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Taton Arnaud
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Arnaud Taton has been involved in the LAQUAN project during his PhD research, which was focused on the study of the cyanobacterial diversity of microbial mats in lakes by using a polyphasic approach (traditional and molecular) based on environmental samples and cultures.

Activities

  • Research programme:
    • SPSD II : Antarctica V
  • Research group: Université de Liège (ULg) - Center for Protein Engineering
  • Research projects:
    • Late quaternary climate history of coastal Antarctic environments: a multi-proxy approach (LAQUAN)
  • Related activities: -

List of publications

Peer reviewed papers

Taton A., S. Grubisic, E. Brambilla, R. De Wit & A. Wilmotte (2003) - Cyanobacterial diversity in natural and artificial microbial mats of lake Fryxell (Dry Valleys, Antarctica): A morphological and molecular approach. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69:5157-5169.

Sabbe K., D. Hodgson, E. Verleyen, A. Taton, A. Wilmotte, K.Vanhoutte and W. Vyverman (2004) - Effects of physical disturbance, salinity and light regime on microbial mat structure and composition in continental Antarctic lakes (Larsemann Hills and Bølingen Islands). Freshwater Ecology, 49:296-319.

Hodgson D.A., W. Vyverman, E. Verleyen, K. Sabbe, P.R. Leavitt, A. Taton, A.H. Squier & B.J.K. Keely (2004) - Environmental factors influencing the pigment composition of in situ benthic microbial communities in east Antarctic lakes. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 37:247-263.

Komárek J., A. Taton, J. Suleka, A. Wilmotte, K. Kastovská & J. Elster - Ultrastructure and taxonomic position of the cyanobacterium Schizothrix. Cryptogamie/Algologie, in press.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, P. Balthasart & A. Wilmotte – Biogeographical distribution and ecological ranges of benthic cyanobacteria in East Antarctic lakes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, in press.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, D. Hodgson, R. Piccardi, N. Biondi, M. Tredici, M. Mainini , D. Losi, F. Marinelli & A. Wilmotte - Polyphasic study of the diversity and evolution of Antarctic cyanobacterial strains. Journal of Phycology, submitted..

Posters

Taton A., S. Grubisic & A. Wilmotte (2001) - Which cyanobacteria are living in mats of Antarctic lakes? A molecular approach. Bio2001 "Biologie: Mythes et Réalités", Namur, Belgium, 18-20/01/2001.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, D. Losi, F. Marinelli, N. Biondi, M. Tredici, L. Hoffmann & A. Wilmotte (2001) - Les cyanobactéries des tapis microbiens des lacs Antarctiques : approche polyphasique de leur diversité et criblages industriels. Bioforum 2001, Liège, Belgium, 04/05/2001.

Taton A, S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, L. Hoffmann, K. Sivonen, T. Vakkilainen, B. Jones, D. Meyer, N. Biondi, R. Piccardi, D. Losi, M. Tredici, F. Marinelli & A. Wilmotte (2001) - MICROMAT: Cyanobacteria of Microbial Mats in Antarctic Lakes – Polyphasic Diversity Study and Biotechnological applications VIII SCAR International Biology Symposium "Antarctic in a Global Context", Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27/08-01/09/01.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, A. Wilmotte, D. Hodgson, P. Montiel, J. Laybourn-Parry, P. Dyer, G. Murtagh, S. Van Eygen, M. Cnockaert, J. Swings, J. Mergaert, W. Vyverman, S. Cousin, K. Sabbe, E. Stackebrandt, B. Tindall, E. Brambilla, R. Neumann, N. Biondi, R. Piccardi, D. Losi, F. Sponga, A. Borghi, M. Brunati, I. Ciciliato, M. Tredici, F. Marinelli, R. De Wit, E. Buffan-Dubau, O. Pringault, E. Göttlich, B. Jones, D. Meijer, S. de Hoog, J.L. Rojas & O. Genilloud (2001) - MICROMAT: Biodiversity of Microbial Mats in Antarctic Lakes and ITS Biotechnological Utilisation. VIII SCAR International Biology Symposium "Antarctic in a Global Context", Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27/08-01/09/01.

Taton A., P. Balthasart & A. Wilmotte (2002) – Fossil DNA from cyanobacteria: A tool for paleological reconstruction in Antarctic lakes? Preliminary results. Bioforum 2002, Liège, Belgium, 03/05/2002.

Taton A., S. Grubisic & A. Wilmotte (2002)- Genotypic diversity of cyanobacteria in microbial mats from coastal lakes in Eastern Antarctica. Final Symposium of the CYANOFIX programme "Cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation: from molecules to ecological systems", Tomar, Portugal, 25-28/09/2002.

Taton A., C. Schmoker, B. Elmandil, S. Grubisic, P. Balthasart, K. Sabbe, W. Vyverman & A. Wilmotte (2003) - Molecular diversity of Cyanobacteria in microbial mats from coastal lakes in Eastern Antarctica. Third International Symposium on Ecological Genetics, Leuven, Belgium, 05-07/02/2003.

Schmoker C., A. Taton, S. Grubisic, P. Balthasart & A. Wilmotte (2003) - Novel cyanobacterial phylotypes in benthic mats of Antarctic lakes and comparison with strains isolated. Bioforum 2003, Liège, Belgium, 09/05/2003.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, P. Balthasart, M. Tredici, D. Losi, F. Marinelli & A. Wilmotte (2003) - Cyanobacterial diversity in benthic mats of Antarctic lakes: novel phylotypes and pharmaceutical screening of isolates. Metagenomics 2003 "From microbial diversity to function", Darmstadt, Germany, 12-13/06/2003.
Schmoker C., A. Taton, P. Balthasart, S. Grubisic, K. Waleron & A. Wilmotte (2003) - Which cyanobacterial genotypes are observed in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes? RiSCC (Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic) workshop, Varese, Italy, 02-07/07/2003.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, D.A. Hodgson, R. Piccardi, N. Biondi, M. Tredici, M. Mainini, D. Losi, F. Marinelli & A. Wilmotte (2004) - Polyphasic characterisation and biotechnological exploitation of cyanobacterial strains isolated from microbial mats in Antarctic lakes. 16th IAC Symposium, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 30/08-03/09/2004.

Schmoker C., A. Taton, P. Balthasart, K. Waleron, E. Verleyen, S. Cousin, W. Vyverman, K. Sabbe, D.A. Hodgson & A. Wilmotte (2005) Exploration of cyanobacterial diversity in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes. Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting, Liège, Belgique, 4-8/07/2005.

Taton A., C. Schmocker, D.A. Hodgson & A. Wilmotte (2005) Molecular diversity of cyanobacteria in Antarctica. Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting, Liège, Belgique, 4-8/07/2005.

Oral presentations

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, L. Hoffmann & A. Wilmotte (2001) - Cyanobacteria from microbial mats of Antarctic lakes: a polyphasic assessment of diversity. 15TH IAC SYMPOSIUM, Barcelona, Spain, 02-07/07/2001.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, L. Hoffmann & A. Wilmotte (2001) - Cyanobacteria from microbial mats of Antarctic lakes: a polyphasic assessment of diversity. ESF WORKSHOP CYANOFIX "NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF NITROGEN-FIXING CYANOBACTERIA: NEW TECHNIQUES FOR FIELD STUDIES, Bertinoro, Italy, 06-10/11/2001.

Taton A., S. Grubisic, D. Ertz, Hoffmann L. & A. Wilmotte (2002) - Diversity of cyanobacteria in microbial mats from coastal lakes in Eastern Antarctica. ESF-CYANOFIX SUMMER SCHOOL "CYANOBACTERIA AND NITROGEN FIXATION IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS", Longyearbyen, Norway, 26/06–03/07/2002.
Schmoker C., A. Taton, P. Balthasart, S. Grubisic, K. Waleron and A. Wilmotte (2004) - Genotypic diversity of cyanobacteria in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARCTIC MICROBIOLOGY, Rovianemi, Finland, 22-25/03/04.

De Wit R., O. Pringault, A. Massé, E. Buffan-Dubau, A. Taton & A. Wilmotte (2004) - Etudes expérimentales des biofilms photosynthétiques. VIÈME CONGRÈS NATIONAL DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE MICROBIOLOGIE, Bordeaux, France, 10-12/05/2004.

Schmoker C., A. Taton, P. Balthasart, S. Grubisic & A. Wilmotte (2004) - Genotypic diversity of cyanobacteria in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes. 16TH IAC SYMPOSIUM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 30/08-03/09/2004.

Wilmotte A. & A. Taton (2004) - Present status of the molecular phylogeny of cyanobacteria based on the 16S rRNA gene. 16TH IAC SYMPOSIUM, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 30/08-03/09/2004.

Taton A., D.A. Hodgson, A. Wilmotte (2005) - Cyanobacterial diversity in Antarctica based on 16s rRNA gene sequences. ASLO SUMMER MEETING “A Pilgrimage Through Global Aquatic Sciences”, Santiago de Compostella, Spain, 19-24/06/2005.

Taton A. & A. Wilmotte (2005) - Cyanobacterial ecology in Antarctica. Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting, Liège, Belgique, 4-8/07/2005.

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Taton Arnaud
Université de Liège
Département des sciences de la vie / Enzymologie
BAT. B6 Enzymologie
allée de la Chimie, 3 - 4000 Liège 1

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