Publications

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2022

Agatha, S. & Bartel, H. (2022): A comparative ultrastructural study of tintinnid loricae (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Spirotricha) and a hypothesis on their evolution. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 69, e12877. DOI:  10.1111/jeu.12877

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Agatha S., Gruber M.S., Bartel H. & Weißenbacher B. (2022): Somatic infraciliature in tintinnid ciliates (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Spirotricha): an ultrastructural comparison. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 69, e12885. DOI:  10.1111/jeu.12885

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Frantal D., Agatha S., Beisser D., Boenigk J., Darienko T., Dirren-Pitsch G., Filker S., Gruber M., Kammerlander B., Nachbaur L., Scheffel U., Stoeck T., Qian K., Weißenbacher B., Pröschold T. & Sonntag B. (2022): Molecular data reveal a cryptic diversity in the genus Urotricha (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Prostomatida), a key player in freshwater lakes, with remarks on morphology, food preferences, and distribution. Front. Microbiol. 12, 787290.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.787290

Ganser M.H., Santoferrara L.F. & Agatha S. (2022): Molecular signature characters complement taxonomic diagnoses: A bioinformatic approach exemplified by ciliated protists (Ciliophora, Oligotrichea). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 170, 107433.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107433

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2021

Agatha S., Ganser M.H. & Santoferrara L.F. (2021): The importance of type species and their correct identification – a key example from tintinnid ciliates (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Spirotricha). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 68: e12865.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12865

Agatha S., Utz L., Zufall R., Warren A. (2021): Symposium on Ciliates in Memory of Denis Lynn. Eur. J. Protistol. 78: 125694.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2020.125694

Ganser M.H., Forster D., Liu W., Lin X., Stoeck T. & Agatha S. (2021): Genetic diversity in marine planktonic ciliates (Ciliophora, Alveolata) suggests distinct geographical patterns – data from Chinese and European coastal waters. Front. Mar. Sci. 8: 643822.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.643822

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2020

Hütter T., Ganser M.H., Kocher M., Halkic M., Agatha S. & Augsten N. (2020): DeSigNate: detecting signature nucleotides for taxon diagnoses. BMC Bioinformatics 21: 151.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-020-3498-6

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Gruber M.S., Weissenbacher B., Agatha S. (2020): Ultrastructural studies on a model tintinnid – Schmidingerella meunieri (Kofoid & Campbell, 1929) Agatha & Strüder-Kypke, 2012 (Ciliophora). II. The Oral Apparatus. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 67: 463–479 + Supplement 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12795

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2019

Adl S. M., Bass D., Lane C. E., Lukeš J., Schoch C. L., Smirnov A., Agatha S., Berney C., Brown M. W., Burki F., Cárdenas P., Čepička I., Chistyakova L., del Campo J., Dunthorn M., Edvardsen B., Eglit Y., Guillou L., Hampl V., Heiss A. A., Hoppenrath M., James T. Y., Karnkowska A., Karpov S., Kim E., Kolisko M., Kudryavtsev A., Lahr D. J. G., Lara E., Le Gall L., Lynn D. H., Mann D. G., Massana R., Mitchell E. A. D., Morrow C., Park J. S., Pawlowski J. W., Powell M. J., Richter D. J., Rueckert S., Shadwick L., Shimano S., Spiegel F. W., Torruella G., Youssef N., Zlatogursky V. & Zhang Q. (2019): Revisions to the classification, nomenclature, and diversity of eukaryotes. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 66: 4-119.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12691

Ganser M.H. & Agatha S. (2019): Redescription of Antetintinnidium mucicola (Claparède and Lachmann, 1858) nov. gen., nov. comb. (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Tintinnina). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 66: 802–820.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12728

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2018

Gruber M., Strüder-Kypke M. & Agatha S. (2018): Redescription of Tintinnopsis everta Kofoid & Campbell, 1929 (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Tintinnina) based on taxonomic and genetic analyses – discovery of a new complex ciliary pattern. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 65: 484–504 + Supplement 1–10 + Tables 1, 2.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12496

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Qu Z., Groben R., Marteinsson V., Agatha S., & Stoeck T. (2018): Redescription of Dexiotricha colpidiopsis (Kahl, 1926) Jankowski, 1964 (Ciliophora, Oligohymeno-phorea) from a hot spring in Iceland with identification key for Dexiotricha species. Acta Protozool. 57: 95–106.  https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027ap.18.009.8983

Gruber M.S., Mühlthaler A. & Agatha S. (2018): Ultrastructural studies on a model tintinnid – Schmidingerella meunieri (Kofoid and Campbell, 1929) Agatha and Strüder-Kypke, 2012 (Ciliophora). I. Somatic kinetids with unique ultrastructure. Acta Protozool. 57: 195–214.  https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027AP.18.015.10091

Bardele C., Stockmann N. & Agatha S. (2018): Some ultrastructural features of the planktonic freshwater ciliate Limnostrombidium viride (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Oligotrichida) and improved diagnoses of oligotrich taxa. Acta Protozool. 57: 169–193.  https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027AP.18.014.10090

2017

Ceríaco L.M.P., Gutiérrez E. E., Dubois A., Simón C., Alqarni A.S., Adler K., Adriano, E.A., Aescht E., Agarwal I., Agatha S. et al. (2016): Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196: 435-445.  https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4196.3.9

Zhang Q., Agatha S., Zhang W., Dong J., Yu Y., Jiao N.& Gong J. (2017): Three rDNA loci-based phylogenies of tintinnid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea, Choreotrichida). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 64: 226-241 + Supplement 1–20.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12354

Warren A., Patterson D. J., Dunthorn M., Clamp J. C., Achilles-Day U. E. M., Aescht E., Al-Farraj S. A., Al-Quraishy S., Al-Rasheid K., Carr M., Day J. G., Dellinger M., El-Serehy H. A., Fan Y., Gao F., Gao S., Gong J., Gupta R., Hu X., Kamra K., Langlois G., Lin X., Lipscomb D., Lobban C. S., Luporini P., Lynn D. H., Ma H., Macek M., Mackenzie-Dodds J., Makhija S., Mansergh R. I., Martín-Cereceda M., McMiller N., Montagnes D. J. S., Nikolaeva S., Odhiambo Ong’ondo, G., Pérez-Uz B., Purushothaman J., Quintela-Alonso P., Rotterová J., Santoferrara L., Shao C., Shen Z., Shi X., Song W., Stoeck T., La Terza A., Vallesi A., Wang M., Weisse T., Wiackowski K., Wu L., Xu K., Yi Z., Zufall R. & Agatha S. (2017): Beyond the “Code”: a guide to the description and documentation of biodiversity in ciliated protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 64: 539–554.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12391

2016

Fotedar R., Stoeck T., Filker S., Fell W. J., Agatha S., Al Marri M. & Jiang J. (2016): Description of the halophile Euplotes qatarensis nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea, Euplotida) Isolated from the hypersaline Khor Al-Adaid Lagoon in Qatar. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 63: 578–590 + Supplement 1–3.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12305

Santoferrara L.F., Bachy C., Alder V.A., Gong J., Kim Y.-O., Saccà A., Silva Neto I. D. da, Strüder-Kypke M. C., Warren A., Xu D., Yi Z., & Agatha S. (2016): Updating biodiversity studies in loricate protists: the case of the tintinnids (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Spirotrichea). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 63: 651–656 + Supplement 1–8.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12303

Agatha S. (2016): Universitäten: Der Mangel an Taxonomen ist spürbar. Natur & Land 102: 24–26.

2015

Lee E.S., Kim Y.O., Agatha S., Jung J.-H., Xu D. & Shin M.K. (2015): Revision of Strom­bidium paracalkinsi (Alveolata: Ciliophora: Spirotricha: Oligotrichida), with comparison of strombidiids bearing thigmotactic membranelles. J. Eukar­yot. Microbiol. 62: 400–409.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12195

Dunthorn M., Lipps J.H., Dolan J.R., Abboud-Abi Saab M., Aescht E., Bachy C., Barría de Cao M.S., Berger H., Bourland W.A., Choi J.K., Clamp J., Doherty M., Gao F., Gentekaki E., Gong J., Hu X., Huang J., Kamiyama T., Johnson M.D., Kammerlander B., Kim S.Y., Kim Y.-O., la Terzaz A., Laval-Peuto M., Lipscomb D., Lobban C.S., Long H., Luporini P., Lynn D.H., Macek M., Mansergh R.I., Martín-Cereceda M., McManus G.G., Montagnes D.J.S., Ong’ondo G.O., Patterson D.J., Pérez-Uz B., Quintela-Alonso P., Safi L.S.L., Santoferrara L.F., Sonntag B., Song W., Stoeck T., Stoecker D.K., Strüder-Kypke M.C., Trautmann I., Utz L.R.P., Vallesi A., Vd’ačný P., Warren A., Weisse T., Wickham S.A., Yi Z., Zhang W., Zhan Z., Zufall R. & Agatha S. (2015): Ciliates – protists with complex morphologies and ambiguous early fossil record. Mar. Micropaleontol. 119: 1–6.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2015.05.004

2014

Agatha S. (2014): Redescription of Strombidium coronatum (Leegaard, 1915) Kahl, 1932 (Ciliophora, Spirotricha) based on live observation, protargol impregnation, and scanning electron microscopy. Acta Protozool. 53: 287–294.  https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027AP.14.026.2021

Agatha S. & Strüder-Kypke M.C. (2014): What morphology and molecules tell us about the evolution of Oligotrichea (Protista, Ciliophora). Acta Protozool. 53: 77–90 + Supplement 1–19.  https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027AP.14.008.1445

2013

Agatha S. & Strüder-Kypke M.C. (2013): Systematics and evolution of tintinnid cili­ates. In: Dolan J.R., Montagnes D.J.S., Agatha S., Coats W.D. & Stoecker D.K. (eds.): The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Mod­els for Marine Plank­ton. Wiley-Blackwell: 42–84.

Agatha S., Laval-Peuto M. & Simon P. (2013): The tintinnid lorica. In: Dolan J.R., Montagnes D.J.S., Agatha S., Coats W.D. & Stoecker D.K. (eds.): The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plank­ton. Wiley-Blackwell: 17–41.

Dolan J.R., Montagnes D.J.S., Agatha S., Coats W.D. & Stoecker D.K. (2013): The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plank­ton. Wiley-Blackwell: i–viii + 1–296.

2012

Agatha S. & Simon P. (2012): On the nature of tintinnid loricae (Ciliophora: Spiro­tricha: Tintinnina): a histochemical, enzymatic, EDX, and high-resolution TEM study. Acta Protozool. 51: 1–19 + Supplement 1–4.  https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027AP.12.001.0384

Agatha S. & Strüder-Kypke M.C. (2012): Reconciling cladistic and genetic anal­yses in choreotrichid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichea). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 59: 325–350.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2012.00623.x

2011

Agatha S. (2011a): Updated hypothesis about the evolution of oligotrichid ciliates (Cilio­phora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichida) based on somatic ciliary patterns and onto­genetic data. Eur. J. Protistol. 47: 51–56.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2010.09.001

Agatha S. (2011b): Global diversity of aloricate Oligotrichea (Protista, Ciliophora, Spiro­tricha) in marine and brackish sea water. PLoS ONE 6: e22466: 1–13 + Supplement 1–13.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0022466

Foissner W., Stoeck T., Agatha S. & Dunthorn M. (2011): Intraclass evolution and clas­sification of the Colpodea (Ciliophora). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 58: 397–415.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2011.00566.x

2010

Agatha S. (2010a): A light and scanning electron microscopic study of the closing appa­ratus in tintinnid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotricha, Tintinnina): a forgot­ten synapo­mor­phy. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 57: 297–307.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2010.00490.x

Agatha S. (2010b): Redescription of Tintinnopsis parvula Jörgensen, 1912 (Cilio­phora: Spirotrichea: Tintinnina), including a novel lorica matrix. Acta Proto­zool. 49: 213–234.

2009

Agatha S. (2009a): Oligotrich planktonic ciliates. In: Röttger R., Knight R. & Foissner W. (eds.): A Course in Protozoology. Protozoological Mono­graphs 4, Shaker Verlag, Aachen: 185–193.

Agatha S. (2009b): Marie Abboud-Abi Saab. 2008. Tintinnids of the Lebanese coastal waters (Eastern Mediterranean). Limnol. Oceanogr. Bull. 18: 13.  https://doi.org/10.1002/lob.200918113

Agatha S. & Foissner W. (2009): Conjugation in the spirotrich ciliate Halteria grandi­nella (Müller, 1773) Dujardin, 1841 (Protozoa, Ciliophora) and its phylo­genetic impli­cations. Eur. J. Protistol. 45: 51–63 + Supplement 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2008.07.004

2008

Agatha S. (2008): Redescription of the tintinnid ciliate Tintinnopsis fimbriata Meunier, 1919 (Spirotricha, Choreotrichida) from coastal waters of North­ern Germany. Denisia 23: 261–272.

Agatha S. & Tsai S.-F. (2008): Redescription of the tintinnid Stenosemella pacifica Kofoid and Campbell, 1929 (Ciliophora, Spirotricha) based on live obser­vation, protar­gol impregnation, and scanning electron microscopy. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 55: 75–85.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2008.00309.x

Further Publications

Agatha S. & Strüder-Kypke M. C. (2007): Phylogeny of the order Choreotrichida (Cilio­phora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichea) as inferred from morphology, ultra­structure, ontogenesis, and SSrRNA gene sequences. Europ. J. Protistol. 43: 37–63.

Foissner W., Müller H. & Agatha S. (2007): A comparative fine structural and phyloge­netic analysis of resting cysts in oligotrich and hypotrich Spiro­trichea (Cilio­phora). Europ. J. Protistol. 43: 295–314.

Agatha S. & Riedel-Lorjé J. C. (2006): Redescription of Tintinnopsis cylindrica Daday, 1887 (Ciliophora, Spirotricha) and unification of tintinnid terminol­ogy. Acta Protozool. 45: 137–151.

Chao A., Li P. C., Agatha S. & Foissner W. (2006): A statistical approach to esti­mate soil ciliate diversity and distribution based on data from five conti­nents. Oikos 114: 479–493.

Agatha S., Strüder-Kypke M. C., Beran A. & Lynn D. H. (2005): Pelagostrobilidium neptuni (Montagnes and Taylor, 1994) and Strombidium biarmatum nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Oligotrichea): phylogenetic position inferred from mor­phology, ontogenesis, and gene sequence data. Europ. J. Protistol. 41: 65–83.

Agatha S. (2004): Evolution of ciliary patterns in the Oligotrichida (Ciliophora, Spirotricha) and its taxonomic implications. Zoology 107: 153–168.

Agatha S. (2004): A cladistic approach for the classification of oligotrichid ciliates (Ciliophora: Spirotricha). Acta Protozool. 43: 201–217.

Agatha S. (2004): New observations on the tontoniid ciliate Spirotontonia grandis (Suzuki and Han, 2000) Agatha, 2004 (Ciliophora, Oligotrichida, Tontoniidae); comparison with the similar Laboea strobila. Europ. J. Protistol. 40: 295–301.

Agatha S., Strüder-Kypke M. C. & Beran A. (2004): Morphologic and genetic vari­abil­ity in the marine planktonic ciliate Laboea strobila Lohmann, 1908 (Ciliophora, Oligotrichia), with notes on its ontogenesis. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 51: 267–282.

Agatha S. (2003): Morphology and ontogenesis of Novistrombidium apsheronicum nov. comb. and Strombidium arenicola (Protozoa, Ciliophora): a comparative light and SEM study. Europ. J. Protistol. 39: 245–266.

Agatha S. (2003): Redescription of Strombidinopsis minima (Gruber, 1884) Lynn et al., 1991 (Protozoa, Ciliophora), with notes on its ontogenesis and distribution. Europ. J. Protistol. 39: 233–244. Foissner W., Agatha S. & Berger H. (2002): Soil ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora) from Namibia (Southwest Africa), with emphasis on two contrasting environments, the Etosha region and the Namib Desert. Denisia 5, Part I: Text and line drawings. Part II: Photographs. 1459 pp.