The Hawaiian Rhodophyta Biodiversity Survey (2006-2010): a summary of principal findings
- A. Sherwood, A. Kurihara, Kimberly Y. Conklin, T. Sauvage, G. Presting
- Environmental Science, BiologyBMC Plant Biology
- 22 November 2010
Molecular data for the survey provide the most extensive assessment of Hawaiian red algal diversity and, in combination with the morphological/anatomical and distributional data collected as part of the project, provide a solid baseline data set for future studies of the flora.
A multi-locus time-calibrated phylogeny of the siphonous green algae.
Ecology of the Invasive Red Alga Gracilaria salicornia (Rhodophyta) on O'ahu, Hawai'i
It is clear that a large-scale dedicated effort will be needed to control this invasive species on Waikiki's reefs, which has spread from the initial sites of introduction and is now competing with native marine flora and fauna.
A comparative analysis of COI, LSU and UPA marker data for the Hawaiian florideophyte Rhodophyta: Implications for DNA barcoding of red algae
A total of 290 florideophyte samples from the Hawaiian Rhodophyta Biodiver- sity Survey, spanning 17 orders of red algae, were sequenced for the mitochondrial COI DNA barcode, partial nuclear LSU rRNA gene, and plastid UPA rRNA marker, indicating that some phylogenetic utility can be gained from barcode-like sequences that are obtained for biodiversity surveys.
A metabarcoding framework for facilitated survey of endolithic phototrophs with tufA
The development of a metabarcoding framework for the elongation factor EF-Ttu (tufA) was tested on four Illumina-sequenced marine CaCO3 microfloras for the characterization of their endolithic phototrophs, especially the abundant bioeroding Ostreobium spp.
Stictamides A-C, MMP12 inhibitors containing 4-amino-3-hydroxy-5-phenylpentanoic acid subunits.
Docking studies suggest that stictamide A inhibits MMP12 by a non-zinc-binding mechanism and significantly reduced invasion in the human glioma cell line U87MG.
Seaweeds and Decapod Crustaceans on Gulf Deep Banks after the Macondo Oil Spill
The diversity of seaweeds and decapod crustaceans associated with rhodoliths on deep offshore banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico decreased dramatically after the Macondo blowout. Decapod…
The Critical Importance of Rhodoliths in the Life Cycle Completion of Both Macro- and Microalgae, and as Holobionts for the Establishment and Maintenance of Marine Biodiversity
- S. Fredericq, S. Krayesky-Self, W. Schmidt
- Environmental ScienceFrontiers in Marine Science
- 8 January 2019
Analyses of combined 16S V4 metabarcodes and 16S Sanger sequences of two red algal orders, the Halymeniales and Bonnemaisoniales, increased the established record of diversity in the region.
A Dynamic Approach to the Study of Rhodoliths: A Case Study for the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
Abstract In the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, beds of rhodoliths and unconsolidated rubble at 55–70 m depth are associated with unique offshore deep bank habitats known as salt domes or diapirs. Prior…
The coralline genera Sporolithon and Heydrichia (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) clarified by sequencing type material of their generitypes and other species
- J. Richards, T. Sauvage, W. Schmidt, S. Fredericq, J. Hughey, P. Gabrielson
- BiologyJournal of Phycology
- 1 October 2017
DNA analyses were performed on historical type material and recently collected specimens assigned to the two genera Sporolithon and Heydrichia to re‐evaluate its species, finding no morpho‐anatomical characters that distinguish these three species.