Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters


Widhelm TJ, Grewe F, Huang J-P, Mercado-Díaz JA, Goffinet B, Lücking R, Moncada B, Mason-Gamer R, Lumbsch HT (2019) Multiple historical processes obscure phylogenetic relationships in a taxonomically difficult group (Lobariaceae, Ascomycota). Scientific Reports 9:8968. web

Voight JR, Marshall BA, Judge J, Halanych KM, Li Y, Bernardino AF, Grewe F, Maddox JD (2019) Life in wood: preliminary phylogeny of deep-sea wood-boring bivalves (Xylophagaidae), with descriptions of three new genera and one new species. Journal of Molluscan Studies:1–12. pdf

Mower JP, Ma P, Grewe F, Taylor A, Michael TP, VanBuren R, Qiu Y (2019) Lycophyte plastid genomics: extreme variation in GC, gene and intron content and multiple inversions between a direct and inverted orientation of the rRNA repeat. New Phytologist 222: 1061-1075. web


Grewe F, Lagostina E, Wu H, Printzen C, Lumbsch HT (2018) Population genomic analyses of RAD sequences resolves the phylogenetic relationship of the lichen-forming fungal species Usnea antarctica and Usnea aurantiacoatra. MycoKeys 113: 91–113. web

Barcenas-Peña A, Leavitt SD, Huang J-P, Grewe F, Lumbsch HT (2018) Phylogenetic study and taxonomic revision of the Xanthoparmelia mexicana group, including the description of a new species (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). MycoKeys 40: 13–28. pdf

Leavitt SD, Kirika PM, Amo De Paz G, Huang JP, Hur JS, Elix JA, Grewe F, Divakar PK, Lumbsch HT (2018) Assessing phylogeny and historical biogeography of the largest genus of lichen-forming fungi, Xanthoparmelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). Lichenologist 50: 299–312. pdf

Pizarro D, Divakar PK, Grewe F, Leavitt SD, Huang J-P, Dal Grande F, Schmitt I, Wedin M, Crespo A, Lumbsch HT (2018) Phylogenomic analysis of 2556 single-copy protein-coding genes resolves most evolutionary relationships for the major clades in the most diverse group of lichen-forming fungi. Fungal Diversity 7. pdf


Grewe F, Huang JP, Leavitt SD, Lumbsch HT (2017) Reference-based RADseq resolves robust relationships among closely related species of lichen-forming fungi using metagenomic DNA. Scientific Reports 7: 9884. web


Grewe F, Zhu A, Mower JP (2016) Loss of a trans-splicing nad1 intron from geraniaceae and transfer of the maturase gene matr to the nucleus in pelargonium. Genome Biology and Evolution 8: 3193–3201. pdf

Guo W, Grewe F, Fan W, Young GJ, Knoop V, Palmer JD, Mower JP (2016) Ginkgo and Welwitschia Mitogenomes Reveal Extreme Contrasts in Gymnosperm Mitochondrial Evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 1448–1460. pdf

Knie N, Grewe F, Fischer S, Knoop V (2016) Reverse U-to-C editing exceeds C-to-U RNA editing in some ferns - A monilophyte-wide comparison of chloroplast and mitochondrial RNA editing suggests independent evolution of the two processes in both organelles. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16. pdf

Knie N, Grewe F, Knoop V (2016) Monilophyte mitochondrial rps1 genes carry a unique group II intron that likely originated from an ancient paralog in rpl2. Rna 22: 1338–1348. pdf

Leavitt SD, Grewe F, Widhelm T, Muggia L, Wray B, Lumbsch HT (2016) Resolving evolutionary relationships in lichen-forming fungi using diverse phylogenomic datasets and analytical approaches. Scientific Reports 6: 22262. *Co-first authorship pdf

Lutz HL, Marra NJ, Grewe F, Carlson JS, Palinauskas V, Valkiūnas G, Stanhope MJ (2016) Laser capture microdissection microscopy and genome sequencing of the avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum. Parasitology Research 115: 4503–4510. pdf

Sultan LD, Mileshina D, Grewe F, Rolle K, Abudraham S, Głodowicz P, Niazi AK, Keren I, Shevtsov S, Klipcan L, Barciszewski J, Mower JP, Dietrich A, Ostersetzer-Biran O (2016) The Reverse Transcriptase/RNA Maturase Protein MatR Is Required for the Splicing of Various Group II Introns in Brassicaceae Mitochondria. The Plant Cell 28: 2805–2829. pdf


Guo W, Grewe F, Mower JP (2015) Variable frequency of plastid RNA editing among ferns and repeated loss of uridine-to-cytidine editing from vascular plants. PLoS ONE 10. pdf

Knie N, Fischer S, Grewe F, Polsakiewicz M, Knoop V (2015) Horsetails are the sister group to all other monilophytes and Marattiales are sister to leptosporangiate ferns. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 90: 140–149. pdf

Park S, Grewe F, Zhu A, Ruhlman TA, Sabir J, Mower JP, Jansen RK (2015) Dynamic evolution of Geranium mitochondrial genomes through multiple horizontal and intracellular gene transfers. New Phytologist 208: 570–583. pdf


Grewe F, Edger PP, Keren I, Sultan L, Pires JC, Ostersetzer-Biran O, Mower JP (2014) Comparative analysis of 11 Brassicales mitochondrial genomes and the mitochondrial transcriptome of Brassica oleracea. Mitochondrion 19: 135–143. pdf

Guo W, Grewe F, Cobo-Clark A, Fan W, Duan Z, Adams RP, Schwarzbach AE, Mower JP (2014) Predominant and substoichiometric isomers of the plastid genome coexist within Juniperus plants and have shifted multiple times during cupressophyte evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 580–590. pdf

Jain K, Krause K, Grewe F, Nelson GF, Weber APM, Christensen AC, Mower JP (2014) Extreme features of the Galdieria sulphuraria organellar genomes: A consequence of polyextremophily. Genome Biology and Evolution 7: 367–380. pdf


Grewe F, Guo W, Gubbels EA, Hansen AK, Mower JP (2013) Complete plastid genomes from Ophioglossum californicum, Psilotum nudum, and Equisetum hyemale reveal an ancestral land plant genome structure and resolve the position of Equisetales among monilophytes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 1. pdf


Grewe F, Herres S, Viehöver P, Polsakiewicz M, Weisshaar B, Knoop V (2011) A unique transcriptome: 1782 positions of RNA editing alter 1406 codon identities in mitochondrial mRNAs of the lycophyte Isoetes engelmannii. Nucleic Acids Research 39: 2890–2902. pdf

Hecht J, Grewe F, Knoop V (2011) Extreme RNA editing in coding islands and abundant microsatellites in repeat sequences of Selaginella moellendorffii mitochondria: The root of frequent plant mtDNA recombination in early tracheophytes. Genome Biology and Evolution 3: 344–358. *Co-first authorship pdf

Knoop V, Volkmar U, Hecht J, Grewe F (2011) Mitochondrial genome evolution in the plant lineage Kempken F (Ed). Plant mitochondria: 3–29. pdf


Lenz H, Rüdinger M, Volkmar U, Fischer S, Herres S, Grewe F, Knoop V (2010) Introducing the plant RNA editing prediction and analysis computer tool PREPACT and an update on RNA editing site nomenclature. Current Genetics 56: 189–201. pdf


Grewe F, Viehoever P, Weisshaar B, Knoop V (2009) A trans-splicing group I intron and tRNA-hyperediting in the mitochondrial genome of the lycophyte Isoetes engelmannii. Nucleic Acids Research 37: 5093–5104. pdf


Groth-Malonek M, Pruchner D, Grewe F, Knoop V (2005) Ancestors of trans-splicing mitochondrial introns support serial sister group relationships of hornworts and mosses with vascular plants. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 117–125. pdf

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