MMBL Publications

  • Matriano D, Alegado R, Conaco C. 2021. Detection of horizontal gene transfer in the genome of the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta. Scientific Reports 11:5993 (full-text)

  • Dizon EG, Da-Anoy JP, Roth MS, Conaco C. 2021. Fluorescent protein expression in temperature tolerant and susceptible reef-building corals. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom doi.org/10.1017/S0025315421000059. (full-text)

  • Requilme JNC, Conaco C, Sayco SLG, Roa-Quiaoit HA, Cabaitan PC. 2021. Using citizen science and survey data to determine the recruitment envelope of the giant clam, Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae). Ocean & Coastal Management 202:105515. (full-text)

  • Atrigenio MP, Conaco C, Guzman C, Yap HT, Aliño PM. 2020. Distribution and abundance of Heliopora coerulea (Cnidaria: Coenothecalia) and notes on its aggressive behavior against scleractinian corals: Temperature mediated? Regional Studies in Marine Science 40(101502). (full-text)

  • Ayalon I, Rosenberg Y, Benichou JIC, Campos CLD, Sayco SLG, Nada MAL, Baquiran JIP, Ligson CA, Avisar D, Conaco C, Kuechly HU, Kyba CCM, Cabaitan PC, Levy O. 2020. Coral gametogenesis collapse under artificial light pollution. Current Biology 10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.039 (full-text) (Science editorial choice) (phys.org)

  • Da-Anoy JP, Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2020. Warm temperature alters the chemical cue preference of Acropora tenuis and Heliopora coerulea larvae. Marine Pollution Bulletin 161:111755 (full-text)

  • Baquiran JIP, Nada MAL, Campos CLD, Sayco SLG, Cabaitan PC, Rosenberg Y, Ayalon I, Levy O, Conaco C. 2020. The Prokaryotic microbiome of Acropora digitifera is stable under short-term artificial light pollution. Microorganisms 8(10):1566 (full-text)

  • Nada MAL, Baquiran JIP, Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2020. Behavior and development of larvae in the sponge Haliclona amboinensis. Invertebrate Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/ivb.12296 (full-text)

  • Baquiran JIP, Nada MAL, Posadas N, Manogan DP, Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2020. Population structure and microbial community diversity of two common tetillid sponges in a tropical reef lagoon. PeerJ 8:e9017. (data) (full-text)

  • Quimpo TJR, Ligson CA, Manogan DP, Requilme JNC, Albelda RL, Conaco C and Cabaitan PC. 2020. Fish farm effluents alter reef benthic assemblages and reduce coral settlement. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 153:111025. (full-text)

  • Conaco C and Cabaitan PC. 2020. Influence of salinity and temperature on the survival and settlement of Heliopora coerulea larvae. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 150:110703. (full-text)

  • Guzman C, Atrigenio M, Shinzato C, Aliño P, Conaco C. 2019. Warm seawater temperature promotes substrate colonization by the blue coral, Heliopora coerulea. PeerJ 7:e7785. (full-text)

  • Sayco SLG, Conaco C, Neo ML, Cabaitan PC. 2019. Reduced salinities negatively impact fertilization success and early larval development of the giant clam Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae). JEMBE. 516:35-43. (full-text)

  • Da-Anoy JP, Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2019. Species variability in the response to elevated temperature of select corals in north-western Philippines. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315419000158. (full-text)

  • Moncada C, Hassenrück C, Gärdes A, Conaco C. 2019. Microbial community composition of sediments influenced by intensive mariculture activity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 95(2):fiz006.  (data)  (full-text)

  • Enricuso OB, Conaco C, Sayco SLG, Neo ML, Cabaitan PC. 2018. Elevated seawater temperatures affect embryonic and larval development in the true giant clam Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae). Journal of Molluscan Studies. eyy051. (full-text)

  • Baquiran JIP and Conaco C. 2018. Sponge-microbe partnerships are stable under eutrophication from mariculture. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 136:125-134. (full-text)

  • Ravelo SFP and Conaco C. 2018. Comparison of the response of in hospite and ex hospite Symbiodinium to elevated temperature. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. 51(2):93-108. (full-text)

  • Guzman C, Shinzato C, Lu T-M, Conaco C. 2018. Transcriptome analysis of the reef-building octocoral, Heliopora coerulea. Scientific Reports. 8:8397. (full-text)

  • Gajigan AP, Yñiguez AT, Villanoy CL, San Diego-McGlone ML, Jacinto GS, Conaco C. 2018. Diversity and community structure of marine microbes around the Benham Rise underwater plateau, northeastern Philippines. PeerJ. 6:e4781. (full-text)

  • Cabaitan PC, Malvicini C, Sabban F, Conaco C. 2017. Versatile habitat conditioning by damselfish cultivating turf algae on giant clams. Hydrobiologia. 805(1):89-96. (full-text)

  • Atrigenio MA, Alino PM, Conaco C. 2017. Influence of the blue coral Heliopora coerulea on scleractinian coral larval recruitment. Journal of Marine Biology. 2017:6015143. (full-text)

  • Gajigan AP and Conaco C. 2017. A microRNA regulates the response of corals to thermal stress. Molecular Ecology. 26:3472–3483. (data: PRJNA298499; PRJNA298496) (full-text)

  • Gajigan AP, Diaz LA, Conaco C. 2017. Resilience of the prokaryotic microbial community of Acropora digitifera to elevated temperature. MicrobiologyOpen. 00:e478. (data: PRJNA341929) (full-text)

  • Cabaitan PC and Conaco C. 2017. Bringing back the giants: juvenile from natural spawning of restocked giant clams. Coral Reefs. 36(2):519. (full-text)

  • Da-Anoy J, Villanueva RD, Cabaitan C, Conaco C. 2017. Effects of coral extracts on survivorship, swimming behavior, and settlement of larvae. JEMBE. 486:93-97. (full-text)

  • Guzman C and Conaco C. 2016. Gene expression dynamics accompanying the sponge thermal stress response. PLoS ONE. 11(10): e0165368. (data: PRJNA274004; GFAV00000000) (full-text)

  • Conaco C, Tsoulfas P, Sakarya O, Dolan A, Werren J, Kosik KS. 2016. Detection of prokaryotic genes in the Amphimedon queenslandica genome. PLoS ONE. R50002. (full-text)

  • Guzman C and Conaco C. 2016. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals insights into the streamlined genomes of haplosclerid demosponges. Scientific Reports. 5:18774. (data: PRJNA264137; PRJNA274004) (full-text)

Other Publications

  • Conaco C, Neveu P, Zhou H, Arcila ML, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Kosik KS. 2012. Transcriptome profiling of the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica reveals genome-wide events that accompany major life cycle transitions. BMC Genomics. 13:209. (full-text)

  • Conaco C, Bassett DS, Zhou H, Arcila ML, Degnan SM, Degnan BM, Kosik KS. 2012. Functionalization of a proto-synaptic gene expression network. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109 Suppl 1:10612-8. (full-text)

  • Srivastava M, Simakov O, Chapman J, Fahey B, Gauthier MAE, Mitros T, Richards GS, Conaco C, Dacre M, Hellsten U, Larroux C, Putnam NH, Stanke M, Adamska M, Darling A, Degnan SM, Oakley TH, Plachetzki DC, Zhai Y, Adamski M, Calcino A, Cummins SF, Goodstein DM, Harris C, Jackson DJ, Leys SP, Shu S, Woodcroft BJ, Vervoort M, Kosik KS, Manning G, Degnan BM, Rokhsar DS. 2010. The genome and the evolution of animal complexity. Nature. 466(7307):720-6. (full-text)

  • Sakarya O, Conaco C, Egecioglu O, Solla SA, Oakley TH, Kosik KS. 2010. Evolutionary expansion and specialization of the PDZ domains. Mol. Biol. Evol. 27(5):1058-69. (full-text)

  • Karginov FV, Conaco C, Xuan Z, Schmidt BH, Parker JS, Mandel G, Hannon GJ.2007.A biochemical approach to identifying microRNA targets. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 104(49): 19291-19296. (full-text)

  • Otto SJ, McCorkle SR, Hover J, Conaco C, Han JJ, Impey S, Yochum GS, Dunn JJ, Goodman RH, Mandel G. 2007. A new binding motif for the transcriptional repressor REST uncovers large gene networks devoted to neuronal functions. J Neurosci. 27(25):6729-39. (full-text)

  • Conaco C, Otto SJ, Han JJ, Mandel G.  2006. Reciprocal actions of REST and a microRNA promote neuronal identity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103(7):  2422-2427. (full-text)

  • Baldia SF, Conaco MCG, Nishijima T, Susumu I, Harada K.  2003. Microcystin production during algal bloom occurrence in Laguna de Bay, Philippines. Fisheries Science. 69(1): 110-116. (full-text)