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Diversity of the bacterial communities associated with the azooxanthellate deep water octocorals Leptogorgia minimata, Iciligorgia schrammi and Swiftia exertia
(Marine Biotechnology, 2007-10)
This study examined the microbiota associated with the marine azooxanthellate octocorals Leptogorgia minimata, Swiftia exertia, and Iciligorgia schrammi collected from moderate depths (45 m). Traditional aerobic plate ...
Cryopreservation of the dinoflagellate symbiont of the octocoral Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae as a source of the pseudopterosins
(Marine Biology, 2007)
In this paper we describe a cryopreservation protocol followed by the culture of Symbiodinium sp. isolated from the Caribbean gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae as a potential renewable source of the dinoflagellate ...
The diversity of the bacterial communities associated with the azooxanthellate deep water octocoral Cirrhipathes lutkeni
(International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, 2007-12)
This study examined the symbiotic microbiota of the hexacoral Cirrhipathes lutkeni using traditional plate culture, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and 16S rDNA characterization. FISH counts for the whole coral ...
Toxin secretion in response to oxidative stress and programmed cell death in the cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa from the St. Lucie River, Florida
(Aquatic Toxicology, 2006)
An unprecedented bloom of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa Kütz. occurred in the St. Lucie Estuary, FL in the summer of 2005. Samples were analyzed for toxicity by ELISA and by use of the polymerase chain reaction ...
Comparison of two total RNA extraction protocols using the marine gorgonian coral Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae and its symbiont Symbiodinium sp
(Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 2006-10)
Marine invertebrates such as soft corals are important sources of secondary metabolites with promising biomedical applications and commercial value. RNA isolation in conjunction with reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain ...
Diterpene biosynthesis by the dinoflagellate symbiont of the Caribbean gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata
(Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2005-11)
Chemical analysis of the dinoflagellate symbiont of Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata (Verrill) revealed higher concentrations of kallolides and related diterpenes than are present in the intact holobiont. Further, biosynthetic ...