Alan W Decho

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Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quorum sensing in natural environments: emerging views from microbial mats
    Alan W Decho
    The Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Trends Microbiol 18:73-80. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Isolation and biochemical characterization of extracellular polymeric secretions (EPS) from modern soft marine stromatolites (Bahamas) and its inhibitory effect on CaCO3 precipitation
    Tomohiro Kawaguchi
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Prep Biochem Biotechnol 32:51-63. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Development of an indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) secreted by the marine stromatolite-forming cyanobacteria, Schizothrix sp
    Tomohiro Kawaguchi
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Immunoassay Immunochem 24:29-39. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability of the organophosphorous insecticide chlorpyrifos to the suspension-feeding bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria, following exposure to dissolved and particulate matter
    Adriana C Bejarano
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:2100-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Using geographical information techniques to quantify the spatial structure of endolithic boring processes within sediment grains of marine stromatolites
    Alexandru I Petrisor
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Microbiol Methods 56:173-80. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of various dissolved organic matter forms on chlorpyrifos bioavailability to the estuarine bivalve Mercenaria mercenaria
    Adriana C Bejarano
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Mar Environ Res 60:111-30. 2005
  7. pmc Rapid screening of quorum-sensing signal N-acyl homoserine lactones by an in vitro cell-free assay
    Tomohiro Kawaguchi
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:3667-71. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Transfer of gold nanoparticles from the water column to the estuarine food web
    John L Ferry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Nat Nanotechnol 4:441-4. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Application of photostable quantum dots for indirect immunofluorescent detection of specific bacterial serotypes on small marine animals
    Alan W Decho
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Nanotechnology 19:235102. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Surface-functionalization effects on uptake of fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticles by model biofilms
    Brian A Nevius
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ecotoxicology 21:2205-13. 2012

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Quorum sensing in natural environments: emerging views from microbial mats
    Alan W Decho
    The Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Trends Microbiol 18:73-80. 2010
    ..As a model system to discuss these points we use microbial mats - highly-structured biofilm communities living under sharply-defined, fluctuating geochemical gradients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Isolation and biochemical characterization of extracellular polymeric secretions (EPS) from modern soft marine stromatolites (Bahamas) and its inhibitory effect on CaCO3 precipitation
    Tomohiro Kawaguchi
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Prep Biochem Biotechnol 32:51-63. 2002
    ..indicated that both uronic acids and protein fractions may be involved in the inhibition of CaCO3 precipitation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Development of an indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) secreted by the marine stromatolite-forming cyanobacteria, Schizothrix sp
    Tomohiro Kawaguchi
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    J Immunoassay Immunochem 24:29-39. 2003
    ..30 to 12.8%, respectively, for standards between 2 and 1000 ng/mL. Also, the seawater matrix effect was negligible. Our results indicated that this assay is a useful tool for quantification of Schizothrix sp. EPS in a range of ng/mL...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability of the organophosphorous insecticide chlorpyrifos to the suspension-feeding bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria, following exposure to dissolved and particulate matter
    Adriana C Bejarano
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:2100-5. 2003
    ..The high selectivity and digestibility of algae particles by M. mercenaria, a potentially ingested food source, may play an important role in the bioavailability of chlorpyrifos in this animal...
  5. ncbi request reprint Using geographical information techniques to quantify the spatial structure of endolithic boring processes within sediment grains of marine stromatolites
    Alexandru I Petrisor
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Microbiol Methods 56:173-80. 2004
    ..This allowed quantification of the areas of ooid grains that were microbored. Based on our results, we suggest that our method could be widely applicable to sedimentary environments, and other areas of fundamental research...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of various dissolved organic matter forms on chlorpyrifos bioavailability to the estuarine bivalve Mercenaria mercenaria
    Adriana C Bejarano
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Mar Environ Res 60:111-30. 2005
    ..Interestingly, at the tested organic carbon concentrations CD-alpha and CD-beta did not reduce (14)C-CHPY bioconcentration in M. mercenaria...
  7. pmc Rapid screening of quorum-sensing signal N-acyl homoserine lactones by an in vitro cell-free assay
    Tomohiro Kawaguchi
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:3667-71. 2008
    ..Finally, the present protocol may be adapted for use with other biosensor strains and be used in high-throughput AHL screening of bacteria or metagenomic libraries...
  8. doi request reprint Transfer of gold nanoparticles from the water column to the estuarine food web
    John L Ferry
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Nat Nanotechnol 4:441-4. 2009
    ..4%. Clams and biofilms accumulated the most nanoparticles on a per mass basis, suggesting that gold nanorods can readily pass from the water column to the marine food web...
  9. ncbi request reprint Application of photostable quantum dots for indirect immunofluorescent detection of specific bacterial serotypes on small marine animals
    Alan W Decho
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Nanotechnology 19:235102. 2008
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  10. doi request reprint Surface-functionalization effects on uptake of fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticles by model biofilms
    Brian A Nevius
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ecotoxicology 21:2205-13. 2012
    ..The results of this study support an emerging precedent that biofilms may be an effective player in the binding and sequestration of nanoparticles in aqueous systems...
  11. doi request reprint Autoinducers extracted from microbial mats reveal a surprising diversity of N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs) and abundance changes that may relate to diel pH
    Alan W Decho
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, SC, USA
    Environ Microbiol 11:409-20. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Reaction of N-acylhomoserine lactones with hydroxyl radicals: rates, products, and effects on signaling activity
    Rebecca L Frey
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:7465-9. 2010
    ..This result suggested that the application of HO• based technologies such as advanced oxidation processes for biofilm control may result in unintended quorum sensing responses by microbial communities...
  13. doi request reprint Extraction of high molecular weight DNA from microbial mats
    Benjamin S Bey
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Biotechniques 49:631-40. 2010
    ..Our results show the importance of validating the DNA extraction methods used in metagenomic studies to ensure optimal recovery of microbial richness...
  14. doi request reprint Development of a microplate-based fluorescence immunoassay using quantum dot streptavidin conjugates for enumeration of putative marine bacteria, Alteromonas sp., associated with a benthic harpacticoid copepod
    Erin M Beckman
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Microbiol Methods 75:441-4. 2008
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  15. doi request reprint Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for in situ measurements of signaling molecules (autoinducers) relevant to bacteria quorum sensing
    William F Pearman
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
    Appl Spectrosc 61:1295-300. 2007
    ..This new capability offers the possibility to "listen in" on chemical communications between bacteria in their natural environment as that environment is stressed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction and computation of microscale biovolumes using geographical information systems: potential difficulties
    Alexandru I Petrisor
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, N J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Res Microbiol 155:447-54. 2004
    ..Also, the image classification process encountered several limitations. It is suggested that the unique constraints of the microscopic world may generate additional problems, especially related to image classification...