Erin P. McCauley

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Antillogorgia elisabethae (synonymous with Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae) is a common branching octocoral in Caribbean reef ecosystems. A. elisabethae is a rich source of anti-inflammatory diterpenes, thus this octocoral has been the subject of numerous natural product investigations, yet relatively little is known regarding the composition, diversity and(More)
The octocoral Erythropodium caribaeorum is an important species in the Caribbean coral reef community and a source of the cytotoxic natural product desmethyleleutherobin. We utilized 16S small subunit rRNA gene amplicon pyrosequencing to characterize the microbiome of E. caribaeorum collected from Florida, USA and San Salvador, The Bahamas at multiple time(More)
A bacterial strain designated RKEM611(T) was isolated from the octocoral Antillogorgia elisabethae, collected off the coast of San Salvador, The Bahamas. The strain is Gram-stain-negative, an obligate aerobe, and pleomorphic. It requires NaCl for growth and exhibits optimal growth at 1-2 % (w/v) NaCl, 30-37 °C and pH 6.0-8.0. The predominant cellular fatty(More)
This study began with the goal of identifying constituents from Zyzzya fuliginosa extracts that showed selectivity in our primary cytotoxicity screen against the PANC-1 tumor cell line. During the course of this project, which focused on six Z. fuliginosa samples collected from various regions of the Indo-Pacific, known compounds were obtained consisting of(More)
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