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Wetherbee R., Marcelino V.R., Costa J.F., Grant B., Crawford S., Waller R.F., Andersen R.A., Berry D., McFadden G.I. & Verbruggen H.
A new marine prasinophyte genus alternates between a flagellate and a dominant benthic stage with microrhizoids for adhesion.
Journal of Phycology: accepted
Ricci F., Marcelino V.R., Blackall L.L., Kuhl M., Medina M. & Verbruggen H.
Beneath the surface: community assembly and functions of the coral skeleton microbiome.
preprint: 10.32942/
Schneider C.W., Lam D.W. & Verbruggen H.
DNA sequencing and anatomy demonstrate that Pacific Codium simulans is a genetically variable species found in the floras of Bermuda and Florida.
Phycological Research: accepted
Lagourgue L., Verbruggen H., Ampou E.E. & Payri C.E.
One hundred years later, resurrection of Tydemania gardineri (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) based on molecular and morphological data.
Diaz-Tapia P., Maggs C.A., Nelson W., Macaya E.C. & Verbruggen H.
Reassessment of the genus Lophurella (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from Australia and New Zealand reveals four cryptic species.
European Journal of Phycology: submitted
Goes-Neto A., Marcelino V.R., Verbruggen H., Ferreira da Silva F. & Badotti F.
Fungal diversity of coral skeletons in the southwestern Pacific using 18S rDNA metabarcoding.
del Cortona A., Jackson C.J., Bucchini F., Van Bel M., D'Hondt S., Skaloud P., Delwiche C.F., Knoll A.H., Raven J.A., Verbruggen H., Vandepoele K., De Clerck O. & Leliaert F.
Neoproterozoic origin and multiple transitions to macroscopic growth in green seaweeds.
preprint: 10.1101/668475
Pineiro-Corbeira C., Verbruggen H. & Diaz-Tapia P.
Molecular survey of the red algal family Rhodomelaceae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) in Australia reveals new introduced species.


Cremen M.C.M., Leliaert F., West J., Lam D.W., Shimada S., Lopez-Bautista J. & Verbruggen H. (2019)
Re-assessment of the classification of Bryopsidales (Chlorophyta) based on chloroplast phylogenomic analyses.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 130: 397-405
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.09.009
Wetherbee R., Jackson C.J., Repetti S.I., Clementson L.A., Costa J.F., van de Meene A., Crawford S. & Verbruggen H. (2019)
The golden paradox – a new heterokont lineage with chloroplasts surrounded by two membranes.
Journal of Phycology 55: 257-278
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12822
Bribiesca-Contreras G., Pineda-Enriquez T., Marquez-Borras F., Solis-Marin F.A., Verbruggen H., Hugall A.F. & O'Hara T. (2019)
Dark offshoot: Phylogenomic data sheds light on the evolutionary history of a new species of cave brittle star.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 136: 151-163
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.04.014
Diaz-Tapia P., Pasella M.M., Verbruggen H. & Maggs C.A. (2019)
Morphological evolution and classification of the red algal order Ceramiales inferred using plastid phylogenomics.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 137: 76-85
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.04.022
Evans J.R., St. Amour N., Verbruggen H., Salomaki E.D. & Vis M.L.
Chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes of Balbiania investiens (Balbianiales, Nemaliophycidae).
Phycologia 58: 310-318
DOI: 10.1080/00318884.2019.1573349
Pasella M.M., Verbruggen H., Nelson W.A. & Diaz-Tapia P.
The phylogenetic position of the morphologically unusual Pleurostichidium falkenbergii (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) based on plastid phylogenomics.
Phycologia 58: 319-325
DOI: 10.1080/00318884.2019.1574462
Bribiesca-Contreras G., Verbruggen H., Hugall A.F. & O'Hara T. (2019)
Global biogeographic structuring of tropical shallow‐water brittle stars.
Journal of Biogeography 46: 1287-1299
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13620


Diaz-Tapia P., Maggs C.A., Macaya E.C. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Widely distributed red algae often represent hidden introductions, complexes of cryptic species or species with strong phylogeographic structure.
Journal of Phycology 54: 829-839
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12778
Iha C., Grassa C.J., Lyra G.M., Davis C.C., Verbruggen H. & Oliveira M.C. (2018)
Organellar genomics: a useful tool to study evolutionary relationships and molecular evolution in Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta).
Journal of Phycology 54: 775-787
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12765
Croce M.E., Diaz-Tapia P. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Molecular systematics of the siphonous green algal genus Codium in eastern Victoria, Australia.
Cryptogamie Algologie 39:391-407
DOI: 10.7872/crya/v39.iss4.2018.39
Leliaert F., Payo D.A., Gurgel C.F.D., Schils T., Draisma S.G.A., Saunders G.W., Kamiya M., Sherwood A.R., Lin S.M., Huisman J.M., Le Gall L., Anderson R.J., Bolton J.J., Mattio L., Zubia M., Payri C., Spokes T., Johnston E.T., Vieira C., Coppejans E., D'hondt S., Verbruggen H. & De Clerck O. (2018)
Patterns and drivers of species diversity in the Indo-Pacific red seaweed Portieria.
Journal of Biogeography 10: 2299-2313
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13410
Yates K.L., Bouchet P.J., Caley M.J., Mengersen K., Randin C.F., Parnell S., Fielding A.H., Bamford A.J., Ban S., Barbosa A.M., Dormann C.F., Elith J., Embling C.B., Ervin G.N., Fisher R., Gould S., Graf R.F., Gregr E.J., Halpin P.N., Heikkinen R.K., Heinanen S., Jones A.R., Krishnakumar P.K., Lauria V., Lozano-Montes H., Mannocci L., Mellin C., Mesgaran M.B., Moreno-Amat E., Mormede S. Novaczek E., Oppel S., Ortuno Crespo G., Peterson A.T., Rapacciuolo G., Roberts J.J., Ross R.E. Scales K.L., Schoeman D., Snelgrove P., Sundblad G., Thuiller W., Torres L.G., Verbruggen H., Wang L., Wenger S., Whittingham M.J., Zharikov Y., Zurell D. & Sequeira A.M.M. (2018)
Outstanding challenges in the transferability of ecological models.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33: 790-802
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.08.001
Diaz-Tapia P., Pasella M.M. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Molecular analyses resolve the phylogenetic position of Polysiphonia adamsiae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) and reveal a strong phylogeographic structure in Australia.
Phycologia 57: 593-600
DOI: 10.2216/18-36.1
Oliveira M.C., Repetti S.I., Iha C., Jackson C.J., Diaz-Tapia P., Magalhaes K., Cassano V., Costa J.F., Cremen M.C.M., Marcelino V.R. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
High-throughput sequencing for algal systematics.
European Journal of Phycology 53: 256-272
DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2018.1441446
Cremen M.C.M., Leliaert F., Marcelino V.R. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Large diversity of nonstandard genes and dynamic evolution of chloroplast genomes in siphonous green algae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta).
Genome Biology and Evolution 10: 1048-1061
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy063
Paiano M.O., Del Cortona A., Costa J.F., Liu S.L., Verbruggen H., De Clerck O. & Necchi Jr O. (2018)
Complete mitochondrial genomes of six species of the freshwater red algal order Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta).
Mitochondrial DNA Part B - Resources 3: 607-610
DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1473734
Assis J., Tyberghein L., Bosch S., Verbruggen H., Serrao E.A. & De Clerck O. (2018)
Bio-ORACLE v2.0: Extending marine data layers for bioclimatic modelling.
Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 277-284.
DOI: 10.1111/geb.12693
Marcelino V.R., van Oppen M.J.H. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Highly structured prokaryote communities exist within the skeleton of coral colonies.
ISME Journal 12: 300-303
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2017.164
Jackson C., Knoll A.H., Chan C.X. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Plastid phylogenomics with broad taxon sampling further elucidates the distinct evolutionary origins and timing of secondary green plastids.
Scientific Reports 8: 1523
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18805-w
Paiano M.O., Del Cortona A., Costa J.F., Liu S.L., Verbruggen H., De Clerck O. & Necchi O. (2018)
Organization of plastid genomes in the freshwater red algal order Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta).
Journal of Phycology 54: 25-33
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12602
Hoffman R., Wynne M.J., Schils T., Lopez-Bautista J. & Verbruggen H. (2018)
Codium pulvinatum (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a new species from the Arabian Sea, recently introduced into the Mediterranean Sea.
Phycologia 57: 79-89
DOI: 10.2216/17-74.1


del Cortona A., Leliaert F., Bogaert K.A., Turmel M., Boedeker C., Janouskovec J., Lopez-Bautista J.M., Verbruggen H., Vanepoele K., De Clerck O. (2017)
The plastid genome in Cladophorales green algae is encoded by hairpin plasmids.
Current Biology 27: 3771-3782
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.004 — preprint: 10.1101/145037
Marcelino V.R., Morrow K.M., van Oppen M.J.H., Bourne D.G. & Verbruggen H. (2017)
Diversity and stability of coral endolithic microbial communities at a naturally high pCO2 reef.
Molecular Ecology 26: 5334-5357
DOI: 10.1111/mec.14268
Bribiesca-Contreras G., Verbruggen H., Hugall A.F. & O'Hara T.D. (2017)
The importance of offshore origination revealed through ophiuroid phylogenomics.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284: 20170160
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0160
Marcelino V.R. & Verbruggen H. (2017)
Reference datasets of tufA and UPA markers to identify algae in metabarcoding surveys.
Data Brief 11: 273-276
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.02.013
Diaz-Tapia P., Maggs C.A., West J.A. & Verbruggen H. (2017)
Analysis of chloroplast genomes and a supermatrix inform reclassification of the Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta).
Journal of Phycology 53: 920-937
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12553
Diaz-Tapia P., Barbara I., Cremades J., Verbruggen H. & Maggs C.A. (2017)
Three new cryptogenic species in the tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta).
Phycologia 56: 605-623
DOI: 10.2216/17-17.1
Verbruggen H., Marcelino V.R., Guiry M.D., Cremen M.C.M. & Jackson C. (2017)
Phylogenetic position of the coral symbiont Ostreobium (Ulvophyceae) inferred from chloroplast genome data.
Journal of Phycology 53: 790-803
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12540
Steen F., Aragay J., Zuljevic A., Verbruggen H., Mancuso F.P., Bunker F., Vitales D., Gomez Garreta A. & De Clerck O. (2017)
Tracing the introduction history of the brown seaweed Dictyota cyanoloma (Phaeophyceae, Dictyotales) in Europe.
European Journal of Phycology 52: 31-42
DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2016.1212998
Diaz-Tapia P., McIvor L., Freshwater D.W., Verbruggen H., Wynne M.J. & Maggs C.A (2017)
The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales).
European Journal of Phycology 52: 1-30
DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2016.1256436
Ximenes C.F., Cassano V., Oliveira-Carvalho M.F., Bandeira-Pedrosa M.E., Gurgel C.F.D., Verbruggen H. & Barreto-Pereira S.M. (2017)
Systematics of the genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in Brazil including the description of Halimeda jolyana sp. nov.
Phycologia 56: 369-381
DOI: 10.2216/16-77.1
Verbruggen H., Brookes M.J. & Costa J.F. (2017)
DNA barcodes and morphometric data indicate that Codium fragile may consist of two species (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta).
Phycologia 56: 54-62
DOI: 10.2216/16-54.1


Rindi F. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Taxonomic reshuffling of the Cladophoraceae.
Journal of Phycology 52: 901-904
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12459
Costa J.F., Lin S.M., Macaya E.C., Fernandez-Garcia C. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Chloroplast genomes as a tool to resolve red algal phylogenies: a case study in the Nemaliales.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 205
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0772-3
Alos J., Tomas F., Terrados J., Verbruggen H. & Ballesteros E. (2016)
Fast-spreading green beds of recently introduced Halimeda incrassata (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) invade Mallorca Island (NW Mediterranean Sea).
Molecular Ecology Progress Series 558: 153-158
DOI: 10.3354/meps11869
Marcelino V.R., Cremen M.C.M., Jackson C.J., Larkum A. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Evolutionary dynamics of chloroplast genomes in low light: a case study of the endolithic green alga Ostreobium quekettii.
Genome Biology and Evolution 8: 2939-2951
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evw206 — preprint: 10.1101/049833
Marcelino V.R. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Multi-marker metabarcoding of coral skeletons reveals a rich microbiome and diverse evolutionary origins of endolithic algae.
Scientific Reports 6: 31508
DOI: 10.1038/srep31508
Wetherbee R. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Kraftionema allantoideum, a new genus and family of Ulotrichales (Chlorophyta) adapted for survival in high intertidal pools.
Journal of Phycology 52: 704-715
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12447
West J.A., Zuccarello G.C., Loiseaux de Goer S., Stavrias L.A. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Rhodenigma contortum, an obscure new genus and species of Rhodogorgonales (Rhodophyta) from Western Australia.
Journal of Phycology 52: 397-403
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12402
Cremen M.C.M., Huisman J.M., Marcelino V.R. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
Taxonomic revision of Halimeda in southwestern Australia.
Australian Systematic Botany 29: 41-54
DOI: 10.1071/SB15043
Fernandez-Garcia C., Wysor B., Riosmena-Rodriguez R., Pena-Salamanca E. & Verbruggen H. (2016)
DNA-assisted identification of Caulerpa (Caulerpaceae, Chlorophyta) reduces species richness estimates for the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
Phytotaxa 252: 185-204
DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.252.3.2
Lam D.W., Verbruggen H., Saunders G.W., Vis M.L. (2016)
Multigene phylogeny of the red algal subclass Nemaliophycidae.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 730-736
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.015

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