Evolutionary dynamics of the algae: Understanding adaptive potential under environmental change
Grant number: FT110100585 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016
Ecological niches and trace metal availability have large influences on the role of marine algae as a sink for anthropogenic carbon dioxide. This interdisciplinary project will characterise the evolution of ecological niches and trace metal utilisation in marine algae to better predict the fate of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and coastal ecosystems.
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Genomic adaptations to an endolithic lifestyle in the coral-associated alga Ostreobium
Cintia Iha, Katherine E Dougan, Javier A Varela, Viridiana Avila, Christopher J Jackson, Kenny A Bogaert, Yibi Chen, Louise M Judd, Ryan Wick, Kathryn E Holt, Marisa M Pasella, Francesco Ricci, Sonja I Repetti, Monica Medina, Vanessa R Marcelino, Cheong Xin Chan, Heroen Verbruggen
The green alga Ostreobium is an important coral holobiont member, playing key roles in skeletal decalcification and providing phot..
DNA sequencing and anatomy demonstrate that Pacific Codium simulans is a genetically variable species found in the floras of Bermuda and Florida
Craig W Schneider, Daryl W Lam, Heroen Verbruggen
When DNA sequences from Bermuda plants described as Codium isthmocladum ssp. clavatum and a recent collection from Florida origina..
Dark offshoot: Phylogenomic data sheds light on the evolutionary history of a new species of cave brittle star
Guadalupe Bribiesca-Contreras, Tania Pineda-Enriquez, Francisco Marquez-Borras, Francisco A Solis-Marin, Heroen Verbruggen, Andrew F Hugall, Timothy D O'Hara
Caves are a useful system for testing evolutionary and biogeographic hypotheses, as they are isolated, and their environmental con..
Patterns and drivers of species diversity in the Indo-Pacific red seaweed Portieria
Frederik Leliaert, Dioli Ann Payo, Carlos Frederico D Gurgel, Tom Schils, Stefano GA Draisma, Gary W Saunders, Mitsunobu Kamiya, Alison R Sherwood, Showe-Mei Lin, John M Huisman, Line Le Gall, Robert J Anderson, John J Bolton, Lydiane Mattio, Mayalen Zubia, Tracey Spokes, Christophe Vieira, Claude E Payri, Eric Coppejans, Sofie D'hondt
AIM: Biogeographical processes underlying Indo‐Pacific biodiversity patterns have been relatively well studied in marine shallow w..
Bio-ORACLE v2.0: Extending marine data layers for bioclimatic modelling
Jorge Assis, Lennert Tyberghein, Samuel Bosch, Heroen Verbruggen, Ester A Serrao, Olivier De Clerck
Motivation: The availability of user-friendly, high-resolution global environmental datasets is crucial for bioclimatic modelling...
Organization of plastid genomes in the freshwater red algal order Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta)
Monica Orlandi Paiano, Andrea Del Cortona, Joana F Costa, Shao-Lun Liu, Heroen Verbruggen, Olivier De Clerck, Orlando Necchi
Little is known about genome organization in members of the order Batrachospermales, and the infra-ordinal relationship remains un..
Plastid phylogenomics with broad taxon sampling further elucidates the distinct evolutionary origins and timing of secondary green plastids
Christopher Jackson, Andrew H Knoll, Cheong Xin Chan, Heroen Verbruggen
Secondary plastids derived from green algae occur in chlorarachniophytes, photosynthetic euglenophytes, and the dinoflagellate gen..
Codium pulvinatum (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a new species from the Arabian Sea, recently introduced into the Mediterranean Sea
Razy Hoffman, Michael J Wynne, Tom Schils, Juan Lopez-Bautista, Heroen Verbruggen
Codium pulvinatum sp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) is described from the southern shores of Oman and from the Mediterranean sh..
Analysis of chloroplast genomes and a supermatrix inform reclassification of the Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta)
Pilar Diaz-Tapia, Christine A Maggs, John A West, Heroen Verbruggen
With over a thousand species, the Rhodomelaceae is the most species-rich family of red algae. While its genera have been assigned ..
Diversity and stability of coral endolithic microbial communities at a naturally high pCO(2) reef
Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino, Kathleen M Morrow, Madeleine JH van Oppen, David G Bourne, Heroen Verbruggen
The health and functioning of reef-building corals is dependent on a balanced association with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes..
PHYLOGENETIC POSITION OF THE CORAL SYMBIONT OSTREOBIUM (ULVOPHYCEAE) INFERRED FROM CHLOROPLAST GENOME DATA
Heroen Verbruggen, Vanessa R Marcelino, Michael D Guiry, Ma Chiela M Cremen, Christopher J Jackson
The green algal genus Ostreobium is an important symbiont of corals, playing roles in reef decalcification and providing photosynt..
The importance of offshore origination revealed through ophiuroid phylogenomics
Guadalupe Bribiesca-Contreras, Heroen Verbruggen, Andrew F Hugall, Timothy D O'Hara
Our knowledge of macro-evolutionary processes in the deep sea is poor, leading to much speculation about whether the deep sea is a..
DNA barcodes and morphometric data indicate that Codium fragile (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) may consist of two species
Heroen Verbruggen, Margaret JL Brookes, Joana F Costa
The siphonous green alga Codium fragile currently has 10 accepted subspecies, among which is the problematic invasive subsp. fragi..
Systematics of the genus Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in Brazil including the description of Halimeda jolyana sp nov
Caroline Feijao Ximenes, Valeria Cassano, Maria de Fatima de Oliveira-Carvalho, Maria Elizabeth Bandeira-Pedrosa, Carlos Frederico D Gurgel, Heroen Verbruggen, Sonia Maria Barreto Pereira
The genus Halimeda has a wide geographic distribution in tropical to subtropical regions of the world. Molecular studies have unco..
The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata SF Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales)
Pilar Diaz-Tapia, Lynne McIvord, D Wilson Freshwater, Heroen Verbruggen, Michael J Wynne, Christine A Maggs
Polysiphonia is the largest genus of red algae, and several schemes subdividing it into smaller taxa have been proposed since its ..
Three new cryptogenic species in the tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta)
Pilar Diaz-Tapia, Ignacio Barbara, Javier Cremades, Heroen Verbruggen, Christine A Maggs
During our sampling surveys of the tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae in Spain and Australia, three previously unrecorded s..
Tracing the introduction history of the brown seaweed Dictyota cyanoloma (Phaeophyceae, Dictyotales) in Europe
Frederique Steen, Joana Aragay, Ante Zuljevic, Heroen Verbruggen, Francesco Paolo Mancuso, Francis Bunker, Daniel Vitales, Amelia Gomez Garreta, Olivier De Clerck
Dictyota cyanoloma has recently been described from the Mediterranean Sea and Macaronesia but doubt had arisen as to whether this ..
Fast-spreading green beds of recently introduced Halimeda incrassata invade Mallorca island (NW Mediterranean Sea)
Josep Alos, Fiona Tomas, Jorge Terrados, Heroen Verbruggen, Enric Ballesteros
Mediterraneanmarine biodiversity isundergoing a tropicalizationprocess. We present the first record and spread dynamics of the tro..
Chloroplast genomes as a tool to resolve red algal phylogenies: a case study in the Nemaliales
Joana F Costa, Showe-Mei Lin, Erasmo C Macaya, Cindy Fernandez-Garcia, Heroen Verbruggen
BACKGROUND: Obtaining strongly supported phylogenies that permit confident taxonomic and evolutionary interpretations has been a c..
Kraftionema allantoideum, a new genus and family of Ulotrichales (Chlorophyta) adapted for survival in high intertidal pools
Richard Wetherbee, Heroen Verbruggen
The marine, sand-dwelling green alga Kraftionema allantoideum gen. et sp. nov. is described from clonal cultures established from ..
Evolutionary Dynamics of Chloroplast Genomes in Low Light: A Case Study of the Endolithic Green Alga Ostreobium quekettii
Vanessa R Marcelino, Ma Chiela M Cremen, Chistopher J Jackson, Anthony AW Larkum, Heroen Verbruggen
Some photosynthetic organisms live in extremely low light environments. Light limitation is associated with selective forces as we..
Multi-marker metabarcoding of coral skeletons reveals a rich microbiome and diverse evolutionary origins of endolithic algae
Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino, Heroen Verbruggen
Bacteria, fungi and green algae are common inhabitants of coral skeletons. Their diversity is poorly characterized because they ar..
Taxonomic revision of Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in south-western Australia
Ma Chiela M Cremen, John M Huisman, Vanessa R Marcelino, Heroen Verbruggen
Halimeda J.V.Lamour. is a green algal genus that is an important component of tropical reefs and lagoons. Although it does not gen..
RHODENIGMA CONTORTUM, AN OBSCURE NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF RHODOGORGONALES (RHODOPHYTA) FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA
John A West, Giuseppe C Zuccarello, Susan Loiseaux de Goer, Lambros A Stavrias, Heroen Verbruggen
An unknown microscopic, branched filamentous red alga was isolated into culture from coral fragments collected in Coral Bay, Weste..
The South African estuarine specialist Codium tenue (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) discovered in a south-western Australian estuary
John M Huisman, Rainbo RM Dixon, Felicity N Hart, Heroen Verbruggen, Robert J Anderson
Codium tenue, previously known reliably only from estuarine habitats in South Africa, is recorded from a similar habitat in the Wa..
New phylogenetic hypotheses for the core Chlorophyta based on chloroplast sequence data
Karolina Fuçiková, Frederik Leliaert, Endymion D Cooper, Pavel Skaloud, Sofie D'Hondt, Olivier De Clerck, Carlos FD Gurgel, Louise A Lewis, Paul O Lewis, Juan M Lopez-Bautista, Charles F Delwiche, Heroen Verbruggen
Phylogenetic relationships in the green algal phylum Chlorophyta have long been subject to debate, especially at higher taxonomic ..
DNA- based species delimitation in algae
Frederik Leliaert, Heroen Verbruggen, Pieter Vanormelingen, Frederique Steen, Juan M Lopez-Bautista, Giuseppe C Zuccarello, Olivier De Clerck
Given the problems of species delimitation in algae using morphology or sexual compatibility, molecular data are becoming the stan..
Improving Transferability of Introduced Species' Distribution Models: New Tools to Forecast the Spread of a Highly Invasive Seaweed
Heroen Verbruggen, Lennert Tyberghein, Gareth S Belton, Frederic Mineur, Alexander Jueterbock, Galice Hoarau, C Frederico D Gurgel, Olivier De Clerck
The utility of species distribution models for applications in invasion and global change biology is critically dependent on their..
Host specificity and coevolution of Flavobacteriaceae endosymbionts within the siphonous green seaweed Bryopsis
Joke Hollants, Frederik Leliaert, Heroen Verbruggen, Olivier De Clerck, Anne Willems
The siphonous green seaweed Bryopsis harbors complex intracellular bacterial communities. Previous studies demonstrated that certa..
Climate change impact on seaweed meadow distribution in the North Atlantic rocky intertidal
Alexander Jueterbock, Lennert Tyberghein, Heroen Verbruggen, James A Coyer, Jeanine L Olsen, Galice Hoarau
The North-Atlantic has warmed faster than all other ocean basins and climate change scenarios predict sea surface temperature isot..
Extensive cryptic species diversity and fine-scale endemism in the marine red alga Portieria in the Philippines
Dioli Ann Payo, Frederik Leliaert, Heroen Verbruggen, Sofie D'hondt, Hilconida P Calumpong, Olivier De Clerck
We investigated species diversity and distribution patterns of the marine red alga Portieria in the Philippine archipelago. Specie..
Molecular diversity of the Caulerpa racemosa-Caulerpa peltata complex (Caulerpaceae, Bryopsidales) in New Caledonia, with new Australasian records for C. racemosa var. cylindracea
Thomas Sauvage, Claude Payri, Stefano GA Draisma, Willem F Prud'homme van Reine, Heroen Verbruggen, Gareth S Belton, C Frederico D Gurgel, Daniela Gabriel, Alison R Sherwood, Suzanne Fredericq
Molecular characterization (plastid-encoded tufA gene) of New Caledonian members of the Caulerpa racemosa-Caulerpa peltata complex..
Algivore or Phototroph? Plakobranchus ocellatus (Gastropoda) Continuously Acquires Kleptoplasts and Nutrition from Multiple Algal Species in Nature
Taro Maeda, Euichi Hirose, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Masaru Kawato, Kiyotaka Takishita, Takao Yoshida, Heroen Verbruggen, Jiro Tanaka, Shigeru Shimamura, Yoshihiro Takaki, Masashi Tsuchiya, Kenji Iwai, Tadashi Maruyama
The sea slug Plakobranchus ocellatus (Sacoglossa, Gastropoda) retains photosynthetically active chloroplasts from ingested algae (..
Phylogenetic analysis of Codium species from Brazil, with the description of the new species C. pernambucensis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta)
Maria De Fatima De Oliveira-Carvalho, Mariana C Oliveira, Sonia Maria Barreto Pereira, Heroen Verbruggen
The genus Codium comprises c. 125 species widely distributed in marine coastal environments throughout the world. Due to morpholog..