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34. Santoferrara L.,  McManus G. Diversity and biogeography as revealed by morphologies and DNA sequences: Tintinnid ciliates as an example. In: Zooplankton Ecology. Barbosa A. and Teodósio M.A. (eds.). CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), Boca Raton, U.S.A.,  pp. 85-118

33. Snyder R., Moss J., Santoferrara L., Head M., Jeffrey W. Ciliate microzooplankton from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsab002



32. Santoferrara L., Burki F., Filker S., Logares R., Dunthorn M., McManus G. Perspectives from ten years of protist studies by high-throughput metabarcoding. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 67: 612-622

31. Smith S., Maurer-Alcalá X., Yan Y., Katz L., Santoferrara L., McManus G. Combined genome and transcriptome analyses of the ciliate Schmidingerella arcuata (Spirotrichea) reveal patterns of DNA elimination, scrambling, and inversionGenome Biology and Evolution, 12: 1616–1622

30. Bai Y., Wang R., Song W., Li L., Santoferrara L., Hu X. Three redescriptions in Tintinnopsis (Protista: Ciliophora: Tintinnina) from coastal waters of China, with cytology and phylogenetic analyses based on ribosomal RNA genes. BMC Microbiology, 20: 374



29. Santoferrara L., 2019. Current practice in plankton metabarcoding: optimization and error managementJournal of Plankton Research, 41: 571-582



28. Boscaro V., Santoferrara L., Zhang Q., Gentekaki E., Syberg-Olsen M., del Campo J., Keeling P., 2018. EukRef–Ciliophora: A manually curated, phylogeny‐based database of small subunit rRNA gene sequences of ciliates. Environmental Microbiology, 20: 2218-2230

27. Smith S., Song W., Gavrilova N., Kurilov A., Liu W., McManus G., Santoferrara L., 2018. Dartintinnus alderae n. g., n. sp., a minute brackish tintinnid (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea) with dual-ended lorica collapsibility. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 65: 400-411

26. Santoferrara L., Rubin E., McManus G., 2018. Global and local DNA (meta)barcoding reveal new biogeography patterns in tintinnid ciliates. Journal of Plankton Research, 40: 209-221

25. del Campo J., Kolisko M., Boscaro V., Santoferrara L., Massana R., Guillou L., Simpson A., Berney C., de Vargas C., Brown M., Keeling P., Wegener Parfrey L., 2018. EukRef: Phylogenetic curation of ribosomal RNA to enhance understanding of eukaryotic diversity and distribution. Plos Biology, 16: e2005849



24. Santoferrara L., Alder V., McManus G., 2017. Phylogeny, classification and diversity of Choreotrichia and Oligotrichia (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 112: 12-22

23. Santoferrara L., McManus G., 2017. Integrating the dimensions of biodiversity in choreotrichs and oligotrichs of marine plankton. European Journal of Protistology, 61: 323-330

22. Warren A., et al., 2017. Beyond the “Code”: A guide to the description and documentation of biodiversity in ciliated protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 64: 539-554



21. Santoferrara L., Grattepanche J.D., Katz L., McManus G., 2016. Patterns and processes in microbial biogeography: do molecules and morphologies give the same answers? ISME Journal, 10: 1779-1790

20. Santoferrara L., Bachy C., Alder V., Gong J., Kim Y-O., Saccà A., da Silva Neto I., Strüder-Kypke M., Warren A., Xu D., Yi Z., Agatha S., 2016. Updating biodiversity studies in loricate protists: the case of the tintinnids (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Spirotrichea). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 63: 651-656

19. Grattepanche J.D., Santoferrara L., McManus G., Katz L., 2016. Unexpected biodiversity of ciliates in marine samples from below the photic zone. Molecular Ecology, 25: 3987-4000

18. Ceríaco L., et al., 2016. Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa, 4196: 435-445



17. Santoferrara L., Tian M., Alder V., McManus G., 2015. Discrimination of closely related species in tintinnid ciliates: new insights on crypticity and polymorphism in the genus Helicostomella. Protist, 166: 78-92

16. Grattepanche J.D., Santoferrara L., McManus G., Katz L., 2015. Distinct assemblage of planktonic ciliates dominates both photic and deep waters on the New England shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 526: 1-9

15. Dunthorn M., et al., 2015. Ciliates – microbes with complex morphologies and their ambiguous early fossil record. Marine Micropaleontology, 119: 1-6



14. Santoferrara L., Guida S., Zhang H., McManus G., 2014. De novo transcriptomes of a mixotrophic and a heterotrophic ciliate from marine plankton. PLoS ONE 9: e101418

13. Santoferrara L., Grattepanche J.D., Katz L., McManus G., 2014. Pyrosequencing for assessing diversity of eukaryotic microbes: analysis of data on marine planktonic ciliates and comparison with traditional methods. Environmental Microbiology, 16: 2752-2763

12. Grattepanche J.D., Santoferrara L., McManus G., Katz L., 2014.  Diversity of diversity: conceptual and methodological differences in biodiversity estimates of bacteria and eukaryotic microbes. Trends in Microbiology, 8: 432-437

11. Grattepanche J.D., Santoferrara L., Andrade J., Oliverio A., McManus G.B., Katz L.A., 2014. Distribution and diversity of oligotrich and choreotrich ciliates assessed by morphology and by DGGE in temperate coastal waters. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 71: 211-221



10. Santoferrara L., McManus G., Alder V., 2013. Utility of genetic markers and morphology for species discrimination within the order Tintinnida (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea). Protist, 164: 24-36



9. Santoferrara L., McManus G., Alder V., 2012. Phylogeny of the order Tintinnida (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea) inferred from small and large subunit rRNA genes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 59: 423-426

8. McManus G., Santoferrara L., 2012. Tintinnids in microzooplankton communities. In: Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates. Models for Marine Plankton. Dolan J.R., Agatha S., Coats D.W.C., Montagnes D.J.S., Stoecker D.K. (eds.). Wiley/ Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 198-213

7. Santoferrara L., Alder V., 2012. Abundance and diversity of tintinnids (planktonic ciliates) under contrasting levels of productivity in the Argentine Shelf and Drake Passage. Journal of Sea Research, 71: 25-30


2011 and before

6. Santoferrara L., Gomez M. I., Alder V., 2011. Bathymetric, latitudinal and vertical distribution of protozooplankton in a cold-temperate shelf (southern Patagonian waters) during winter. Journal of Plankton Research, 33: 457-468

5. Cuevas L., Alder V., Santoferrara L., 2009. Nanoplancton. In: Manual de métodos para el estudio de sistemas planctónicos marinos. Alder V. and Morales C. (eds.). EUDEBA, Buenos Aires, pp. 65-93

4. Santoferrara L., Alder V., 2009. Morphological variability, spatial distribution and abundance of Helicostomella species (Ciliophora, Tintinnina) in relation to environmental factors (Argentine shelf; 40-55ºS). Scientia Marina, 73: 701-716

3. Santoferrara L., Alder V., 2009. Abundance trends and ecology of planktonic ciliates of the south-western Atlantic (35-63° S): A comparison between neritic and oceanic environments. Journal of Plankton Research, 31: 837-851

2. Friedman L., Messina M., Santoferrara L., Santillán M., Mangano A., Franco M., 2006. Characterization of Bordetella bronchiseptica strains using phenotypic and genotypic markers. Veterinary Microbiology, 117: 313-320

1. Friedman L., Messina M., Santoferrara L., Franco M., 2003. Biotipificación y caracterización fenotípica molecular de Bordetella bronchiseptica. Revista Argentina de Microbiología, 35: 117-122