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1. Vijayavel, K., Downs, C.A., Ostrander, G.K., Richmond, R.H. (2011). Oxidative DNA
damage induced by iron chloride in the larvae of the lace coral Pocillopora damicornis.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology.

2. Downs, C.A., Woodley, C.M., Fauth, J.E., Knutson, S., Burtscher, M., May, L.,
Avadanei, A., Higgins, J., Ostrander, G.K. (2011). A survey of environmental
pollutants and cellular-stress biomarkers of Porites astreoides at six sites in St. John,
U.S. Virgin Islands. Ecotoxicology 20:1914-1931

3. Vizel, M., Loya, Y., Downs, C.A., Kramarsky-Winter, E. (2010). Coral
micropropagation: a novel technology for establishment of clonal polyp lines and the
manipulation of developmental differentiation. Marine Biotechnology 13:423-432.

4. Downs, C.A., Fauth, J.F., Downs, V.D., Ostrander, G.K. (2010). In vitro cell-toxicity
screening as an alternative animal model for coral toxicology: effects of heat stress,
sulfide, rotenone, cyanide, and cuprous oxide on cell viability and mitochondrial
function. Ecotoxicology 19:171-184.

5. Kurochkin I.O. Ivanina A.V., Eilers S., Downs C.A., Mays, L., Sokolova I.M. (2009).
Cadmium affects metabolic responses to prolonged anoxia and reoxygenation in eastern
oysters Crassostrea virginica. American Journal of Physiology 297: R1262-R1272.

6. Downs, C.A., Kramarsky-Winter, E., Woodley, C.M., Downs, A.G., Winters, G., Loya,
Y., Ostrander, G.K. (2009). Cellular pathology and histopathology of hypo-salinity
exposure on the coral Stylophora pistillata. Science of the Total Environment.

7. Joyner-Matos, J., Andrezejewski, J., Briggs, L., Baker, S.M., Downs, C.A., D. Julian.
(2009). Assessment of Cellular and Functional Biomarkers in Bivalves Exposed to
Ecologically-Relevant Abiotic Stressors. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21:104-

8. Kramarsky-Winter, E., Downs, C.A., Downs, A.G. Loya, Y. (2009). Cellular responses
in the coral Stylophora pistillata exposed to eutrophication from fish mariculture.
Evolutionary Ecological Research 11:1-21.

9. Downs, C.A., Kramarsky-Winter, E., Martinez, J., Kushmaro, A., Woodley, C.M.,
Loya, Y., G.K. Ostrander. (2009). Symbiophagy as a mechanism for coral bleaching.
Autophagy 5:211-216.

10. Joyner-Matos, J., Chapman, L.J., Downs, C.A., Hofer T., Leeuwenburgh, C., Julian, D.
(2007). Stress response of a freshwater clam along an abiotic gradient: Too much
oxygen may limit distribution. Functional Ecology 21:344-355.

11. Downs, C.A., Downs, A.G. (2007). Preliminary examination of cellular toxicological
responses of the coral Madracis mirabilis to acute Irgarol 1051 exposure: application of
cellular diagnostics. Archives of Toxicology and Contaminant Chemistry 52:47-57.

12. Joyner-Matos, J., Downs, C.A. Julian, D. (2006). Increased expression of stress
proteins in the surf clam Donax variabilis following hydrogen sulfide exposure.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, pt. A. 45:245-257.

13. Downs, C.A., Richmond, R.H., Mendiola, W.H., Rougée, L., G. K. Ostrander.
(2006).Cellular-physiological effects of the MV Kyowa Violet fuel oil-spill incident on
the coral, Porites lobata. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 25: 3171-3180.

14. Rougée, L., Downs, C.A., Richmond, R.H., G. K. Ostrander. (2006). Alteration of
normal cellular profiles in the stony coral Pocillopora damicornis following laboratory
exposure to fuel oil. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 25: 3181 -3187.

15. Traylor-Knowles, N. Domart-Coulon, I., Peters, E. Elbert, E. Downs, C.A. Price,
K.,Stubbs, J., McLaughlin, S., Cox, E., Aeby, G., Ostrander, G. (2006). Cellular and
skeletal characteristics of growth anomalies of Porites compressa coral. Coral Reefs.

16. Downs, C.A., C.M., Woodley, R.H. Richmond, L.L. Lanning, R. Owens (2005).
Shifting the Paradigm for Coral Reef ‘Health’ Assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin

17. Downs, C.A., Fauth, J.E., Robinson, C.E., Curry, R., Lanzendorf, B., Halas, J.C., Halas, J., C.M. Woodley (2005). Cellular Diagnostics and Coral Health: Declining Coral
Health in the Florida Keys. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51:558-569.