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Schwarzer S, Hackl T, Oksanen HM, Quax T.E.F.* (2023) Archaeal host cell recognition and viral binding of HFTV1 to its Haloferax host. mBio. 14(1):e0183322.

Patro M, van Wolferen M, Ye X, Albers SV, Quax T.E.F. (2022) Methods to analyse motility in Eury- and Crenarchaea.Methods Mol Biol. 2522:373-385

Altegoer F, Quax T.E.F., Weiland P, Nußbaum P, Giammarinaro P.I., Patro M, Li Z, Oesterhelt D, Grininger M, Albers SV, Bange G. (2022) Structural insights into the mechanism of archaellar rotational switching. Nat Commun. 13(1):2857.

Aguirre Sourrouille Z, Schwarzer S, Lequime S, Oksanen HM, Quax T.E.F.* (2022) The viral susceptibility of the Haloferax species. Viruses. 14(6):1344

Quax T.E.F., de Paepe M., Holmfeldt K. (2021) Viruses of Microbes 2020 : the latest conquests on Viruses of Microbes. Viruses, 13(5):802

Tittes C, Schwarzer S, Pfeiffer F, Dyall-Smith M, Rodriguez-Franco M, Oksanen H.M., Quax T.E.F. *(2021) Cellular and genomic properties of Haloferax gibbonsii LR2-5, the host of euryarchaeal virus HFTV1. Frontiers in Microbiology, 16;12:625599.

Schwarzer S, Rodriguez-Franco M, Oksanen H.M., Quax T.E.F. (2021) Growth phase dependent cell shape of Haloarcula. Microorganisms.

Tittes C, Schwarzer S, Quax T.E.F. (2021) Viral hijack of filamentous surface structures in Archaea and Bacteria. Viruses.

Knüppel R, Trahan C, Kern M, Wagner A, Grünberger F, Hausner W, Quax T.E.F., Albers SV, Oeffinger M, Ferreira-Cerca S. (2021) Insights into synthesis and function of KsgA/Dim1-dependent rRNA modifications in archaea. Nucleic Acids Res. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa1268

Nussbaum F, Ithurbide S, Walsh J, Patro M, Rodriguez M, Curmi P, Duggin I*, Quax T.E.F.*, Albers S.V.* (2020) An oscillating MinD protein determines the cellular positioning of motility machinery in archaea. Current Biology. 13:S0960-9822(20)31443-3

Kinosita Y, Mikami N, Li Z, Braun F, Quax T.E.F., van der Does C, Ishmukhametov, Albers S-.V., Berry R.M., (2020) Motile ghosts of the halophilic archaeon, Haloferax volcanii. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 117(43):26766-26772

Li Z., Rodriguez-Franco M, Albers S-.V.*, Quax T.E.F.* (2020). The switch complex ArlCDE connects the chemotaxis system and the archaellum. Molecular Microbiology. 16th May.

Mikhail G Pyatibratov , Syutkin A.S., Quax T.E.F., Melnik T.N.,  Papke R.T.,  Gogarten J.P., Kireev I.I.,  Surin A.K.,  Beznosov S.N.,  Galeva A.V., Fedorov O.V. (2020). Interaction of Two Strongly Divergent Archaellins Stabilizes the Structure of the Halorubrum Archaellum. MicrobiologyOpen. Apr 21:e1047

Gambelli L, Meyer B.H., McLaren M, Sanders K, Quax T.E.F., Gold V.A.M., Albers S.V., Daum B. (2019) Architecture and modular assembly of Sulfolobus S-layers revealed by electron cryotomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 10;116(50):25278-25286.

Li Z, Kinosita Y, Rodriguez-Franco M, Nußbaum P, Braun F, Delpech F, Quax T.E.F.*, Albers SV*. (2019) Positioning of the Motility Machinery in Halophilic Archaea.
Mbio 10(3). pii: e00377-19

Braun F, Thomalla L, van der Does C, Quax T.E.F., Allers T, Kaever V, Albers SV (2019) Cyclic nucleotides in archaea: Cyclic di-AMP in the archaeon Haloferax volcanii and its putative role.
MicrobiologyOpen. 18:e829

Quax T.E.F.*, Albers S-.V., Pfeifer F. (2018) Taxis in archaea.
Emerging Topics in Life Sciences. 14 Dec. 2018.

Syutkin A.S., van Wolferen M., Surin A.K., Albers S.V., Pyatibratov M.G., Fedorov O.V., Quax T.E.F.* (2018) Salt dependent regulation of archaellins in Haloarcula marismortui.
Microbiology Open. Oct 1:e00718

Quax T.E.F., Altegoer F., Rossi F., Li Z., Rodriguez-Franco M., Kraus F., Bange G., Albers S.-V. (2018).Structure and function of the archaeal response regulator CheY.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.115(6):E1259-E1268

Chaudhury P.#, Quax T.E.F.#, Albers S.-A. (2017) Versatile cell surface structures of archaea.
Molecular Microbiology. 107 (3):298-311.

Quax T.E.F.* & Daum B. (2017) Structure and assembly mechanism of Virus-Associated Pyramids.
Biophysical Reviews. 4 Dec. 2017

Debarbieux L., Fisher M., Quax T.E.F*. (2017) Viruses of Microbes.
Viruses. 20;9(9)

Claassens N.J., Siliakus M.F., Spaans S.K., Creutzburg S., Nijsse B, Schaap PJ, Quax T.E.F., van der Oost J. Improving heterologous membrane protein production in Escherichia coli by combining transcriptional tuning and codon usage algorithms.
 PLOS One, 2017 Sep 13;12(9):e0184355

Peeters E., Boon M., Rollie C., Willaerts R. G., Voet M., White M., Prangishvili D., Lavigne D, Quax T.E.F*. (2017) DNA-interacting characteristics of the archaeal Rudiviral protein SIRV2_Gp1.
Viruses, Jul 18:9(7).

Quax T.E.F., Claassens N.J., Söll, van der Oost J. (2015). Codon bias as a means to fine-tune protein expression.
Molecular Cell. 2015 Jul 16;59(2):149-61

Quemin E. & Quax T.E.F. *, (2015) Archaeal viruses at the cell envelope: entry and egress.
Frontiers in Microbiology, 6:552.

Pina M., Basta T., Quax T.E.F., de Cian A., Baconnais S., Cortez D., Lambert S., Le Cam E., Bell S.D., Forterre F. and Prangishvili D. (2014). Eukaryotic traits of the genome replication mechanism of the hyperthermophilic archaeal virus AFV1.
Molecular Microbiology, 92(6):1313-25

Daum B.#, Quax T.E.F.#, Sachse M., Mills D., Reimann J., Yildiz Ö., Häder S., Saveanu C., Forterre P., Albers S.-V.,  Kühlbrandt W. and Prangishvili D (2014). Supramolecular organisation and self-assembly of a universal pyramidal membrane remodelling system.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111(10):3829-34

Quemin E., Lucas S., DaumB., Quax T.E.F., Kühlbrandt W., Forterre P., Albers S.-V.,  Prangishvili D. and Krupovic M. (2013). First insights into the entry process of hyperthermophilic archaeal viruses.
Journal of Virology, 87:13379-85

Quax T.E.F*., Wolf Y.I., Koehorst J.J., Wurtzel O., van der Oost R., Ran W., Blombach F., Makarova K.S., Brouns S.J.J., Forster A.C., Wagner E.G.H., Sorek R., Koonin E.V. and van der Oost J.*  (2013). Differential translation tunes uneven production of operon-encoded proteins.
Cell Reports, 4:938-44.

Quax T.E.F.*, Voet M., Sismeiro O., Dillies M.-A., Jagla B., Coppee J.-Y., Sezonov G., Forterre., van der Oost J., Lavigne R. and Prangishvili P.* (2013) Massive activation of archaeal defense genes during viral infection.
Journal of Virology, 87(15): 8419-28

Snyder J.C., Brumfield S.K., Kerchner K.M., Quax T.E.F, Prangishvili D. and Young M.J. (2013) Insights into a viral lytic pathway from an archaeal virus-host system.
Journal of Virology, Feb;87(4):2186-92

Prangishvili D. and Quax T.E.F. (2011). Exceptional virion release mechanism: one more surprise from Archaeal viruses.
Current Opinion in Microbiology, 4(3):315-20.

  • Illustration from the article was used as cover image for this volume of Current Opinion in Microbiology.
  • The same illustration was included in the ‘Picture show’ from Cell Press featured as ‘Petal Power’.
  • Illustration was used in the journal ‘Nature’, ‘News and comment’ section: ‘Five big mysteries about CRISPR’, January 2017.

Quax T.E.F., Lucas S., Reimann J., Pehau-Arnaudet G., Prevost M.-C., Forterre P., Albers S.-V. and Prangishvili, D (2011). Simple and elegant design of a virion egress structure in Archaea.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(8): 3354-3359

  • Featured as ‘Editors choice’ in Science, ‘Viral Escape Route’ February 25, 2011
  • Featured in the French scientific magazine for general public ‘Sciences et avenir’, 2011.

Quax T.E.F., Krupovič M., Lucas S., Forterre P. and Prangishvili, D. (2010). The Sulfolobus rod-shaped virus 2 encodes a prominent structural component of the unique virion release system in Archaea.
Virology 404:1-4

Bize A., Karlsson E.A., Ekefjärd K., Quax T.E.F.,  Pina M., Prevost M.-C., Forterre P., Tenaillon O., Bernander R. and Prangishvili D.  (2009). A Unique Virus Release Mechanism in the Archaea.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106(27):11306-11


  1. Quax T.E.F.*, Albers S.-A. (2017) The role of cell surface structure in Archaea. ‘Biocommunication of Archaea’ Springer, Dordrecht, 2017

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