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Ziegler M, Seneca F, Yum LK, Palumbi SR, Voolstra CR (in prep) SuBacterial contribution to coral heat tolerance - a fast-response mechanism to future climate change?


Seneca FO, Palumbi SR (2015) The role of transcriptome resilience of corals to bleaching. Molecular Ecology, 24: 1467-1484. doi:10.1111/mec.13125

Ainsworth TD, Knack B, Ukani L, Seneca F, Weiss Y, Leggat W (2015) In situ hybridisation detects pro-apoptotic gene expression in apparently healthy tissue regions of white syndrome-affected coral. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. doi:10.3354/dao02882

Rose N, Seneca F, Palumbi S (2015) Gene networks in the wild: identifying transcriptional modules that mediate coral resistance to experimental heat stress. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv258


Traylor-Knowles N, Seneca FO, Palumbi SR (in review) Two distinct tumor necrosis factor receptor clusters respond differently to heat stress in reef building corals.

Raina J-B, Tapiolas DM, Foret S, Lutz A, Abrego D, Ceh J, Seneca FO, Clode PL, Bourne DG, Willis BL, Motti CA

     (2013) DMSP biosynthesis by an animal and its role in coral thermal stress response. Nature, 502:

     677-680. doi:10.1038/nature12677.

     [Press coverage by Nature Asia, Nature World News, Science Daily,, Life sciences world, and more.]

Tolleter D#, Seneca F#, DeNofrio JC, Palumbi SR, Pringle JR, Grossman AR. (2013) Coral bleaching

     independent of photosynthetic activity. Current Biology, 23: 1782-1786. #These authors contributed


     [Press coverage by Science Daily, Wildlife Disease News Digest, Health Advisor.]

Barshis DJ, Ladner JT, Oliver TA, Seneca FO, Traylor-Knowles N and Palumbi SR. (2013) A genomic basis for

     coral resilience to climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(4): 1387-1392.

     [Press coverage by Nature, Science, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Consortium for Ocean Leadership,

     and more.]

De Wit P, Pespeni MH, Ladner JT, Barshis DJ, Seneca F, Jaris H, Overgaard Therkildsen N, Morikawa M, Palumbi

     SR. (2012) The simple fool's guide to population genomics via RNA-Seq: an introduction to

     high-throughput sequencing data analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(6): 1058-67. doi:


Siboni N, Abrego D, Seneca F, Motti CA, Andreakis N, et al. (2012) Using bacterial extract along with

     differential gene expression in Acropora millepora larvae to decouple the processes of attachment

     and metamorphosis. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e37774. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037774.

Puill-Stephan E, Seneca FO, Miller DJ, van Oppen MJH, Willis BL (2012) Expression of putative immune

     response genes during early ontogeny in the coral Acropora millepora. PLoS ONE, 7(7): e39099.


Ainsworth TD, Wasmund K, Ukani L, Seneca F, Yellowlees D, Miller D, and Leggat W (2011) Defining the tipping

     point: A complex cellular life/death balance in corals in response to stress. Scientific Reports, 1:160

     DOI: 10.1038/srep00160.

Leggat WP, Seneca F, Wasmund K, Ukani L, Yellowlees D, Ainsworth TD. (2011) Differential responses of the

     coral host and their algal symbiont to thermal stress. PLoS ONE, 6(10): e26687.

Forêt S#, Seneca F#, de Jong D, Bieller A, Hemmrich G, Augustin R, Hayward DC, Ball EE,

     Bosch TCG, Agata K, Hassel M and Miller DJ (2011) Phylogenomics reveals an anomalous distribution of

     USP genes in metazoans. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28(1): 153-161. #These authors contributed


Souter P#, Bay LK#, Andreakis N#, Császár N, Seneca F and van Oppen MJH. (2011) A multi-locus,

     temperature stress related gene expression profile assay in Acropora millepora, a dominant

     reef-building coral. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11: 328-334. #These authors contributed equally.

Seneca F, Forêt S, Ball E, Smith-Keune C, Miller D J and van Oppen M. (2010) Patterns of Gene expression in

     a Scleractinian coral undergoing natural bleaching. Marine Biotechnology, 12(5): 594-604.


Császár N, Seneca F, and van Oppen M. (2009) Variation in expression levels of antioxidant genes in the

     scleractinian coral Acropora millepora under laboratory thermal stress conditions. Marine Ecology

     Progress Series, 392: 93-102.

Bay L, Nielsen B, Jarmer H, Seneca F, van Oppen M. (2009) Transcriptomic variation in a coral reveals

     pathways of clonal organization. Marine Genomics, 2: 119-125.