Karen Houghton


Full Name: Karen Houghton

Position: Research Scientist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-7-376 0139


2002: BSc Hons (2:1 ), Cell Biology; 2013: MPhil, Microbiology; 2019: PhD, Microbiology

Areas of expertise

Molecular Microbiology: Geomicrobiology
Molecular Microbiology: Microbial Ecology
Molecular Microbiology: molecular biology

Professional activities

New Zealand Microbiology Society: Member

Major publications

Carere, C.R.; Hards, K.; Houghton, K.M.; Power, J.F.; McDonald, B.; Collet, C.; Gapes, D.J.; Sparling, R.; Boyd, E.S.; Cook, G.M.; Greening, C.; Stott, M.B. 2017 Mixotrophy drives niche expansion of verrucomicrobial methanotrophs. The ISME journal, 11: 2599-2610

Houghton, K.M.; Morgan, X.C.; Lagutin, K.; MacKenzie, A.D.; Vyssotskii, M.; Mitchell, K.A.; McDonald, I.R.; Morgan, H.W.; Power, J.F.; Moreau, J.W.; Hanssen, E.; Stott, M.B. 2015 Thermorudis pharmacophila sp. nov., a novel member of the class Thermomicrobia isolated from geothermal soil, and emended descriptions of Thermomicrobium roseum, Thermomicrobium carboxidum, Thermorudis peleae and Sphaerobacter thermophilus. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65(12): 4479-4487; doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000598

Anders, H.; Dunfield, P.F.; Lagutin, K.; Houghton, K.M.; Power, J.F.; MacKenzie, A.D.; Vyssotski, M.; Ryan, J.L.J.; Hanssen, E.; Moreau, J.W.; Stott, M.B. 2014 Thermoflavifilum aggregans gen. nov. sp. nov., a thermophilic and slightly halophilic filamentous bacterium from the phylum Bacteroidetes. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64(4): 1264-1270; doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.057463-0

Crowe, M.A.; Power, J.F.; Morgan, X.C.; Dunfield, P.F.; Lagutin, K.; Rijpstra, W.I.C.; Vyssotski, M.; Sinninghe Damste, J.S.; Houghton, K.M.; Ryan, J.L.J.; Stott, M.B. 2014 Pyrinomonas methylaliphatogenes gen. nov. sp. nov., a novel group 4 thermophilic Acidobacteria from geothermal soils. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64(1): 220-227; doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.055079-0

Damste, J.S.; Rijpstra, I.C.; Hopmans, E.C.; Foesel, B.U.; Wust, P.K.; Overmann, J.; Tank, M.; Bryant, D.A.; Dunfield, P.F.; Houghton, K.M.; Stott, M.B. 2014 Ether- and ester-bound iso-diabolic acid and other lipids in members of Acidobacteria subdivision 4. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(17): 5207-5218; doi: 10.1128/AEM.01066-14

Lee, K.C.Y.; Dunfield, P.F.; Morgan, X.C.; Crowe, M.A.; Houghton, K.M.; Vyssotski, M.; Ryan, J.L.J.; Lagutin, K.; McDonald, I.R.; Stott, M.B. 2011 Chthonomonas calidirosea gen. nov., sp. nov., an aerobic, pigmented, thermophilic micro-organism of a novel bacterial class, Chthonomonadetes classis nov., of the newly described phylum Armatimonadetes originally designated candidate division OP10. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 61(10): 2482-2490; doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.027235-0

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