Publications - Thomas A. Kursar


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Coley, P.D., M-J. Endara, and T.A. Kursar. 2018. Consequences of interspecific variation in defenses and herbivore host choice for the ecology and evolution of Inga, a speciose rainforest tree. Oecologia. PDF
Endara, M-J., P.D. Coley, N. Wiggins, D.L. Forrister, G. Younkin, J.A. Nicholls, R.T. Pennington, K.G. Dexter, C. Kidner, G. N. Stone, and T.A. Kursar. 2018. Chemocoding as an identification tool where morphological- and DNA-based methods fall short: Inga as a case study. New Phytologist. PDF
Endara, M-J., P.D. Coley, G. Ghabash, J.A. Nicholls, K.G. Dexter, D.A. Donoso, G. N. Stone, R.T. Pennington and T.A. Kursar. 2017. Coevolutionary arms race versus host defense chase in a tropical herbivore-plant system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1707727114. PDF PNAS Cover, September 2017
Dexter, K.G., Lavin, M., Torke, B.M., Twyford, A.D., Kursar, T.A., Coley, P.D., Drake, C., Hollands, R. and R.T. Pennington. 2017. Dispersal assembly of rain forest tree communities across the Amazon basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114:2645-2650.
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613655114. PDF
Bixenmann, R.J., P.D. Coley, A. Weinhold and T.A. Kursar. (2016) High herbivore pressure favors constitutive over induced defense. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2208. PDF
Wiggins, N. L., D. L. Forrister, M-J. Endara, P. D. Coley, and T. A. Kursar (2016) Quantitative and qualitative shifts in defensive metabolites define chemical defense investment during leaf development in Inga, a genus of tropical trees. Ecology and Evolution. 6: 478–492. dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1896. PDF
Endara, M-J., A. Weinhold, J. E. Cox, N. L. Wiggins, P. D. Coley, and T. A. Kursar. (2015) Divergent evolution in anti-herbivore defenses within species complexes at a single Amazonian site. Journal of Ecology. 103: 1107–1118. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12431. PDF
Wolfe, B. T. and T. A. Kursar. (2015) Diverse patterns of stored water use among saplings in seasonally dry tropical forests.
Oecologia. 179: 925-936. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3329-z
Oliveira, K. N., P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, L. A. Kaminski, M. Z. Moreira, and R. I. Campos. (2015) The effect of symbiotic ant colonies on plant growth: a test using an Azteca-Cecropia system. PLoS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0120351. PDF
Forister, M. L., V. Novotny, A. K. Panorska, L. Baje, Y. Basset, P. T. Butterill, L. Cizek, P. D. Coley, F. Dem, I. R. Diniz, P. Drozd, M. Fox, A. E. Glassmire, R. Hazen, J. Hrcek, J. P. Jahner, O. Kaman, T. J. Kozubowski, T. A. Kursar, O. T. Lewis, J. Lill, R. J. Marquis, S. E. Miller, H. C. Morais, M. Murakami, H. Nickel, N. A. Pardikes, R. E. Ricklefs, M. S. Singer, A. M. Smilanich, J. O. Stireman, S. Villamarín-Cortez, S. Vodka, M. Volf, D. L. Wagner, T. Walla, G. D. Weiblen and L. A. Dyer. (2015) The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA 112: 442–447. doi:10.1073/pnas.1423042112. LINK
Spear, E. R., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2015) Do pathogens limit the distributions of tropical trees across a rainfall gradient?
Journal of Ecology. 103: 165–174. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12339. PDF
Almeida, C., H. Ortega, S. Higginbotham, C. Spadafora, A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, W. H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. (2014) Chemical and bioactive natural products from Microthyriaceae sp., an endophytic fungus from a tropical grass. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 59: 58-64. doi: 10.1111/lam.12245. PDF
Higgins, K. L., A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2014) Communities of fungal endophytes in tropical forest grasses: highly diverse host- and habitat generalists characterized by strong spatial structure. Fungal Ecology. 8: 1-11. PDF
Higginbotham, S. J., A. E. Arnold, A. Ibañez, C. Spadafora, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2013) Bioactivity of fungal endophytes as a function of endophyte taxonomy and the taxonomy and distribution of their host plants. PLoS ONE. 8(9), e73192. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073192. PDF
Ortega, H. E., P. R. Graupner, Y. Asai, K. TenDyke, D. Qiu, Y. Y. Shen, N. Rios, A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, W. H. Gerwick, and L. Cubilla-Rios. (2013) Mycoleptodiscins A and B, cytotoxic alkaloids from the endophytic fungus Mycoleptodiscus sp. F0194.
Journal of Natural Products. 76: 741-744. LINK
Brenes-Arguedas, T., A. B. Roddy and T. A. Kursar. (2013) Plant traits in relation to the performance and distribution of woody species in wet and dry tropical forest types in Panama. Functional Ecology. 27: 392–402.
Bixenmann, R. J., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar (2013) Developmental changes in direct and indirect defenses in the young leaves of the Neotropical tree genus Inga (Fabaceae). Biotropica. 45: 175–184. PDF
Sinimbu, G., P. D. Coley, M. R. Lemes, J. Lokvam and T. A. Kursar. (2012) Do the antiherbivore traits of developing leaves in the Neotropical tree Inga paraensis (Fabaceae) vary with light availability? Oecologia. 170: 669-676. PDF
Varughese, T., N. Rios, S. Higginbotham, A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, W. H. Gerwick, and L. Cubilla Rios. (2012) Antifungal depsidone metabolites from Cordyceps dipterigena, an endophytic fungus antagonistic to the phytopathogen Gibberella fujikuroi.
Tetrahedron Letters. 53: 1624-1626. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.01.076. PDF
Moreno, E., T. Varughese, C. Spadafora, A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, W. H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. (2011) Chemical constituents of the new endophytic fungus Mycosphaerella sp. nov. and their anti-parasitic activity. Natural Product Communications. 6: 835-840. PDF
Brenes-Arguedas, T., A. B. Roddy, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2011) Do differences in understory light contribute to species distributions along a tropical rainfall gradient? Oecologia. 166: 443-456. PDF
Higgins, K. L., P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar and A. E. Arnold. (2011) Culturing and direct PCR suggest prevalent host-generalism among diverse fungal endophytes of tropical forest grasses. Mycologia. 103: 247-260. PDF
Kursar, T. A. (2011) What are the implications of the Nagoya Protocol for research on biodiversity? BioScience. 4: 256-257. [a commentary]
Bixenmann, R. J., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2011) Is extrafloral nectar production induced by herbivores or ants in a tropical facultative ant-plant mutualism? Oecologia. 165: 417-425. PDF
Kursar, T. A., K. G. Dexter, J. Lokvam, R. T. Pennington, J. E. Richardson, M. G. Weber, E. T. Murakami, C. Drake, R. McGregor and P. D. Coley. (2009) The evolution of anti-herbivore defenses and their contribution to species coexistence in the tropical tree genus Inga. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA 106: 18073-18078. LINK
Brenes-Arguedas, T., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2009) Pests versus drought as determinants of plant distribution along a tropical rainfall gradient. Ecology. 90: 1751-1761. LINK
Kursar, T. A., B. M. J. Engelbrecht, A. Burke, M. T. Tyree, B. El Omari and J. P. Giraldo. (2009) Tolerance to low leaf water status of tropical tree seedlings is related to drought performance and distribution. Functional Ecology. 23: 93-102.
Brenes-Arguedas, T., M. Ríos, G. Rivas-Torres, C. Blundo, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2008) The effect of soil on the growth performance of tropical species with contrasting distributions. Oikos. 117: 1453-1460. LINK
Kursar, T. A., T. L. Capson, L. Cubilla-Rios, D. A. Emmen, W. Gerwick, M. P. Gupta, M. V. Heller, K. McPhail, E. Ortega-Barría, D. I. Quiros, L. I. Romero, P. N. Solis and P. D. Coley. (2008) Linking insights from ecological research with bioprospecting to promote conservation, enhance research capacity and provide economic uses of biodiversity. In: W. P. Carson and S. A. Schnitzer (eds.)
Tropical Forest Community Ecology, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK. pages 429-441. LINK
Martínez-Luis, S., G. Della-Togna, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, W.H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. (2008) Antileishmanial constituents of the Panamanian endophytic fungus Edenia sp. Journal of Natural Products. 71: 2011-2014. Natural Products. 71:2011-2014. PDF
Matsubara, S, G. H. Krause, M. Seltmann, A. Virgo, T. A. Kursar, P. Jahns and K. Winter. Lutein epoxide cycle, light harvesting and photoprotection in species of the tropical tree genus Inga. (2008) Plant, Cell & Environment. 31: 548-561.
Brenes-Arguedas, T., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2008) Divergence in the chemical ecology of Inga between two Neotropical sites. Journal of Ecology. 96: 127–135. LINK
Engelbrecht, B. M. J., M. T. Tyree and T. A. Kursar. (2007) Visual assessment of wilting as a measure for leaf water potential and seedling drought survival. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 23: 497-500.
Lopez, O. L. and T. A. Kursar. (2007) Interannual variation in rainfall, drought stress and seedling mortality may mediate monodominance in tropical flooded forests. Oecologia. 154: 35-43.
Kursar, T. A., C. C. Caballero-George, T. L. Capson, L. Cubilla-Rios, W. H. Gerwick, M. V. Heller, A. Ibáñez, R. G. Linington, K. L. McPhail, E. Ortega-Barría, L. I. Romero and P. D. Coley. (2007) Linking bioprospecting with sustainable development and conservation: the Panama case.
Biodiversity and Conservation. 16: 2789-2800. LINK
Dyer, L. A., M. S. Singer, J. T. Lill, J. O. Stireman III, G. L. Gentry, R. J. Marquis, R. E. Ricklefs, H. F. Greeney, D. L. Wagner, H. C. Morais, I. R. Diniz, T. A. Kursar, and P.D. Coley. (2007) Host specificity of Lepidoptera in tropical and temperate forests. Nature. 448: 696-699. LINK
Engelbrecht, B. M. J., L. S. Comita, R. Condit, T. A. Kursar, M. T. Tyree, B. L. Turner and S. P. Hubbell. (2007) Drought sensitivity shapes species distribution patterns in tropical forests. Nature. 447: 80-83.
Lokvam, J., T. P. Clausen, D. Grapov, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2007) Galloyl depsides of tyrosine from young leaves of Inga laurina. Journal of Natural Products. 70: 134-136. LINK
Quiros, D. I., D. A. Emmen, E. Dominguez, M. V. Heller, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2006) A rapid, efficient method for the bioassay of extracts, fractions and compounds for activity against tropical aphids. International Journal of Pest Management. 52: 333-342. LINK
Kursar, T. A., C. C. Caballero-George, T. L. Capson, L. Cubilla-Rios, W. H. Gerwick, M. P. Gupta, A. Ibáñez, R. G. Linington, K. L. McPhail, E. Ortega-Barría, L. I. Romero, P. N. Solis and P. D. Coley. (2006) Securing economic benefits and promoting conservation through bioprospecting.
BioScience. 56: 1005-1012. PDF
Kursar, T. A., B. T. Wolfe, M. J. Epps and P. D. Coley. (2006) Food quality, competition, and parasitism influence feeding preference in a Neotropical lepidopteran. Ecology. 87: 3058-3069. LINK
Coley, P. D., M. L. Bateman and T.A. Kursar. (2006) The effects of plant quality on caterpillar growth and defense against natural enemies.
Oikos. 115: 219-228. LINK
Molinar-Toribio, E., J. González, E. Ortega-Barría, T. L. Capson, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, K. McPhail and L. Cubilla-Rios. (2006) Antiprotozoal activity against Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma cruzi of xanthones isolated from Chrysochlamys tenuis. Pharmaceutical Biology. 44: 550-553. LINK
Lokvam, J., T. Brenes-Arguedas, J. S. Lee, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2006) Allelochemic function in a primary metabolite: the case of L-tyrosine hyper-production in Inga umbellifera (Fabaceae). American Journal of Botany. 93: 1109-1115. LINK
Brenes-Arguedas, T., M. W. Horton, P. D. Coley, J. Lokvam, R. A. Waddell, B. E. Meizoso-O’Meara and T. A. Kursar. (2006) Contrasting mechanisms of secondary metabolite accumulation during leaf development in two tropical tree species with different leaf expansion strategies. Oecologia. 149: 91-100. LINK
Svenning, J.-C., B. M. J. Engelbrecht, D. A. Kinner, T. A. Kursar, R. F. Stallard and S. J. Wright. (2006) The relative roles of environment, history, and local dispersal in controlling the distributions of common tree and shrub species in a tropical forest landscape, Panama.
Journal of Tropical Ecology. 22: 575-586. LINK
Engelbrecht, B. M. J., J. W. Dalling, R. L. Wolf, T. R. H. Pearson, D. A. Galvez, T. Koehler, M. T. Tyree and T. A. Kursar. (2006) Short dry spells in the wet season increase mortality of tropical pioneer seedlings. Oecologia. 148: 258-269. LINK
Correa, J. E., C. H. Ríos, A. R. Castillo , L. I. Romero, E. Ortega-Barría, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, M. V. Heller, W. H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla Rios. (2006) Minor alkaloids from Guatteria dumetorum with antileishmanial activity. Planta Medica. 72: 270-272. LINK
Lokvam, J. and T. A. Kursar. (2005) Divergence in structure and activity of phenolic defenses in two co-occurring Inga species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31: 2563-2580. LINK
Lopez, O. R., T. A. Kursar, H. Cochard and M. T. Tyree. (2005) Interspecific variation in xylem vulnerability to cavitation among tropical tree and shrub species. Tree Physiology. 25: 1553-1562. LINK
Coley, P. D., J. Lokvam, K. Rudolph, K. Bromberg, T. E. Sackett, L. Wright, T. Brenes-Arguedas, D. Dvorett, S. Ring, A. Clark, C. Baptiste, R. T. Pennington and T. A. Kursar. (2005) Divergent defensive strategies of young leaves in two species of Inga. Ecology. 86: 2633-2643. LINK
Engelbrecht, B. M. J., T. A. Kursar and M. T. Tyree. (2005) Drought effects on seedling survival in a tropical moist forest. Trees – Structure and Function. 19: 312–321. LINK
Kursar, T. A., B. M. J. Engelbrecht and M. T. Tyree. (2005) Comparison of soil moisture release curves for two tropical forest sites with similar rainfall but distinct tree communities. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 21: 297–305. LINK
Torres-Mendoza, D., L .D. Ureña-González, E. Ortega-Barría, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, T. L. Capson, K. McPhail and L. Cubilla-Rios. (2004) Novel cassane and cleistanthane diterpenes from Myrospermum frutescens: Absolute stereochemistry of cassane diterpene series. Journal of Natural Products. 67: 1711-1715. LINK
Hussein, A. A., I. Barberena, T. L. Capson, T. A. Kursar, P. D. Coley, P. N. Solis and M. P. Gupta. (2004) New cytotoxic naphthopyrane derivatives from Adenaria floribunda. J. Natural Products. 67: 451–453. LINK
Corbett Y., L. Herrera , J. Gonzalez , L. Cubilla, T. L. Capson, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, L. I. Romero and E. Ortega Barría. (2004) A novel DNA based microfluorimetric method to evaluate antimalarial drug activity. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 70: 119–124. LINK
Lokvam, J., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2004) Cinnamoyl glycosides from young leaves of Inga umbellifera (Fabaceae). Phytochemistry. 65: 351–358. LINK
Coley, P. D., M. V. Heller, R. Aizprua, B. Araúz, N. Flores, M. Correa, M. Gupta, P. N. Solis, E. Ortega Barría, L. I. Romero, B. Gomez, M. Ramos, L. Cubilla Rios, T. L. Capson and T. A. Kursar. (2003) Use of ecological criteria in designing plant collection strategies for drug discovery.
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 1: 421-428. LINK
Engelbrecht, B. M. J. and T. A. Kursar. (2003) Comparative drought-resistance of seedlings of 28 species of co-occurring tropical woody plants. Oecologia. 136: 383-393. LINK
Hussein, A. A., B. Bozzi, M. Correa, T. L. Capson, T. A. Kursar, P. D. Coley, P. N. Solis and M. P. Gupta. (2003) Bioactive constituents from three Vismia species. J. Natural Products. 66: 858-860. LINK
Tyree, M. T., B. M. J. Engelbrecht, G. Vargas and T. A. Kursar. (2003) Desiccation tolerance of five tropical seedlings in Panama: Relationship to a field assessment of drought performance. Plant Physiology. 132: 1439-1447. LINK
Lopez, O. R. and T. A. Kursar. (2003) Does flood tolerance explain tree species distribution in tropical seasonally flooded habitats?
Oecologia. 136: 193-204. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. (2003) Convergence in defense syndromes of young leaves in tropical rainforests. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 31: 929-949. LINK
Tyree, M. T., G. Vargas, B. M. J. Engelbrecht and T. A. Kursar. (2002) Drought until death do us part: A case study of the desiccation tolerance of a tropical moist forest tree, Licania platypus (Hemsl.) Fritsch. Journal of Experimental Botany. 53: 2239-2247. LINK
Talley, S. M., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2002) Antifungal leaf-surface metabolites correlate with fungal abundance in sagebrush populations.
Journal of Chemical Ecology. 28: 2141-2168. LINK
Talley, S. M., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2002) The effects of weather on fungal abundance and richness among 25 communities in
the Intermountain West. BMC Ecology. 2: 7. LINK
Coley, P. D. and T. A. Kursar. (2001) Herbivory, plant defenses and natural enemies in tropical forests. In: A. L. Anaya, F. J. Espinosa-García and R. Cruz-Ortega (eds.) Relacciones Químicas Entre Organismos: Aspectos Básicos y Perspectivas de Aplicación, pp 401-424.
Torti, S. D., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2001) Causes and consequences of monodominance in tropical lowland rainforests. American Naturalist. 157: 141-153. LINK
Arnold, A. E., Z. Maynard, G. S. Gilbert, P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (2000) Are tropical fungal endophytes hyperdiverse? Ecology Letters. 3: 267-274. LINK
Nelson, A. C. and T. A. Kursar. (1999) Interactions among plant defense compounds: a method for analysis. Chemoecology. 2: 81-92. LINK
Tobin, M. F., O. R. Lopez and T. A. Kursar. (1999) Responses of tropical understory plants to a severe drought: tolerance and avoidance of water stress. Biotropica. 31: 570-578. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. (1999) Contrasting modes of light acclimation in two species of the rainforest understory. Oecologia. 121: 489-498. LINK
Lopez, O. R. and T. A. Kursar. (1999) Flooding tolerance of four tropical tree species. Tree Physiology. 19: 925-932. LINK
Grauel, W. T. and T. A. Kursar. (1999) Species diversity and stand dynamics of cativo (Prioria copaifera Griseb.) forests in Darien Province, Panama. In: C Kleinn and M. Kohl (eds.) Long-Term Observations and Research in Forestry. Proceedings of an International Union of Forest Research Organizations Symposium (IUFRO) S4.11 International Symposium, held at CATIE, Costa Rica, Feb 23-27, 1999, pp 69-77.
Kursar, T. A., T. L. Capson, P. D. Coley, D. G. Corley, M. B. Gupta, L. A. Harrison, E. Ortega-Barría and D. M. Windsor. (1999) Ecologically guided bioprospecting in Panama. Pharmaceutical Biology. 37, Supplement: 114-126. LINK
Kursar, T. A. (1998) Relating tree physiology to past and future changes in tropical rainforest tree communities. Climatic Change. 39: 363-379. LINK
Lovelock, C. E., T. A. Kursar, J. B. Skillman and K. Winter. (1998) Photoinhibition in tropical forest understory species with short- and long-lived leaves. Functional Ecology. 12: 553-560. LINK
Coley, P. D. and T. A. Kursar. (1996) Causes and consequences of epiphyll colonization. In: S. S. Mulkey, R. L. Chazdon, and A. P. Smith (eds.) Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology, Chapman and Hall, N. Y., pp 337-362.
Coley, P. D. and T. A. Kursar. (1996) Anti herbivore defenses of young tropical leaves: physiological constraints and ecological trade-offs. In: S. S. Mulkey, R. L. Chazdon, and A. P. Smith (eds.) Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology, Chapman and Hall, N. Y., pp 305-336.
Capson, T. L., P. D. Coley and T. A. Kursar. (1996) A new paradigm for drug discovery in tropical rainforests. Nature Biotechnology. 14: 1200-1202. LINK
Torti, S. D., D. M. Dearing and T. A. Kursar. (1995) Extraction of phenolic compounds from fresh leaves: a comparison of methods. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 21: 117-125. LINK
Kursar, T. A., S. J. Wright and R. Radulovich. (1995) The effects of the rainy season and irrigation on soil water and oxygen in a seasonal forest in Panama. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 11: 497-516. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. (1993) Photosynthetic induction times in shade tolerant species with long and short lived leaves. Oecologia. 93: 165-170. LINK
Coley, P. D., T. A. Kursar and J. L. Machado. (1993) Colonization of tropical rainforest leaves by epiphylls: effects of site and host plant leaf lifetime. Ecology 74: 619-623. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. (1992) The consequences of delayed greening during leaf development for light absorption and light use efficiency. Plant, Cell, and Environment. 15: 901-909. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. (1992) Delayed development of the photosynthetic apparatus in tropical rainforest species. Functional Ecology. 6: 411-422. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley (1992) Delayed greening in tropical leaves: An anti herbivore defense? Biotropica. 24: 256-262.
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley (1991) Nitrogen content and expansion rates of young leaves of rainforest species: Implications for herbivory.
Biotropica. 23: 141-150. LINK
Kursar, T. A. (1989) Evaluation of soil respiration and soil CO2 concentration in a lowland moist forest in Panama. Plant and Soil. 113: 21-29. LINK
Kursar, T. A. (1988) Genomic structure and sequence variation of a 3.3 kb repeat DNA element in the kangaroo rat, Dipodomys ordii. Gene 70: 263-270. LINK
Pregnall, A. M., R. D. Smith, T. A. Kursar and R. S. Alberte (1984) Metabolic adaptations of Zostera marina (eelgrass) to diurnal periods of root anoxia. Marine Biology 83: 141-147. LINK
Alberte, R. S., A. M. Wood, T. A. Kursar and R. R. L. Guillard (1984) Novel phycoerythrins in marine Synechococcus spp. Characterization and evolutionary and ecological implications. Plant Physiology 75: 732-739. LINK
Kursar, T. A., J. van der Meer and R. S. Alberte (1983) Light harvesting system of the red alga Gracilaria tikvahiae. II. Phycobilisome characteristics of pigment mutants. Plant Physiology. 73: 361-369. LINK
Kursar, T. A., J. van der Meer and R. S. Alberte (1983) Light harvesting system of the red alga Gracilaria tikvahiae. I. Biochemical analyses of pigment mutants. Plant Physiology. 73: 353-360. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and R. S. Alberte (1983) Photosynthetic unit organization in a red alga. Relationships between light harvesting pigments and reaction centers. Plant Physiology. 72: 409-414. LINK
Kursar, T. A., H. Swift and R. S. Alberte (1981) Morphology of a novel cyanobacterium and characterization of light harvesting complexes from it: Implications for phycobiliprotein evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. USA 78: 6868-6872.
Kursar, T. A. and G. Holzwarth (1976) Backbone conformational change in the A to B transition of deoxyribonucleic acid. Biochemistry. 15: 3352-3357. LINK