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37) Brown T, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2015) Defending against pathogens - Immunological Priming and its Molecular Basis in a Sea Anemone, Cnidarian. Scientific Reports (in press)

36) Granados-Cifuentes C, Neigel J, Leberg P, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2015) Genetic Diversity of Free-Living Symbiodinium in the Caribbean: The IMportance of Habits and Seasons. Coral Reefs 34: 927-939


35) GIGA Community of Scientists (2014) The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomes. Journal of Heredity 105 (1): 1-18 


34) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Granados-Cifuentes C, Barberan A, Bellantuono AJ, Bastidas C (2013) Ecological Inferences from a deep screening of the Complex Bacterial Consortia associated with the coral, Porites astreoides. Molecular Ecology 22:4349-62

33) Brown T, Bourne D, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2013) Transcriptional activation of c3-like and hsp70 genes as part of the immune response of Acropora millepora to bacterial challenges. PloS ONE 7: e67246

32) Granados-Cifuentes C, Bellantuono AJ, Ridgway T, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2013) High natural gene expression variation in the reef-building coral Acropora millepora: potential for acclimative and adaptive plasticity. BMC Genomics 14:228 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-228 PDF


31) Kaniewska P, Campbell PR, Kline DI, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Miller DJ, Dove S, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2012) Major Cellular and Physiological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on a Reef Building Coral. PloS ONE 7(4): e34659. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034659 PDF

30) Bellantuono AJ, Granados-Cifuentes C, Miller D, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2012) Coral thermal tolerance: Tuning gene expression to resist thermal stress. PLoS ONE 7(11):e50685 PDF 

29) Bellantuono AJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2012) Resistance to thermal stress in corals without changes in symbionts composition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1780) PDF


28) Levy O, Kaniewska P, Alon S, Eisenberg E, Karako-Lampert S, Bay LK, Reef R, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Miller DJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011) Complex diel cycles of gene expression in coral-algal symbiosis. Science 331: 175 Link

27) Chang SJ, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Yanagi K, Nojima S, Song JI (2011) Two anthozoans, Entacmaea quadricolor (order Actiniaria) and Alveopora japonica (order Scleractinia), host consistent genotypes of Symbiodinium spp. across geographic ranges in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Animal Cells and Systems 15(4): 315-324

26) Granados-Cifuentes C, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2011) The use of high-resolution melting analysis for genotyping Symbiodinium strains: a sensitive and fast approach. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 394 – 99 PDF


25) Rosic NN, Pernice M, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2010) Validation of housekeeping genes for gene expression studies in Symbiodinium exposed to thermal and light stress. Mar Biotechnol 1: 1 – 12 PDF

24) Venera-Ponton DE, Diaz-Pulido G, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2010) Presence of Symbiodinium spp. in macroalgal microhabitats from the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 29: 1049 – 1060 PDF


23) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Harii S, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2009) Early molecular responses of coral larvae to hyperthermal stress.  Molecular Ecology 18: 5101 – 5114 PDF

22) Harii S, Yasuda N, Rodriguez-Lanetty M,  Irie T, Hidaka M (2009) Onset of symbiosis and distribution patterns of symbiotic dinoflagellates in the larvae of scleractinian corals. Marine Biology 156:1203–1212 PDF


21) Weis VM, Davy SK, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Pringle JR (2008) Cell biology in model systems as the key to understanding corals. Trend in Ecology and Evolution 23: 369 – 376 PDF

20) Richier S, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Schnitzler CE, Weis VM (2008) Response of the symbiotic cnidarian Anthopleura elegantissima transcriptome to temperature and UV increase. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D 3: 283 – 289 PDF

19) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Phillips WS, Dove S, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Weis VM (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

18) Kazandjian A, Shepherd VA, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Larkum JA, Quinnell R (2008) Isolation of symbiosomes and the symbiosome membrane complex from the zoanthid Zoanthus robustus. Phycologia 47: 294-306. PDF

17) Ortiz JO, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Bubis J (2008) Purification and characterization of transducin from capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 149:22-8 PDF


16) Baird AH, Cumbo VR, Leggat W, Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2007) Fidelity and Flexibility in coral symbioses. Marine Ecology Progress Series 347: 307-309 PDF


15) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Phillips W, Weis VM. (2006) Transcriptome analysis of a cnidarian – dinoflagellate mutualism reveals complex modulation of host gene expression. BMC Genomics 7: Art23 PDF

14) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Wood-Charlson E, Krupp D, Weis VM. (2006) Temporal and spatial infection dynamics indicate the presence of recognition events in the early hours of a dinoflagellate/coral symbiosis. Marine Biology 149 (4):713-719 PDF


13) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Scaramuzzi C, Quinnell RG, Larkum AWD. (2005) Symbiotic zooxanthellae transport via mesogleal canals. Coral Reefs 24: 195-196 PDF


12) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Krupp D, Weis VM. (2004) Distinct ITS types of Symbiodinium in clade C correlate to cnidarian/dinoflagellate specificity during symbiosis onset. Marine Ecology Progress Series 275: 97 – 102 PDF


11) Rodriguez-Lanetty M (2003) Evolving lineages of Symbiodinium-like dinoflagellates based on ITS1 rDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 28: 152 – 158 PDF

10) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Hoegh-Guldberg O. (2003) Symbiont diversity within the widespread scleractinian coral Plesiastrea versipora, across the north western Pacific. Marine Biology 143: 501 – 509 PDF

9) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Chang SJ, Song JI. (2003) Specificity of two temperate dinoflagellate – anthozoan associations from the north-western Pacific Ocean. Marine Biology 143: 501-509 PDF

8) Kim S, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Song JI. (2003) Population genetic structure of Littorina brevicula around Korean waters. Hydrobiologia 505, 41-48 PDF

7) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Marquez L, Losada F. (2003) Changes in gorgonian morphology along a depth gradient at Isla Alcatraz, San Esteban National Park, Venezuela. Bulletin of Marine Science 72, 1019-1023 PDF

6) Lee SY, Seo JS, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Lee DH. (2003) Comparative analysis of superfamilies of NBS-encoding disease resistance gene analogues in cultivated and wild apple species. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 269: 101-108 PDF

5) Kim SY, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Suh JH, Song JI. (2003) Emergent effects of heavy metal pollution at a population level: Littorina brevicula a study case. Marine Pollution Bulletin 46: 74 – 80 PDF


4) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Cha H, Song JI. (2002) Genetic diversity of symbiotic dinoflagellates associated with Anthozoans from Korean waters. 9th International Symposium Coral Reefs vol 1: 163 – 166 PDF

3) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Hoegh-Guldberg O. (2002) The phylogeography and connectivity of the latitudinally widespread coral Plesiastrea versipora in the Western Pacific. Molecular Ecology 11: 1177 – 1189 PDF


2) Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Loh W, Carter D, Hoegh-Guldberg O. (2001) Latitudinal variability in symbiont specificity within the widespread scleractinian coral Plesiastrea versipora. Marine Biology 138: 1175-1181 PDF


1) Marquez LM, Losada FJ, Rodriguez M. (1997) Zonation and structure of a gorgonian community in Venezuela. 8th International Symposium Coral Reefs 1: 447 – 450