Enrique Lara Pandi

Científico Titular
Especialidad: Diversidad, ecología, biogeografía y evolución de los micro-organismos eucarióticos en sistemas terrestres, marinos y de agua dulce.
Perfil profesional

My scientific interests include the diversity, ecology and evolution of those microbes that are not bacteria but belong to Domain Eukarya, i.e. the protists. We know today that the diversity of these poorly known organisms largely overtakes that of plants and animals taken together. There are, thus, an open field for discovery!

Several human lifespans would not be sufficient to describe the immensity of protist diversity, which still remains mostly unsuspected. I had therefore to specialize my research in continental systems (soil, inland water bodies and coastal systems) and on a particular group, testate amoebae.

The first task consists in building a sound systematical framework for testate amoebae, based on integrative taxonomy. This information constitutes the indispensable base on which later works can be built, including the following research directions:

  • Studying the recent and ancient evolutionary history of testate amoebae groups using phylogenetic and -genomic approaches.
  • Inferring the distribution patterns of species, both globally (biogeography) and between ecosystems.
  • Characterizing the molecular adaptations of testate amoebae species to environmental stressors through a transcriptomic approach.
  • On a more applied aspect, using testate amoebae communities inferred through metabarcoding as indicators of environmental health.
Artículos científicos
2024Jiménez-Mejías, P., Manzano, S., Gowda, V., Krell, F.T., Lin, M.Y., Martín-Bravo, S., Martín-Torrijos, L., Nieto Feliner, G., Mosyakin, S.L., Naczi, R.F.C., Acedo, C., Álvarez, I., Crisci, J.V., Luceño Garcés, M., Manning, J., Moreno Saiz, J.C., Muasya, A.M., Riina, R., Sánchez Meseguer, A., Sánchez-Mata, D. and 1543 additional coauthors (2024). Protecting stable biological nomenclatural systems enables universal communication: A collective international appeal. BioScience [in press]. Open Access
2024Sun, S., Jousset, A., Geisen, S., Lara, E., Zhang, P., Li, R., Dini-Andreote, F., Ravanbakhsh, M., Shen, Q., Kowalchuk, G.A., Xiong, W. (2024). Protist communities as indicators of fertilization-induced changes in a species-rich grassland ecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 372:109101. DOI
2024Verdon, V., Malard, L., Collart, F., Adde, A., Yashiro, E., Lara Pandi, E., Mod, H., Singer, D., Niculita-Hirzel, H., Guex, N., Guisan, A. (2024). Can we accurately predict the distribution of soil microorganism presence and relative abundance?. Ecography [in press]. Open Access
2024Useros, F., García-Cunchillos, I., Henry, N., Berney, C., Lara, E. (2024). How good are global DNA-based environmental surveys for detecting all protist diversity? Arcellinida as an example of biased representation. Environmental Microbiology 26(3):e16606. Open Access
2024del Campo, J., Carlos-Oliveira, M., Cepicka, I., Hehenberger, E., Horák, A., Karnkowska, A., Kolisko, M., Lara, E., Lukeš, J., Pánek, T., Piwosz, K., Richter, D.J., Škaloud, P., Sutak, R., Tachezy, J., Hampl, V. (2024). The protist cultural renaissance. Trends in Microbiology 32(2):128-131. DOI
2024Dumack, K., Lara, E., Duckert, C., Ermolaeva, E., Siemensma, F., Singer, D., Krashevska, V., Lamentowicz, M., Mitchell, E.A.D. (2024). It's time to consider the Arcellinida shell as a weapon. European Journal of Protistology 92:126051. Open Access
2023Piccini, C., Devercelli, M., Yema, L., Segura, A., Navarro, M.B., Sathicq, M.B., de la Escalera, G.M., Goicoechea, A.M., da Costa, M.R.A., O’farrell, I., Lara, E., Kruk, C. (2023). From competition to cooperation: Paradigm shifts in traitbased ecology change our understanding of the processes that structure microbial communities; [De la competencia a la cooperación: los cambios de paradigmas en la ecología basada en rasgos cambian. Ecologia Austral 33(3):887-893. Open Access
2023Soler-Zamora, C., Useros, F., González-Miguéns, R., Gómez-Rodríguez, P., Lara, E. (2023). The problem of ‘shadow species’ as illustrated with the taxonomic hotchpotch Cyphoderia ampulla (Rhizaria: Cyphoderiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 199(2):477-492. DOI
2023Ribeiro, G.M., Useros, F., Dumack, K., González-Miguéns, R., Siemensma, F., Porfírio-Sousa, A.L., Soler-Zamora, C., Barbosa Alcino, J.P., Lahr, D.J.G., Lara, E. (2023). Expansion of the cytochrome C oxidase subunit I database and description of four new lobose testate amoebae species (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida). European Journal of Protistology 91:126013. Open Access
2023Useros, F., González-Miguens, R., Soler-Zamora, C., Lara, E. (2023). When ecological transitions are not so infrequent: independent colonizations of athalassohaline water bodies by Arcellidae (Arcellinida; Amoebozoa), with descriptions of four new species. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 99(8):fiad076. Open Access
2023Geisen S., Lara E., Mitchell E. (2023). Contemporary issues, current best practice and ways forward in soil protist ecology. Molecular Ecology Resources 23(7):1477-1487. DOI
2023Velasco-González, I., Lara E., Singer, D., de Cos-Gandoy, A., García-Rodríguez, M., Murciano, A., Pérez-Uz, B., Williams, R., Sanchez-Jimenez, A., Martín-Cereceda, M. (2023). Diversity of DNA Sequences from Pathogenic and Potentially Pathogenic Eukaryotic Microorganisms in Protected Granite Mountain Rocks. Diversity 15(5):594. Open Access
2023González-Miguéns, R., Cano, E., Guillén-Oterino, A., Quesada, A., Lahr, D.J.G., Tenorio-Rodríguez, D., de Salvador-Velasco, D., Velázquez, D., Carrasco-Braganza, M.I., Patterson, R.T., Lara, E., Singer, D. (2023). A needle in a haystack: A new metabarcoding approach to survey diversity at the species level of Arcellinida (Amoebozoa: Tubulinea). Molecular Ecology Resources 23(5):1034-1049. Open Access
2023Seppey, C.V.W., Lara, E., Broennimann, O., Guisan, A., Malard, L., Singer, D., Yashiro, E., Fournier, B. (2023). Landscape structure is a key driver of soil protist diversity in meadows in the Swiss Alps. Landscape Ecology 38:949-965. Open Access
2022Fernández, L.D., Seppey, C.V.W., Singer, D., Fournier, B., Tatti, D., Mitchell, E.A.D., Lara, E. (2022). Niche Conservatism Drives the Elevational Diversity Gradient in Major Groups of Free.Living Soil Unicellular Eukaryotes. Microbial Ecology 83:459-469. Open Access
2022González-Miguéns, R., Soler-Zamora, C., Useros, F., Nogal-Prata, S., Berney, C., Blanco-Rotea, A., Carrasco-Braganza, M.I., Salvador-Velasco, D., Guillén-Oterino, A., Tenorio-Rodríguez, D., Velázquez, D., Heger, T.J., Sanmartín, I., Lara, E. (2022). Cyphoderia ampulla (Cyphoderiidae: Rhizaria), a tale of freshwater sailors. The causes and consequences of ecological transitions through the salinity barrier in a family of benthic protists. Molecular Ecology 31(9):2644-2663. Open Access
2022González-Miguéns, R., Soler-Zamora, C., Villar-Depablo, M., Todorov, M., Lara, E. (2022). Multiple convergences in the evolutionary history of the testate amoeba family Arcellidae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida: Sphaerothecina): when the ecology rules the morphology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 194(4):1044-1071. DOI
2022González-Miguéns, R., Todorov, M., Blandenier, Q., Duckert, C., Porfirio-Sousa, A.L., Ribeiro, G.M., Ramos, D., Lahr, D.J.G., Buckley, D., Lara, E. (2022). Deconstructing Difflugia: The tangled evolution of lobose testate amoebae shells (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) illustrates the importance of convergent evolution in protist phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 175:107557. DOI
2022Jassey, V.E.J., Walcker, R., Kardol, P., Geisen, S., Heger, T., Lamentowicz, M., Hamard, S., Lara, E. (2022). Contribution of soil algae to the global carbon cycle. New Phytologist 234(1):64-76. DOI
2022Lara, E., Singer, D., Geisen, S. (2022). Discrepancies between prokaryotes and eukaryotes need to be considered in soil DNA-based studies. Environmental Microbiology 24(9):2829-3839. Open Access
2022Malard, L.A., Mod, H.K., Guex, N., Broennimann, O., Yashiro, E., Lara, E., Mitchell, E.A.D., Niculita-Hirzel, H., Guisan, A. (2022). Comparative analysis of diversity and environmental niches of soil bacterial, archaeal, fungal and protist communities reveal niche divergences along environmental gradients in the Alps. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 169:108674. Open Access
2022Mazel, F., Malard, L., Niculita-Hirzel, H., Yashiro, E., Mod, H.K., Mitchell, E.A.D., Singer, D., Buri, A., Pinto, E., Guex, N., Lara, E., Guisan, A. (2022). Soil protist function varies with elevation in the Swiss Alps. Environmental Microbiology 22(4):1689-1702. DOI
2022Metz, S., Huber, P., Accattatis, V., Lopes dos Santos, A., Bigeard, E., Unrein, F., Chambouvet, A., Not, F., Lara, E., Devercelli, M. (2022). Freshwater protists: unveiling the unexplored in a large floodplain system. Environmental Microbiology 22(4):1731-1745. DOI
2022Wang, W., Gao, X., Ndayishimiye, J.C., Lara, E., Lahr, D.J.G., Qian, H., Ren, K., Chen, H., Yang, J. (2022). Population and molecular responses to warming in Netzelia tuberspinifera - An endemic and sensitive protist from East Asia. Science of the Total Environment 806(4):150897. DOI
2021Burdman, L., Mataloni, G., Mitchell, E.A.D., Lara, E. (2021). A reassessment of testate amoebae diversity in Tierra del Fuego peatlands: Implications for large scale inferences. European Journal of Protistology 80:125806. DOI
2021Duckert, C., Blandenier, Q., McKeown, M., Hohaia, H., Luketa, S., Wilmshurst, J., Lara, E., Mitchell, E.A.D. (2021). Superficially described and ignored for 92 years, rediscovered and emended: Apodera angatakere (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida: Hyalospheniformes) is a new flagship testate amoeba taxon from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 68(6):e12867. Open Access
2021Dumack, K., Duckert, C., Meinhardt, R., Lara, E., Bonkowski, M. (2021). Description of Phaeobolaaeris gen. nov., sp. nov (Rhizaria, Cercozoa, Euglyphida) Sheds Light on Euglyphida's Dark Matter. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 68(2):e12835. Open Access
2021Hamard, S., Céréghino, R., Barret, M., Sytiuk, A., Lara, E., Dorrepaal, E., Kardol, P., Küttim, M., Lamentowicz, M., Leflaive, J., Le Roux, G., Tuittila, E-S., Jassey, V.E.J. (2021). Contribution of microbial photosynthesis to peatland carbon uptake along a latitudinal gradient. Journal of Ecology 109(9):3424-3441. DOI
2021Izaguirre, I., Unrein, F., Schiaffino, M.R., Lara, E., Singer, D., Balagué, V.(2021). Phylogenetic diversity and dominant ecological traits of freshwater. Polar Biology 44:941-957. DOI
2021Singer, D., Seppey, C.V.W., Lentendu, G., Dunthorn, M., Bass, D., Belbahri, L., Blandenier, Q., Debroas, D., de Groot, G.A., de Vargas, C., Domaizon, I., Duckert C., Izaguirre I., Koenig I., Mataloni G., Schiaffino M.R., Mitchell E.A.D., Geisen S., Lara E. (2021). Protist taxonomic and functional diversity in soil, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Environment International 146:106262. Open Access
2021Soler-Zamora, C., González-Miguéns, R., Guillén-Oterino, A., Lara, E. (2021). Arcellinida testate amoebae as climate miner's canaries in Southern Spain. European Journal of Protistology 81:125828. DOI
2020Dumack, K., Görzen, D., González-Miguéns, R., Siemensma, F., Lahr, D.J.G., Lara, E., Bonkowski, M. (2020). Molecular investigation of Phryganella acropodia Hertwig et Lesser, 1874 (Arcellinida, Amoebozoa). European Journal of Protistology 75:125707. DOI
2020Fournier, B., Samaritani, E., Frey, B., Seppey, C.V.W., Lara, E., Heger, T.J., Mitchell, E.A.D. (2020). Higher spatial than seasonal variation in floodplain soil eukaryotic microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 147:107842. DOI
2020Geisen, S., Lara, E., Mitchell, E.A.D., Völcker, E., Krashevska, V. (2020). Soil protist life matters!. Soil organisms 92(3):189-196. Open Access
2020Lara, E., Dumack, K., García-Martín, J.M., Kudryavtsev, A., Kosakyan, A. (2020). Amoeboid protist systematics: A report on the Systematics of amoeboid protists symposium at the VIIIth ECOP/ISOP meeting in Rome, 2019. European Journal of Protistology 76:125727. DOI
2020Macumber, A.L., Blandenier, Q., Todorov, M., Duckert, C., Lara, E., Lahr, D.J.G., Mitchell, E.A.D., Roe, H.M. (2020). Phylogenetic divergence within the Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) is congruent with test size and metabolism type. European Journal of Protistology 72:125645. DOI
2020Marcisz, K., Jassey, V.E.J., Kosakyan, A., Krashevska, V., Lahr, D.J.G., Lara, E., Lamentowicz, L., Lamentowicz, M., Macumber, A., Mazei, Y., Mitchell, E.A.D., Nasser, N.A., Patterson, R.T., Roe, H.M., Singer, D., Tsyganov, A.N., Fournier, B. (2020). Testate Amoeba Functional Traits and Their Use in Paleoecology. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:575966.. DOI
2020Mod, H.K., Scherrer, D., Di Cola, V., Broennimann, O., Blandenier, Q., Breiner, F.T., Buri, A., Goudet, J., Guex. N., Lara, E., Mitchell, E.A.D., Niculita-Hirzel, H., Pagni, M., Pellissier, L., Pinto-Figueroa, E., Sanders, I.R., Schmidt, B.R., Seppey, C. (2020). Greater topoclimatic control of above- versus below-ground communities. Global Change Biology 26(12):6715-6728. Open Access
2020Reczuga, M.K, Seppey, C.V.W., Mulot, M., Jassey, V.E.J., Buttler, A., Slowinska, S., Slowinski, M., Lara, E., Lamentowicz, M., Mitchell, E.A.D. (2020). Assessing the responses of Sphagnum micro-eukaryotes to climate changes using high throughput sequencing. PeerJ 8:e9821. Open Access
2020Seppey, C.V.W., Broennimann, O., Buri, A., Yashiro, E., Pinto-Figueroa, E., Singer, D., Blandenier, Q., Mitchell, E.A.D., Niculita-Hirzel, H., Guisan, A., Lara, E. (2020). Soil protist diversity in the Swiss western Alps is better predicted by topo climatic than by edaphic variables. Journal of Biogeography 47(4):866-878. Open Access
2020Singer, D., Duckert, C., Hedenec, P., Lara, E., Hiltbrunner, E., Mitchell, E.A.D. (2020). High-throughput sequencing of litter and moss eDNA reveals a positive correlation between the diversity of Apicomplexa and their invertebrate hosts across alpine habitats. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 147:107837. DOI
2020Velasco-González, I., Sanchez-Jimenez, A., Singer, D., Murciano, A., Díez-Hermano, S., Lara, E., Martín-Cereceda, M. (2020). Rain-Fed Granite Rock Basins Accumulate a High Diversity of Dormant Microbial Eukaryotes. Microbial Ecology 79:882-897. DOI
2019Adl, S.M., Bass, D., Lane, C.E., Lukes, J., Schoch, C.L., Smirnov, A., Agatha, S., Berney, C., Brown, M.W., Burki, F., Cárdenas, P., Cepicka, I., Chistyakova, L., del Campo, J., Dunthorn, M., Edvardsen, B., Eglit, Y., Guillou, L., Hampl, V., Heiss, A.A., Hoppenrath, M., James, T.Y., Karpov, S., Kim, E., Kolisko, M., Kudryavtsev, A., Lahr, D.J.G., Lara, E., Le Gall, L., Lynn, D.H., Mann, D.G., Massana i Molera, R., Mitchell, E.A.D., Morrow, C., Park, J.S., Pawlowski, J.W., Powell, M.J., Richter, D.J., Rueckert, S., Shadwick, L., Shimano, S., Spiegel, F.W., Torruella i Cortes, G., Youssef, N., Zlatogursky, V., Zhang, Q. (2019). Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 661(1):4-119. Open Access
2019Fontaneto, D., Eckert, E.M., Anicic, E., Lara, E., Mitchell, E. A. D. (2019). We are ready for faunistic surveys of bdelloid rotifers through DNA barcoding: the example of Sphagnum bogs of the Swiss Jura Mountains. Limnetica 38(1):213-225. DOI
2019Lahr, D.J.G., Kosakyan, A., Lara, E., Mitchell, E. A D; Morais, L., Porfirio-Sousa, A.L., Ribeiro, G.M., Tice, A.K., Pánek, T., Kang, S., Brown, M.W. (2019). Phylogenomics and Morphological Reconstruction of Arcellinida Testate Amoebae Highlight Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes in the Neoproterozoic. Current Biology 29(6):991-1001. DOI
2019Metz, S., Lopes dos Santos, A., Castro Berman, M., Bigeard, E., Licursi,M., Not, F., Lara, E., Unrein, F. (2019). Diversity of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes in eutrophic shallow lakes as assessed by combining flow cytometry cell-sorting and high throughput sequencing. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95(5):fiz038. DOI
2019Metz, S., Singer, D., Domaizon, I., Unrein, F., Lara, E. (2019). Global distribution of Trebouxiophyceae diversity explored by high-throughput sequencing and phylogenetic approaches. Environmental Microbiology 21(10):3885-3895. DOI
2019Singer, D., Metz, S., Unrein, F., Shimano, S., Mazei, Y., Mitchell, E.A.D., Lara, E. (2019). Contrasted Micro-Eukaryotic Diversity Associated with Sphagnum Mosses in Tropical, Subtropical and Temperate Climatic Zones. Microbial Ecology 78(3):714-724. DOI
2019Singer, D., Mitchell, E.A.D., Payne, R.J., Blandenier, Q., Duckert, C., Fernández, L.D., Fournier, B., Hernández, C.E., Granath, G., Rydin, H., Bragazza, L., Koronatova, N.G., Goia, I., Harris, L.I., Kajukalo, K., Kosakyan, A., Lamentowicz, M., Kosykh, N.P., Vellak, K., Lara, E. (2019). Dispersal limitations and historical factors determine the biogeography of specialized terrestrial protists. Molecular Ecology 28(12):3089-3100. DOI
2018Duckert, C., Blandenier, Q., Kupferschmidt, F., Kosakyan, A., Mitchell, E.A.D., Lara, E., Singer, D. (2018). En garde! Redefinition of Nebela militaris (Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae) and erection of Alabasta gen. nov.. European Journal of Protistology 66:156-165. DOI
2018Geisen, S., Mitchell, E.A.D., Adl, S., Bonkowski, M., Dunthorn, M., Ekelund, F., Fernández, L.D., Jousset, A., Krashevska, V., Singer, D., Spiegel, F.W., Walochnik, J., Lara, E. (2018). Soil protists: a fertile frontier in soil biology research. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 42(3):293-323. Open Access
2018Jassey, V.E.J., Reczuga, M.K., Zielinska, M., Slowinska, S., Robroek, B.J.M., Mariotte, P., Seppey, C.V.W., Lara, E., Barabach, J., Slowinski, M., Bragazza, L., Chojnicki, B.H., Lamentowicz, M., Mitchell, E.A.D., Buttler, A. (2018). Tipping point in plant-fungal interactions under severe drought causes abrupt rise in peatland ecosystem respiration. Global Change Biology 24(3):972-986. Open Access
2018Pérez-Juárez, H., Serrano-Vázquez, A., Lara, E., Ximénez, C., Godínez-Alvarez, H., Rodríguez-Zaragoza, S., Eguiarte, L.E., Hernández Moreno, M.M., Fernández, L.D., Rojas-Velázquez, L., Morán, P., Castillo, M., Rivera Aguilar, V.M. (2019). Population dynamics of amoeboid protists in a tropical desert: seasonal changes and effects of vegetation and soil conditions. Acta Protozoologica 57(4):231-242. Open Access
2018Singer, D., Kosakyan, A., Seppey, C.V.W., Pillonel, A., Fernández, L.D., Fontaneto, D., Mitchell, E.A.D., Lara, E. (2018). Environmental filtering and phylogenetic clustering correlate with the distribution patterns of cryptic protist species. Ecology 99(4):904-914. DOI
2018Szelecz, I., Lösch, S., Seppey, C.V.W., Lara, E., Singer, D., Sorge, F., Tschui, J., Perotti, M.A., Mitchell, E.A.D. (2018). Comparative analysis of bones, mites, soil chemistry, nematodes and soil micro-eukaryotes from a suspected homicide to estimate the post-mortem interval. Scientific Reports 8:25. Open Access
2017Blandenier, Q.; Lara, E.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Alcántara, D.M.C.; Siemensma, F.J.; Todorov, M.; Lahr, D.J.G. (2017). NAD9/NAD7 (mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase gene)¿A new ¿Holy Grail¿ phylogenetic and DNA-barcoding marker for Arcellinida (Amoebozoa)?. European Journal of Protistology 58:175-186. DOI
2017Blandenier, Q.; Seppey, C.V.W.; Singer, D.; Vlimant, M.; Simon, A.; Duckert, C.; Lara, E. (2017). Mycamoeba gemmipara nov. gen., nov. sp., the first cultured member of the environmental Dermamoebidae clade LKM74 and its unusual life cycle. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64(2):257-265. DOI
2017Fernández, L.D., Hernández, C.E., Schiaffino, M.R., Izaguirre, I., Lara, E. (2017). Geographical distance and local environmental conditions drive the genetic population structure of a freshwater microalga (Bathycoccaceae; Chlorophyta) in Patagonian lakes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93(10):fix125. DOI
2017Fernández, L.D.; Hernández, C.E.; Schiaffino, M.R.; Izaguirre, I.; Lara, E. (2017). Geographical distance and local environmental conditions drive the genetic population structure of a freshwater microalga (Bathycoccaceae; Chlorophyta) in Patagonian lakes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93:fix125. DOI
2017Geisen, S.; Mitchell, E. A. D.; Wilkinson, D. M.; Adl, S.; Bonkowski, M.; Brown, M. W.; Fiore-Donno, A. M.; Heger, T. J.; Jassey, V. E. J.; Krashevska, V.; Lahr, D. J. G.; Marcisz, K.; Mulot, M.; Payne, R.; Singer, D.; Anderson, O. R.; Charman, D. J.; Ekelund, F.; Griffiths, B. S.; Rønn, R.; Smirnov, A.; Bass, D.; Belbahri, L.; Berney, C.; Blandenier, Q.; Chatzinotas, A.; Clarholm, M.; Dunthorn, M.; Feest, A.; Fernández, L. D.; Foissner, W.; Fournier, B.; Gentekaki, E.; Hájek, M.; Helder, J.; Jousset, A.; Koller, R.; Kumar, S.; La Terza, A.; Lamentowicz, M.; Mazei, Y.; Santos, S. S.; Seppey, C. V. W.; Spiegel, F. W.; Walochnik, J.; Winding, A.; Lara, E. (2017). Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 111:94-103. DOI
2017Gomaa, F.; Lahr, D.J.G.; Todorov, M.; Li, J.; Lara, E. (2017). A contribution to the phylogeny of agglutinating Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) based on SSU rRNA gene sequences. European Journal of Protistology 59:99-107. DOI
2017Gómez, F., Kiriakoulakis, K., Lara, E. (2017). Achradina pulchra, a unique dinoflagellate (Amphilothales, Dinophyceae) with a radiolarian-like endoskeleton of celestite (strontium sulfate). Acta Protozoologica 56(2):71-76. DOI
2017Gómez, F.; Kiriakoulakis, K.; Lara, E. (2017). Achradina pulchra, a unique dinoflagellate (Amphilothales, Dinophyceae) with a radiolarian-like endoskeleton of celestite (strontium sulfate). Acta Protozoologica 56(2):71-76. DOI
2017Lara, E., Fernández, L.D., Schiaffino, M.R., Izaguirre, I. (2017). First freshwater member ever reported for the family Bathycoccaceae (Chlorophyta; Archaeplastida) from Argentinean Patagonia revealed by environmental DNA survey. European Journal of Protistology 60:45-49. DOI
2017Lara, E.; Fernández, L.D.; Schiaffino,R.; Izaguirre, I. (2017). First freshwater member ever reported for the family Bathycoccaceae (Chlorophyta; Archaeplastida) from Argentinean Patagonia revealed by environmental DNA survey. European Journal of Protistology 60:45-49. DOI
2017Mahé, F.; de Vargas, C.; Bass, D.; Czech, L.; Stamatakis, A.; Lara, E.; Singer, D.; Mayor, J.; Bunge, J.; Sernaker, S.; Siemensmeyer, T.; Trautmann, I.; Romac, S.; Berney, C.; Kozlov, A.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Seppey, C.V.W.; Egge, E.; Lentendu, G.; Wirth, R.; Trueba, G.; Dunthorn, M. (2017). Parasites dominate hyperdiverse soil protist communities in Neotropical rainforests. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:e0091. DOI
2017Mulot, M.; Marcisz, K.; Grandgirard, L.; Lara, E.; Kosakyan, A.; Robroek B.J.M.; Lamentowicz, M.; Payne, R.J.; Mitchell, E.A.D. (2017). Genetic determinism vs. phenotypic plasticity in protist morphology. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64(6):729-739. DOI
2017Pérez-Juárez, H., Serrano-Vázquez, A., Kosakyan, A., Mitchell, E.A.D., Rivera Aguilar, V.M., Lahr, D.J.G., Hernández Moreno, M.M., Cuellar, H.M., Eguiarte, L.E., Lara, E. (2017). Quadrulella texcalense sp. nov. from a Mexican desert: An unexpected new environment for hyalospheniid testate amoebae. European Journal of Protistology 61(A):253-264. DOI
2017Pérez-Juárez, H.; Serrano-Vázquez, A.; Kosakyan, A.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Rivera Aguilar, V.M.; Lahr, D.J.G.; Hernández Moreno, M.M.; Cuellar, H.M.; Eguiarte, L.E.; Lara, E. (2017). Quadrulella texcalense sp. nov. from a Mexican desert: An unexpected new environment for hyalospheniid testate amoebae. European Journal of Protistology 61:253-264. DOI
2017Seppey, C.V.W.; Singer, D.; Dumack, K.; Fournier, B.; Belbahri, L.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Lara, E. (2017). Distribution patterns of soil microbial eukaryotes suggests widespread algivory by phagotrophic protists as an alternative pathway for nutrient cycling. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 112:68-76. DOI
2016Fernández, L.D.; Fournier, B.; Rivera, R.; Lara, E.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Hernández, C.E. (2016). Water¿energy balance, past ecological perturbations and evolutionary constraints shape the latitudinal diversity gradient of soil testate amoebae in south-western South America. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(10):1216-1227. DOI
2016Kosakyan, A.; Gomaa, F.; Lara, E.; Lahr, D.J.G. (2016). Current and future perspectives on the systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature of testate amoebae.. European Journal of Protistology 55(B):105-117. DOI
2016Kosakyan, A.; Lahr, D.J.G.; Mulot, M.; Meisterfeld, R.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Lara, E. (2016). Phylogenetic reconstruction based on COI reshuffles the taxonomy of hyalosphenid shelled (testate) amoebae and reveals the convoluted evolution of shell plate shapes. Cladistics : the international journal of the Willi Hennig Society 32(6):606-623. DOI
2016Lahr, D.J.G.; Lara, E.; Hofstatter, P.G.; Ribeiro, G. M.; Porfírio-Sousa, A.L.; Junior, S.P. (2016). Meeting Report: 8th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA-8), Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil, 12-14 September 2016. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64(4):555-557. DOI
2016Qin, Y.; Man, B.; Kosakyan, A.; Lara, E.; Gu, Y.; Wang, H.; Mitchell, E.A.D. (2016). Nebela jiuhuensis nov. sp. (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida; Hyalospheniidae): A New Member of the Nebela saccifera - equicalceus - ansata Group Described from Sphagnum Peatlands in South-Central China. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 63(5):558-566. DOI
2016Schiaffino, M.R.; Lara, E.; Fernández, L.D.; Balagué, V.; Singer, D.; Seppey, C.C.W.; Massana, R.; Izaguirre, I. (2016). Microbial eukaryote communities exhibit robust biogeographical patterns along a gradient of Patagonian and Antarctic lakes. Environmental Microbiology 18(12):5249-5264. DOI
2016Seppey, C.V.W.; Fournier, B.; Szelecz, I.; Singer, D.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Lara, E. (2016). Response of forest soil euglyphid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) to pig cadavers assessed by high-throughput sequencing. International Journal of Legal Medicine 130(2):551-562. DOI
2016Singer, D.; Lara, E.; Steciow, M.M.; Seppey, C.V.W.; Paredes, N.; Pillonel, A.; Oszako, T.; Belbahri, L. (2016). High-throughput sequencing reveals diverse oomycete communities in oligotrophic peat bog micro-habitat. Fungal Ecology 23:42-47. DOI
2015De Vargas, C.; Audic, S.; Henry, N.; Decelle, J.; Mahé, F.; Logares, R.; Lara, E.; Berney, Ć .; Le Bescot, N.; Probert, I.; Carmichael, M.; Poulain, J.; Romac, S.; Colin, S.; Aury, J.-M.; Bittner, L.; Chaffron, S.; Dunthorn, M.; Engelen, S.; Flegontova, O.; Guidi, L.; Horák, A.; Jaillon, O.; Lima-Mendez, G.; Lukeš , J.; Malviya, S.; Morard, R.; Mulot, M.; Scalco, E.; Siano, R.; Vincent, F.; Zingone, A.; Dimier, C.; Picheral, M.; Searson, S.; Kandels-Lewis, S.; Acinas, S.G.; Bork, P.; Bowler, C.; Gorsky, G.; Grimsley, N.; Hingamp, P.; Iudicone, D.; Not, F.; Ogata, H.; Pesant, S.; Raes, J.; Sieracki, M.E.; Speich, S.; Stemmann, L.; Sunagawa, S.; Weissenbach, J.; Wincker, P.; Karsenti, E.; Boss, E.; Follows, M.; Karp-Boss, L.; Krzic, U.; Reynaud, E.G.; Sardet, C.; Sullivan, M.B.; Velayoudon, D. (2015). Eukaryotic plankton diversity in the sunlit ocean. Science 348:e1261605. DOI
2015Fernández, L. D.; Lara, E.; Mitchell, E.A.D (2015). Checklist, diversity and distribution of testate amoebae in Chile. European Journal of Protistology 51(5):409-424. DOI
2015Fournier, B.; Lara, E.; Jassey, V.E.J.; Mitchell, E.A.D. (2015). Functional traits as a new approach for interpreting testate amoeba paleo-records in peatlands and assessing the causes and consequences of past changes in species composition.. Holocene 25:1375-1383. DOI
2015Gomaa, F.; Yang, J.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Zhang, W.J.; Yu, Z.; Todorov, M.; Lara, E. (2015). Morphological and Molecular Diversification of Asian Endemic Difflugia tuberspinifera (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida): A Case of Fast Morphological Evolution in Protists?. Protist 166(1):122-130. DOI
2015Jassey, V.E.J, Signarbieux, C.; Hättenschwiler, S.; Bragazza, L.; Buttler, A.; Delarue, F.; Fournier, B.; Gilbert, D.; Laggoun-Défarge, F.; Lara, E.; Mills, R.; Mitchell, E.A.D, Payne, R.; Robroek, B. (2015). An unexpected role for mixotrophs in the response of peatland carbon cycling to climate warming. Scientific Reports 5:e16931. DOI
2015Kosakyan, A.; Mulot, M.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Lara, E. (2015). Environmental DNA COI barcoding for quantitative analysis of protists communities at fine taxonomic level: a test using the Nebela collaris species complex (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida; Hyalospheniidae). European Journal of Protistology 51(4):311-320. DOI
2015Lahr, D.J.G.; Bosak, T.; Lara, E.; Mitchell, E.A. (2015). The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems. PeerJ 5:e1234. DOI
2015Lara, E.; Roussel-Delif, L.; Fournier, B.; Wilkinson, D.M.; Mitchell, E.A.D (2015). Soil microorganisms behave like macroscopic organisms: patterns in the global distribution of soil euglyphid testate amoebae. Journal of Biogeography 43(3):520-532. DOI
2015Lara, E.; Seppey, C.V.W.; González Garraza, G.; Singer, D.; Quiroga, M.V.; Mataloni, G. (2015). Molecular diversity of planktonic eukaryotes discriminate minerotrophic and ombrotrophic peatland pools in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina). Journal of Plankton Research 37(3):645-655. DOI
2015Singer, D.; Kosakyan, A.; Pillonel, A.; Mitchell E. A. D.; Lara, E. (2015). Eight species in the Nebela collaris complex: Nebela gimlii (Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae), a new species described from a Swiss raised bog. European Journal of Protistology 51(1):79-85. DOI
2015Tarnawski, S.E.; Lara, E. (2015). From Environmental Sequences to Morphology: Observation and Characterisation of a Paulinellid Testate Amoeba (Micropyxidiella edaphonis gen. nov. sp. nov. Euglyphida, Paulinellidae) from Soil using Fluorescent in situ Hybridization. Protist 166(2):264-270. DOI
2014Gomaa, F.; Kosakyan, A.; Heger T.J.; Corsaro, D.; Mitchell E.A.D.; Lara, E. (2014). One alga to rule them all: unrelated mixotrophic testate amoebae (Amoebozoa, Rhizaria and Stramenopiles) share the same symbiont (Trebouxiophyceae). Protist 165(2):161-176. DOI
2014Steciow, M.M.; Lara, E.; Paul, C.; Pillonel, A.; Pelizza, S.A.; Belbahri, L. (2014). Multiple barcode assessment within the Saprolegnia-Achlya clade (Saprolegniales, Oomycota, Stramenopiles) brings order in a neglected group of pathogens. IMA Fungus 5(2):439-448. DOI
2013Chatelain, A.; Meisterfeld, R.; Roussel-Delif, L.; Lara, E. (2013). Sphenoderiidae (fam. nov), a new clade of euglyphid testate amoebae characterized by small, round scales surrounding the aperture. Protist 164(6):782-792. DOI
2013Gomaa, F.; Mitchell E. A. D.; Lara, E. (2013). Amphitremida (Poche, 1913) is a new major, ubiquitous labyrinthulomycete clade. PLoS ONE 8:e53046. DOI
2013Guillou, L.; Bachar, D.; Audic, S.; Bass, D.; Berney, C.; Bittner, L.; Boutte, C.; Burgaud, G.; De Vargas, C.; Decelle, J.; Del Campo, J.; Dolan, J.R.; Dunthorn, M.; Edvardsen, B.; Holzmann, M.; Kooistra, W.H.C.F.; Lara, E.; Le Bescot, N.; Logares, R.; Mahé, F.; Massana, R.; Montresor, M.; Morard, R.; Not, F.; Pawlowski, J.; Probert, I.; Sauvadet, A.-L.; Siano, R.; Stoeck, T.; Vaulot, D.; Zimmermann, P.; Christen, R. (2013). The Protist Ribosomal Reference database (PR2): A catalog of unicellular eukaryote Small Sub-Unit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy. Nucleic Acids Research 41:597-604. DOI
2013Kosakyan, A.; Gomaa, F.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Heger, T.J.; Lara,E. (2013). Using DNA-barcoding for sorting out protist species complexes: A case study of the Nebela tincta¿collaris¿bohemica group (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae). European Journal of Protistology 49(2):222-237. DOI
2013Qin, Y.; Fournier, B.; Lara, E.; Gu, Y.; Wang, H.; Cui Y.; Zhang, X.; Mitchell E.A.D. (2013). Relationships between testate amoeba communities and water quality in Lake Donghu, a large alkaline lake in Wuhan, China. Frontiers of Earth Science 7:182-190. DOI
2013Qin, Y.; Mitchell E.A.D.; Lamentowicz, M.; Payne, R. J.; Lara, E.; Gu, Y.; Huang, X.; Wang, H. (2013). Ecology of testate amoebae in peatlands of central China and development of a transfer function for paleohydrological reconstruction. Journal of Paleolimnology 50(3):319-330. DOI
2013Steciow, M.M.; Lara, E.; Pillonel, A.; Pelizza, S.A.; Lestani, E.A.; Rossi, G.C.; Belbahri, L. (2013). Incipient loss of flagella in the genus Geolegnia: the emergence of a new clade within Leptolegnia?. IMA Fungus 4(2):169-175. DOI
2012Adl, S.M.; Simpson, A.G.B.; Lane, C. E.; Lukes, J.; Bass, D.; Bowser, S.S.; Brown, M. W.; Burki, F.; Dunthorn, M.; Hampl, V.; Heiss, A.; Hoppenrath, M.; Lara, E.; Le Gall, L.; Lynn, D.H.; McManus, H.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Mozley-Stanridge, S.E.; Parfrey, L. W.; Pawlowski, J.; Pawlowski, J.; Rueckert, S.; Rueckert, S.; Shadwick, L.; Shadwick, L.; Schoch, C.L.; Schoch, C.L.; Smirnov, A.V.; Smirnov, A.V.; Spiegel, F.W. (2012). The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59:429-507. DOI
2012Gomaa, F.; Todorov, M.; Heger T. J.; Mitchell E. A. D.; Lara, E. (2012). SSU rRNA Phylogeny of Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) Reveals that the Largest Arcellinid Genus, Difflugia Leclerc 1815, is not Monophyletic. Protist 163(3):389-399. DOI
2012Kosakyan, A.; Heger, T. J.; Leander, B.S.; Todorov, M.; Mitchell E. A. D.; Lara, E. (2012). COI Barcoding of Nebelid Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): Extensive Cryptic Diversity and Redefinition of the Hyalospheniidae Schultze. Protist 163(3):415-434. DOI
2012Lahr, D.J.G.; Lara, E.; Mitchell E.A.D. (2012). Time to regulate microbial eukaryote nomenclature. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107:469-476. DOI
2012Lara, E.; Acosta-Mercado, D. (2012). A molecular perspective on ciliates as soil bioindicators. European Journal of Soil Biology 49:107-111. DOI
2012Pawlowski, J.; Audic, S.; Adl, S.M.; Bass, D.; Belbahri, L.; Berney, C.; Bowser, S.S.; Cepicka, I.; Decelle, Dunthorn, M.; Fiore-Donno, A.M.; Gile, G.H.; Holzmann, M.; Jahn, R.; Jirk?, M.; Keeling, P.J.; Kotska, M.; Kundryavstev, A.; Lara, E.; Lukes, J.; Mann, D.G.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Nitsche, F.; Romeralo, M.; Saunders, G.W.; Simpson, A.G.B.; Smirnov, A.V.; Spouge, J.L.; Stern, R.F.; Stoeck, T.; Zimmermann, J.; Schindel, D.; de Vargas, C. (2012). CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms. PLoS Biology 8:e1001419. DOI
2011Deschamps, P.; Lara, E.; Marande, W.; López García, P.; Ekelund, F.; Moreira, D. (2011). Phylogenomic analysis of kinetoplastids supports that trypanosomatids arose from within bodonids. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(1):53-58. DOI
2011Heger, T.J.; Pawlowski, J.; Lara, E.; Leander, B.S.; Todorov, M.; Golemansky, V.; Mitchell, E.A.D. ( (2011). Comparing COI and SSU rDNA barcodes for assessing the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of cyphoderiid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida),. Protist 162(1):131-141. DOI
2011Lahr, D.J.G.; Wegener Parfrey, L.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Katz, L.A.; Lara, E. (2011). The chastity of amoebae: re-evaluating evidence for sex in amoeboid organisms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278:2081-2090. DOI
2011Lara, E.; Belbahri, L. (2011). SSU rRNA reveals major trends in oomycete evolution. Fungal Diversity 49:93-100. DOI
2011Lara, E.; Heger, T.J.; Scheihing, R.; Mitchell, E.A.D. (2011). COI gene and ecological data suggest size¿dependent high dispersal and low intra¿specific diversity in free¿living terrestrial protists (Euglyphida: Assulina). Journal of Biogeography 38(4):640-650. DOI
2011Lara, E.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Moreira, D.; López García, P. (2011). Highly Diverse and Seasonally Dynamic Protist Community in a Pristine Peat Bog. Protist 162(1):14-32. DOI
2010Heger, T.J.; Mitchell, E.A.D, Todorov, M.; Golemansky, V.; Lara, E.; Leander, B.S.; Pawlowski, J. (2010). Molecular phylogeny of euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa: Euglyphida) suggests transitions between marine supralittoral and freshwater/terrestrial environments are infrequent. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55(1):113-122. DOI
2010Jousset, A.; Lara, E.; Nikolausz, M.; Harms, H.; Chatzinotas, A. (2010). Application of the denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) technique as an efficient diagnostic tool for ciliate communities in soil. Science of the Total Environment 408(5):1221-1225. DOI
2010Lara, E.; Moreira, D.; López García, P. (2010). The environmental clade LKM11 and Rozella form the deepest branching clade of Fungi. Protist 161(1):116-121. DOI
2009Lara, E.; Moreira, D.; Vereshchaka, A.; López García, P. (2009). Pan-oceanic distribution of new highly diverse clades of deep-sea diplonemids. Environmental Microbiology 11(1):47-55. DOI
2008Lara, E.; Heger T.J.; Lamentowicz, M.; Ekelund, F.; Mitchell, E.A.D. (2008). Ribosomal RNA Genes Challenge the Monophyly of the Hyalospheniidae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida). Protist 159(2):165-176. DOI
2008Simpson, A.G.B.; Perley, T. A.; Lara, E. (2008). Lateral transfer of the gene for a widely used marker, alpha tubulin, indicated by multi-protein study of the phylogenetic position of Andalucia (Excavata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47(1):366-377. DOI
2008Smith, H.; Bobrov, A.; Lara, E. (2008). Diversity and biogeography of testate amoebae. Biodiversity and Conservation 17(2):329-343. DOI
2007Lara, E.; Berney, C.; Ekelund, F.; Harms H.; Chatzinotas A. (2007). Molecular comparison of cultivable protozoa from a pristine and a Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons polluted site. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39(1):139-148. DOI
2007Lara, E.; Berney, C.; Harms, H.; Chatzinotas, A. (2007). Cultivation-independent analysis reveals a shift in ciliate 18S rRNA gene diversity in a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-polluted soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 62(3):365-373. DOI
2007Lara, E.; Heger T.J.; Mitchell, E.A.D.; Ekelund, F. (2007). SSU rRNA Reveals a Sequential Increase in Shell Complexity Among the Euglyphid Testate Amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida). Protist 158(2):229-237.
2006Jousset, A.; Lara, E.; Wall, L.G.; Valverde, C. (2006). Secondary metabolites help biocontrol strain Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 to escape protozoan grazing. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72:7083-7090. DOI
2006Lara, E.; Chatzinotas, A.; Simpson, A.G.B. (2006). Andalucia (n. gen.)¿the Deepest Branch Within Jakobids (Jakobida; Excavata), Based on Morphological and Molecular Study of a New Flagellate from Soil. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 53(2):112-120. DOI
Capítulos de libros
2023Lentendu, G., Lara, E., Geisen, S. (2023). Metabarcoding Approaches for Soil Eukaryotes, Protists, and Microfauna. In: Martin, F., Uroz, S. (eds) Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG). Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2605. Humana, New York, NY. pp. 1-16. DOI
2020Kosakyan, A., Siemensma, F., Fernández, L.D., Burdman, L., Krashevska, V., Lara, E. (2020). Chapter 2 - Protozoa. Amoebae. In: Damborenea, D., Rogers, D.C. and Thorp, J. (eds.). Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates. Volume 5: Keys to Neotropical and Antarctic Fauna. 4th edition. Elsevier. .
2018Lara, E., Adl, S.M. (2018). Diversité des protistes dans les sols.. In: Palka, L. (ed). Microbiodiversité: Un nouveau regard. Éditions Matériologiques. pp. 239-254.
2019Kosakyan, A., Lara, E. (2019). Using Testate Amoebae Communities to Evaluate Environmental Stress: A Molecular Biology Perspective.. In: Nriagu, J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 2nd edition, Volume 6. Elsevier. pp.308-313.
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