Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory - Recent Publications

Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory - Recent Publications

Callahan, M.P., Gerakines, P.A., Martin, M.G., Peeters, Z., and Hudson, R.L. (2013) Irradiated benzene ice provides clues to meteoritic organic chemistry. Icarus, 226, 1201-1209. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.07.033. [PDF].

McGovern, P.E., Luley, B.P., Rovira, N., Mirzoian, A., Callahan, M.P., Smith, K.E., Hall, G.R., Davidson, T., and Henkin, J.M. (2013) Beginning of viniculture in France. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110 (25), 10147-10152. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1216126110. [PDF].

Callahan, M.P., Burton, A.S., Elsila, J.E., Baker, E.M., Smith, K.E., Glavin, D.P., and Dworkin, J.P. (2013) A search for amino acids and nucleobases in the Martian meteorite Roberts Massif 04262 using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Met. Planet. Sci., 48, 786-795. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12103. [PDF].

Burton, A.S., Elsila, J.E., Hein, J.E., Glavin, D.P., and Dworkin, J.P. (2013) Extraterrestrial amino acids identified in metal-rich CH and CB carbonaceous chondrites from Antarctica. Met. Planet. Sci., 48, 390-402. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12063. [PDF].

Jenniskens, P., Fries, Marc D., Yin, Q-Z., Zolensky, M., Krot, A.N., Sandford, S.A., Sears, D., Beauford, R., Ebel, D.S., Friedrich, J.M., Nagashima, K., Wimpenny, J., Yamakawa, A., Nishiizumi, K., Hamajima, Y.i, Caffee, M.W., Welten, K.C., Laubenstein, M., Davis, A.M., Simon, S.B., Heck, P.R., Young, E.D., Kohl, I.E., Thiemens, M.H., Nunn, M.H., Mikouchi, T., Hagiya, K., Ohsumi, K., Cahill, T.A., Lawton, J.A., Barnes, D., Steele, A., Rochette, P., Verosub, K.L., Gattacceca, J., Cooper, G., Glavin, D.P., Burton, A.S., Dworkin, J.P., Elsila, J.E., Pizzarello, S., Ogliore, R., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Harir, M., Hertkorn, N., Verchovsky, A., Grady, M., Nagao, K., Okazaki, R., Takechi, H., Hiroi, T., Smith, K., Silber, E.A., Brown, P.G., Albers, J., Klotz, D., Hankey, M., Matson, R., Fries, J.A., Walker, R.J., Puchtel, I., Lee, C-T.A., Erdman, M.E., Eppich, G.R., Roeske, S., Gabelica, Z., Lerche, M., Nuevo, M., Girten, B., Worden, S.P., and the Sutter's Mill Meteorite Consortium. (2012) Radar-enabled recovery of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, a carbonaceous chondrite regolith breccia. Science, 338, 1583-1587. [PDF]

Elsila, J.E., Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P., Martins, Z., and Bada, J.L. (2012) Inconclusive evidence for nonterrestrial isoleucine enantiomeric excesses in primitive meteorites. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, E3288. [PDF] [Related article and reply.]

Glavin, D.P., Malespin, C., ten Kate, I.L., Getty, S.A., Holmes, V.E., Mumm, E., Franz, H.B., Noreiga, M., Dobson, N., Southard, A.E., Feng, S.H., Kotecki, K.A., Dworkin, J.P., Swindle, T.D., Bleacher, J.E., Rice, J.W., and Mahaffy, P. R. (2012) Volatile analysis by pyrolysis of regolith for planetary resource exploration. Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE, Pages:1-11, 3-10 March 2012, DOI: 10.1109/aero.2012.6187065. [PDF]

Elsila, J.E., Charnley, S.B., Burton, A.S., Glavin, D.P., and Dworkin J.P. (2012) Compound-specific carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen isotopic ratios for amino acids in CM and CR chondrites and their use in evaluating potential formation pathways. Met. Planet. Sci. 47, 1516-1536. [PDF]

Stalport, F., Glavin, D.P., Eigenbrode, J.L., Bish, D., Blake, D., Coll, P., Szopa, C., Buch, A., McAdam, A., Dworkin, J.P., and Mahaffy, P.R. (2012) The influence of mineralogy on recovering organic acids from Mars analogue materials using the "one-pot" derivatization experiment on the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. Planet. Space Sci. 67, 1-13. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P., Elsila, J.E., Burton, A.S., Callahan, M.P., Dworkin, J.P., Hilts, R.W., and Herd, C.D.K. (2012) Unusual nonterrestrial L-proteinogenic amino acid excesses in the Tagish Lake meteorite. Met. Planet. Sci. 47, 1347-1364. [PDF]

Johnson, N.M., Elsila, J.E., Kopstein, M., and Nuth, J.A. (2012) Carbon isotopic fractionation in Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions and relevance to meteorite organics. Met. Planet. Sci. 47, 1029-1034. [PDF]

Burton, A.S., Stern J.C., Elsila, J.E., Glavin, D.P., and Dworkin, J.P. (2012) Understanding prebiotic chemistry through the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids and nucleobases in meteorites. Chem. Soc. Rev. 41, 5459-5472. [PDF]

Burton, A.S., Elsila, J.E., Callahan, M.P., Martin, M.G., Glavin, D.P., Johnson, N.M., and Dworkin, J.P., (2012) A propensity for n-ω-amino acids in thermally altered Antarctic meteorites. Met. Planet. Sci. 47, 374-386. [PDF]

Parker, E.T., Cleaves, H.J., Callahan, M.P., Dworkin, J.P. Glavin, D.P., Lazcano, A., and Bada, J.L. (2011) Enhanced synthesis of alkyl amino acids in Miller's 1958 H2S experiment. Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 41, 569-574. [PDF]

Parker, E.T., Cleaves, H.J., Callahan, M.P., Dworkin, J.P. Glavin, D.P., Lazcano, A., and Bada, J.L. (2011) Prebiotic synthesis of methionine and other sulfur-containing organic compounds on the primitive Earth: a contemporary reassessment based on an unpublished 1958 Stanley Miller experiment. Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 41, 201-212. [PDF]

Burton, A.S., Glavin, D.P., Callahan, M.P., Dworkin, J.P., Jenniskens, P., and Shaddad, M.H. (2011) Heterogeneous distributions of amino acids provide evidence of multiple sources within the Almahata Sitta parent body, asteroid 2008 TC3. Met. Planet. Sci. 46, 1703-1712. [PDF]

Callahan, M.P., Smith, K.E., Cleaves, H.J., Ruzica, J., Stern, J.C., Glavin, D.P., House, C.H., and Dworkin, J.P. (2011) Carbonaceous meteorites contain a wide range of extraterrestrial nucleobases.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 13995-13998. [PDF]

Herd, C.D.K, Blinova, A., Simkus, D.N, Huang, Y., Tarozo, R., Alexander, C.M.O'D., Gyngard, F., Nittler, L.R., Cody, G.D., Fogel, M.L., Kebukawa, Y., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Hilts, R.W., Slater, G.F., Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P. Callahan, M.P., Elsila, J.E., De Gregorio, B.T., and Stroud, R.M. (2011) Origin and evolution of prebiotic organic matter as inferred from the Tagish Lake meteorite. Science, 332 1304-1307. [PDF]

Parker, E.T., Cleaves, H.J., Dworkin, J.P. Glavin, D.P., Callahan, M.P., Aubrey, A., Lazcano, A., and Bada, J.L. (2011) Primordial synthesis of amines and amino acids in a 1958 Miller H2S-rich spark discharge experiment. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 108, 5526-5531. [PDF]

Elsila J.E., Callahan, M.P., Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P., and Brückner, H. (2011) Distribution and stable isotopic composition of amino acids from fungal peptaibiotics: assessing the potential for meteoritic contamination. Astrobiology 11, 123-133. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P., Callahan, M.P., Dworkin, J.P., and Elsila J. E. (2011) The effects of parent body processes on amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites. Met. Planet. Sci. 45, 1948-1972. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P., Lupisella, M., Williams, D.R., Kminek, G., and Rummel, J.D (2010) In situ biological contamination studies of the Moon: Implications for planetary protection and life detection missions. Earth Moon Planets. 107, 87-93. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P., Aubrey, A., Callahan, M.P., Dworkin, J.P., Elsila J. E., Parker, E.T., Bada, J.L., Jenniskens, P., and Shaddad, M.H. (2010) Extraterrestrial amino acids in the Almahata Sitta meteorite. Met. Planet. Sci. 45, 1695-1709. [PDF]

Sandford, S.A., Bajt, S., Clemett, S.J., Cody, G.D., Cooper, G., DeGregorio, B.T., De Vera, V., Dworkin, J.P., Elsila, J.E., Flynn, G.J., Glavin, D.P., Lanzirotti, A., Limero, T., Martin,, M.P., Snead, C.J., Spencer, M.K., Stephan, T., Westphal, A., Wirick, S., Zare, R.N., and Zolensky, M.E. (2010) Assessment and control of organic and other contaminants associated with the Stardust sample return from comet 81P/Wild 2. Met. Planet. Sci. 45, 406-433. [PDF]

Meierhenrich, U.J., Filippi, J-J., Meinert, C., Vierling, P., and Dworkin, J.P. (2010) On the origin of primitive cells: from nutrient intake to elongation of encapsulated nucleotides. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 3738-3750 [PDF]

ten Kate, I.L., Cardiff, E.H., Dworkin, J.P., Feng, S.H., Holmes, V., Malespin, C., Stern, J.G., Swindle, T.D., and Glavin D.P. (2010) VAPoR - Volatile Analysis by Pyrolysis of Regolith - an instrument for in situ detection of water, noble gases, and organics on the Moon. Planet. Space Sci. 58, 1007-1017 [PDF]

Elsila, J.E., Glavin, D.P., and Dworkin, J.P. (2009) Cometary glycine detected in samples returned by Stardust. Met. Planet. Sci 44, 1323-1330. [PDF]

Nuevo, M., Milam, S.N., Sandford, S.A., Elsila, J.E., and Dworkin, J.P. (2009) Formation of uracil from the ultraviolet photo-irradiation of pyrimidine in pure H2O ices. Astrobiology 9, 683-695. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P. and Dworkin, J.P. (2009) Enrichment of the amino acid L-isovaline by aqueous alteration on CI and CM meteorite parent bodies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 5487-5492. [PDF]

Botta, O., Martins, Z., Emmenegger, C., Dworkin, J.P., Glavin, D.P., Harvey, R.P., Zenobi, R., Bada, J.L., and Ehrenfreund, P. (2008) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and amino acids in meteorites and ice samples from LaPaz Icefield, Antarctica. Met. Planet. Sci. 43, 1465-1480. [PDF]

Johnson, A.P., Cleaves, H.J., Dworkin, J.P., Glavin, D.P., Lazcano, A., and Bada, J.L. (2008) The Miller Volcanic Spark Discharge Experiment, Science 322, 404. [PDF]

Hudson, R.L., Moore, M.H., Dworkin, J.P., Martin, M.P., and Pozun, Z.D. (2008) Amino acids from ion-irradiated nitrile-containing ices. Astrobiology 8, 771-779. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P., and Sandford, S.A. (2008) Detection of cometary amines in samples returned by Stardust, Met. Planet. Sci. 43, 399-413. [PDF]

Martins, Z., Botta, O., Fogel, M.L., Sephton M.A., Glavin, D.P., Watson, J.S., Dworkin, J.P., Schwartz, A.W., and Ehrenfreund, P. (2008) Extraterrestrial nucleobases in the Murchison meteorite, Earth Planet. Sci. Let. 270, 130-136. [PDF]

Ashbourn, S.F.M., Elsila, J.E., Dworkin, J.P., Bernstein, M.P., Sandford, S.A., and Allamandola, L.J. (2007) Ultraviolet photolysis of anthracene in H2O interstellar ice analogs: Potential connection to meteoritic organics. Met. Planet. Sci. 42, 2035-2041. [PDF]

Martins, Z., Hofmann, B.A., Gnos, E., Greenwood, R.C., Verchovsky, A., Franchi, I.A., Jull, A.J.T., Botta, O., Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P., and Ehrenfreund, P. (2007) Amino acid composition, petrology, geochemistry, 14C terrestrial age and oxygen isotopes of the Shishr 033 CR chondrite. Met. Planet. Sci. 41, 1581-1596. [PDF]

Elsila, J.E, Dworkin, J.P., Bernstein, M.P., Martin, M.P., and Sandford, S.A. (2007) Mechanisms of amino acid formation in interstellar ice analogs. Astrophys. J. 66, 911-918. [PDF]

Pasek, M.A., Dworkin, J.P., and Lauretta, D.S. (2007) A radical pathway for organic phosphorylation during schreibersite corrosion with implications for the origin of life. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta 71, 1721-1736. [PDF]

Sandford, S.A., Aleon, J., Alexander, C.M., Araki, T., Bajt, S., Baratta, G.A., Borg, J., Bradley, J.P., Brownlee, D. E., Brucato, J.R., Burchell, M.J., Busemann, H., Butterworth, A., Clemett, S.J., Cody, G., Colangeli, L., Cooper, G., D'Hendecourt, L., Djouadi, Z., Dworkin, J.P., Ferrini, G., Fleckenstein, H., Flynn, G.J., Franchi, I.A., Fries, M., Gilles, M.K., Glavin, D.P., Gounelle, M., Grossemy, F., Jacobsen, C., Keller, L.P., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Leitner, J., Matrajt, G., Meibom, A., Mennella, V., Mostefaoui, S., Nittler, L.R., Palumbo, M.E., Papnastassiou, D. A., Robert, F., Rotundi, A., Snead, C.J., Spencer, M.K., Stadermann, F.J., Steele, A., Stephan, T., Tsou, P., Tyliszczak, T., Westphal, A.J., Wirick, S., Wopenka, B., Yabuta, H., Zare, R.N., and Zolensky, M.E. (2006) Organics captured from comet Wild 2 by the Stardust spacecraft. Science 314, 720-724. [PDF]

Glavin, D.P., Dworkin, J.P., Aubrey, A., Botta, O., Doty III, J.H., Martins, Z., and Bada, J.L. (2006) Amino acid analyses of Antarctic CM2 meteorites using liquid chromatography-time of flight-mass spectrometry. Met. Planet. Sci. 41, 889-902. [PDF]

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