Monica Medina

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Crawling through time: Transition of snails to slugs dating back to the Paleozoic, based on mitochondrial phylogenomics
    Monica Medina
    Evolutionary Genomics, DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Mar Genomics 4:51-9. 2011
  2. pmc Evolutionary insights into scleractinian corals using comparative genomic hybridizations
    Manuel Aranda
    Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Genomics 13:501. 2012
  3. pmc Effects of temperature on gene expression in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata
    Christian R Voolstra
    1Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Genomics 10:627. 2009
  4. pmc Coral life history and symbiosis: functional genomic resources for two reef building Caribbean corals, Acropora palmata and Montastraea faveolata
    Jodi A Schwarz
    Biology Department, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:97. 2008
  5. pmc Genomes, phylogeny, and evolutionary systems biology
    Monica Medina
    Department of Evolutionary Genomics, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6630-5. 2005
  6. pmc Naked corals: skeleton loss in Scleractinia
    Monica Medina
    Department of Evolutionary Genomics, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9096-100. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Symbiont genomics, our new tangled bank
    M Medina
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, 5200 N Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
    Genomics 95:129-37. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The host transcriptome remains unaltered during the establishment of coral-algal symbioses
    Christian R Voolstra
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:1823-33. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Bacterial diversity and White Plague Disease-associated community changes in the Caribbean coral Montastraea faveolata
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    ISME J 3:512-21. 2009
  10. pmc Threatened corals provide underexplored microbial habitats
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9554. 2010

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Crawling through time: Transition of snails to slugs dating back to the Paleozoic, based on mitochondrial phylogenomics
    Monica Medina
    Evolutionary Genomics, DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Mar Genomics 4:51-9. 2011
    ..Finally we use molecular clock dating that suggests an earlier opisthobranch divergence than previously reported. The implications of this evolutionary scenario are discussed...
  2. pmc Evolutionary insights into scleractinian corals using comparative genomic hybridizations
    Manuel Aranda
    Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Genomics 13:501. 2012
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  3. pmc Effects of temperature on gene expression in embryos of the coral Montastraea faveolata
    Christian R Voolstra
    1Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Genomics 10:627. 2009
    ..Embryos were exposed to 27.5 degrees C, 29.0 degrees C, and 31.5 degrees C directly after fertilization. Differences in gene expression were measured after 12 and 48 hours...
  4. pmc Coral life history and symbiosis: functional genomic resources for two reef building Caribbean corals, Acropora palmata and Montastraea faveolata
    Jodi A Schwarz
    Biology Department, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:97. 2008
    ..To develop a foundation for studying coral biology and coral symbiosis, we have constructed a set of cDNA libraries and generated and annotated ESTs from two species of corals, Acropora palmata and Montastraea faveolata...
  5. pmc Genomes, phylogeny, and evolutionary systems biology
    Monica Medina
    Department of Evolutionary Genomics, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6630-5. 2005
    ..Here, I present an overview, with an emphasis on eukaryotes, of how the postgenomics era is adopting comparative approaches that go beyond comparisons among model organisms to shape the nascent field of evolutionary systems biology...
  6. pmc Naked corals: skeleton loss in Scleractinia
    Monica Medina
    Department of Evolutionary Genomics, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9096-100. 2006
    ..Corallimorpharians escaped extinction from aragonite skeletal dissolution, but some modern stony corals may not have such fortunate fates under the pressure of increased anthropogenic CO(2) in the ocean...
  7. doi request reprint Symbiont genomics, our new tangled bank
    M Medina
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, 5200 N Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
    Genomics 95:129-37. 2010
    ..Throughout we describe the questions that these techniques are tackling and we conclude by listing a series of unanswered questions in microbial symbiosis that can potentially be addressed with the new technologies...
  8. doi request reprint The host transcriptome remains unaltered during the establishment of coral-algal symbioses
    Christian R Voolstra
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:1823-33. 2009
    ..Our data suggest that successful coral-algal symbioses depend mainly on the symbionts' ability to enter the host in a stealth manner rather than a more active response from the coral host...
  9. doi request reprint Bacterial diversity and White Plague Disease-associated community changes in the Caribbean coral Montastraea faveolata
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    ISME J 3:512-21. 2009
    ..faveolata colonies and resulted in (or be a result of) an increase in opportunistic pathogens...
  10. pmc Threatened corals provide underexplored microbial habitats
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9554. 2010
    ..Given that two of the coral species investigated are listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, our results add an important microbial diversity-based perspective to the significance of conserving coral reefs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sequencing and comparing whole mitochondrial genomes of animals
    Jeffrey L Boore
    Evolutionary Genomics Department, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence, Berkeley National Lab, Walnut Creek, California 94598, USA
    Methods Enzymol 395:311-48. 2005
    ..On several topics, we offer general observations based on our experiences with determining and comparing complete mitochondrial DNA sequences...
  12. doi request reprint Evolutionary analysis of orthologous cDNA sequences from cultured and symbiotic dinoflagellate symbionts of reef-building corals (Dinophyceae: Symbiodinium)
    Christian R Voolstra
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, P O Box 2039, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 4:67-74. 2009
    ..This study is the first evolutionary comparative analysis of orthologs from two coral dinoflagellate symbionts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gene expression microarray analysis encompassing metamorphosis and the onset of calcification in the scleractinian coral Montastraea faveolata
    Alejandro Reyes-Bermudez
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California Merced, P O Box 2039, Merced, CA 95344, USA
    Mar Genomics 2:149-59. 2009
    ..Our results also point to a large number of uncharacterized adult coral-specific genes likely involved in coral-specific functions such as symbiosis and calcification...
  14. pmc Identification and gene expression analysis of a taxonomically restricted cysteine-rich protein family in reef-building corals
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California Merced, Merced, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4865. 2009
    ....
  15. 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...
  16. pmc High rate of mobilization for blaCTX-Ms
    Miriam Barlow
    University of California, Merced, California 95344, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:423-8. 2008
    ..That divergence has mainly occurred in the presence of purifying selection, which indicates a slow rate of evolution for blaCTX-Ms in the pre-antimicrobial drug era...
  17. pmc Hyperthermic stress-induced increase in the expression of glutamate-cysteine ligase and glutathione levels in the symbiotic sea anemone Aiptasia pallida
    Shinichi Sunagawa
    School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, California, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 151:133-8. 2008
    ..Our results show the conserved function of GCLC and GSH across animals while placing a new perspective on the role of GSH in redox signaling during cnidarian bleaching...
  18. ncbi request reprint The draft genome of Ciona intestinalis: insights into chordate and vertebrate origins
    Paramvir Dehal
    U S Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
    Science 298:2157-67. 2002
    ..The ascidian genome has also acquired a number of lineage-specific innovations, including a group of genes engaged in cellulose metabolism that are related to those in bacteria and fungi...