Our Recent Publications

  • Bellinger, B.J., Underwood, G.J.C., Ziegler, S.E. and Gretz, M.R. 2008..The significance of diatom-derived polymers in carbon flow dynamics within estuarine biofilms determined through isotopic enrichment. Aquatic Microbial Ecology (in press).
  • Domozych, D.S.,. Lambiasse, L., Kiemle, S.N.. and Gretz, M.R.  2008. Structure and biochemistry of charophycean cell walls. II. Cell wall development and bipolar growth in the desmid Penium margaritaceum. Asymmetry in a symmetric world. Journal of Phycology (in press)
  • Domozych, D.S., Serfis, A., Kiemle, S. and Gretz, M.R. 2007. The structure and biochemistry of charophycean cell walls. I. Pectins of Penium margaritaceum. Protoplasma 230:99-115.
  • Kiemle, S.N., Domozych, D.S. and Gretz, M.R. 2007. The extracellular polymeric substances of desmids (Conjugatophyceae, Streptophyta): Structural analysis and implications in wetland biofilms. Phycologia. 46:617–627.
  • Domozych, D.S., Elliot, L, Kiemle, S.N. and Gretz, M.R. 2007. Pleurotaenium trabecula, a desmid of wetland biofilms: The extracellular matrix and adhesion mechanisms. Journal of Phycology 43:1022-1038.
  • Abdullahi, A.S., Underwood, G.J.C., and Gretz, M.R. 2006. Extracellular matrix assembly in diatoms (Bacillariophyceae). V. Environmental effects on polysaccharide synthesis in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Journal of Phycology 42:363-378.
  • Apoya, M.D., Liang, Y., Underwood, G.J.C. and Gretz, M.R. 2006. Movement modalities and responses to environmental changes of the mudflat diatom Cylindrotheca closterium. Journal of Phycology 42:379-390. PDF
  • Hanlon, A.R.M., Bellinger, B.J., Xiao, G., Haynes, K, Ball, A.S., Osborn, M, Gretz, M.R., and Underwood, G.J.C. 2006. Dynamics of EPS production and loss in an estuarine, diatom-dominated microalgal biofilm over a tidal emersion-immersion period. Limnology & Oceanography 51:79-93.  PDF
  • Bellinger, B.J., Abdullahi, A.S., Gretz, M.R. and Underwood, G.J.C. 2005. Biofilm Polymers: Relationship between carbohydrate biopolymers from estuarine mudflats and unialgal cultures of benthic diatoms. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 38:169-180.
  • Subhash, G., Yao, S., Bellinger, B. & Gretz, M.R. 2005. Investigation of mechanical properties of diatom frustules using nanoindentation. Jounral of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 5:44-50

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