Publications 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., Karpov S., Kim E., Kolisko M., Kudryavtsev A., Lahr D.J.G., Lara E., Le Gall L., Lynn D.H., Mann D.G., Massana i Molera 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 i Cortes G., Youssef N., Zlatogursky V. & Zhang Q. (2019): The revised classification of eukaryotes. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 66: 4-119. doi: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. doi:10.1111/jeu.12728.

Publications 2018

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: ???-???.

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: ??-??.

Qu Z., Groben R., Marteinsson V., Agatha S., & Stoeck T. (2018): Redescription of Dexiotricha colpidiopsis (Kahl, 1926) Jankowski, 1964 (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) from a hot spring in Iceland with identification key for Dexiotricha species. Acta Protozool. 57: 95–106.

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. DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12496.

Publications 2017

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.

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.

Publications 2016

Ceríaco L.M.P., Gutiérrez E. E., Dubois A., Agatha S. et al. (2016): Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196: 435-445.

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

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.

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.

Publications 2015

Dunthorn M. et al. Agatha S. (2015): Ciliates - Protists with complex morphologies and ambiguous early fossil record. Mar. Micropaleon. 119: 1-6.

Publications 2014

Lee E.S., Kim Y.O., Agatha S., Jung J.-H., Xu D. & Shin M.K. (2014): Revision of Strom­bidium paracalkinsi (Alveolata: Ciliophora: Spirotricha: Oligotrichida), with comparison of strombidiids bearing thigmotactic membranelles. J. Eukar­yot. Microbiol. 62: 400-409.

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.

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.

Publications 2013

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.

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.

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.

SCI-referred publications 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.

Agatha S. & Strüder-Kypke M. C. (2012): Reconciling cladistic and genetic analyses in choreotrichid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichea). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 59: 325–350.

SCI-referred publications 2011

Agatha S. (2011): Updated hypothesis about the evolution of oligotrichid ciliates (Cilio­phora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichida) based on somatic ciliary patterns and onto­genetic data. Europ. J. Protistol. 47: 51–56.

Agatha S. (2011): Global diversity of aloricate Oligotrichea (Protista, Ciliophora, Spirotricha) in marine and brackish sea water. PLoS ONE 6: e22466 + Supporting Information.

Foissner W., Stoeck T., Agatha S. & Dunthorn M. (2011): Intraclass evolution and classification of the Colpodea (Ciliophora). J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 58: 397–415.

SCI-referred publications 2010

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

Agatha S. (2010): 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.

SCI-referred publications 2008 & 2009

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. Euk. Microbiol. 55: 75–85.

Agatha S. & Foissner W. (2009): Conjugation in the spirotrich ciliate Halteria grandinella (Müller, 1773) Dujardin, 1841 (Protozoa, Ciliophora) and its phylogenetic implications. Europ. J. Protistol. 45: 51-63.

Further Publications

Agatha S. & Strüder-Kypke M. C. (2012): Systematics and evolution of tintinnids. 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.

Agatha S., Laval-Peuto M. & Simon P. (2012): 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.

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.

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