selected Publications

See selected project-related publications below. Taxon-omics members are shown in bold.


Garcia-Porta J.P., Irisarri I., .... Rancilhac L., ... Vences M. and K. Wollenberg Valero (2019): Environmental temperatures shape thermal physiology as well as diversification and genome-wide substitution rates in lizards. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 4077. [DOI:]

Mikhailyuk T., Vinogradova O., Holzinger A., Glaser K., Samolov E. and U. Karsten (2019): New record of the rare genus Crinalium Crow (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) from sand dunes of the Baltic Sea, Germany: epitypification and emendation of Crinalium magnum Fritsch et John based on an integrative approach. Phytotaxa 400: 165. [DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.400.3.4]

Yakovchenko L.S., Davydov E.A., Ohmura Y. and C. Printzen (2019): The phylogenetic position of species of Lecanora s. lat. containing calycin and usnic acid, with the description of Lecanora solaris Yakovchenko & Davydov sp. nov. Lichenologist 51: 147 – 156. [DOI: 10.1017/S0024282919000045]

Hulsey C.D., Alfaro M.E., Zheng J., Meyer A. and R. Holzman (2019): Pleiotropic jaw morphology links the evolution of mechanical modularity and functional feeding convergence in Lake Malawi cichlids. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 286: 20182358. [DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2358]

Scherz M., Hutter C., Rakotoarison A., Riemann J., Rödel M.-O., Ndriantsoa S., Glos J., Roberts S., Crottini A., Vences M. and F. Glaw (2019): Morphological and ecological convergence at the lower size limit for vertebrates highlighted by five new miniaturised microhylid frog species from three different Madagascan genera. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0213314. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213314]

Laakmann S., E.L. Markhaseva, and J. Renz (2019): Do molecular phylogenies unravel the relationships among the evolutionary young “Brafordian” families (Copepoda; Calanoida)? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130: 330 – 345. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.028]

Renz J., E.L. Markhaseva, and S. Laakmann (2018): The phylogeny of Ryocalanoidea (Copepoda, Calanoida) based on morphology and a multi-gene analysis with a description of new ryocalanoidean species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society XX: 1 – 33. [DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zly069]

Wagner F., T. Ott, C. Zimmer, V. Reichart, R. Vogt and C. Oberprieler (2019): At the crossroads towards polyploidy’: Genomic divergence and extent of homoploid hybridisation are drivers for the formation of the ox-eye daisy polyploid complex (Leucanthemum Mill., Compositae-Anthemideae). New Phytologist. [DOI: 10.1111/nph.15784]

Samolov E., Mikhailyuk T., Lukešová A., Glaser K., Büdel B. and U. Karsten (2019): Usual alga from unusual habitats: Biodiversity of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta) from the phylogenetic superclade G isolated from biological soil crusts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133: 236 – 255. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.12.018]

Rancilhac L., Goudarzi F., Gehara M., Hemami M.-R., Elmer K.R., Vences M. and S. Steinfarz (2019): Phylogeny and species delimitation of near Eastern Neurergus newts (Salamandridae) based on genome-wide RADseq data analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution [DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.003]

Schiwitza S., Arndt H. and F. Nitsche (2019): First description of an euryoecious acanthoecid choanoflagellate species, Enibas tolerabilis gen. et sp. nov. from a salar in the Chilean Andes based on morphological and transcriptomic data. European Journal of Protistology 67: 106 – 113. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2018.11.004]


Höpke J., Brewer G., Dodsworth S., Ortiz E.M. and D.C. Albach (2018): DNA extraction from old herbarium material of Veronica subgen. Pseudolysimachium (Plantaginaceae). Ukrainian Botanical Journal 75: 564 – 575. [DOI: 10.15407/ukrbotj75.06.564]

Surup F., Narmani A., Wendt L., Pfütze S., Kretz R., Becker K., Menbrivès C., Giosa A., Elliott M., Petit C., Rohde M. and M. Stadler (2018): Identification of fungal fossils and novel azaphilone pigments in ancient carbonised specimens of Hypoxylon fragiforme from forest soils of Châtillon-sur-Seine (Burgundy). Fungal Diversity 92: 345 – 356. [DOI: 10.1007/s13225-018-0412-x]

Hörandl E. (2018): The classification of asexual organisms: Old myths, new facts, and a novel pluralistic approach. Taxon 67(6): 1066 – 1081. [DOI: 10.12705/676.5]

Zohner C.M., Rockinger A. and S.S. Renner (2018): Increased autumn productivity permits temperate trees to compensate for spring frost damage. New Phytologist [DOI: 10.1111/nph.15445]

Schiwitza S., Arndt H., Nitsche F. (2018): Four new choanoflagellate species from extreme saline environments: Indication for isolation-driven speciation exemplified by highly adapted Craspedida from salt flats in the Atacama Desert (Northern Chile). European Journal of Protistology 66: 86 – 96. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2018.08.001, PDF]

Renard E., Leys S.P., Wörheide G. and Borchiellini C. (2018): Understanding animal evolution: The added value of sponge transcriptomics and genomics: The disconnect between gene content and body plan evolution. BioEssays: 1700237. [DOI: 10.1002/bies.201700237, PDF]

Eitel M., Francis W.R., Varoqueaux F., Daraspe J., Osigus H.J., Krebs S., Vargas S., Blum H., Williams G.A., Schierwater B. and Wörheide G. (2018): Comparative genomics and the nature of placozoan species. PLoS Biology 16: e2005359. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005359, PDF]

Pierangelini M., Glaser K., Mikhailyuk T., Karsten U. and Holzinger A. [submitted]: Light and dehydration but not temperature drive photosynthetic adaptations of basal streptophytes (Hormidiella, Streptosarcina and Streptofilum) living in terrestrial habitats. Microbial Ecology. [DOI: 10.1007/s00248-018-1225-x]

Mikhailyuk T., Lukesová A., Glaser K., Holzinger A., Obwegeser S., Nyporko S., Friedl T. and Karsten U. (2018): New Taxa of Streptophyte Algae (Streptophyta) from terrestrial habitats revealed using an integrative approach Protist, Vol. 169: 406 – 431. [DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2018.03.002]


Albach D.C., Pifkó D. and Z. Barina (2017): Typifications and taxonomic notes for Veronica subgen. Pseudolysimachium (Plantaginaceae) based on material from the Hungarian Natural History Museum Budapest (BP). Phytotaxa 331(1): 035–050 [DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.331.1.2]

Zohner C.M., Benito B.M., Fridley J.D., Svenning J.-C. and S.S. Renner (2017): Spring predictability explains different leaf-out strategies in the woody floras of North America, Europe and East Asia. Ecology Letters. Wiley-Blackwell 20(4): 452 – 460. [DOI: 10.1111/ele.12746]