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2017

Lack of methylated hopanoids renders the cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme sensitive to osmotic and pH stress

Garby, T. J., Matys, E. D., Ongley, S. E., Salih, A., Larkum, A. W. D., Walter, M. R., Summons, R. E. & Neilan, B. A., Jul 2017, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 83, 13, p. 1-15 15 p., e00777-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Hydrocarbons preserved in a ~2.7 Ga outcrop sample from the Fortescue Group, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Hoshino, Y., Flannery, D. T., Walter, M. R. & George, S. C., 1 Mar 2015, In : Geobiology. 13, 2, p. 99-111 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Sedimentology, chemostratigraphy, and stromatolites of lower Paleoproterozoic carbonates, Turee Creek Group, Western Australia

Martindale, R. C., Strauss, J. V., Sperling, E. A., Johnson, J. E., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Flannery, D., French, K., Lepot, K., Mazumder, R., Rice, M. S., Schrag, D. P., Summons, R., Walter, M., Abelson, J. & Knoll, A. H., 1 Sep 2015, In : Precambrian Research. 266, p. 194-211 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Sulfur-cycling fossil bacteria from the 1.8-Ga Duck Creek Formation provide promising evidence of evolution's null hypothesis

Schopf, J. W., Kudryavtsev, A. B., Walter, M. R., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Williford, K. H., Kozdon, R., Valley, J. W., Gallardo, V. A., Espinoza, C. & Flannery, D. T., 17 Feb 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 7, p. 2087-2092 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)
2014

The ca 2.74 Ga Mopoke Member, Kylena Formation: a marine incursion into the northern Fortescue Group?

Flannery, D. T., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Mazumder, R. & Walter, M. R., 17 Nov 2014, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 61, 8, p. 1095-1108 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Diversity of cyanobacterial biomarker genes from the stromatolites of Shark Bay, Western Australia

Garby, T. J., Walter, M. R., Larkum, A. W. D. & Neilan, B. A., May 2013, In : Environmental microbiology. 15, 5, p. 1464-1475 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochemistry of a stromatolite biofacies in the 2.72 Ga Tumbiana Formation, Fortescue Group, Western Australia

Coffey, J. M., Flannery, D. T., Walter, M. R. & George, S. C., Oct 2013, In : Precambrian Research. 236, p. 282-296 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Archean tufted microbial mats and the Great Oxidation Event: New insights into an ancient problem

Flannery, D. T. & Walter, M. R., Feb 2012, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 59, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Citations (Scopus)

Astrobiology outreach and the nature of science: The role of creativity

Fergusson, J., Oliver, C. & Walter, M. R., 1 Dec 2012, In : Astrobiology. 12, 12, p. 1143-1153 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

My life as an astrobiologist

Walter, M., Aug 2012, In : Astrobiology. 12, 8, p. 803-807 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxygen-dependent morphogenesis of modern clumped photosynthetic mats and implications for the archean stromatolite record

Sim, M. S., Liang, B., Petroff, A. P., Evans, A., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Flannery, D. T., Walter, M. R. & Bosak, T., Dec 2012, In : Geosciences (Switzerland). 2, 4, p. 235-259 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Molecular assessment of UVC radiation-induced DNA damage repair in the stromatolitic halophilic archaeon, Halococcus hamelinensis

Leuko, S., Neilan, B. A., Burns, B. P., Walter, M. R. & Rothschild, L. J., 7 Feb 2011, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 102, 2, p. 140-145 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

The fluorescent dyes TO-PRO-3 and TOTO-3 iodide allow detection of microbial cells in soil samples without interference from background fluorescence

Henneberger, R., Birch, D., Bergquist, P., Walter, M. & Anitori, R. P., Sep 2011, In : BioTechniques. 51, 3, p. 190-192 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010

Biogenicity of morphologically diverse carbonaceous microstructures from the ca. 3400 Ma strelley pool formation, in the pilbara craton, Western Australia

Sugitani, K., Lepot, K., Nagaoka, T., Mimura, K., Van Kranendonk, M., Oehler, D. Z. & Walter, M. R., 1 Nov 2010, In : Astrobiology. 10, 9, p. 899-920 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

63 Citations (Scopus)

Diversity in the archean biosphere: New insights from nanoSIMS

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S. & Gibson, E. K., 1 May 2010, In : Astrobiology. 10, 4, p. 413-424 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)

Geobiology of the late Paleoproterozoic Duck Creek Formation, Western Australia

Wilson, J. P., Fischer, W. W., Johnston, D. T., Knoll, A. H., Grotzinger, J. P., Walter, M. R., McNaughton, N. J., Simon, M., Abelson, J., Schrag, D. P., Summons, R., Allwood, A., Andres, M., Gammon, C., Garvin, J., Rashby, S., Schweizer, M. & Watters, W. A., May 2010, In : Precambrian Research. 179, 1-4, p. 135-149 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)

Precambrian microbe-like pseudofossils: A promising solution to the problem

Schopf, W. W., Kudryavtsev, A. B., Sugitani, K. & Walter, M. R., May 2010, In : Precambrian Research. 179, 1-4, p. 191-205 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)

The geology of Australian Mars analogue sites

West, M. D., Clarke, J. D. A., Thomas, M., Pain, C. F. & Walter, M. R., Mar 2010, In : Planetary and Space Science. 58, 4, p. 447-458 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Trace elements record depositional history of an Early Archean stromatolitic carbonate platform

Allwood, A. C., Kamber, B. S., Walter, M. R., Burch, I. W. & Kanik, I., 15 Feb 2010, In : Chemical Geology. 270, 1-4, p. 148-163 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

93 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Global protein-level responses of halobacterium salinarum NRC-1 to prolonged changes in external sodium chloride concentrations

Leuko, S., Raftery, M. J., Burns, B. P., Walter, M. R. & Neilan, B. A., 1 May 2009, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 8, 5, p. 2218-2225 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Modern analogues and the early history of microbial life

Burns, B. P., Anitori, R., Butterworth, P., Henneberger, R., Goh, F., Allen, M. A., Ibañez-Peral, R., Bergquist, P. L., Walter, M. R. & Neilan, B. A., Sep 2009, In : Precambrian Research. 173, 1-4, p. 10-18 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

NanoSIMS: Insights to biogenicity and syngeneity of Archaean carbonaceous structures

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Allwood, A., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Selo, M., Thomen, A. & Gibson, E. K., Sep 2009, In : Precambrian Research. 173, 1-4, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Citations (Scopus)

Taxonomy and biogenicity of Archaean spheroidal microfossils (ca. 3.0 Ga) from the Mount Goldsworthy-Mount Grant area in the northeastern Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Sugitani, K., Grey, K., Nagaoka, T., Mimura, K. & Walter, M. R., Sep 2009, In : Precambrian Research. 173, 1-4, p. 50-59 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Lysis efficiency of standard DNA extraction methods for Halococcus spp. in an organic rich environment

Leuko, S., Goh, F., Ibáñez-Peral, R., Burns, B. P., Walter, M. R. & Neilan, B. A., Mar 2008, In : Extremophiles. 12, 2, p. 301-308 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Origin of Nama Basin bitumen seeps: petroleum derived from a Permian lacustrine source rock traversing southwestern Gondwana

Summons, R. E., Hope, J. M., Swart, R. & Walter, M. R., May 2008, In : Organic Geochemistry. 39, 5, p. 589-607 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Citations (Scopus)

Potential use of quantum dots in flow cytometry

Ibáñez-Peral, R., Bergquist, P. L., Walter, M. R., Gibbs, M., Goldys, E. M. & Ferrari, B., Dec 2008, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 9, 12, p. 2622-2638 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Regional organic geochemistry of host sediments of Palaeoproterozoic McArthur River Ore deposit, Australia

MacKenzie, K. L., Marshall, C. P. & Walter, M. R., Jan 2008, In : Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. 119, 1-3, p. 143-153 11 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Stratigraphic relationships of Cryogenian strata disconformably overlying the Bitter Springs Formation, northeastern Amadeus Basin, Central Australia

Skotnicki, S. J., Hill, A. C., Walter, M. & Jenkins, R., 20 Sep 2008, In : Precambrian Research. 165, 3-4, p. 243-259 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)
2007

3.43 billion-year-old stromatolite reef from the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia: Ecosystem-scale insights to early life on Earth

Allwood, A. C., Walter, M. R., Burch, I. W. & Kamber, B. S., 5 Oct 2007, In : Precambrian Research. 158, 3-4, p. 198-227 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of intergenic spacer region length polymorphisms to investigate the halophilic archaeal diversity of stromatolites and microbial mats

Leuko, S., Goh, F., Allen, M. A., Burns, B. P., Walter, M. R. & Neilan, B. A., Jan 2007, In : Extremophiles. 11, 1, p. 203-210 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Carotenoid analysis of halophilic archaea by resonance Raman spectroscopy

Marshall, C. P., Leuko, S., Coyle, C. M., Walter, M. R., Burns, B. P. & Neilan, B. A., Aug 2007, In : Astrobiology. 7, 4, p. 631-643 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

98 Citations (Scopus)

Diverse microstructures from Archaean chert from the Mount Goldsworthy-Mount Grant area, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: Microfossils, dubiofossils, or pseudofossils?

Sugitani, K., Grey, K., Allwood, A., Nagaoka, T., Mimura, K., Minami, M., Marshall, C. P., Van Kranendonk, M. J. & Walter, M. R., 5 Oct 2007, In : Precambrian Research. 158, 3-4, p. 228-262 35 p.

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83 Citations (Scopus)

No heliotropism in Neoproterozoic columnar stromatolite growth, Amadeus Basin, central Australia: geophysical implications

Williams, G. E., Jenkins, R. J. F. & Walter, M. R., 11 Jun 2007, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 249, 1-2, p. 80-89 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Structural characterization of kerogen in 3.4 Ga Archaean cherts from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Marshall, C. P., Love, G. D., Snape, C. E., Hill, A. C., Allwood, A. C., Walter, M. R., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Bowden, S. A., Sylva, S. P. & Summons, R. E., 5 May 2007, In : Precambrian Research. 155, 1-2, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Extraction of DNA from acidic, hydrothermally modified volcanic soils

Henneberger, R. M., Walter, M. R. & Anitori, R. P., 2006, In : Environmental Chemistry. 3, 2, p. 100-104 5 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrothermal alteration at the Panorama Formation, North Pole Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Brown, A. J., Cudahy, T. J. & Walter, M. R., 15 Dec 2006, In : Precambrian Research. 151, 3-4, p. 211-223 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Raman spectroscopy reveals thermal palaeoenvironments of c.3.5 billion-year-old organic matter

Allwood, A. C., Walter, M. R. & Marshall, C. P., 30 Aug 2006, In : Vibrational Spectroscopy. 41, 2, p. 190-197 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)

Stromatolite reef from the Early Archaean era of Australia

Allwood, A. C., Walter, M. R., Kamber, B. S., Marshall, C. P. & Burch, I. W., 8 Jun 2006, In : Nature. 441, 7094, p. 714-718 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

495 Citations (Scopus)

The Ediacaran period: a new addition to the geologic time scale

Knoll, A. H., Walter, M. R., Narbonne, G. M. & Christie-Blick, N., Mar 2006, In : Lethaia. 39, 1, p. 13-30 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

201 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Combined micro-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and micro-Raman spectroscopy of Proterozoic acritarchs: a new approach to Palaeobiology

Marshall, C. P., Javaux, E. J., Knoll, A. H. & Walter, M. R., 9 Aug 2005, In : Precambrian Research. 138, 3-4, p. 208-224 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

119 Citations (Scopus)

Hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy of a Mars analogue environment at the North Pole Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia

Brown, A. J., Walter, M. R. & Cudahy, T. J., Jun 2005, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 52, 3, p. 353-364 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)
27 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Ground-based IR imaging spectroscopy of Mars

Bailey, J., Chamberlain, S., Walter, M. & Crisp, D., Mar 2004, In : European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 545, p. 7-10 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Near infrared spectra of the Martian surface

Chamberlain, S., Bailey, J., Walter, M. & Crisp, D., Mar 2004, In : European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 545, p. 181-182 2 p.

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Recognizing the geological signature of early life on Earth and Mars

Javaux, E. J., Knoll, A. H., Marshall, C. P. & Walter, M. R., Mar 2004, In : European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 545, p. 127-130 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
9 Citations (Scopus)

Short-wave infrared reflectance investigation of sites of paleobiological interest: applications for Mars exploration

Brown, A., Walter, M. & Cudahy, T., Sep 2004, In : Astrobiology. 4, 3, p. 359-376 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

TEM evidence for eukaryotic diversity in mid-Proterozoic oceans

Javaux, E. J., Knoll, A. H. & Walter, M., Jul 2004, In : Geobiology. 2, 3, p. 121-132 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

155 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Evidence for low sulphate and anoxia in a mid-Proterozoic marine basin

Shen, Y., Knoll, A. H. & Walter, M. R., 5 Jun 2003, In : Nature. 423, 6940, p. 632-635 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

217 Citations (Scopus)

Global Neoproterozoic (Sturtian) post-glacial sulfide-sulfur isotope anomaly recognised in Namibia

Gorjan, P., Walter, M. R. & Swart, R., Jan 2003, In : Journal of African Earth Sciences. 36, 1-2, p. 89-98 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)