Fachgebiet Ecology

Dr. Zhishuai (Dex) Qu



Building 14, Room 262
67663 Kaiserslautern

Postbox 3049 
67663 Kaiserslautern


Tel.: +49 631 205 3253
Fax: +49 631 205 132496
E-Mail: dex0532(at)gmail.com


2019Postdoc, University of Kaiserslautern
2019Ph. D., Ocean University of China
2012B. Sc., Ocean University of China



Pitsch G, Bruni EB, Forster D, Qu Z, Sonntag B, Stoeck T & Posch T

Seasonality of planktonic freshwater ciliates: Are analyses based on V9 regions of the 18S rRNA gene correlated with morphospecies counts?

Frontiers in Microbiology, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00248

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


Qu Z, Groben R, Marteinsson V, Agatha S & Stoeck T

Redescription of Dexiotricha colpodiopsis (Kahl, 2916) Jankowski, 1964 (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) from a hot spring in Iceland with identification key for Dexiotricha species.

Acta Protozoologica 57: 95-106


Qu Z, Li L, Lin X, Stoeck T, Pan H, L, Al-Rasheid KAS & Song W

Diversity of the cyrtophorid genus Chlamydodon (Protista, Ciliophora): its systematics and geographic distribution, with taxonomic descriptions of three species.

Systematics and Biodiversity 1-15


Qu Z, Pan J, Lin X, Li L, Aleidan AMA, Al-Farraj SA, Stoeck T & Hu X

A contribution to the morphology and phylogeny of Chlamydodon, with three new species from China (Ciliophora, Cyrtophoria).

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 68: 236-249


Liu M, Li L, Qu Z, Luo X, Al-Farraj SA. Lin X & Hu X

Morphological redescription and SSU rDNA-based phylogeny of two freshwater ciliates, Uronema nigricans and Lembadion lucens (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea), with discussion on the taxonomic status of Uronemita sinensis.

Acta Protozoologica 56: 17-37


Liu W, Jiang J, Xu Y, Pan X, Qu Z, Luo X, Warren A, Ma H & Pan H

Diversity of free-living marine ciliates (Alveolata, Ciliophora): faunal studies in coastal waters of China during the years 2011-2016.

European Journal of Protistology 61: 424-443


Qu Z, Ma H, Al-Farraj SA, Lin X & Hu X

Morphology and molecular phylogeny of Aegyria foissneri sp. n. and Lynchella minuta sp. n. (Ciliophora, Cyrtophoria) from brackish waters of southern China. 

European Journal of Protistology 57: 50–60


Qu Z, Pan H, Al-Rasheid KAS, Hu X & Gao S

Morphological and phylogenetic studies on three Pseudochilodonopsis (Ciliophora, Cyrtophoria) isolated from brackish waters in China, including a new species, P. quadrivacuolata spec. nov.

International Journal of Systematics and Evolutionary Microbiology 65: 4323–4334


Qu Z, Wang C, Gao F, Li J, Al-Rasheid KAS & Hu X

Taxonomic studies on seven species of Dysteria (Ciliophora, Cyrtophoria), including a description of Dysteria paraprocera sp. n. 

European Journal of Microbiology 51: 241–258


Qu Z, Pan H, Hu X, Li J, Al-Farraj SA, Al-Rasheid KAS & Yi Z

Morphology and molecular phylogeny of three cyrtophorid ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora) from China, including two new species, Chilodonella parauncinata sp. n. and Chlamydonella irregularis sp. n.

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 62: 267-279


Redescription of Dexiotricha colpidiopsis (Kahl, 2916) Jankowski, 1964 (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) from a hot spring in Iceland (poster) 

37. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Cologne, Germany


Diversity of the genus Chlamydodon, with morphological and molecular descriptions of six species from China (poster)

15. International Congress of Protistology (ICOP), Prague, Czech Republic


Morphological and molecular descriptions of three new Chlamydodon ciliates from China

36. Meeting of the German Society of Protozoology, Meißen, Germany


Marine cyrtophorian ciliates found in China

18. Meeting of the Chinese Protozoological Society


Morphological redescriptions of five marine cyrtophorid ciliates isolated from northern China (poster)

17. Meeting of the Chinese Protozoological Society


research grant

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)

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