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Cindy H. Nakatsu

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Professor-Department of Agronomy
Ph.D., Carleton University - Canada, 1993


Contact Info:

cnakatsu@purdue.edu
765-496-2997


Training Group(s):
Microbiology


Current Research Interests:

· Impact of anthropogenic factors on microbial community structure

· Source tracking and genetic fingerprinting of E. coli collected from the environment.

· Biochemical and genetic basis of metal (Cd and Pb) resistance by bacteria

· Biochemical and genetic basis of hydrocarbon degradation by bacteria

· Development of quantitative PCR methods for monitoring bioattenuation of BTEX

· Environmental factors influencing gene transfer.

· Microbial ecology of wastewater treatment

· Biochemical and genetic basis of metal (Cd and Pb) resistance by bacteria

 



Selected Publications:

Baldwin, B. R., C. H. Nakatsu, Nebe, J., G.S. Wickham, C. Parks, and L. Nies. 2008. Enumeration of aromatic oxygenase genes to evaluate biodegradation during multi-phase extraction at a gasoline-contaminated site. J. Hazardous Materials doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.07.002.

Jerke, K., C. H. Nakatsu, F. Beasley and A. Konopka. 2008. Comparative analysis of eight Arthrobacter plasmids. Plasmid 59:73-85

Baldwin, B., L. Nies, and C. H. Nakatsu. 2008. Detection and enumeration of aromatic oxygenase genes at gasoline-contaminated sites by real-time PCR. Water Research 42:723-731

Park, J., J. D. Wilbur, J. K. Ghosh, C. H. Nakatsu and C. Ackerman. 2007. Selection of binary variables and classification by boosting. Communication in statistics simulation and computation 36:855-869

Liu, J., L. S. Lee, L. F. Nies, C. H. Nakatsu and R. F. Turco. 2007. Biotransformation of 8:2 fluorotelomer alcohol in soil and by soil bacteria isolates. Env. Sci. Technol. 41:8024-8030.

Konopka, A., M. Carrero-Colón, C. H. Nakatsu 2007. Community dynamics and heterogeneities in mixed bacterial communities subjected to nutrient periodicities. Environ. Microbiol. 9:1584-1590

Nakatsu, C. H. 2007. The basics and application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for soil microbial community analysis. Soil Sci. Soc. J. Am. 71:562-571

Vargha, M., Z. Takáts, A. Konopka, C. H. Nakatsu. 2006. Optimization of MALDI-TOF MS for strain level differentiation of Arthrobacter isolates. J. Microbiol. Meth. 66:399-409.

Carrero-Colón, M., C. H. Nakatsu, and A. Konopka. 2006. Microbial community dynamics in nutrient-pulsed chemostat. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 57:1-8.

Carrero-Colón, M., C. H. Nakatsu, and A. Konopka. 2006. The effect of nutrient periodicity upon microbial community dynamics. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 3175-3183.

Nakatsu, C. H. K. Hristova, S. Hanada, X.-Y. Meng, J. R. Hanson, K. M. Scow, and Y. Kamagata. 2006. Methylibium petroleiphilum gen. nov., sp. nov., a new methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)-degrading methylotroph of the beta-Proteobacteria. Internat. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56: 983-989.

Becker, J. M., T. Parkin, C. H. Nakatsu, J. D. Wilbur, and A. Konopka. 2006. Bacterial activity, community structure, and cm-scale spatial heterogeneity in contaminated soil. Microbial Ecology 51: 220-231.

Joynt, J., M. Bischoff, R. Turco, A. Konopka, and C. H. Nakatsu. 2006. Microbial community analysis of soils contaminated with lead, chromium and organic solvents. Microbial Ecology 51: 209-219.

Kourtev, P. S., C. H. Nakatsu, and A. E. Konopka. 2006. Anaerobic bacterial community responses to organic C addition in chromium (VI) and iron (III) amended microcosms Appl. Env. Microbiol. 72: 628-637.

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