We just got word that our paper on the phylogeny of incredibly morphologically diverse (multi-) polar diatoms is available in the accepted articles section of Journal of Phycology. It looks like the paper is going to be included in the December issue of the journal. Meanwhile, a provisional abstract and the article can be found here. Matt Ashworth (my labmate and first author on the paper) joking calls this project the Holes n’Poles paper because most of the discussion around the taxonomy and classification of this group relies on pore and ocellus structure (the holes n’poles of a diatom cell wall).
Thanks to Matt for all his hard work in getting this done. My contribution was mainly on the analysis side of things. I learned a lot through the process.