• Bombin S, Wysor B, Lopez‐Bautista JM. Assessment of littoral algal diversity from the northern Gulf of Mexico using environmental DNA metabarcoding. Journal of Phycology. 2021 Feb;57(1):269-78.
  • Godínez-Ortega, J.L., J. V. Cuatlán-Cortés, J.M. López Bautista and B.I. van Tussenbroek. 2021. A natural history of floating Sargassum species (Sargasso) from Mexico. In. L. Hufnagel (Ed.). Natural History and Ecology of Mexico and Central America. IntechOpen Editorial, London (Accepted for publication).
  • Godínez-Ortega, J.L., J.V. Cuatlán-Cortés, J.M. López-Bautista, C. Lobato Benítez, U. Melo Samper Palacios. 2021. Glosario Interactivo de algas. Informe Final, Programa de Apoyo a Proyectos para Innovar y Mejorar la Educación (PAPIME), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México, 444 pp. (Proyecto PAPIME PE214219).


  • Melton JT, Lopez-Bautista JM (2020) Diversity of the macroalgal genus Ulva, 1753 (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from the east and gulf coast of the United States based on molecular data.Journal of Phycology.
  • Liu F, Melton JT, Lopez-Bautista J, Chen N (2020) Multiple intraspecific variations of mitochondrial genomes in the green-tide forming alga,Ulva compressa Linnaeus (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). Frontiers in Marine Science, doi:


  • Chávez-Sánchez, T., Piñón-Gimate, A., Melton III, J. T., López, J. M., & Casas-Valdez, M..2019. First report, along with nomenclature adjustments, of Ulva ohnoi, U. tepida and torta (Ulvaceae, Ulvales, Chlorophyta) from northwestern Mexico. Botanica Marina. DOI:
  • Cremen, M. C. M., Leliaert, F., West, J., Lam, D. W., Shimada, S., Lopez, J. M., & Verbruggen, H. 2019. Reassessment of the classification of Bryopsidales (Chlorophyta) based on chloroplast phylogenomic analyses. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 130, 397-405.


  • Lemes-da-Silva, N., Safrankova, M., Branco, L.H. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2018. A new and cryptic species of Trentepohlia (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Brazilian mixed forests. Phycologia (accepted)
  • Hoffman, R., Wynne, M., Schils, T., Lopez-Bautista, J. and H. Verbruggen. 2018. Codium pulvinatum(Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a new species form the Arabian Sea, recently introduced into the Mediterranean Sea. Phycologia 57(1):79-89.
  • Chavez-Sanchez, T., Piñon-Gimate, A., Serviere-Zaragoza, E., Lopez-Bautista, J. and M. Casas-Valdez. 2018. Ulva blooms in the Southwestern Gulf of California: Reproduction and biomass. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 200:202-211.


  • Cortona, A., Lelieaert, F., Bogaert, K., Turmel, M., Boedeker, C., Janouskovec, J., Lopez-Bautista, J., Verbruggen, H., Vandepoele, K. Clerkc, Ol. 2017. The Plastid Genome in Cladophorales Green Algae is Encoded by Hairpin Plasmids. doi:


  • Lam, D. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2016. Complete chloroplast genome for Caulerpa racemosa (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) and comparative analyses of siphonous green seaweed plastomes. Cymbella II(2):23-32 Access here
  • Lopez-Bautista,J. 2016. Reseña libro: Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. Algas 51:90-91.
  • Garcia-Soto, G., Sole-Sempere, M. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2016. Catalogo Sistematico de las macroalgas marinas de isla Zapara, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. ALGA 51:52-62.
  • Melton J.T. III, Gabriela Garcia-Soto, and Juan M. Lopez-Bautista. 2016. A new record of the bloom-forming green algal species Ulva ohnoi Hiraoka & S. Shimada, 2004 (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) in the Caribbean Sea. ALGAS 51:62-64.
  • Lelieart, F., Tronholm, A., Lemieux, C., Turmel, M. Depriest, M., Bhattacharya, D., Karol, K., Fredericq, S., Zechman, F. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2016. Chloroplast phylogenomic analyses reveal the deepest-branching lineage of the Chlorophyta, Palmophyllophyceae nov. Scientific Reports 6:25367 DOI:10.1038/srep25367.
  • Melton, J.T. III, Collado-Vides, L., and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2016. Molecular identification and nutrient analysis of the green tide species Ulva ohnoi (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta), a new report and likely nonnative species in the Western Atlantic. Aquatic Invasions 11(3): 225-237. DOI: 10.3391/ai.2016.11.3.01
  • Zi-Min Hu, De-Lin Duan and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2016. Seaweed phytogeography from 1994 to 2014: An Overview. In: Zi-Min, Hu and C. Craser (Eds.) Seaweed Phytogeography: Adaptation and Evolution of Seaweeds under Environmental Change, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 3-22.


  • Melton, T. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2015. De novo assembly of the mitochondrial genome of Ulva fasciata Delile (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta), a distromatic blade-forming green macroalga. Mitochondrial DNA Part A. DOI: 10.3109/1940736.2015.1082095 PDF
  • Melton, T. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2015. De novoassembly of the mitochondrial genome of Ulvafasciata(Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta), a distromatic blade-forming green macro alga. IMDN Mitochondrial DNA, Accepted, publication date: September 15, 2015
  • Cardosi, J., Blackwell, J. Leliaert, F., Ginzbarg, S. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2015. Digitizing the algal herbarium at The University of Alabama (UNA). Joshua, Accepted March 2, 2015
  • Melton, T., Leliaert, F., Tronholm, A. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2015. The complete chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes of the green macroalga Ulva sp. UNA00071828 (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). PLOSONE,DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121020, Published: April 7, 2015 PDF
  • Leliaert, F. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2015. The chloroplast genomes of Bryopsis plumosa and Tydemania expeditionis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). BMC Genomic 16:204, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-1418-3 PDF
  • Leliaert F, Lopez-Bautista JM, De Clerck O. 2015. Class Ulvophyceae K. R. Mattox & K. D. Stewart. In: (Frey, W., Ed.) Syllabus of Plant Families (A. Engler’s Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien, 2/1 Eukaryotic Algae, 13th ed., ISBN 978-3-443-01083-6, 324 pp., 67 figs., Borntraeger, Germany


  • Fucikova, K. Leliaert, F., Cooper, E., Skaloud, P. D’Hondt, S., DeClerck, O., Gurgel, C., Lewis, C., Lewis, P., Lopez-Bautista, J., Delwiche, F., and H. Verbruggen. 2014. New phylogenetic hypotheses for the core Chlorophyta based on chloroplast sequence datasets. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2(63):1-12 PDF
  • Lam, D. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2014. Epiphytic diversity of the Raleighvallen rainforest (Suriname, South America) based on environmental DNA sequences. Bol. Soc. Mex. Ficologia 5:36-45. PDF
  • DePriest, S., Bhattacharya, D., and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2014. The mitochondrial genome of Grateloupia taiwanensis (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) and comparative mitochondrial genomics of red algae. Biol. Bull. 227(2): in press.PDF
  • Leliaert, F., Verbruggen, H., D’Hondt, S., Lopez-Bautista, J. and O. DeClerck. 2014. The forgotten genus Pseudoderbesia (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(3):207-219.PDF
  • Allali, H. Ward, D. and Lopez-Bautista. 2014. The use of metagenomics to infer algal diversity in a subaerial community from an African tropical rainforest, “Les Monts de Cristal” national park, Gabon. Bol. Soc. Mex. Ficologia 3:6-19 PDF
  • Frederik Leliaert, Heroen Verbruggen, Pieter Vanormelingen, Frederique Steen, Juan M. López -Bautista, Giuseppe C. Zuccarello, Olivier De Clerck. 2014. DNA-based species delimitation in algae. European J. Phycol. 49(2):179-196PDF
  • Zi-Min Hu, Lopez-Bautista, J. and De-Lin Duan. 2014. How to rectify the misuse of scientific names in bioscience? Chinese Science Bull. 59(13):1479-1481.PDF
  • Zi-Min Hu, Lopez-Bautista Juan. 2014. Adaptation mechanisms and ecological consequences of seaweed invasions: a review case of agarophyte Gracilaria vermiculophylla. Biological Invasions 16:967-976PDF


  • DePriest, M., Bhattacharya, D. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2013. The plastid genome of the red macroalga Grateloupia taiwanensis (Halymeniaceae). PLoS ONE8(7): e68246. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068246 PLOS ONE
  • Young, R., von Salm, J., Amsler, M., Lopez-Bautista, J., Amsler, C., McClintock, J.., and B. Baker. 2013. Site-specific variability in the chemical diversity of the Antarctic red alga Plocamium cartilagineum. Mar. Drugs. 11:2126-2139. PDF
  • Zi-Min, H., Zhang, J., Lopez-Bautista, J. and D. De-Lin. 2013. Assymetric genetic exchange in the brown seaweed Sargassum fusiforme (Phaeophyceae) driven by oceanic currents. Marine Biology 160(6):1407-1414  PDF
  • Allali, H., Rindi, F. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2013. Biodiversity of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in Gabon, central Africa. Nova Hedwigia 96(3-4):309-324 PDF



  • Lopez-Bautista, J. and M. S. DePriest. 2012.  In Sarah Fredericks, Lei Shen, Shirley Thompson, & Daniel Vasey (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol. 4. Natural Resources and Sustainability, pp. 25–29. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing. PDF
  • DePriest, M. and J. Lopez-Bautsita. 2012. Sequencing of the rbcL marker reveals the non-native red alga Grateloupia taiwanensis (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in Alabama. Gulf of Mexico Science, 2012 (1-2):7-13 PDF


  • Rindi, F. Mikhailyuk, R., Sluiman, H., Friedl, T. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships inInterfilum and Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58:218-231.PDF



  • Vis, M., Yoon, HS, Bhattacharya, D. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2010. REDToL – The Red Algal Tree of Life. In: Why Study the Tree of Life? – Scientists Speak, (Edited by Mikkelsen P). Amer. Paleontologist 18(3):10-11 PDF
  • Rindi, F., Allali, H., Lam, H., and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2010. An overview of biodiversity and biogeography of terrestrial green algae. In: Columbus, F. (ed.) Biodiversity Hotspots, Nova Science Publishers Inc., Hauppauge, NY.PDF
  • Lopez-Bautista, J. M. 2009. Red algal genomics: a synopsis. In: Seckbach, J. and D. Chapman (eds.) Red Algae in Genomic Age, Springer, Dordrecht.PDF


  • Rindi, F., Lopez-Bautista, J. M. and D. W. Lam. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of Trentepohlia and Printzina (Trentepohliales, ULvophyceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52:329-339.PDF

  • Cabrera, R. O’Shields, B. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2009. Chondracanthus saundersii C. W. Schneider et C. E. Lane en Cuba: evidencia morfologica y molecular. Revista de Investigaciones Marinas 30(1):85-89.PDF


  • Rindi, F., Guiry, M. D. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2008. Distribution, morphology and phylogeny of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiales, Charophyta) in urban environments in Europe. Journal of Phycology 44:1529-1540. PDF

  • Rindi, F., Lam, D., W. W. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2008. Trentepohliales from Panama. Nova Hedwigia 87(3-4):421-444. PDF

  • Rindi, F. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2008. Diversity and ecology of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in French Guiana. Cryptogamie Algologie 29(1):13-43.PDF


  • Rindi, F. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2007. New and interesting records of Trentepohlia (Trentepohliales, Chlorophyta) from French Guiana, including the description of two new species. Phycologia 46(6):698-708 PDF

  • Lopez-Bautista, J., Rindi, F. and D. Casamatta. 2007. The Systematics of Subaerial Algae. In: Seckbach, J. (Ed.) Extremophilic Algae, Cyanobacteria and Non-Photosynthetic Protists: From Prokaryotes to Astrobiology, Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, Volume 11, Springer, pp. 599-617. PDF

  • Gurgel, F. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2007. Red Algae. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester [DOI:10.1002/9780470015902.a0000335] PDF

  • Zuccarello G.C. & Lopez-Bautista J.M. 2007. Trentepohliophyceae. In: Algae of Australia: Introduction. Algae of Australia Series. Australian Biological Resources Study/CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia. pp. 351-352. PDF


  • Lopez-Bautista, J., Rindi, F. and M. Guiry. 2006. Molecular Systematics of the subearial green algal order Trentepohliales: an assessment based on morphological and molecular data. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56:1709-1715 PDF

  • Lopez-Bautista, J., Kapraun, D. and R. L. Chapman. 2006. Nuclear DNA content estimates in the Trentepohliales (Chlorophyta): Phylogenetic considerations. Algological Studies 120:41-50 PDF

  • Rindi, F., Guiry, M. and J. Lopez-Bautista. 2006. New records of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Africa. Nova Hedwigia 83(3-4):431-449 PDF

  • Rindi, F., Lopez-Bautista, J., Sherwood, A. and M. Guiry. 2006. Morphology and phylogenetic position of Spongiochrysis hawaiiensis gen et sp. nov., the first known terrestrial member of the Cladophorales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56:913-922 PDF

  • Hommersand, M. H., Freshwater, W., Lopez-Bautista, J. and S. Fredericq. 2006. Proposal of the Euptiloteae Hommersand and Fredericq, Trib. Nov. and transfer of some southern hemisphere Ptiloteae to the Callithamnieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42:203-225 PDF


  • López-Bautista, J. and R. L. Chapman. 2003. Phylogenetic affinities of the Trentepohliales inferred form small subunit ribosomal DNA. Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53(6):2099-2106 PDF

  • López-Bautista, J. M., Waters, D. and R. L. Chapman. 2003. Phragmoplastin, green algae, and the evolution of cytokinesis.  Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol. Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53(6):1715-1718 PDF


  • López-Bautista, J. M., Waters, D. and R. L. Chapman. 2002. The Trentepohliales Revisited. Constancea 83, the online continuation of University of California Publications in Botany (1902-2002) (special Festschrift to honor P.C. Silva. ( issued December 2002) PDF

  • Fredericq, S., Anderson, R.J., and J. M. López-Bautista. 2002. Systematic circumscription of some Phyllophoraceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from the Cape region, South Africa, based on molecular evidence. Proceedings of the XVIIth International Seaweed Symposium, pp. 263-274, Oxford University Press PDF

  • Fredericq, S. and J. M. López-Bautista. 2002. Characterization and phylogenetic position of the red alga Besa papillaeformis. Constancea 83, the online continuation of University of California Publications in Botany (1902-2002) (special Festschrift to honor P.C. Silva. ( issued December 2002).PDF


2000 and previous years

  • Kapraun, D. F. and López-Bautista, J. M. 1997. Karyology, nuclear genome quantification and characterization of the carrageenophytes Eucheuma and Kappaphycus (Gigartinales). J. Appl. Phycol. 8:465-471PDF

  • Kapraun, D. F. and López-Bautista, J. M. 1996. Quantification and characterization of nuclear genomes in commercial red seaweeds (Gracilariales) from the Philippines. J. Appl. Phycol. 8:125-130PDF

  • Kapraun, D. F., López-Bautista, J. M., Trono, G. and Bird, K. T. 1996. DNA-based composition heterogeneity in some agarophytes (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Mexico and the Philippines. J. Appl. Phycol. 8:229-237PDF

  • López-Bautista, J. M. and D. F. Kapraun. 1995. Agar analysis, nuclear genome quantification and characterization of four agarophytes (Gracilaria) from the Mexican Gulf Coast. J. Appl. Phycol. 7:351-357PDF

  • Kapraun, D. F., Dutcher, J. A. and J. M. López-Bautista. 1992. Nuclear Genome characterization of the carrageenophyte Agardhiella subulata (Rhodophyta). J. Appl. Phycol. 4:129-137PDF

  • Martinez-Lozano, S., López-Bautista, J. M. and S. Vazquez. 1992. Marine algae from Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Publicaciones Biologicas, FCB/UANL 6(1):30-37

  • Martinez-Lozano, S. and J. M. López-Bautista. 1991. Benthic marine algae from Soto la Marina Tamaulipas, Mexico. Publicaciones Biologicas, FCB/UANL 5(2):13-22


  • Lopez-Bautista, J. M. 2009. FOREWORD. In: Seckbach, J. and D. Chapman (eds.) Red Algae in Genomic Age, Springer, Dordrecht



  • Lopez-Bautista, J., Fredericq, S., Chapman, L. and D. Waters. 2009. Biodiversity and potential biotechnological uses of marine marcroalgae from the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal Marine Institute, OCS Study MMS 2009-059. Pp.11-16 PDF


  • Lopez-Bautista, J. 2004-2010. BIOLOGY OF ALGAE: Laboratory Exercises. Printed publication for students featuring lab exercises. The University of Alabama.


  • Lopez-Bautista, J. 2006-2010. SEAWEED DATABASE: featuring the first seaweed database for Alabama at:

  • García H., J. and López-Bautista, J. M. 1992. Inventario de las plantas vasculares en el noroeste de Cd. Victoria, Tam. y claves para su identificación. Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Victoria, Cd. Victoria, Tam.

  • López-Bautista, J. M. 1991. Manual de Laboratorio de Botanica Criptogamica. Instituto Tecnologico de Cd. Victoria. Mexico. 58 pp.

  • López-Bautista, J. M. 1989. Algas: Manual de Determinacion Taxonomica. Instituto Tecnologico de Cd. Victoria. Mexico. 88 pp.

  • López-Bautista, J. M. 1987. Manual de Laboratorio: Fisiologia Vegetal. Instituto Tecnologico de Cd. Victoria, Tam. Mexico. 44 pp.

  • López-Bautista, J. M. 1987. Manual de Laboratorio: Ecologia General. Instituto Tecnologico de Cd. Victoria, Tam. Mexico. 76 pp.

  • López-Bautista, J. M. 1984. Guia de Practicas: Botanica I (Algas). Dept. de Botanica.  Escuela de Ciencias Biologicas. Universidad del Noreste. Tampico, Mexico. 115 pp.

  • López-Bautista, J. M. 1982. Guia de Practicas: Botanica III (Bryophyta & Pteridophyta). Dept. de Botanica.  Universidad del Noreste. Tampico, Mexico. 75 pp.