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Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships (2017)
Journal Article
Rueckert, S., & Horák, A. (2017). Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships. PLOS ONE, 12(11), Article e0187430. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187430

Background Gregarines represent an important transition step from free-living predatory (colpodellids s.l.) and/or photosynthetic (Chromera and Vitrella) apicomplexan lineages to the most important pathogens, obligate intracellular parasites of hu... Read More about Archigregarines of the English Channel revisited: New molecular data on Selenidium species including early described and new species and the uncertainties of phylogenetic relationships.

Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Gregarinasina) in psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) including a new species description and their potential use as pest control agents (2017)
Journal Article
Devetak, D., Rueckert, S., & Devetak, D. (2017). Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Gregarinasina) in psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) including a new species description and their potential use as pest control agents. European Journal of Protistology, 60, 60-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2017.05.007

Gregarine apicomplexans are unicellular organisms that infect invertebrate hosts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. The largest group of invertebrates infested on land is the insects. The insect order Psocoptera (booklice) has recently... Read More about Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Gregarinasina) in psocids (Insecta, Psocoptera) including a new species description and their potential use as pest control agents.

Parasites of deep-sea fish Simenchelys parasitica. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rueckert, S. (2015, September). Parasites of deep-sea fish Simenchelys parasitica. Poster presented at MASTS 5th Annual Science Meeting, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus mariculture in Indonesia: Implications from fish parasite infections (2015)
Journal Article
Palm, H. W., Yulianto, I., Theisen, S., Rueckert, S., & Kleinertz, S. (2015). Epinephelus fuscoguttatus mariculture in Indonesia: Implications from fish parasite infections. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 2, 54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.07.003

Indonesia plays a major role in grouper supply for the Hong Kong based Live Reef Food Fish Trade. Hong Kong is the biggest consumer of Live Reef Food Fish in the world and around 50% of the grouper originate from Indonesia. In order to match Hong Kon... Read More about Epinephelus fuscoguttatus mariculture in Indonesia: Implications from fish parasite infections.

Nematode eel parasite found inside acanthocephalan cysts - a "Trojan horse" strategy? (2014)
Journal Article
Emde, S., Rueckert, S., Kochmann, J., Knopf, K., Sures, B., & Klimpel, S. (2014). Nematode eel parasite found inside acanthocephalan cysts - a "Trojan horse" strategy?. Parasites & vectors, 7(1), 504. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-014-0504-8

Background The invasive eel parasite Anguillicoloides crassus (syn. Anguillicola crassus) is considered one of the major causes for the decline of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) panmictic population. It impairs the swim bladder function and... Read More about Nematode eel parasite found inside acanthocephalan cysts - a "Trojan horse" strategy?.

Invasive Ponto-Caspian Amphipods and Fish Increase the Distribution Range of the Acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus tereticollis in the River Rhine (2012)
Journal Article
Emde, S., Rueckert, S., Palm, H. W., & Klimpel, S. (2012). Invasive Ponto-Caspian Amphipods and Fish Increase the Distribution Range of the Acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus tereticollis in the River Rhine. PLOS ONE, 7(12), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053218

Non-indigenous species that become invasive are one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide. In various freshwater systems in Europe, populations of native amphipods and fish are progressively displaced by highly adaptive non-indigenous sp... Read More about Invasive Ponto-Caspian Amphipods and Fish Increase the Distribution Range of the Acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus tereticollis in the River Rhine.

Parasite diversity as an indicator of environmental change? An example from tropical grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus) mariculture in Indonesia (2011)
Journal Article
Palm, H. W., Kleinertz, S., & Rueckert, S. (2011). Parasite diversity as an indicator of environmental change? An example from tropical grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus) mariculture in Indonesia. Parasitology, 138(13), 1793-1803. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0031182011000011

Fish parasites are used to monitor long-term change in finfish grouper mariculture in Indonesia. A total of 210 Epinephelus fuscoguttatus were sampled in six consecutive years between 2003/04 and 2008/09 and examined for parasites. The fish were obta... Read More about Parasite diversity as an indicator of environmental change? An example from tropical grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus) mariculture in Indonesia.

Description of Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa, Lecudinidae) – An intestinal gregarine of Nothria conchylega (Polychaeta, Onuphidae) (2010)
Journal Article
Rueckert, S., & Leander, B. S. (2010). 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2010.03.005

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 conchylega (Polychaeta), collected at 20 m depth from the North-eastern Paci... Read More about Description of Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa, Lecudinidae) – An intestinal gregarine of Nothria conchylega (Polychaeta, Onuphidae).

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. (2009)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.016436-0

Most eugregarine apicomplexans infecting the intestines of marine invertebrates have been described within the family Lecudinidae and the type genus Lecudina. The diversity of these parasites is vast and poorly understood and only a tiny number of sp... Read More about 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..

A new approach to visualize ecosystem health by using parasites (2009)
Journal Article
Palm, H. W., & Rückert, S. (2009). A new approach to visualize ecosystem health by using parasites. Parasitology Research, 105(2), 539-553. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-009-1423-z

A new approach is chosen to visualize ecosystem health by using parasite bioindicators in Segara Anakan Lagoon, a brackish water ecosystem at the southern Java coast, Indonesia. Three fish species (Mugil cephalus, Scatophagus argus, Epinephelus coioi... Read More about A new approach to visualize ecosystem health by using parasites.