Select Publications

Touchette, D., Maggiori, C., Altshuler, I., Tettenborn, A., Bourdages, L.J., Magnuson, E., Blenner-Hassett, O., Raymond-Bouchard, I., Ellery, A. and Whyte, L.G., 2023. Microbial Characterization of Arctic Glacial Ice Cores with a Semiautomated Life Detection SystemAstrobiology.

Andersen, T.O., Altshuler, I., Vera-Ponce de León, A., Walter, J.M., McGovern, E., Keogh, K., Martin, C., Bernard, L., Morgavi, D.P., Park, T. and Li, Z., 2023. Metabolic influence of core ciliates within the rumen microbiomeThe ISME Journal, pp.1-13.

Durand, M., Touchette, D., Chen, Y.J., Magnuson, E., Wasserscheid, J., Greer, C.W., Whyte, L.G., Altshuler, I. 2023. Effects of marine diesel on microbial diversity and activity in high Arctic beach sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin194, p.115226.

Schreiber, L., Hunnie, B., Altshuler, I., Góngora, E., Ellis, M., Maynard, C., Tremblay, J., Wasserscheid, J., Fortin, N., Lee, K. and Stern, G., 2023. Long-term biodegradation of crude oil in high-arctic backshore sediments: The Baffin Island oil spill (BIOS) after nearly four decadesEnvironmental Research, p.116421.

Altshuler I., Raymond-Bouchard I., Magnuson E., Tremblay J., Greer C.W., Whyte L.G. 2022. Unique high Arctic methane cycling community revealed through in situ DNA-13CH4-SIP enrichment in concert with genome binning. Scientific Reports 12:1160

Magnuson E., Altshuler I., Fernández-Martínez M.A., Chen Y-J., Maggiori C., Whyte L-G. 2022. Active lithoautotrophic and methane-oxidizing microbial community in an anoxic, sub-zero, and hypersaline High Arctic spring. The ISME J. 16 : 1798–1808.

Ellis M., Altshuler I., Schreiber L., Chen Y-J., Okshevsky M., Lee K., Greer C.W., Whyte L.G. 2022. Hydrocarbon biodegradation potential of microbial communities from high Arctic beaches in Canada’s Northwest Passage. Marine Pollution Bulletin 174:113288

Raymond-Bouchard I., Maggiori C., Brennan L., Altshuler I., Manchado J.M., Parro V., Whyte L.G. 2022. Assessment of automated nucleic acid extraction systems in combination with MinION sequencing as potential tools for the detection of microbial biosignatures. Astrobiology 22(1): 87–10

Touchette D., Altshuler I., Raymond-Bouchard I., Fernández-Martínez M.A., Bourdages L-F., O’Connor B., Ricco A.J., Whyte L.G. 2022. µMAMA: an automated in situ microbial metabolic detection system. Astrobiology 22(2):158-170

Touchette D., Altshuler I., Gostinčar C., Zalar P., Raymond-Bouchard I., Zajc J., McKay C.P., Gunde-Cimerman N., Whyte L.G. 2021. Antarctic yeast Rhodotorula frigidialcoholis adapts to cold by switching its energy metabolism and increasing small RNA synthesis. ISME 16:221-232

Fernández-Martínez A.M., Garcia-Villadangos M., Paz M.M., Gangloff V., Carrizo D., Blanco Y., Herrero SG., Sanchez-Garcia L., Prieto-Ballesteros O., Altshuler I., Whyte L., Parro V., Fairén A. 2021. Geomicrobiological heterogeneity of lithic habitats in the Nunataks of Livingston Island (Antarctica): An extreme environment potentially analog for early Mars. Frontiers in Microbiology: 12, 1568

Altshuler I., Hamel J., Turney S., Magnuson E., Levesque R., Greer C.W., Whyte L.G. 2019. Species interactions and distinct microbial communities in high Arctic permafrost affected cryosols are associated with the CH4 and CO2 gas fluxes. Environmental Microbiology 21: 3711-3727

Altshuler I., Ronholm, J., Layton A., Onstott T., Greer C.W., Whyte, L.G. 2019. Denitrifiers, Nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and N2O soil gas flux in high Arctic ice-wedge polygon cryosols. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95: fiz049

Raymond-Bouchard, I., Tremblay, J., Altshuler I., Greer, C.W., Whyte, L.G. 2018. Comparative transcriptomics of cold growth and adaptive features of a eury-and steno-psychrophile. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 1565.

Turney S., Altshuler I., Whyte L.G., Buddle C. 2018. Macroinvertebrate and soil prokaryote communities in the forest–tundra ecotone of the Subarctic Yukon. Polar Biology 41: 1619–1633

Goordial J., Altshuler I., Hindson K., Chan-Yam, K., Marcolefas, E. Whyte L.G. 2017. In situ field sequencing and life detection in remote (79°26’N) Canadian High Arctic permafrost ice wedge microbial communities. Frontiers in Microbiology, section Extreme Microbiology. 20: 2594.

Raymond‐Bouchard, I., Chourey, K., Altshuler, I., Iyer, R., Hettich, R. L., Whyte, L. G. 2017. Mechanisms of subzero growth in the cryophile Planococcus halocryophilus determined through proteomic analysis. Environmental Microbiology, 19(11), 4460-4479.

Other Publications

Park, S., Jung, D., Altshuler, I., Kruban, D., Dufour, S. and Ronholm, J., 2022. A longitudinal census of the bacterial community in raw milk correlated with Staphylococcus aureus clinical mastitis infections in dairy cattle. Animal Microbiome4(1), p.59.

Perlman D., Martinez-Alvaro A., Morais S., Altshuler I.,  Hage. L., Jami E., Roehe R., Pope P.B., Mizrahi I., 2022. Concepts and Consequences of a Core Gut Microbiota to Animal Growth and Development. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 10:177-201

Colangelo‐Lillis J., Pelikan C., Herbold C.W., Altshuler I., Loy A., Whyte L.G., Wing BA. 2019. Diversity decoupled from sulfur isotope fractionation in a sulfate‐reducing microbial community. Geobiology. 17: 660–675.

Granados M, Altshuler I., Plourde S., Fussmann G.F. 2017. Size and variation in individual growth rates among food web modules. Ecosphere.8: e01862

Altshuler I., Mcleold A., Colbourne J., Yan N.D., Cristescu M.E. 2015. Synergistic interactions of biotic and abiotic environmental stressors on gene expression. Genome. 58:99-109

Cristescu M.E., Demiri B., Altshuler, I., Crease T. 2014. Gene expression variation in duplicate Lactate dehydrogenase genes: Do ecological species show distinct responses? PLoS ONE 9: e103964

Altshuler I., Vaillant J., Xu S., Cristescu, E.M. 2012. The evolutionary history of Sacrco(endo)plasmic Calcium ATPase (SERCA). PLoS ONE 7: e52617

Riessen H.P. Linley R.D., Altshuler, I., Rabus M., Söllradl T., Clausen-Schaumann H., Laforsch C., Yan N.D. 2012. Changes in water chemistry can disable plankton prey defenses. PNAS. 109: 15377-15382

Altshuler I., Demiri B., Xu S., Constantin A., Yan N.D., Cristescu M.E. 2011. An integrated multi-disciplinary approach for studying multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems: Using Daphnia as a model organism. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:623-633

Book Chapters

Marcolefas E., Altshuler I., Whyte L.G. 2019. Advanced microbial cultivation methodologies and their applicability in cryoenvironments. In: Yergeau, Étienne, ed. Advanced Techniques for Studying Microorganisms in Extreme Environments. Pages 1-21. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Germany.

Altshuler I., Goordial J., Whyte L.G. 2017. Microbial life in permafrost. In: Margesin, Rosa, ed. Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology, 2nd edition. Pages: 153-179. Springer, Berlin.