Michal Sorek, Yisrael Schnytzer, Hiba Waldman Ben-Asher, Vered Chalifa Caspi, Chii-Shiarng Chen, David J. Miller& Oren Levy (2018). Setting the pace: host rhythmic behaviour and gene expression patterns in the facultatively symbiotic cnidarian Aiptasia are determined largely by Symbiodinium. Microbiome 6:83


Orly Perry, Omri Bronstein, Noa Simon-Blecher, Ayelet Atkins, Elena Kupriyanova, Harry ten Hove, Oren Levy, Maoz Fine (2018). On the genus Spirobranchus (Annelida, Serpulidae) from the northern Red Sea, and a description of a new species. Invertebrate Systematics, 32, 605-626 


Y. Schnytzer, N. Simon-Blecher, J. Li, H. Waldman Ben-Asher, M. Salmon-Divon, Y. Achituv, M. E. Hughes& O. Levy (2018). Tidal and diel orchestration of behaviour and gene expression in an intertidal mollusc. Scientific Reports 8:4917 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-23167-y


Eldad Gutner-Hoch, Hiba Waldman Ben-Asher, Ruth Yam, Aldo Shemesh & Oren Levy (2017). Identifying genes and regulatory pathways associated with the scleractinian coral calcification process. PeerJ DOI 10.7717/peerj.3590


Hung-Kai Chen, Li-Hsueh Wang, Wan-Nan U. Chen, Anderson B. Mayfield, Oren Levy, Chan-Shing Lin & Chii-Shiarng Chen (2017). Coral lipid bodies as the relay center interconnecting diel-dependent lipidomic changes in different cellular compartments. Scientific Reports 7: 3244 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-02722-z


Hagit T. Porath, Amos Schaffer, Paulina Kaniewska, Shahar Alon, Eli Eisenberg, Joshua Rosenthal, Erez Y. Levanon, Oren Levy. (2017), A-to-I RNA editing in the earliest-diverging eumetazoan phyla. Mol Biol Evol  msx125. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx125                                                                                                                       
Rosenberg, Y., Doniger, T., Harii, S., Sinniger, F. and Levy, O. (2017), Canonical and cellular pathways timing gamete release in Acropora digitifera, Okinawa, Japan. Mol Ecol, 26: 2698–2710. doi:10.1111/mec.14062                                                                                                                                                               
Alfredo Ambrosone, Modi Roopin, Beatriz Pelaz, Abuelmagd M. Abdelmonem, Lisa-Maria Ackermann, Lucia Mattera, Mariateresa Allocca, Angela Tino, Markus Klapper, Wolfgang J. Parak, Oren Levy, and Claudia Tortiglione (2017).Dissecting common and divergent molecular pathways elicited by CdSe/ZnS quantum dots in freshwater and marine sentinel invertebrates. Nanotoxicology Vol. 11 , Iss. 2,2017.                                                                                                                                             
Maor-Landaw K, Ben-Asher HW, Karako-Lampert S, Salmon-Divon M, Prada F, Caroselli E, Goffredo S, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Levy O (2017) Mediterranean versus Red sea corals facing climate change, a transcriptome analysis. Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep42405 

Airi V, Prantoni S, Calegari M, Lisini Baldi V, Gizzi F, Marchini C, Levy O, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2017) Reproductive output of a non-zooxanthellate temperate coral is unaffected by temperature along an extended latitudinal gradient. PLoS ONE, DOI.10.1371/journal.pone.0171051                                                                          
Caroselli E, Ricci F, Brambilla V, Marchini C, Tortorelli G, Airi V, Mattioli G, Levy O, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2017) Growth, population dynamics and reproductive output model of the non-zooxanthellate temperate solitary coral Caryophyllia inornata (Scleractinia, Caryophylliidae). Limnology & Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.10489 

Jarosław Stolarski, Francesca R. Bosellini, Carden C. Wallace, Anne Gothmann, Maciej Mazur, Isabelle Domart-Coulon, Eldad Gutner-Hoch, Rolf D. Neuser, Oren Levy, Aldo Shemesh, and Anders Meibom (2016) A unique coral biomineralization pattern has resisted 40 million years of major ocean chemistry change. Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep27579.

Debashish Bhattacharya, Shobhit Agrawal, Manuel Aranda, Sebastian Baumgarten, Mahdi Belcaid, Jeana L Drake, Douglas Erwin, Sylvian Foret, Ruth D Gates, David F Gruber, Bishoy Kamel, Michael P Lesser, Oren Levy, Yi Jin Liew, Matthew MacManes, Tali Mass, Monica Medina, Shaadi Mehr, Eli Meyer, Dana C Price, Hollie M Putnam, Huan Qiu, Chuya Shinzato, Eiichi Shoguchi, Alexander J Stokes, Sylvie Tambutté, Dan Tchernov, Christian R Voolstra, Nicole Wagner, Charles W Walker, Andreas PM Weber, Virginia Weis, Ehud Zelzion, Didier Zoccola, Paul G Falkowski (2016). Comparative genomics explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals. eLife

Oren Levy, Sarit Karako-Lampert, Hiba Waldman Ben-Asher, Didier Zoccola, Gilles Pagès, Christine Ferrier-Pagès (2016). Molecular assessment of the effect of light and heterotrophy in the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata. Proc. R. Soc. B Volume: 283 Issue: 1829.

Keren Maor-Landaw, Oren Levy (2016) Gene expression profiles during short-term heat stress; branching vs. massive Scleractinian corals of the Red Sea. PeerJ

Eldad Gutner-Hoch, Kenneth Schneider, Jaroslaw Stolarski, Isabelle Domart-Coulon, Ruth Yam, Anders Meibom, Aldo Shemesh, Oren Levy (2016) Evidence for rhythmicity pacemaker in the calcification process of Scleractinian coral. Scientific reports doi:  10.1038/srep20191

John J. Lee, Megan Cevasco, Jorge Morales, Morgan Billick, Maoz Fine, Oren Levy (2016). Variation among the Marginopora vertbralis collected from the Great Barrier Reef Reef, Australia. The Journal of Foraminiferal Research 46 (2), DOI: 10.2113/gsjfr.46.2.201

Maor-Landaw K and Levy O. Survey of cnidarian gene expression profiles in response to environmental stressors; Summarizing 20 years of research, what are we heading for?" In: The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future: The world of Medusa and her sistersSpringer; 1st ed. 2016 edition.

E. Caroselli, V. Brambilla, F. Ricci, G. Mattioli, O. Levy, G. Falini, Z. Dubinsky, S. Goffredo (2016) Inferred calcification rate of a temperate azooxanthellate caryophylliid coral along a wide latitudinal gradient. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1422-3

Paulina Kaniewska, Shahar Alon, Sarit Karako-Lampert, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Oren Levy (2015) Signaling cascades and the importance of moonlight in coral broadcast mass spawning. eLife

E. Caroselli, F. Ricci, V. Brambilla, G. Mattioli, O. Levy, G. Falini, Z. Dubinsky, S. Goffredo (2015) Relationships between growth, population dynamics, and environmental parameters in the solitary non-zooxanthellate scleractinian coral Caryophylliainornata along a latitudinal gradient in the Mediterranean Sea. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-015-1393-9

Chiara Marchini, Valentina Airi, Roberto Fontana, Giada Tortorelli, Marta Rocchi, Giuseppe Falini, Oren Levy, Zvy Dubinsky, Stefano Goffredo (2015) Annual reproductive cycle and unusual embryogenesis of a temperate coral in the Mediterranean Sea. PloS one.

Paola Fantazzini, Stefano Mengoli, Luca Pasquini, Villiam Bortolotti, Leonardo Brizi, Manuel Mariani, Matteo Di Giosia, Simona Fermani, Bruno Capaccioni, Erik Caroselli, Fiorella Prada, Francesco Zaccanti, Oren Levy, Zvy Dubinsky, Jaap A Kaandorp, Pirom Konglerd, Jörg U Hammel, Yannicke Dauphin, Jean-Pierre Cuif, James C Weaver, Katharina E Fabricius, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Peter Fratzl, Giuseppe Falini, Stefano Goffredo (2015) Gains and losses of coral skeletal porosity changes with ocean acidification acclimation. Nature communications doi:10.1038/ncomms8785

Erik Caroselli, Valentina Nanni, Oren Levy, Giuseppe Falini, Zvy Dubinsky, Stefano Goffredo (2015) Latitudinal variations in biometry and population density of a Mediterranean solitary coral. Limnology and Oceanography DOI: 10.1002/lno.10100

Matan Oren, Ann M Tarrant, Shahar Alon, Noa Simon-Blecher, Idan Elbaz, Lior Appelbaum, Oren Levy (2015) Profiling molecular and behavioral circadian rhythms in the non-symbiotic sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.Scientific report doi:10.1038/srep11418

Luca Pasquini, Alan Molinari, Paola Fantazzini, Yannicke Dauphen, Jean-Pierre Cuif, Oren Levy, Zvy Dubinsky, Erik Caroselli, Fiorella Prada, Stefano Goffredo, Matteo Di Giosia, Michela Reggi, Giuseppe Falini (2015) Isotropic microscale mechanical properties of coral skeletons DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0168

Erik Caroselli, Giuseppe Falini, Stefano Goffredo, Zvy Dubinsky, Oren Levy (2015) Negative response of photosynthesis to natural and projected high seawater temperatures estimated by pulse amplitude modulation fluorometry in a temperate coral. Front Physiol. 2015; 6: 317. doi:  10.3389/fphys.2015.00317

Tarrant AM, Gilmore TD, Reitzel AM, Levy O, Technau U, Martindale MQ (2015). Current directions and future perspectives from the third Nematostella research conference. Zoology; 118 135-140.

Goffredo S, Mancuso A, Caroselli E, Prada F, Dubinsky Z, Falini G, Levy O, Fantazzini P, Pasquini L (2015) Skeletal mechanical properties of Mediterranean corals along a wide latitudinal gradient. Coral Reefs, doi 10.1007/s00338-014-1222-6

Sorek M ,Díaz-Almeyda. E, Medina. M, Levy O (2014) Circadian clocks in symbiotic corals: the duet between Symbiodinium algae and their coral-host. Invited review for Marine Genomics.

Ambrosone A, Scotto di Vettimo MR, Malvindi MA, Roopin M, Levy O, Marchesano V, Pompa PP, Tortiglione C, Tino A (2014) Impact of amorphous SiO2 nanoparticles on a living organism: morphological, behavioral, and molecular biology implications. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2:37. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2014.00037

Adamiano A, Goffredo S, Dubinsky Z, Levy O, Fermani S, Fabbri D, Falini G (2014) Analytical pyrolysis-based study on intra-skeletal organic matrices from Mediterranean corals. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, doi: 10.1007/s00216-014-7995-1

Reggi M, Fermani S, Landi V, Sparla F, Caroselli E, Gizzi F, Dubinsky Z, Levy O, Cuif JP, Dauphin Y, Goffredo S, Falini G (2014) Biomineralization in Mediterranean corals: The role of the intra-skeletal organic matrix. Crystal Growth & Design, doi:10.1021/cg5003572

Sorek M, Levy O (2014) Coral spawning behavior and timing. In: Annual, Lunar, and Tidal Clocks. Springer Editors Numata and Helm; pages 81-98.

Goffredo S., Prada F, Caroselli E., Capaccioni B., Zaccanti F., Pasquini L., Fantazzini P., Fermani S., Reggi M., Levy O, Fabricius KE., Dubinsky Z, Falini G (2014) Biomineralization control related to population density under ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change 01/2014; DOI:10.1038/nclimate2241

Airi V, Gizzi F, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2014) Reproductive efficiency of a Mediterranean endemic zooxanthellate coral decreases with increasing temperature along a wide latitudinal gradient. PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(3):e91792. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0091792

Oren M, Brikner I, Appelbaum L, Levy O (2014) Fast neurotransmission related genes are expressed in non-nervous endoderm in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(4):e93832. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0093832

Pernice M, Levy O (2014) Novel tools integrating metabolic and gene function to study the impact of the environment on coral symbiosis. Frontiers in microbiology, 5

Maor-Landaw K, Karako‐Lampert S; Waldman Ben-Asher H, Goffredo S, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Levy O (2014) Global warming fingerprint in the Gene Expression Profile in the Red Sea Coral Stylophora pistillata. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12592

Karako-Lampert S, Zoccola D, Salmon-Divon M, Katzenellenbogen M, Tambutté S, Bertuccib A, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Deleuryd E, Allemand D, Levy O (2014) Transcriptome analysis of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata. 9(2):e88615 PLoS ONE 

Roopin M, Yacobi YZ, Levy O (2013) Occurrence, diel patterns, and the influence of melatonin on the photosynthetic performance of cultured Symbiodinium. J Pineal Res Doi:10.1111/jpi.12046

Sorek M, Yacobi YZ, Roopin M, Berman-Frank I, Levy O (2013) Photosynthetic circadian rhythmicity patterns of Symbiodinium, the coral endosymbiotic algae. Proc R Soc B Doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2942 1471-2954

Reitzel AM, Tarrant AM, Levy O (2013) Circadian clocks in the cnidaria: Environmental entrainment, molecular regulation, and organismal outputs Integr. Comp. Biol. doi:10.1093/icb/ict024

Fantazzini P, Mengoli S, Evangelisti S, Pasquini L, Mariani M, Brizi L, Goffredo S, Caroselli E, Prada F, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z (2013) Time-domain NMR study of Mediterranean scleractinian corals reveals skeletal-porosity sensitivity to environmental changes. Environmental Science & Technology, 47:12679−12686

Reggi M, Fermani S, Sparla F, Goffredo S, Dubinsky Z, Levy O, Dauphin Y, Cuif JP (2013) Control of aragonite deposition in colonial corals by intra-skeletal macromolecules. Journal of Structural Biology, 183:226-238

Kronfeld-Schor N, Dominoni D, De la Iglesia H, Levy O, Herzog ED, Dayan T, Helfrich-Forster C (2013) Chronobiology by moonlight. Proc R Soc B., 280 (1765)

Sorek., M and Levy, O (2012) Influence of the quantity and quality of light on photosynthetic periodicity in coral endosymbiotic algae. PLoS ONE, 7 e43264.

Caroselli E, Mattioli G, Levy O, Falini G, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2012) Inferred calcification rate of a Mediterranean azooxanthellate coral is uncoupled with sea surface temperature along an 8° latitudinal gradient. Frontiers in Zoology

Roopin M, Levy, O (2012) Melatonin distribution reveals clues to its biological significance in basal metazoans. PLoS ONE, e52266. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052266 

Roopin M and Levy O (2012) Temporal and histological evaluation of melatonin patterns in a ‘basal’ metazoan. Journal of Pineal Research, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-079X.2012.00994.x

Caroselli E, Zaccanti F, Mattioli G, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2012) Growth and demography of the solitary scleractinian coral Leptopsammia pruvoti along a sea surface temperature gradient in the Mediterranean Sea. PLoS ONE, 7:e37848

Sorek., M and Levy, O (2012) The effect of temperature compensation on the circadian rhythmicity of photosynthesis in Symbiodinium, coral-symbiotic algae. Scientific Reports, NPG. 10.1038/srep00536.

Goffredo S, Marchini C, Rocchi M, Airi V, Caroselli E, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Zaccanti F (2012) Unusual pattern of embryogenesis of Caryophyllia inornata (Scleractinia, Caryophylliidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Maybe agamic reproduction? Journal of Morphology, 273:943-956.

Goffredo S, Caroselli E, Mezzo F, Laiolo L, Vergni P, Pasquini L, Levy O, Zaccanti F, Tribollet A, Dubinsky Z, Falini G (2012) The puzzling presence of calcite in skeletons of modern solitary corals from the Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 85:187-199.

Goffredo S, Vergni P, Reggi M, Caroselli E, Sparla F, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Falini G (2011) The skeletal organic matrix from Mediterranean coral Balanophyllia europaea influences calcium carbonate precipitation. PLoS ONE, 6:e22338

Caroselli E, Prada F, Pasquini L, Nonnis Marzano F, Zaccanti F, Falini G, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Goffredo S (2011) Environmental implications of skeletal micro-density and porosity variation in two scleractinian corals. Zoology, 114:255-264.

Levy O, Rosenfeld M, Loya Y, Yam R, Mizrachi I, Shemesh A (2011) Anthropogenic stressors and eutrophication processes as recorded by stable isotope compositions in coral skeletons. Biogeosciences Discussions, 7:7657-7672

Levy O, Kaniewska P, Alon S, Eisenberg E, Karako-Lampert S, Bay LK, Reef R, Rodriguez-Lanetty M, Miller DJ and Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011) Complex diel cycles of gene expression in the coral-algal symbiosis. Science, 331:175

Mass T, Kline DI, Roopin M, Cohen S, Veal CJ, Iluz D, Levy O (2010) The spectral quality of light is a key driver of photosynthesis and photoadaptation in Stylophora pistillata colonies from different depths. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213:4084-4091

Ferrier-Pages C, Rottier C, Beraud E, Levy O (2010) Experimental assessment of the feeding effort of three scleractinian coral species during a thermal stress: effect on the rates of photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 390:118-124

Lee JJ, Cervasco MH, Morales J, Billik M, Fine M, Levy O (2010) Symbiosis drove cellular evolution. Symbiosis fueled evolution of lineages of Foraminifera (eukaryotic cells) into exceptionally complex giant protists. Initial study of a very atypical new Soritine symbiosis.  Symbiosis, 51:13-25

Reef R, Dunn S, Levy O, Dove S, Shemesh E, Brikner I, Leggat W, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2009) Photoreactivation is the main repair pathway for UV induced DNA damage in coral planulae. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212:2760-2766

Schneider K, Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Erez J. (2009). In-situ diel cycles of photosynthesis and calcification in hermatypic corals. Limnology and Oceanography, 54:1995-2002

Stambler N, Levy O, Vaki L (2008) Photosynthesis and respiration of hermatypic zooxanthellate Red Sea corals from 5-75 m depth. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 56:45-53

Lee JJ., Fine M, Levy O, Morales J (2008) A note on asexual reproduction of a Marginopora sp. from a modern deep-water population in the Heron-Wistari channel. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 39:4-7

Levy O, Appelbaum L, Leggat W, Gothlif Y, Hayward DC,  Miller D, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2007) Light-responsive cryptochromes from the simplest marine eumetazoan animals. Science, 318: 467-470. *Note  Coral ‘‘CRY’’ for the Moon; Cell 131, P. 1025 Leading Edge Molecular Biology Select December 14, 2007

Levy O, Achituv Y, Yacobi Y, Stambler N,  Dubinsky Z (2006) The impact of spectral compositions and light periodicity on the activity of two antioxidant enzymes (SOD and CAT) in the coral Favia favus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 328:35-46

Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Achituv Y, Yacobi Y, Stambler N (2006) Diel “tuning” of coral metabolism: Physiological responses to light cues. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209:273-283

Levy O, Achituv Y, Dubinsky Z, Erez J (2006) Diurnal polyp expansion behavior in stony corals may enhance carbon availability for symbionts photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 333:1-11

Levy O, Rosenfeld M, Yam, R, Shemesh A (2006). Heterogeneity of corals skeletons isotopic compositions during the 1998 bleaching event. Limnology and Oceanography, 51(2):1142-1148

Wielgus J, Levy O (2006). Differences in photosynthetic activity between coral sections infested and not infested by boring spionid polychaetes. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86:1-2

Levy O, Achituv Y, Schnider K, Dubinsky Z, Gorbunov M (2004) Diurnal hysteresis in coral photosynthesis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 268:105-117

Levy O, Dubinsky Z, Achituv Y. (2003) Photobehavior of stony corals; responses to light spectra and intensity. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206:4041-4049

Levy O, Mizrachi L, Chadwick-Furman NE, Achituv Y (2001) Factors controlling the expansion behavior of Favia favus (Cnidaria: Scleractinia): Effects of light, flow and planktonic prey. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole). 200:118-126

Zakai D, Levy O, Chadwick-Furman N (2000). Experimental fragmentation reduces sexual reproductive output by the reef building coral Pocillopora damicornis. Coral Reefs, 19:185-189