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R.A. Beinart, C. Luo, K. Konstantinidis, F.J. Stewart, P.R. Girguis. (in review) The bacterial symbionts of closely related hydrothermal vent snails with distinct geochemical habitats show broad similarity in chemoautotrophic gene content. Frontiers in Microbiology: Microbial Symbioses

R.A. Beinart (2019) The significance of microbial symbionts in ecosystem processes. MSystems. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00127-19


R.A. Beinart, J. Rotterova, I. Cepicka, R.J. Gast, V.P. Edgcomb (2018) The genome of an endosymbiotic methanogen is very similar to those of its free-living relatives. Environmental Microbiology 20: 2538-2551 doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14279 **selected for journal cover**

R.A. Beinart, D.J. Beaudoin, J.M. Bernhard, V.P. Edgcomb (2018) Insights into the metabolic functioning of a multipartner ciliate symbiosis from oxygen-depleted sediments. Molecular Ecology 00:1–14. doi: 10.1111/mec.14465

S.A. Soule, J. Seewald, S. Wankel, A. Michel, R. Beinart, E. Escobar Briones, E. Morales Domínguez, P. Girguis, D. Coleman, N.A. Raineault, J. Wagner, A. Foulk, A. Bagla, and J. Karson (2018) Exploration of the Northern Guaymas Basin. N.A. Raineault, J. Flanders, and A. Bowman, eds. New frontiers in ocean exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2017 field season. Oceanography 31(1), supplement: 39-41 doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.supplement.01.


S.L. Seston*, R.A. Beinart*, N. Sarode, A.C. Shockey, P. Ranjan, S. Ganesh, P.R. Girguis, F.J. Stewart. (2016) Metatranscriptional response of chemoautotrophic endosymbionts to energy substrate availability. Frontiers in Microbiology: Symbiosis 7: 1074.  doi:  10.3389/fmicb.2016.01074          *Contributed equally


R.A. Beinart, A. Gartman, J.G. Sanders, G.W. Luther III, P.R. Girguis (2015) The uptake and excretion of partially oxidized sulfur expands the repertoire of the energy resources metabolized by hydrothermal vent symbioses. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20142811


R.A. Beinart, S.V. Nyholm, N. Dubilier, P.R. Girguis (2014) Intracellular Oceanospirillales inhabit the gills of the hydrothermal vent snail Alviniconcha with chemosynthetic, γ-proteobacterial symbionts. Environmental Microbiology Reports 6: 656-664  

P.H. Moisander, T.Serros, R. Paerl, R.A. Beinart, J.P. Zehr (2014) Gammaproteobacterial diazotrophs and nifH gene expression in surface waters of the South Pacific Ocean. ISME Journal 8: 1962-1973


J.G. Sanders*, R.A. Beinart*, F.J. Stewart, E.F. Delong, P.R. Girguis (2013) Metatranscriptomics reveal differences in in situ energy and nitrogen metabolism among hydrothermal vent snail symbionts. ISME Journal 7: 1556-1567
*Contributed equally


R.A. Beinart, B. Faure, S.P. Sylva, J.G. Sanders, R.W. Lee, E.L. Becker, A. Gartman, G.W. Luther III, C.R. Fisher, J.S. Seewald and P.R. Girguis (online Oct.22, 2012) Evidence for the role of endosymbionts in regional-scale habitat partitioning by hydrothermal vent symbioses. PNAS 109: 19053-19054

R. Paerl, K. Turk, R.A. Beinart, J.P. Zehr (2012) Seasonal change in the abundance of Synechococcus and multiple distinct phylotypes in Monterey Bay determined by rbcL and narB quantitative PCR. Environmental Microbiology 14: 580–593

Tivey, M.K., E. Becker, R. Beinart, C.R. Fisher, P.R. Girguis, C.H. Langmuir, P.J. Michael, and A.-L. Reysenbach (2012) Links from mantle to microbe at the Lau Integrated Study Site: Insights from a back-arc spreading center. Oceanography 25(1): 62–77


A. Gartman, M. Yucel, A.S. Madison, D.W. Chu, S. Ma, C. Janzen, E.L. Becker, R.A. Beinart, P.R. Girguis, G.W. Luther (2011) Sulfide oxidation across diffuse flow zones of hydrothermal vents. Aquatic Geochemistry 17(4) 583-601

G.W. Luther, A.J. Findlay, D.J. MacDonald, S.M. Owings, T.E. Hanson, R.A. Beinart, P.R. Girguis (2011) Thermodynamics and Kinetics of sulfide oxidation by oxygen: a look at inorganically controlled reactions and biologically mediated processes in the environment. Frontiers in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 2


P.H. Moisander, R.A. Beinart, I. Hewson, A.E. White, K.S. Johnson, C.A. Carlson, J.P. Montoya, J.P. Zehr (2010) Unicellular Cyanobacterial Distributions Broaden the Oceanic N2 Fixation Domain. Science 327(5972): 1512-1514


I. Hewson, R. S. Poretsky, R.A. Beinart, A.E. White, T. Shi, S.R. Bench, P.H. Moisander, R.W. Paerl, H.J. Tripp, J.P. Montoya, M.A. Moran, J.P. Zehr (2009) In situ transcriptomic analysis of the globally important keystone N2-fixing taxon Crocosphaera watsonii. ISME Journal 3(5): 618-631


P.H. Moisander, R.A. Beinart, M. Voss, J.P. Zehr (2008) Diversity and abundance of diazotrophic microorganisms in the South China Sea during intermonsoon. ISME Journal 2(9): 954-967