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Richard White III

Computational Biology
Post Doctorate RA B
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: J4-16
Richland, WA 99352

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  • Ahkami A, RA White, III, P Handakumbura, and GC Jansson. 2017. "Rhizosphere Engineering: Enhancing Sustainable Plant Ecosystem Productivity in a Challenging Climate." Rhizosphere 3(2):233-243.  doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.04.012
  • White RA, III, A Rivas-Ubach, MI Borkum, M Koberl, A Bilbao Pena, SM Colby, DW Hoyt, AK Bingol, YM Kim, JP Wendler, KK Hixson, and GC Jansson. 2017. "The state of rhizospheric science in the era of multi-omics: A practical guide to omics technologies." Rhizosphere 3(2):212-221.  doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.05.003
  • White RA, III, AR Panyala, KA Glass, SM Colby, KR Glaesemann, GC Jansson, and JK Jansson. 2017. "MerCat: a versatile k-mer counter and diversity estimator for database-independent property analysis obtained from metagenomic and/or metatranscriptomic sequencing data." PeerJ Preprints 5:Article No. e2825v1.  doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2825v1
  • White RA, III, JM Brown, SM Colby, CC Overall, JY Lee, JD Zucker, KR Glaesemann, GC Jansson, and JK Jansson. 2017. "ATLAS (Automatic Tool for Local Assembly Structures) - A Comprehensive Infrastructure for Assembly, Annotation, and Genomic Binning of Metagenomic and Metaranscripomic Data." PeerJ Preprints 5:, doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2843v1
  • White RA, III, MI Borkum, A Rivas-Ubach, A Bilbao Pena, JP Wendler, SM Colby, M Koberl, and GC Jansson. 2017. "From data to knowledge: The future of multi-omics data analysis for the rhizosphere." Rhizosphere 3(2):222-229.  doi:10.1016/j.rhisph.2017.05.001
  • Wong HL, PT Visscher, RA White, III, DL Smith, MM Patterson, and BP Burns. 2017. "Dynamics of archaea at fine spatial scales in Shark Bay mat microbiomes." Scientific Reports 7:Article No. 46160.  doi:10.1038/srep46160


  • Khadempour L, KE Burnum-Johnson, ES Baker, CD Nicora, BJM Webb-Robertson, RA White, III, ME Monroe, EL Huang, RD Smith, and CR Currie. 2016. "The fungal cultivar of leaf-cutter ants produces specific enzymes in response to different plant substrates." Molecular Ecology 25(22):5795-5805.  doi:10.1111/mec.13872
  • Oxford KL, JP Wendler, JE McDermott, RA White, III, JD Powell, JM Jacobs, JN Adkins, and KM Waters. 2016. "The Landscape of Viral Proteomics and Its Potential to Impact Human Health." Expert Review of Proteomics 13(6):579-591.  doi:10.1080/14789450.2016.1184091
  • White RA, III, EM Bottos, T Roy Chowdhury, JD Zucker, CJ Brislawn, CD Nicora, SJ Fansler, KR Glaesemann, KA Glass, and JK Jansson. 2016. "Moleculo long-read sequencing facilitates assembly and resolves functionally active genomic bins from complex soil metagenomes." mSystems 1(3):, doi:10.1128/mSystems.00045-16
  • White RA, III, SJ Callister, RJ Moore, EM Baker, and JK Jansson. 2016. "The present and future of microbiome analyses." Nature Protocols 11(11):2049-2053.  doi:10.1038/nprot.2016.148


  • White RA, III, JN Brazelton De Cardenas, and RT Hayden. 2015. "Virology: The Next Generation from Digital PCR to Single Virion Genomics." Methods in Microbiology 42:555-567.  doi:10.1016/bs.mim.2015.09.001
  • Koeberl M, RA White, III, S Erschen, N Spanberger, TF El-Arabi, JK Jansson, and G Berg. 2015. "Complete genome sequence of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain Co1-6, a plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium of Calendula officinalis." Genome Announcements 3(4):Article No. e00862-15.  doi:10.1128/genomeA.00862-15
  • Koeberl M, RA White, III, S Erschen, TF El-Arabi, JK Jansson, and G Berg. 2015. "Draft genome sequence of Paenbacillus polymyxa strain Mc5Re-14, an antagonistic root endophyte of Matricaria chamomilla." Genome Announcements 3(4):Article No. e00861-15.  doi:10.1128/genomeA.00861-15
  • Koeberl M, RA White, III, S Erschen, TF El-Arabi, JK Jansson, and G Berg. 2015. "Draft genome sequence of Streptomyces sp. strain Wb2n-11, a desert isolate with broad-spectrum antagonism against soilborne phytopathogens ." Genome Announcements 3(4):e00860-15.  doi:10.1128/genomeA.00860-15
  • Ruvindy R, RA White, III, BA Neilan, and BP Burns. 2015. "Unravelling core microbial metabolisms in the hypersaline microbial mats of Shark Bay using high-throughput metagenomics." The ISME Journal 10:183-196.  doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.87

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