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2016

Wham D, LaJeunesse TC (2016) Symbiodinium population genetics: Testing for cryptic species and analyzing samples with mixed genotypes. Molecular Ecology (online). pdf

Russell, BJ; Dierssen, HM; LaJeunesse, TC; Hoadley, KE; Warner, ME; Kemp, DW; Bateman, TG. (2016). Spectral Reflectance of Palauan Reef-Building Coral with Different Symbionts in Response to Elevated Temperature. Remote Sensing. 8:164

Parkinson JP, Baumgarten S, Craig M, Baums I, LaJeunesse TC, Voolstra C (2016) Gene expression variation resolves species and individual strains among coral-associated dinoflagellates within the genus Symbiodinium. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8:665-680. pdf

Lee MJ, Jeong HJ, Jang S, Lee S, Kang N, Lee KH, Kim HS, Wham DC, LaJeunesse TC (2016) Most low-abundance background Symbiodinium spp. are transitory and may have minimal ecological significance for symbiotic corals. Microbial Ecology. 71:771-783. (cover image of issue). pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Zac H. Forsman, Drew C. Wham (2016) An Indo-West Pacific zooxanthella invasive to the western Atlantic finds its way to the Eastern Pacific via an introduced Caribbean coral. Coral Reefs. 35:577-582.pdf

2015

Parkinson JP, Banaszak A, Altman N, LaJeunesse TC, Baums IB (2015) Intraspecific diversity among partners drives functional variation in coral symbioses. Scientific Reports. 5:15667. pdf

Parkinson JE, Coffroth MA, LaJeunesse TC (2015) New species of Clade B Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) from the greater Caribbean belong to different functional guilds: S. aenigmaticum sp. nov., S. antillogorgium sp. nov., S. endomadracis sp. nov., and S. pseudominutum sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 51: 850-858. (cover image of issue)pdf

Pettay DT, Wham DC, Smith RT, Iglesias-Prieto R, LaJeunesse TC (2015) Microbial invasion of the Caribbean by an Indo-Pacific coral zooxanthella. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 112: 7513-7518pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Lee SY, Gil-Agudelo DL, Knowlton N, Jeong HJ (2015) Symbiodinium necroappetens sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), an opportunist ‘zooxanthella’ found in bleached and diseased tissues of Caribbean reef corals. European Journal of Phycology. 50: 223-238pdf

Lee SY, Jeong HJ, Kang NS, Jang TY, Jang SH, LaJeunesse TC (2015) Symbiodinium tridacidorum sp. nov., a dinoflagellate common to Indo-Pacific giant clams, and a revised morphological description of Symbiodinium microadriaticum Freudenthal, emended Trench et Blank. European Journal of Phycology. 50: 155–172pdf

2014

Arif C, Daniels C, Bayer T, Banguera-Hinestroza E, Barbrook A, Howe CJ, LaJeunesse TC, Voolstra CR (2014) Assessing Symbiodinium diversity in scleractinian corals via next generation sequencing-based genotyping of the ITS2 rDNA region. Molecular Ecology 23: 4418-4433.pdf

Baums IB, Devlin-Durante MK, LaJeunesse TC (2014) ‘From the Cover’ New insights into the dynamics between reef corals and their associated dinoflagellate endosymbionts from population genetic studies. Molecular Ecology 23: 4203-4215. (cover image of issue)pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Wham DC, Pettay DT, Parkinson JE, Keshavmurthy S, Chen CA (2014) Ecologically differentiated stress tolerant endosymbionts in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium Clade D are different species. Phycologia 53:305-319. (cover image of issue; awarded best paper of the year)pdf

Tonk L, Sampayo E, LaJeunesse TC, Schrameyer V, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2014) Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) diversity in reef-invertebrates along an offshore to inshore reef gradient near lizard island, Great Barrier Reef. Journal of Phycology. 50: 552-563.pdf

Thornhill DJ, Lewis A, Wham DC, LaJeunesse TC (2014) Host-specialist lineages dominate the adaptive radiation of reef coral endosymbionts. Evolution 68: 352-267. pdf

Jeong HJ, Lee SY, Kang NS, Yoo YD, Lim AS, Lee MJ, Kim HS, Yih W, Yamashita H, LaJeunesse TC (2014) Genetics and Morphology Characterize the Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium voratum, n. sp. , (Dinophyceae) as the sole representative of Symbiodinium clade E. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 75-94. (cover image of the issue)pdf

Wham DC, Carmichael M, LaJeunesse TC (2014) Microsatellite loci for Symbiodinium goreaui and other clade C Symbiodinium. Conservation Genetics Resources. 6:127-129.pdf

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2013

Pettay DT, LaJeunesse TC (2013) Long-range dispersal and high-latitude environments influence the population structure of a “stress-tolerant” dinoflagellate endosymbiont. PLoS One 8:e79208 pdf

Pinzón JH, Sampayo E, Cox E, Chauka L, Chen CA, Voolstra C, LaJeunesse TC (2013) Blind to morphology: genetics identify several widespread ecologically common species and few endemics among Indo-Pacific cauliflower corals (Pocillopora, Scleractinia). J Biogeography 40:1595-1608 pdf

Wham DC, Carmichael M, Reimer JD, LaJeunesse TC (2013) Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Indo-Pacific-wide zoanthid, Zoanthus sansibaricus. Marine Biodiversity 43:247-250. pdf

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2012

LaJeunesse TC, Parkinson JE, Reimer JD (2012) A genetics-based description of Symbiodinium minutum sp. nov. and S. psygmophilum sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), two dinoflagellates symbiotic with Cnidaria. Journal of Phycology 48:1380-1391. href="PDF/LaJeunesse_etal.2012J. Phycol.pdf" target="new" class="blue">pdf

McGinley MP, Aschaffenburg MD, Pettay DT, Smith RT, LaJeunesse TC, Warner ME (2012) Feature article: Symbiodinium spp. in colonies of eastern Pacific Pocillopora spp. are highly stable despite the prevalence of low-abundance background populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 462:1-7. pdf

McGinley MP, Aschaffenburg MD, Smith RT, Pettay DT, LaJeunesse TC, and Warner ME (2012) Transcriptional response of two core photosystem genes in Symbiodinium spp. exposed to thermal stress. PLoSOne 7:e50439. pdf

Pinzón JH, Baums IB, Reyes-Bonilla H, LaJeunesse TC (2012) Contrasting clonal structure among Pocillopora (Scleractinia) communities at two environmentally distinct sites in the Gulf of California. Coral Reefs 31:765-777. pdf

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2011

LaJeunesse TC, Thornhill DJ (2011) Improved resolution of reef-coral endosymbiont (Symbiodinium) species diversity, ecology, and evolution through psbA non-coding region genotyping. PloSOne e29013. pdf

Pettay DT, Wham DC, Pinzón JH, LaJeunesse TC (2011) Genotypic diversity and spatial-temporal distribution of Symbiodinium clones in an abundant reef coral. Molecular Ecology 20: 5197-5212.pdf

Pinzón JH, LaJeunesse TC (2011) Species delimitation of common reef corals in the genus Pocillopora using nucleotide sequence phylogenies, population genetics and symbiosis ecology. Molecular Ecology 20: 311-325. pdf

Silverstein RN, Correa AM, LaJeunesse TC, Baker AC (2011) Novel algal symbiont (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity in reef corals of Western Australia. Mar Ecol Prog Ser422:63-75. pdf

Wham DC, Pettay DT, LaJeunesse TC (2011) Microsatellite loci for the host-generalist "zooxanthella" Symbiodinium trenchi and other Clade D Symbiodinium. Conservation Genetic Resources 3:541-544. pdf

Pinzón JH JH, Devlin-Durante MK, Weber XM, Baums IB, LaJeunesse TC (2011) Microsatellite loci for Symbiodinium A3 (S. fitti) a common algal symbiont among Caribbean Acropora (stony corals) and Indo-Pacific giant clams (Tridacna). Conservation Genetic Resources 3: 45-47. pdf

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2010

Finney JC, Pettay T,Sampayo EM, Warner ME, Oxenford H, LaJeunesse TC (2010) The relative significance of host-habitat, depth, and geography on the ecology, endemism and speciation of coral endosymbionts. Microbial Ecology 60: 250-263. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Pettay T, Phongsuwan N, Brown B, Obura D, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Fitt WK (2010) Special Paper: Long-standing environmental conditions, geographic isolation and host-symbiont specificity influence the relative ecological dominance and genetic diversification of coral endosymbionts in the genus Symbiodinium. J Biogeography 37: 785-800. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Smith R, Walther M, Pinzón JH, Pettay T, McGinley M, Aschaffenburg M, Medina-Rosas P, Cupul-Magana AL, Perez A L, Reyes-Bonilla H, Warner ME (2010) Host-symbiont recombination vs. natural selection in the response of coral-dinoflagellate symbioses to environmental disturbance. Proc Roy Soc Lond B 277: 2925-2934. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Fitt WK, Schmidt GW (2010) The reticulated chloroplasts of zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium) and differences in chlorophyll localization among life cycle stages. Coral Reefs 29: 627. pdf

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2009

LaJeunesse TC, Finney JC, Smith R, Oxenford H (2009) Outbreak and persistence of opportunistic symbiotic dinoflagellates during the 2005 Caribbean mass coral "bleaching" event. Proc Roy Soc Lond B 276: 4139-4148. pdf

Stat M, Loh WKW, LaJeunesse TC, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Carter DA (2009) Coral-endosymbiont stability following a natural bleaching event. Coral Reefs 28:709-713.pdf

Smith R, Pinzón JH, LaJeunesse TC (2009) Symbiodinium (Dinophyta) diversity and stability in aquarium corals. J. Phycol. 45: 1030-1036. pdf

Sampayo E, Dove S, LaJeunesse TC. (2009) Cohesive molecular genetic data delineate species diversity in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium. Mol Ecol 18: 500-519.pdf

Pettay T, LaJeunesse TC (2009) Microsatellite loci for assessing genetic diversity, dispersal and clonality of coral symbionts in the 'stress-tolerant' Symbiodinium clade D. Mol Ecol Resources 9: 1022-1025. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Loh W, Trench RK (2009) Do introduced endosymbiotic dinoflagellates 'take' to new hosts? Biol Invasions 11: 995-1003. pdf

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2008

Goulet TL, LaJeunesse TC, Fabricius K (2008) Symbiont specificity and bleaching susceptibility among soft corals during the 1998 GBR mass coral bleaching event. Mar Biol 154: 795-804. pdf | supplement

LaJeunesse TC, Reyes-Bonilla H, Warner ME, Wills M, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK (2008) Specificity and stability in high latitude eastern Pacific coral-algal symbioses. Limnol Oceanog 53: 719-727. pdf

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2007

Barneah O, Brickner I, Hooge M, Weis VM, LaJeunesse TC, Benayahu Y (2007) Three party symbiosis: acoelomorph worms, corals and unicellular algal symbionts in Eilat (Red Sea). Mar Bio 151:1215-1223. pdf

Hunter RL, LaJeunesse TC, Santos SR (2007) Structure and evolution of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region 2 in the symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium, Dinophyta). J. of Phycol 43:120-128. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Pinzón JH (2007) Screening intragenomic rDNA for dominant variants can provide a consistant retrieval of evolutionarily persistent ITS (rDNA) sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:417-422. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Reyes-Bonilla H, Warner ME (2007) Spring "bleaching" among Pocillopora in the Sea of Cortez, Eastern Pacific. Coral Reefs 26:265-270. pdf

Pettay T, LaJeunesse TC (2007) Microsatellites from clade B Symbiodinium spp. specialized for Caribbean corals in the Genus Madracis. Mol Ecol Notes 7:1271-1274. pdf

Thornhill DJ, LaJeunesse TC, Santos SR (2007) Measuring rDNA diversity in eukaryotic microbial systems: How intragenomic variation, pseudogenes, and PCR artifacts confound biodiversity estimates. Mol Ecol 16:5326-5340. pdf | supplement

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2006

Banaszak AT, Santos MGB, LaJeunesse TC, Lesser MP (2006) The distribution of mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) and the phylogenetic identity of symbiotic dinoflagellates in cnidarian hosts from the Mexican Caribbean. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 337:131-146. pdf

Kemp DW, Cook CB, LaJeunesse TC, Brooks WR (2006) A comparison of the thermal bleaching responses of the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum from three geographically different regions in south Florida. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 335:226-276. pdf

Thornhill DJ, LaJeunesse TC, Kemp DW, Fitt WK, and GW Schmidt (2006a) Multi-year, seasonal genotypic surveys of coral-algal symbioses reveal prevalent stability or post-bleaching reversion. Mar Biol 148:711-722. pdf

Thornhill DJ, Daniel MW, LaJeunesse TC, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK (2006b) Natural infections of aposymbiotic Cassiopea xamachana scyphistomae from environmental pools of Symbiodinium. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 338:50-56. pdf

Warner ME, LaJeunesse TC, Robison JD, Thur RM (2006) The ecological distribution and comparative photobiology of symbiotic dinoflagellates from reef corals in Belize: Potential implications for coral bleaching. Limnol Oceanog 51:1887-1897. pdf

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2005 and earlier

LaJeunesse TC, Lambert G, Andersen RA, Coffroth MA, Galbraith DW (2005) Symbiodinium (Pyrrhophyta) genome sizes (DNA content) are smallest among dinoflagellates. Journal of Phycology 41:880-886. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Lee S, Bush S, Bruno JF (2005) Persistence of non-Caribbean algal symbionts in Indo-Pacific mushroom corals released to Jamaica 35 years ago. Coral Reefs 24:157-159. pdf

LaJeunesse TC (2005) "Species" radiations of symbiotic dinoflagellates in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific since the Miocene-Pliocene transition. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22:570-581. pdf | supplement

LaJeunesse TC, Bhagooli R, Hidaka M, Done T, deVantier L., Schmidt GW, Fitt WK, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2004) Closely-related Symbiodinium spp. differ in relative dominance within coral reef host communities across environmental, latitudinal, and biogeographic gradients. Marine Ecology Progress Series 284:147-161. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Thornhill DJ, Cox E, Stanton F, Fitt WK, Schmidt GW (2004) High diversity and host specificity observed among symbiotic dinoflagellates in reef coral communities from Hawaii. Coral Reefs 23:596-603. pdf

Pochon X, LaJeunesse TC, Pawlowski J (2004) Biogeographic partitioning and host specialization among foraminiferan dinoflagellate symbionts (Symbiodinium, Dinophyta). Mar Biol 146:17-27. pdf

Iglesias-Prieto R, Beltrán VH, LaJeunesse TC, Reyes-Bonilla H, Thomé PE (2004) Different algal symbionts explain the vertical distribution of dominant reef corals in the eastern Pacific. Proc R Soc Lond B 271:1757-1763. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Loh WKW, van Woesik R, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK (2003) Low symbiont diversity in southern Great Barrier Reef corals relative to those of the Caribbean. Limnology and Oceanography 48:2046-2054. pdf | supplement

LaJeunesse TC (2002) Diversity and community structure of symbiotic dinoflagellates from Caribbean coral reefs. Marine Biology 141:387-400. pdf

LaJeunesse TC (2001) Investigating the biodiversity, ecology, and phylogeny of endosymbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium using the ITS region: In search of a "species" level marker. Journal of Phycology 37:866-880. pdf

LaJeunesse TC, Trench RK (2000) The biogeography of two species of Symbiodinium (Freudenthal) inhabiting the intertidal sea anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima (Brandt). Biological Bulletin 199:126-134. pdf

Banaszak AT, LaJeunesse TC, Trench RK (2000) Synthesis of MAA by symbiotic dinoflagellates in culture. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 249: 219-233. pdf

Andersen RA, Van de Peer Y., Potter D, Sexton JP, Kawachi M, LaJeunesse TC (1999) Phylogenetic analysis of the SSU rRNA from members of the Chrysophyceae. Protist 150:71-84.

Potter D, LaJeunesse TC, Saunders GW, Anderson RA (1997) Convergent evolution masks extensive biodiversity among marine coccoid picoplankton. Biodiversity and Conservation 6:99-107. pdf

Bucklin A, LaJeunesse TC, Curry E, Wallinga J, Garrison K (1996) Molecular diversity of the copepod, Nannocalanus minor: genetic evidence of species and population structure in the North Atlantic ocean. J Mar Res 54: 285-310.

Bucklin A, LaJeunesse TC (1994) Molecular genetic variation of Calanus pacificus (Copepoda: Calanoida): Preliminary evaluation of genetic structure and subspecific differentiation based on mtDNA sequences. Calif Coop Ocean Fish Invest Rep 35:45-51.

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