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  • Swain T.D., Vega-Perkins JB, Oestreich WK, Triebold C, DuBois E, Henss J, Baird A, Siple M, Backman V, Marcelino L. Coral bleaching response index: a new tool to standardize and compare susceptibility to thermal bleaching, Global Change Biology, 2016 Apr 13, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13276.

  • Swain T.D., DuBois E., Gomes, A., Stoyneva V.P., Radosevich A.J., Henss J., Wagner M.E., Velazquez E., Traub J., Kennedy B.J., Janczak C.M., Grigorescu A.A., Westneat M.W., Sanborn K., Levine S., Schick M., Parsons G., Rogers J.D., Backman V., Marcelino L.A. Skeletal light scattering decreases bleaching susceptibility of reef-building corals, BMC Ecol. 2016 Mar 21;16(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s12898-016-0061-4.

  • Marcelino L.A., Westneat M., Stoyneva V., Henss J., Rogers J.D., Radosevich A., Turzhitsky V.,Siple M., Fang A., Swain T.D., Fung J. and Backman V. U Light scattering in coral skeleton - evolutionary trends in coral bleaching and in light amplification, PLoS One, 2013; 8 :e61492.

  • Swain T.D., Chandler J., Backman V., Marcelino L. Consensus thermotolerance ranking for 110 Symbiodinium phylotypes: an exemplar utilization of a novel iterative partial rank aggregation tool with broad application potential, Functional Ecology in press.

  • Marcelino L.A., Backman V., Donaldson A., Steadman C., Thompson J, Pacocha S., Lien C., Veneziano D., Lim E., and Polz M.F., Accurate identification of low abundant targets in pools of similar sequences by revealing hidden correlations in oligonucleotide microarray data, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2006; 103(37):13629-34.

  • Thompson J.R., Randa M.A., Marcelino L.A., Tomita-Mitchell A., Lim E., Polz M.F., Diversity and dynamics of a North Atlantic coastal Vibrio community, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2004; 70(7):4103-10.

  • Acinas S.G., Marcelino L.A., Klepac-Ceraj V., Polz M.F., Divergence and redundancy of 16s rRNA sequences in genomes with multiple rrn operons J. Bacteriology, 2004; 186 (9): 2629-2635.

  • Thompson JR, Marcelino L.A., Polz MF. Heteroduplexes in mixed-template amplifications: formation, consequence and elimination by 'reconditioning PCR". Nucleic Acids Res. 2002; 30(9):2083-8.

  • Glaser P, Kunst F, Arnaud M, Coudart MP, Gonzales W, Hullo MF, Ionescu M, Lubochinsky B, Marcelino L, Moszer I, et al., Bacillus subtilis genome project: cloning and sequencing of the 97 kb region from 325 degrees to 333 degrees, Mol. Microbiol, 1993; 10 (2): 371-84.

  • Swain TD, DuBois E, Gomes A, Stoyneva VP, Radosevich AJ, Henss J, Wagner ME, Derbas J, Grooms HW, Velazquez EM, Traub J, Kennedy BJ, Janczak CM, Grigorescu AA, Westneat MW, Sanborn K, Levine S, Schick M, Parsons G, Rogers JD, Backman VB, Marcelino LA. Efficient light transport through coral skeletons precipitates bleaching response. 44th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Québec, Canada, 4-7 March 2015

  • Swain T.D., Gomes A., Lake N., Radosevich A., Pickard K., Kennedy B., Humecki P., Westneat M.W., Backman V., Luisa A. Marcelino, Coral skeletal fractality modulates light-backscattering to symbionts and bleaching susceptibility, International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 9-13 July 2012

  • Swain T.D., Pickard K, Lake N, Henss J., Radosevich A, Gomes A., Westneat M.W., Backman V., Luisa A. Marcelino “Light-scattering properties of coral skeletons at multiple morphological length-scales increase the risk of Coral Bleaching” Benthic Ecology Meetings, Mobil, Alabama, March 16-20, 2011

  • Marcelino LA, Henss J, Turzhitsky V, Fang A, Fung J, Siple M, Wolfman H, Marks KW, Stoyneva V, Westneat M, Rogers J and Backman V “The role of coral skeleton in enhancing light absorption by symbiont algae—implications for coral bleaching.” American Society of Microbiology 110th General Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, May 23-27, 2010.

  • Turzhitsky, V.; Fang, A.; Fung, J.; Henss, J.; Siple, M.; Stoyneva, V.; Rogers, J. D; Wolfman, H.; Radosevich, A.; Backman, V.; Marcelino, L. A. “Optical characterization of coral skeleton with low-coherence enhanced backscattering spectroscopy.” Optical Society of America: Biomedical Optics, Miami, FL, USA, April 11-14, 2010.

  • A. Fang, J. Fung, E. Daly, J. Henss, M. Siple, V. Stoyneva, V. Turzhitsky, J. Rogers, M. Westneat, V. Backman, L. Marcelino (November, 2008), Characterization of optical properties of reef-building corals and its implications on bleaching susceptibility, 19th. Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Argonne, IL

  • Backman V., Siple M., Daly E., Fang A., Fung J., Stoyneva V., Henss J., Westneat M., Turzhitsky V., Rogers J., Marcelino L.A. (July 2008) Novel Optical Technique for characterization of light absorption and distribution in reef-building corals, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. Fort-Lauderdale, Florida

  • Backman V., Siple M., Daly E., Fang A., Fung J., Stoyneva V., Henss J., Westneat M., Turzhitsky V., Rogers J., Marcelino L.A. (July 2008) Characterization of optical properties of reef-building coral skeletons, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. Fort-Lauderdale, Florida

  • Thompson J.R., Acinas S.G., Klepac-Ceraj V., Pacocha S., Pharino C., Hunt D.E., Marcelino L.A., Benoit J., Rupavtarm-Sarma R., Distel D.L., and Polz M.P. (February 2005) Environmental bacterial diversity from communities to genomes, Genomes to Life, Department of Energy. Washington DC

  • Marcelino L.A., Lien C., Pacocha S., Bouzo B. Polz M.F., (May 2004), A DNA microarray approach to identifying specific bacterial strains, based on microarray fingerprinting, American Society of Microbiology. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.

  • Marcelino L.A., Lien C., Polz M.F., (May 2003) Optimization and evaluation of direct and indirect incorporation of fluorescent dyes into ribosomal RNA for microarray analysis of naturally occurring bacteria. American Society of Microbiology. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.