Welcome to the MAME Lab @ Florida A&M University

We study the role of bacteria in ocean and human health.

Bacterial interactions with organic matter and their role in nutrient cycling.

Depth distributions of alkaline phosphatase and phosphonate utilization genes in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.  Luo H, Zhang H, Long RA, Benner R. 2011.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62: 61-69.  

Controls of 234Th removal from the oligotrophic ocean by polyuronic acids and modification by microbial activity.  Xu C, Santschi PH, Hung C-C, Zhang S, Schwehr KA, Roberts KA, Guo L, Gong G-C, Quigg A,Long RA, Pinckney J, Duan S, Amon R , Wei  C-L.  2011.  Marine Chemistry 123: 111-126.

 Production and enzymatic hydrolysis of carbohydrates in intertidal sediment.  Thornton DCO, Kopac SM, Long RA. 2010.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 60: 109-125.

 Subcellular localization of marine bacterial alkaline phosphatases. Luo H, Benner R, Long RA, Hu J. 2009.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 21219-21223.
Chemical mediated interactions, gene expression, behavior and impact on microbial diversity.

Phylogenetic structure of bacterial assemblages co-occurring with Ostreopsis cf. ovata bloom. Vanucci S, Guidi F, Pistocchi R, Long RA. 2016. Harmful Algae. DOI:10.1016/j.hal.2016.04.003

Antagonistic interactions between heterotrophic bacteria as potential regulators of community structure of hypersaline microbial mats.  Long RA, Eveillard D, Franco SLM, Pinckney JL. 2013.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83:74-81.

Sublethal effects of the antibiotic tylosin on estuarine benthic microalgal communities.  Pinckney JP,Hagenbuch IM, Long RA, Lovell CR. 2013. Marine Pollution Bulletin DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.01.006.

Vibrio cholerae exploits sub-lethal concentrations of a competitor-produced antibiotic to avoid toxic interactions.  Graff JR, Forschner-Dancause SR, Menden-Deuer S, Long RA, Rowley DC. 2013.  Frontiers in Microbiology 4: 8 DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00008. 

Bacterial stress response in the environment and in the human system.

Acid stress response in environmental and clinical strains of enteric bacteria.  Swenson GJ, Stochastic J, Bolander FF, Long RA. 2012.  Frontiers in Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s11515-012-1191-5.

Structural and functional responses of microbial mats to reductions in nutrient and salinity stressors in a Bahamian hypersaline lagoon. Pinckney JL, Long RA, Paerl HW. 2011.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62: 289-298.
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