Publications

Oakley, C. A., E. Durand, S. P. Wilkinson, L. Peng, V. M. Weis, A. R. Grossman, and S. K. Davy. 2017. Thermal shock induces host proteostasis disruption and endoplasmic reticulum stress in the model symbiotic cnidarian Aiptasia. Journal of Proteome Research. (PDF)

 

Neubaeur, E-F, A. Z. Poole, P. Neubauer, O. Detournay, K. Tan, S. K. Davy, and V. M. Weis. 2017. A diverse host thrombospondin-type-1 repeat protein repertoire promotes symbiont colonization during establishment of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. eLife 6:e24494. (PDF)

 

Kitchen, S. A. and V. M. Weis. 2017. The sphingosine rheostat is involved in the cnidarian heat stress response but not necessarily in bleaching. Journal of Experimental Biology, 153858. (PDF)

 

Neubaeur, E-F, A. Z. Poole, V. M. Weis, and S. K. Davy. 2016. The scavenger receptor repertoire in six cnidarian species and its putative role in cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. PeerJ 4, e2692. (PDF)

 

Paxton, C. W., M. V. B. Baria, V. M. Weis, and S. Harii. 2016. Effect of elevated temperature on fecundity and reproductive timing in the coral Acropora digitifera. Zygote 24(4), 511-516. (PDF)

 

Kirk, N. L. and V. M. Weis. 2016. Animal-Symbiodinium Symbioses: Foundations of Coral Reef Ecosystems.  In: Advances in Environmental Microbiology: The mechanistic benefits of microbial symbioses. Ed. C. Hurst. Springer. Pg 269-294. (PDF)

 

Bhattacharya, D., S. Agrawa, M. Aranda, S. Baumgarten, M. Belcaid, J. Drake, D. Erwin, S. Foret, R. D. Gates, D. F. Gruber, B. Hanna, M. P. Lesser, O. Levy, Y. J. Liew, M. MacManes, T. Mass, M. Medina, S. Mehr, E. Meyer, D. C. Price, H. M. Putnam, H. Qiu, C. Shinzato, E. Shoguchi, A. J. Stokes, S. Tambutté, D. Tchernov, C. R. Voolstra, N. Wagner, C. W. Walker, A. P. M. Weber, V. M. Weis, E. Zelzion, D. Zoccola, and P. G. Falkowski.  2016.  Comparative genomics explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals. eLife 5:e13288. (PDF)

 

Neubauer E.F., A. Z. Poole, V. M. Weis, and S. K. Davy. 2016. The scavenger receptor repertoire in six cnidarian species and its putative role in cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. PeerJ 4:e2692. (PDF)

 

Poole, A. Z., S. A. Kitchen, and V. M. Weis. 2016. The role of complement in cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis and immune challenge in the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida. Frontiers in Microbiology 7. (PDF)

 

Oakley, C. A., M. F. Ameismeier, L. Peng, V. M. Weis, A. R. Grossman, and S. K. Davy. 2015. Symbiosis induces widespread changes in the proteome of the model cnidarian Aiptasia. Cellular Microbiology.

 

Matthews, J. L., A. E. Sproles, C. A. Oakley, A. R. Grossman, V. M. Weis, and S. K. Davy. 2015. Menthol-induced bleaching rapidly and effectively provides experimental aposymbiotic sea anemones (Aiptasia sp.) for symbiosis investigations. Journal of Experimental Biology, JEB. 128934. (PDF)

 

Kitchen, S. A., C. M. Crowder, A. Z. Poole, V. M. Weis, and E. Meyer. 2015. De Novo Assembly and Characterization of Four Anthozoan (Phylum Cnidaria) Transcriptomes. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics 5(11), 2441-2452. (PDF)

 

Baumgarten, S., O. Simakov, L. Y. Esherick, Y. J. Liew, E. M. Lehnert, C. T. Michell, Y. Li, E. A. Hambleton, A. Guse, M. E. Oates, J. Gough, V. M. Weis, M. Aranda, J. R. Pringle, C. R. Voolstra. 2015. The genome of Aiptasia, a sea anemone model for coral symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(38), 11893-11898. (PDF)

 

Paxton, C. W., M. V. B. Baria, V. M. Weis, S. Harii. 2015. Effect of elevated temperature on fecundity and reproductive timing in the coral Acropora digitifera. Zygote, 1-6.

 

Poole, A. Z., and V. M. Weis. 2014. TIR-domain-containing protein repertoire of nine Anthozoan species reveals coral-specific expansions and uncharacterized proteins. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 46: 480-488. (PDF)

 

Crowder, C. M., W. Liang, V. M. Weis, and T. Fan. 2014. Elevated Temperature Alters the Lunar Timing of Planulation in the Brooding Coral Pocillopora damicornis. PLoS ONE 9(10): e107906. (PDF)

 

Technau, U. and V. M. Weis. 2013. EvoDevo meets ecology: the Ninth Okazaki Biology Conference on Marine Biology. EvoDevo 4:18. (PDF)

 

Paxton, C. W., S. K. Davy, and V. M. Weis. 2013. Stress and death of cnidarian host cells play a role in cnidarian bleaching. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 2813-2820. (PDF)

 

Detournay, O., C. E. Schnitzler, A. Poole, and V. M. Weis. 2012. Regulation of cnidarian-dinoflagellate mutualisms: Evidence that activation of a host TGFbeta innate immune pathway promotes tolerance of the symbiont. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 38:525-537. (PDF)

 

Meyer, E., and V. M. Weis. 2012. Study of cnidarian-algal symbiosis in the 'omics' age. Biological Bulletin 223:44-65. (PDF)

 

Davy, S. K., D. Allemand, and V. M. Weis. 2012. Cell biology of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 76:229-261. (PDF) doi: 10.1128/​MMBR.05014-11

 

Chen, W. N. U., H. J. Kang, V. M. Weis, A. B. Mayfield, P. L. Jiang, L. S. Fang, and C. S. Chen. 2012. Diel rhythmicity of lipid-body formation in a coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis. Coral Reefs 31:521-534. (PDF)

 

Detournay, O., and V. M. Weis. 2011. Role of the sphingosine rheostat in the regulation of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses. Biological Bulletin 221:261-269. (PDF)

 

Schnitzler, C. E., L. L. Hollingsworth, D. A. Krupp and V. M. Weis.  2011.  Elevated temperature impairs onset of symbiosis and reduces survivorship in larvae of the Hawaiian coral, Fungia scutariaMarine Biology 159:633-642. (PDF)

 

Schnitzler, C. E. and V. M. Weis. 2010. Coral larvae exhibit few measurable transcriptional changes during the onset of coral-dinoflagellate endosymbiosis. Marine Gemomics 3:107-116. (PDF)

 

Logan, D. D. K., A. C. LaFlamme, V. M. Weis and S. K. Davy. 2010 Flow-cytometric characterization of the cell-surface glycans of symbiotic dinoflagellates. (Symbiodinium spp.) Journal of Phycology 46:525-533 (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M. 2010. Perspective article. The susceptibility and resilience of corals to thermal stress: adaptation, acclimatization or both? Molecular Ecology 19:1515-1517. (PDF)

 

Sunagawa, S., E. Wilson, M. Thaler, M. Smith, C. Caruso, J. Pringle, V. Weis, M. Medina, and J. Schwarz. 2009. Generation and analysis of transcriptomic resources for a model system on the rise: the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida and its dinoflagellate endosymbiont. BMC Genomics 10(1) 258. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M. and D. Allemand. 2009. What determines coral health? Science 324:1153-1155. (PDF)

 

Wood-Charlson, E. and V. M. Weis. 2009. The diversity of C-type lectins in the genome of a basal metazoan, Nematostella vectensis. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 33:881-889 (PDF)

 

Dunn, S. R. and V. M. Weis. 2009. Apoptosis as a post-phagocytic winnowing mechanism in a coral-dinoflagellate mutualism. Environmental Microbiology 11:268-276. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M. 2008. Cellular mechanisms of cndiarian bleaching: Stress causes the collapse of symbiosis. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 3059-3066. (PDF)

 

Richier, S., M. Rodriguez-Lanetty, C. E. Schnitzler, and V. M. Weis. 2008. Response of the symbiotic cnidarian Anthopleura elegantissima transcriptome to temperature and UV increase. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D: Proteomics and Genomics 3:283-289. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M., S. K. Davy, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, M. Rodriguez-Lanetty, and J. R. Pringle. 2008. Cell biology in model systems as the key to understanding corals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23(7): 369-376. (PDF)

 

Perez, S. and V. M. Weis. 2008. Cyclophilin and the regulation of symbiosis in Aiptasia pallida. Biological Bulletin 215:63-72. (PDF)

 

Rodriguez-Lanetty, M., S. Dove, O. Hoegh-Guldberg and V. M. Weis. 2008. Analytical approach for selecting normalizing genes from a cDNA microarray platform to be used in q-RT-PCR assays: A cnidarian case study. Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods 70:985-991. (PDF)

 

Dunn, S. R., C. Schnitzler and V. M. Weis.  2007.  Apoptosis and autophagy as mechanisms of dinoflagellate symbiont release during cnidarian bleaching: Every which way you lose. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 274:3079-3085 (PDF)

 

Mitchelmore, C. L., E. A. Verde, and V. M. Weis. 2007. Uptake and partitioning of copper and cadmium in the coral Pocillopora damicornis. Aquatic Toxicology 85:48-56. (PDF)

 

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., G. Muller-Parker, C. B. Cook, R. D. Gates, E. Gladfelter, R. K. Trench and V. M. Weis. 2007. Len Muscatine (1932-2007) and his contributions to the understanding of algal-invertebrate endosymbiosis. Coral Reefs 26:731-739. (PDF)

 

Dunn, S. R., W. S. Phillips, and V. M. Weis. 2007. Knockdown of actin and caspase gene expression by RNA interference in the symbiotic sea anemone Aiptasia pallida. Biological Bulletin 212:250-258. (PDF)

 

Barneah, O., I. Brickner, M. Hooge, V. M. Weis, Y. Benayahu. 2007. First evidence of maternal transmission of algal endosymbionts at an oocyte stage in a triploblastic host, with observations on reproduction in Waminoa brickneri (Acoelomorpha). Invertebrate Biology 126: 113-119. (PDF)

 

Barneah, O., I. Brickner, M. Hooge, V. M. Weis, T. C. LaJeunesse, Y. Benayahu. 2007. Three party symbiosis: acoelomorph worms, corals and unicellular algal symbionts in Eilat (Red Sea). Marine Biology 151:1215-1223 (PDF)

 

deBoer, M. L., D. A. Krupp and V. M. Weis. 2007.  Proteomic and transcriptional analyses of coral larvae newly engaged in symbiosis with dinoflagellates. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D: Proteomics and Genomics. 2:63-73. (PDF)

 

Hauck, L., W. S. Phillips and V. M. Weis.  2007.  A novel EF-hand protein is highly conserved among cnidarians. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.146(4) 551-559. (PDF)

 

Wood-Charlson, E. M., L. H. Hollingsworth, D. A. Krupp, and V. M. Weis. 2006. Lectin/glycan interactions play a role in recognition in a coral/dinoflagellate symbiosis. Cellular Microbiology 8(12) 1985-1994. (PDF)

 

deBoer, M., D. A Krupp, and V. M. Weis. 2006. Two atypical carbonic anhydrase homologues from the planula larva of the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria. Biological Bulletin 211: 18-30. (PDF)

 

Dunn, S. R., W. S. Phillips, J. Spatafora, D. R. Green, and V. M. Weis. 2006. Highly conserved caspase and Bcl-2 homologues from the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida: Lower metazoans as models for the study of apoptosis evolution. Journal of Molecular Evolution 63:95-107. (PDF & PDF of supplementary material)

 

Perez, S., and V. M. Weis. 2006. Cnidarian bleaching and nitric oxide: An eviction notice mediates the breakdown of symbiosis. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 2804-2810. (PDF) Also see this article featured in "Inside JEB." (PDF)

 

Rodriguez-Lanetty, M., W. Phillips, and V. M. Weis. 2006. Transcriptome analysis of a cnidarian – dinoflagellate mutualism reveals complex modulation of host gene expression. BMC Genomics 7:23. (PDF)

 

Rodriguez-Lanetty, M., E. Wood-Charlson, L. Hollingsworth, D. Krupp, and V. M. Weis. 2006. Dynamics of infection and localization of dinoflagellate endosymbionts in larvae of the coral Fungia scutaria during the onset of symbiosis. Marine Biology 149: 713-719. (PDF)

 

Barneah, O., Y. Benayahu and V. M. Weis. 2006. Comparative proteomics of symbiotic and aposymbiotic juvenile soft corals. Marine Biotechnology 8:11-16. (PDF)

 

Barneah, O., V. M. Weis, S. Perez, and Y. Benayahu. 2004. Diversity of dinoflagellate symbionts in Red Sea soft corals: mode of symbiont acquisition matters. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 275: 89-95. (PDF)

 

Rodriguez-Lanetty, M., D. A. Krupp and V. M. Weis. 2004. Distinct ITS types of Symbiodinium in clade C correlate with cnidarian/dinoflagellate specificity during onset of symbiosis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 275: 97-102. (PDF)

 

Yacobovitch, T., Y. Benayahu, and V. M. Weis. 2004. Motility of zooxanthellae isolated from the Red Sea soft coral Heteroxenia fuscescens (Cnidaria). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 298(1): 35-48. (PDF)

 

Schwarz, J. A. and V. M. Weis. 2003. Immunolocalization of host sym32 and an undescribed protein, p45/48, in the sea anemone-dinoflagellate association Anthopleura elegantissima-Symbiodinium muscatinei. Biol. Bull. 205:339-350. (PDF)

 

Mitchelmore, C., E. A. Verde, A. H. Ringwood, and V. M. Weis. 2003. Effects of heavy metal exposure on the symbiotic sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima (1) Differential accumulation of heavy metals as a function of symbiotic state. Aquatic Toxicol. 64(3): 317-329. (PDF)

 

Yacobovitch, T., V. M. Weis, and Y. Benayahu. 2003. Development and survivorship of zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate primary polyps of the soft coral Heteroxenia fuscescens: Laboratory and field comparisons. Mar. Biol. 142:1055-1063. (PDF)

 

Mitchelmore, C., A. H. Ringwood, and V. M. Weis. 2003. Differential accumulation of cadmium and changes in glutathione levels as a function of symbiotic state in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 284:71-85. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M., E. A. Verde, A. Pribyl, and J. A. Schwarz. 2002. Aspects of the larval biology of the sea anemones Anthopleura elegantissima and A. artemisia. Invertebr. Biol. 121: 190-201. (PDF)

 

Schwarz, J. A., V. M. Weis, and D. Potts. 2002. Feeding behavior and acquisition of zooxanthellae by the planula larva of the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima. Mar. Biol. 140: 471-478. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M., E. A. Verde and W. S. Reynolds. 2002. Characterization of a short form peridinin-chlorophyll-protein (PCP) cDNA and protein from the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium muscatinei (Dinophyceae) from the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima. J. Phycol. 38: 157-163. (PDF)

 

Mitchelmore, C., J. A. Schwarz and V. M. Weis. 2002. Development of symbiosis-specific genes as biomarkers for the early detection of cnidarian-algal symbiosis breakdown. Mar. Env. Res. 54: 345-349. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M., W. S. Reynolds, M. L. deBoer, and D. A. Krupp. 2001. Host-symbiont specificity during onset of symbiosis between the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium spp. and the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria. Coral Reefs 20:301-308. (PDF)

 

Reynolds, W. S., Schwarz, J. A., and V. M. Weis. 2000. Symbiosis-enhanced gene expression in cnidarian-algal associations: Cloning and characterization of a cDNA, sym32 encoding a possible cell adhesion protein. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol. A 126:33-44. (PDF)

 

Weis, V. M. and W. S. Reynolds. 1999. Carbonic anhydrase expression and synthesis in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima are enhanced by the presence of dinoflagellate symbionts. Physiol. Zool. 72(3): 307-316. (PDF)

 

Schwarz, J. A., D. A. Krupp, and V. M. Weis. 1999. Late larval development and onset of symbiosis in the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria. Biol. Bull. 196:70-79. (PDF)