Lane Lab

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island



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 Recent Publications (Lane lab trainees in bold italics)

  • C.E. Lane (2017). Biodiversity: More Surprises from the Smallest Marine Eukaryotes. Current Biology.
  • McDowell I.C., T.H. Modak, C.E. Lane, M. Gomez-Chiarri (2016). Multi-species protein similarity clustering reveals novel expanded immune gene families in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica doi:10.1016/j.fsi.2016.03.157
  • Blouin, N., C.E. Lane. (2015). Red algae provide fertile ground for exploring parasite evolution. Perspectives in Phycology 3(1): 11-19.
  • Dixon, K.R., G.W. Saunders, C.W. Schneider, C.E. Lane (2015). Etheliaceae fam. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta), with a clarification of the generitype ofEthelia and the addition of six novel species from warm waters. Journal of Phycology 51:1158-1171.
  • Popolizio, T.R., C.W. Schneider & C.E. Lane (2015).A molecular evaluation of the Liagoraceae sensu lato (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda includingLiagora nesophila sp. nov. and Yamadaella grassyi sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 51: 637-658.
  • Schultz, N.E., C.E. Lane, L. Le Gall, D. Gey, A.R. Bigney, B. de Reviers, F. Rousseau & C.W. Schneider (2015).A barcode analysis of the genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) in the western Atlantic Ocean with four novel species and the epitypification of the generitype L. variegata (J.V. Laomouroux) E.C. Oliveira. European Journal of Phycology 50:481-500.
  • Schneider, C.W., E.N. Cianciola, T.R. Popolizio, D.S. Spagnuolo & C.E. Lane (2015). A molecular-assisted alpha taxonomic study of the genus Centroceras (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda reveals two novel species. Algae 30: 15-33
  • Salomaki, E. D., K. R. Nickles & C. E. Lane (2015). The ghost plastid of Choreocolax polysiphoniae. Journal of Phycology. 51:217-221.
  • Misner, I., N. Blouin, G. Leonard, T. Richards, & C. E. Lane (2015). The secreted proteins of Achlya hypogyna and Thraustotheca clavata identify the ancestral oomycete secretome and reveal gene acquisitions by horizontal gene transfer. Genome Biology and Evolution. 7:120-135.
  • Salomaki, E. D., C. E. Lane (2014). Are all red algal parasites cut from the same cloth? Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae. 4:369-375.
  • McDowell, I. C., C. Nikapitiya, D. Aguiar, C. E. Lane, S. Istrail, M. Gomez-Chiarri (2014). Transcriptome of American oysters, Crassostrea virginica, in response to bacterial challenge: Insights into potential mechanisms of disease resistance. PLoSONE 10:1371. [PDF]
  • Pombert JF, NA Blouin, C Lane, D Boucias, PJ Keeling (2014). A Lack of Parasitic Reduction in the Obligate Parasitic Green Alga Helicosporidium. PLOS Genetics DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004355
  • Schneider, C.W., T.R. Popolizio & C.E. Lane (2014). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 14. Five additions to the benthic flora, including a distinctive second new species of Crassitegula (Rhodophyta, Sebdeniales) from the western Atlantic Ocean. Phycologia 53: 117-126.
  • Schneider, C.W., G.W. Saunders & C.E. Lane (2014). The monospecific genusMeredithia (Kallymeniaceae, Gigartinales) is species rich and geographically widespread with species from temperate Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Journal of Phycology 50: 167-186.
  • O’Brien, MI. Misner, C. E. Lane 2013. Mitochondrial genome sequences and comparative genomics of Achlya hypogyna and Thraustotheca clavata. Journal of
    Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 146-154.
  • Popolizio, Thea R., Schneider, C. W., Chengsupanimit, T., Saunders, G. W. & Lane, C. E. (2013). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 13. Helminthocladia kempii sp. nov. (Nemaliales, Liagoraceae) based upon H. calvadosii sensu auct. from the western Atlantic. Cryptogamie, Algologie: 34 (in press).
  • Misner*, I., C. Bicep*, P. Lopez, S. Halary, E. Bapteste & C. E. Lane 2013. Sequence Comparative Analysis using Netowrks (SCAN): software for evaluating de novo transcript assembly from next generation sequencing. Molecular Biology and Evolution. In Press. (*equal contribution). Online early.
  • B. A. Curtis, G. Tanifuji, F. Burki, A. Gruber, M. Irimia, S. Maruyama, M. C. Arias, S. G. Ball, G. H. Gile, Y. Hirakawa, J. F. Hopkins , A. Kuo, S. A. Rensing, J. Schmutz, A. Symeonidi, M. Elias, R. J. M. Eveleigh, E. K. Herman, M. J. Klute, T. Nakayama, M. Oborník, A. Reyes-Prieto, E. V. Armbrust, S. J. Aves, R. G. Beiko, P. Coutinho, J. B. Dacks, D. G. Durnford, N. M. Fast, B. R. Green, C. Grisdale, F. Hempel, B. Henrissat, M. P. Höppner, K.-I. Ishida, E. Kim, L. Kořený, P. G. Kroth, Y. Liu, S.-B. Malik, U. G. Maier, D. McRose, T. Mock, J. A. D. Neilson, N. T. Onodera, A. M. Poole, E. J. Pritham, T. A. Richards, G. Rocap, S. W. Roy, C. Sarai, S. Schaack, S. Shirato, C. H. Slamovits, D. F. Spencer, S. Suzuki, A. Z. Worden, S. Zauner, K. Barry, C. Bell, A. K. Bharti, J. A. Crow, J. Grimwood, R. Kramer, E. Lindquist, S. Lucas, A. Salamov, G. I. McFadden, C. E. Lane, P.J. Keeling, M. W. Gray, I. V. Grigoriev, J. M. Archibald. 2012. Cryptophyte and chlorarachniophyte nuclear genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and fate of nucleomorphs. Nature. 492:59-65. [PDF]
  • Adl, S. M., A. G. B. Simpson, C. E. Lane, J. Lukesˇ, D. Bass, S. S. Bowser, M. W. Brown, F. Burki, M. Dunthorn, V. Hampl, J. A. Heiss, M. Hoppenrath, E. Lara, L. Le Gall, D. H. Lynn, H. Mcmanus, E. A. D. Mitchell, S. E. Mozley-Stanridge, L. W. Parfrey, J. Pawlowski, S. Rueckert, L. Shadwick, C. L. Schoch, A. Smirnov & F. W. Spiegel 2012. The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 59:429-493 [PDF]
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