Below is a list of publications from our laboratory. For a more comprehensive list, please visit Karthik’s Google Scholar page


Kieft K, Breister AM, Huss P,  Linz A, Zanetakos E, Zhou Z, Rahlff, J, Esser SP, Probst, AJ, Raman S, Roux S, Anantharaman K. Virus-associated organosulfur metabolism in human and environmental systems. bioRxiv 2021.01.05.425418 (2021) [Link]

Tran PQ, McIntyre PB, Kraemer BM, Vadeboncoeur Y, Kimirei IA, Tamatamah R, McMahon KD, Anantharaman K (2019) Depth-discrete eco-genomics of Lake Tanganyika reveals roles of diverse microbes, including candidate phyla, in tropical freshwater nutrient cycling. bioRxiv, :834861. [Link]


Kieft K, Zhou Z, Anderson RE, Buchan A, Campbell BJ, Hallam SJ, Hess M, Sullivan MB, Walsh DA, Roux S, Anantharaman K (2020) Ecology of inorganic sulfur auxiliary metabolism in widespread bacteriophages. bioRxiv, 253096. [Link]

Zhou Z, Liu Y, Pan J, Cron BR, Toner BM, Anantharaman K, Breier JA, Dick GJ, Li M (2020) Gammaproteobacteria mediating utilization of methyl-, sulfur- and petroleum organic compounds in deep ocean hydrothermal plumes. The ISME Journal, :1–13. [Link]

Breister A, Imam MA, Zhou Z, Ahsan MA, Noveron JC, Anantharaman K*, Prabhakar P* (2020) Soil microbiomes mediate degradation of vinyl ester-based polymer composites. Communications Materials. 1, 101. [Link]

Zhou Z, Tran P, Liu Y, Kieft K, Anantharaman K (2020) METABOLIC: A scalable high-throughput metabolic and biogeochemical functional trait profiler based on microbial genomes. bioRxiv, 761643. [Link]

McDaniel EA, Peterson BD, Stevens SLR, Tran PQ, Anantharaman K, McMahon KD (2020) Expanded Phylogenetic Diversity and Metabolic Flexibility of Mercury-Methylating Microorganisms. mSystems, 5(4). [Link]

Kieft K, Zhou Z, Anantharaman K (2020) VIBRANT: automated recovery, annotation and curation of microbial viruses, and evaluation of viral community function from genomic sequences. Microbiome, 8(1):90. [Link]

Zhou Z, Tran PQ, Kieft K, Anantharaman K (2020) Genome diversification in globally distributed novel marine Proteobacteria is linked to environmental adaptation. The ISME Journal, 14(8):2060–2077. [Link]

Murray AE et al. (2020) Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria. Nature Microbiology, 5(8):987–994. [Link]


McDaniel EA, Anantharaman K, McMahon KD (2019) metabolisHMM: Phylogenomic analysis for exploration of microbial phylogenies and metabolic pathways. bioRxiv, 884627. [Link]