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Fusiforma themisticola n. gen., n. sp., a New Genus and Species of Apostome Ciliate Infecting the Hyperiid Amphipod Themisto libellula in the Canadian Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean), and Establishment of the Pseudocolliniidae (Ciliophora, Apostomatia)

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Chantangsi, C., Lynn, D. H., Rueckert, S., Prokopowicz, A. J., Panha, S., & Leander, B. S. (2013)
Fusiforma themisticola n. gen., n. sp., a New Genus and Species of Apostome Ciliate Infecting the Hyperiid Amphipod Themisto libellula in the Canadian Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean), and Establishment of the Pseudocolliniidae (Ciliophora, Apostomatia). Protist, 164(6), 793-810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protis.2013.09.001
A novel parasitic ciliate Fusiforma themisticola n. gen., n. sp. was discovered infecting 4.4% of the hyperiid amphipod Themisto libellula. Ciliates were isolated from a forma...

Parasites of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from an urban area in Germany, in relation to worldwide results

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Frank, R., Kuhn, T., Mehlhorn, H., Rueckert, S., Pham, D., & Klimpel, S. (2013)
Parasites of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from an urban area in Germany, in relation to worldwide results. Parasitology Research, 112(12), 4255-4266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-013-3617-7
The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) belongs to the most invasive and successful mammalian species, which is distributed nearly worldwide. In Europe, they inhabit broad...

The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes

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Adl, S. M., Simpson, A. G. B., Lane, C. E., Lukeš, J., Bass, D., Bowser, S. S., …Spiegel, F. W. (2012)
The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 59(5), 429-514. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2012.00644.x
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes, which updates that of Adl et al. [J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 52 (2005) 399], retains an emphasis on the protists and incorporat...

Species Boundaries in Gregarine Apicomplexan Parasites: A Case Study-Comparison of Morphometric and Molecular Variability in Lecudina cf. tuzetae (Eugregarinorida, Lecudinidae): SPECIES BOUNDARIES IN GREGARINES

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Rueckert, S., Villette, P. M. E. H., & Leander, B. S. (2011)
Species Boundaries in Gregarine Apicomplexan Parasites: A Case Study-Comparison of Morphometric and Molecular Variability in Lecudina cf. tuzetae (Eugregarinorida, Lecudinidae): SPECIES BOUNDARIES IN GREGARINES. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 58(4), (275-283). doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2011.00553.x. ISSN 1066-5234
Trophozoites of gregarine apicomplexans are large feeding cells with diverse morphologies that have played a prominent role in gregarine systematics. The range of variability ...

Identification of a Divergent Environmental DNA Sequence Clade Using the Phylogeny of Gregarine Parasites (Apicomplexa) from Crustacean Hosts

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Rueckert, S., Simdyanov, T. G., Aleoshin, V. V., & Leander, B. S. (2011)
Identification of a Divergent Environmental DNA Sequence Clade Using the Phylogeny of Gregarine Parasites (Apicomplexa) from Crustacean Hosts. PLoS ONE, 6(3), e18163. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018163
Background Environmental SSU rDNA surveys have significantly improved our understanding of microeukaryotic diversity. Many of the sequences acquired using this approach are ...

Parasites of cultured and wild brown-marbled grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775) in Lampung Bay, Indonesia.

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Rueckert, S., Klimpel, S. & Palm, H. W. (2010)
Parasites of cultured and wild brown-marbled grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775) in Lampung Bay, Indonesia. Aquaculture Research. 41, 1158-1169. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02403.x. ISSN 1355-557X
A total of 210 Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (brown-marbled grouper) was examined for parasites. During three consecutive seasons (two rainy and one dry season from 2002 to 2004),...

Molecular systematics of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) from North-eastern Pacific polychaetes and nemerteans, with descriptions of three novel species: Lecudina phyllochaetopteri sp. nov., Difficilina tubulani sp. nov. and Difficilina paranemertis sp. nov.

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Chantangsi, C., Leander, B. S., & Rueckert, S. (2010)
Molecular systematics of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) from North-eastern Pacific polychaetes and nemerteans, with descriptions of three novel species: Lecudina phyllochaetopteri sp. nov., Difficilina tubulani sp. nov. and Difficilina paranemertis sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 60(11), (2681-2690). doi:10.1099/ijs.0.016436-0. ISSN 1466-5026
Most eugregarine apicomplexans infecting the intestines of marine invertebrates have been described within the family Lecudinidae and the type genus Lecudina. The diversity of...

Description of Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa, Lecudinidae) – An intestinal gregarine of Nothria conchylega (Polychaeta, Onuphidae)

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Rueckert, S. & Leander, B. S. (2009)
Description of Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa, Lecudinidae) – An intestinal gregarine of Nothria conchylega (Polychaeta, Onuphidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 104, 172-179. doi:10.1016/j.jip.2010.03.005. ISSN 0022-2011
The trophozoites of a novel gregarine apicomplexan, Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp., were isolated and characterized from the intestines of the onuphid tubeworm Nothria c...

Molecular Phylogeny and Surface Morphology of Marine Archigregarines (Apicomplexa),Selenidiumspp.,Filipodium phascolosomaen. sp., andPlatyproteumn. g. and comb. from North-Eastern Pacific Peanut Worms (Sipuncula)

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LEANDER, B. S., & RUECKERT, S. (2009)
Molecular Phylogeny and Surface Morphology of Marine Archigregarines (Apicomplexa),Selenidiumspp.,Filipodium phascolosomaen. sp., andPlatyproteumn. g. and comb. from North-Eastern Pacific Peanut Worms (Sipuncula). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 56(5), (428-439). doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2009.00422.x. ISSN 1066-5234
The trophozoites of two novel archigregarines, Selenidium pisinnus n. sp. and Filipodium phascolosomae n. sp., were described from the sipunculid Phascolosoma agassizii. The t...

Phylogenetic position and description of Rhytidocystis cyamus sp. n. (Apicomplexa, Rhytidocystidae): a novel intestinal parasite of the north-eastern Pacific ‘stink worm’ (Polychaeta, Opheliidae, Travisia pupa)

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Rueckert, S., & Leander, B. S. (2009)
Phylogenetic position and description of Rhytidocystis cyamus sp. n. (Apicomplexa, Rhytidocystidae): a novel intestinal parasite of the north-eastern Pacific ‘stink worm’ (Polychaeta, Opheliidae, Travisia pupa). Marine Biodiversity, 39(4), (227-234). doi:10.1007/s12526-009-0014-7. ISSN 1867-1616
A new Rhytidocystis species is described from the north-eastern Pacific Coast. Trophozoites of R. cyamus sp. n. were isolated from the intestines of the opheliid polychaete Tr...