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Peer reviwed articles


Cameron-Pack ME, König SG, Reyes-Guevara A, Reyes-Prieto A, Nedelcu AM

A personal cost of cheating can stabilize reproductive altruism during the early evolution of clonal multicellularity

Biology Letters. 2022. 18: 20220059

Valadez-Cano C, Hawkes K, Calvaruso R, Reyes-Prieto A, Lawrence J

Amplicon-based and metagenomic approaches provide insights into toxigenic potential in understudied Atlantic Canadian lakes

Facets. 2022. 7:, 194-214


Brown J, Hawkes K, Calvaruso R, Reyes‐Prieto A, Lawrence J

Seasonality and distribution of cyanobacteria and microcystin toxin genes in an oligotrophic lake of Atlantic Canada

Journal of Phycology. 2021. 57: 1768-1776

Lalla C, Calvaruso R, Dick S, Reyes-PrietoA

Winogradsky columns as a strategy to study typically rare microbial eukaryotes

European Journal of Protistology. 2021. 80: 125807

Russell S,  Jackson C, Reyes‐Prieto A

High Sequence Divergence but Limited Architectural Rearrangements in Organelle Genomes of Cyanophora (Glaucophyta) Species

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 2021 68: e12831


Figueroa-Martinez F, Jackson CJ, Reyes-Prieto A 

Plastid genomes from diverse glaucophyte genera reveal a largely conserved gene content and limited architectural diversity

Genome Biology and Evolution.2019. 11: 174-188


Reyes-Prieto A, Russell S, Figueroa-Martinez F, Jackson CJ

Comparative Plastid Genomics of Glaucophytes IN Advances in Botanical Research. Volume 85. Pages 95-127. 

Advances in Botanical Research. 2018. Volume 85. Editors Shu-Miaw Chaw, Robert K. Jansen. Pages 2-382.


DeShaw AE, Figueroa-Martinez FReyes-Prieto A.

Complete chloroplast genomes of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii nonphotosynthetic mutants CC-1375, CC-373, CC-4199, CC-2359 and CC-105

Mitochondrial DNA Part B.  2017. 2: 405–407.

Figueroa-Martinez F, Nedelcu AM, Reyes-Prieto A, Smith DR.

The plastid genomes of nonphotosynthetic algae are not so small after all 

Communicative & Integrative Biology. 2017. 10:1 e20173.

Figueroa-Martinez F, Nedelcu AM, Smith DR, Reyes-Prieto A

The plastid genome of Polytoma uvella is the largest known among non photosynthetic algae and plants. 

Plant Physiology. 2017.173:932-943.


Reyes-Prieto A.

The basic genetic toolkit to move in with your photosynthetic partner. 

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2015. 3:100.


Jackson CJ, Clayden S, Reyes-Prieto A.

The Glaucophyta: the blue-green plants in a nutshell.

Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae. 2015. 84: 149-165

Figueroa-Martinez F, Nedelcu AM, Smith DR, Reyes-Prieto A.

When the lights go out: the evolutionary fate of free-living colorless green algae.

New Phytologist. 2015. 206:972–982.


Del Vasto M, Figueroa-Martinez F, Featherston J, González MA, Reyes-Prieto A, Durand PM, Smith DR.

Massive and widespread organelle genomic expansion in the green algal genus Dunaliella.

Genome Biology and Evolution. 2015. 7:656-663.



Jackson CJ, Reyes-Prieto A.

The mitochondrial genomes of the glaucophytes Gloeochaete wittrockiana and Cyanoptyche gloeocystis: multilocus phylogenetics suggests a monophyletic Archaeplastida.

Genome Biology and Evolution. 2014. 6:2774-2785.


Duanmu D, Bachy C, Sudek S, Wong CH, Jiménez V, Rockwell NC, Martin SS, Ngan CY, Reistetter EN, van Baren MJ, Price DC, Wei CL, Reyes-Prieto A, Lagarias JC, Worden AZ.

Marine algae and land plants share conserved phytochrome signalling systems.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014. 111(44):15827-15832.


McRose D, Guo J, Monier A, Sudek S, Wilken S, Yan S, Mock T, Archibald JM, Begley TP, Reyes-Prieto A, Worden AZ. Alternatives to vitamin B1 uptake revealed with discovery of riboswitches in multiple marine eukaryotic lineages. ISME J. 2014. 8(12): 2517-2529.


Smith DR, Jackson C and Reyes-Prieto A.

Nucleotide substitution analyses of the glaucophyte Cyanophora suggest an ancestrally lower mutation rate in plastid vs mitochondrial DNA for the Archaeplastida.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2014. 79:380-384.


Reyes-Prieto A, Barquera B and Juárez O.

Origin and evolution of the sodium -pumping nadh: ubiquinone oxidoreductase.

PLoS One. 2014 9(5):e96696.


Chong J, Jackson C, Kim JI, Yoon HS, Reyes-Prieto A.

Molecular markers from different genomic compartments reveal cryptic diversity within glaucophyte species.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2014. 76C:181-188.


García-García JD, Girard L, Hernández G, Saavedra E, Pardo JP, Rodríguez-Zavala JS, Encalada R, Reyes-Prieto A, Mendoza-Cózatl DG, Moreno-Sánchez R.

Zn-bis-glutathionate is the best co-substrate of the monomeric phytochelatin synthase from the photosynthetic heavy metal-hyperaccumulator Euglena gracilis.

Metallomics. 2014. 6:604-616.



Curtis BA, Tanifuji G, Burki F, Gruber A, Irimia M, Maruyama S, Arias MC, Ball  SG, Gile GH, Hirakawa Y, Hopkins JF, Kuo A, Rensing SA, Schmutz J, Symeonidi A, Elias M, Eveleigh RJ, Herman EK, Klute MJ, Nakayama T, Oborník M, Reyes-Prieto A, Armbrust EV, Aves SJ, Beiko RG, Coutinho P, Dacks JB, Durnford DG, Fast NM, Green BR, Grisdale CJ, Hempel F, Henrissat B, Höppner MP, Ishida K, Kim E, Kořený L, Kroth PG, Liu Y, Malik SB, Maier UG, McRose D, Mock T, Neilson JA, Onodera NT,Poole AM, Pritham EJ, Richards TA, Rocap G, Roy SW, Sarai C, Schaack S, Shirato S, Slamovits CH, Spencer DF, Suzuki S, Worden AZ, Zauner S, Barry K, Bell C, Bharti AK, Crow JA, Grimwood J, Kramer R, Lindquist E, Lucas S, Salamov A, McFadden GI, Lane CE, Keeling PJ, Gray MW, Grigoriev IV, Archibald JM. 

Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs.

Nature. 2012. 492:59-65.


Reyes-Prieto A, Moustafa A.

Plastid-localized amino acid biosynthetic pathways of Plantae are predominantly composed of non-cyanobacterial enzymes.

Scientific Reports. 2012. 2:955.


Chan CX, Bhattacharya D and Reyes-Prieto A.

Endosymbiotic and horizontal gene transfer in microbial eukaryotes: impacts on cell evolution and the tree of life.

Mobile Genetic Elements. 20122(2).


Price DC, Chan CX, Yoon HS, Yang EC, Qiu H, Weber AP, Schwacke R, Gross J, Blouin NA, Lane C, Reyes-Prieto A, Durnford DG, Neilson JA, Lang BF, Burger G, Steiner JM, Löffelhardt W, Meuser JE, Posewitz MC, Ball S, Arias MC, Henrissat B, Coutinho PM, Rensing SA, Symeonidi A, Doddapaneni H, Green BR, Rajah VD, Boore J, Bhattacharya D.

Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants. 

Science. 2012. 335(6070): 843-847.



Chan CX, Reyes-Prieto A, Bhattacharya D. Red and green algal origin of diatom membrane transporters: insights into environmental adaptation and cell evolution.

PLoS One. 2011. 6(12):e29138.



Reyes-Prieto A, Yoon HS, Moustafa A, Yang EC, Andersen RA, Boo SM, Nakayama T, Ishida K, Bhattacharya D. Differential gene retention in plastids of common recent origin.

Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2010. 27:1530-1537.


  Before 2010  

Yoon HS, Nakayama T, Reyes-Prieto A, Andersen RA, Boo SM, Ishida K, Bhattacharya D. A. Single  origin of the photosynthetic organelle in different Paulinella lineages.

BMC Evolutinary Biology. 2009 9: 98.

Reeb VC, Peglar MT, Yoon HS, Bai JR, Wu M, Shiu P, Grafenberg JL, Reyes-Prieto A, Rümmele SE, Gross J, Bhattacharya D. Interrelationships of chromalveolates within a broadly sampled tree of photosynthetic protists.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2009 53:202-211.


Reyes-Prieto A, Moustafa A, Bhattacharya D. Multiple genes of apparent algal origin suggest ciliates may once have been photosynthetic.

Current Biology. 2008. 18: 956-962.


Moustafa A, Reyes-Prieto A, Bhattacharya D. Chlamydiae has contributed at least 55 genes to Plantae with predominantly plastid functions.

PLoS ONE. 2008 3: e2205.

Morales-Sainz L, Escobar-Ramírez A, Cruz-Torres V, Reyes-Prieto A, Vázquez-Acevedo M, Lara-Martínez R, Jiménez-García LF, González-Halphen D. The polypeptides COX2A and COX2B are essential components of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase of Toxoplasma gondii.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 2008 1777: 202-210.


Bhattacharya D, Archibald JM, Weber AP, Reyes-Prieto A. How do endosymbionts become organelles? Understanding early events in plastidevolution.

Bioessays. 2007 29: 1239-1246.


Reyes-Prieto A, Bhattacharya D. Phylogeny of Nuclear-Encoded Plastid-Targeted Proteins Supports an Early Divergence of Glaucophytes within Plantae.

Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2007 24: 2358-2361.


Reyes-Prieto A, Weber AP, Bhattacharya D. The Origin and Establishment of the Plastid in Algae and Plants.

Annual Reviews in Genetics. 2007 41: 147-168


Hackett JD, Yoon HS, Li S, Reyes-Prieto A, Rümmele SE, Bhattacharya D. Phylogenomic analysis supports the monophyly of cryptophytes and haptophytes and  the association of rhizaria with chromalveolates.

Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2007. 24: 1702-1713.


Reyes-Prieto A, Bhattacharya D. Phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes supports Plantae monophyly.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2007 45: 384-391.


Reyes-Prieto A, Hackett JD, Soares MB, Bonaldo MF, Bhattacharya D. Cyanobacterial contribution to algal nuclear genomes is primarily limited to plastid functions.

Current Biology. 2006 16: 2320-2325.


Yoon HS, Reyes-Prieto A, Melkonian M, Bhattacharya D. Minimal plastid genome evolution in the Paulinella endosymbiont.

Current Biology. 2006. 16: R670-672.


Cardol P, González-Halphen D, Reyes-Prieto A, Baurain D, Matagne RF, Remacle C. The mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation proteome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii deduced from the Genome Sequencing Project.

Plant Physiology. 2005. 137: 447-459.


González-Halphen D, Funes S, Pérez-Martínez X, Reyes-Prieto A, Claros MG, Davidson E, King MP. Genetic correction of mitochondrial diseases: using the natural migration of mitochondrial genes to the nucleus in chlorophyte algae as a model system.

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 1019: 232-239.


Funes S, Reyes-Prieto A, Pérez-Martínez X, González-Halphen D. On the evolutionary origins of apicoplasts: revisiting the rhodophyte vs. chlorophyte controversy. 

Microbes and Infection. 2004 6: 305-311.


Funes S, Davidson E, Reyes-Prieto A, Magallón S, Herion P, King MP, González-Halphen D. A response to a comment to on a green algal apicoplast ancestor.

Science. 2003. 301: 49


Funes S, Davidson E, Reyes-Prieto A, Magallón S, Herion P, King MP, González-Halphen D. A green algal apicoplast ancestor.

Science. 2002 298: 2155.


Reyes-Prieto A, El-Hafidi M, Moreno-Sánchez R, González-Halphen D. Characterization of oxidative phosphorylation in the colorless chlorophyte Polytomella sp. Its mitochondrial respiratory chain lacks a plant-like alternative oxidase.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 2002. 1554: 170-179.

Book chapters

García-Guerrero Aldo E., Zamudio-Ochoa A., Camacho-Villasana Y., García-Villegas R., Reyes-Prieto A, Pérez-Martínez X. 2016. Evolution of the Protein Synthesis Machinery and Its Regulation. In Evoluciona of Translation in Mitochondria. Springer International Publishing. Switzerland. Hernandez G, Jagus R, Editors


Reyes-Prieto A. 2014. Plants: Origin of Glaucophytes and Rhodophytes before Land Plant Diversification.

In The Tree of Life. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, USA. P. Vargas and R. Zardoya Editors.

Slamovits C and Reyes-Prieto A. 2013. Lateral gene transfer and the evolution of photosynthesis in eukaryotes. In , Lateral Gene Transfer in Evolution SE - 2 (pp. 15–53). Springer, New York, USA. U. Gophna Editor.


Gross J, Pelletreau KN, Reyes-Prieto A, Rumpho ME, and  Bhattacharya D. 2011. Secondary and tertiary endosymbiosis and kleptoplasty. In Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Genomics of chloroplasts and mitochondria. Ralph Bock and Volker Knoop editors.


Funes S, Pérez-Martínez X, Antaramian A, Vázquez-Acevedo M, van Lis R, Reyes-Prieto A, Santillán-Torres JL, Claros MG, Davidson E, King MP and González-Halphen D. 2002. Transfer of mitochondrial genes to the nucleus in chlamydomonad algae: perspectives for the allotopic expression of OX-PHOS proteins and future human therapies. In Recent Research Developments in Bioenergetics. pp 173-194. Research Signpost, India. Trejo JJ, Editor.


Funes S, Pérez-Martínez X, Reyes-Prieto A, González-Halphen D. 2006. The Apicoplast. In The Structure and Function of Plastids pp. 475-505 Series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Vol. 23. Springer Netherlands. Wise, RR and Hoober JK, Editors.

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