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Maryland Sea Grant has funded scientific research relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland residents who conserve, enjoy, and make their living from it. The funded projects advance scientific knowledge through the publication of peer-reviewed journal articles. You may search these publications by keyword and year of publication. Publications prior to 2003 can be accessed through the National Sea Grant Library.

Ahmed, H; Schott, EJ; Gauthier, JD; Vasta, GR Superoxide dismutases from the oyster parasite Perkinsus marinus: purification, biochemical characterization, and development of a plate microassay for activity.  Analytical Biochemistry 3181 13214110.1016/S0003-2697(03)00192-1. UM-SG-RS-2003-19.

Anderson, RS; Kraus, BS; McGladdery, S; Smolowitz, R QPX, a pathogen of quahogs (hard clams), employs mucoid secretions to resist host antimicrobial agents.  Journal of Shellfish Research 221 205208. UM-SG-RS-2003-14.

Anderson, RS; Kraus, BS; McGladdery, SE; Reece, KS; Stokes, NA A thraustochytrid protist isolated from Mercenaria mercenaria: molecular characterization and host defense responses.  Fish & Shellfish Immunology 153 18319410.1016/S1050-4648(02)00157-2. UM-SG-RS-2003-10.

Brandt, LA; Koch, EW Periphyton as a UV-B filter on seagrass leaves: a result of different transmittance in the UV-B and PAR ranges. Aquatic Botany 764 31732710.1016/S0304-3770(03)00067-6. UM-SG-RS-2003-05.

Breitburg, DL; Adamack, A; Rose, KA; Kolesar, SE; Decker, MB; Purcell, JE; Keister, JE; Cowan, JH The pattern and influence of low dissolved oxygen in the Patuxent River, a seasonally hypoxic estuary.  Estuaries 262 28029710.1007/BF02695967. UM-SG-RS-2003-03.

Breitburg, DL; Jordan, TE; Lipton, D Preface--from ecology to economics: tracing human influence in the Patuxent River estuary and its watershed. Estuaries 262 16717010.1007/BF02695959. UM-SG-RS-2003-20.

Brylawski, BJ; Miller, TJ Bioenergetic modeling of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) using the fish bioenergetics (3.0) computer program.  Bulletin of Marine Science 722 491504. UM-SG-RS-2003-21.

Bundy, MH; Breitburg, DL; Sellner, KG The responses of Patuxent River upper trophic levels to nutrient and trace element induced changes in the lower food web.  Estuaries 262 36538410.1007/BF02695974. UM-SG-RS-2003-22.

Decker, MB; Breitburg, DL; Marcus, NH Geographical differences in behavioral responses to hypoxia: Local adaptation to an anthropogenic stressor?  Ecological Applications 134 1104110910.1890/1051-0761(2003)13[1104:GDIBRT]2.0.CO;2. UM-SG-RS-2003-23.

Fofonoff, PW, Ruiz, GM; Steves, B; Carlton, JT In ships or on ships? Mechanisms of transfer and invasion for nonnative species to the coasts of North America.  Ruiz, GM; Carlton, JT, eds. Invasive Species: Vectors and Management Strategies. Island Press. Chapter 7 152182. UM-SG-RS-2003-33.

Howard, MB; Ekborg, NA; Taylor, LE; Weiner, RM; Hutcheson, SW Genomic analysis and initial characterization of the chitinolytic system of Microbulbifer degradans strain 2-40.  Journal of Bacteriology 18511 3352336010.1128/JB.185.11.3352-3360.2003. UM-SG-RS-2003-09.

Howard, MB; Ekborg, NA; Weiner, RM; Hutcheson, SW Detection and characterization of chitinases and other chitin-modifying enzymes.  Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 3011 62763510.1007/s10295-003-0096-3. UM-SG-RS-2003-08.

Klenke, U; Zohar, Y Gonadal regulation of gonadotropin subunit expression and pituitary Lh protein content in female hybrid striped bass. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 2814 252710.1023/B:FISH.0000030465.56876.97. UM-SG-RS-2003-15.

Michael P Chesapeake Bay watermen, weather and blue crabs: cultural models and fishery policies.  Strauss, S; Orlove, B, eds. Weather, Climate, Culture. Berg Publishers. Chapter 4 6181. UM-SG-RS-2003-34.

Miller, TJ Incorporating space into models of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population.  Bulletin of Marine Science 722 567588. UM-SG-RS-2003-12.

Miller, TJ; Frisk, MG; Fogarty, MJ Comment on Mollet and Cailliet (2002): confronting models with data. Marine and Freshwater Research 546 73773810.1071/MF02079. UM-SG-RS-2003-31.

Miller, TJ; Smith, SG Modeling crab growth and population dynamics: Insights from the blue crab conference.  Bulletin of Marine Science 722 537541. UM-SG-RS-2003-11.

Riedel, GF; Sanders, JG The interrelationships among trace element cycling, nutrient loading, and system complexity in estuaries: A mesocosm study.  Estuaries 262 33935110.1007/BF02695972. UM-SG-RS-2003-06.

Riedel, GF; Sanders, JG; Breitburg, DL Seasonal variability in response of estuarine phytoplankton communities to stress: Linkages between toxic trace elements and nutrient enrichment.  Estuaries 262 32333810.1007/BF02695971. UM-SG-RS-2003-04.

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