Christina A Kellogg
Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey
- Aerobiology and the global transport of desert dustChristina A Kellogg
US Geological Survey, 600 4th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Trends Ecol Evol 21:638-44. 2006..Such dispersal is of interest because of the possible health effects of allergens and pathogens that might be carried with the dust...
- Culture-independent characterization of bacterial communities associated with the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in the northeastern Gulf of MexicoChristina A Kellogg
U S Geological Survey, 600 4th Street South, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:2294-303. 2009..The presence of these groups in both Gulf and Norwegian Lophelia corals indicates that in spite of the geographic heterogeneity observed in Lophelia-associated bacterial communities, there are Lophelia-specific microbes...
- PhyloChip™ microarray comparison of sampling methods used for coral microbial ecologyChristina A Kellogg
U S Geological Survey, 600 4th Street S, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
J Microbiol Methods 88:103-9. 2012..While swabs are useful for noninvasive studies of the coral surface mucus layer, these results show that they are not optimal for studies of coral disease...
- Characterization of culturable bacteria isolated from the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusaJulia P Galkiewicz
College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL, USA
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 77:333-46. 2011..These results support the conclusion that phylogenetic placement cannot predict strain-level differences and further highlight the need for culture-based experiments to supplement culture-independent studies...
- Comparison of DNA preservation methods for environmental bacterial community samplesMichael A Gray
U S Geological Survey, St Petersburg, FL, USA
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 83:468-77. 2013..No single liquid method clearly outperformed the others, leaving method choice to be based on experimental design, field facilities, shipping constraints, and allowable cost...
- Cross-kingdom amplification using bacteria-specific primers: complications for studies of coral microbial ecologyJulia P Galkiewicz
University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, 140 7th Ave S, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:7828-31. 2008..Commonly used Bacteria-specific primers 8F and 27F paired with the universal primer 1492R amplify both eukaryotic and prokaryotic rRNA genes. An alternative primer set, 63F/1542R, is suggested to resolve this problem...
- Microbial consortia of gorgonian corals from the Aleutian islandsMichael A Gray
US Geological Survey, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 76:109-20. 2011..Here we report the first microbiological characterization of P. arborea, P. superba, and C. koolsae...