruyama. Microbial characteristics of Palau Jellyfish Lake. Can. J. Microbiol. 39: 506-512, 1993. 35. Goto, M., Kato, M., Asaumi, M., Shirai, K., and Venkateswaran, K. TLC/FID method for evaluation of the crude -oil-degrading capability of marine microorganisms. J. Mar. Biotech. 2:45-50, 1994. 36. Iwabuchi T., Venkateswaran, K., Harayama, S., and H. Tanaka. Low growth yield of a marine Pseudomonas grown on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. J. Mar. Biotech. 2:11-14, 1994. 37. Venkateswaran, K., and H. Tanaka. Degradation and mineralization of aromatic hydrocarbon of crude oil in the coral reef environment. Biomedical Letters 52:63-73, 1995. 38. Venkateswaran, K., T. Hoaki, M. Kato and T. Maruyama. Microbial degradation of resins fractionated from Arabian light crude oil. Can. J. Microbiol. 41:418-424, 1995. 39. Komukai-Nakamura, S., K. Sugiura, Y. Yamauchi-Inomata, H. Toki, K. Venkateswaran. S. Yamamoto, H. Tanaka, and S. Harayama. Construction of bacteria consortia that degrade Arabian light crude oil. J. Ferment. Bioeng. 82:570-574, 1996. 40. Venkateswaran, K. and S. Harayama. Sequential enrichment of microbial populations exhibiting enhanced biodegradation of crude oil. Can. J. Microbiol. 41:767-775, 1995. 41. Venkateswaran, K., and S. Harayama. Chapter 9. Biodegradation potentials of oil-degrading microorganisms. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology. (ed.) P.N. Cheremisinoff. vol. 9. p. 309-334. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston. 1995. 42. Venkateswaran, K., Murakoshi, A., and Satake M. Comparison of commercially available kits with Standard methods for the detection of coliforms and Escherichia coli in foods. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:2236-2243, 1996. 43. Venkateswaran, K., Kurusu, T., Satake, M., and Shinoda, S. Comparison of a fluorogenic assay with a conventional method for rapid detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in seafoods. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:3516-3520, 1996. 44. Harayama, S., Venkateswaran, K., Toki, H., Komukai, S., Goto, M., Tanaka, H., and Ishihara, M. Degradation of crude oil by marine bacteria. J. Mar. Biotechnol. 3: 239-243, 1996. 45. Hanai K., Satak,e M, Nakanishi, H., and Venkateswaran K. Comparison of commercially available kits with the Standard methods for the detection of Salmonella strains in foods. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63:775-778, 1997. 46. Venkateswaran, K., Kamijoh, Y., Ohashi, E., and Nakanishi, H. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 detection by multiplex PCR and its application in Food. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63:4127-4131, 1997. 47. Venkateswaran, K., Dohmoto, N., and Harayama, S. Cloning and nucleotide sequence of gyrB gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and its application in detection of this pathogen in shrimp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 64:681-687, 1998. 48. Venkateswaran, K, Dollholph, M. E., Aller, R., Stackebrandt, E., Nealson, K. Shewanella amazonensis (sp., nov.), a novel metal-reducing facultative anaerobe from Amazon shelf muds. Intern. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 48:965-972, 1998. 49. Yamada, S., Ohashi, E., and Venkateswaran, K. Cloning and nucleotide sequence of gyrB gene of Bacillus cereus, B. thuringiensis, B. mycoides and B. anthracis and its application in the detection of B. cereus from cooked rice. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65:1483-1490, 1999. 50. Venkateswaran, K., D.P. Moser, M.E. Dollhopf, D.P. Lies, D.A. Saffarini, B.J. Macgregor, D.B. Ringelberg, D.C. White, M. Nishijima, H. Sano, J. Burghardt, E. Stackebrandt, and K.H. Nealson. Polyphasic taxonomy of the genus Shewanella and description of Shewanella oneidensis (sp. nov.) Intern. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49:705-724, 1999. 51. Venkateswaran K. The Genus Vibrio: Standard cultural methods and molecular detection techniques in foods. In: Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. Eds. R.K. Robinson, C.A. Batt and P.D. Patel. Academic Press. pp. 2248-2258, 1999. 52. Venkateswaran K. and Dohmoto, N. Pseudoalteromonas peptidolytica sp. nov., a novel marine mussel-thred-degrading bacterium isolated from the Sea of Japan. Intern. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 50:565-574, 2000. 53. Venkateswaran, K. C. Echeverria, A. Vu, M. Musick, S. Chung, R. Koukol, R. Kern, D.C. White, and M. Satomi. Phylogenetic characterization and description of novel heat-tolerant Bacillus species isolated from Spacecraft Assembly Facility, Proc. Intern. Conf. Environ. Sys. Paper # 00-ICES-129, 2000. 54. Venkateswaran K. Molecular detection of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 and its toxins in beef. In: Methods in Molecular Biology. Edited by J.F.T. Spencer, Academic Press. 2000. 55. Vogel BF, Venkateswaran K, Christensen H, Falsen E, Christiansen G, Gram L. Polyphasic taxonomic approach in the description of Alishewanella fetalis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a human foetus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 50:1133-42, 2000. 56. Venkateswaran, K., M. Satomi, S. Chung, R. Kern, R. Koukol, C. Basic, and D. White. Molecular microbial diversity of spacecraft assembly facility. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 24: 311-320, 2001. 57. Venkateswaran, K., Chen, F., Kempf, M. Satomi, M., and Kern, R. 2003. Description of Bacillus nealsonii sp. nov.- a gamma radiation resistant bacteria isolated from a spacecraft assembly facility. Intern. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53: 165-172. 58. La Duc M. T., Nicholson W., Kern R., and K. Venkateswaran. 2003. Microbial Characterization of the Mars Odyssey Spacecraft and Its Encapsulation Facility. Environ Microbiol. 5:977-85. 59. La Duc, M. T., Satomi, M., and K. Venkateswaran. 2004. Bacillus odysseyi sp. nov., a round-spore-forming bacillus isolated from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 54:195-201. 60. La Duc, M.T., M. Satomi, N. Agata, and K. Venkateswaran. 2004. gyrB as a phylogenetic discriminator for members of the Bacillus anthracis-cereus-thuringiensis group. J. Microbiol. Meth. 52:367-77. 61. LA DUC, M. T., KERN, R., AND K. VENKATESWARAN. 2004. MICROBIAL MONITORING OF SPACECRAFT AND ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTS. MICROB. ECOL. 47:150-158. 62. Venkateswaran, K., Chung, S., Allton, J., and Kern, R. 2004. Evaluation of various cleaning methods to remove Bacillus spores from spacecraft hardware materials. Astrobiology. 4:377-390. 63. Venkateswaran K., Hattori N., La Duc M.T., Kern R. 2003. ATP as a Biomarker of Viable Microorganisms in Clean-room Facilities. J Microbiol Meth. 52: 367-377. 64. Benardini, J.N., Sawyer, J., Venkateswaran, K., and Nicholson W.L. 2003. Spore UV and acceleration resistance of endolithic Bacillus pumilus and B. subtilis isolates obtained from Sonoran desert basalt: implications for lithopanspermia. Astrobiology, 3:709-717. 65. LINK, L., SAWYER, J., VENKATESWARAN, K., AND NICHOLSON, W. 2004. EXTREME SPORE UV RESISTANCE OF BACILLUS PUMILUS ISOLATES OBTAINED FROM AN ULTRA CLEAN SPACECRAFT ASSEMBLY FACILITY. MICROB. ECOL. 47:159-163. 66. Dickinson, D. N., La Duc, M. T., Haskins, W. E., Gornushkin, I, Winefordner, J. D., Powell, D. H., and K. Venkateswaran. 2004. Species Differentiation of a Diverse Suite of Bacillus Spores Using Mass Spectrometry Based Protein Profiling. Appl Environ Microbiol. 70: 475-482. 67. Dickinson, D.N., M.T. La Duc, M. Satomi, I. Gornuskin, J.D. Winefordner, D.H. Powell and Venkateswaran, K. 2004. Rapid identification of microbial species isolated from spacecraft associated environment using MALDI-TOFMS. J. Microbiol. Meth. 58:1-12. 68. La Duc, M. T., Sumner, R., Pierson, D., and K. Venkateswaran. 2003. Characterization and Monitoring of Microbes in the International Space Station Drinking Water. Proceedings from the 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 7-10, 2003, Vancouver, Canada. SAE Technical paper series 2003-01-2404. 69. Salmassi, T.M., Venkateswaran, K., Satomi, M., Newman, D.K., Nealson, K.H. and Hering, J.G. Isolation and characterization of Agrobacterium albertimagni, strain AOL15, sp. nov., a new arsenite oxidizing bacterium isolated from hot creek, California. Geomicrobiol. J. 19:53-66, 2002. 70. Saltkov, C.W., Cifuentes, A., Venkateswaran, K. and Newman, D.K. 2003. The relationship between arsenate respiration and arsenic resistance in the genetically tractable species Shewanella trabarsenatis, strain ANA-3. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:2800-2809. 71. La Duc, M. T., R. Sumner, D. L. Pierson, and K. Venkateswaran. 2003. In Proceedings form the 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems, Vancouver, Canada. 72. Kempf, M. J., F. Chen, R. Kern, and K. Venkateswaran. 2005. Recurrent isolation of hydrogen peroxide-resistant spores of Bacillus pumilus from a spacecraft assembly facility. Astrobiology 5:391-405. 73. Newcombe, D. A., A. C. Schuerger, J. N. Benardini, D. Dickinson, R. Tanner, and K. Venkateswaran. 2005. Survival of spacecraft-associated microorganisms under simulated martian UV irradiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:8147-56. 74. La Duc, M.T., Sumner, R., Pierson, D., P. Venkat, and K. Venkateswaran. Evidence of Pathogenic Microbes in the International Space Station Drinking Water: Reason for Concern? Habitation. 2004. 10:39-48. 75. Stuecker, T.N., D.A. Newcombe, E. Murdock, R. Sumner, and K. Venkateswaran Characterization of the VBNC state of two opportunistic pathogens isolated from ISS drinking water: Implications for biocide treatment and bioburden detection. Proceedings from the 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 2005, Rome, Italy. SAE Technical paper series (in press). 76. Newcombe, D.A., T.N. Stuecker, M.T. La Duc and K. Venkateswaran 2005. Q-PCR Based Bioburden Assessment of Drinking Water Throughout Treatment and Delivery to the International Space Station. Proceedings from the 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 2005, Rome, Italy. SAE Technical paper series (in press). 77. La Duc, M.T., Stuecker, T.N., Bearman, G., and Venkateswaran. K. 2005. Microbial Burden Assessment of Commercial Aircraft Cabin Air Proceedings from the 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 2005, Rome, Italy. SAE Technical paper series (in press). 78. Benardini, J., Ballinger, J., Crawford, R., Roman, M., Sumner, R., and Venkateswaran. K. 2005. International Space Station Internal Thermal Coolant System: An initial assessment of the microbial communities within fluids from ground support and flight hardware. Proceedings from the 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July, 2005, Rome, Italy. SAE Technical paper series (in press). 79. Satomi, M., La Duc, M.T. and Venkateswaran, K. 2005. Bacillus safensis sp. nov., isolated from spacecraft and assembly facility surfaces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53: 1735-1740. 80. Vogel, B.F., K. Venkateswaran, M. Satomi, J. Melchiorsen, A. Bundvad and L. Gram. 2005. Shewanella in fish spoilage revisited: Identification of Shewanella baltica as the dominant spoilage species during iced storage of Danish marine fish Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 6689-6697. 81. Satomi, M., B. F. Vogel, L. Gram, and K. Venkateswaran. 2006. Shewanella hafniensis sp. nov. and Shewanella morhuae sp. nov., isolated from marine fish of the Baltic Sea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:243-249. 82. Pillai, S. D., K. Venkateswaran, M. Cepeda, K. Soni, S. Mittasch, J. Maxim, and S. Osman. 2006. Presented at the Aerospace Conference, 2006 IEEE. 1-9. 83. Satomi, M., B. F. Vogel, K. Venkateswaran, and L. Gram. 2007. Description of Shewanella glacialipiscicola sp. nov. and Shewanella algidipiscicola sp. nov., isolated from marine fish of the Danish Baltic Sea, and proposal that Shewanella affinis is a later heterotypic synonym of Shewanella colwelliana. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:347-352. 84. Behar, A., J. Matthews, K. Venkateswaran, J. Bruckner, and J. Jonsson. 2006. A deep sea hydrothermal vent bio-sampler for large volume in-situ filtration of hydrothermal vent fluids. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 47:443-447. 85. Osman, S., M. Satomi, and K. Venkateswaran. 2006. Paenibacillus pasadenensis sp. nov. and Paenibacillus barengoltzii sp. nov., isolated from a spacecraft assembly facility. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56:1509-14. 86. Urgiles, E., J. Wilcox, O. Montes, S. Osman, K. Venkateswaran, M. Cepeda, J. Maxim, L. Braby, and S. Pillai. 2007. Presented at the Aerospace Conference, 2007 IEEE. 1-15. 87. Bruckner, J. C., and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Overview of methodologies to sample and assess microbial burden in low biomass environments. Jap. J. Food Microbiol 24:61-70. 88. La Duc, M., T. Stucker, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Molecular bacterial diversity and bioburden of commercial airliner cabin air. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 53:1259-1271. 89. La Duc, M. T., J. T. Benardini, M. Lubarsky, M. J. Kempf, D. A. Newcombe, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Microbial characterization of an Indian Ocean hydrothermal vent plume. Astrobiology 7:416-431. 90. La Duc, M. T., A. E. Dekas, S. Osman, C. Moissl, D. Newcombe, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Isolation and characterization of bacteria capable of tolerating the extreme conditions of clean-room environments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:2600-2611. 91. La Duc, M. T., T. Stuecker, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Molecular bacterial diversity and bioburden of commercial airliner cabin air. Can J Microbiol 53:1259-71. 92. Moissl, C., N. Hosoya, J. Bruckner, T. Stuecker, M. Roman, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Molecular microbial community structure of the regenerative enclosed life support module simulator (REMS) air system. Int. J. Astrobiol. 6:131-145. 93. Moissl, C., M. T. La Duc, S. Osman, A. E. Dekas, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Molecular bacterial community analysis of clean rooms where spacecraft are assembled. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 61:509-521. 94. Osman, S., C. Moissl, N. Hosoya, A. Briegel, S. Mayilraj, M. Satomi, and K. Venkateswaran. 2007. Tetrasphaera remsis sp. nov., isolated from the Regenerative Enclosed Life Support Module Simulator (REMS) air system. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2749-53. 95. Moissl, C., J. Bruckner, and K. Venkateswaran. 2008. Archaeal community analysis of spacecraft assembly facilities. Intern. Soc. Microbial Ecol. 2:115-119. 96. Osman, S., Z. Peeters, M. T. LaDuc, R. Mancinelli, P. Ehrenfreund, & K. Venkateswaran. 2008. Effect of shadowing on the survival of bacteria to conditions simulating Martian atmosphere and UV-radiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:959?970. 97. Gioia, J., S. Yerrapragada, X. Qin, H. Jiang, O. C. Igboeli, D. Muzny, S. Dugan-Rocha, Y. Ding, A. Hawes, W. Liu, L. Perez, C. Kovar, H. Dinh, S. Lee, L. Nazareth, P. Blyth, M. Holder, C. Buhay, M. R. Tirumalai, Y. Liu, I. Dasgupta, L. Bokhetache, M. Fujita, F. Karouia, P. Eswara Moorthy, J. Siefert, A. Uzman, P. Buzumbo, A. Verma, H. Zwiya, B. D. McWilliams, A. Olowu, K. D. Clinkenbeard, D. Newcombe, L. Golebiewski, J. F. Petrosino, W. L. Nicholson, G. E. Fox, K. Venkateswaran, S. K. Highlander, and G. M. Weinstock. 2007. Paradoxical DNA Repair and Peroxide Resistance Gene Conservation in Bacillus pumilus SAFR-032. PLoS ONE 2:e928. 98. Bruckner JC, Osman S, Conley C, and Venkateswaran K. Space Microbiology: Planetary Protection, Burden, Diversity and Significance of Spacecraft Associated Microbes. In: Encyclopedia of Microbiology. Edited by Schaechter M. Oxford: Elsevier; 2008: 52-65. 99. Osman, S., M.T. La Duc, A. Dekas, D. Newcombe, and K. Venkateswaran. 2008. Microbial bioburden and diversity of commercial airline cabin air during short- and long-duration of travel. The ISME Journal 2:482?497. 100. Newcombe, D., M.T. La Duc, P. Vaishampayan, and K. Venkateswaran. 2008. Airborne bacterial diversity associated with the assembly, testing, and launch operations of the Mars Exploration Rovers. Int. J. Astrobiol. 7:223-236. 101. Vaishampayan P, Miyashita M, Ohnishi A, Satomi M, Rooney A, LaDuc MT, and Venkateswaran K. Description of Rummeliibacillus stabekisii gen. nov., sp. nov. and reclassification of Bacillus pycnus Nakamura et al. 2002 as Rummeliibacillus pycnus comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009, 59:1094-1099. 102. La Duc, M. T., S. Osman, and K. Venkateswaran. 2009. Comparative analysis of methods for the purification of DNA from low-biomass samples based on total yield and conserved microbial diversity. J. Rapid Meth. Auto. Microbiol. 17:350-368. 103. Newcombe, D., A. Dekas, S. Mayilraj, and K. Venkateswaran. 2009. Bacillus canaveralius sp. nov., an alkali-tolerant bacterium isolated from a spacecraft assembly facility. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:2015-9. 104. La Duc, M. T., S. Osman, P. Vaishampayan, Y. Piceno, G. Andersen, J. A. Spry, and K. Venkateswaran. 2009. Comprehensive census of bacteria in clean rooms by using DNA microarray and cloning methods. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75:6559-67. 105. Vaishampayan P, Probst A, Krishnamurthi S, Ghosh S, Osman S, Ruckmani A, Mayilraj S, and Venkateswaran K. 2009. Bacillus horneckiae sp. nov., isolated from a clean room where the Phoenix spacecraft was assembled. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 60:1031-1037. 106. Ghosh, S., S. Osman, P. Vaishampayan, and K. Venkateswaran. 2010. Recurrent isolation of extremo-tolerant bacteria from the clean room where Phoenix spacecraft components are assembled. Astrobiology 10:325-335. 107. Vaishampayan, P., S. Osman, G. Andersen, and K. Venkateswaran. 2010. Molecular methods to monitor microbial community composition of the phoenix spacecraft assembly clean room. Astrobiology 10:499-508. 108. Probst, A., P. Vaishampayan, S. Osman, C. Moissl-Eichinger, G. L. Andersen, and K. Venkateswaran. 2010. Diversity of anaerobic microbes in spacecraft assembly clean rooms. Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2837-45. 109. Vaishampayan, P., M. Miyashita, A. Ohnishi, M. 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