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25. DJG Lahr, T Bosak, E Lara, EAD Mitchell. The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems. PEERJ, v. 3, p. e1234, 2015.

24. Fučíková K, Lahr DJG. 2015. Uncovering Cryptic Diversity in Two Amoebozoan Species Using Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequences. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jeu.12253

23. Lahr, Daniel J. G., Jessica Grant, Robert Molestina, Laura A. Katz, and O. Roger Anderson. 2015. “Sapocribrum Chincoteaguense N. Gen. N. Sp.: A Small, Scale-Bearing Amoebozoan with Flabellinid Affinities.” Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi:10.1111/jeu.12199.




22. Lahr, Daniel JG, Haywood Dail Laughinghouse, Angela M Oliverio, Feng Gao, and Laura A Katz. 2014. “How Discordant Morphological and Molecular Evolution among Microorganisms Can Revise Our Notions of Biodiversity on Earth.” BioEssays 36 (10): 950–59.

21. Oliverio, Angela M., Daniel J. G. Lahr, Truc Nguyen, and Laura A. Katz. 2014. “Cryptic Diversity within Morphospecies of Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) in New England Bogs and Fens.” Protist 165 (2): 196–207. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2014.02.001.



20. Parfrey, Laura Wegener; Lahr, Daniel JG;  Multicellularity arose several times in the evolution of eukaryotes (Response to DOI 10.1002/bies. 201100187). BioEssays 2013

19. Dalton, Lilly A; Bosak, Tanja; Macdonald, Francis A; Lahr, Daniel JG; Pruss, Sara B;  Preservational and morphological variability of assemblages of agglutinated eukaryotes in Cryogenian cap carbonates of northern Namibia Palaios 28 2 67-79 2013



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18. Lahr, Daniel JG; Grant, Jessica R; Katz, Laura A;  Multigene Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Tubulinea (Amoebozoa) Corroborates Four of the Six Major Lineages, while Additionally Revealing that Shell Composition Does not Predict Phylogeny in the Arcellinida Protist 2013



17. Grant, J; Lahr, DJG; Rey FE; BURLEIGH, GJ; GORDON, JI; KNIGHT, R; MOLESTINA, RE; Katz, LA. Gene discovery from a pilot study of the transcriptomes from three diverse microbial eukaryotes: Corallomyxa tenera, Chilodonella uncinata, and Subulatomonas tetraspora. Protist Genomics, v. 1, p. 3-18, 2012.

16. Bosak, Tanja; Lahr, Daniel JG; Pruss, Sara B; Macdonald, Francis A; Gooday, Andrew J; Dalton, Lilly; Matys, Emily D;  Possible early foraminiferans in post-Sturtian (716 - 635 Ma) cap carbonates Geology 40 1 67-70 2012

15. Lahr, Daniel JG; Lara, Enrique; Mitchell, Edward AD;  Time to regulate microbial eukaryote nomenclature Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2012

14. Lahr, Daniel JG; Anderson, O Roger; Kubik, Gabriela M; Grant, Jessica; Gant, Anastasia L; Katz, Laura A;  Morphological Description of Telaepolella tubasferens ng, n. sp., Isolate ATCC 50593, a Filose Amoeba in the Gracilipodida, Amoebozoa Acta Protozoologica 51 4 305-318 2012



13. Parfrey, Laura Wegener; Lahr, Daniel JG; Knoll, Andrew H; Katz, Laura A;  Estimating the timing of early eukaryotic diversification with multigene molecular clocks Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 33 13624-13629 2011

12. Bosak, T; Lahr, DJG; Pruss, SB; Macdonald, FA; Dalton, L; Matys, E;  Agglutinated tests in post-Sturtian cap carbonates of Namibia and Mongolia Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2011

11. Lahr, Daniel JG; Parfrey, Laura Wegener; Mitchell, Edward AD; Katz, Laura A; Lara, Enrique;  The chastity of amoebae: re-evaluating evidence for sex in amoeboid organisms Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278 1715 2081-2090 2011

10. Lahr, Daniel JG; Nguyen, Truc B; Barbero, Erika; Katz, Laura A;  Evolution of the actin gene family in testate lobose amoebae (Arcellinida) is characterized by two distinct clades of paralogs and recent independent expansions Molecular Biology and Evolution 28 1 223-236 2011

9. Bosak, TANJA; Macdonald, FRANCIS; Lahr, D; Matys, E;  Putative Cryogenian ciliates from Mongolia Geology 39 12 1123-1126 2011

8. Lahr, Daniel JG; Grant, Jessica; Nguyen, Truc; Lin, Jian Hua; Katz, Laura A;  Comprehensive Phylogenetic Reconstruction of Amoebozoa Based on Concatenated Analyses of SSU-rDNA and Actin Genes PloS ONE 6 7 e22780 2011

7. Lahr, Daniel JG; Souza, Maria B;  Occurrence of the lobose testate amoeba Pseudonebela africana (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida) in the Brazilian Cerrado. European journal of protistology 2011



6. Lahr, DJ; Katz, Laura A;  Reducing the impact of PCR-mediated recombination in molecular evolution and environmental studies using a new-generation high-fidelity DNA polymerase Biotechniques 47 4 857-866 2009

5. Lahr, Daniel JG; Lopes, Sônia GBC;  Evaluating the Taxonomic Identity in Four Species of the Lobose Testate Amoebae Genus Arcella Ehrenberg 1832 Acta Protozoologica 48 2 127 2009



4. Parfrey, Laura Wegener; Lahr, Daniel JG; Katz, Laura A;  The dynamic nature of eukaryotic genomes Molecular biology and evolution 25 4 787-794 2008

3. Lahr, Daniel JG; Bergmann, Philip J; Lopes, Sônia GBC;  Taxonomic identity in microbial eukaryotes: A practical approach using the testate amoeba Centropyxis to resolve conflicts between old and new taxonomic descriptions Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55 5 409-416 2008



2. Lahr, Daniel JG; Lopes, Sônia GBC;  Ultra-structure and biometry of three lobose testate amoebae of the family Lesquereusiidae (Tubulinea: Arcellinida) based on specimens from Sao Paulo, Brazil Acta Protozoologica 46 4 339-348 2007



1. Daniel, JG; Lopes, Sônia GBC;  Morphology, biometry, ecology and biogeography of five species of Difflugia Leclerc, 1815 (Arcellinida: Difflugiidae), from Tiete River, Brazil. Acta Protozoologica 45  77-90 2006



Lahr, D. J. G. 2011. Phylogenetics and patterns of molecular evolution in the Amoebozoa.  Doctoral thesis submitted to the Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Massachusetts.

Lahr, D. J. G. 2006. Taxonomia dos Arcellinida Kent, 1880 (Protista: Ramicristates) do parque ecológico do rio Tietê. Master's thesis submitted to the Graduate Program in Zoology of the University of Sao Paulo.