Earth and Planetary Science

 Environmental Science, Policy, and Management


Banfield Laboratory

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Banfield Laboratory Contact Information

University of California, Berkeley

Earth and Planetary Sciences Department

Innovative Genomics Institute Building

2151 Berkeley Way

Berkeley, CA 94720-5230

Contact: Jordan Hoff

Lab Manager

Latest Publications

Species- and site-specific genome editing in complex bacterial communities


Groundwater Elusimicrobia are metabolically diverse compared to gut microbiome Elusimicrobia and some have a novel nitrogenase paralog


The rise of diversity in metabolic platforms across the Candidate Phyla Radiation


CRISPR-CasΦ from huge phages is a hypercompact genome editor


Bacterial Secondary Metabolite Biosynthetic Potential in Soil Varies with Phylum, Depth, and Vegetation Type


A scoutRNA Is Required for Some Type V CRISPR-Cas System


The distinction of CPR bacteria from other bacteria based on protein family content


Subsurface carbon monoxide oxidation capacity revealed through genome‐resolved metagenomics of a carboxydotroph


Clades of huge phages from across Earth’s ecosystems


Consistent Metagenome-Derived Metrics Verify and Delineate Bacterial Species Boundaries


Layer size polydispersity in hydrated montmorillonite creates multiscale porosity networks


Soil bacterial populations are shaped by recombination and gene-specific selection across a grassland meadow


Combined analysis of microbial metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing data to assess in situ physiological conditions in the premature infant gut


Lipid analysis of CO2-rich subsurface aquifers suggests an autotrophy-based deep biosphere with lysolipids enriched in CPR bacteria  


Accurate and complete genomes from metagenomes


Increased replication of dissimilatory nitrate-reducing bacteria leads to decreased anammox bioreactor performance


Niche differentiation is spatially and temporally regulated in the rhizosphere


Diverse Microorganisms in Sediment and Groundwater Are Implicated in Extracellular Redox Processes Based on Genomic Analysis of Bioanode Communities