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1.

Microbial Activity and Habitability of an Antarctic Dry Valley Water Track.

Chan-Yam K, Goordial J, Greer C, Davila A, McKay CP, Whyte LG.

Astrobiology. 2019 Jun;19(6):757-770. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1884. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

PMID:
30958705
2.

Nucleic acid bases in Titan tholins and possible genetic systems in the Titan liquidosphere.

Kawai J, Kebukawa Y, McKay CP, Kobayashi K.

Life Sci Space Res (Amst). 2019 Feb;20:20-29. doi: 10.1016/j.lssr.2018.11.002. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

PMID:
30797431
3.

Effects of Gamma and Electron Radiations on the Structural Integrity of Organic Molecules and Macromolecular Biomarkers Measured by Microarray Immunoassays and Their Astrobiological Implications.

Blanco Y, de Diego-Castilla G, Viúdez-Moreiras D, Cavalcante-Silva E, Rodríguez-Manfredi JA, Davila AF, McKay CP, Parro V.

Astrobiology. 2018 Aug 2. doi: 10.1089/ast.2016.1645. [Epub ahead of print]

4.

Background levels of methane in Mars' atmosphere show strong seasonal variations.

Webster CR, Mahaffy PR, Atreya SK, Moores JE, Flesch GJ, Malespin C, McKay CP, Martinez G, Smith CL, Martin-Torres J, Gomez-Elvira J, Zorzano MP, Wong MH, Trainer MG, Steele A, Archer D Jr, Sutter B, Coll PJ, Freissinet C, Meslin PY, Gough RV, House CH, Pavlov A, Eigenbrode JL, Glavin DP, Pearson JC, Keymeulen D, Christensen LE, Schwenzer SP, Navarro-Gonzalez R, Pla-García J, Rafkin SCR, Vicente-Retortillo Á, Kahanpää H, Viudez-Moreiras D, Smith MD, Harri AM, Genzer M, Hassler DM, Lemmon M, Crisp J, Sander SP, Zurek RW, Vasavada AR.

Science. 2018 Jun 8;360(6393):1093-1096. doi: 10.1126/science.aaq0131.

PMID:
29880682
5.

Transitory microbial habitat in the hyperarid Atacama Desert.

Schulze-Makuch D, Wagner D, Kounaves SP, Mangelsdorf K, Devine KG, de Vera JP, Schmitt-Kopplin P, Grossart HP, Parro V, Kaupenjohann M, Galy A, Schneider B, Airo A, Frösler J, Davila AF, Arens FL, Cáceres L, Cornejo FS, Carrizo D, Dartnell L, DiRuggiero J, Flury M, Ganzert L, Gessner MO, Grathwohl P, Guan L, Heinz J, Hess M, Keppler F, Maus D, McKay CP, Meckenstock RU, Montgomery W, Oberlin EA, Probst AJ, Sáenz JS, Sattler T, Schirmack J, Sephton MA, Schloter M, Uhl J, Valenzuela B, Vestergaard G, Wörmer L, Zamorano P.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 13;115(11):2670-2675. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714341115. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

6.

Microbial Community and Biochemical Dynamics of Biological Soil Crusts across a Gradient of Surface Coverage in the Central Mojave Desert.

Mogul R, Vaishampayan P, Bashir M, McKay CP, Schubert K, Bornaccorsi R, Gomez E, Tharayil S, Payton G, Capra J, Andaya J, Bacon L, Bargoma E, Black D, Boos K, Brant M, Chabot M, Chau D, Cisneros J, Chu G, Curnutt J, DiMizio J, Engelbrecht C, Gott C, Harnoto R, Hovanesian R, Johnson S, Lavergne B, Martinez G, Mans P, Morales E, Oei A, Peplow G, Piaget R, Ponce N, Renteria E, Rodriguez V, Rodriguez J, Santander M, Sarmiento K, Scheppelmann A, Schroter G, Sexton D, Stephenson J, Symer K, Russo-Tait T, Weigel B, Wilhelm MB.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Oct 23;8:1974. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01974. eCollection 2017.

7.

Abiotic and Biotic Formation of Amino Acids in the Enceladus Ocean.

Steel EL, Davila A, McKay CP.

Astrobiology. 2017 Sep;17(9):862-875.

PMID:
28915088
8.

Global Diversity of Desert Hypolithic Cyanobacteria.

Lacap-Bugler DC, Lee KK, Archer S, Gillman LN, Lau MCY, Leuzinger S, Lee CK, Maki T, McKay CP, Perrott JK, de Los Rios-Murillo A, Warren-Rhodes KA, Hopkins DW, Pointing SB.

Front Microbiol. 2017 May 16;8:867. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00867. eCollection 2017.

9.

Chemical and Biological Sensing Using Diatom Photonic Crystal Biosilica With In-Situ Growth Plasmonic Nanoparticles.

Kong X, Squire K, Li E, LeDuff P, Rorrer GL, Tang S, Chen B, McKay CP, Navarro-Gonzalez R, Wang AX.

IEEE Trans Nanobioscience. 2016 Dec;15(8):828-834. doi: 10.1109/TNB.2016.2636869. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

10.

Detection of trace organics in Martian soil analogs using fluorescence-free surface enhanced 1064-nm Raman Spectroscopy.

Tang S, Chen B, McKay CP, Navarro-Gonzálezv R, Wang AX.

Opt Express. 2016 Sep 19;24(19):22104-9. doi: 10.1364/OE.24.022104.

PMID:
27661945
11.

"Standoff Biofinder" for Fast, Noncontact, Nondestructive, Large-Area Detection of Biological Materials for Planetary Exploration.

Misra AK, Acosta-Maeda TE, Sharma SK, McKay CP, Gasda PJ, Taylor GJ, Lucey PG, Flynn L, Abedin MN, Clegg SM, Wiens R.

Astrobiology. 2016 Sep;16(9):715-29. doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1400.

PMID:
27623200
12.

Nearing the cold-arid limits of microbial life in permafrost of an upper dry valley, Antarctica.

Goordial J, Davila A, Lacelle D, Pollard W, Marinova MM, Greer CW, DiRuggiero J, McKay CP, Whyte LG.

ISME J. 2016 Jul;10(7):1613-24. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.239. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

13.

Comparative activity and functional ecology of permafrost soils and lithic niches in a hyper-arid polar desert.

Goordial J, Davila A, Greer CW, Cannam R, DiRuggiero J, McKay CP, Whyte LG.

Environ Microbiol. 2017 Feb;19(2):443-458. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13353. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

PMID:
27129741
14.

An Unusual Inverted Saline Microbial Mat Community in an Interdune Sabkha in the Rub' al Khali (the Empty Quarter), United Arab Emirates.

McKay CP, Rask JC, Detweiler AM, Bebout BM, Everroad RC, Lee JZ, Chanton JP, Mayer MH, Caraballo AA, Kapili B, Al-Awar M, Al-Farraj A.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 16;11(3):e0150342. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150342. eCollection 2016.

15.

Martian Superoxide and Peroxide O2 Release (OR) Assay: A New Technology for Terrestrial and Planetary Applications.

Georgiou CD, Zisimopoulos D, Panagiotidis K, Grintzalis K, Papapostolou I, Quinn RC, McKay CP, Sun HJ.

Astrobiology. 2016 Feb;16(2):126-42. doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1345.

PMID:
26881470
16.

Titan as the Abode of Life.

McKay CP.

Life (Basel). 2016 Feb 3;6(1). pii: E8. doi: 10.3390/life6010008.

17.

Mineralogy and astrobiology detection using laser remote sensing instrument.

Abedin MN, Bradley AT, Sharma SK, Misra AK, Lucey PG, McKay CP, Ismail S, Sandford SP.

Appl Opt. 2015 Sep 1;54(25):7598-611. doi: 10.1364/AO.54.007598.

PMID:
26368883
18.

Evidence for photochemical production of reactive oxygen species in desert soils.

Georgiou CD, Sun HJ, McKay CP, Grintzalis K, Papapostolou I, Zisimopoulos D, Panagiotidis K, Zhang G, Koutsopoulou E, Christidis GE, Margiolaki I.

Nat Commun. 2015 May 11;6:7100. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8100.

PMID:
25960012
19.

Evidence for indigenous nitrogen in sedimentary and aeolian deposits from the Curiosity rover investigations at Gale crater, Mars.

Stern JC, Sutter B, Freissinet C, Navarro-González R, McKay CP, Archer PD Jr, Buch A, Brunner AE, Coll P, Eigenbrode JL, Fairen AG, Franz HB, Glavin DP, Kashyap S, McAdam AC, Ming DW, Steele A, Szopa C, Wray JJ, Martín-Torres FJ, Zorzano MP, Conrad PG, Mahaffy PR; MSL Science Team.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 7;112(14):4245-50. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420932112. Epub 2015 Mar 23. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 9;112(23):E3085.

20.

Tracking the weathering of basalts on Mars using lithium isotope fractionation models.

Fairén AG, Losa-Adams E, Gil-Lozano C, Gago-Duport L, Uceda ER, Squyres SW, Rodríguez JA, Davila AF, McKay CP.

Geochem Geophys Geosyst. 2015 Apr;16(4):1172-1197. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

21.

Mars atmosphere. Mars methane detection and variability at Gale crater.

Webster CR, Mahaffy PR, Atreya SK, Flesch GJ, Mischna MA, Meslin PY, Farley KA, Conrad PG, Christensen LE, Pavlov AA, Martín-Torres J, Zorzano MP, McConnochie TH, Owen T, Eigenbrode JL, Glavin DP, Steele A, Malespin CA, Archer PD Jr, Sutter B, Coll P, Freissinet C, McKay CP, Moores JE, Schwenzer SP, Bridges JC, Navarro-Gonzalez R, Gellert R, Lemmon MT; MSL Science Team.

Science. 2015 Jan 23;347(6220):415-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1261713. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

22.

An instrument design for non-contact detection of biomolecules and minerals on Mars using fluorescence.

Smith HD, McKay CP, Duncan AG, Sims RC, Anderson AJ, Grossl PR.

J Biol Eng. 2014 Jul 1;8:16. doi: 10.1186/1754-1611-8-16. eCollection 2014.

23.

How to search for life on Mars.

McKay CP, Parro García V.

Sci Am. 2014 Jun;310(6):44-9. No abstract available.

PMID:
25004574
24.

What can in situ ion chromatography offer for Mars exploration?

Shelor CP, Dasgupta PK, Aubrey A, Davila AF, Lee MC, McKay CP, Liu Y, Noell AC.

Astrobiology. 2014 Jul;14(7):577-88. doi: 10.1089/ast.2013.1131. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

PMID:
24963874
25.

Requirements and limits for life in the context of exoplanets.

McKay CP.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep 2;111(35):12628-33. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1304212111. Epub 2014 Jun 9.

26.

Chance and necessity in biochemistry: implications for the search for extraterrestrial biomarkers in Earth-like environments.

Davila AF, McKay CP.

Astrobiology. 2014 Jun;14(6):534-40. doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1150. Epub 2014 May 27.

27.

Phylogenetic diversity of a microbialite reef in a cold alkaline freshwater lake.

Chan OW, Bugler-Lacap DC, Biddle JF, Lim DS, McKay CP, Pointing SB.

Can J Microbiol. 2014 Jun;60(6):391-8. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2014-0024. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

PMID:
24861562
28.

Follow the plume: the habitability of Enceladus.

McKay CP, Anbar AD, Porco C, Tsou P.

Astrobiology. 2014 Apr;14(4):352-5. doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1158. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

PMID:
24684187
29.

Molecular characterization of bacteria from permafrost of the Taylor Valley, Antarctica.

Bakermans C, Skidmore ML, Douglas S, McKay CP.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2014 Aug;89(2):331-46. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12310. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

30.

Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert.

Crits-Christoph A, Robinson CK, Barnum T, Fricke WF, Davila AF, Jedynak B, McKay CP, Diruggiero J.

Microbiome. 2013 Nov 20;1(1):28. doi: 10.1186/2049-2618-1-28.

31.

Isotopes of nitrogen on Mars: Atmospheric measurements by Curiosity's mass spectrometer.

Wong MH, Atreya SK, Mahaffy PN, Franz HB, Malespin C, Trainer MG, Stern JC, Conrad PG, Manning HL, Pepin RO, Becker RH, McKay CP, Owen TC, Navarro-González R, Jones JH, Jakosky BM, Steele A.

Geophys Res Lett. 2013 Dec 16;40(23):6033-6037. Epub 2013 Dec 9.

32.

Reaching 1 m deep on Mars: the Icebreaker drill.

Zacny K, Paulsen G, McKay CP, Glass B, Davé A, Davila AF, Marinova M, Mellerowicz B, Heldmann J, Stoker C, Cabrol N, Hedlund M, Craft J.

Astrobiology. 2013 Dec;13(12):1166-98. doi: 10.1089/ast.2013.1038. Epub 2013 Dec 4.

PMID:
24303959
33.

Quantitative 3D model of light transmittance through translucent rocks applied to the hypolithic microbial community.

Jolitz RD, McKay CP.

Microb Ecol. 2013 Jul;66(1):112-9. doi: 10.1007/s00248-013-0242-z. Epub 2013 May 11.

PMID:
23666241
34.

The sample handling system for the Mars Icebreaker Life mission: from dirt to data.

Davé A, Thompson SJ, McKay CP, Stoker CR, Zacny K, Paulsen G, Mellerowicz B, Glass BJ, Willson D, Bonaccorsi R, Rask J.

Astrobiology. 2013 Apr;13(4):354-69. doi: 10.1089/ast.2012.0911. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

PMID:
23577818
35.

The Icebreaker Life Mission to Mars: a search for biomolecular evidence for life.

McKay CP, Stoker CR, Glass BJ, Davé AI, Davila AF, Heldmann JL, Marinova MM, Fairen AG, Quinn RC, Zacny KA, Paulsen G, Smith PH, Parro V, Andersen DT, Hecht MH, Lacelle D, Pollard WH.

Astrobiology. 2013 Apr;13(4):334-53. doi: 10.1089/ast.2012.0878. Epub 2013 Apr 5.

PMID:
23560417
36.

Hypolithic and soil microbial community assembly along an aridity gradient in the Namib Desert.

Stomeo F, Valverde A, Pointing SB, McKay CP, Warren-Rhodes KA, Tuffin MI, Seely M, Cowan DA.

Extremophiles. 2013 Mar;17(2):329-37. doi: 10.1007/s00792-013-0519-7. Epub 2013 Feb 9.

PMID:
23397517
37.

Microbial life at -13 °C in the brine of an ice-sealed Antarctic lake.

Murray AE, Kenig F, Fritsen CH, McKay CP, Cawley KM, Edwards R, Kuhn E, McKnight DM, Ostrom NE, Peng V, Ponce A, Priscu JC, Samarkin V, Townsend AT, Wagh P, Young SA, Yung PT, Doran PT.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 11;109(50):20626-31. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1208607109. Epub 2012 Nov 26.

38.

LIFE: Life Investigation For Enceladus A Sample Return Mission Concept in Search for Evidence of Life.

Tsou P, Brownlee DE, McKay CP, Anbar AD, Yano H, Altwegg K, Beegle LW, Dissly R, Strange NJ, Kanik I.

Astrobiology. 2012 Aug;12(8):730-42. doi: 10.1089/ast.2011.0813.

PMID:
22970863
39.

Near-infrared (NIR) Raman spectroscopy of Precambrian carbonate stromatolites with post-depositional organic inclusions.

Tanaka Z, Perry M, Cooper G, Tang S, McKay CP, Chen B.

Appl Spectrosc. 2012 Aug;66(8):911-6. doi: 10.1366/11-06523. Epub 2012 Jul 13.

PMID:
22800768
40.

Hypolithic microbial communities: between a rock and a hard place.

Chan Y, Lacap DC, Lau MC, Ha KY, Warren-Rhodes KA, Cockell CS, Cowan DA, McKay CP, Pointing SB.

Environ Microbiol. 2012 Sep;14(9):2272-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02821.x. Epub 2012 Jul 11. Review.

PMID:
22779750
41.

In situ microbial detection in Mojave Desert soil using native fluorescence.

Smith HD, Duncan AG, Neary PL, Lloyd CR, Anderson AJ, Sims RC, McKay CP.

Astrobiology. 2012 Mar;12(3):247-57. doi: 10.1089/ast.2010.0549. Epub 2012 Feb 21.

PMID:
22352702
42.

Determination of low bacterial concentrations in hyperarid Atacama soils: comparison of biochemical and microscopy methods with real-time quantitative PCR.

Fletcher LE, Conley CA, Valdivia-Silva JE, Perez-Montaño S, Condori-Apaza R, Kovacs GT, Glavin DP, McKay CP.

Can J Microbiol. 2011 Nov;57(11):953-63. doi: 10.1139/w11-091.

PMID:
22035208
43.

Discovery of large conical stromatolites in Lake Untersee, Antarctica.

Andersen DT, Sumner DY, Hawes I, Webster-Brown J, McKay CP.

Geobiology. 2011 May;9(3):280-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2011.00279.x.

PMID:
21504538
44.

Stochastic and deterministic processes interact in the assembly of desert microbial communities on a global scale.

Caruso T, Chan Y, Lacap DC, Lau MC, McKay CP, Pointing SB.

ISME J. 2011 Sep;5(9):1406-13. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.21. Epub 2011 Mar 3.

45.

Ancient origins determine global biogeography of hot and cold desert cyanobacteria.

Bahl J, Lau MC, Smith GJ, Vijaykrishna D, Cary SC, Lacap DC, Lee CK, Papke RT, Warren-Rhodes KA, Wong FK, McKay CP, Pointing SB.

Nat Commun. 2011 Jan 25;2:163.

46.

The search for life in our Solar System and the implications for science and society.

McKay CP.

Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2011 Feb 13;369(1936):594-606. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0247.

PMID:
21220283
47.

Hypolithic cyanobacteria supported mainly by fog in the coastal range of the Atacama Desert.

Azúa-Bustos A, González-Silva C, Mancilla RA, Salas L, Gómez-Silva B, McKay CP, Vicuña R.

Microb Ecol. 2011 Apr;61(3):568-81. doi: 10.1007/s00248-010-9784-5. Epub 2010 Dec 29.

PMID:
21188376
48.

Astrobiology through the ages of Mars: the study of terrestrial analogues to understand the habitability of Mars.

Fairén AG, Davila AF, Lim D, Bramall N, Bonaccorsi R, Zavaleta J, Uceda ER, Stoker C, Wierzchos J, Dohm JM, Amils R, Andersen D, McKay CP.

Astrobiology. 2010 Oct;10(8):821-43. doi: 10.1089/ast.2009.0440.

PMID:
21087162
49.

The formation of sulfate and elemental sulfur aerosols under varying laboratory conditions: implications for early earth.

DeWitt HL, Hasenkopf CA, Trainer MG, Farmer DK, Jimenez JL, McKay CP, Toon OB, Tolbert MA.

Astrobiology. 2010 Oct;10(8):773-81. doi: 10.1089/ast.2009.9455.

PMID:
21087157
50.

Cyanobacteria and chloroflexi-dominated hypolithic colonization of quartz at the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Lacap DC, Warren-Rhodes KA, McKay CP, Pointing SB.

Extremophiles. 2011 Jan;15(1):31-8. doi: 10.1007/s00792-010-0334-3. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

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