Recent Publications

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  • Lewis, L.A. & V.R. Flechtner (2019) Tetradesmus bajacalifornicus, L.A. Lewis & Flechtner sp. nov. and Tetradesmus deserticola, L.A. Lewis & Flechtner sp. nov. (Scenedesmaceae, Chlorophyta). Notulae Algarum No. 88. Published online 23 January 2019.
  • Wellman, C.H., L.E. Graham & L.A. Lewis (2019) Filamentous green algae from the Early Devonian Rhynie chert. Paläontologische Zeitschrift. doi: 10.1007/s12542-019-00456-z
  • Fučíková, K., P.O. Lewis, S. Neupane, K.G. Karol & L.A. Lewis (2019) Order, please! Uncertainty in the ordinal-Level classification of Chlorophyceae. PeerJ 7:e6899
  • Nakada, T., S. Watanabe, L. Lewis & M. Tomita (2019) Chlorococcum turfosum comb. nov. (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) and visualization of chimeric sequences. Phycological Research 67: 239-243.
  • Neupane, S., K. Fučíková, L.A. Lewis, L. Kuo, M.-H. Chen & P.O. Lewis (2019) Assessing combinability of phylogenomic data using Bayes factors. Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syz007


  • Lutzoni, F. , M.D. Nowak, M.E. Alfaro, V. Reeb, J. Miadlikowska, M. Krug, A.E. Arnold, L. A. Lewis, D. Swofford, D. Hibbett, K. Hilu, T.Y. James, D. Quandt & S. Magallón (2018) Contemporaneous radiations of fungi and plants linked to symbiosis. Nature Communications 9: 5451.
  • McManus, H.A., K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis, L.A. Lewis & K.G. Karol (2018) Organellar phylogenomics inform systematics in the green algal family Hydrodictyaceae (Chlorophyceae) and provide clues to the complex evolutionary history of plastid genomes in the green algal tree of life. American Journal of Botany 105: 1-15.


  • Lewis, L.A. (2017) Hold the salt: freshwater origin of primary plastids. PNAS 114:9759-9760. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1712956114
  • Khan-Bureau, D.A., L. Ector, E.A. Morales, E.J. Wade & L.A. Lewis (2017) Contrasting morphological and DNA barcoding methods for diatom (Bacillariophyta) identification from environmental samples in the Eightmile River in Connecticut U.S.A. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte
  • Holzinger, A., K. Herburger, K. Blaas, L.A. Lewis & U. Karsten (2017) The terrestrial green macroalga Prasiola calophylla (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta): ecophysiological performance under water limiting conditions. Protoplasma 254: 1755–1767. DOI:10.1007/s00709-016-1068-6
  • Watanabe, S. & L.A. Lewis (2017) Phylogenetic interpretation of light and electron microscopic features of selected members of the phylogroup Moewusinia (Chlorophyceae), with new generic taxonomy. Phycologia 56: 329-353. DOI:10.2216/16-64.1
  • Augyte, S., L. Lewis, S. Lin, C.D. Neefus & C. Yarish (2017) Speciation in the exposed intertidal zone: the case of Saccharina angustissima comb nov. & stat. nov. (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 57:100-112.


  • 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.

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