Research Publications

  • Frydenborg, B. R., C. J. Krediet, M. Teplitski, K. B. Ritchie (2014) Temperature-Dependent Inhibition of Opportunisic Vibrio Pathogens by Native Coral Commensal Bacteria. Environmental Microbiology. DOI:10.1007/s00248-013-0334-9DOI:10.1007/s00248-013-0334-9
     
  • Krediet, C. J., J. L. Meyer, N. Gimbrone, R. Yanong, I. Berzins, A. Algely, H. Castro, K. B. Ritchie, VJ Paul, M Teplitski (2014) Interactions between the tropical sea anemone Aiptasia pallida and Serratia marscescens, and opportunistic pathogen of corals. Environmental Microbiology Reports DOI 10.1111/1758-2229.12151
     
  • Krediet, C., K. B. Ritchie, V. J. Paul, M. Teplitski (2013) Coral-associated micro-organisms and their roles in promoting coral health and thwarting diseases. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.2328
     
  • Goodbody Gringley, G., D. Wetzel, D. Gillon, E. Pulster, A. Miller and K. B. Ritchie (2013) Toxicity of Deepwater Horizon source oil and the chemical dispersant, Corexit® 9500, to coral larvae. PLoS ONE 8(1): e45574. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045574
     
  • Ritchie, K. B. (2013) Microbial Communities in Coral Health and Disease. In: Choffnes, Olsen and Wizemann (Eds). Forum on Microbial Threats Board on Global Health. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences. The National Academies Press (Washington DC), p54-58
     
  • Krediet, C., K. B. Ritchie, M. Teplitski (2012) Characterization of the gacA-dependent behaviors in an opportunistic coral pathogen Serratia marcescens PDL100. FEMS Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12064 
     
  • Krediet, C., K. B. Ritchie, A. Alagely, M. Teplitski (2012) Members of native coral microbiota inhibit glycosidases and thwart colonization of coral mucus by an opportunistic pathogen. The ISME Journal, 1-11. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2012.164 
     
  • Sharp, K. and K. B. Ritchie (2012) Multi-partner interactions in corals in the face of climate change. Biological Bulletin 223: 66-77.
     
  • McDaniel, L. D., E. C. Young, KB Ritchie, JH Paul (2012) Environmental Factors Influencing Gene Transfer Agent (GTA) Mediated Transduction in the Subtropical Ocean. PLoS ONE. 7(8): e43506.
     
  • Ritchie, K. B. (2012) Microbial communities are important to corals. In: Kruczynski, W. L. and Fletcher, P. J. (Eds), Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD, p. 222.
     
  • Ritchie, K. B. (2011) Bacterial Symbionts of Corals and Symbiodinium. In: Beneficial Microorganisms in Multicellular Life Forms, Springer-Verlag (Berlin) E. Rosenberg and U. Gophna (Eds) Chapter 9, pp 139-150
     
  • Alagely, A., C. J. Krediet, K. B. Ritchie and M. Teplitski (2011) Signaling-mediated cross-talk modulates swarming and biofilm formation in a coral pathogen Serratia marcescens. The ISME Journal ISME J 5: 1609-1620; advance online publication, April 21, 2011; doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.45
     
  • Ritchie, K. B. and G. W. Smith (2011) Susceptibility of Echinoderms to Infection by Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis subsp. Tetraodonis. Pages 70-74, in Cipriano, RC, Bruckner, A, and Shchelkunov, IS, Eds. Aquatic Animal Health: A Continuing Dialogue Between Russia And The United States. Proceedings of the Third Bilateral Conference Between the United States and Russia: Aquatic Animal Health 2009.
     
  • Daniels, C. A., Zeifman A., Heym K., Ritchie K. B., Watson, C. A., Berzins I., and Breitbart M. (2011) Spatial Heterogeneity of Bacterial Communities in the Mucus of Montastraea annularis. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 426: 29-40
     
  • McDaniel, L. E., Young E., Delaney J, Ruhnau F., Ritchie KB, Paul JH (2010) High Frequency of Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Oceans. Science 330, 50
     
  • Sharp, KH, KB Ritchie, P Schupp, R Ritson-Williams, and VJ Paul (2010) Bacterial Acquisition by Gametes and Juveniles from Several Broadcast Spawning Coral Species. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10898. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010898
     
  • Mao-Jones J, Ritchie KB, Jones LE, Ellner SP (2010) How microbial community composition regulates coral disease development. PLoS Biol 2010 8(3):e1000345 Manuscript received Faculty of 1000 rating.
     
  • Eakin CM, Morgan JA, Heron SF, Smith TB, Liu G, et al. of 67 authors (2010) Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013969
     
  • Krediet, C, M Teplitski, KB Ritchie. (2009) Catabolite control of enzyme induction and biofilm formation in a coral pathogen Serratia marcescens PDL100. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 87:57-66.
     
  • Krediet, CJ, KB Ritchie, M Cohen, E Lipp, K Sutherland, and M Teplitski (2009) Utilization of mucus from the coral Acropora palmata by environmental and pathogenic isolates of Serratia marcescens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(12): 3851-3858.
     
  • Teplitski, M and KB Ritchie (2009) How Feasible is the Biological Control of Coral Disease? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 24(7): 378-385
     
  • Weil, E, KB Ritchie, A Croquer, JR Cunning, and GW Smith (2009) Inoculation of Vibrio spp. onto Montastraea faveolata fragments to determine potential pathogenicity. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. 7:202-205
     
  • Cunning, JR, JE Thurmond, GW Smith, E Weil, and KB Ritchie (2009) A survey of vibrios associated with healthy and Yellow Band Diseased Montastraea faveolata. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. 7:206-210
     
  • Ritchie, KB and BD Keller, eds. (2008). A Scientific Forum on the Gulf of Mexico: The Islands in the Stream Concept. Proceedings, 23 January 2008, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series NMSP-08-04. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Sanctuary Program, Silver Spring, MD. 105 pp
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  • Ritchie, KB (2006) Regulation of marine microbes by coral mucus and mucus-associated bacteria. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Feature Article. 322: 1-14
     
  • JK Culter, KB Ritchie, SA Earle, DE Guggenheim, RB Halley, KT Ciembronowicz, AC Hine, BD Jarret, WC Jaap (2006) Pulley Reef: a deep photosynthetic coral reef on the West Florida Shelf, USA Coral Reefs 25(2): 228
     
  • Ritchie, KB and GW Smith. (2004) Microbial Communities of Coral Surface Mucopolysaccharide Layers. In: Coral Health and Disease, Springer-Verlag (Berlin) E. Rosenberg and Y. Loya (Eds.) Chapter 13, pp 259-263
     
  • KP Sutherland and KB Ritchie (2004) White pox disease of the Caribbean Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata. In: Coral Health and Disease, Springer-Verlag (Berlin) E. Rosenberg and Y. Loya (Eds.) Chapter 16, pp pp. 289-297

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