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  • Ruck EC, Linard SR, Nakov T, Theriot EC, Alverson AJ. 2016. Hoarding and horizontal transfer led to an expanded gene and intron repertoire in the plastid genome of the diatom, Toxarium undulatum (Bacillariophyta) Curr Genet :1-9
  • Ruck EC, Nakov T, Alverson AJ, Theriot EC. 2016. Phylogeny, ecology, morphological evolution, and reclassification of the diatom orders Surirellales and Rhopalodiales. Mol Phylogenet Evol 103:155-171
  • Park JS, Alverson AJ, Lee JH. 2016. A phylogenetic re-definition of the diatom genus Bacterosira (Thalassiosirales, Bacillariophyta), with the transfer of Thalassiosira constricta based on morphological and molecular characters. Phytotaxa 245(1):1-16


  • Nakov T, Guillory WX, Julius ML, Theriot EC, Alverson AJ. 2015. Towards a phylogenetic classification of species belonging to the diatom genus Cyclotella (Bacillariophyceae): Transfer of species formerly placed in Puncticulata, Handmannia, Pliocaenicus and Cyclotella to the genus Lindavia. Phytotaxa 217(3):249-264









  • Alverson AJ, Jansen RK, Theriot EC. 2007. Bridging the Rubicon: Phylogenetic analysis reveals repeated colonizations of marine and fresh waters by thalassiosiroid diatoms. Mol Phylogenet Evol 45(1):193-210
  • Alverson AJ. 2007. Strong purifying selection in the silicon transporters of marine and freshwater diatoms. Limnol Oceanogr 52(4):1420–1429





  • Alverson AJ, Courtney GW. 2002. Temporal patterns of diatom ingestion by larval net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae: Blepharicera). Freshwater Biol 47(11):2087–2097


  • Alverson AJ, Courtney GW, Luttenton MR. 2001. Niche overlap of sympatric Blepharicera larvae (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from the southern Appalachian Mountains. J N Am Benthol Soc 20(4):564–581