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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Robert H. Reeves BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
FACULTY MEMBER

Dr. Robert H. Reeves

Office:     1067 King Life Sciences
Office: (850) 645-8443
Fax: (850) 645-8447
Mail code: 4295
E-mail: reeves@bio.fsu.edu

Associate Professor; Associate Chairman for Undergraduate Studies;
Ph.D., New York University, 1969
Graduate faculty status

Research and Professional Interests:

Biochemistry of nucleic acids, especially tRNA structure, function, andenzymatic modification. Protein synthesis, translational suppression, and tRNA structure. Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics. Ribosomal RNA geneclusters and bacterial phylogeny.

Selected Publications:

Reeves, R. H. 1996. 16S Ribosomal RNA and the molecular phylogeny of the Cyanobacteria. Nova Hedwigia (Beiheft) 112: 53-65.

Reeves, R. H. 1997. Phylogenetic analysis and implications for subsurface microbiology. Pages 165-183 in The Microbiology of the Terrestrial Subsurface. P. Amy and D. Haldeman, eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Balkwill, D. L., G. R. Drake, R. H. Reeves, J. K. Fredrickson, D. C. White, D. B. Ringleberg, D. P. Chandler, M. F. Romine, D. W. Kennedy, and C. M. Spadoni. 1997. Taxonomic study of aromic-degrading bacteria from deep-terrestrial-subsurface sediments and description of Sphingomonas aromaticivorans sp. nov., Sphingomonas subterranea sp. nov. and Sphingomonas stygia sp. nov. Intl. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 47: 191-201.

Shi, T., R. H. Reeves, D. A. Gilichinsky, and E. I. Friedmann. 1997. Characterization of viable bacteria from Siberian permafrost by 16S rDNA sequencing. Microb. Ecol. 33: 169-179.

Balkwill, D. L., R. H. Reeves, G. R. Drake, J. Y. Reeves, F. H. Crocker, M. B. King, and D. R. Boone. 1997. Phylogenetic characterization of bacteria in the subsurface microbial culture collection. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 20: 201-216.

Porter, L., M. W. Butler, and R. H. Reeves. 2001. Normal bacterial flora of the Carribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, and its possible role in shell disease. Mar. Freshwater Res. 52: 1401-1405.