Moran, Mary Ann
Associate Professor - Marine
Ph.D. 1987, University of
Microbial ecology and
biogeochemistry in coastal marine environments; molecular approaches to
bacterial community structure; bacterial degradation of lignin and
humic substances in aquatic environments; the fate of
terrestrially-derived organic matter in marine environments; and
identification and characterization of lignin-degrading bacteria.
Moran, M.A. and R.E. Hodson. 1994. Dissolved humic
substances of vascular plant origin in a coastal marine
environment. Limnology and Oceanography 39:762-771.
Hodson, R.E., W.A. Dustman, R.P. Garg and M.A. Moran. 1995.
Prokaryotic in situ PCR: visualization of microscale
distribution of specific genes and gene products in prokaryotic
communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology,
Bushaw, K.L., R.G. Zepp, M.A. Tarr, D. Schulz-Jander, R.A.
Bourbonniere, R.E. Hodson, W.L. Miller, D.A. Bronk and M.A.
Moran. 1996. Photochemical release of biologically available
nitrogen from aquatic dissolved organic matter. Nature,
Moran, M.A. and R.G. Zepp. 1997. Role of photoreactions in the
formation of biologically labile compounds from dissolved organic
matter. Limnology and Oceanography, 42:1307-1316.
González, J.M., F. Mayer, M.A. Moran, R.E. Hodson and
W.B. Whitman. 1997. Sagittula stellata (gen. nov.,
sp. nov.), a lignin-transforming bacterium from a coastal
environment. International Journal of Systematic
Miller, W.L. and M.A. Moran. 1997. Interaction of photochemical
and microbial processes in the degradation of refractory
dissolved organic matter from a coastal marine environment.
Limnology and Oceanography, 42:1317-1324.
González, J.M. and M.A. Moran. 1997. Numerical
dominance of a group of marine bacteria in the a-subclass of
Proteobacteria in coastal seawater. Applied and Environmental
Chen, F., J.M. González, W.A. Dustman, M.A. Moran
and R.E. Hodson. 1997. In situ reverse transcriptase:
an approach to characterize genetic diversity and activity of
prokaryotes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology,
Moran, M.A., W.M. Sheldon, and J.E. Sheldon. 1999. Biodegradation
of riverine dissolved organic carbon in five estuaries of the
Southeastern United States. Estuaries, In Press.