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22. Bowman KL, Collins RE, Agather AM, Lamborg CH, Hammerschmidt CR, Kaul D, Dupont CL, Christensen GA, Elias DA. Distribution of mercury‐cycling genes in the Arctic and equatorial Pacific Oceans and their relationship to mercury speciation. Limnology and Oceanography. 2020 Jan;65:S310-20.

21. Kasanke CP, Collins RE, Leigh MB. Identification and characterization of a dominant sulfolane-degrading Rhodoferax sp. via stable isotope probing combined with metagenomics. Scientific reports. 2019 Feb 28;9(1):1-9.

20. Ducluzeau AL, Tyson JR, Collins RE, Snutch TP, Hassett BT. Genome Sequencing of Sub-Arctic Mesomycetozoean Sphaeroforma sirkka Strain B5, Performed with the Oxford Nanopore minION and Illumina HiSeq Systems. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 2018 Oct 18;7(15).

19. Hop H, Bluhm BA, Melnikov IA, Poulin M, Vihtakari M, Collins RE, Gradinger R, Juul-Pedersen T, von Quillfeldt C. Sea ice biota: Excerpts from the State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report by the Sea Ice Biota Expert Network/CBMP. PeerJ PrePrints. 2018 Apr 2.

18. Fuchsman CA, Collins RE, Rocap G, Brazelton WJ. Effect of the environment on horizontal gene transfer between bacteria and archaea. PeerJ. 2017 Sep 29;5:e3865.

17. Hassett BT, Ducluzeau AL, Collins RE, Gradinger R. Spatial distribution of aquatic marine fungi across the western Arctic and sub‐arctic. Environmental microbiology. 2017 Feb;19(2):475-84.

16. Deming JW, Collins RE. Sea ice as a habitat for bacteria, archaea and viruses. Sea Ice. 2017 Feb 28;3:326-51.

15. Firth E, Carpenter SD, Sørensen HL, Collins RE, Deming JW. Bacterial use of choline to tolerate salinity shifts in sea-ice brines. Elem Sci Anth. 2016 Aug 1;4.

14. Miller LA, Fripiat F, Else BG, Bowman JS, Brown KA, Collins RE, Ewert M, Fransson A, Gosselin M, Lannuzel D, Meiners KM. Methods for biogeochemical studies of sea ice: The state of the art, caveats, and recommendations.

13. Collins RE. Microbial evolution in the cryosphere. Microbial Evolution Under Extreme Conditions. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2015:31-55.

12. Eicken H, Bluhm BA, Collins RE, Haas C, Ingham M, Gradinger R, Mahoney A, Nicolaus M, Perovich DK. Field techniques in sea-ice research. InCold Regions Science and Marine Technology 2014 (pp. 1-20). Eolss Publishers.

11. Collins RE, Deming JW (2013) An inter-order horizontal gene transfer event enables the catabolism of compatible solutes by Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H. Extremophiles 17:601–610.
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10. Collins RE, Higgs PG (2012) Testing the Infinitely Many Genes Model for the Evolution of the Bacterial Core and Pangenome. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29:3413–-3425.
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9. Collins RE, Merz H, Higgs PG (2011) Origins and Evolution of Gene Families in Bacteria and Archaea. BMC Bioinformatics 12:S14.
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8. Collins RE, Deming JW (2011) Abundant dissolved genetic material in Arctic sea ice Part I: Extracellular DNA. Polar Biology 34:1819–1830.
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7. Collins RE, Deming JW (2011) Abundant dissolved genetic material in Arctic sea ice Part II: Viral dynamics during autumn freeze-up. Polar Biology 34:1831–1841.
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6. Miller LA, Papakyriakou TN, Collins RE, Deming JW, Ehn JK, Macdonald RW, Mucci A, Owens O, Raudsepp M, Sutherland N (2011) Carbon dynamics in sea ice: A winter flux time series. Journal of Geophysical Research 116:C02028.
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5. Collins RE, Rocap G, Deming JW (2010) Persistence of Bacterial and Archaeal communities in sea ice through an Arctic winter. Environmental Microbiology 7:1828–1841.
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4. Collins RE, SD Carpenter, Deming JW (2008) Spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics of particles, bacteria, and pEPS in Arctic winter sea ice. Journal of Marine Systems 74:902–917.
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3. Collins RE, Rocap G (2007) REPK: an analytical web server to select restriction endonucleases for terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Nucleic Acids Research 35 (Database issue): W58-W62.
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2. Ehlmann BL, Chowdhury J, Marzullo TC, Collins RE, Litzenberger J, Ibsen S, Krauser WR, DeKock B, Hannon M, Kinnevan J, Shepard R, Grant FD (2005) Humans to Mars: a feasibility and cost-benefit analysis. Acta Astronautica 56:851.
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1. Costa MA, Collins RE, Anterola AM, Cochrane FC, Davin LB, Lewis NG (2003) An in silico assessment of gene function and organization of the phenylpropanoid pathway metabolic networks in Arabidopsis thaliana and limitations thereof. Phytochemistry 64:1097-1112.
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