Virginia M Weis

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Generation and analysis of transcriptomic resources for a model system on the rise: the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida and its dinoflagellate endosymbiont
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:258. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The susceptibility and resilience of corals to thermal stress: adaptation, acclimatization or both?
    Virginia M Weis
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:1515-7. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Cellular mechanisms of Cnidarian bleaching: stress causes the collapse of symbiosis
    Virginia M Weis
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:3059-66. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Cell biology in model systems as the key to understanding corals
    Virginia M Weis
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:369-76. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Coral larvae exhibit few measurable transcriptional changes during the onset of coral-dinoflagellate endosymbiosis
    Christine E Schnitzler
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Mar Genomics 3:107-16. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Regulation of cnidarian-dinoflagellate mutualisms: Evidence that activation of a host TGFβ innate immune pathway promotes tolerance of the symbiont
    Olivier Detournay
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 97331, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 38:525-37. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Knockdown of actin and caspase gene expression by RNA interference in the symbiotic anemone Aiptasia pallida
    Simon R Dunn
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Biol Bull 212:250-8. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Apoptosis as a post-phagocytic winnowing mechanism in a coral-dinoflagellate mutualism
    Simon R Dunn
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Environ Microbiol 11:268-76. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a novel EF-hand homologue, CnidEF, in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima
    Laura L Hauck
    Department of Zoology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 146:551-9. 2007
  10. pmc Transcriptome analysis of a cnidarian-dinoflagellate mutualism reveals complex modulation of host gene expression
    Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    BMC Genomics 7:23. 2006

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Generation and analysis of transcriptomic resources for a model system on the rise: the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida and its dinoflagellate endosymbiont
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:258. 2009
    ..a system that is gaining popularity as a model to study cellular, molecular, and genomic questions related to cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses...
  2. doi request reprint The susceptibility and resilience of corals to thermal stress: adaptation, acclimatization or both?
    Virginia M Weis
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:1515-7. 2010
    ..These conclusions point the study of coral resilience and susceptibility in a new direction...
  3. doi request reprint Cellular mechanisms of Cnidarian bleaching: stress causes the collapse of symbiosis
    Virginia M Weis
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:3059-66. 2008
    ..Finally, the elimination or exit of the symbiont from host tissues is described through a variety of mechanisms including exocytosis, host cell detachment and host cell apoptosis...
  4. doi request reprint Cell biology in model systems as the key to understanding corals
    Virginia M Weis
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:369-76. 2008
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Coral larvae exhibit few measurable transcriptional changes during the onset of coral-dinoflagellate endosymbiosis
    Christine E Schnitzler
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Mar Genomics 3:107-16. 2010
    ..We discuss several other potential explanations for this result, including suggesting that certain types of Symbiodinium sp. may have evolved mechanisms to suppress or circumvent cnidarian host responses to infection...
  6. doi request reprint Regulation of cnidarian-dinoflagellate mutualisms: Evidence that activation of a host TGFβ innate immune pathway promotes tolerance of the symbiont
    Olivier Detournay
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 97331, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 38:525-37. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Knockdown of actin and caspase gene expression by RNA interference in the symbiotic anemone Aiptasia pallida
    Simon R Dunn
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Biol Bull 212:250-8. 2007
    ..Knockdown was assessed qualitatively with in situ hybridizations for both genes. Quantitative PCR and caspase activity assays were used as a quantitative measure of knockdown for acasp...
  8. doi request reprint Apoptosis as a post-phagocytic winnowing mechanism in a coral-dinoflagellate mutualism
    Simon R Dunn
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Environ Microbiol 11:268-76. 2009
    ..Initiation of this post-phagocytic response may occur more readily with a highly specific heterologous symbiont type such as C31, compared with a generalist heterologous type such as clade B1...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a novel EF-hand homologue, CnidEF, in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima
    Laura L Hauck
    Department of Zoology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 146:551-9. 2007
    ..Neighbor-joining analyses grouped CnidEF within the SARC lineage along with AEQ and other cnidarian bioluminescent proteins rather than in the lineage containing calmodulin (CAM) and troponin-C (TNC)...
  10. pmc Transcriptome analysis of a cnidarian-dinoflagellate mutualism reveals complex modulation of host gene expression
    Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    BMC Genomics 7:23. 2006
    ..In this study, we conducted a comparative host anemone transcriptome analysis using a cDNA microarray platform to identify genes involved in cnidarian-algal symbiosis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Differential accumulation of heavy metals in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima as a function of symbiotic state
    Carys L Mitchelmore
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, 3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Aquat Toxicol 64:317-29. 2003
    ..There were no changes in mitotic index (MI) following Ni or Zn exposures. These results demonstrate that the extent of heavy metal accumulation depends upon cnidarian symbiotic state and the heavy metal in question...
  12. pmc Apoptosis and autophagy as mechanisms of dinoflagellate symbiont release during cnidarian bleaching: every which way you lose
    Simon R Dunn
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:3079-85. 2007
    ..This suggests that the bleaching response could be a modified immune response that recognizes and removes dysfunctional symbionts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Role of the sphingosine rheostat in the regulation of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses
    Olivier Detournay
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Biol Bull 221:261-9. 2011
    ..These data suggest that the sphingosine rheostat may play a role in the balance between stability and dysfunction in cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbioses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Two atypical carbonic anhydrase homologs from the planula larva of the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria
    Melissa L deBoer
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Biol Bull 211:18-30. 2006
    ..The apparent absence of this "symbiosis" CA in larvae suggests that the Ci supply mechanism is not active during the initial onset of the association...
  15. ncbi request reprint Highly conserved caspase and Bcl-2 homologues from the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida: lower metazoans as models for the study of apoptosis evolution
    Simon R Dunn
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    J Mol Evol 63:95-107. 2006
    ..This paves the way for establishing new lower metazoan model systems for the study of apoptosis...
  16. doi request reprint The diversity of C-type lectins in the genome of a basal metazoan, Nematostella vectensis
    Elisha M Wood-Charlson
    Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai i at Manoa, Honolulu, 96822, United States
    Dev Comp Immunol 33:881-9. 2009
    ..vectensis CTLD sequences more closely resemble vertebrate CTLDs. This study provides a N. vectensis CTL database that can be used for further research on the evolution of cnidarian CTLs and the role of CTLs in cnidarian innate immunity...
  17. ncbi request reprint Study of cnidarian-algal symbiosis in the "omics" age
    Eli Meyer
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Biol Bull 223:44-65. 2012
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  18. ncbi request reprint Development of symbiosis-specific genes as biomarkers for the early detection of cnidarian-algal symbiosis breakdown
    Carys L Mitchelmore
    Oregon State University, Department of Zoology, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Mar Environ Res 54:345-9. 2002
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Lectin/glycan interactions play a role in recognition in a coral/dinoflagellate symbiosis
    Elisha M Wood-Charlson
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Cell Microbiol 8:1985-93. 2006
    ..scutaria larvae...
  20. ncbi request reprint Proteomic and transcriptional analyses of coral larvae newly engaged in symbiosis with dinoflagellates
    Melissa L deBoer
    Department of Zoology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 2:63-73. 2007
    ..Symbiosis-related differences in gene expression were found using a subtracted library, although the differences were very subtle and almost undetectable using real-time quantitative PCR...
  21. doi request reprint Stress and death of cnidarian host cells play a role in cnidarian bleaching
    Camille W Paxton
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 2914, USA
    J Exp Biol 216:2813-20. 2013
    ..This same pattern was observed in symbiotic host cells that were subjected to temperature stress. This research suggests that mortality of symbionts during temperature-induced bleaching can be initiated in part by host cell apoptosis. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Response of the symbiotic cnidarian Anthopleura elegantissima transcriptome to temperature and UV increase
    Sophie Richier
    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, , , 06234 Villefranche sur mer, France
    Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 3:283-9. 2008
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