Christine E. Schnitzler
University of Florida
Publications 34
#1Kelsey Yetsko (UF: University of Florida)
#2Jessica Farrell (UF: University of Florida)
Last.Paul J. Linser (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 27
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Sea turtle populations are directly and indirectly under threat from a range of anthropogenic processes. Perhaps the most visibly apparent of these is the disfiguring tumor disease epizootic (animal epidemic) known as fibropapillomatosis. Fibropapillomatosis continues to spread geographically, with prevalence of the disease also growing at a number of affected sites globally. Environmental exposures seem key to inducing tumor development, possibly through weakening host immune systems to the poi...
#1Shuonan He (Stowers Institute for Medical Research)
#2Juris A. Grasis (UCM: University of California, Merced)H-Index: 1
Last.Christine E. Schnitzler (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 18
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The 2018 Cnidarian Model Systems Meeting (Cnidofest) was held September 6–9th at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, FL. Cnidofest 2018, which built upon the momentum of Hydroidfest 2016, brought together research communities working on a broad spectrum of cnidarian organisms from North America and around the world. Meeting talks covered diverse aspects of cnidarian biology, with sessions focused on genomics, development, neurobiology, immunology,...
#1Stefan Siebert (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 10
#2Jeffrey A. Farrell (Harvard University)H-Index: 9
Last.Celina E. Juliano (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 15
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INTRODUCTION The cnidarian polyp Hydra undergoes continual self-renewal and is capable of whole-body regeneration from a small piece of tissue. The stem cell populations, morphological cell types, and lineage relationships of Hydra are well characterized, but the molecular definition of its cell states has remained elusive. Capturing the molecular diversity of Hydra cells and the transcriptional programs underlying homeostatic development would greatly advance the utility of this organism for ta...
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#1Christine E. Schnitzler (Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience)H-Index: 18
Three studies presenting genomes and transcriptomes from different life stages of nearly all major lineages of medusozoans present radically different gene expression profiles between life cycle stages and many medusa-specific genes.
#1Steven M. Sanders (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 4
#2Zhiwei Ma (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
Last.Matthew L. Nicotra (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 11
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Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, a colonial cnidarian, is a tractable model system for many cnidarian-specific and general biological questions. Until recently, tests of gene function in Hydractinia have relied on laborious forward genetic approaches, randomly integrated transgenes, or transient knockdown of mRNAs. Here, we report the use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to generate targeted genomic insertions in H. symbiolonigcarpus. We used CRISPR/Cas9 to promote homologous recombination of two flu...
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#1David J. Duffy (Bangor University)H-Index: 10
#2Christine E. Schnitzler (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 18
Last.Mark Q. Martindale (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 59
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Wildlife populations are under intense anthropogenic pressures, with the geographic range of many species shrinking, dramatic reductions in population numbers and undisturbed habitats, and biodiversity loss. It is postulated that we are in the midst of a sixth (Anthropocene) mass extinction event, the first to be induced by human activity. Further, threatening vulnerable species is the increased rate of emerging diseases, another consequence of anthropogenic activities. Innovative approaches are...
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#1Christophe Dupré (Columbia University)H-Index: 7
#2Juris A. Grasis (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 13
Last.Celina E. Juliano (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 15
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Hydroidfest 2016 took place on September 23–25 at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in Bodega Bay, CA. The meeting brought together cnidarian researchers, with an emphasis on those studying hydrozoans, from North America and other parts of the world. The scientific topics discussed were diverse, including sessions focused on development, regeneration, aging, immunology, symbiosis, and neurobiology. Thanks to the application of modern biological technologies, hydrozoans and other cnidarians a...
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#1Jérémy Berthelier (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 1
#2Christine E. Schnitzler (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 18
Last.Olivier Detournay (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 4
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Dinoflagellate–cnidarian associations form both the trophic and structural foundation of coral-reef ecosystems. Previous studies have highlighted the role of host innate immunity in regulation of these partnerships. This study reveals the presence of a transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) in the coral Fungia scutaria that clusters with TGFβ sensu stricto (ss) from other animals. In functional studies of F. scutaria larvae, we show that (1) TGFβ ss mRNA is expressed during early stages of devel...
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#1Steven H. D. Haddock (UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz)H-Index: 4
#2Lynne M. Christianson (MBARI: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)H-Index: 5
Last.Erik V. Thuesen (The Evergreen State College)H-Index: 20
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#1Phillip L. Davidson (UM: University of Miami)
#2Bernard J. Koch (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 3
Last.William E. Browne (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 17
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The maternal-zygotic transition (MZT) describes the developmental reprogramming of gene expression marked by the degradation of maternally supplied gene products and activation of the zygotic genome. While the timing and duration of the MZT vary among taxa, little is known about early stage transcriptional dynamics in the non-bilaterian phylum Ctenophora. We sought to better understand the extent of maternal mRNA loading and subsequent differential transcript abundance during the earliest stages...