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Keswani, J. and W. B. Whitman. 2001. Relationship of 16S rRNA sequence similarity to DNA hybridization in prokaryotes.  Int. J. System. Evol. Microbiol. 51:667-678. [Abstract]

Covert, J. S. and M. A. Moran. 2001. Molecular characterization of bacterial communities that use high- and low-molecular weight fractions of dissolved organic carbon. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 25:127-139. [Abstract]

Buchan, A., E. L. Neidle, and M. A. Moran. 2001. Diversity of the ring-cleaving dioxygenase gene pcaH in a saltmarsh bacterial community. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 67:5801-5809. [Abstract]

Singleton, D. R., M. A. Furlong, S. L. Rathbun, and W. B. Whitman. 2001. Quantitative comparisons of 16S rRNA gene sequence libraries from environmental samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:4374-4376. [Abstract] (LIBSHUFF download available)

Buchan, A., S. Y. Newell, J. I. L.Moreta, and M. A. Moran. 2002. Analysis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of rRNA genes in fungal communities of a southeastern U.S. salt marsh. Microb. Ecol. 43:329-340. [Abstract]

Sheldon, W. M., Moran, M. A. and J. T. Hollibaugh. 2002. Efforts to link ecological metadata with bacterial gene sequences at the Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory. Proceedings of the 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics. Information Systems Development II 7:402-407. [Abstract]

Hardwick, E. O., W. Ye, M. A. Moran, and R. E. Hodson. 2003. Temporal dynamics of three culturable γ-Proteobacteria taxa in salt marsh sediments. Aquat. Ecol. 37:55-64. [Abstract]

González, J. M., J. S. Covert, W. B. Whitman, J. R. Henriksen, F. Mayer, B. Scharf, R. Schmitt, A. Buchan, J. A. Fuhrman, R. P. Kiene, and M. A. Moran. 2003. Silicibacter pomeroyi sp. nov. and Roseovarius nubinhibens sp. nov., DMSP degrading bacteria from marine environments.  Int. J. System. Evol. Microbiol., 53(5):1261-1269. [Abstract]

Lyons, J. I., S. Y. Newell, A. Buchan, and M. A. Moran. 2003. Diversity of ascomycete laccase gene sequences in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh. Microb. Ecol. 45:270-281. [Abstract]

Moran, M. A., J.. M. González, and R. P. Kiene. 2003. Linking a bacterial taxon to sulfur cycling in the sea: studies fo the marine Roseobacter group. Geomicrobiol. J. 20:375-388. [Abstract]

Buchan, A., S. Y. Newell, M. Butler, E. J. Biers, J. T. Hollibaugh, and M. A. Moran. 2003. Dynamics of bacterial and fungal decomposers in a southeastern U.S. salt marsh.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 6676-6687. [Abstract]

Singleton, D. R., S. L. Rathbun, G. E. Dyszynski, and W. B. Whitman. 2004. LIBSHUFF comparisons of 16S rRNA gene clone libraries. In: G. A. Kowalchuk, F. J. de Bruijn, I. M. Head, A. D. Akkermans, J. D. van Elsas (eds.), Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual, 2nd ed., 2004, XVI, 1780 pp.

Buchan, A., E. L. Neidle, and M. A. Moran. 2004. Diverse organization of genes of the ß-Ketoadipate pathway in members of the marine Roseobacter lineage. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 1658-1668. [Abstract]

Moran, M. A., A. Buchan, J. M. Gonzalez, J. F. Heidelberg, W. B. Whitman, R. P. Kiene, J. R. Henriksen, G. M. King, R. Belas, C. Fuqua, L. Brinkac, M. Lewis, S. Johri, B. Weaver, G. Pai, J. A. Eisen, E. Rahe, W. M. Sheldon, W. Ye, T. R. Miller, J. Carlton, D. A. Rasko, I. T. Paulsen, Q. Ren, S. C. Daugherty, R. T. Deboy, R. J. Dodson, A. S. Durkin, R. Madupu, W. C. Nelson, S. A. Sullivan, M. J. Rosovitz, D. H. Haft, J. Selengut, N. Ward. 2004. Genome sequence of Silicibacter pomeroyi reveals adaptations to the marine environment. Nature. 432(7019):910-3. [Abstract]

Mou, X., M. A. Moran, R. Stepanauskas, J. M. González, and R. E. Hodson. 2005. Culture-independent identification of bacterioplankton involved in DMSP transformations by flow cytometric cell sorting and subsequent molecular analyses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:1405-1416. [Abstract]

Poretsky, R. S., N. Bano, A. Buchan, G. LeCleir, M. Pickering, J. Kleikemper, M. A. Moran, and J. T. Hollibaugh. 2005. Analysis of microbial gene transcripts in environmental samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 4121-4126. [Abstract]

Buchan, A., J. M. González, and M. A. Moran. 2005. An overview of the marine Roseobacter lineage. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 5665-5677. [Abstract]

Lyons, J. I., S. Y. Newell, R. P. Brown, and M. A. Moran. 2005. Screening for bacteria-fungal associations in a south-eastern U.S. salt marsh using pre-established fungal monocultures. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 54:179-187. [Abstract]

Moran, M. A. and W. L. Miller. 2007. Resourceful heterotrophs make the most of light in the coastal ocean. Nature Reviews Microbiology 5:792-800. [Abstract]

Mou, X., R. E. Hodson, M. A. Moran. 2007. Bacterioplankton assemblages transforming dissolved organic compounds in coastal seawater. Environmental Microbiology 9:2025–2037. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01318.x [Abstract]

Mou, X., S. Sun, R. A. Edwards, R. E. Hodson, and M. A. Moran. 2008. Bacterial carbon processing by generalist species in the coastal ocean. Nature 451:708-711. [Abstract]

Poretsky, R. S., N. Bano, A. Buchan, J. T. Hollibaugh and M. A. Moran. 2008. Environmental transcriptomics: A method for exploring community-level gene expression in natural samples. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual. Kowalchuk, G.A., de Bruijn, F.J. Head, I.M. Akkermans, A.D., and van Elsas, J.D., editors. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-2177-0_17

Biers, E. J., K. Wang, C. Pennington, R. Belas, F. Chen, and M. A. Moran. 2008. Occurrence and expression of Gene Transfer Agent (GTA) genes in marine bacterioplankton. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(10):2933-2939. [Abstract]

Dong, Y., M. A. Moran, and S. Guerrero. 2008. Exploring marine bacterial diversity in coastal Georgia salt marshes using DNA technology. The American Biology Teacher 70(5):279-283. [Abstract]

Poretsky, R. S., S. Gifford, J. Rinta-Kanto, M. Vila-Costa, and M. A. Moran. 2009. Analyzing gene expression from marine microbial communities using environmental transcriptomics. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi: 10.3791/1086. [Abstract]

Moran, M. A. 2009. Metatranscriptomics: eavesdropping on complex microbial communities. Microbe. 4:329-335 .[Abstract]

Moran, M. A. 2009. Experimental community ‘omics. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 1:3–26. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2008.00010.x.

Poretsky, R. S., S. Sun, X. Mou, and M. A. Moran. 2010. Transporter genes expressed by coastal bacterioplankton in response to dissolved organic carbon. Environmental Microbiology. 12:616-627.[Abstract]

Newton, R. J., L. Griffin, K. Bowles, C. Meile, S. Gifford, C. E. Givens, E. Howard, E. King, C. A. Oakley, C. R. Reisch, J. M. Rinta-Kanto, S. Sharma, S. Sun, V. Varaljay, M. Vila-Costa, J. R. Westrich, and M. A. Moran. 2010. Genome characteristics of a generalist marine bacterial lineage. ISME Journal. 4:784-798. [Abstract]

Mou, X., S. Sun, P. Rayapati, and M. A. Moran. 2010. Genes for transport and metabolism of spermidine in Ruegeria pomeroyi DSS-3 and other marine bacteria. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 58:311-321 [Abstract].

Gifford, S. M., S. Sharma, J. M. Rinta-Kanto, and M. A. Moran. 2010. Quantitative analysis of a deeply-sequenced marine microbial metatranscriptome. ISME Journal. 5:461-472. [Abstract]

Hollibaugh, J. T., S. Gifford, S. Sharma, N. Bano, and M. A. Moran. 2010. Metatranscriptomic analysis of a ammonia-oxidizing organisms in an estuarine bacterioplankton assemblage. ISME Journal. 5:866–878. [Abstract]

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