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Recent Publications:  Chris Theodorakis, Ph.D.

Theodorakis, C.W., S.M. Adams, C. Smith, J. Rotter**, and A. Hay**.  2012.  Effects of military activity and habitat quality on DNA damage and oxidative stress in gopher tortoises on an Army training facility.  Ecotoxicology (accepted, in revision).

Nations, S+, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb.  2011.  Chronic effects of CuO  nanoparticles on Xenopus.  Nanotoxicology. (in press)

Theodorakis, C.W., J.W. Bickham, K.C. Donnelly, T.J. McDonald, and P.W. Willink.  2012.  DNA damage in cichlids from an oil production facility in Guatemala.  Ecotoxicology 21: 496-511.

Richter, S.C.,  J.A. Jackson+, M. Hinderliter, D. Epperson, C.W. Theodorakis, and S.M. Adams.  2011.  Conservation genetics of the largest cluster of federally threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) colonies with implications for species management. Herpetologica. 67: 406-419.

Nations, S+, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb.  2011.  Acute effects of Fe2O3, TiO2, ZnO and CuO  nanoparticles on Xenopus.  Chemosphere. 83: 1053–1061.

Theodorakis, C.W. 2011. Ecotoxicology. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell, NY. (In Press). 

Nations, S+, M Long+, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb.  2011.   Developmental effect of ZnO nanoparticles on Xenopus laevis.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety  74: 203–210.

Shugart, L.R., C.W. Theodorakis, and J.W. Bickham.  2010.  Evolutionary Toxicology.  In  J.A. DeWoody, J.W.  Bickham, C. Michler, K. Nichols, G. Rhodes, K. Woeste (eds.).  Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Cambridge University Press, NY.  Pp 320-362.

Neuparth, T+.,  Costa, F.O.,  Theodorakis, C.W.,  Costa, M.H.,  Bickham, J.W.  2009.  Assessment of DNA damage in blood cells of Sparus aurata L. exposed to benzo[a]pyrene using three distinct genotoxicity assays. Fresenius Environ. Bull 18:  461-467.

Theodorakis, CW  (2008)  Mutagenesis.  In: Jørgensen, SE (eg.) Encyclopedia of Ecology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 2475-2484.

Liu, F+., A. Gentles, and C.W. Theodorakis.  2008.  Arsenate and perchlorate toxicity, growth effects, and thyroid histopathology in hypothyroid zebrafish Danio rerio. Chemosphere 71: 1369–1376.

Park, J-W+, C.M. Bradfor+d, J. Rinchard, F. Liu+, M. Wages, A. Waters++, R.J. Kendall, T.A. Anderson, and C.W. Theodorakis. 2007. Uptake, elimination, and relative distribution of perchlorate in various tissues of channel catfish.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 41: 7581-7586.

Theodorakis, C.W., R. Patiño, E.M. Snyder, and E. Albers+.  2006.  Perchlorate Effects in Fish.  In: R.J. Kendall, P.N. Smith, (eds.).  Perchlorate Ecotoxicology.  SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.  Pp. 155-184.

Carr, J.A., and C.W. Theodorakis.  2006.  Effects of Perchlorate in Amphibians.  In: R.J. Kendall, P.N. Smith, (eds.).  Perchlorate Ecotoxicology.  SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.  Pp. 127-154.

Liu, F+. G.P. Cobb, T.A. Anderson, Q-Q. Cheng,+ and C.W.  Theodorakis. 2006.  Uptake, accumulation and depuration of sodium perchlorate and sodium arsenate in zebrafish (Danio rerio).  Chemosphere 10:1679-1689.

McKean C.+, Tang L+, Tang M.+, Billam M.+, Wang Z+., Theodorakis C.W., Kendall R.J., Wang J.S. 2006. Comparative acute and combinative toxicity of aflatoxin B(1) and fumonisin B(1) in animals and human cells. Food Chem Toxicol. 44: 868–876.

Liu, F.+, J-S. Wang, and C.W. Theodorakis.  2006.  Thyrotoxicity of sodium arsenate, sodium perchlorate, and their mixture in zebrafish Danio rerio.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 40: 3429-3436

Bradford, C. M.+,  J-W. Park+, J. Rinchard, T.A. Anderson, F. Liu+, R.J. Kendall, and C. Theodorakis.  2006.  Uptake and elimination of perchlorate in eastern mosquitofish.  Chemosphere 63: 1591–1597.

McKean, C.+, L. Tang+, M. Billam+, M. Tang+, C. W. Theodorakis, R. J. Kendall, and J.-S. Wang.  2006.  Comparative acute and combinative toxicity of aflatoxin B1 and T-2 toxin in animals and immortalized human cell lines.  J. Appl. Toxicol. 26: 139–147.

Billam. M+., L. Tang, Q+. Cai, S+. Mukhi, H+. Guan, P.+ Wang, C.W. Theodorakis, R.J. Kendall, and J-S. Wang.   2006.  Temporal patterns of MCLR in lakes of West Texas.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 25: 349-355.

Theodorakis, C. W., J. Rinchard, J.-W. Park+, L. McDaniel+, F. Liu+, J.A. Carr, and M. Wages.  2006.  Thyroid endocrine disruption in stonerollers and cricket frogs from perchlorate-contaminated streams in east-central Texas.  Ecotoxicology 15: 31-50

Park, J-W+, J. Rinchard, F. Liu,+ T.A. Anderson, R.J. Kendall and C.W. Theodorakis.  2006.  The thyroid endocrine disruptor perchlorate affects reproduction, growth, and survival of mosquitofish.   Ecotox. Environ. Saf.  63: 343–352.

Theodorakis, C.W., K-L Lee, S.M. Adams, and C.B. Law++.  2006.  Evidence of altered gene flow, mutation rate, and genetic diversity in redbreast sunfish from a pulp mill-contaminated river.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 40: 377-386

Neuparth T.+, Bickham  J.W., Theodorakis C.W., Costa  F.O., Costa M.H.  2006.  Endosulfan-induced genotoxicity detected in the gilthead seabream, Sparus aurata L., by means of flow cytometry and micronuclei assays.  Bull. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 76: 242-248.

Theodorakis, C. W., J. Rinchard, T. Anderson, F. Liu+, J.-W. Park+, F. Costa, L. McDaniel+, R. Kendall, and A. Waters++.  2006.  Perchlorate in fish from a contaminated site in east-central Texas.  Environ. Pollu. 139: 59-69.

Bradford, C. M.,+  J. A. Carr, J. Rinchard, and C. Theodorakis.  2005.  Perchlorate affects thyroid function in eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) at environmentally relevant concentrations.  Eviron. Sci. Technol. 39(14): 5190-5195.

Fox, G.A., P.A. White, S. Trudeau, C. Theodoraks, L.J. Shult and K.J. Fernie.  2005.  DNA strand length and EROD activity in relation to two screening measures of genotoxic exposure in Great Lakes herring gulls.  Ecotoxicology 14: 527 - 544.

Liu, F.+, R.J. Kendall and C.W. Theodorakis.  2005.  Joint toxicity of sodium arsenate and sodium perchlorate to zebrafish Danio rerio larvae. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 24:1505-1507.

Theodorakis, C.W.  2005.  Biomonitoring.  In: P.Wexler (ed.).  Encyclopedia of Toxicology.  Elsevier: Oxford. 

Theodorakis, C.W.  2005.  Ecotoxicology.  In: P.Wexler (ed.).  Encyclopedia of Toxicology.  Elsevier: Oxford.  Pp 117-120.

Theodorakis, C.W.  2005.  Environmental Health.  In: P.Wexler (ed.).  Encyclopedia of Toxicology.  Elsevier: Oxford.  Pp 202-205.

Theodorakis, C.W.  2005.  Environmental Processes.  In: P.Wexler (ed.).  Encyclopedia of Toxicology.  Elsevier: Oxford.  Pp 208-210.

Theodorakis, C.W.  2005.  Environmental Toxicology.  In: P.Wexler (ed.).  Encyclopedia of Toxicology.  Elsevier: Oxford.  Pp 210-212.

Park JW+, Rinchard J, Anderson TA, Liu F+, Theodorakis CW.  2005.  Food chain transfer of perchlorate in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides.  Bull. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 74: 56-63.

Capps, T+., S. Mukhi+, J. Rinchard, C. Theodorakis, V. Blazer and R. Patiño.  2004.  Exposure to perchlorate induces the formation of macrophage aggregates in the trunk kidney of zebrafish and mosquitofish.  J. Aquat. Anim. Health. 6 (3): 145-151

Costa, F.O., T. Neuparth+, C.W. Theodorakis, M.H. Costa, and L.R. Shugart.  2004.  RAPD analysis of southern populations of Gammarus locosta: comparison with allozyme data and ecological inferences.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 277: 197-207.

Theodorakis, C.W. and J.W. Bickham. 2004.  Molecular characterization of contaminant-indicative RAPD markers:  homology between species and DNA sequence.  Ecotoxicology 13: 303-309.

Costa, F.O.+,  M.R. Cunhao+, T. Neuparth+, C.W. Theodorakis, M.H. Costa,  and L.R. Shugart.  2004.  Application of RAPD DNA fingerprinting in taxonomic identification of amphipods: a case-study with Gammarus species (Crustacea: Amphipoda).  J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K.  84: 171-178.

Liu, Y.+, L. Tang+, M. Lian+, C. McKean+, H. Wu+, H. Liu+, C.W. Theodorakis, R.J. Kendall, and J. Wang.  2003.  Comparative acute and combinative toxicity of aflatoxin B1 and fumonisin B1 in animals and human cells. Toxicol. Sci. 72 (Suppl. S): 188

Theodorakis, C.W.  2003.  Establishing causality between population genetic alterations and environmental contamination in aquatic organisms.  Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess. 9: 37-58.

Carr, J. A., L. Urquidi++ , W. L. Goleman+, F. Hu+, P. N. Smith and C.W. Theodorakis.   2003.  Ammonium perchlorate disruption of thyroid function in natural amphibian populations: assessment and potential impact.  In  G. Linder (ed.).  Multiple Stressor Effects in Relation to Declining Amphibian Populations, ASTM STP 1443.  ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.

Goleman, W.L.+, Carr, J.A., Urquidi, L.J.++, Anderson, T.A., Kendall, R.J., Smith, P.N. and  Theodorakis, C.W.  2002. Response of larval amphibians to perchlorate contaminated pond water. Amer. Zoologist.. 41: 1457.

Bradley, B. and C. Theodorakis.  2002.  The post-genomic era and ecotoxicology.  Ecotoxicology 11: 7-9.

Costa, F.O.+, T. Neuparth+, M.H. Costa, C. W. Theodorakis and L. R. Shugart.  2002.  Detection of DNA strand breakage in a marine amphipod by agarose gel electrophoresis: exposure to X-rays and copper.  Biomarkers 7: 451-463.

Shugart, L.R., C.W. Theodorakis, A.M. Bickham++ and J. Bickham. 2002.  Genetic Effects of Contaminant Exposure and Potential Impacts on Animal Populations.  In P. Calow (ed.) Handbook of Ecotoxicology.  Blackwell Science, Inc., Oxford.

Cooper, L.W., I.L. Larsen, V.G. Egorov, C. Theodorakis, H.P. Kelly and J.R. Lovvorn.  2002.  Seasonal variation in water column processes and sedimentation of organic materials in the St. Lawrence Island polynya region, Bering Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226: 13-26.

Theodorakis, C.W. and I. Wirgin.  2002.  Genetic responses as population-level biomarkers of stress in aquatic ecosystems.  In S.M. Adams (ed.) Biological Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Health.  American Fisheries Society, New York.

Wirgin, I. and C.W. Theodorakis.  2002. Molecular biomarkers in aquatic organisms: DNA- and RNA-based endpoints. In S.M. Adams (ed.) Biological Indicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Health.  American Fisheries Society, New York.

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