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2020

Assessing the transition effects in a drinking water distribution system caused by changing supply water quality: an indirect approach by characterizing suspended solids

Chen, L., Ling, F., Bakker, G., Liu, W. T., Medema, G., van der Meer, W. & Liu, G., Jan 1 2020, In : Water Research. 168, 115159.

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Open Access

Bacterial enrichment in highly-selective acetate-fed bioreactors and its application in rapid biofilm formation

Sun, H., Mei, R., Zhang, X. X., Ren, H., Liu, W. T. & Ye, L., Mar 1 2020, In : Water Research. 170, 115359.

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Identifying anaerobic amino acids degraders through the comparison of short-term and long-term enrichments

Mei, R., Nobu, M. K. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Microbiology Reports.

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Machine learning-aided analyses of thousands of draft genomes reveal specific features of activated sludge processes

Ye, L., Mei, R., Liu, W. T., Ren, H. & Zhang, X. X., Feb 11 2020, In : Microbiome. 8, 1, 16.

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Open Access

Superior resolution characterisation of microbial diversity in anaerobic digesters using full-length 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing

Lam, T. Y. C., Mei, R., Wu, Z., Lee, P. K. H., Liu, W. T. & Lee, P. H., Jul 1 2020, In : Water Research. 178, 115815.

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2019
Open Access

Diversity and geochemical community assembly processes of the living rare biosphere in a sand-and-gravel aquifer ecosystem in the Midwestern United States

Yamamoto, K., Hackley, K. C., Kelly, W. R., Panno, S. V., Sekiguchi, Y., Sanford, R. A., Liu, W. T., Kamagata, Y. & Tamaki, H., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 13484.

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Open Access

Drinking Water Microbiome Project: Is it Time?

Hull, N. M., Ling, F., Pinto, A. J., Albertsen, M., Jang, H. G., Hong, P. Y., Konstantinidis, K. T., LeChevallier, M., Colwell, R. R. & Liu, W. T., Aug 2019, In : Trends in Microbiology. 27, 8, p. 670-677 8 p.

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Genome-centric metagenomics resolves microbial diversity and prevalent truncated denitrification pathways in a denitrifying PAO-enriched bioprocess

Gao, H., Mao, Y., Zhao, X., Liu, W. T., Zhang, T. & Wells, G., May 15 2019, In : Water Research. 155, p. 275-287 13 p.

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Molecular microbial ecology of stable versus failing rice straw anaerobic digesters

Zealand, A. M., Mei, R., Roskilly, A. P., Liu, W. T. & Graham, D. W., Jan 1 2019, In : Microbial Biotechnology. 12, 5, p. 879-891 13 p.

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Open Access

Nexus of stochastic and deterministic processes on microbial community assembly in biological systems

Yuan, H., Mei, R., Liao, J. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, JULY, 1536.

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Open Access

Quantifying the contribution of microbial immigration in engineered water systems

Mei, R. & Liu, W. T., Nov 6 2019, In : Microbiome. 7, 1, 144.

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Open Access
Open Access

Warming counteracts grazing effects on the functional structure of the soil microbial community in a Tibetan grassland

Tang, L., Zhong, L., Xue, K., Wang, S., Xu, Z., Lin, Q., Luo, C., Rui, Y., Li, X., Li, M., Liu, W. T., Yang, Y., Zhou, J. & Wang, Y., Jul 2019, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 134, p. 113-121 9 p.

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2018

Assessing the origin of bacteria in tap water and distribution system in an unchlorinated drinking water system by SourceTracker using microbial community fingerprints

Liu, G., Zhang, Y., van der Mark, E., Magic-Knezev, A., Pinto, A., van den Bogert, B., Liu, W., van der Meer, W. & Medema, G., Jul 1 2018, In : Water Research. 138, p. 86-96 11 p.

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Co-occurrence network analysis reveals thermodynamics-driven microbial interactions in methanogenic bioreactors

Narihiro, T., Nobu, M. K., Bocher, B. T. W., Mei, R. & Liu, W. T., Dec 2018, In : Environmental Microbiology Reports. 10, 6, p. 673-685 13 p.

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Distribution comparison and risk assessment of free-floating and particle-attached bacterial pathogens in urban recreational water: Implications for water quality management

Fang, T., Cui, Q., Huang, Y., Dong, P., Wang, H., Liu, W. T. & Ye, Q., Feb 1 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 613-614, p. 428-438 11 p.

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Drinking water microbiome assembly induced by water stagnation

Ling, F., Whitaker, R., LeChevallier, M. W. & Liu, W. T., Jun 1 2018, In : ISME Journal. 12, 6, p. 1520-1531 12 p.

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Effect of divalent ions and a polyphosphate on composition, structure, and stiffness of simulated drinking water biofilms

Shen, Y., Huang, P. C., Huang, C., Sun, P., Monroy, G. L., Wu, W., Lin, J., Espinosa-Marzal, R. M., Boppart, S. A., Liu, W. T. & Nguyen, T. H., Dec 1 2018, In : npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. 4, 1, 15.

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Metagenomic characterization of biofilter microbial communities in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant

Oh, S., Hammes, F. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2018, In : Water Research. 128, p. 278-285 8 p.

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Microbial community composition and diversity in rice straw digestion bioreactors with and without dairy manure

Zealand, A. M., Mei, R., Papachristodoulou, P., Roskilly, A. P., Liu, W. T. & Graham, D. W., Oct 1 2018, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 102, 19, p. 8599-8612 14 p.

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Novel energy conservation strategies and behaviour of Pelotomaculum schinkii driving syntrophic propionate catabolism

Hidalgo-Ahumada, C. A. P., Nobu, M. K., Narihiro, T., Tamaki, H., Liu, W. T., Kamagata, Y., Stams, A. J. M., Imachi, H. & Sousa, D. Z., Dec 2018, In : Environmental Microbiology. 20, 12, p. 4503-4511 9 p.

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Novel Geobacter species and diverse methanogens contribute to enhanced methane production in media-added methanogenic reactors

Mei, R., Nobu, M. K., Narihiro, T., Yu, J., Sathyagal, A., Willman, E. & Liu, W. T., Dec 15 2018, In : Water Research. 147, p. 403-412 10 p.

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Ugly ducklings - The dark side of plastic materials in contact with potable water

Neu, L., Bänziger, C., Proctor, C. R., Zhang, Y., Liu, W. T. & Hammes, F., Dec 1 2018, In : npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. 4, 1, 7.

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2017

Benefits of genomic insights and CRISPR-Cas signatures to monitor potential pathogens across drinking water production and distribution systems

Zhang, Y., Kitajima, M., Whittle, A. J. & Liu, W. T., Oct 19 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, OCT

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Characterization of bacterial community dynamics in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant

Li, C., Ling, F., Zhang, M., Liu, W. T., Li, Y. & Liu, W., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of environmental sciences (China). 51, p. 21-30 10 p.

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Complete Nutrient Removal Coupled to Nitrous Oxide Production as a Bioenergy Source by Denitrifying Polyphosphate-Accumulating Organisms

Gao, H., Liu, M., Griffin, J. S., Xu, L., Xiang, D., Scherson, Y. D., Liu, W. T. & Wells, G. F., Apr 18 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 8, p. 4531-4540 10 p.

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Direct treatment of high-strength soft drink wastewater using a down-flow hanging sponge reactor: performance and microbial community dynamics

Liao, J., Fang, C., Yu, J., Sathyagal, A., Willman, E. & Liu, W. T., Jul 1 2017, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 101, 14, p. 5925-5936 12 p.

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Diverse Marinimicrobia bacteria may mediate coupled biogeochemical cycles along eco-thermodynamic gradients

Hawley, A. K., Nobu, M. K., Wright, J. J., Durno, W. E., Morgan-Lang, C., Sage, B., Schwientek, P., Swan, B. K., Rinke, C., Torres-Beltrán, M., Mewis, K., Liu, W. T., Stepanauskas, R., Woyke, T. & Hallam, S. J., Dec 1 2017, In : Nature communications. 8, 1, 1507.

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Effect of Disinfectant Exposure on Legionella pneumophila Associated with Simulated Drinking Water Biofilms: Release, Inactivation, and Infectivity

Shen, Y., Huang, C., Lin, J., Wu, W., Ashbolt, N. J., Liu, W. T. & Nguyen, T. H., Feb 21 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 4, p. 2087-2095 9 p.

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Genomic composition and dynamics among Methanomicrobiales predict adaptation to contrasting environments

Browne, P., Tamaki, H., Kyrpides, N., Woyke, T., Goodwin, L., Imachi, H., Bräuer, S., Yavitt, J. B., Liu, W. T., Zinder, S. & Cadillo-Quiroz, H., Jan 1 2017, In : ISME Journal. 11, 1, p. 87-99 13 p.

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Hotspots for selected metal elements and microbes accumulation and the corresponding water quality deterioration potential in an unchlorinated drinking water distribution system

Liu, G., Tao, Y., Zhang, Y., Lut, M., Knibbe, W. J., van der Wielen, P., Liu, W., Medema, G. & van der Meer, W., Jan 1 2017, In : Water Research. 124, p. 435-445 11 p.

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IMG/VR: A database of cultured and uncultured DNA viruses and retroviruses

Paez-Espino, D., Chen, I. M. A., Palaniappan, K., Ratner, A., Chu, K., Szeto, E., Pillay, M., Huang, J., Markowitz, V. M., Nielsen, T., Huntemann, M., Reddy, T. B. K., Pavlopoulos, G. A., Sullivan, M. B., Campbell, B. J., Chen, F., McMahon, K., Hallam, S. J., Denef, V., Cavicchioli, R. & 12 others, Caffrey, S. M., Streit, W. R., Webster, J., Handley, K. M., Salekdeh, G. H., Tsesmetzis, N., Setubal, J. C., Pope, P. B., Liu, W. T., Rivers, A. R., Ivanova, N. N. & Kyrpides, N. C., Jan 1 2017, In : Nucleic acids research. 45, D1, p. D457-D465

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Immune-modulatory genomic properties differentiate gut microbiota of infants with and without eczema

Oh, S., Yap, G. C., Hong, P. Y., Huang, C. H., Aw, M. M., Shek, L. P. C., Liu, W. T. & Lee, B. W., Oct 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 10, e0184955.

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Impact of drinking water treatment and distribution on the microbiome continuum: an ecological disturbance's perspective

Zhang, Y., Oh, S. & Liu, W. T., Aug 2017, In : Environmental Microbiology. 19, 8, p. 3163-3174 12 p.

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Impacts of biostimulation and bioaugmentation on the performance and microbial ecology in methanogenic reactors treating purified terephthalic acid wastewater

Liu, M., Wang, S., Nobu, M. K., Bocher, B. T. W., Kaley, S. A. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2017, In : Water Research. 122, p. 308-316 9 p.

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Minimum information about a single amplified genome (MISAG) and a metagenome-assembled genome (MIMAG) of bacteria and archaea

The Genome Standards Consortium, Aug 8 2017, In : Nature Biotechnology. 35, 8, p. 725-731 7 p.

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Operation-driven heterogeneity and overlooked feed-associated populations in global anaerobic digester microbiome

Mei, R., Nobu, M. K., Narihiro, T., Kuroda, K., Muñoz Sierra, J., Wu, Z., Ye, L., Lee, P. K. H., Lee, P. H., van Lier, J. B., McInerney, M. J., Kamagata, Y. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2017, In : Water Research. 124, p. 77-84 8 p.

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Potential impacts of changing supply-water quality on drinking water distribution: A review

Liu, G., Zhang, Y., Knibbe, W. J., Feng, C., Liu, W., Medema, G. & van der Meer, W., Jan 1 2017, In : Water Research. 116, p. 135-148 14 p.

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Thermodynamically diverse syntrophic aromatic compound catabolism

Nobu, M. K., Narihiro, T., Liu, M., Kuroda, K., Mei, R. & Liu, W. T., Nov 2017, In : Environmental Microbiology. 19, 11, p. 4576-4586 11 p.

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2016

A single-granule-level approach reveals ecological heterogeneity in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor

Kuroda, K., Nobu, M. K., Mei, R., Narihiro, T., Bocher, B. T. W., Yamaguchi, T. & Liu, W. T., Dec 2016, In : PloS one. 11, 12, e0167788.

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Chasing the elusive Euryarchaeota class WSA2: Genomes reveal a uniquely fastidious methyl-reducing methanogen

Nobu, M. K., Narihiro, T., Kuroda, K., Mei, R. & Liu, W. T., Oct 1 2016, In : ISME Journal. 10, 10, p. 2478-2487 10 p.

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Comparative genomics of syntrophic branched-chain fatty acid degrading bacteria

Narihiro, T., Nobu, M. K., Tamaki, H., Kamagata, Y., Sekiguchi, Y. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2016, In : Microbes and Environments. 31, 3, p. 288-292 5 p.

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Comparison of Particle-Associated Bacteria from a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and Distribution Reservoirs with Different Water Sources

Liu, G., Ling, F. Q., Van Der Mark, E. J., Zhang, X. D., Knezev, A., Verberk, J. Q. J. C., Van Der Meer, W. G. J., Medema, G. J., Liu, W. T. & Van Dijk, J. C., Feb 2 2016, In : Scientific reports. 6, 20367.

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Complete genome sequence of the intracellular bacterial symbiont TC1 in the anaerobic ciliate Trimyema compressum

Shinzato, N., Aoyama, H., Saitoh, S., Nikoh, N., Nakano, K., Shimoji, M., Shinzato, M., Satou, K., Teruya, K., Hirano, T., Yamada, T., Nobu, M. K., Tamaki, H., Shirai, Y., Park, S., Narihiro, T., Liu, W. T. & Kamagata, Y., Jan 1 2016, In : Genome Announcements. 4, 5, e01032-16.

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Core-satellite populations and seasonality of water meter biofilms in a metropolitan drinking water distribution system

Ling, F., Hwang, C., LeChevallier, M. W., Andersen, G. L. & Liu, W. T., Mar 1 2016, In : ISME Journal. 10, 3, p. 582-595 14 p.

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Draft genome sequence of Syntrophomonas wolfei subsp. methylbutyratica strain 4J5T (JCM 14075), a mesophilic butyrate- and 2-methylbutyrate-degrading syntroph

Narihiro, T., Nobu, M. K., Tamaki, H., Kamagata, Y. & Liu, W. T., Jan 1 2016, In : Genome Announcements. 4, 2, e00047-16.

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Effects of heat shocks on microbial community structure and microbial activity of a methanogenic enrichment degrading benzoate

Mei, R., Narihiro, T., Nobu, M. K. & Liu, W. T., Nov 1 2016, In : Letters in Applied Microbiology. 63, 5, p. 356-362 7 p.

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Effects of hydraulic retention time on aerobic granulation and granule growth kinetics at steady state with a fast start-up strategy

Liu, Y. Q., Zhang, X., Zhang, R., Liu, W. T. & Tay, J. H., Jan 1 2016, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 100, 1, p. 469-477 9 p.

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Enrichment and characterization of microbial consortia degrading soluble microbial products discharged from anaerobic methanogenic bioreactors

Kim, N. K., Oh, S. & Liu, W. T., Mar 1 2016, In : Water Research. 90, p. 395-404 10 p.

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