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Recent Publications


  • Watanabe, S., K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis (2016) Koshicola spirodelophila gen. et sp. nov. (Chaetopeltidales, Chlorophyceae), a novel green alga associated with the aquatic angiosperm Spirodela polyrhiza. American Journal of Botany 103: 1-11. DOI:10.3732/ajb.1500481
  • Lewis, P.O., M.-H. Chen, L. Kuo, L.A. Lewis, K. Fučíková, S. Neupane, Y.-B. Wang & D. Shi (2016) Estimating Bayesian Phylogenetic Information Content. Systematic Biology. Systematic Biology 65:1009–1023. DOI:10.1093/sysbio/syw042
  • Watanabe, S., H. Nozaki, T. Nakada & L.A. Lewis (2016) Comparative ultrastructural analysis of Chloromonas and Gloeomonas: Tracing the origin of Gloeomonas-specific flagellar apparatus traits and a proposal for Gloeomonas rubrifilum comb. nov. Phycologia 55: 585-601. DOI:/10.2216/15-147.1
  • Khan-Bureau, D.A., E.A. Morales, L. Ector, M.S. Beauchene & L.A. Lewis (2016) Characterization of a new species in the genus Didymosphenia and of Cymbella janischii (Bacillariophyta) from Connecticut, U.S.A. European Journal of Phycology 51: 203-216. DOI:/10.1080/09670262.2015.1126361
  • Fučíková, K., P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis (2016) Chloroplast phylogenomic data from the green algal order Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) reveal complex patterns of sequence evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98: 176-183. DOI: /10.1016/j.ympev.2016.01.022


  • Sciuto, K., L.A. Lewis, E. Verleyen, I. Moro & N. LaRocca (2015) Chodatodesmus australis sp. nov. (Scenedesmaceae, Chlorophyta) from Antarctica, with the emended description of the genus Chodatodesmus, and circumscription of Flechtneria rotunda gen. et sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 51: 1172-1188. DOI: /10.1111/jpy.12355
  • Holzinger, A., K. Herburger, F. Kaplan & L.A. Lewis (2015) Desiccation tolerance in the chlorophyte green alga Ulva compressa: Does cell wall architecture contribute to its ecological success? Planta 242: 477-492. DOI:/10.1007/s00425-015-2292-6
  • Herburger K., L.A. Lewis & A. Holzinger (2015) Photosynthetic efficiency, desiccation tolerance and ultrastructure in two phylogenetically distinct strains of alpine Zygnema sp. (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta): Role of pre-akinete formation. Protoplasma 252: 571-589. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-014-0703-3
  • Urban, M.C., L.A. Lewis, K. Fučíková & A. Cordone (2015) The evolutionary ecology of pathogen resistance in wild salamander populations. Oikos 124: 274-284. DOI: 10.1111/oik.01598


  • Fučíková K., F. Leliaert, E.D. Cooper, P. Škaloud, S. D’Hondt, O. De Clerck, C.F.D. Gurgel, L.A. Lewis, P.O. Lewis, J.M. Lopez-Bautista, C.F. Delwiche & H. Verbruggen (2014) New phylogenetic hypotheses for the core Chlorophyta based on chloroplast sequence data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2: 63. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00063
  • Fučíková,K., P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis (2014) Widespread desert affiliation of trebouxiophycean algae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) including discovery of three new desert lineages. Phycological Research 62: 294-305. DOI: 10.1111/pre.12062
  • Stancheva, R., J.D. Hall, K. Herburger, L.A. Lewis, R.M. McCourt, R.G. Sheath & A. Holzinger (2014) Phylogenetic position of Zygogonium ericetorum Kütz. (Zygnematophyceae, Charophyta) from a high alpine habitat and ultrastructural characterization of unusual aplanospores. Journal of Phycology 50: 790-803. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12229
  • Khan-Bureau, D.A., E.A. Morales, L. Ector, M.S. Beauchene & L.A. Lewis (2014) Observations on two nuisance stalk-forming diatoms (Bacillariophyta) from a river in Connecticut, Northeastern U.S.A.: Didymosphenia sp. and Cymbella janischii. BioInvasions Records 3: 139-149.
  • Fučíková, K., P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis (2014) Gene arrangement convergence, diverse intron content, and genetic code modifications in mitochondrial genomes of Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyta). Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 2170-2180. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evu172
  • Graham, L.E., J.J Knack, M. Piotrowski, L.W. Wilcox, M.E. Cook, C. Wellman, W. Taylor, L.A. Lewis & P. Arancibia-Avila (2014) Lacustrine Nostoc (Nostocales) and associated microbiome generate a new type of clotted microbialite. Journal of Phycology 50: 280-291. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12152
  • Fučíková, K., P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis (2014) Putting incertae sedis taxa in their place: a proposal for ten new families and three new genera in Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 50: 14-25. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12118
  • Graham, L., L.A. Lewis, W. Taylor, C. Wellman & M. Cook (2014) Early terrestrialization: transition from algal to bryophyte grade. In: D. Hanson and S. Rice (eds.) Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Vol. 37: Photosynthesis in Early Land Plants, pp. 9-28. Springer, Dordrecht.


  • Graham, L.E., M.E. Cook, L.W. Wilcox, J. Graham, W. Taylor, C.H. Wellman & L.A. Lewis (2013) Resistance of filamentous chlorophycean, ulvophycean, and xanthophycean algae to acetolysis: testing Proterozoic and Paleozoic microfossil attributions. International Journal of Plant Science 174: 947-957. DOI: 10.1086/670591
  • Lunch, C.K., A.M. LaFountain, S. Thomas, H.A. Frank, L.A. Lewis & Z.G. Cardon (2013) The xanthophyll cycle and NPQ in diverse desert and aquatic green algae. Photosynthesis Research 115: 139-151. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-013-9846-x
  • Kaplan, F., L.A. Lewis, K. Herburger & A. Holzinger (2013) Osmotic stress in Arctic and Antarctic strains of the green alga Zygnema (Zygnematales, Streptophyta): Effects on photosynthesis and ultrastructure. Micron 44: 317–330. DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2012.08.004
  • Flechtner, V.R., N. Pietrasiak & L.A. Lewis (2013) Newly revealed diversity of eukaryotic algae from wilderness areas of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP). Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist 6: 43–63. DOI: 10.3398/042.006.0103
  • Fučíková, K., V.R. Flechtner & L.A. Lewis (2013) Revision of the genus Bracteacoccus Tereg (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on a phylogenetic approach. Nova Hedwigia 96: 15–59. DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2012/0067
  • Lewis, L.A. & F.R. Trainor (2012) Survival of Protosiphon botryoides (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) from a Connecticut soil dried for 43 years. Phycologia 51: 662–665. DOI: 10.2216/11-108.1
  • Tippery, N.P., K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis (2012) Probing the monophyly of the directly opposite flagellar apparatus group in Chlorophyceae using data from five genes. Journal of Phycology 48: 1482–1493. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12003
  • Pichrtová, M., D. Remias, L.A. Lewis & A. Holzinger (2012) Changes in phenolic compounds and cellular ultrastructure of Arctic and Antarctic strains of Zygnema (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) after exposure to experimentally enhanced UV to PAR ratio. Microbial Ecology 65: 68–83. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-012-0096-9
  • Letsch, M.R. & L.A. Lewis (2012) Four gene arrangements within the chloroplast genome of a closely related group of green algae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 524–532. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.027