Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters


Barcenas-Pena, A, Divakar, PK, Crespo, A, Nunez-Zapata, J, Lumbsch, HT., & Grewe, F (2023) Reference-Based Restriction-Site-Associated DNA Sequencing Data Are Useful for Species Delineation in a Recently Diverged Asexually Reproducing Species Complex (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). Journal of Fungi, 9(12): 1180 web

Ter Steege, H, Fortes, EA, Rozendaal, DMA, Erkens, RHJ, Sabatier, D, Aymard, G, Duijm, E, Eurlings, M, Grewe, F, Pombo, MM, Gomes, VF, de Mansano, VF, & de Oliveira, SM (2023) Molecular phylogeny and evolution of inflorescence types in Eperua. American Journal of Botany, e16229 web

Barcenas-Peña, A, Sipman, HJM, Wirth, V, Grewe, F, & Lumbsch, HT (2023) Using morphological, chemical, and molecular data to study the diversity of Xanthoparmelia species from South Africa (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae). The Lichenologist, 55(5), 265-273 pdf

Widhelm TJ, Rao A, Grewe F, Lumbsch HT (2023) High-throughput sequencing confirms the boundary between traditionally considered species pairs in a group of lichenized fungi (Peltigeraceae, Pseudocyphellaria). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society: boac048 web

Otero A, Barcenas-Pena A, Lumbsch HT, Grewe F (2023) Reference-Based RADseq Unravels the Evolutionary History of Polar Species in 'the Crux Lichenologorum' Genus Usnea (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). Journal of Fungi, 9(1): 99 web


Keuler RJ, Jensen A, Barcena-Pena A, Grewe F, Lumbsch HT, Huang JP, and Leavitt SD (2022) Interpreting Phylogenetic Conflict: Hybridization in the Most Speciose Genus of Lichen-Forming Fungi. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 174: 107543 pdf

Cowles SA, Witt CC, Bonaccorso E, Grewe F, Uy JAC (2022) Early stages of speciation with gene flow in the Amazilia Hummingbird (Amazilis amazilia) subspecies complex of Western South America. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8895 web

Niziolek LC, Hornbeck SE, Scott C, Feinman GM, Grewe F, Wagner CR (2022) Reconstructing Asia’s Ancient Ivory Trade: PCR and NGS Analysis of Elephant Tusk Sections from the Field Museum’s Java Sea Shipwreck Collection. Research and Technical Studies Group Postprints Vol. 9: 103-109 pdf

Ametrano CG, HT Lumbsch, DiStefano I, Sangvichien E, Muggia L, Grewe F (2021) Should we hail the Red King: evolutionary consequences of a mutualistic lifestyle in genomes of lichenized fungi. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8471 web


Grewe F, Kronforst MR, Pierce NE, Moreau CS (2021) Museum genomics reveals the Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces) was a distinct species driven to extinction. Biology Letters 17 (7): 20210123 cover, web, press: NYT, PBS, ScienceNews, CNN, Gizmodo,, and others

Jorna J, Linde J, Searle P, Jackson A, Nielsen M-E, Nate M, Saxton N, Grewe F, Herrera-Campos MdlA, Spjut R, Wu H, Ho B, Leavitt S, Lumbsch T (2021) Species boundaries in the messy middle – testing the hypothesis of micro-endemism in a recently diverged lineage of coastal fog desert lichen fungi. Ecology and Evolution 11: 18615–18632 web

Barcenas-Peña A, Diaz R, Grewe F, Widhelm T, Lumbsch HT (2021) Contributions to the phylogeny of Lepraria (Stereocaulaceae) species from the Southern Hemisphere, including three new species. The Bryologist 124: 494-505 web

McKenzie SK, Winston ME, Grewe F, Vargas Asensio G, Rodríguez‐Hernández N, Rubin BER, Murillo‐Cruz C, von Beeren C, Moreau CS, Suen G, Pinto‐Tomás AA, Kronauer DJC (2021) The genomic basis of army ant chemosensory adaptations. Molecular Ecology 00: 1-15 web

Ametrano CG, Sun Y, DiStefano I, Huhndorf S, Lumbsch HT, Grewe F (2021) Draft genome sequence of Niebla homalea (Ramalinaceae) in IMA Genome - F15: Draft genome assembly of Fusarium pilosicola, Meredithiella fracta, Niebla homalea, Pyrenophora teres hybrid WAC10721, and Teratosphaeria viscida. IMA Fungus 12: 30 web

Patterson BD, Chaves HER, Vilela JF, Soares AER, Grewe F (2021) On the nomenclature of the American clade of weasels (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Journal of Animal Diversity 3: 1-8 web

Widhelm TJ, Grewe F, Goffinet B, Wedin M, Goward T, Coca LF, Distefano I, Košuthová A, Lumbsch HT (2021) Phylogenomic reconstruction addressing the Peltigeralean backbone (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota). Fungal Diversity 110: 59-73 web

Barcenas-Peña A, Leavitt SD, Grewe F, Lumbsch HT (2021) Diversity of Xanthoparmelia (Parmeliaceae) species in Mexican xerophytic scrub vegetation, evidenced by molecular, morphological and chemistry data. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 78 (1): e107 pdf

Lagostina E, Andreev M, Dal Grande F, Grewe F, Lorenz A, Lumbsch HT, Rozzi R, Ruprecht U, Sancho LG, Søchting U, Scur M, Wirtz N, Printzen C (2021) Effects of dispersal strategy and migration history on genetic diversity and population structure of Antarctic lichens. Journal of Biogeography 48, 1635-1653 web

Alonso-Garcia M, Grewe F, Payette S, Villarreal AJ (2021) Population genomics of a reindeer lichen species from North American lichen woodlands. American Journal of Botany 108: 159-171 cover, web

Widhelm TJ, Grewe F, Huang JP, Ramanauskas K, Mason‐Gamer R, Lumbsch HT (2021) Using RADseq to understand the circum‐Antarctic distribution of a lichenized fungus, Pseudocyphellaria glabra. Journal of Biogeography 48: 78-90 pdf


Grewe F, Ametrano C, Widhelm TJ, Leavitt S, Distefano I, Polyiam W, Pizarro D, Wedin M, Crespo A, Divakar PK, Lumbsch HT (2020) Using target enrichment sequencing to study the higher-level phylogeny of the largest lichen-forming fungi family: Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota). IMA Fungus 11: 27 web

Smith H, Grande FD, Muggia L, Keuler R, Divakar PK, Grewe F, Schmitt I, Lumbsch HT, Leavitt SD (2020) Metagenomic data reveal diverse fungal and algal communities associated with the lichen symbiosis. Symbiosis 82: 133-147 pdf

Bradshaw M, Grewe F, Thomas A, Harrison CH, Lindgren H, Muggia L, St Clair LL, Lumbsch HT, Leavitt SD (2020) Characterizing the ribosomal tandem repeat and its utility as a DNA barcode in lichen-forming fungi. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20: 2 web

Keuler R, Garretson A, Saunders T, Erickson RJ, St Andre N, Grewe F, Smith H, Lumbsch HT, Huang JP, St Clair LL, Leavitt SD (2020) Genome-scale data reveal the role of hybridization in lichen-forming fungi. Scientific Reports 10: 1497 web

Pizarro D, Divakar PK, Grewe F, Crespo A, Dal Grande F, Lumbsch HT (2020) Genome-Wide Analysis of Biosynthetic Gene Cluster Reveals Correlated Gene Loss with Absence of Usnic Acid in Lichen-Forming Fungi. Genome Biology and Evolution 12: 1858-1868 web

Grewe F, Distefano I, Huhndorf S, Sun Y, Ametrano C, Divakar PK, Lumbsch HT (2020) Draft genome sequence of Physcia stellaris (Physciaceae) in IMA Genome - F13: Draft genome sequences of Ambrosiella cleistominuta, Cercospora brassicicola, C. citrullina, Physcia stellaris, and Teratosphaeria pseudoeucalypti. IMA Fungus 11: 19 web


Ametrano CG, Grewe F, Crous PW, Goodwin SB, Liang C, Selbmann L, Lumbsch HT, Leavitt SD, Muggia L (2019) Genome-scale data resolve ancestral rock-inhabiting lifestyle in Dothideomycetes (Ascomycota). IMA Fungus 10: 19 web

Mower JP, Ma PF, Grewe F, Taylor A, Michael TP, VanBuren R, Qiu YL (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

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 85: 232-243 pdf

Widhelm TJ, Grewe F, Huang JP, Mercado-Diaz JA, Goffinet B, Lucking 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


Barcenas-Pena A, Leavitt SD, Huang JP, Grewe F, Lumbsch HT (2018) Phylogenetic study and taxonomic revision of the Xanthoparmeliamexicana group, including the description of a new species (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota). MycoKeys: 13-28 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 Usneaantarctica and Usneaaurantiacoatra. MycoKeys: 91-113 web

Leavitt SD, Kirika PM, Amo De Paz G, Huang J-P, Hur J-S, 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). The 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 92: 31-41 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 web

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 web

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: 134 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, Valkiunas 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, Glodowicz 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. 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: e0117075 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 Pt B: 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 AP, 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: 8 pdf


Grewe F, Herres S, Viehover 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. In: Plant Mitochondria, pp. 3-29. pdf


Lenz H, Rudinger 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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