Publications

Boissonneault K.R,  B.M. Henningsen, S.S.  Bates, D.L. Robertson, S. Milton, J.Pelletier, D.A.  Hogan, D.E.  Housman. 2013.  Gene expression studies for the analysis of domoic acid production in the marine diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries. BMC  Mol. Biology 14:25 [PDF]

Ghoshroy, S. and D.L. Robertson. 2012. Molecular evolution of glutamine synthetase II and III in the chromalveolates. J. Phycol. 48(3):768-783 [PDF]

Ghoshroy, S.,  M. Binder, A. Tartar, and D.L. Robertson. 2010. Molecular evolution of glutamine synthetase II: Phylogenetic evidence of a non-endosymbiotic gene transfer event early in plant evolution BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10:198. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-198.

Brown, K.L., K.I. Twing*, and D.L. Robertson. 2009. Unraveling the regulation of nitrogen assimilation in the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana (BACILLARIOPHYCEAE): Diurnal variation in transcript levels for five genes involved in nitrogen assimilation. J. Phycol.45:413-426 [PDF]

Kaplan, L., Kendell, D., Robertson, D.L., Livdahl, T. and C. Khatchikian. 2010. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Bermuda: extinction, invasion, invasion and extinction.  Biological Invasions. 12:3277-3288.

Slot, J.C., K.N. Hallstrom, P.B. Matheny, K. Hosaka, G. Mueller, D.L. Robertson, and D.S. Hibbett. 2009. Structural and functional diversity of high affinity nitrate transporters in three clades of mushroom forming fungi from different ecologies.  Fungal Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.funeco.2009.10.001

Banerjee, G., D.L. Robertson, T. Leonard. 2008. Hydrophobins Sc3 and Sc4 gene expression in mounds, fruiting bodies and vegetative hyphae of Schizophyllum commune. Fungal Genet. Biol., 45: 171-178 (doi:10:1016/j.fgb.2007.10.018)

Robertson, D.L. and A. Tartar. 2006. Evolution of glutamine synthetase in heterokonts: evidence for endosymbiotic gene transfer and the early evolution of photosynthesis. Mol. Biol. Evol. 23(5):1048-1055 [PDF]

Takabayashi, M., F.P. Wilkerson and D.L. Robertson. 2005. Response of glutamine synthetase gene transcription and enzyme activity to external nitrogen sources in the diatom, Skeletonema costatum (Bacillariophyceae). J. Phycol. 41:84-94 [PDF]

Robertson, D.L., G.J. Smith, and R.S. Alberte. 2001. Glutamine synthetase in marine algae: New surprises from an old enzyme. J. Phycol. 37(5): 793-795 [PDF]

Okamoto, O.K., D.L. Robertson, T.Fagan, J.W. Hastings and P. Colepicolo. 2001. Different regulatory mechanisms modulate the expression of a dinoflagellate iron-superoxide dismutase. J. Biol. Chem.. 276: 19989-19993.

Li, L., L. Liu, R. Hong*, D.L. Robertson, and J.W. Hastings. 2001. N-terminal histidines are responsible for the decrease in luciferase activity at pH 8. Biochemistry. 40(6):1844-1849.

Robertson, D.L., G.J. Smith, and R.S. Alberte. 1999. Characterization of a cDNA encoding glutamine synthetase from the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum. J. Phycol. 35:786-797.

Robertson, D.L., and R.S. Alberte. 1996. Purification and biochemical characterization of glutamine synthetase from Skeletonema costatum. Plant Physiol. 111:1169-1175.

Coyer, J.A., D.L. Robertson, R.S. Alberte. 1995. Genetic variability and parentage in Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae) using multi-locus DNA fingerprinting. J. Phycol. 31:819-823.

Coyer, J.A., D.L. Robertson, and R.S. Alberte. 1994. Genetic variability within a population and between diploid/haploid tissue of Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae). J. Phycol. 30:545-552.

Urbach, E., D.L. Robertson, and S.W. Chisholm. 1992. Multiple origins of prochlorophytes revealed by 16s rRNA phylogeny. Nature. 335:267-270.

Swift, H. and D.L. Robertson. 1991. Structural aspects of a Prochloron-tunicate symbiosis. Symbiosis. 10:95-113.

Bray, R.N., A.C. Miller, S.C. Johnson, P.R. Krausse, D.L. Robertson, A.M. Westcott. 1988. Ammonium excretion by macroinvertebrates and fishes on a subtidal rocky reef in southern California. Mar. Biol. 100:21-30.

Zimmerman, R.C. and D.L. Robertson. 1986. Effects of El Nino on local hydrography and growth of the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, at Santa Catalina Island, California. Limnol. Oceanogr. 30(6):1298-1302.

*Undergraduate author

 

RECENT GRANTS

Robertson, D.L. 2011-2014. Regulation of nitrogen assimilation in marine diatoms: Investigation of the importance of post-transcriptional processes. National Science Foundation (Funded: $385,381, 36 mos)

Robertson, D.L. 2005-2007. REU Supplements for CAREER: Nitrogen Assimilation in Marine Algae: Evolution, Physiology, and Educational Opportunities. National Science Foundation. (Total Funded: $23,340)

Foster, S.A., Livdahl, T., Robertson, D.L., and Hibbett, D.S. (co-directors). January 2006. Complementary Curricular Networks: Tools to Enhance Undergraduate Biology Education. (Funded: $300,000)

Livdahl, T. (PI) and Robertson, D.L. (Co-PI). June 2005. Ecology of large and small scale mosquito invasions. NIH, Academic Research Enhancement Award (Funded: $216, 900, 36 mos)

Robertson, D.L. March 2003. CAREER: Nitrogen Assimilation in Marine Algae: Evolution, Physiology, and Educational Opportunities. National Science Foundation. (Funded: $541,433, 60 mos).

Robertson, D.L. July 1997. Translational regulation of a circadian expressed protein. Individual National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health. (Funded: $87,168, 36 mos.)