Michael P Lesser

Summary

Affiliation: University of New Hampshire
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Discovery of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in corals
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Science 305:997-1000. 2004
  2. pmc Coral reef bleaching and global climate change: can corals survive the next century?
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5259-60. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Physiological response of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis to differences in food and temperature in the Gulf of Maine
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 156:541-51. 2010
  4. pmc Symbiotic prokaryotic communities from different populations of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta
    Cara L Fiore
    Department of Molecular Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 03824
    Microbiologyopen 2:938-52. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Depth-dependent effects of ultraviolet radiation on survivorship, oxidative stress and DNA damage in sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) embryos from the Gulf of Maine
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
    Photochem Photobiol 86:382-8. 2010
  6. pmc Sea urchin tube feet are photosensory organs that express a rhabdomeric-like opsin and PAX6
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3371-9. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Photoacclimatization by the coral Montastraea cavernosa in the mesophotic zone: light, food, and genetics
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    Ecology 91:990-1003. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress in marine environments: biochemistry and physiological ecology
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Annu Rev Physiol 68:253-78. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes apoptosis in developing sea urchin embryos
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:4097-103. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Diazotrophic diversity in the Caribbean coral, Montastraea cavernosa
    Nathan D Olson
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824, USA
    Arch Microbiol 195:853-9. 2013

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Discovery of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in corals
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Science 305:997-1000. 2004
    ..The presence of this prokaryotic symbiont in a nitrogen-limited zooxanthellate coral suggests that nitrogen fixation may be an important source of this limiting element for the symbiotic association...
  2. pmc Coral reef bleaching and global climate change: can corals survive the next century?
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5259-60. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Physiological response of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis to differences in food and temperature in the Gulf of Maine
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 156:541-51. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Symbiotic prokaryotic communities from different populations of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta
    Cara L Fiore
    Department of Molecular Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 03824
    Microbiologyopen 2:938-52. 2013
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Depth-dependent effects of ultraviolet radiation on survivorship, oxidative stress and DNA damage in sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) embryos from the Gulf of Maine
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
    Photochem Photobiol 86:382-8. 2010
    ..DNA damage and survivorship of green sea urchin embryos in the GOM was directly related to the optical properties of the water column and the differential attenuation of UVB and UVA wavelengths...
  6. pmc Sea urchin tube feet are photosensory organs that express a rhabdomeric-like opsin and PAX6
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3371-9. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Photoacclimatization by the coral Montastraea cavernosa in the mesophotic zone: light, food, and genetics
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    Ecology 91:990-1003. 2010
    ..cavernosa are occurring...
  8. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress in marine environments: biochemistry and physiological ecology
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Annu Rev Physiol 68:253-78. 2006
    ..This review brings together the voluminous literature on the biochemistry and physiology of oxidative stress from the clinical and plant physiology disciplines with the fast-increasing interest in oxidative stress in marine environments...
  9. ncbi request reprint Exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes apoptosis in developing sea urchin embryos
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:4097-103. 2003
    ..Cellular death, and a decrease in sea urchin embryo survivorship, are caused by the indirect and direct effects of exposure to UVR that leads to apoptosis in these laboratory experiments...
  10. doi request reprint Diazotrophic diversity in the Caribbean coral, Montastraea cavernosa
    Nathan D Olson
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824, USA
    Arch Microbiol 195:853-9. 2013
    ..cavernosa at all locations. The nifH diversity reported here, from a community perspective, was not significantly different between orange and brown morphs of M. cavernosa. ..
  11. doi request reprint Nitrogen fixation and nitrogen transformations in marine symbioses
    Cara L Fiore
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Trends Microbiol 18:455-63. 2010
    ..We review the current state of knowledge of these symbioses and highlight important avenues for future studies...
  12. pmc Nitrogen biogeochemistry in the Caribbean sponge, Xestospongia muta: a source or sink of dissolved inorganic nitrogen?
    Cara L Fiore
    University of New Hampshire, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e72961. 2013
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Solving cryptogenic histories using host and parasite molecular genetics: the resolution of Littorina littorea's North American origin
    April M H Blakeslee
    Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 46 College Road, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:3684-96. 2008
    ..Our study therefore resolves not only a specific cryptogenic history, but it also demonstrates the success of our approach generally and could be used in resolving difficult invasion histories worldwide...
  14. ncbi request reprint Seasonal temperature compensation in the horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus: metabolic enzymes, oxidative stress and heat shock proteins
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Zoology and Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 137:495-504. 2004
    ..Lastly, the significantly greater concentrations of HSP70 in winter samples suggests that protein chaperone functions must be maintained while other seasonal adjustments to cold temperatures are occurring...
  15. pmc Quenching of superoxide radicals by green fluorescent protein
    Fadi Bou-Abdallah
    Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1760:1690-5. 2006
    ..Because of the distribution of fluorescent proteins in both the epithelial and gastrodermal cells of reef-forming corals we propose that GFP, and possibly other fluorescent proteins, can provide supplementary antioxidant protection...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nutritive phagocyte incubation chambers provide a structural and nutritive microenvironment for germ cells of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, the green sea urchin
    Charles W Walker
    Department of Zoology, Marine Biomedical Research Group, Center for Marine Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    Biol Bull 209:31-48. 2005
    ..purpuratus, the closely related purple sea urchin...
  17. ncbi request reprint Culture-dependent and culture-independent analyses reveal no prokaryotic community shifts or recovery of Serratia marcescens in Acropora palmata with white pox disease
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 88:457-67. 2014
    ..marcescens does appear to be associated with proximity to population centers, and research efforts should be broadened to examine this association, and to identify other causes of this syndrome...
  18. pmc Ecology of Caribbean sponges: are top-down or bottom-up processes more important?
    Michael P Lesser
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e79799. 2013
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint DNA photorepair in echinoid embryos: effects of temperature on repair rate in Antarctic and non-Antarctic species
    Miles D Lamare
    Department of Marine Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Exp Biol 209:5017-28. 2006
    ..The low level of temperature compensation in photoreactivation may be one explanation for the relatively high sensitivity of Antarctic embryos to UV-R in comparison with non-Antarctic equivalents...
  20. doi request reprint Long-term changes in the chlorophyll fluorescence of bleached and recovering corals from Hawaii
    Lisa J Rodrigues
    Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:2502-9. 2008
    ..capitata. Fv/Fm fully recovered 6.5 months earlier in P. compressa than M. capitata, suggesting that the zooxanthellae of P. compressa were more resilient to bleaching stress...