Fachgebiet Molekulare Ökologie

Publications

2021

35. 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, Pröschold T, Weissenbacher B & Sonntag B

Molecular Data reveal a cryptic diversity in the genus Urotricha (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Prostomatida), a key player in freshwater lakes, with remarks on their morphology, food preferences, and distribution.

Frontiers in Microbiology (section Aquatic Microbiology), accepted

 

34. Bollinger E, Zubrod J, Lai FY, Ahrens L, Filker S, Lohrke A & Bundschuh M

Antibiotics as a silent driver of climate change? A case study investigating methane production in freshwater sediments

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, accepted

 

33. Laborenz J, Bykov YS, Knöringer K, Räschle M, Filker S, Prescianotto-Baschong C, Spang A, Tatsuta T, Langer T, Storchová Z, Schuldiner M & Herrmann JM

The ER protein Ema19 facilitates the degradation of non-imported mitochondrial precursor proteins

Molecular Biology of the Cell 32: 664-674, doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-11-0748

 

32. Zhu R, Qu Z, Zhang Q, Filker S, Stoeck T, Li F & Hu X

A new revord of Oxytrichia granulifera granulifera Foissner & Adam, 1983 (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Oxytrichidae) from a hot spring in Iceland, with notes on its abnormal form during cultivation

Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 63, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.621349

 
2020

31. Zhao F, Filker S, Wang C & Xu K

Bathymetric gradient shapes the community composition rather than the species richness of deep-sea benthic ciliates

Science of the Total Environment 755: 142623, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142623


30. Qu Z, Weinisch L, Fan X, Katzenmeier S, Stoeck T & Filker S

Morphological, phylogenetic and ecophysiological characterization of a new ciliate, Platynematum rosellomorai n. sp. (Oligohymenophorea, Scuticociliatia), detected in a hypersaline pond on Mallorca, Spain

Protist 171: 125751, doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2020.125751

 

29. Santoferrara L, Burki F, Filker S, Logares R,  Dunthorn M & McManus G

Perspectives from ten years of protist studies by high-throughput metabarcoding

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jeu.12813

 

28. Zhao F, Filker S, Xu K, Huang P & Zheng S

Microeukaryote communities exhibit phyla-specific distance-decay patterns and an intimate link between sea water and sediment habitats in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103279

 

2019

27. Forster D, Lentendu G, Filker S, Dubois E, Wilding T & Stoeck T

Improving eDNA-based protist diversity assessment using networks of amplicon sequence variants.

Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14764

 

26. Zhao F, Filker S, Xu K, Li J, Zhou T & Huang P

Effects of intragenomic polymorphism in the SSU rRNA gene on estimating microeukaryotic diversity: a test for ciliates using single-cell high-throughput DNA sequencing. 

Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10330

 

25. Li X,Huang J, Filker S, Stoeck T, Bi Y, Yu Y & Song W

Spatio-temporal patterns of zooplankton in a main-stem dam affected tributary: a case study in the Xiangxi River of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China.

Science China Life Sciences 62, doi: 10.1007/s11427-018-9523-9

 

24. Filker S, Kühner S, Heckwolf M, Dierking J & Stoeck T

A fundamental difference between macrobiotic and microbial eukaryotes: protistan plankton has a species maximum in the freshwater‐marine transition zone of the Baltic Sea.

Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14502

 

23.  Li F, Qu Z, Luo D, Filker S, Hu X & Stoeck T

Morphology, Morphogenesis and Molecular Phylogeny of a New Obligate Halophile Ciliate, Schmidtiella ultrahalophila gen. nov., spec. nov. (Ciliophora, Hypotrichia) Isolated from a Volcanic Crater on Sal (Cape Verde Islands).

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jeu.12714

 
2018

22. Zhao F & Filker S

Characterization of protistan plankton diversity in ancient salt evaporation ponds located in a volcanic crater on the island Sal, Cape Verde.

Extremophiles 22: 943-954

 

21. Forster D, Filker S, Kochems R, Breiner HW, Cordier T, Pawlowski J & Stoeck T

A comparison of different ciliate meta barcode genes as bioindicators for environmental impact assessments of salmon aquaculture.

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jeu.12670

 

20. Weinisch L, Kirchner I, Grimm M, Kühner S, Pierik A, Roselló-Móra R & Filker S

Glycine betaine and ectoine are the major compatible solutes used by four different halophilic heterotrophic ciliates.

Microbial Ecology, doi: 10.1007/s00248-018-1230-0

 

19. Weinisch L, Kühner S, Roth R, Grimm M, Roth T, Netz DJA, Pierik A & Filker S

Identification of osmoadaptive strategies in the halophile, heterotrophic ciliate Schmidingerothrix salinarum.

PLoS Biology 16: e2003892

 
2017

18. Zhao, F., Filker, S., Xu, K., Huang, P. & Zheng, S

Patterns and drivers of vertical distribution of the ciliate community from the surface to the abyssopelagic zone in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 2559

 

17. Zhao F, Filker S, Stoeck T & Xu K

Ciliate diversity and distribution patterns in the sediments of a seamount and adjacent deep-sea plains in the western Pacific Ocean.

BMC Microbiology 17: 192

 

16. Filker S, Forster D, Weinisch L, Mora Ruiz M, González B, Farías M, Rosselló-Móra R & Stoeck T

Transition boundaries for protistan species turnover in hypersaline waters of different biogeographic regions.

Environmental Microbiology 19: 3186-3200

 
2016

15. Filker S, Sommaruga R, Vila I & Stoeck T

Protistan plankton communities of high-mountain lakes from three continents exhibit strong biogeographic patterns.

Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.13633

 

14. Fotedar R, Stoeck T, Filker S, Agatha S, Fell J, Al Marri M & Jiang J

Description of the Halophile Euplotes qatarensis nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea, Euplotida) Isolated from the Hypersaline Khor Al-Adaid Lagoon in Qatar.

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/jeu.12305

 
2015

13. Kammerlander B, Breiner HW, Filker S, Sommaruga R, Sonntag B & Stoeck T

High diversity of protistan and fungal plankton communities in remote high mountain lakes in the European Alps and the Himalaya mountains.

FEMS Microbiology Ecology, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv010

 

12. Filker S, Gimmler A, Dunthorn M, Mahé F & Stoeck T

Deep sequencing uncovers high and substantial novel diversity in protistan plankton of solar saltern ponds.

Extremophiles 19: 283-295

 

11. Mahé F, Mayor J, Chi J, Siemensmeyer T, Stoeck T, Wahl B, Paprotka T, Filker S & Dunthorn M

Comparing high-throughput platforms for sequencing the V4 region of SSU-rDNA in environmental microbial eukaryotic diversity surveys.

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 62: 338-345

 

10. Oikonomou A, Filker S, Breiner HW & Stoeck T

Protistan diversity in a permanently stratified meromictic lake (Lake Alatsee, SW Germany).

Environmental Microbiology 17: 2144-2157

 
2014

9. Filker S, Stoeck T, Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Yakimov MM, Pachiadaki M, Breiner HW., LaCono V. & Stock A

Living at the limits: Evidence for microbial eukaryotes thriving under pressure in deep anoxic, hypersaline habitats.

Advances in Ecology, Volume 2014, Article ID 532687

 

8. Filker S, Kaiser M, Roselló-Móra R, Dunthorn M, Lax G & Stoeck T

Candidatus Haloectosymbiotes riaformosensis" (Halobacteriaceae), an archaeal ectosymbiont of the hypersaline ciliate Platynematum salinarum.

Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37: 244-251

 

7. Foissner W, Jung JH, Filker S, Rudolph J & Stoeck T

Morphology, ontogenesis and molecular phylogeny of Platynematum salinarum nov. spec., a new scuticociliate (Ciliophora, Scuticociliatia) from a solar saltern.

European Journal of Protistology 50: 174-184

 

6. Foissner W, Filker S & Stoeck T

Schmidingerothrix salinarum nov. spec. is the Molecular Sister of the Large Oxytrichid Clade (Ciliophora, Hypotricha).

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 61-74

 

5. Stoeck T, Breiner HW, Filker S, Ostermaier V, Kammerlander B & Sonntag B

A morpho-genetic survey on ciliate plankton from a mountain lake pinpoints the necessity of lineage-specific barcode markers in microbial ecology.

Environmental Microbiology 16: 430-444

 
2013

4. Stock A, Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Filker S, Breiner HW, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Evidence for isolated evolution of deep-sea ciliate communities through environmental separation and environmental selection.

BMC Microbiolgy 13: 150

 

3. Filker S, Stock A, Breiner HW, Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Environmental selection of protistan plankton communities in hypersaline anoxic deep-sea basins, Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Microbiolgyopen 2: 54-63

 
2012

2. Stock A, Breiner HW, Pachiadaki M, Edgcomb V, Filker S, LaCono V, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Microbial eukaryote life in the new hypersaline deep-sea basin Thetis.

Extremophiles 16: 21-34

 
2011

1. Edgcomb V, Orsi W, Breiner HW, Stock A, Filker S, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Novel active kinetoplastids associated with hypersaline anoxic basins in the Eastern Mediterranean deep-sea.

Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers 58: 1040-1048


2020

2. Filker S

Candidatus Halectosymbiota

In: Bergey´s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria.

Editors: Trujillo ME, Dedysh S, DeVos P, Hedlund B, Kämpfer P, Rainey FA & Whitman WB

Wiley

 

2013

1. Stock A, Filker S, Yakimov MM & Stoeck T

Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins as Model Systems for Environmental Selection of Microbial Plankton.

In: Polyextremophiles - Microorganisms and macroorganisms living under multiple forms of stress.

Editors: Seckbach J, Oren A & Stan-Lotter H

Springer, pp. 499-515

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