2009-2006 Publications

To request reprints of recent articles please contact Laurie Connell

  • Bratcher, A R, L B Connell and R L Smith (2009). Development of adirect detection method for Alexandrium spp. using surface plasmon resonance and peptide nucleic acid probes. The Eighth IEEE Conference on Sensors, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ


  • Connell, L B (2009). "Selective pressure of paralytic shellfish toxins on populations of softshell clam, Mya arenaria." MDIBL Bulletin 48: 121-122.


  • Connell, L B and S A Hamilton (2008). "Determination of a naturally occurring sodium channel gene mutation in eastern Maine  populations of softshell clam, Mya arenaria." The Bulletin Mount Desert Island Marine Biological Laboratory 47:136-137.


  • Scott Hamilton and Laurie Connell (2009) Improved methodology for tracking and genetically identifying the softshell clam, Mya arenaria. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 28: 4, 747-750. 


  • Connell, LB, Barrett A, Templeton A and Staudigel H. (2009) Fungal diversity associated with an active deep sea volcano: Vailulu'u Seamount, Samoa', Geomicrobiology Journal, 26: 8, 597-605 [VIEW PDF]


  • Connell LB, Barrett A, and Iszard M. (2008) The cytochrome B (cob) and ribosomal large subunit (LSU) genes as probe targets for the potato wart fungus, Synchytrium endobioticum. In Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2008. Fredericton, NB, Canada: Northeast Potato Technology Forum 74-77. 


  • Duy J, Connell LB, and Smith RL. (2008) Development of a direct detection method for potato wart fungus, Synchytrium endobioticum. In Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2008. Fredericton, NB, Canada: Northeast Potato Technology Forum.73.


  • Connell LB, Barrett A, Redman R, and Rodriguez R. (2008) The utility of 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridin (BrdU) for identification of active micro-fungi from Antarctic soil. Polar and Alpine Microbiology Conference 2008. Banff, BC, Canada. [ABSTRACT]


  • Connell LB, Redman R, Craig SD, Scorzetti G, Iszard M, and Rodriguez R, (2008) Diversity of soil yeasts isolated from South Victoria Land, Antarctica. Microbial Ecology.56:448-459 [VIEW PDF]


  • Staudigel H, Furnes H, McLoughlin N, Banerjee NR, Connell LB, and Templeton A. (2008) 3.5 billion years of glass bioalteration: volcanic rocks as a basis for microbial life? Earth Science Reviews 89:156-176 [VIEW PDF]


  • Staudigel H, Furnes H, McLoughlin N, Banerjee NR, Connell LB, and Templeton A. (2008) Glass Bioalteration: Inferring microbial function from trace fossil morphology. In International Geological Congress 33 Geomicrobiology: Low-temperature alteration, mineralization, and microbial interactions. Oslo Norway. 


  • Staudigel H, Furnes H, McLoughlin N, Banerjee NR, Connell LB, and Templeton A. (2008) Microbial Glass Bioalteration: Inferring mechanisms of biocorrosion from trace fossil morphology. In Goldschmidt 2007 - "Atoms to Planets" Cologne, Germany.


  • Duy J and Connell LB. (2007) Development of fast and accurate detection of Alexandrium species using peptide nucleic acid probes and surface plasmon resonance. In Fourth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. Woods Hole, MA, USA. 103.


  • Connell LB, Hamilton SA, and Bratcher A. (2007) Population structure of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) resistant softshell clam, Mya arenaria, in Eastern Maine, USA In Fourth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. Woods Hole, MA, USA. 98.


  • Hamilton SA and Connell LB. (2007) New techniques for non-lethal DNA extraction from, and passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging of, the softshell clam Mya arenaria. In Fourth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. Woods Hole, MA, USA. 119.


  • Wark M, Ellis L, Fick J, Neivandt D, Connell LB, and Vetelino JF. (2007) A Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Sensor for the Detection of Saxitoxin in Water. In IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. New York, New York 


  • Adams B, Bardgett R, Aislabie J, Ayres E, Bamforth S, Bargagli R, Cary C, Cavacini P, Connell LB, Convey P, Fell JW, Frati F, Hogg I, Newsham K, O'Donnell T, Russell N, Seppeldt R, Stevens M, Wall D (2006) Diversity and Distribution of Victoria Land Biota. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 3003-3018 


  • Connell LB, MacQuarrie SP, Twarog BM, Iszard M, Bricelj VM (2006) Population differences in nerve resistance to paralytic shellfish toxins in softshell clam, Mya arenaria, associated with sodium channel mutations. Marine Biology 150:1227-1236 


  • Connell LB, Ray J, Litaker WW, Tester P (2006) Enhanced detection levels in a semi-automated sandwich hybridization assay using a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) signal probe. African Journal of Marine Biology 28: 237-239 


  • Connell LB, Redman R, Craig SD, Rodriguez R (2006) Distribution and abundance of fungi in the soils of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 3083–3094 [VIEW PDF]


  • Fell JW, Scorzetti G, Connell LB, Craig SD (2006) Biodiversity of micro-eukaryotes in Antarctic Dry Valley soil with <5% soil moisture. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 3107–3119 
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