Coral/Fluorescent Proteins


Sparks, J.S., Schelly, R.C., Smith, W.L., Davis, M.P., Tchernov, D., Pieribone, V., and D.F. Gruber. 2014. The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence: A Phylogentically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon. PLoS ONE 9(1): e83259. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083259. pdf
(coverage in The New York Times and National Geographic)


Nir, O., Gruber, D.F., Glasser, E. , Shemesh, E. and D. Tchernov. 2014. Seasonal mesophotic coral bleaching of Stylophora pistillata in the northern Red Sea, PLoS ONE 9(1): e84968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084968. pdf


Mehr, S.F., DeSalle, R., Kao, H-T., Narechania, A., Han, Z., Tchernov, D., Pieribone, V. and D.F Gruber. 2013. Transcriptome deep-sequencing and clustering of expressed isoforms from Favia corals, BMC Genomics, 14:546. pdf


Tchernov, D., Mass, T. and D.F. Gruber. 2012. Symbiotic Transition of Algae-Coral Triggered by Paleo-Climatic Events? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(4): 194-195. pdf


Nir, O., Gruber, D.F. Einbinder, S., Kark, S. and D. Tchernov. 2011. Changes in scleractinian coral Seriatopora hystrix morphology and its endocellular Symbiodinium characteristics along a bathymetric gradient from shallow to mesophotic reef, Coral Reefs. 30(4): 1089-1100. pdf


Kuguru, B., Achituv, Y., Gruber, D.F. and D. Tchernov. 2010. Photoacclimation mechanisms of corallimorpharians on coral reefs: Photosynthetic parameters of zooxanthellae and host cellular responses to variation in irradiance, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 394:53-62. pdf


Ilagan, R., Rhoades, E., Gruber, D.F., Kao, H-T, Pieribone, V. and L. Regan. 2010. A new bright green-emitting fluorescent protein – engineered monomeric and dimeric forms, FEBS Journal. 277:1967-1978. pdf


Ilagan, R., Kao, H-T, Gruber, D.F., Rhoades, E. and L. Regan. 2010. Characterization of New and Improved Fluorescent Proteins and their Applications, Biophysical Journal. 98(3):603a.


Gruber, D.F., DeSalle, R., Lienau, E.K., Tchernov, D., Pieribone, V.A. and H-T Kao. 2009. Novel Internal Regions of Fluorescent Proteins Undergo Divergent Evolutionary Patterns, Molecular Biology and Evolution. 26(12):2841-2848. pdf

Highlight in Nature.


Gruber, D.F., Kao, H-T, Tsai, J. and V.A. Pieribone. 2008. Patterns of Fluorescent Protein Expression in Scleractinian Corals, Biological Bulletin. 215:143-154. pdf


Kao, H-T, Sturgis, S., DeSalle, R., Tsai, J., Davis, D., Gruber, D.F. and V.A. Pieribone. 2007. Dynamic Regulation of Fluorescent Proteins from a Single Species of Coral, Marine Biotechnology. 9(6): 733-746. pdf

Microbial Ecology


Gruber, D.F., Tuorto, S. and G.L. Taghon. 2009. Growth Phase and Elemental Stoichiometry of Bacterial Prey Influences Ciliate Grazing Selectivity, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 56(5):466-71. pdf


Gruber, D.F., Simjouw, J-P, Seitzinger, S.P. and G.L. Taghon. 2006. Dynamics and Characterization of Refractory Dissolved Organic Matter Produced by a Pure Bacterial Culture in an Experimental Predator-Prey System, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72(6): 4184-4191. pdf


Gene Expression


Gruber, D.F., Pieribone, V.A., Porton, B. and H-T Kao. 2008. Strict regulation of gene expression from a high-copy plasmid utilizing a dual vector system, Protein Expression and Purification. 60: 53–57. pdf


Cancer/Autism


Kao, H-T, Buka, S.L., Kelsey, K.T., Gruber, D.F.  and B. Porton. 2010. The Correlation Between Rates of Cancer and Autism: An Exploratory Ecological Investigation, PLoS ONE. 5(2): 1-8. pdf


Mesophotic Reef Fish


Sparks, J. S., Gruber, D.F. 2012. A new mesophotic clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from the Bahamas. Copeia. 2:251-256. pdf