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Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Esherick LY, DeNofrio JC, Krediet CJ, Xiang T, Tolleter D, Grossman AG, Pringle JR. The role of host and symbiont genotype in the thermal tolerance of a model cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. in preparation

  2. Aguirre EG, Million WC, Bartels E, Krediet CJ, Kenkel CD. 2022. Host-specific epibiomes of distinct Acorpora cervicornis genotypes persist after field transplantation. Coral Reefs. PDF

  3. Cleves PA, Krediet CJ, Lehnert EM, Onishi M, Pringle JR. 2020. Insights into coral bleaching under heat stress from analysis of gene expression in a sea-anemone model system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117:28906-28917 PDF

  4. Xiang T, Jinkerson RE, Clowez S, Tran C, Krediet CJ, Onishi M, Cleves PA, Pringle JR, Grossman AR. 2018. Glucose-induced trophic shift in an endosymbiont dinoflagellate with physiological and molecular consequences. Plant Physiology 176: 1793-1807. PDF

  5. Teplitski M, Irani T, Krediet CJ, Di Cesare M, Marvasi, M. 2018. Student-generated pre-exam questions is an effective tool for participatory learning: A case study from ecology of waterborne pathogens course. Journal of Food Science Education 17:76-84 PDF

  6. Krediet CJ, DeNofrio JC, Caruso CX, Burriesci MS, Cella K, Pringle JR. 2015. Rapid, precise, and accurate counts of Symbiodinium cells using the Guava flow cytometer, and a comparison to other methods. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135725. PDF

  7. Pollock FJ, Krediet CJ, Garren, M, Stocker R, Winn K, Wilson B, Huete-Stauffer C, Willis BL, Bourne, DG. 2015. Visualization of coral host-pathogen interactions using a stable GFP-labeled Vibrio coralliilyticus strain. Coral Reefs 34: 655-662.

  8. Krediet CJ, Meyer JL, Gimbrone N*, Hoffman W, Yanong R, Berzins I, Alagely A*, Castro H, Ritchie KB, Paul VJ, Teplitski M. 2014. Interactions between the tropical sea anemone Aiptasia pallida and Serratia marcescens, an opportunistic pathogen of corals. Env Microbiol Reports 6: 287-292. PDF

  9. Zaragoza WJ, Krediet CJ, Meyer JL, Canas G, Ritchie KB, Teplitski M. 2014. Outcomes of infections of a sea anemone Aiptasia pallida with Vibrio spp pathogenic to corals. Microb Ecol 68: 388-396. PDF

  10. Frydenborg B*, Krediet CJ, Teplitski M, Ritchie KB. 2014. Native coral bacteria display temperature dependent inhibition of opportunistic Vibrio pathogens. Microb Ecol 67: 392-401.

  11. Tolleter D, Seneca FO, DeNofrio JC, Krediet CJ, Palumbi, SR, Pringle JR, Grossman AR. 2013. Coral bleaching independent of photosynthetic activity. Curr Biol 23: 1782-1786. PDF

  12. Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Paul VJ, Teplitski M. 2013. Coral-associated microorganisms and their roles in promoting coral health and thwarting diseases. Proc Roy Soc B 280: 20122328. PDF

  13. Krediet CJ, Carpinone EM*, Ritchie KB, Teplitski M. 2013. Characterization of the gacA-dependent surface and coral mucus colonization by an opportunistic coral pathogen Serratia marcescens PDL100. FEMS Microbiol 84: 290-301.

  14. Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Alagely A*, Teplitski M. 2013. Members of native coral microbiota thwart colonization of coral mucus by an opportunistic pathogen. ISME J 7: 980-990. PDF

  15. Alagely A*, Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Teplitski M. 2011. Signaling-mediated cross-talk modulates swarming and biofilm formation in a coral pathogen Serratia marcescens. ISME J 5: 1609-1620. PDF

  16. Rajamani S, Teplitski M, Kumar A, Krediet CJ, Sayre RT, Bauer WD. 2011. AHL lactonase (AiiA) inactivation of quorum sensing agonists produced by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlorophyta) and characterization of aiiA transgenic algae. J Phycology. 47: 1219-1227. PDF

  17. Gauthier JD, Jones MK, Thiaville P, Joseph JL, Swain RA, Krediet CJ, Gulig PA, Teplitski M, Wright AC. 2010. Role of GacA in virulence of Vibrio vulnificus. Microbiology. 156: 3722-3733. PDF

  18. Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Cohen M, Alagely A*, Lipp E, Sutherland K, Teplitski M. 2009. Utilization of mucus from the coral Acropora palmata by environmental and pathogenic isolates of Serratia marcescens. Appl Environ Microbiol 75: 3851-3858. PDF

  19. Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Teplitski M. 2009. Catabolite control in a coral white pox pathogen, Serratia marcescens PDL100. Dis Aquat Org 87: 57-66. PDF

  20. Krediet CJ and Donahue MJ. 2009. Growth-mortality trade-offs along a depth gradient in Cancer borealis. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 373: 133-139. PDF

  21. Donahue MJ, Nichols A, Santamaria C, League-Pike PE, Krediet CJ, Perez KO and Shulman MJ. 2009. Predation risk, prey abundance and the vertical distribution of three brachyuran crabs at the intertidal-subtidal boundary in the Gulf of Maine. J Crust Biol 29: 536-543.​ PDF

*Denotes undergraduate co-author

Book Chapters

  1. Teplitski M, Krediet CJ, Meyer JL, Ritchie KB. 2016. Microbial interactions on coral surfaces and within the coral holobiont. in The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future: The world of Medusa and her sisters. Eds. Goffredo, S. and Dubinsky, Z. Springer, New York. 855 pages.

  2. Cox CE, Zaragoza WJ, Krediet CJ, Teplitski M. 2015. Bioassays for the detection of compounds that disrupt biofilm formation in γ-proteobacteria. in Biofouling Methods. Ed. Dobretsov, S. Wiley-Blackwell, New York. 416 pages.

Outreach Materials

  1. Krediet CJ. 2011. “Life lessons learned while working with undergraduate researchers.” Myakka: Soil and Water Science Newsletter. Vol. 11 No. 13. Fall 2011. UF/IFAS.

  2. Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Teplitski M. 2010. The importance and status of Florida coral reefs: questions and answers. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)-UF/IFAS SL 305/SS518

  3. Krediet CJ. 2010. Coral Reefs: Biology and Value. Reusable Learning Object. EcoLearnIt RLO#50. Available at:

  4. Krediet CJ. 2010. Coral Reefs: Coral Decline and Disease. Reusable Learning Object. EcoLearnIt RLO#51. Available at:

  5. Krediet CJ, Ritchie KB, Alagely A, Teplitski M. 2010. Coral Reefs: Quorum Sensing. Reusable Learning Object. EcoLearnIt RLO#52. Available at: