Lane Lab

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island



Lane Lab authors are indicated by bold italics.


  • C. W. Schneider, B. F. Hamzeh, C. E. Lane, G. W. Saunders (2018.) A new species of Digenea (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) based upon a molecular assessment and morphological observations of plants historically known as D. simplex in Bermuda. Phytotaxa. doi: 


  • Jackson, C., E. D. SalomakiC. E. Lane, & Gary W. Saunders (2017). Kelp transcriptomes provide robust support for interfamilial relationships and revision of the little known Arthrothamnaceae (Laminariales). Journal of Phycology. 53: 1-6. doi:10.1111/jpy.12465
  • Saunders, G.W., K. L. WadlandE. D. Salomaki, and C. E. Lane (2017). A contaminant DNA barcode sequence reveals a new red algal order, Corynodactylales (Nemaliophycidae, Florideophyceae) Canadian Journal of Botany 95: 561-566.

  • J. Freese and C.E. Lane (2017). Parasitism finds many solutions to the same problems in red algae (Florideophyceae, Rhodophyta).

  • C.W. Schneider, P.K. Quach, and C.E. Lane (2017). A case for true morphological crypsis: Pacific Dasya anastomosans and Atlantic D. cryptica sp. nov. (Dasyaceae, Rhodophyta). doi:10.22216/16-79.1
  • C.E. Lane (2017). Biodiversity: More Surprises from the Smallest Marine Eukaryotes. Current Biology.


  • E.D. Salomaki, C.E. Lane (2016). Red Algal Mitochondrial Genomes Are more Complete than Previously Reported. doi:10.1093/gbe/evw267
  • 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.
  • Popolizio, T.R., Schneider C.W., & Lane C.E. (2015). A molecular evaluation of the Liagoraceae sensu lato (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda including Liagora nesophila sp. nov. and Yamadaella grassyi sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 51: (in press)
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Schneider, C. W., G. W. Saunders, C. E. Lane 2013. The monospecific genusMeredithia (Kallymeniaceae, Gigartinales) is species-rich and geographically widespread with species from temperate Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Journal of Phycology. In press.
  • 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. 34:229-234.
  • 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. 30(8):1975–1986. (*equal contribution) [PDF].


  • 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. Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the 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]
  • Price, D. C., C. X. Chan, H. S. Yoon, E. C. Yang, H. Qiu, A. P. M. Weber, R. Schwacke, J. Gross, N. A. Blouin, C. E. Lane, A. Reyes-Prieto, D. G. Durnford, J. A. D. Neilson, B. F. Lang, G. Burger, J. M. Steiner, W. Löffelhardt, J. E. Meuser, M. C. Posewitz, S.
    Ball, M. C. Arias, B. Henrissat, P. M. Coutinho, S. A. Rensing, A. Symeonidi, H. Doddapaneni, B. R. Green, V. D. Rajah, J. Boore, and D. Bhattacharya 2012.Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants. Science. 335:843-847. [PDF]
  • Blouin, N. A. & C. E. Lane 2012. Red algal parasites: Models for a life history evolution that leaves photosynthesis behind again and again. Bioessays. 34:226-235. DOI:10.1002/bies201100139 [PDF]


  • Schneider, C. W., D. C. McDevit, G. W. Saunders, C. E. Lane 2011. Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 12. A phylogenetic assessment of Nemastoma gelatinosum M. Howe (Rhodophyta, Nemastomatales) from its type locality. Cryptogamie Algologie. 32:313-325. [PDF]


  • Hancock, L., L. Goff & C. E. Lane 2010. Red algae lose key mitochondrial genes in response to becomeing parasitic. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2:897-910. [PDF]
  • Cianciola, E. N., T. R. Popolizio, C. W. Schneider & C. E. Lane 2010. Using molecular-assisted alpha taxonomy to better understand red algal biodiversity in Bermuda. Diversity. 2:946-958 [PDF]
  • Lane, C. E. & D. Durnford 2010. Endosymbiosis and the evolution of plastids. In: Molecular Phylogeny of Microorganisms. Horizon Press. Norwich. pp. 185-216
  • Lane, C. E. 2010. The genomic imprint of endosymbiosis. In: Evolution After Darwin: The First 150 Years. Sinauer Associates. pp. 377-380.
  • C. W. Schneider, C. E. Lane & G. W. Saunders. 2010. Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 11. More additions to the benthic flora and a phylogenetic assessment of Halymenia pseudofloresii (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) from its type locality. Phycologia. 49:154-168. [PDF]


  • J. M. Archibald & C. E. Lane. 2009. Going, going, not quite gone: nucleomorphs as a case study in nuclear genome reduction. Journal of Heredity. 100:582-590. [PDF]
  • Lane, C. E., J. Archibald. 2009. Reply to Bodyl, Stiller and Mackiewicz: “Chromalveolate plastids: direct descent or multiple endosymbioses?” Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 24:121-122. [PDF]


  • C. W. Schneider & C. E. Lane. 2008. Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 9. The genus Botryocladia (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae), including B. bermudanaB. exquisita and B. flookii spp. nov. Phycologia. 47:614-629.
  • Kim, E., C. E. Lane, C. Kozera, B. Curtis, S. Bowman & J. M. Archibald. 2008. Complete sequence and analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Hemiselmis andersenii CCMP644 (Cryptophyceae). BMC Genomics. 9:215.
  • Lane, C. E. & J. M. Archibald. 2008. The eukaryotic Tree of Life: endosymbiosis takes its TOL. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23:268-275.
  • Lane, C. E. & J. M. Archibald. 2008. New marine members of the genus Hemiselmis (Cryptomonadales, Cryptophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 44:439-450.
  • Phipps, K. D., N. A. Donaher, C. E. Lane and J. M. Archibald. 2008. Nucleomorph karyotype diversity in the freshwater cryptophyte genus Cryptomonas. Journal of Phycology. 44:11-14.


  • Lane, C. E., K. S. van den Heuvel, C. Kozera, B. Curtis, B. Parsons, S. Bowman & J. M. Archibald. 2007. Nucleomorph genome of Hemiselmis andersenii reveals complete intron loss and compaction as a driver of protein structure and function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 104:19908-19913.
  • S. M. Adl, B. S. Leander, A. G. B. Simpson, J. M. Archibald, O. R. Anderson, D. Bass, S. S. Bowser, G. Brugerolle, M. A. Farmer, S. Karpov, M. Kolisko, C. E. Lane, J. Lodge, D. G. Mann, R. Meisterfeld, L. Mendoza, Ø. Moestrup, S. E. Mozley-Standridge, A. V. Smirnov & F. Spiegel. 2007. Diversity, nomenclature, and taxonomy of protists. Systematic Biology. 56:684-689.
  • Lane, C. E. 2007. Bacterial endosymbionts: Genome reduction in a hot spot. Current Biology. 17:R508-R510.
  • C. W. Schneider & C. E. Lane. 2007. Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 8. Further additions to the flora including Griffithsia aestivana sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) and an update on the alien Cystoseira compressa (Sargassaceae, Heterokontophyta). Botanica Marina. 50:128-140.
  • Lane, C. E., S. Lindstrom & G. W. Saunders. 2007. A molecular assessment of northeast Pacific Alaria species (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) with reference to the utility of DNA barcoding. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44:634-648.


  • Saunders G. W., C. E. Lane, Craig W. Schneider, and Gerald T. Kraft. 2006. Unraveling the Asteromenia peltata species complex with clarification of the genera Halichrysis and Drouetia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Canadian Journal of Botany. 84:1581-1607.
  • De Clerck, O., F. Leliaert, H. Verbruggen, C. E. Lane, J. C. De Paula, D. A. Payo & E. Coppejans. 2006. Large subunit rubisco and 26S ribosomal DNA sequences call for a revised classification of the Dictyoteae (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 42:1271-1288.
  • Lane, C. E. & J. M. Archibald. 2006. Novel Nucleomorph Genome Architecture in the Cryptomonad Genus Hemiselmis. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 53:515-521.
  • Ruiz-Trillo, I., C. E. Lane, J. M. Archibald & A. J. Roger. 2006. Insights into the Evolutionary Origin and Genome Architecture of the Unicellular Opisthokonts Capsaspora owczarzaki and Sphaeroforma arctica. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 53:379-384.
  • Lane, C. E., H. Khan, M. MacKinnon, A. Fong, S. Theophilou & J. M. Archibald. 2006. Insight into the diversity and evolution of the cryptomonad nucleomorph genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23:856-865.
  • Lane, C. E., C. M. Mayes, L. Druehl & G. W. Saunders. 2006. A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) resolves competing phylogenetic hypotheses and supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology. 42: 493-512.
  • Schneider, C.W., C. E. Lane & G. W. Saunders. 2006. Crassitegula walsinghamii (Sebdeniaceae, Halymeniales), a new red algal genus and species from Bermuda based upon morphology and SSU rDNA sequence analyses. European Journal of Phycology. 41: 115-124.


  •  Lane, C. E. & G. W. Saunders. 2005. Molecular investigation reveals epiphytic extrageneric kelp (Laminairales, Phaeophyceae) gametophytes on Lessoniopsis littoralis thalli. Botanica Marina 48:426-436.[PDF]
  • Adl, S. M., A. G. B. Simpson, M. A. Farmer, R. A. Andersen, O. R. Anderson, J. Barta, S. S. Bowser, G. Brugerolle, R. A. Fensome, S. Fredericq, T. Y. James, S. Karpov, P. Kugrens, J. Krug, C. E. Lane, L. A. Lewis, J. Lodge, D. H. Lynn, D. G. Mann, R. M. Mccourt, L. Mendoza, Ø. Moestrup, S. E. Mozley-Standridge, T. A. Nerad, C. A. Shearer, A. V. Smirnov, F. Spiegel and M. F. J. R. Taylor. 2005. The New Higher Level Classification of Eukaryotes with Emphasis on the Taxonomy of Protists. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 52:399-432.[PDF]
  • Druehl, L., J. Collins, C. E. Lane & G. W. Saunders. 2005. A critique of intergeneric kelp hybridization protocol, employing Pacific Laminariales. Journal of Phycology 41:250-262
  • Lane, C. E. & G. W. Saunders. 2005. Brown Algae. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Macmillan Reference Ltd.
  • Schneider, C.W. & C. E. Lane. 2005. Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 7. Additions to the flora including Chondracanthus saundersii sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinaceae) based upon rbcL sequence analysis. Phycologia 44:72-83.

2004 and Prior

  • Dunphy, M.E., D.C. McDevit, C. E. Lane & C.W. Schneider. 2001. The survival of Vaucheria (Vaucheriaceae) propagules in desiccated New England riparian sediments. Rhodora 103:916 416-426.
  • Schneider, C.W. & C. E. Lane. 2000. A new species of Botryocladia (Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyta) from the Galapagos Islands. Cryptogamie Algologie 21: 167-175.
  • Schneider, C.W. & C. E. Lane. 2000. Two species of Vaucheria new for New England, V. lii and V. racemosa. Northeastern Naturalist 7: 25-32.
  • Schneider, C.W., C. E. Lane, & A. Norland. 1999. The freshwater species of Vaucheria (Tribophyceae, Chrysophyta) from Connecticut. Rhodora 101: 235-263.
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