Jack W. Fell

Jack W. Fell

Professor Emeritus Department of Marine Biology and Ecology

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4603

Field and laboratory research on the role of fungi in marine food webs. Field studies have been in oceanic and near shore regions. Open ocean research has examined the distribution of yeasts relative to physical and biological characteristics of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Antarctic Oceans. Near shore studies concentrate on the role of fungi in decomposition processes in the mangrove detrital system, a major nutrient source in tropical food webs. Laboratory studies examine mating genetics and molecular genetics of basidiomycetous yeasts as a measure of fungal population diversity. Molecular systematics is being adapted for rapid identification of marine and terrestrial microbes using techniques such as suspension arrays and electrochemistry.

Adams BJ, Bardgett RD, Ayres E, Wall DH, Aislabie J, Bamforth S, Bargagli R, Cary C, Cavacini P, Connell L, Convey P, Fell JW, Frati F, Hogg ID, Newsham KK, O'Donnell A, Russell N, Seppelt RD, Stevens MI 2006. Diversity and Distribuion of Victoria Land Biota. Soil Biology & Biochemistry (in press)

Diaz MR, Boekhout T, Bovers M, Cabanes FJ, Fell JW 2006 Microcoding and flow cytometry as a high-throughput fungal identification system for Malassezia species. J. Med Microbiol. 55:(in press)

Fonseca A, Fell JW, Kurtzman C P & Spencer-Martins I 2000 Candida tartarivoranssp. nov., an  anamorphic ascomycetous yeast with the capacity to degrade L(+)- and meso-tartaric acid.  Int. J. Syst Bacteriol 50:389-394

Scorzetti G, Petrescu I, Yarrow D & Fell JW 2000 Cryptococcus adeliensis sp. nov., a xylanase producing basidiomycetous yeast from Antarctica Antonie van Leeuwenhooek 77:153-157

Middelhoven WJ, Scorzetti G & Fell JW 2000. Trichosporon veenhuisii sp. nov., an alkane-assimilating anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast.  Int J  Syst Bact 50:381-387

Diaz MR & Fell JW 2000 Molecular analysis of ITS and IGS rDNA regions of the psychrophilic yeasts in the genus Mrakia.  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 77: 7-12

Fonseca A, Sampaio JP, Inacio J & Fell JW 2000 Emendation of basidiomycetous yeast genus Kondoa and the description of Kondoa aeria sp. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 77:293-302

Fell, JW, Boekhout T, Fonseca A, Scorzetti G & Statzell-Tallman A. 2000 Biodiversity and systematics of basidiomycetous yeasts as determined by large subunit rD1/D2 domain sequence analysis Int J Syst  Evol Microbiol 50:1351-1371

Boekhout T, Fell JW, Fonseca A, Prillinger HJ, Lopandic K & Roeijmans H. 2000 The basidiomycetous yeast Rhodotorula yarrowii comb. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 77:355-358

Diaz MR, Boekhout T, Theelen B & Fell JW, 2000 Molecular sequence analysis of the intergenic spacer (IGS) associated with rDNA of the two varieties of the pathogenic yeast, Cryptococcus neoformans.  System Appl. Microbiol 23:535-545.

Middelhoven WJ, Scorzetti G & Fell JW. 2001 Trichosporon porosum comb. nov., an anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast inhabiting soil, related to the loubieri/laibachii group of species that assimilate hemicellouloses and phenolic compounds. FEMS :Yeast Research 1: 15-22

Sampaio JP, Gadanho M, Santos S, Durarte FL, Pais, C, Fonseca A & Fell JW.  2001. Polyphasic taxonomy of the basidiomycetous yeast genus Rhodosporidium: Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae and related anamorphic species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51: 687-697

Boekhout T, Theelen B, Diaz M, Fell JW, Hop WC, Abeln EC, Dromer F, Meyer W. 2001 Hybrid genotypes in the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans. Microbiol 147:891-907

Fell JW, Pinel N, Scorzetti G, Statzell-Tallman A & Yarrow D 2002 Recognition of the basidiomycetous yeast Sporobolomyces ruberrimus sp. nov., as a distinct species based on molecular and morphological analyses FEMS Yeast Research 1: 265-270

Kiesling TL, Wilkinson E, Rabalais J, Ortner PB, McCabe MM & Fell JW 2002. Rapid identification of adult and naupliar stages of copepods using DNA hybridization methodology.  Mar Biotechnol 4: 30-39

Scorzetti G, Fell JW, Fonseca A & Statzell-Tallman A. 2002  Systematics of basidiomycetous yeasts: a comparison of large sub-unit D1D2 and internal transcribed spacer rDNA regions.  FEMS Yeast Research 2:495-517.

Kwon-Chung KJ, Boekhout T, Fell JW & Diaz M 2002 Proposal to conserve the name Cryptococcus gattii against C. hondurianus and C. bacillisporus (Basidiomycota, Hymenomycetes, Tremellomycetidae) Taxon 51:804-806.

Middelhoven WJ, Scorzetti G & Fell JW. 2004. Systematics of the anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast genus Trichosporon vadense Behrend with the description of   five novel species, viz. T. smithiae, T. dehoogii, T. scarabaeorum and T. gamsii.  Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54: 975-986.

Sampio JP, Golubev WJ, Fell JW, Gadanho M & Golubev NW. 2004 Curvibasidium  cygneicollum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Curvibasidium pallidicorallinum sp. nov., novel taxa in the Microbotryomcetidae (Urediniomycetes), and their relationship with Rhodotorula fujisanensis and R. nothofagi. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 54:1405-1411

Sampaio JP, Inacia J, Fonseca A, Gadanho M, Fell JW & Scorzetti 2004 Auriculibuller fuscus gen. nov., sp. nov. and Bullera japonica sp. nov., novel taxa in the Tremellales. Int J. Syst Evol Microbiol 54:987-993.

Lopandic K, Sugita T, Middelhoven WJ, Herzberg M, Fell JW, Zelger S & Prillinger H. 2004. Trichosporon caseorum sp. nov. and Trichosporon lactis sp. nov., two basidiomycetous yeasts isolated from cheeses. Frontiers in Basidiomycota Mycology:99-116

Fell JW & Scorzetti G 2004 Reassignment of the basidiomycetous yeasts Trichosporon pullulans to Guehomyces  pullulans  gen. nov, comb., nov. and Hyalodendron lignicola to Trichosporon lignicola comb. nov.  Int J. Syst Evol Microbiol 54: 995-998.

Thanh VN, Smit MS, Moleleki N & Fell JW 2004 Rhodotorula cycloclasticasp. nov., Rhodotorula retinophilasp. nov., and Rhodotorulat terpenoidalissp. nov., three limonene-utilizing yeasts isolated from soil.  FEMS Yeast Research 4:857-863

Diaz M & Fell JW 2004 High throughput detection of pathogenic yeasts in the genus Trichosporon.  J Clin Microbiol 42: 3696-3706

Fell, JW, Statzell-Tallman A & Kurtzman CP. 2004 Lachancea meyersii sp. nov., an ascosporogenous yeast from mangrove regions in the Bahama Islands. Studies in Mycology 50: 359-363

Kurtzman CP, Statzell-Tallman A & Fell JW 2004 Tetrapisispora fleetii sp. nov., a new member of the Saccharomycetaceae.  Studies in Mycology 50: 397-400

Goodwin KD, S.A. Cotton, G. Scorzetti, and J.W. Fell, 2005 A DNA hybridization assay to identify toxic dinoflagellates in coastal waters: detection of Karenia Brevis in the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Harmful Algae 4:411-422

Summerbell RC, Levesque CA, Siefert KA, Bovers M, Fell JW, Diaz MR, Boekhout T, de Hoog GS, Stalpers J, Crous P 2005. Microcoding: the second step in DNA barcoding. Phil Trans R Soc B 1721-1729

LaGier MJ, Scholin CA, Fell JW & Goodwin KD. 2005 An electrochemical RNA hybridization assay for detection of the fecal indicator bacterium Escherichia coli.  Mar Pollution Bull 50:1251-1261

Diaz MR & Fell JW. 2005 Rapid identification of the varieties and genotypes of Cryptococcus neoformansspecies complex using a high-throughput suspension array. J. Clinical Micro 43:3662-2672

Diaz MR, Boekhout T, Kiesling T & Fell JW 2005 Comparative analysis of the intergenic spacer regions and population structure of the species complex of the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans. FEMS Yeast Res 1129-1140

Fell JW, Scorzetti G, Connell L, Craig S. Biodiversity of micro-eukaryotes in Antarctic Dry Valley soils with <5%soil moisture. Soil Biology & Biochemistry (in press)

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