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. Bolidophyceae, a sister picoplanktonic group of diatoms - a review. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:370, 2018.

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. Rhythmicity of coastal marine picoeukaryotes, bacteria and archaea despite irregular environmental perturbations. The ISME journal, in press, 2018.

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. Can molecular tools enhance long-term monitoring of marine protists?. Journal of Plankton Research, in press, 2018.

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. Alain Sournia, phycologist and philosopher (1940-2018). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 59: 403–7, 2018.


. Pelagophyte assemblages of the global ocean display low intraspecific diversity. Environmental Microbiology, (submitted), 2018.


. High contribution of Rhizaria (Radiolaria) to vertical export in the California Current Ecosystem revealed by DNA metabarcoding. The ISME Journal, (submitted), 2018.


. A novel species of the marine cyanobacterium Acaryochloris with a unique pigment content and lifestyle. Scientific reports, 8: 9142, 2018.

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. Small eukaryotic phytoplankton communities in tropical waters off Brazil are dominated by symbioses between Haptophyta and nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria. The ISME Journal, (12), 5, pp. 1360–1374,, 2018.

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. DINOREF : A curated dinoflagellate (Dinophyceae) reference database for the 18S rRNA gene. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18, 974-987,, 2018.

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. Revision of the Genus Micromonas Manton et Parke (Chlorophyta, Mamiellophyceae), of the Type Species M. pusilla (Butcher) Manton & Parke and of the Species M. commoda van Baren, Bachy and Worden and Description of Two New Species Based on the Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Cultured Isolates. Protist, (168), 5, pp. 612–635,, 2017.

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. Response of under-ice phytoplankton populations to light exposure during the Arctic spring bloom. ICOP meeting 2017, 2017.

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. Short timescale dynamics of phytoplankton in Fildes Bay, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, (29), 3, pp. 217–228,, 2017.


. Morphological and genetic diversity of Beaufort Sea diatoms with high contributions from the Chaetoceros neogracilis species complex. Journal of Phycology, (53), 1, pp. 161–187,, 2017.

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. Improvement of phytoplankton culture isolation using single cell sorting by flow cytometry. Journal of Phycology, (53), 2, pp. 271–282,, 2017.

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. Diversity and oceanic distribution of prasinophytes clade VII, the dominant group of green algae in oceanic waters. The ISME Journal, (11), 2, pp. 512–528,, 2017.

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. Chloropicophyceae, a new class of picophytoplanktonic prasinophytes. Scientific Reports, (7), 1, pp. 14019,, 2017.

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. Survey of the green picoalga Bathycoccus genomes in the global ocean. Scientific Reports, (6), pp. 37900,, 2016.


. Pseudo-nitzschia arctica sp. nov., a new cold-water cryptic Pseudo-nitzschia species within the P. pseudodelicatissima complex. Journal of Phycology, (52), 2, pp. 184–199,, 2016.

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. Pico and nanoplankton abundance and carbon stocks along the Brazilian Bight. PeerJ, (4), pp. e2587,, 2016.


. Photosynthetic pigments of oceanic Chlorophyta belonging to prasinophytes clade VII. Journal of Phycology, (52), 1, pp. 148–155,, 2016.

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. Estimating microbial populations by flow cytometry: Comparison between instruments. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, (14), 11, pp. 750–758,, 2016.


. Diversity and oceanic distribution of the Parmales (Bolidophyceae), a picoplanktonic group closely related to diatoms. The ISME Journal, (10), 10, pp. 2419–2434,, 2016.

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. Benthic protists: the under-charted majority. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (92), 8, pp. fiw120,, 2016.

. The ocean sampling day consortium. GigaScience, (4), 1, pp. 27,, 2015.

. PhytoREF: a reference database of the plastidial 16S rRNA gene of photosynthetic eukaryotes with curated taxonomy. Molecular Ecology Resources, (15), 6, pp. 1435–1445,, 2015.

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. Marine protist diversity in European coastal waters and sediments as revealed by high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology, (17), pp. 4035–4049, 2015.

. The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): illuminating the functional diversity of eukaryotic life in the oceans through transcriptome sequencing. PLoS Biol, (12), 6, pp. e1001889, 2014.


. Metagenome sequencing of the microbial community of a solar saltern crystallizer pond at Cáhuil Lagoon, Chile. Genome Announcements, (2), pp. e01172-14, 2014.

. The Protist Ribosomal Reference database (PR2): a catalog of unicellular eukaryote Small Sub-Unit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy. Nucleic Acids Research, (41), D1, pp. D597–D604,, 2013.


. Chimeric viruses blur the borders between the major groups of eukaryotic single-stranded DNA viruses. Nature Communications, (4),, 2013.


. An annotated checklist of Marine Phytoplankton taxa at the SOMLIT-Astan time series off Roscoff (Western Channel, France): data collected from 2000 to 2010. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, (54), pp. 247–256, 2013.

. Unicellular cyanobacterium symbiotic with a single-celled eukaryotic alga. Science, (337), 6101, pp. 1546–1550,, 2012.


. Picophytoplankton biomass distribution in the global ocean. Earth System Science Data, (4), pp. 37–46, 2012.

. Metagenomes of the Picoalga Bathycoccus from the Chile coastal upwelling. PLoS ONE, (7), 6, pp. e39648,, 2012.


. Evaluating the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) as a candidate dinoflagellate barcode marker. PLoS ONE, (7), pp. e42780, 2012.


. Diversity of cultured photosynthetic flagellates in the North East Pacific and Arctic Oceans in summer. Biogeosciences, (9), pp. 4553–4571,, 2012.

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. Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) of marine photosynthetic eukaryote populations. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (76), pp. 516–523, 2011.

. Structure and seasonal dynamics of the eukaryotic picophytoplankton community in a wind-driven coastal upwelling ecosystem. Limnology and Oceanography, (56), pp. 2334–2346, 2011.

. Prasinoderma singularis sp. nov., a solitary coccoid prasinophyte from the South East Pacific Ocean. Protist, (162), pp. 70–84, 2011.


. Distribution of eukaryotic plankton in the English Channel and the North Sea in summer. Journal of Sea Research, (66), pp. 111–122, 2011.

. Use of flow cytometric sorting to better assess the diversity of small photosynthetic eukaryotes in the English Channel. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (72), pp. 165–178, 2010.

. Structure and variability of the microbial community associated to the Alboran Sea frontal system (Western Mediterranean) in winter. Journal of Oceanography, Research and Data, (3), pp. 47–75, 2010.

. Diversity of active marine picoeukaryotes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea unveiled using photosystem-II psbA transcripts. The ISME journal, (4), pp. 1044–1052, 2010.

. Photosynthetic picoeukaryote community structure in the South East Pacific Ocean encompassing the most oligotrophic waters on Earth. Environmental Microbiology, (11), pp. 3105–3117, 2009.

. Partenskyella glossopodia gen. et sp. nov., the first report of chlorarachniophyte that lacks pyrenoid. Protist, (160), pp. 137–150, 2009.


. Groups without cultured representatives dominate eukaryotic picophytoplankton in the oligotrophic South East Pacific Ocean. PLoS ONE, (4), 10, pp. e7657, 2009.

. Wide genetic diversity of picoplanktonic green algae (Chloroplastida) in the Mediterranean Sea uncovered by a phylum-biased PCR approach. Environmental Microbiology, (10), 7, pp. 1804–1822, 2008.

. The diversity of small eukaryotic phytoplankton (≤3 μm) in marine ecosystems. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, (32), 5, pp. 795–820,, 2008.


. Protistan assemblages across the Indian Ocean, with a specific emphasis on the picoeukaryotes. Deep - Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers, (55), pp. 1456–1473, 2008.

. Plankton taxonomy in the computer age. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, (49), pp. 355–367, 2008.

. Picoplankton diversity in the South-East Pacific Ocean from cultures. Biogeosciences, (5), pp. 203–214, 2008.


. Global phylogeography of marine Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus reveals a distinct partitioning of lineages amongst oceanic biomes. Environmental Microbiology, (10), pp. 147–161, 2008.

. Picobiliphytes, a new marine picoplanktonic algal group with unknown affinities to other eukaryotes. Science, (315), pp. 252–254, 2007.

. Oceanic Protists. Oceanography, (20), 2, pp. 130–134,, 2007.

. Ability of a “minimum” microbial food web model to reproduce response patterns observed in mesocosms manipulated with N and P, glucose, and Si. Journal of Marine Systems, (64), pp. 15–34, 2007.

. Telonemia, a new protist phylum with affinity to chromist lineages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B -Biological Sciences, (253), pp. 1833–1842, 2006.


. Genetic diversity and habitats of two enigmatic marine alveolate lineages. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (42), pp. 277–291, 2006.

. Eukaryotic picoplankton communities of the Mediterranean Sea in summer assessed by molecular approaches (DGGE, TTGE, QPCR). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (55), 3, pp. 403–415, 2006.

. Analysis of photosynthetic picoeukaryote diversity at open ocean sites in the Arabian Sea using a PCR biased towards marine algal plastids. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (43), pp. 79–93, 2006.

. Mapping of picoeucaryotes in marine ecosystems with quantitative PCR of the 18S rRNA gene. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, (52), 1, pp. 79–92, 2005.


. Late summer community composition and abundance of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes in Norwegian and Barents Seas. Limnology and Oceanography, (50), 5, pp. 1677–1686, 2005.

. Ecotype diversity in the marine picoeukaryote Ostreococcus (Chlorophyta, Prasinophyceae).. Environmental Microbiology, (7), pp. 853–859, 2005.


. The Roscoff Culture Collection (RCC): a collection dedicated to marine picoplankton. Nova Hedwigia, (79), 12, pp. 49–70, 2004.


. Florenciella parvula gen. and sp. nov. (Dictyochophyceae, Heterokontophyta) a small flagellate isolated from the English Channel. Phycologia, (43), 6, pp. 658–668, 2004.


. Diversity of picoplanktonic prasinophytes assessed by direct nuclear SSU rDNA sequencing of environmental samples and novel isolates retrieved from oceanic and coastal marine ecosystems. Protist, (155), pp. 193–214, 2004.


. A single species Micromonas pusilla (Prasinophyceae) dominates the eukaryotic picoplankton in the western English Channel. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (70), pp. 4064–4072, 2004.

. Two-component systems in Prochlorococcus MED4: Genomic analysis and differential expression under stress. FEMS Microbiology Letters, (226), 1, pp. 135–144, 2003.

. Clade-specific 16S ribosomal DNA oligonucleotides reveal the predominance of a single marine Synechococcus clade throughout a stratified water column in the Red Sea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (69), 5, pp. 2430–2443,, 2003.

. Short-timescale variability of picophytoplankton abundance and cellular parameters in surface waters of the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean). Journal of Plankton Research, (24), 7, pp. 635–651, 2002.

. Kinetics of attachment of potentially toxic bacteria to Alexandrium tamarense. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (28), 3, pp. 249–256, 2002.

. Identification of bacteria associated with dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae) Alexandrium spp. using tyramide signal amplification-fluorescent in situ hybridization and confocal microscopy. Journal of Phycology, (38), 2, pp. 404–411, 2002.

. Effects of inorganic and organic nutrient addition on a coastal microbial community (Isefjord, Denmark). Marine Ecology Progress Series, (228), pp. 3–14, 2002.

. Are autotrophs less diverse than heterotrophs in marine picoplankton?. Trends in Microbiology, (10), 6, pp. 266–7., 2002.

. Analysis of the hli gene family in marine and freshwater cyanobacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters, (215), 2, pp. 209–219, 2002.

. Oceanic 18S rDNA sequences from picoplankton reveal unsuspected eukaryotic diversity. Nature, (409), 6820, pp. 607–610, 2001.

. Grazing impact of two small heterotrophic flagellates on Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (26), 2, pp. 201–207, 2001.

. Diel patterns of growth and division in marine picoplankton in culture. Journal of Phycology, (37), 3, pp. 357–369, 2001.

. Diel expression of cell cycle-related genes in synchronized cultures of Prochlorococcus sp strain PCC 9511. Journal of Bacteriology, (183), 3, pp. 915–920, 2001.

. Cell cycle regulation by light in Prochlorococcus strains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (67), 2, pp. 782–790, 2001.

. Isolation of regulated genes of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp strain PCC 6803 by differential display. Journal of Bacteriology, (182), 20, pp. 5692–5699, 2000.

. Abundance and diversity of prymnesiophytes in the picoplankton community from the equatorial Pacific Ocean inferred from 18S rDNA sequences. Limnology and Oceanography, (45), 1, pp. 98–109, 2000.

. Variability in particle attenuation and chlorophyll fluorescence in the tropical Pacific: scales, patterns and biogeochemical implications. Journal of Geophysical Research, (104), C2, pp. 3401–3422, 1999.

. Symbiomonas scintillans gen. et sp nov and Picophagus flagellatus gen. et sp nov (Heterokonta): Two new heterotrophic flagellates of picoplanktonic size. Protist, (150), 4, pp. 383–398, 1999.

. Prochlorococcus, a marine photosynthetic prokaryote of global significance.. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, (63), 1, pp. 106–127, 1999.

. Prochlorococcus growth rates in the central equatorial Pacific: an application of the fmax approach. Journal of Geophysical Research, (104), pp. 3391–3399, 1999.

. Phycoerythins in the southern tropical and equatorial Pacific: evidence for new cyanobacterial types. Journal of Geophysical Research, (104), pp. 3311–3321, 1999.

. Growth and grazing on Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus by two marine ciliates. Limnology and Oceanography, (44), 1, pp. 52–61, 1999.

. Enumeration of marine viruses in culture and natural samples by flow cytometry. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (65), 1, pp. 45–52, 1999.

. Divinyl chlorophyll a-specific absorption coefficients and absorption efficiency factors for Prochlorococcus marinus: kinetics of photoacclimation. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, (188), pp. 21–32, 1999.

. Diversity and abundance of Bolidophyceae (Heterokonta) in two oceanic regions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (65), 10, pp. 4528–4536, 1999.

. Diel variability of photosynthetic picoplankton in the equatorial Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research, (104), C2, pp. 3297,, 1999.

. Bolidomonas: a new genus with two species belonging to a new algal class, the Bolidophyceae (Heterokonta). Journal of Phycology, (35), pp. 368–381, 1999.

. Picoplankton population dynamics in coastal waters of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Limnology and Oceanography, (43), 8, pp. 1916–1931, 1998.

. Phytoplankton distribution and grazing near coral reefs. Limnology and Oceanography, (43), 4, pp. 551–563, 1998.

. Application of a compact automatic sea water sampler to high frequency picoplankton studies. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, (14), 3, pp. 309–314, 1998.

. The chitinous nature of filaments ejected by Phaeocystis (Prymnesiophyceae). Journal of Phycology, (33), 4, pp. 666–672, 1997.

. Recent advances in the use of molecular techniques to assess the genetic diversity of marine photosynthetic micro-organisms. Vie et Milieu, (47), pp. 367–374, 1997.

. Enumeration and cell cycle analysis of natural populations of marine picoplankton by flow cytometry using the nucleic acid stain SYBR Green I. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (63), pp. 186–193, 1997.

. Annual variability of phytoplankton and bacteria in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean at Station ALOHA during the 1991-1994 ENSO event. Deep - Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers, (44), 2, pp. 167–192, 1997.

. Ploidy analysis of the two motile forms of Chrysochromulina polylepis (Prymnesiophyceae). Journal of Phycology, (32), pp. 94–102, 1996.

. Identification of the class Prymnesiophyceae and the genus Phaeocystis with ribosomal RNA-targeted nucleic acid probes detected by flow cytometry. Journal of Phycology, (32), 5, pp. 858–868, 1996.

. High degree of genetic variation in Prochlorococcus (Prochlorophyta) revealed by RFLP analysis. European Journal of Phycology, (31), 1, pp. 1–9, 1996.

. Genetic characterisation of Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta). Journal of Marine Systems, (9), 1–2, pp. 13–31, 1996.

. Effect of phosphorus on the Synechococcus cell cycle in surface Mediterranean waters during summer. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (62), 7, pp. 2527–2533, 1996.

. Coexistence of phycoerythrin and a chlorophyll a/b antenna in a marine prokaryote. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, (93), 20, pp. 11126–11130, 1996.

. Carbon biomass, and gross growth rates as estimated from C-14 pigment labelling, during photoacclimation in Prochlorococcus CCMP 1378. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, (145), 1–3, pp. 209–221, 1996.

. Application of the novel nucleic acid dyes YOYO-1, YO-PRO-1, and PicoGreen for flow cytometric analysis of marine prokaryotes.. Applied and environmental microbiology, (62), 5, pp. 1649–1655, 1996.

. Growth of Prochlorococcus a photosynthetic prokaryote, in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Science, (268), pp. 1480–1482, 1995.

. Fluorescent in situ hybridization with rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes to identify small phytoplankton by flow cytometry. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (61), 7, pp. 2506–2513, 1995.

. Characterization of the single psbA gene of Prochlorococcus marinus CCMP 1375 (Prochlorophyta). Plant Molecular Biology, (27), 6, pp. 1189–1196, 1995.

. Cellular effects of olomoucine, an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases. Biology of the Cell, (83), pp. 105–120, 1995.

. The life cycle of Phaeocystis (Prymnesiophyceae): evidence and hypotheses. Journal of Marine Systems, (5), pp. 23–29, 1994.

. The initiation of Phaeocystis colonies. Journal of Plankton Research, (16), pp. 457–470, 1994.

. The importance of Prochlorococcus to community structure in the central North Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, (39), pp. 954–961, 1994.

. Phaeocystis spp.: morphology, ploidy, pigment composition and genome size of cultured strains. Journal of Phycology, (30), pp. 1022–1035, 1994.

. Characterization of oceanic photosynthetic picoeukaryotes by flow cytometry analysis. Journal of Phycology, (30), pp. 922–935, 1994.

. Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus: a comparative study of their size, pigmentation and related optical properties. Journal of Marine Research, (51), pp. 617–649, 1993.

. Photosynthetic picoplankton community structure in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean near Hawaii (station ALOHA). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, (40), 10, pp. 2043–2060,, 1993.

. Photoacclimation of Prochlorococcus sp. (Prochlorophyta) strains isolated from the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Plant Physiology, (101), pp. 295–296, 1993.

. Cell cycle distributions of prochlorophytes in the North Western Mediterranean Sea. Deep - Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers, (39), 5, pp. 727–742, 1992.

. Growth and cell cycle of two closely related red tide-forming dinoflagellates:Gymnodinium nagasakiense and G cf. nagasakiense. Journal of Phycology, (27), pp. 733–742, 1991.

. Flow cytometric determination of phytoplankton DNA in cultures and oceanic populations. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, (71), pp. 75–84, 1991.

. Winter presence of prochlorophytes in surface waters of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Limnology and Oceanography, (35), pp. 1156–1164, 1990.

. Ontogeny of immunoglobulin expression in the Mexican axolotl. Development, (107), pp. 253–263, 1989.

. Green photosynthetic bacteria associated with the deep chlorophyll maximum of the Sargasso Sea. Comptes Rendus de l’Academie des Sciences Serie III - Sciences de La Vie, (308), pp. 9–14, 1989.

. Cell size differentiation in the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Gymnodinium CF. nagasakiense. Journal of Phycology, (25), 4, pp. 741–750,, 1989.

. A simple method to preserve oceanic phytoplankton for flow cytometric analyses. Cytometry, (10), 5, pp. 629–635, 1989.

. Standing stock and production of phytoplankton in the Changjiang (Yangtse river) estuary and the adjacent East China Sea. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, (49), pp. 141–150, 1988.

. Morphological and nuclear analysis of the bloom forming dinoflagellates Gyrodinium cf. aureolum and Gymnodinium nagasakiense (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology, (24), pp. 408–415, 1988.

. Flow cytometric analysis of spermatogenesis in the diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacilliarophyceae). Journal of Phycology, (23), pp. 132–137, 1987.

. Cell cycle response to nutrient starvation in two marine phytoplankton species. Marine Biology, (95), pp. 625–630, 1987.

. A simple model of the growth of phytoplankton populations in light/dark cycles. Journal of Plankton Research, (9), 2, pp. 345–366, 1987.

. Phytoplanktonic productivity and nutrients in five Mediterranean lagoons. Oceanologica Acta, (9), pp. 57–63, 1986.

. Light and dark control of the cell cycle in two phytoplankton species. Experimental Cell Research, (167), pp. 38–52, 1986.

. Effect of environmental stresses on the cell cycle of two marine phytoplankton species. Plant Physiology, (80), pp. 918–925, 1986.

. Marine phytoplankton distributions measured using shipboard flow cytometry. Deep - Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers, (32), pp. 1273–1280, 1985.