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  • Miranda, P., N. McLain, R. Hatzenpichler, V. Orphan and J. Dillon. 2016. Characterization of Chemosynthetic Microbial Mats Associated with Intertidal Hydrothermal Sulfur Vents in White Point, San Pedro, CA, USA. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 1163.

  • Dawson, K., S. Scheller, J. Dillon and V. Orphan. 2016. Stable Isotope Phenotyping via Cluster Analysis of NanoSIMS Data As a Method for Characterizing Distinct Microbial Ecophysiologies and Sulfur-Cycling in the Environment. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 774-788.

  • Jackson, K., C. Whitcraft and J. Dillon. 2014. Diversity of Desulfobacteriaceae and Overall Activity of Sulfate-Reducing Microorganisms in and Around a Salt pan in a Southern California Coastal Wetland. Wetlands 34: 969-977.

  • Darjany, L., C. Whitcraft and J. Dillon. 2014. Lignocellulose-responsive bacteria in a southern California salt marsh identified by stable isotope probing. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 263-271.

  • Dillon, J., M. Carlin, A. Gutierrez, V. Nguyen and N. McLain. 2013. Patterns of microbial diversity along a salinity gradient in the Guerrero Negro solar saltern, Baja CA Sur, Mexico. Frontiers in Microbiology 4: 399-411.

  • Sabet, S., L. Diallo, L. Hays, W. Jung and J. Dillon. 2009. Characterization of halophiles isolated from solar salterns in Baja California, Mexico. Extremophiles 13: 643–656.

  • Dillon, J., L. McMath and A. Trout. 2009. Seasonal changes in bacterial diversity in the Salton Sea. Hydrobiologia 632 : 49–64.

  • Dillon, J., S. Miller, B. Bebout, M. Hullar, N. Pinel and D. Stahl. 2009. Spatial and Temporal Variability in a Stratified Hypersaline Microbial Mat Community. FEMS Microbial Ecology 68: 46-58.

  • Dillon, J., S. Fishbain, S. Miller, B. Bebout, K. Habicht, S. Webb and D. Stahl. 2007. High rates of sulfate reduction in a low-sulfate hot spring microbial mat are driven by a low level of diversity of sulfate-respiring microorganisms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 5218-5226.

  • Dhillon, A., A. Teske, J. Dillon, D. Stahl and M. Sogin. 2003. Molecular characterization of sulfate reducing bacteria in the Guaymas basin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69: 2765-2772.

  • Fishbain, S., J. Dillon, H. Gough and D. Stahl. 2003. Linkage of high rates of sulfate reduction in Yellowstone hot springs to unique sequence types in the dissimilatory sulfate respiration pathway. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69: 3663-3667.

  • Dillon, J. and R. Castenholz. 2003. The synthesis of the UV-screening pigment, scytonemin, and photosynthetic performance in isolates from closely related natural populations of cyanobacteria (Calothrix sp.). Environmental Microbiology 5: 484-491.

  • Dillon, J., S. Miller and R. Castenholz. 2003. UV-acclimation response in natural populations of cyanobacteria (Calothrix sp.). Environmental Microbiology 5: 473-483.

  • Dillon, J., C. Tatsumi, P. Tandingan and R. Castenholz. 2002. Effect of environmental factors on the synthesis of scytonemin, a UV screening pigment, in cyanobacteria (Chroococcidiopsis sp.). Archives of Microbiology 177: 322-331.


  • Dillon, J. and A. Wilmotte. 1999. Cyanobacterial sequences retrieved directly from the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, MA, USA. In Marine Cyanobacteria, edited by L. Charpy and A. Larkum, 47-51. Monaco: Bulletin de l’Institut Océanographique.

  • Dillon, J. and R. Castenholz. 1999. Scytonemin, a cyanobacterial sheath pigment, protects against UVC radiation: Implications for early photosynthetic life. Journal of Phycology 35: 673-681.

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Komada, T – SFSU, RTC

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