Dr. Alice Ortmann, Ph.D.
University of South Alabama
Diversity and ecological roles of marine microbes including
Bacteria, Archaea and their viruses using both culture-based and molecular
Addressing the microbial diversity and activities within Mobile Bay and the
northern Gulf of Mexico. Characterizing the life cycle and host/virus
interactions of STIV, a crenarchaeal virus and Sulfolobus, an acidophilic
thermophile. Initial survey and characterization of viruses associated with
deep-sea hydrothermal venting on the Juan de Fuca ridge.
Ortmann, A. C. and N.
Ortell. (2013) Changes in free-living bacterial community diversity reflect the
magnitude of environmental variability. FEMS Microbiology Ecology (in press).
Christiaen, B., R. Bernard, B. Mortazavi, J. Cebrian and A. C. Ortmann. (2013a) Differences in
urbanization are not reflected in the δ15N of seagrass leaves at a global scale.
Marine Pollution Bulletin doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.06.024.
Christiaen, B., A. McDonald, J. Cebrian and A. C. Ortmann. (2013b) Response of the
microbial community to environmental change during seagrass transplantation.
Aquatic Botany 109:31-38.
Maaty, W. S., J. Steffens, J. Heinemann, A. C. Ortmann, B. D. Reeves, S. K. Biswas, E.
A. Dratz, P. A. Grieco, M. J. Young and B. Bothner. (2012b) Global analysis of
viral infection in an archaeal model system. Frontiers in Virology 3:411.
Ortmann, A. C., J.
Anders, N. Shelton, L. Gong, A. G. Moss and R. H. Condon. (2012) Dispersed oil
disrupts microbial pathways in pelagic food webs. PLOS ONE 7:e42548.
Maaty, W. S., K. Selvig, S. Ryder, P. Tarlykov, J. K. Hilmer,
J. Heinemann, J. Steffens, J. C. Snyder, A. C.
Ortmann, N. Movahed, K. Spicka, L. Chetia, P. A. Griecos, E. A. Dratz, T.
Douglas, M. J. Young and B. Bothner. (2012a) Proteomic analysis of Sulfolobus
solfataricus during Sulfolobus turreted icosahedral virus infection. Journal of
Proteome Research 11:1420-1432.
Ortmann, A. C., R. C.
Metzger, J. D. Liefer and L. Novoveska. (2011) Grazing and viral lysis vary for
different components of the microbial community across an estuarine gradient.
Aquatic Microbial Ecology 65:143-157.
Wirth, J. F., J. C. Snyder, R. A. Hochstein, A. C. Ortmann, D. A. Willits, T. Douglas and M.
J. Young. (2011) Development of a genetic system for the archaeal virus
Sulfolobus turreted icosahedral virus (STIV). Virology 415:6-11.