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Phytochemical Analysis And Biological Activities Of Cola Nitida Bark, Durand Dah-Nouvlessounon, Laboratoire Baebib, Ufr-Svt, University Of Ouagadougou, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Lamine Baba-Moussa Jan 2031

Phytochemical Analysis And Biological Activities Of Cola Nitida Bark, Durand Dah-Nouvlessounon, Laboratoire Baebib, Ufr-Svt, University Of Ouagadougou, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Lamine Baba-Moussa

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The aim of this study is to investigate some biological effects of Cola nitida’s bark after phytochemical screening. The bark was collected, dried, and then powdered for the phytochemical screening and extractions. Ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of C. nitida were used in this study. The antibacterial activity was tested on ten reference strains and 28 meat isolated Staphylococcus strains by disc diffusionmethod. The antifungal activity of three fungal strains was determined on the Potato-Dextrose Agar medium mixed with the appropriate extract. The antioxidant activity was determined by DPPH and ABTS methods. Our data revealed the presence of various ...


Investigating Genetic Differences Between Strains Of Janthinobacterium Lividum On Salamanders And In Their Environment, Rhiannon E. Black Aug 2016

Investigating Genetic Differences Between Strains Of Janthinobacterium Lividum On Salamanders And In Their Environment, Rhiannon E. Black

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Improving The Odds: Assessing Bait Availability Before Rodent Eradications To Aid In Selecting Bait Application Rates, Madeleine Pott, Alexander S. Wegmann, Richard Griffiths, Araceli Samaniego-Herrera, Richard J. Cuthbert, M. De L. Brooke, William C. Pitt, Are R. Berentsen, Nick D. Holmes, Gregg R. Howald, Karina Ramos-Rendon, James C. Russell Nov 2015

Improving The Odds: Assessing Bait Availability Before Rodent Eradications To Aid In Selecting Bait Application Rates, Madeleine Pott, Alexander S. Wegmann, Richard Griffiths, Araceli Samaniego-Herrera, Richard J. Cuthbert, M. De L. Brooke, William C. Pitt, Are R. Berentsen, Nick D. Holmes, Gregg R. Howald, Karina Ramos-Rendon, James C. Russell

USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications

Rodent eradications undertaken on tropical islands are more likely to fail than eradications undertaken at higher latitudes. We report on 12 independent rodent eradication projects undertaken on tropical islands that utilized the results of an in situ bait availability study prior to eradication to inform, a priori, the bait application rate selected for the eradication. These projects also monitored bait availability during the eradication. The results from our analysis verified the utility of bait availability studies to future rodent eradication campaigns and confirmed the influence of two environmental factors that can affect bait availability over time: precipitation prior to the ...


The Use Of Argumentation In Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand Aug 2015

The Use Of Argumentation In Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), further emphasis in science education is being placed on preparing students to become more informed voters regarding social, ethical, economic and political topics that affect contemporary society. Parallel to this shift is a stronger emphasis on integrating evolutionary theory as a unifying concept in the biological sciences. Given that evolution is one of the aforementioned topics commonly discussed and debated about in social and political arenas, ensuring that instruction provides students from all backgrounds a comprehensive understanding of its principals is becoming increasingly important in contemporary science education. Chapter II ...


Monitoring Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Toxins Via Miniaturized Electrochemical Assemblies, Thaddaeus Webster Aug 2015

Monitoring Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Toxins Via Miniaturized Electrochemical Assemblies, Thaddaeus Webster

Chemical Engineering Dissertations

The production of pyocyanin from the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa was probed using a variety of miniaturized electrochemical systems. Goal 1 used disposable screen printed carbon electrodes to measure pyocyanin in medically relevant samples showing for the first time that pyocyanin can be detected at medically relevant concentrations (1-100 µM) without sample processing. Goal 2 coupled these same electrodes with Polydimethylsiloxane growth chambers to expose P. aeruginosa biofilms to varying concentrations of colistin sulphate. A reduction in electrochemical signal from pyocyanin, of approximately 80% when exposed to 100 mg/L colistin sulphate, highlights this molecules relation to biofilm health. Goal ...


Cellular Localization And Metabolomic Analysis Of The Arabidopsis Thaliana Major Intrinsic Protein Nip2;1: A Root-Specific Lactic Acid Transporter Induced In Response To Hypoxic Stress, Taylor K. Fuller Aug 2015

Cellular Localization And Metabolomic Analysis Of The Arabidopsis Thaliana Major Intrinsic Protein Nip2;1: A Root-Specific Lactic Acid Transporter Induced In Response To Hypoxic Stress, Taylor K. Fuller

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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An Investigation Of The Relationship Between A Static Jump Protocol And Squat Strength: A Potential Protocol For Collegiate Strength And Explosive Athlete Monitoring, Cody Haun Aug 2015

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between A Static Jump Protocol And Squat Strength: A Potential Protocol For Collegiate Strength And Explosive Athlete Monitoring, Cody Haun

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between estimated absolute and relative squat strength and a static jump protocol with potential to provide desirable training adaptation data to practitioners in the field of collegiate strength and conditioning. Forty-one young (20.80 ± 2.44 years), healthy volunteers reported estimated back squat 1RM’s based on the most recent training block and completed a static jump protocol. Males (n=19, est. 1RM 141.29 ± 32.02kg) and female (n=22, est. 1RM 71.56 ± 19.64kg) jump data revealed large to very large correlations between squat strength, mean jump ...


Assessing The Urban Forest Values An Institutional Sector Approach, Anthony M. Rodriguez Ph.D. Jul 2015

Assessing The Urban Forest Values An Institutional Sector Approach, Anthony M. Rodriguez Ph.D.

Anthony M Rodriguez Ph.D.

The presentation is an aspect of an ongoing study that demonstrates and maps the urban forest values. Using ARCGIS the paper will model social change and the potential for expanding or not the natural environment focusing on the values and the projected change based on the sectors position in reference to sustainability and more specifically the urban forest as an artifact to foster positive spatial change.


Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Jun 2015

Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several occurring a century or more ago. However, in this modern era of water scarcity, it is increasingly acknowledged that more coordinated and deliberate decision-making is necessary for effectively balancing environmental, social, and economic objectives. In recent years, a variety of forums, processes, and tools have emerged to better manage the connections between regions, sectors, and publics linked by shared water systems. In this event, we explore the cutting edge efforts, the latest points of contention, and the opportunities for further progress.


A Prototype On-Line Aotf Hyperspectral Image Acquisition System For Tenderness Assessment Of Beef Carcasses, Govindarajan Konda Naganathan, Kim Cluff, Ashok Samal, Chris Calkins, David D. Jones, Carol Lorenzen, Jeyamkondan Subbiah Jun 2015

A Prototype On-Line Aotf Hyperspectral Image Acquisition System For Tenderness Assessment Of Beef Carcasses, Govindarajan Konda Naganathan, Kim Cluff, Ashok Samal, Chris Calkins, David D. Jones, Carol Lorenzen, Jeyamkondan Subbiah

Faculty Publications in Food Science and Technology

A prototype on-line acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF)-based hyperspectral image acquisition system (λ = 450– 900 nm) was developed for tenderness assessment of beef carcasses. Hyperspectral images of ribeye muscle on stationary hanging beef carcasses (n = 338) at 2-day postmortem were acquired in commercial beef slaughter or packing plants. After image acquisition, a strip steak was cut from each carcass, vacuum packaged, aged for 14 days, cooked, and slice shear force tenderness scores were collected by an independent lab. Beef hyperspectral images were mosaicked together and principal component (PC) analysis was conducted to reduce the spectral dimension. Six different textural feature ...


Compulsory Licenses: Damaging Firm Value In The Short Run?, Daniel E. Mansuri Mr. May 2015

Compulsory Licenses: Damaging Firm Value In The Short Run?, Daniel E. Mansuri Mr.

Honors Theses

While very few individuals question the validity and necessity of the patent system, the temporary monopolies imposed by patents necessarily reduce access to medication. This becomes especially problematic when dealing with issues of public ordre, such as the aids crisis in the last 30 years. Compulsory licensing, or the power for a government to void a patent and allow a non-patent holder to produce a patented good, aims to remedy this problem. Governments have the ability to issue these in times of epidemics, or other issues of rampant illness. However, even though these licenses are completely legal, pharmaceutical companies meet ...


Management Recommendations For Restoration Of The Degraded Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida Carpenter 1864 In Tomales Bay, Ca, Carolyn M. Gibson May 2015

Management Recommendations For Restoration Of The Degraded Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida Carpenter 1864 In Tomales Bay, Ca, Carolyn M. Gibson

Master's Projects

This research addresses the effective restoration of Olympia oyster populations in Tomales Bay, Marin County, California. Chapter 2 provides background information on the Tomales Bay estuary, regional history, and ecology of the Olympia oyster. Following this background discussion, each of the three aforementioned degraders of Olympia oyster populations in Tomales Bay is presented: ocean acidification (Chapter 3), sedimentation (Chapter 4), and invasive species (Chapter 5). Each of these issues creates numerous barriers that require the attention of resource protection managers. Chapter 6 presents overall Research Conclusions and Chapter 7 identifies management recommendations to effectively begin the restoration of the Olympia ...


Riparian Restoration, Success Criteria, And Application To The Bart Sabrecat Creek Riparian Restoration Project In Fremont, California, Jody D. Fessler May 2015

Riparian Restoration, Success Criteria, And Application To The Bart Sabrecat Creek Riparian Restoration Project In Fremont, California, Jody D. Fessler

Master's Projects

Riparian restoration is a complex, inter-disciplinary field that is open to interpretation by its practitioners. This research reviews some of the critical elements of riparian restoration, including the watershed, surrounding land use, adjacent habitat, and riparian buffers; special-status species, endangered species, and habitat type and structure; invasive species control; water quality and hydrology; and soil and soil microbial communities. Three methods of evaluating restoration projects are discussed, including the Society for Ecological Restoration International Primer, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual and CDFW permitting, and the California Rapid Assessment Method. Finally, the ...


Surface And Subsurface Application Of Chemical Dispersants And Associated Ecosystem Impacts, Adam V. Radpour May 2015

Surface And Subsurface Application Of Chemical Dispersants And Associated Ecosystem Impacts, Adam V. Radpour

Master's Projects

Chemical dispersants are applied to spilled oil in marine environments when other, less controversial, methods are not adequate for the incident. They are considered to be a response method as opposed to a direct cleanup method, with the intended goals of reducing risk of exposure to sensitive shorelines, reducing environmental injury to surface-dwelling sea birds and marine mammals, and facilitating the biodegradation of spilled oil into the water column.

For this research, both surface and subsurface application of dispersants were evaluated in terms of oil characteristics and volume, and oceanic and atmospheric conditions. More data exists to support the effectiveness ...


Success Of Juvenile Striped Bass In Two Bay Systems In Mississippi: 1980-1984, Ronald R. Lukens, Larry C. Nicholson, J.Y. Christmas May 2015

Success Of Juvenile Striped Bass In Two Bay Systems In Mississippi: 1980-1984, Ronald R. Lukens, Larry C. Nicholson, J.Y. Christmas

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Success of a striped bass (Morone saxatilis, Walbaum) stocking program in the Biloxi Bay and St. Louis Bay systems in Mississippi was investigated by monitoring the occurrence of juveniles in bag seine collections in the Biloxi, Tchouticabouffa, Jourdan, and Wolf Rivers. A total of 554 juvenile striped bass were collected during the study. Hydrographic data and stomach analyses indicate that neither water conditions nor food was a limiting factor to juvenile striped bass survival. Appearance of juveniles subsequent to the stocking of Atlantic coast fry and fingerlings coupled with lateral line scale count data indicate that all juveniles collected were ...


Pattern And Coloration Of Periclimenes Rathbunae From The Turks And Caicos Islands, With Comments On Host Associations In Other Anemone Shrimps Of The West Indies And Bermuda, Stephen Spotte, Richard W. Heard, Patricia M. Bubucis, Roy R. Manstan, Jerry A. Mclelland May 2015

Pattern And Coloration Of Periclimenes Rathbunae From The Turks And Caicos Islands, With Comments On Host Associations In Other Anemone Shrimps Of The West Indies And Bermuda, Stephen Spotte, Richard W. Heard, Patricia M. Bubucis, Roy R. Manstan, Jerry A. Mclelland

Gulf and Caribbean Research

The commensal shrimp Periclimenes rathbunae Schmitt, 1924, lives in association with the sea anemones Condylactis gigantea Weinland, 1860, and Stichodactyla (= Stoichactis) helianthus Ellis, 1767, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. We describe its pattem and coloration in life. Published reports of distribution and host acceptance by P. rathbunae and three of its congeners (P. anthophilus Holthuis and Eibl-Eibesfeldt, 1964; P. pedersoni Chace, 1958; and P. yucatanicus Ives, 1891) are reviewed. The last two species are recorded for the first time from the Turks and Caicos, and the association of P. yucatanicus with Stichodactyla helianthus on the Caicos ...


A Method To Construct Low-Cost Ponds For Aquaculture, John T. Ogle May 2015

A Method To Construct Low-Cost Ponds For Aquaculture, John T. Ogle

Gulf and Caribbean Research

A 100 m2 pond was constructed using a vinyl liner supported by hog wire panels shackled together in a circle. The construction was completed in one afternoon at a total cost of $612.00.


Maturation Of Penaeus Vannamei Based Upon A Survey, John T. Ogle May 2015

Maturation Of Penaeus Vannamei Based Upon A Survey, John T. Ogle

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Captive maturation and reproduction of Penaeus vannamei, a popularly cultured penaeid shrimp, was first achieved in 1977. Based upon interviews of 18 facility managers, average conditions are as follows: tank diameter of 4.6 m (15 ft), 100% water exchange with recirculation, temperature 27-29°C. salinity 28-32 ppt, and a photoperiod of 13-14 hours of light. Broodstock are predominately wild, undergo unilateral eyestalk ablation by enuculation, and are stocked at five per square meter with a 1:1 sex ratio. Penaeus vannamei at most facilities are fed squid, pellets and bloodworms four times daily and 3-7% of the females are ...


Food Preference Of Penaeus Vannamei, John T. Ogle, Kathy Beaugez May 2015

Food Preference Of Penaeus Vannamei, John T. Ogle, Kathy Beaugez

Gulf and Caribbean Research

The preference of Penaeus vannamei for 15 food items used in maturation was determined. The foods in order of preference were ranked as follows: Artemia, krill, Maine bloodworms, oysters, sandworms, anchovies, Panama bloodworms, Nippai maturation pellets, Shigueno maturation pellets, conch, squid, Salmon-Frippak maturation pellets, Rangen maturation pellets and Argent maturation pellets.


Design And Operation Of A Small Tank System For Ovarian Maturation And Spawning Of Penaeus Vannamei, John T. Ogle May 2015

Design And Operation Of A Small Tank System For Ovarian Maturation And Spawning Of Penaeus Vannamei, John T. Ogle

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Ovarian maturation and spawning of Penaeus vannamei was accomplished in a 120 l (30 gal) tank as well as in a 800 l recirculating system consisting of six aquaria plumbed into a common biofilter. Pond reared animals stocked one per tank were fed a diet consisting of commercial pellets, squid, and bloodworms. Temperature was maintained at 28oC and salinity between 28 and 32 ppt. Presence of black shields between aquaria, males, eggs in the water, and other females in the aquaria were not required for ovarian maturation. Thirty-six of 78 females held in the small talk system spawned ...


New Sandhoppers (Crustacea: Amphipoda) From The Gulf Coast Of The United States, E.L. Bousfield May 2015

New Sandhoppers (Crustacea: Amphipoda) From The Gulf Coast Of The United States, E.L. Bousfield

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Three species of sand-burrowing semi-terrestrial amphipod crustaceans are newly described from sandy beaches of the North American coast of the Gulf of Mexico. They (and two related species from the open Atlantic coast of North America) are removed from the genus Talorchestia Dana 1853, and placed in a new genus, Americorchestia. Americorchestia salomani, new species, and A. heardi, new species, occur from northwestern Florida to the Mississippi Delta. They are morphological counterparts of the well-known sandhoppers from the open Atlantic coast, A. megalophthalma (Bate) and A. longicornis (Say) respectively. Americorchestia barbarae, new species, related to A. salomani, occurs on open ...


Haustorius Jayneae, A New Species Of Haustoriid Amphipod From The Northern Gulf Of Mexico, With Notes On Its Ecology At Panama City Beach, Florida U.S.A., John M. Foster, Sara E. Lecroy May 2015

Haustorius Jayneae, A New Species Of Haustoriid Amphipod From The Northern Gulf Of Mexico, With Notes On Its Ecology At Panama City Beach, Florida U.S.A., John M. Foster, Sara E. Lecroy

Gulf and Caribbean Research

A new species of sand-burrowing amphipod, Haustorius jayneae, is described from the swash zone and shallow subtidal sands along the north Florida and Mississippi Gulf coasts. It is most similar to H. canadensis from the American Atlantic coast, differing primarily in the presence of a distinct anterodistal spinous lobe on pereopod 6, article 5; a longer row of distal marginal spines on pereopod 7, article 4; and fewer proximal spines on the peduncle of uropod 1. A revised key to the known species of Haustorius is included and information on the ecology of H. jayneae n. sp. at Panama City ...


Studies On The Crustacea Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Iii. Records Of Marine Isopoda From Pine Cay, Fort George Cay, Water Cay, And Adjacent Waters, Marilyn Schotte, Richard W. Heard, Brian Kensley May 2015

Studies On The Crustacea Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Iii. Records Of Marine Isopoda From Pine Cay, Fort George Cay, Water Cay, And Adjacent Waters, Marilyn Schotte, Richard W. Heard, Brian Kensley

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Between April 1987 and April 1990, 45 species of marine isopods were collected from intertidal and subtidal habitats in the vicinity of Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos, British West Indies. Five species, Licranthura tuberculata, Mesanthura spongicola, Califanthura minuta, Stenetrium caicoensis, and Armadilloniscus stepus, are known currently only from the northeastern Turks and Caicos Islands. The Turks and Caicos collections represent considerable range extensions for many of the species collected. Four species, Apanthura cracenta, Mesanthura punctillata, Carpias triton, and Munna petronastes, known previously from the east coast of Central America (Belize), are reported for the first time since their description. This ...


Studies On The Crustacea Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Ii. Armadilloniscus Steptus, N. Sp. (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Scyphacidae) From Pine Cay, Marilyn Schotte, Richard W. Heard May 2015

Studies On The Crustacea Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Ii. Armadilloniscus Steptus, N. Sp. (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Scyphacidae) From Pine Cay, Marilyn Schotte, Richard W. Heard

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Armadilloniscus steptus, n. sp., the second species of this genus from the Caribbean Sea, is described and distinguished from the other five species from the New World. The new species, collected from the upper intertidal zone on Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, differs from A. coronacapitalis, A. ellipticus, A. holmesi, A. lindahli, and A. ninae by the greater degree of tuberculation of the integument, smaller size at maturity, and sexual dimorphism in the structure of the pleon.


Studies On The Crustacea Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, British West Indies I. Four New Marine Isopod Crustaceans From The Vicinity Of Pine Cay, Brian Kensley, Richard W. Heard May 2015

Studies On The Crustacea Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, British West Indies I. Four New Marine Isopod Crustaceans From The Vicinity Of Pine Cay, Brian Kensley, Richard W. Heard

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Four undescribed species of shallow-water marine isopods were recently collected in the vicinity of Pine Cay in the western Caicos Islands. These are described and include the anthurid Licranthura tuberculata, possessing a tuberculate third article of the antenna and a rounded distolateral angle of the uropodal exopod; the anthurid Mesanthura spongicoia, which has a distinctive color pattern, distinctly attenuated body, and 5-7 spines on the third article of the mandibular palp; The paranthurid Califanthura minuta, a tiny (1.6 mm) species having a reduced, triangular uropodal exopod; and the stenetriid asellote Stenetrium caicosensis, which has a pronounced lobe on the ...


Notes On Some Chaetognaths From Pine Cay, Turks And Caicos Islands (British West Indies), Jerry A. Mclelland, Richard W. Heard May 2015

Notes On Some Chaetognaths From Pine Cay, Turks And Caicos Islands (British West Indies), Jerry A. Mclelland, Richard W. Heard

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Seven species of planktonic Chaetognatha - Ferosagitta hispida, Flaccisagitta enflata, F. hexaptera, Krohnitta pacifica, Sagitta bipunctata, Serratosagitta serratodentata, and Pterosagitta draco - were present in plankton samples collected in waters north of Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. In addition, the epibenthic species Spadella cephaloptera, Paraspadella nana, and P. schizoptera were present, the latter two species associated mainly with shallow clumps of the coralline alga, Neogoniolithon sp., and with sponge-algal communities. One specimen of S. cephaloptera was collected at 35 m from a sand bottom north of the fringing reef adjacent to Pine Cay. Meristic data for F. hispida ...


Six New Genera In The Chaetognath Family Sagittidae, Robert Bieri May 2015

Six New Genera In The Chaetognath Family Sagittidae, Robert Bieri

Gulf and Caribbean Research

The following six new genera of Sagittidae, with type species listed in parentheses, are proposed: Adhesisagitta (Sagitta hispida Conant, 1985), Demisagitta (Sagitta demipenna Tokioka and Pathansali, 1963), Decipisagitta (Sagitta decipiens Fowler, 1905), Tenuisagitta (Sagitta tenuis Conant, 1986), Abacisagitta (Sagitta pulchra Doncaster, 1903), Oculosagitta (Sagitta megalophthalma Dallot and Ducret, 1969).


Invertebrates Associated With The Thinstripe Hermit Clibanarius Vittatus (Bosc) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Diogenidae) From The Barrier Islands Of Mississippi, Leslie Bruce May 2015

Invertebrates Associated With The Thinstripe Hermit Clibanarius Vittatus (Bosc) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Diogenidae) From The Barrier Islands Of Mississippi, Leslie Bruce

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Hermit crabs, the gastropod shells that they inhabit, and associated epifauna constitute a motile microhabitat. Twenty-three macroscopic. epifaunal invertebrates were associated with the diogenid crab Clibanarius vittatus in Mississippi coastal waters. Epibiotic growth may discourage predation of the crab, reduce competition for the shells, or provide an advantage in agonistic shell interaction. In addition, the shell provides a hard substrate for settling and attachment of epifauna in an area that is largely devoid of hard substrate. Reduced sedimentation and prevention of shell burial, improved food availability, transport, and protection from predation may also be advantageous to the epizoans.


Excorallana Delaneyi, N. Sp. (Crustacea: Isopoda: Excorallanidae) From The Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico, With Observations On Adult Characters And Sexual Dimorphism In Related Species Of Excorallana Stebbing, 1904, Ilya Stone, Richard W. Heard May 2015

Excorallana Delaneyi, N. Sp. (Crustacea: Isopoda: Excorallanidae) From The Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico, With Observations On Adult Characters And Sexual Dimorphism In Related Species Of Excorallana Stebbing, 1904, Ilya Stone, Richard W. Heard

Gulf and Caribbean Research

Excorallana delaneyi n. sp. was found associated with the sponges Halichondria sp. and Hymeniacidon sp. in St. Joseph Bay, Florida. Excorallana delaneyi is most similar to E. berbicensis Boone, 1918 described from Brazil, but it can be distinguished from that species and other members of the genus by the shape and spination of the uropods and pleotelson. A key is presented to separate E. delaneyi and the other seven species of Excorallana that lack lateral notches in the pleotelson. Morphological differences between the subadults and adults of E. delaneyi are described, and possible taxonomic problems resulting from such differences in ...


Acanthohaustorius Uncinus, A New Species Of Sand-Burrowing Amphipod From The Northern Gulf Of Mexico, With Notes On Its Ecology (Haustoriidae: Haustoriinae), John M. Foster May 2015

Acanthohaustorius Uncinus, A New Species Of Sand-Burrowing Amphipod From The Northern Gulf Of Mexico, With Notes On Its Ecology (Haustoriidae: Haustoriinae), John M. Foster

Gulf and Caribbean Research

A new species of sand-burrowing amphipod, Acanthohaustorius uncinus, is described from vegetated and unvegetated estuarine sands from St. Andrew Bay, Florida and East Ship Island, Mississippi. The genus Acanthohaustorius has been informally recorded from St. Andrew Bay, but this species is now formally described from the Gulf of Mexico. A. uncinus n. sp. is most similar to A. millsi of the Open American Atlantic coast. It differs from A. millsi in the presence of a dorsally directed, hooked spine on the peduncle of uropod 1 and the totally cleft telson lobes. Information on the ecology of A. uncinus n. sp ...