Mercer R Brugler

Adjunct Associate Professor

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

  • BS, University of Miami (Florida)
  • MS, College of Charleston (Grice Marine Lab)
  • PHD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Oct 26 2016

A handbook on mentoring students in undergraduate research: proven strategies for success (ISBN-10: 0-692-78964-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-692-78964-3; digital or hard copy freely available upon request)

By CityTech's Undergraduate Research Committee
Sep 09 2016

A global eDNA comparison of freshwater bacterioplankton assemblages focusing on large-river floodplain lakes of Brazil

By Microbial Ecology
Jun 20 2016

The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

By Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Jan 13 2016

Genome assembly, annotation, & geospatial phylogenomics of the bedbug (Cimex lectularius).

By Nature Communications
Oct 26 2015

Comparative transcriptomic analyses of three species of Placobdella (Rhynchodbdellida: Glossiphoniidae) confirms a single origin of blood feeding in leeches.

By Journal of Parasitology
Jun 24 2015

Multiplexed pyrosequencing of nine sea anemone (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Actiniaria) mitochondrial genomes.

By Mitochondrial DNA
Mar 21 2015

A RNA-seq approach to identify putative toxins from acrorhagi in aggressive and non-aggressive Anthopleura elegantissima polyps.

By BMC Genomics
Jul 31 2014

Morphological and molecular variability of the sea anemone Phymanthus crucifer (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actiniaria, Actinoidea).

By Journal of the Marine Biological Association of th
May 07 2014

Hidden among sea anemones: The first comprehensive phylogenetic reconstruction of the order Actiniaria (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) reveals a novel group of hexacorals.

Nov 08 2013

Pyrosequencing the salivary transcriptome of Haemadipsa interrupta (Annelida: Clitellata: Haemadipsidae): anticoagulant diversity and insight into the evolution of anticoagulation capabilities in leeches.

By Invertebrate Biology
Sep 05 2013

The evolutionary history of the order Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) as inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA: Implications for black coral taxonomy and systematics.

By Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Aug 14 2013

Isoparactis fionae sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) from Southern Patagonia with a discussion of the family Isanthidae.

By Organisms Diversity and Evolution
Aug 13 2013

Telopathes magna gen. nov., spec. nov. (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from deep waters off Atlantic Canada and the first molecular phylogeny of the deep-sea family Schizopathidae.

By Zootaxa
Jun 15 2012

Discovery of Aphanipathes verticillata (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Aphanipathidae) in the Hawaiian Islands.

By Zootaxa
Aug 30 2010

Using morphometrics, in situ observations and genetic characters to distinguish among commercially valuable Hawaiian black coral species; a redescription of Antipathes grandis Verrill, 1928 (Antipatharia: Antipathidae).

By Invertebrate Systematics
Dec 17 2009

Deep-sea octocorals and antipatharians show no evidence of seamount-scale endemism in the NW Atlantic.

By Marine Ecology Progress Series
Nov 06 2009

Exploring the utility of an indel-rich, mitochondrial intergenic region as a molecular barcode for bamboo corals (Octocorallia: Isididae).

By Marine Genomics
May 28 2008

The mitochondrial genome of a deep-sea bamboo coral (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Octocorallia, Isididae): genome structure and putative origins of replication are not conserved among octocorals.

By Journal of Molecular Evolution
Dec 21 2007

The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns & diversity three hundred years after Linneaus.

By Zootaxa
Sep 06 2006

The complete mitochondrial genome of the black coral Chrysopathes formosa (Cnidaria:Anthozoa:Antipatharia) supports classification of antipatharians within the subclass Hexacorallia.

By Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution