Mary E Rumpho

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Molecular characterization of the Calvin cycle enzyme phosphoribulokinase in the stramenopile alga Vaucheria litorea and the plastid hosting mollusc Elysia chlorotica
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 5735 Hitchner Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Mol Plant 2:1384-96. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Mollusc/algal chloroplast symbiosis: how can isolated chloroplasts continue to function for months in the cytosol of a sea slug in the absence of an algal nucleus?
    M E Rumpho
    Dept of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono 04469 5735, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 104:303-12. 2001
  3. pmc Horizontal gene transfer of the algal nuclear gene psbO to the photosynthetic sea slug Elysia chlorotica
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17867-71. 2008
  4. pmc The making of a photosynthetic animal
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, 5735 Hitchner Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:303-11. 2011

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. pmc Molecular characterization of the Calvin cycle enzyme phosphoribulokinase in the stramenopile alga Vaucheria litorea and the plastid hosting mollusc Elysia chlorotica
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 5735 Hitchner Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Mol Plant 2:1384-96. 2009
    ..These data suggest that PRK is differentially regulated in V. litorea and E. chlorotica and at least a portion of the V. litorea nuclear PRK gene is present in sea slugs that have been starved for several months...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mollusc/algal chloroplast symbiosis: how can isolated chloroplasts continue to function for months in the cytosol of a sea slug in the absence of an algal nucleus?
    M E Rumpho
    Dept of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono 04469 5735, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 104:303-12. 2001
    ..chlorotica is aided by the robustness of the plastids and the long-term functional activity of the kleptoplasts appears to be supported by both plastid and protein stability and contributions from the sea slug...
  3. pmc Horizontal gene transfer of the algal nuclear gene psbO to the photosynthetic sea slug Elysia chlorotica
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17867-71. 2008
    ..chlorotica. We demonstrate that foreign organelle retention generates metabolic novelty ("green animals") and is explained by anastomosis of distinct branches of the tree of life driven by predation and horizontal gene transfer...
  4. pmc The making of a photosynthetic animal
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, 5735 Hitchner Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:303-11. 2011
    ..This fascinating 'green animal' provides a unique model to study the evolution of photosynthesis in a multicellular heterotrophic organism...