Research publications

Rouco M, Frischkorn K, Haley S, Alexander H, Dyhrman S. Transcriptional patterns identify resource controls on the diazotroph Trichodesmium in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In preparation for Nature Communications.

Frischkorn K, Rouco M, Van Mooy B, Dyhrman S. Epibionts dominate metabolic functions of Trichodesmium colonies from the oligotrophic ocean. In press in ISME. 

Rouco M, Haley S, Alexander H, Wilson ST, Karl DM, Dyhrman ST (2016). Variable distribution of Trichodesmium clades in the North Pacific Ocean. Environmental Microbiology Reports 8(6), 1058–1066.

Rouco M, Haley S, Dyhrman ST (2016). Microbial diversity within the Trichodesmium holobiont. Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13513.

Alexander H, Rouco M, Haley S, Dyhrman S. ­Functional group specific traits drive ecosystem state shift in the oligotrophic ocean (2015). PNAS E5972–E5979.

Wilson ST, Barone B, Ascani F, Bidigare RR, Church MJ, del Valle DN, Dyhrman ST, Ferron S, Fitzsimmons JN, Juranek LW, Kolber ZS, Letelier RM, Martinez-Garcia S, Nicholson DP, Richards KJ, Rii YM, Rouco M, Viviani DA, White AE, Zehr JP, Karl DM. High-resolution analysis of euphotic-zone biogeochemistry and primary production at Station ALOHA: A case study of summer 2012 (2015). Global Biogeochemical Cycles 29, 1145–1164.

Van Mooy BAS, Krupke A, Dyhrman ST, Fredricks HF, Frischkorn KR, Ossolinski JE, Repeta DJ, Rouco M, Seewald JD, Sylva SP (2015). Chemical reduction of phosphate in the ocean. Science Vol. 348 no. 6236 pp. 783-785 .

Jones, B.M., Rouco, M, Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D, and Halsey, K.H. 2015. Emiliania huxleyi in the genomic era. In: Tsaloglou, M-N. (Ed). Microalgae: recent developments and future directions. Horizon Press, UK.

Rouco M, McGillicuddy D, Waterbury JB, Dyhrman ST (2014). Trichodesmium sp. clade distributions in the North Atlantic Ocean. Limnology & Oceanography 59: 1899-1909. 

Rouco M, López-Rodas V, Gonzalez R, Huertas E, García-Sánchez MJ, Flores-Moya A, Costas E. (2014). The limit of genetic adaptation to the algaecide copper sulphate in freshwater phytoplankton. Oecologia 175: 1179-88. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-2963-1.

Rouco M, Branson O, Lebrato M, Iglesias-Rodríguez I (2013). The effect of nitrate and phosphate availability on Emiliania huxleyi physiology under different CO2 scenarios. Frontiers of Aquatic Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00155.

Gonzalez R, García-Balboa C, Rouco M, López-Rodas V, Costas E. (2012). Adaptation of microalgae to lindano: a new approach for bioremediation. Aquatic toxicology 109: 25-32. Doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.11.015.

Flores-Moya A, Rouco M, García Sánchez MJ, García-Balboa C, González R, Costas E, López-Rodas V (2012). Effects of adaptation, chance and history on the evolution of the toxic dinoflagellateAlexandrium minutum under selection of increased temperature and acidification. Ecology and evolution 2: 1251-9.

Rouco M, López-Rodas V, Flores-Moyá A, Costas E (2011) Evolutionary changes in growth rate and toxin production in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa under a scenario of eutrophication and temperature increase. Microbial ecology 62: 265-263.

Huertas IE, Rouco M, López-Rodas V, Costas E (2011). Warming will affect Phytoplankton Differently: Evidence through a Mechanistic Approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 278:  3534-3543.

López Rodas V, Rouco M, Sánchez-Fortún,S, Flores-Moyá A, Costas E (2011). Genetic adaptation and acclimation of phytoplankters along a stress gradient in the extreme waters of the Agrio River-Caviahue Lake system (Neuquén, Argentina). Journal of phycology 47: 1036-1043.

Huertas, IE., Rouco, M, López-Rodas, V, Costas, E (2010). Estimating the capability of different phytoplankton groups to adapt to contamination: herbicides will affect phytoplankton species differently. New phytologist 188: 478-487.

Marvá F, López-Rodas V, Rouco M, Navarro M, Toro FJ, Costas E, Flores-Moyá A (2010). Adaptation of green microalgae to the herbicides simazine and diquat as resulto f pres-selective mutations. Aquatic Toxicology 96:130-134.

Sánchez-Fortún, S, López-Rodas, V, Navarro, M, Marvá, F, D’ors A, Rouco M, Haigh-Florez D, and Costas, E. (2009) Toxicity and adaptation of Dictyosphaerium chlorelloides to extreme chromium contamination. Environmental toxicology and chemistry 28: 1901-1905.

Sánchez-Fortún, S, Marvá F, Rouco M, Costas, E., López Rodas V (2009). Toxic effect and adaptation in Scenedesmus intermedius to anthropogenic chloramphenicol contamination: genetic vs.physiological mechanisms to rapid acquisition of xenobiotic resistance. Ecotoxicology 18: 481-487.

López-Rodas,V, Costas, E,  Maneiro E, Marvá F, Rouco, M, Delgado, A and Flores-Moya, A (2009). Living in vulcan´s forge: algae adaptation to stressful geothermal ponds on Vulcano Island (S Italy) as result of pre-selective mutations. Phycological Research 57: 111-117.

López-Rodas,V, Marvá F. Rouco M, Costas, E., Flores-Moyá, A (2008). Adaptation of the chlorophycean Dictyosphaerium chlorelloides to stressful acidic, mine metal –rich waters as result of pre-selective mutations. Chemosphere 72: 703–707.

López Rodas V, Perdigones N, Marvá F, Rouco M and García Cabrera, JA (2008). Adaptation of phytoplankton to novel residual materials of water pollution: An experimental model analysing the evolution of an experimental microalgae population under formaldehyde contamination. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology 80:158–162.