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Lessios, H. A. and Hendler, Gordon. 2022. "Mitochondrial phylogeny of the brittle star genus Ophioderma." Scientific Reports, 12, (1).
Coppard, Simon E., Jessop, Holly, and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2021. "Phylogeography, colouration, and cryptic speciation across the Indo-Pacific in the sea urchin genus Echinothrix." Scientific Reports, 11, (1).
Carrier, Tyler J., Lessios, Harilaos A., and Reitzel, Adam M. 2020. "Eggs of echinoids separated by the Isthmus of Panama harbor divergent microbiota." Marine Ecology Progress Series, 648 169–177.
Collin, Rachel, Venera-Ponton, Dagoberto E., Driskell, Amy C., Macdonald, Kenneth S., Geyer, Laura B., Lessios, Harilaos A., and Boyle, Michael J. 2020. "DNA barcoding of echinopluteus larvae uncovers cryptic diversity in neotropical echinoids." Invertebrate Biology, Article e12292.
Geyer, L. B., Zigler, K. S., Tiozzo, S., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2020. "Slow evolution under purifying selection in the gamete recognition protein bindin of the sea urchin Diadema." Scientific Reports, 10, (1) 9834.
Hiller, Alexandra and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2020. "Marine species formation along the rise of Central America: The anomuran crab Megalobrachium." Molecular ecology, 29, (2) 413–428.
Crandall, Eric D., Riginos, Cynthia, Bird, Chris E., Liggins, Libby, Treml, Eric, Beger, Maria, Barber, Paul H., Connolly, Sean R., Cowman, Peter F., DiBattista, Joseph D., Eble, Jeff A., Magnuson, Sharon F., Horne, John B., Kochzius, Marc, Lessios, Harilaos A., Liu, Shang Yin Vanson, Ludt, William B., Madduppa, Hawis, Pandolfi, John M., Toonen, Robert J., Gaither, Michelle R., and Diversity Indopacific Network. 2019. "The molecular biogeography of the Indo-Pacific: Testing hypotheses with multispecies genetic patterns." Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28, (7) 943–960.
Wilkins, Laetitia G. E., Leray, Matthieu, O'Dea, Aaron, Yuen, Benedict, Peixoto, Raquel S., Pereira, Tiago J., Bik, Holly M., Coil, David A., Duffy, J. Emmett, Herre, Edward Allen, Lessios, Harilaos A., Lucey, Noelle M., Mejia, Luis C., Rasher, Douglas B., Sharp, Koty H., Sogin, Emilia M., Thacker, Robert W., Thurber, Rebecca Vega, Wcislo, William T., Wilbanks, Elizabeth G., and Eisen, Jonathan A. 2019. "Host-associated microbiomes drive structure and function of marine ecosystems." PLoS biology, 17, (11) 1–15.
Wilkins, Laetitia G. E., Leray, Matthieu, Yuen, Benedict, Peixoto, Raquel, Pereira, Tiago J., Bik, Holly M., Coil, David A., Duffy, J. Emmett, Herre, Edward Allen, Lessios, Harilaos, Lucey, Noelle, Mejia, Luis C., O'Dea, Aaron, Rasher, Douglas B., Sharp, Koty, Sogin, Emilia M., Thacker, Robert W., Thurber, Rebecca Vega, Wcislo, William T., Wilbanks, Elizabeth G., and Eisen, Jonathan A. 2019. "Host-associated microbiomes and their roles in marine ecosystem functions." PeerJ, 1–27.
Bellis, Emily S., Edlund, Reid B., Berrios, Hazel K., Lessios, Harilaos A., and Denver, Dee R. 2018. "Molecular signatures of host specificity linked to habitat specialization in Exaiptasia sea anemones." Ecology and Evolution, 8, (11) 5413–5426.
Koch, Nicolás Mongiardino, Coppard, Simon E., Lessios, Harilaos A., Briggs, Derek E. G., Mooi, Rich, and Rouse, Greg W. 2018. "A phylogenomic resolution of the sea urchin tree of life." BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18, (189).
Moura, Carlos J., Lessios, Harilaos, Cortes, Jorge, Nizinski, Martha S., Reed, John, Santos, Ricardo S., and Collins, Allen G. 2018. "Hundreds of genetic barcodes of the species-rich hydroid superfamily Plumularioidea (Cnidaria, Medusozoa) provide a guide toward more reliable taxonomy." Scientific Reports, 8 17986.
Jossart, Quentin, De Ridder, Chantal, Lessios, Harilaos A., Bauwens, Mathieu, Motreuil, Sé, Rigaud, Thierry, Wattier, Ré, and David, Bruno. 2017. "Highly contrasted population genetic structures in a host-parasite pair in the Caribbean Sea." Ecology and Evolution, 7, (22) 9267–9280.
Lessios, Harilaos A. and Baums, Iliana B. 2017. "Gene Flow in Coral Reef Organisms of the Tropical Eastern Pacific." In Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Persistence and loss in a Dynamic environment.. Glynn, Peter W., Mazello, Derek P., and Enochs, Ian C., editors. 477–499. Netherlands: Springer-Verlag.
Balaguera-Reina, Sergio, Venegas-Anaya, Miryam D., Sánchez, Andrés, Arbelaez, Italo, Lessios, Harilaos A., and Densmore, Llewellyn D. 2016. "Spatial Ecology of the American Crocodile in a Tropical Pacific Island in Central America." PloS One, 11, (6) 1–20.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2016. "The Great Diadema antillarum Die-Off: 30 Years Later." Annual Review of Marine Science, 8 267–283.
O'Dea, Aaron, Lessios, Harilaos A., Coates, Anthony G., Eytan, Ron I., Restrepo-Moreno, Sergio, Cione, Alberto L., Collins, Laurel S., de Queiroz, Alan, Farris, David W., Norris, Richard D., Stallard, Robert F., Woodburne, Michael O., Aguilera, Orangel, Aubry, Marie-Pierre, Berggren, William A., Budd, Ann F., Cozzuol, Mario A., Coppard, Simon E., Duque-Caro, Herman, Finnegan, Seth, Gasparini, German M., Grossman, Ethan L., Johnson, Kenneth G., Keigwin, Lloyd D., Knowlton, Nancy et al. 2016. "Formation of the Isthmus of Panama." Science Advances, 2, (8).
Balaguera-Reina, Sergio, Venegas-Anaya, Miryam D., Sanjur, Oris I., Lessios, Harilaos A., and Densmore, Llewellyn D., III. 2015. "Reproductive Ecology and Hatchling Growth Rates of the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) on Coiba Island, Panama." South American Journal of Herpetology, 10, (1) 10–22.
Jagadeeshan, Santosh, Coppard, Simon E., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2015. "Evolution of gamete attraction molecules: evidence for purifying selection in speract and its receptor, in the pantropical sea urchin Diadema." Evolution & development, 17, (1) 92–108.
Jossart, Quentin, Geyer, Laura B., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2015. "Characterization of eight microsatellite loci for the sea urchin Meoma ventricosa (Spatangoida, Brissidae) through Next Generation Sequencing." Biochemical systematics and ecology, 59 100–103.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2015. "Appearance of an early closure of the Isthmus of Panama is the product of biased inclusion of data in the metaanalysis." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, (43).
Bowen, Brian W., Shanker, Kartik, Yasuda, Nina, Malay, Maria Celia (Machel) D., von der Heyden, Sophie, Paulay, Gustav, Rocha, Luiz A., Selkoe, Kimberly A., Barber, Paul H., Williams, Suzanne T., Lessios, Harilaos A., Crandall, Eric D., Bernardi, Giacomo, Meyer, Christopher P., Carpenter, Kent E., and Toonen, Robert J. 2014. "Phylogeography unplugged: comparative surveys in the genomic era." Bulletin of Marine Science, 90, (1) 13–46.
Rocha, L. A., Aleixo, A., Allen, G., Almeda, F., Baldwin, Carole C., Barclay, M. V. L., Bates, J. M., Bauer, A. M., Benzoni, F., Berns, C. M., Berumen, M. L., Blackburn, D. C., Blum, S., Bolanos, F., Bowie, R. C. K., Britz, R., Brown, R. M., Cadena, C. D., Carpenter, K., Ceriaco, L. M., Chakrabarty, P., Chaves, G., Choat, J. H., Clements, K. D., Collette, Bruce B. et al. 2014. "Specimen collection: An essential tool." Science, 344, (6186) 814–815.
Coppard, Simon E., Zigler, Kirk S., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2013. "Phylogeography of the sand dollar genus Mellita: cryptic speciation along the coasts of the Americas." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 69, (3) 1033–1042.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2013. "Natural population density fluctuations of Echinoids. Do they help predict the future?" In Climate change perspectives from the Atlantic: past, present and future. Fernandez-Palacios, Jose Maria, Nascimento, Lea de, Hernandez, Jose Carlos, Clemente, Sabrina, Gonzalez, Albano, and Diaz-Gonzalez, Juan P., editors. 341–359. La Laguna, España.: Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de La Laguna.
Lessios, Harilaos A., Lasker, Howard R., and Levitan, Don R. 2013. "The Use of scuba to study early life histories of marine invertebrates." In Research and Discoveries: The Revolution of Science through Scuba. Lang, Michael A., Marinelli, Roberta L., Roberts, Susan J., and Taylor, Phillip R., editors. 87–99. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, 39.
Lessios, Harilaos A. and Robertson, D. Ross. 2013. "Speciation on a round planet: phylogeography of the goatfish genus Mulloidichthys." Journal of Biogeography, 40, (12) 2373–2384.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2012. "A sea water barrier to coral gene flow." Molecular ecology, 21, (22) 5390–5392.
Lessios, Harilaos A., Lockhart, S., Collin, Rachel, Sotil, G., Sanchez-Jerez, P., Zigler, K. S., Perez, A. F., Garrido, M. J., Geyer, L. B., Bernardi, G., Vacquier, V. D., Haroun, R., and Kessing, B. D. 2012. "Phylogeography and bindin evolution in Arbacia, a sea urchin genus with an unusual distribution." Molecular ecology, 21, (1) 130–144.
Lessios, Harilaos A. and Zigler, K. S. 2012. "Rates of sea urchin bindin evolution." In Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems.. Singh, Rama S., Xu, Jianping, and Kulathinal, Rob J., editors. 136–143. USA: Oxford University Press.
Zigler, Kirk S., Byrne, Maria, Raff, Elizabeth C., Lessios, Harilaos A., and Raff, Rudolph A. 2012. "Natural hybridization in the sea urchin genus Pseudoboletia between species without apparent barriers to gamete recognition." Evolution, 66, (6) 1695–1708.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2011. "Speciation Genes in Free-Spawning Marine Invertebrates." Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51, (3) 456–465.
Calderon Moreno, Isabel, Ventura, C. R. R., Turon, X., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2010. "Genetic divergence and assortative mating between colour morphs of the sea urchin (Paracentrotus gaimardi)." Molecular Ecology, 19, (3) 484–493.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2010. "Speciation in sea urchins." In Echinoderms: Durham. Proceedings of the 12th Echinoderm Conference, Durham, New Hampshire. 91–101.
Calderon, Isabel, Turon, Xavier, and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2009. "Characterization of the sperm molecule bindin in the sea urchin genus Paracentrotus." Journal of Molecular Evolution, 68, (4) 366–376.
Geyer, Laura B. and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2009. "Lack of Character Displacement in the Male Recognition Molecule, Bindin, in Altantic Sea Urchins of the Genus Echinometra." Molecular Biology and Evolution, 26, (9) 2135–2146.
Sponer, Renate and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2009. "Mitochondrial phylogeography of the intertidal isopod Excirolana braziliensis on the two sides of the Isthmus of Panama." In Proceedings of the Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium. First ed. Lang, Michael A., Macintyre, Ian G., and Ruetzler, Klaus, editors. 219–228. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, 38.
Zigler, Kirk S., Raff, Rudolf A., Byrne, Maria M., Raff, Elizabeth C., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2009. "Abstract: Gamete compatibility and genetic divergence between the echinoids Pseudoboletia maculata and P. indiana." Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49, (1) E331.
Miglietta, Maria Pia and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2008. "A silent invasion." Biological Invasions, 11, (4) 825–834.
Rocha, Luiz A., Lindeman, Kenyon C., Rocha, Claudia R., and Lessios, Harilaos A. 2008. "Historical biogeography and speciation in the reef fish genus Haemulon (Teleostei: Haemulidae)." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48, (3) 918–928.
Vogler, Catherine, Benzier, John, Lessios, Harilaos A., Barber, Paul, and Worheide, Gert. 2008. "A threat to coral reefs multiplied? Four species of crown-of-thorns starfish." Biology Letters, 4, (6) 696–699.
Zigler, Kirk S., Lessios, Harilaos A., and Raff, Rudolf A. 2008. "Egg energetics, fertilization kinetics, and population structure in echinoids with facultatively feeding larvae." Biological Bulletin, 215, (2) 191–199.
Lessios, Harilaos A. 2007. "Reproductive isolation between species of sea urchins." Bulletin of Marine Science, 81, (2) 191–208.
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