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Full Length Publications 1980 - present:

1. Simon, Robert D. 1980. DNA content of heterocysts and spores of the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis. FEMS Letters 8:241-245.

2. Simon, Robert D. 1980. Interactions between light and gas vacuoles in Halobacterium salinarium strain 5: The effect of ultraviolet light. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 40:984-987.

3. Simon, Robert D. 1980. Acrylamide gel electrophoresis of hydrophobic proteins: Gas vacuole protein. Electrophoresis 1:172-176.

4. Simon, Robert D. 1981. The morphology and protein composition of gas vesicles from wild type and gas vacuole defective strains of Halobacterium salinarium strain 5. J. Gen. Microbiol. 125:103-111.

5. Simon, Robert D. 1981. Gliding motility in the cyanobacterium Aphanothece halophytica: Biochemical analysis of mot - mutants. J. Bact. 146:315-321.

6. Lawry, N.H. and R.D. Simon. 1982. The normal and induced occurrence of cyanophycin inclusion bodies in several blue-green algae. J. Phycol. 18:391-399.

7. Van de Water, S.D. and R.D. Simon. 1982. Induction and differentiation of heterocyst formation in the filamentous cyanobacterium Cylindrospermum licheniforme. J. Gen. Microbiol. 128:917-925.

8. Simon, R.D., M. Shilo, and J.W. Hastings. 1982. Extrachromosomal DNA in the luminous bacteria: The Absence of a correlation between plasmids and luminesence in marine luminous bacteria. Current Microbiology. 7:175-180.

9. Simon, R.D. 1984. Evolution of the microbial mat community: Problems and technological solution. In: "Microbial Mats: Stromatolites", ed. H.H. Halvorsen, R. Castenholtz, and Y. Cohen, pp.437447, H., Alan Liss, New York.

10. Van de Water, S.D. and R.D. Simon. 1984. Heterocyst differentiation in Cylindrospermum licheniforme: Studies on the role of transcription. J. Gen. Microbiol. 130:789796.

11. Latorella, A.H. and R.D. Simon. 1985. Approaches to the genetics of Dunaliella. in Algal Biomass Technologies, An interdisciplinary perspective. eds. W.R. Barclay and R.P. McIntosh. Beiheftezur Nova Hedwigia 83:15-20; plus discussion pp 44-50.

12. Simon, R.D. 1986. Inclusion bodies in the cyanobacteria: cyanophycin, polyphosphate, and polyhedral bodies. In The Cyanobacteria: Current Research. Eds. Fay, P. and C. Van Baalen. Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press, Amsterdam. pp. 199-226.

13. Briggs, G.G. and R.D. Simon. 1987. Use of the Tandy model 100 in science laboratories. In Proceedings of the 3rd annual Eastern Small College Computing Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY., pp 264-271.

14. Simon, R.D. 1993. Electrophoresis of Halobacterium Gas vesicles in phenol-acetic acid-urea (PAU) gels. in Archea: A Laboratory Manual (Halophile Section). Cold Spring Harbor Press.

15. Simon, R.D., A. Abeliovich and S. Belkin. 1994. A novel halophilic environment: The phylloplane of Atriplex halimus, a salt-excreting plant. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 14:99-110.

16. Simon, R.D., A. Abeliovich, L. Ritchie and S. Belkin. 1994. Alkalinophilic halophiles from the phylloplane of Tamarix aphylla. In preparation.

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