Tardif, S. Yergeau, E, Tremblay, J., Legendre, P., Whyte, L.G., and Greer, C.W. 2016. The Willow Microbiome is Influenced by Soil Petroleum-Hydrocarbon Concentration with Plant Compartment-Specific Effects. Front. Microbiol. in press.

B Stackhouse, MCY Lau, T Vishnivetskaya, N Burton, R Wang, A Southworth, L Whyte, TC Onstott. 2016. Atmospheric CH4 oxidation by Arctic permafrost and mineral cryosols as a function of water saturation and temperature. Geobiology DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12193

Goordial, J., Davila, A., Greer, C.W., Cannam, R., DiRuggiero, J., McKay, C.P. and Whyte, L.G. 2016. Comparative activity and functional ecology of permafrost soils and lithic niches in a hyper-arid polar desert. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13353

Goordial, J., Raymond-Bouchard, I., Zolotorov, Y., de Bethencourt, L., Ronholm, J., Shapiro, N., Woyk, T., Stromvik., M., Greer, C.,. Bakermans, C., Whyte, L. 2015. Cold adaptive traits revealed by comparative genomic analysis of the eurypsychrophile Rhodococcus sp. JG3 isolated from high elevation McMurdo Dry Valley permafrost, Antarctica. FEMS Microbiol Ecology DOI: fiv154

Goordial J, Raymond-Bouchard I, Riley R, Ronholm J, Shapiro N, Woyke T, LaButti KM, Tice H, Amirebrahimi M, Grigoriev IV, Greer C, Bakermans C, Whyte L. 2016. Improved high-quality draft genome sequence of the eurypsychrophile Rhodotorula sp. JG1b, isolated from permafrost in the hyperarid upper-elevation McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Genome Announc 4(2):e00069-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00069-16.

Callender KL, Roy S, Khasa DP, Whyte LG, Greer CW. 2016. Actinorhizal Alder Phytostabilization Alters Microbial Community Dynamics in Gold Mine Waste Rock from Northern Quebec: A Greenhouse Study. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0150181. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150181

J Colangelo‐Lillis, BA Wing, LG Whyte. 2016. Low viral predation pressure in cold hypersaline Arctic sediments and limits on lytic replication. Environmental microbiology reports. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 8: 250–260

Goordial, J., Davila, A., Lacelle, D.,Pollard, W., Marinova, M., Greer, C., DiRuggiero, J., McKay, C., & Whyte, L. 2016. The cold-arid limits of microbial life in permafrost of an upper dry valley, Antarctica. ISME J. 10: 1613–1624

NCS Mykytczuk, JR Lawrence, CR Omelon, G Southam, LG Whyte. 2016. Microscopic characterization of the bacterial cell envelope of Planococcus halocryophilus Or1 during subzero growth at− 15 C. Polar Biol  39:701–712.


J Goordial, I Raymond-Bouchard, J Ronholm, N Shapiro, T Woyke, and Whyte LG. 2015. Improved-high-quality draft genome sequence of Rhodococcus sp. JG-3, a eurypsychrophilic Actinobacteria from Antarctic Dry Valley permafrost. Standards in Genomic Sciences 10:1-6

CW Yeung, K Lee, S Cobanli, T King, J Bugden, LG Whyte, CW Greer. 2015. Characterization of the microbial community structure and the physicochemical properties of produced water and seawater from the Hibernia oil production platform. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (22), 17697-17715

Stackhouse, B.T., Vishnivetskaya, T.A., Layton, A., Chauhan, A., Pfiffner, S., Mykytczuk, N.C., Sanders, R., Whyte, L.G., Hedin, L., Saad, N., Myneni, S., Onstott, T.C. 2015. Effects of simulated spring thaw of permafrost from mineral cryosol on CO2 emissions and atmospheric CH4 uptake. J. Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 120: 1764 -1784.

M.C. Lau, B. Stackhouse, A.C. Layton, A. Chauhan, T.A. Vishnivetskaya, K., Chourey, N.C. Mykytczuk, P.C. Bennett, G. Lamarche-Gagnon, N. Burton, J. Ronholm, W.H. Pollard, C.R. Omelon, D.M. Medvigy, R.L. Hettich, S.M. Pfiffner, L.G. Whyte & T.C. Onstott. 2015. An active atmospheric methane sink in high Arctic 1 mineral cryosols. ISME J. 9:1904.

Perron, G.G., Whyte, L.G., Turnbaugh, P.J., Goordial, J. Hanage, W.P., Dantas, W. P., and Desai, M.M. 2015. Functional characterization of bacteria isolated from ancient Arctic soil exposes diverse resistance mechanisms to modern antibiotics. PLOS One. 10(3): e0069533. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069533

Ronholm, J., Ramond-Bouchard, I., Cyr, T., Creskey, M, Cloutis, E., and Whyte, L.G. 2015. Identification of Planococcus halocryophilus Surface-Associated Proteins During Growth at Optimal and Cryophilic Temperatures. Extremophiles. 19: 619-629

A Pellerin, L Anderson-Trocme, LG Whyte, GM Zane, JD Wall, BA Wing. 2015.  Sulfur isotope fractionation during the evolutionary adaptation of a sulfate reducing bacterium. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81: 2676-2689

Fortin N, Munoz-Ramos V, Bird D, Lévesque B, Whyte LG, Greer CW. 2015. Toxic cyanobacterial bloom triggers in missisquoi bay, lake champlain, as determined by next-generation sequencing and quantitative PCR. Life (Basel). 2015 5:1346-80.

G. Lamarche-Gagnon, R. Comery, C. W. Greer and L. G. Whyte. 2015. Evidence of in situ microbial activity and sulphidogenesis in perennially sub-0°C and hypersaline sediments of a high Arctic permafrost spring. Extremophiles 19: 1-15

Qadi, A.. Cloutis, E., Whyte, L.G., Ellery, A., Bell, J.F. Bell, Berrard, G., Boivin, A., Haddad, E., Lavoie, Jamroz, W., Kruzelecky, R., Mack, A., Mann, P., Olsen, K., Perrot, M., Popa, D., Rhind, T., Samson, C., Sharma, R., Stromberg, J., Strong, K., Tremblay, A., Wilhelm, R., Wing B. and Wong, B. 2015. Mars Methane Analogue Mission: Mission Simulation and Rover Operations at Jeffrey Mine and Norbestos Mine, Quebec, Canada. Advances in Space Research. 55 (10), 2414-2426


W.J. Jung, F. Mabood, A. Souleimanov, L.G. Whyte, T.D. Niederberger, D.L. Smith. 2014. Antibacterial activity of antagonistic bacterium Bacillus subtilis DJM-51 against phytopathogenic Clavibacter michiganense subsp. Michiganense ATCC 7429 in vitro. Microbial Pathogenesis 77 :13-16.

Chauhan, A., Layton, A., Vishnivetskaya, T., Williams, D., Pfiffner, S., Rekepalli, B., Stackhouse, B.,  Lau, M., Phelps, T., Mykytczuk, N., Ronholm, J., Whyte, L.G., Onstott, TC, & Sayler, G. 2014. Metagenomes from Thawing Low SOC Mineral Cryosols and Permafrost of the Canadian High Arctic. Genome Announcements. e01217-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01217-14.

BL Berg, J Ronholm, DM Applin, P Mann, M Izawa, EA Cloutis, LG Whyte. 2014. Spectral features of biogenic calcium carbonates and implications for astrobioloy. Int. J. Astrobiology 13: 353-365

Rhind, T., J. Ronholm, B. Berg, P. Mann, D. Applin, J. Stromberg, R. Sharma, L.G. Whyte, and E.A. Cloutis. 2014. Gypsum-hosted endolithic communities of the Lake St. Martin impact structure, Manitoba, Canada: Spectroscopic detectability and implications for Mars. Int J. Astrobiology 13: 366-377

Ronholm J., D. Schumann, H.M. Sapers, M. Izawa, D. Applin, B. Berg, P. Mann, H. Vali, R.L. Flemming, E. Cloutis, and L.G. Whyte. 2014. A mineralogical characterization of biogenic calcium carbonates precipitates by heterotrophic bacetria isolated from cryophilic polar regions. Geobiology 12 :542-56.

Martineau, C., Pan, Y. Bodrossy, L., Yergeau, E., Whyte, L.G., and Greer, C.W. 2014. High affinity methane oxidizers are present and active in Canadian high Arctic soils. FEMS Microbial Ecology 89 :257-69

Allan, J., Ronholm, J., Mykytczuk, N. C. S., Greer, C. W., Onstott, T. C. and Whyte, L. G. 2014. Methanogen community composition and rates of methane consumption in Canadian High Arctic permafrost soils. Environmental Microbiology Reports. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12139

Vrionis, HA, Whyte, L.G. and R.V. Miller. 2013. Life at the Poles in the Age of Global Warming: Part 2. ASM Microbe December 2013 8(12): 489-493

L. A. Ziolkowski, N. C. S. Mykytczuk, C. R. Omelon, H. Johnson, L. G. Whyte, and G. F. Slater. 2013. Arctic Gypsum Endoliths: a biogeochemical characterization of a viable and active microbial community. Biogeosciences:10, 7661–7675, 2013.

Vrionis, HA,  Robert V. Miller, and Whyte, L.G. 2013. Life at the Poles in the Age of Global Warming: Part 1. ASM Microbe November 2013 8(11): 449-453.

Vishnivetskaya, T., Layton, A., Lau, M., Chauhan, A.,; Meyers, A., Murphy, J., Rogers, A., Williams, D., Pffiner, S., Biggerstaff, J., Stackhouse, B., Phelps, T., Whyte, LG., Sayler, G., & Onstott, TC. 2014. Commercial DNA Extraction Kits Impact Observed Microbial Community Composition in Permafrost Samples. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2014 87:217-230

Lay CY, Mykytczuk NC, Yergeau E, Lamarche-Gagnon G, Greer CW, Whyte LG. 2013. Defining the Functional Potential and Active Community Members of a Sediment Microbial Community in a High-Arctic Hypersaline Subzero Spring. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79:3637-48. 2013.

Mykytczuk, N.C., Foote, S.J., Southam, G, Greer, C.W. & Whyte, L.G. 2013. Bacterial growth at -15 °C; molecular insights from the permafrost bacterium Planococcus halocryophilus Or1. ISME J. 7:1211-1226. * Featured as Editor’s Choice, Science (2013). 339:1012-1013

Bell TH, Callender KL, Whyte LG, Greer CW. 2013. Microbial competition inpolar soils: a review of an understudied but potentially important control on productivity. Biology 2: 1-22.

Bell TH, Yergeau E, Juck D, Whyte LG, Greer CW. 2013. Alteration of microbial community structure effects diesel biodegradation in an Arctic Soil. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 85: 51-61.

Bell TH, Yergeau E, Maynard C, Juck D, Whyte LG, Greer CW. 2013. Predictable bacterial composition and hydrocarbon degradation in Arctic soils following diesel and nutrient disturbance. ISME J. 7:1200-10

Sheibania, S., Yannia, S.Y., Wilhelm, R., Whalen, J.K., Whyte, L.G., Greer, C.W., & Madramootoo, C.A. 2013. Soil bacteria and archaea found in long-term corn (Zea mays L.) agroecosystems in Quebec, Canada. Can. J. Soil Sci. (2013) 93: 45-57.

Ferrera-Rodríguez O, Greer CW, Juck D, Consaul LL, Martínez-Romero E, Whyte LG. 2013. Hydrocarbon degrading potential of microbial communities from Arctic plants. J Appl Microbiol. 114:71-83.


Miller, R. and Whyte, L.G. (Editors) 2012. Polar Microbiology:  Life in a Deepfreeze. ASM Press, Washington. 14 Chapters, 312 pages.

Goordial, J., Lamarche-Gagnon, G., Lay, C-Y., and Whyte, L.G. 2012. Left out in the cold: Life in cryoenvironments. 2012. Polyextremophiles:Microorganisms and macroorganisms living under multiple forms of stress. in the book series “Cellular Origins, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology” (COLE). Springer. in press

Mykytczuk, N.C.S., Wilhelm, R.C., Whyte, L.G. 2012. Planococcus halocryophilus sp. nov.; an extreme subzero species from high Arctic permafrost. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:1937-44.

Wilhlem, R., Radtke, k.J., Mykytczuk, N.C., Greer, C.W. & Whyte, L.G. 2012. Life at the wedge; the activity & diversity of high Arctic ice wedge communities. Astrobiology 12:347-60.

Lay, C-L., Mykytczuk, N.C., Niederberger, T.D, Martineau, C., Greer, C.W,  & Whyte, L.W. 2012. Microbial diversity & activity in hypersaline high Arctic spring channels. Extremophiles 16: 177-191.

Graham, D.E., Wallenstein, M.D., Vishnivetskaya, T.A., Waldrop, M.P., Phelps, T.J., Pfiffner, S.M., Onstott, T.C. Whyte, L., Rivkina, E.M., Gilichinsky, D.A., Elias, D.A., Mackelprang, R., VerBerkmoes, N.C., Hettich, R.L., Wagner, D., Wullschleger, S.D. & Jansson, J.K. 2012. Microbes in Thawing Permafrost: The Unknown Variable in the Climate Change Equation. ISME 6:709-12.


McKay, C., Mykytczuk, N.C.S., and Whyte, L.G. 2012. Chapter 14:  Life in Ice on Other Worlds. In Miller, R. and Whyte, L.G. (Editors) 2012. Polar Microbiology: Life in a Deepfreeze. ASM Press, Washington. P. 290-304.

Bell TH, Yergeau E, Martineau C, Juck D, Whyte LG, Greer CW. 2011. Identification of Nitrogen-Incorporating Bacteria in Petroleum-Contaminated Arctic Soils by Using [15N]DNA-Based Stable Isotope Probing and Pyrosequencing. Appl Environ Microbiol. 77:4163-71

Wilhelm, R., Niederberger, T., Greer, C. and Whyte, L.G. 2011. “Microbial Diversity of Active Layer and Permafrost in an Acidic Wetland from the Canadian high Arctic.” Can. J. of Microbiol. 7:303-315

Lacelle, D., Radtke, K., Clark, I.D., Fisher, D., Lauriol, B., Utting, N., Whyte, L.G., 2011. Isotope biosignatures provide evidence of microbial respiration in ancient terrestrial ground ice. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 306: 46–54

Johnson, A.P., Pratt, L.M., Vishnivetskaya, T. Pfiffner, S., Bryan, R.A., Dadachova, E., Whyte, L., Radtke, K., Chan, E., Tronick, S., Borgonie, G., Mancinelli, R.M., Rothshchild, L.J., Rogoff, D.A., Horikawa, D.D., Onstott, T.C. 2011. Extended Survival of Several Organisms and Amino Acids under Simulated Martian Surface Conditions. Icarus. 211: 1162-1178

Chang, W., Whyte, L., Ghoshal, S. 2011, Comparison of the effects of variable site temperatures and constant incubation temperature on the biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in pilot-scale experiments with field-aged contaminated soils from a cold regions site. Chemosphere, 82: 872-878

Yeung CW, Law BA, Milligan TG, Lee K, Whyte LG, and Greer CW. 2011. Analysis of bacterial diversity and metals in produced water, seawater and sediments from an offshore oil and gas production platform. Mar Pollut Bull. 62:2095-105.


Niederberger TD, Perreault NN, Tille S, Lollar BS, Lacrampe-Couloume G, Andersen D, Greer CW, Pollard, W. and Whyte LG. 2010. Microbial characterization of a subzero, hypersaline methane seep in the Canadian High Arctic. ISME J. 4:1326-39.

Martineau, C., L.G. Whyte and C.W. Greer. 2010. Stable isotope probing analysis of the diversity and activity of methanotrophic bacteria in soils from the Canadian high Arctic. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76:5773-84

Yergeau, E., H. Hogues, L.G. Whyte and C. W. Greer. 2010. The functional potential and community composition of high Arctic permafrost and active layer soils revealed by metagenomic sequencing, real-time PCR and microarray analyses. ISME J. 4:1206-1214

Yeung, C.W., K. Lee, L.G. Whyte, and C.W. Greer. 2010. Microbial Community Characterization of The Gully: A Marine Protected Area. Can J Microbiol. 56:421-31

Chang, W., Klemm, S., Whyte, L., Beaulieu C, Hawari, J, Whyte, L, Ghoshal, S. 2010. Petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation under seasonal freeze-thaw soil temperature regimes in contaminated soils from a sub-Arctic site. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 1061-1066.

Chang, W., Dyen, M., Spagnuolo, L., Simon, P., Flaherty, H., Whyte, L., Ghoshal, S. 2010, Biodegradation of semi- and non-volatile petroleum hydrocarbons in aged, contaminated soils from a sub-arctic site: laboratory pilot-scale experiments at site temperatures, Chemosphere, 80: 319-326.


D. Rogers, N.N.Perreault, T.D.Niederberger, C.Lichten, L.G.Whyte, and J.L.Nadeau. 2009. A life detection problem in a High Arctic microbial community. Planetary and Space Science. 58: 623-630

Niederberger, T.D., Steven, B., Charvest, S., and Whyte, L.G. 2009. Virgibacillus arcticus sp. nov., an psychrophilic spore-forming bacterium isolated from Canadian high Arctic permafrost. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59:2219-25

Pollard, W., Haltigin, T., Whyte, L.G., Niederberger, T., Andersen, D., Omelon, C., Nadeau, J., Ecclestone,M., Lebeuf, M. 2009. Overview of the analogue science activities at the McGill High Arctic Research Station, Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian High Arctic. Planetary and Space Science – Special Issue, Mars Analogues. 57: 646-659.

Niederberger, T.D., Perreault, N., Lawrence, J.R., Nadeau, J.L, Mielke, R.E., Greer, C.W., Andersen, D.T., and Whyte, L.G. 2009. Novel sulfur-oxidizing streamers thriving in perennial cold saline springs of the Canadian high Arctic. Environ. Microbiol. 11: 616-629.


Perreault, N., Greer, C.W., Andersen, D.T., Tille, S., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Sherwood-Lollar, B. and Whyte, L.G. 2008. Heterotrophic and Autotrophic Microbial Populations in Cold Perennial Springs of the High Arctic. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 6898-907

Steven, B., Pollard, W.H., Greer, C.W., and Whyte, L.G. 2008. Microbial Diversity and Activity Through a Permafrost/Ground Ice Core Profile from the Canadian High Arctic. Environ. Microbiol. 10: 3388-403

Martineau, C., Whyte, L.G., and Greer, C.W. 2008. Development of a SYBR safeTM technique for the sensitive detection of DNA in cesium chloride density gradients for stable isotope probing assays. J. Microbiol. Methods. 73:199-202

Steven, B., Niederberger, T.D., and Whyte, L.G. 2008. Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity in Permafrost. In Permafrost Soils. Ed. (R. Margasin). Springer Verlag. R. Margesin (ed.) Permafrost Soils, Soil Biology 16

Steven, B., Chen, M.Q., Greer, C.W., Whyte, L.G. and Niederberger, T.D. 2008. Tumebacillus permanentifrigoris gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic, spore-forming bacterium isolated from Canadian high Arctic permafrost. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 1497-1501.

Bottos, E., Greer, C.W, Vincent, W.F, and Whyte, L.G. 2008. Prokayotic Diversity of Arctic Ice Shelf Microbial Mats. Environmental Microbiology 10: 950-966

Nadeau, J.L., Perreault, N., Niederberger, T.D., Whyte, L.G., Sun, H.J., & Leon, R. 2008. Fluorescence microscopy as a tool for in situ life detection. Astrobiology. 8: 859-74


Steven, B., Niederberger, T.D., Bottos, E., Dyen, M.R., and Whyte, L.G. 2007. Development of a Sensitive Radiorespiration Method for Detecting Microbial Activity at Subzero Temperatures. J. Microbiol. Methods. 71:2


Perreault, N., Andersen, D., Pollard, W., Greer, C.W. and Whyte, L.G. 2007. Characterization of the Prokaryotic Diversity in Cold Saline Springs from the Canadian High Arctic. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:1532–1543.

Steven, B., Briggs, G., McKay, C.P., Pollard, W.H., Greer, C.W and Whyte, L.G. 2007. Characterization of the Microbial Diversity in a Permafrost Sample from the Canadian High Arctic Using Culture-dependent and Culture-independent Methods. FEMS Microbial Ecology 9: 513-523

Labbe, D., Margesin, R., Schinner, F., Whyte, L.G. and Greer, C.W. 2007. Comparative phylogenetic analysis of microbial communities in pristine and hydrocarbon-contaminated alpine soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 9: 466-475


Steven, B., Leveille, R., Pollard, W.H. and Whyte, L.G. 2006. Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity of Permafrost. Extremophiles 10: 259-267.


Whyte, L.G. and Greer, C.W. 2005. “Molecular Techniques for Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation” for Soil Biology, Vol. 5, Manual for Soil Analysis - Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation. R. Margesin, F. Schinner (Eds.) Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Juck, D.F., Whissell, G., Steven, B., Pollard, W., McKay, C.P., Greer, C.W., and Whyte, L.G. 2005. Utilization of fluorescent microspheres and a GFP-marked strain for assessing microbiological contamination of permafrost and ground ice core samples from the Canadian High Arctic. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 1035-1041.

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