E. Virginia Armbrust

Principal Investigator
armbrust at uw.edu

Phytoplankton are the main focus of research in our lab. These organisms are responsible for about 50% of the total amount of photosynthesis that occurs on our planet. They play a critical role in the global carbon cycle and ultimately in global climate. Because much of the organic carbon generated by phytoplankton is used by bacteria and archaea, we also study phytoplankton interactions with other microbes.

Education

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biological Oceanography, 1990. Thesis advisor: Sallie W. Chisholm. Thesis title: The Life Cycle of the Centric Diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii: Control of Gametogenesis and Cell Size.
  • B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology, 1980.

Positions Held

  • Director, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 2011-present.
  • Professor School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 2006-present.
  • Associate Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 2002- 2006.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 1996-2002.
  • NSF Marine Biotechnology and Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Washington University, 1990-1995. 
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Biological Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983-1990
  • Research Technician, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 1981-1983
  • Research Technician, California Department of Fish and Game, 1980-1981

Honors

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Investigator 2012-2017.

  • Elected Member, Washington State Academy of Science, 2012.
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012.
  • Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2011.
  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, 2009.

  • Botanical Society of America Darbaker Prize for meritorious work on algae, 2008.

  • Lowell A. and Frankie L. Wakefield Professor, 2008-present.

  • Luigi Provasoli award for best publication of 2005 in Journal of Phycology, 2006.

  • Distinguished Research Award, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, 2005.

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Investigator 2004-2012.

  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, 2001.

  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, 1999.

  • Publications

    • Heal, K. R., L. T. Carlson, A. Devol, E. V. Armbrust, J. W. Moffett, D. A. Stahl, A. E. Ingalls. Determination of four forms of vitamin B12 and other B vitamins in seawater by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28: 2398–2404.
    • Qin, W., S. A. Amin, W. Martens-Habbena, H. Urakawa, A. H. Devol, A. E. Ingalls, J. W. Moffett, E. V. Armbrust, and D. A. Stahl. 2014. Novel isolates of marine oxidizing archaea display wide ecotypic variation. Proceedings National Academy of Science, USA 111:12504-12509.
    • Armbrust, E. V. 2014. Taking the pulse of ocean microbes. Science 345:134-135.
    • Keeling, P. J., F. Burki, B. Allam, E. Allen, L. A. Amaral-Zettler, E. V. Armbrust, J. M. Archibald, A. K. Bharti, C. J. Bell, B. Beszteri, K. D. Bidle, C. T. Cameron, D. A. Caron, J. Collier, K. Coyne, L. Campbell, R. A. Cattolico, Phillipe Deschamps, Sonya T. Dyhrman, B. Edvardsen, R. Gates, C. Gobler, S. Greenwood, S. M. Guida, J. Hackett, J. L. Jacobi, K. S. Jakobsen, B. Jenkins, M. D. Johnson, U. John, A. Juhl, A. Kamp, L. Katz, A. Kudryavtsev, Senjie Lin, C. Lovejoy, D. Lynn, A. Marchetti, C. Miceli, F. Morel, G. McManus, M. Montresor, M. A. Moran, S. Murray, S. Menden-Deuer, T. Mock, A. Nedelcu, G. Nadathur, S. Nagai, P. B. Ngam, K. Pelletreau, B. Palenik, G. Piganeau, J. Pawlowski, M. C. Posewitz, G. Romano, K. Rengefors, T. Rynearson, K. B. Schilling, S. Smith , A. Simpson, P. Stief, C. H. Slamovits, D. Schroeder, G. J. Smith, H. M. Sosik, E. Theriot, P. E. Umale, G. Wheeler,  B. Wawrik, W. Wilson, A. Zingone, H. M. Wilcox, and A. Z. Worden. 2014. The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the functional diversity of eukaryotic life in the oceans through transcriptome sequencing. PloS Biology12(6): e1001889. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001889.
    • Bowman, J. S., C. T. Berthiaume, E. V. Armbrust, J. W. Deming. 2014. The genetic potential for key biogeochemical processes in Arctic frost flowers and young sea ice revealed by metagenomic analysis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12331
    • Hubbard, K. A., C. H. Ellis and E. V. Armbrust. 2014. Molecular characterization of Pseudo-nitzschia community structure and species ecology in a hydrographically complex estuarine system (Puget Sound, Washington, USA). Marine Ecology and Progress Series 507: 39–55.
    • Jacquot, Jeremy E., Rachel E. A. Horak, Maija Heller, Shady A. Amin, Allan Devol, Anitra E. Ingalls, E. Virginia Armbrust, David A. Stahl, and James W. Moffett. 2014. The influence of copper bioavailability on nitrification in a dynamic estuary. Marine Chemistry 162:37 - 49.
    • Hennon, Gwenn M. M., Paul Quay, Rhonda L. Morales, Lyndsey M. Sandwick, E. Virginia Armbrust. 2014. Acclimation conditions modify physiological response of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana to elevated CO2 concentrations in a nitrate-limited chemostat. Journal of Phycology DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12156.
    • Bender, S.J., C.A. Durkin, C. Berthiaume, R. Morales, and E.V. Armbrust. 2014. Transcriptional responses of three model diatoms to nitrate limitation. Frontiers in Marine Science: Aquatic Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00003.
    • Amin, S.A., J. W. Moffett, W. Martens-Habbena, J. E. Jacquot, Y. Han, A. Devol, A. E. Ingalls, D. A. 
Stahl, E. V. Armbrust. 2013. Copper requirements of the ammonia-oxidizing archaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus SCM1 and implications for nitrification in the marine environment  Limnology and Oceanography 58:2037-2045.
    • Port, Jesse A. Micaela S. Parker, Robin B. Kodner, Xiaozhong Yu, E. Virginia Armbrust, and Elaine M. Faustman. 2013. G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway conservation in sequenced marine diatoms. BMC Genomics 14:503.
    • Halperin, D., K. Weitz, B. Howe, F. Ribalet and E. V. Armbrust. 2013. Real-Time Collaborative Analysis with (Almost) Pure SQL: A Case Study in Biogeochemical Oceanography. Proceeding of the 25th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management 28:1-12
    • Palevsky, H. I., F. Ribalet, Swalwell, J.E., C. Cosca, E. D. Cokelet, P. D. Quay, E. V. Armbrust, R. A. Feely. 2013. The influence of net community production and phytoplankton community structure on CO2 uptake in the Gulf of Alaska. Global Biogeochemical Cycles DOI: 10.1002/gbc.20058.
    • Durkin, C. A., S. J. Bender, K. Y. K. Chan, K. Gaessner, D. Grunbaum, E. V. Armbrust. 2013. Silicic acid supplied to coastal diatom communities influences cellular silicification and the potential export of carbon. Limnology and Oceanography 58:1707-1726.
    • Horak, R. E. A., W. Qin, E. V. Armbrust, A. Ingalls, J. W. Moffett, D. A. Stahl, and A. Devol. 2013. Ammonia oxidation kinetics and temperature sensitivity of a natural marine community dominated by Archaea. ISME J, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.75.
    • Howe, B., F. Ribalet, S. Chitnis, E. V. Armbrust. 2013. SQLShare: Scientific workflow management via relational view sharing. Computing in Science and Engineering 15:22-31.
    • Ashworth, J., S. Coesel, A. L., E. V. Armbrust, M. V. Orellana, N. S. Baliga. 2013. Molecular signatures of cell state transitions along the diurnal growth curve of a diatom. Proceedings National Academy of Science 110: 7518-7523.
    • Curtis, B. A., G. Tanifuji, F. Burki, A. Gruber, M. Irimia, S. Maruyama, M. C. Arias, S. G. Ball, G. H. Gile, Y. Hirakawa, J. F. Hopkins, A. Kuo, S. A. Rensing, J. Schmutz, A. Symeonidi, M. Elias, R. J. M. Eveleigh, E. K. Herman, M. J. Klute, T. Nakayama, M. Oborník, A. Reyes-Prieto, E. V. Armbrust, S. J. Aves, R. G. Beiko, P. Coutinho, J. B. Dacks, D. G. Durnford, N. M. Fast, B. R. Green, C. Grisdale, F. Hempel, B. Henrissat, M. P. Höppner, K.-I. Ishida, E. Kim, L. Kořený, P. G. Kroth, Y. Liu, S.-B. Malik, U. G. Maier, Darcy McRose, T. Mock, J. A. D. Neilson, N. T. Onodera, A. M. Poole, E. J. Pritham, T. A. Richards, G. Rocap, S. W. Roy, C. Sarai, S. Schaack, S. Shirato, C. H. Slamovits, D. F. Spencer, S. Suzuki, A. Z. Worden, S. Zauner, K. Barry, C. Bell, A. K. Bharti, J. A. Crow, J. Grimwood, Robin Kramer, E. Lindquist, S. Lucas, A. Salamov, G. I. McFadden, C. E. Lane, P. J. Keeling, M. W. Gray, I. V. Grigoriev, J. M. Archibald. 2012. Algal nuclear genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and fate of nucleomorphs. Nature 492, 59–65.
    • Koester, J. A., W. J. Swanson, E. V. Armbrust. 2012. Positive selection within a diatom species acts on putative protein interactions and transcriptional regulation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:422-434.
    • Durkin, C.A., A. Marchetii, S. J. Bender, T. Truong, R. Morales, T. Mock, and E. V. Armbrust. 2012. The influence of frustule-related gene transcription and diatom community composition on silica precipitation in an iron-limited environment. Limnology and Oceanography 57:1619-1633.
    • Amin, S. A., M.S. Parker, E. V. Armbrust. 2012. Interactions Between Diatoms and Bacteria. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 76:667-684.
    • Iverson, V., R. M. Morris, C. D. Frazer, C. T. Berthiaume, R. L. Morales and E. V. Armbrust. 2012. Untangling genomes from metagenomes: revealing an uncultured class of marine Euryarchaeota. Science 335:587-590.
    • Marchetti A., D. Schruth, C.A. Durkin, M. S. Parker, R. Kodner, C. T. Berthiaume, R. Morales, Allen, A. E., and E. V. Armbrust. 2012. Comparative metatranscriptomics identifies molecular bases for the physiological responses of phytoplankton to varying iron availability. Proceedings National Academy of Science Plus, USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118408109 .
    • Monier, A., R. Welsh, C. Gentemann, G. Weinstock, E. V. Armbrust, J. A. Eisen and A. Z. Worden. 2012. Phytoplankton phosphate uptake and cross-domain commonalities in viral-host exchange. Environmental Microbiology 14:162-176.
    • Bender, S. J., M. S. Parker, E. V. Armbrust. 2011. The coupled effects of light and nitrogen source on the urea cycle and nitrogen metabolism over a diel cycle in the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Protist (2011) doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.07.008.
    • Swalwell, J. E., F. Ribalet, and E. V. Armbrust. 2011. SeaFlow: A novel underway flow-cytometer for continuous observations of phytoplankton in the ocean.  Limnology & Oceanography: Methods 9:466-477.
    • Ribalet, F., D. M. Schruth, and E. V. Armbrust. 2011. flowPhyto: enabling automated analysis of microscopic algae from continuous flow cytometric data.  Bioinformatics 2011; doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr003.
    • Matsen, F. A., R. B. Kodner, and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree. BMC Bioinformatics, 11:538 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-538.
    • Ribalet, F., A. Marchetti, K. A. Hubbard, K. Brown, C. A. Durkin, R. Morales, M. Robert, J. E. Swalwell, P. D. Tortell, and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. Unveiling a phytoplankton hotspot at a narrow boundary between coastal and offshore waters. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA 107: 16571-16576.
    • Maheswari, U., K. Jabbari, A. E. Allen, J.-P. Cadoret, A. De Martino, M. Heijde, M. Katinka, J. La Roche, P. J. Lopez, V. Martin–Jézéquel, T. Mock, J.-L. Petit, B. M. Porcel, M. S. Parker, A. Vardi, E. V. Armbrust, J. Weissenbach and C. Bowler. 2010. Digital expression profiling of novel diatom transcripts provides insight into their biological functions. Genome Biology 11:doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-8-r85.
    • Koester, J., J. Swallwell and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. Genome size differentiates populations of the planktonic diatom Ditylum brightwellii. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:1doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-1.
    • Marchetti, A., D. E. Varela, V. Lance, Z. Johnson M. Palmucci, M. Giordano and E. V. Armbrust. 2010. Iron and silicic acid effects on phytoplankton productivity, diversity, and chemical composition in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean. Limnology & Oceanography 55:11-29.
    • Holtermann, K. E., S. S. Bates, V. L. Trainer, A. Odell, E. V Armbrust. 2010. Mass Sexual Reproduction in the Toxigenic Diatoms Pseudo-nitzschi australis and P. pungens (Bacillariophyceae) on the Washington Coast, USA. Journal of Phycology 46:41-52.
    • Carpenter, S. R., E. V. Armbrust, P. W. Arzberger, F. S. Chapin, III, J. J. Elser, E. J. Hackett, A. R. Ives, P. M. Kareiva, M. A. Leibold, P. Lundberg, M. Mangel, N. Merchant, W. W. Murdoch, M. A. Palmer, D. P. C. Peters, S. T. A. Pickett, K. K. Smith, D. H. Wall, A. S. Zimmerman. 2009. Synthesis must be accelerated in ecology and environmental sciences. BioScience 59:699-701.
    • Durkin, C., T. Mock and E. V. Armbrust. 2009. Chitin in diatoms and its association with the cell wall. Eukaryotic Cell 8:1038-1050.
    • Armbrust, E. V. 2009. The life of diatoms in the world’s oceans. Nature 459:185-192.
    • Worden, A.Z., J-H. Lee, T. Mock, P. Rouzé, M.P. Simmons, A.L. Aerts, A.E. Allen, M.L. Cuvelier, E. Derelle, M.V. Everett, E. Foulon, J. Grimwood, H. Gundlach, B. Henrissat, C. Napoli1, S.M. McDonald, M.S. Parker, S. Rombauts, A. Salamov, P. Von Dassow, J.H. Badger, P.M. Coutinho, E. Demir, I. Dubchak, C. Gentemann, W. Eikrem, J.E. Gready, U. John, W. Lanier, E.A. Lindquist, S. Lucas, K.F.X. Mayer, H. Moreau, F. Not, R. Otillar, O. Panaud, J. Pangilinan, I. Paulsen, B. Piegu, A. Poliakov, S. Robbens, J. Schmutz, E. Toulza, T. Wyss, A. Zelensky, K. Zhou, E.V. Armbrust, D. Bhattacharya, U.W. Goodenough, Y. Van de Peer, and I.V. Grigoriev. 2009. Green evolution and dynamic adaptations revealed by genomes of the marine picoeukaryotes Micromonas. Science 324:268-272.
    • Marchetti, A., M. S. Parker, L. P. Moccia, E. O. Lin, A. L. Arrieta, F. Ribalet, M. E.P. Murphy, M. T. Maldonado and E. V. Armbrust. 2009. Ferritin is used for iron storage in bloom-forming marine pennate diatoms. Nature 457:467-470.
    • Maheswari, U., Mock, T., Armbrust, E. V., Bowler, C. 2009. Update of the diatom EST database: a new tool for digital transcriptomics. Nucleic Acids Research doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn905.
    • Rynearson, T. A., E. O. Lin, R. A. Horner, and E. V. Armbrust. 2009. Gene flow and metapopulation structure in the planktonic diatom Ditylum brightwellii. Protist 160:111-121.
    • Parker, M. S., T. Mock and E. V. Armbrust. 2008. Genomic insights into marine microalgae. Annual Review of Genetics 42: 619-645.
    • Sosik, H. M., R. J. Olson, and E. V. Armbrust. Flow cytometry in plankton research. 2008.In D. J. Suggett, O. Prasil and M. A. Borowitzka [eds.], Chlorophyll a fluorescence in aquatic sciences: methods and applications. Springer.
    • Smarr, L., P. Gilna, P. Papadopoulos, T. A. DeFanti, G. Hidley, J. Wooley, E. V. Armbrust, F. Rohwer, E. Frost. 2008. Building an OptIPlanet collaboratory to support microbial metagenomics. Future Generation Computer Systems doi:10.1016/j.future.2008.06.009.
    • Bowler C., A. E. Allen, J. H. Badger, J. Grimwood, K. Jabbari, A. Kuo, U. Maheswari1, C. Martens, F. Maumus, R. P.Otillar, E. Rayko, A. Salamov, K. Vandepoele, B. Beszteri, A. Gruber, M. Heijde, M. Katinka, T. Mock, K. Valentin, F.Vérret, J. A. Berges, C. Brownlee, J.-P. Cadoret, A. Chiovitti,C. J. Choi, S. Coesel, A. De Martino, J. C. Detter, C. Durkin, A. Falciatore, J. Fournet, M. Haruta, M. Huysman, B. D. Jenkins, K. Jiroutova, R. E. Jorgensen, Y. Joubert, Aaron Kaplan, N. Kroeger, P. Kroth, J. La Roche, E. Lindquist, M. Lommer,V. Martin-Jézéquel, P. J. Lopez, S. Lucas, Manuela Mangogna2, K. McGinnis, L. K. Medlin, A. Montsant, M.-P. Oudot-Le Secq, C. Napoli, M. Obornik, J.-L. Petit, B. M. Porcel, N. Poulsen, M. Robison, L. Rychlewski, T. A. Rynearson, J. Schmutz, M. S. Parker, H. Shapiro, M. Siaut, M. Stanley, M. J. Sussman, A. Taylor, A. Vardi, P. von Dassow, W. Vyverman, A. Willis, L. S. Wyrwicz, D. S. Rokhsar, J. Weissenbach, E. V. Armbrust, B. R. Green, Y. Van de Peer, I. V. Grigoriev. 2008. The Phaeodactylum genome reveals the dynamic nature and multi-lineage evolutionary history of diatom genomes. Nature 456: 239 - 244.
    • Nuwer, M., B. W. Frost and E. V. Armbrust. 2008. Population structure of the pelagic copepod Calanus pacificus in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine Biology DOI 10.1007/s00227-008-1068-y
    • Iglesias-Rodriguez, M. D., P. R. Halloran, R. E. M. Rickaby, I. R. Hall, E. Colmenero-Hidalgo, J. R. Gittins, D. R. H. Green, T. Tyrrell, S. J. Gibbs, P. von Dassow, E. Rehm, E. V. Armbrust, K. P. Boessenkool. 2008. Phytoplankton calcification in a high CO2 world. Science 320:336-340.
    • Mock, T., M. P. Samanta, V. Iverson, C. Berthiaume, M. Robison, K. Holtermann, C. Durkin, S. Splinter BonDurant, K. Richmond, M. Rodesch, F. Cerrina, M. R. Sussman, E. V. Armbrust. 2008. Whole genome expression profiling of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana identifies genes involved in silicon bioprocesses. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci, USA, 105:1579-1584.
    • Marchetti, A., N. Lundholm, Y. Kotaki, K.A. Hubbard, P. J. Harrison, and E. V. Armbrust. 2008. Identification and assessment of domoic acid production in oceanic Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) from HNLC waters in the northeast subarctic Pacific. Journal of Phycology 44: 650-661.
    • Hubbard, K.A., G. Rocap, and E.V. Armbrust. 2008. Inter- and intra-specific community structure within the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia. Journal of Phycology 44:637-649.
    • von Dassow, P., T. W. Petersen, V. A. Chepurnov, and E. V. Armbrust. 2008. Inter- and intraspecific relations between nuclear DNA content and cell size in selected members of Thalassiosira (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 44:335-349
    • Kroth, P. G., A. Chiovitti, A. Gruber, V. Martin-Jezequel, T. Mock, M. S. Parker, M. S. Stanley, M. S. Stanley, A. Kaplan, L. Caron, T. Weber, U. Maheswari, E. V. Armbrust and C. Bowler. 2008. A Model for Carbohydrate Metabolism in the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum Deduced from Comparative Whole Genome Analysis. PLoS ONE 3(1): e1426. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001426.
    • Moran, M.A. and E. V. Armbrust. Genomes of Sea Microbes. Oceanography, June 2007, 47-55.
    • Lau, W.W.Y., R. G. Keil, and E. V. Armbrust. 2007. Response and succession of the glycolate-utilizing component of the bacterial community during a spring phytoplankton bloom. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:2440-2450.
    • Oudot-Le Secq, M.-P., J. Grimwood, H. Shapiro, C. Bowler, E.V. Armbrust and B. R. Green. 2007. Chloroplast genomes of the diatoms Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Thalassiosira pseudonana: Comparison with other plastid genomes of the red lineage. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 277:427- 439.
    • Montsant, A. A. E. Allen, S. Coesel, A. De Martino, A. Falciatore, M. Heijde, K. Jabbari, U. Maheswari, M. Mangogna, E. Rayko, M. Siaut, A. Vardi, K. E. Apt, J. A. Berges, A. Chiovitti, A. K. Davis, M. Z. Hadi, T. W. Lane, J. C. Lippmeier, D.Martinez, M. S. Parker, G. J. Pazour, M. A. Saito, K. Thamatrakoln, D. S. Rokhsar, E. V. Armbrust, C. Bowler. 2007. Identification and comparative genomic analysis of signaling and regulatory components in the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Journal of Phycology 43:585-604.
    • Unal, E., B. W. Frost, E. V. Armbrust, and A. E. Kideys. 2006. Phylogeography of Calanus helgolandicus and the Black Sea copepod Calanus euxinus, with notes on Pseudocalanus elongates (Copepoda, Calanoida). Deep Sea Research II 53:1961-1975.
    • Rynearson, T. A. and E.V. Armbrust. 2006. Succession, bloom development and genetic variation in /Ditylum brightwellii/ during the spring growth season. Limnology and Oceanography 51:1249-1261.
    • von Dassow, P., V. Chepurnov, E. V. Armbrust. 2006. Relationships between growth rate, cell size, and induction of permatogenesis in the centric diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacillariophyta). Journal of Phycology 42:887-899.
    • Chepurnov, V. A., D. G. Mann, P. von Dassow, E. V. Armbrust, K. Sabbe, R. Dasseville, and W. Vyverman. 2006. Oogamous reproduction, with two-step auxosporulation, in the centric diatom Thalassiosira punctigera (Bacillariophyta). Journal of Phycology 42:845-858.
    • Svderup, K. and E. V. Armbrust. 2006. An Introduction to the World's Oceans, 9th edition, McGraw Hill.
    • Lau, W.W.Y. and E. V. Armbrust. 2006. Detection of glycolate oxidase glcD gene diversity among cultured and environmental marine bacteria. Environmental Microbiology8:1688-1702
    • Armbrust, E. V., T. A. Rynearson and B.D. Jenkins. 2006. Genomic Insights into Diatom Evolution and Metabolism. In: Genome Evolution in Eukaryotic Microbes, edited by Laura A. Katz and Debashish Bhattacharya.
    • Parker, M.S. and E. V. Armbrust. 2005. Synergistic effects of light, temperature, and nitrogen source on transcription of genes for carbon and nitrogen metabolism in the centric diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 41:1142-1153. Full Text Link
    • Rynearson, T.A, and E. V. Armbrust. 2005. Maintenance of clonal diversity during a spring bloom of the centric diatom Ditylum brightwellii. Molecular Ecology 14: 1631-1640.
    • Paffenhofer, G.A., A. Iaora, A. Miralto, J. T. Turner, G.S. Kleppel, M. R. D'Alcala, R. Casotti, G. S. Caldwell, G. Pohnert, A. fntana, D. Muller-Navarra, S. E. Jonasdottir, E. V. Armbrust, U. Bamstedt, S. Ban, M. G. Bentley, M. Boersma, M. Bundy, I. Buttino, A. Calbet, F. Carlotti, Y. Carotenuto, G. d'Ippolito, B. Frost, G. Guisande, W. Lampert, R. F. Lee, S. Mazza, M. G. Massocchi, J. C. Nejstgaard, S. A. Poulet, G. Romano, V. Smetacek, S. Uye, S. Wakeham, S. Watson, T. wichard. 2005. Colloquium on diatom-copepod interactions. Marine Ecology Progress Series 286:293-305.
    • Armbrust, E. Virginia, John A Berges, Chris Bowler, Beverley R. Green, Diego Martinez, Nicholas H. Putnam, Shiguo Zhou, Andrew E. Allen, Kirk E. Apt, Michael Bechner, Mark A. Brzezinski, Balbir K. Chaal, Anthony Chiovitti, Aubrey K.Davis, Mark S. Demarest, J. Chris Detter, Tijana Glavina, David Goodstein, Masood Z. Hadi, Uffe Hellsten, Mark Hildebrand, Bethany D. Jenkins, Jerzy Jurka, Vladimir V. Kapitonov, N. Kröger, Winnie W.Y. Lau, Todd W. Lane, Frank W. Larimer, J. Casey Lippmeier, Susan Lucas, Mónica Medina, Anton Montsant, Miroslav Obornik, Micaela Schnitzler Parker, B. Palenik, Gregory J. Pazour, Paul M. Richardson, Tatiana A. Rynearson, Mak A. Saito, David C. Schwartz, Kimberlee Thamatrakoln, Klaus Valentin, Assaf Vardi, Frances P. Wilkerson, and D. S. Rokhsar. 2004. The genome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana: Ecology, evolution and metabolism. Science 306: 79-86 Abstract Link Full Text Link
    • Parker, M. S., E. V. Armbrust, J. Piovia-Scott and R G. Keil. 2004. Induction of photorespiration by light in the centric diatom /Thalassiosira weissflogii/ (Bacillariophyceae): Molecular characterization and physiological consequences. Journal of Phycology 40:557-567. Full Text Link
    • Rynearson, T. A. and E. V. Armbrust. 2004. Genetic differentiation among populations of the planktonic marine diatom Ditylum brightwellii (bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 40:34-43.
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