Micah Dunthorn

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Other affiliations Institutt for pedagogikk (Student)


My research focuses on hypothesis-driven questions that evaluate novel theories and observations about protistan ecology and evolution, and that elevate the place of free-living and parasitic protists in our understanding of the functioning of different aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Biodiversity and Biogeography: Our views of species diversity and biological communities are dominated by work on macro-organismic plants and animals, although most of the history of life has been dominated by microbes such as protists. I am interested in expanding our views to include broader microbial perspectives, by evaluating protistan species-, phylogenetic-, and functional-diversity in aquatic communities under multiple stressors and in tropical forests. My approaches include using genomic and morphological methods to uncover microbial diversity, and developing novel bioinformatic methods and databases to handle environmental sequencing datasets.

Meiotic Sex and Crossover Pathways: Our theoretical understanding, and empirical observations, of the maintenance and distribution of meiotic sex within eukaryotes is also dominated by research on plants and animals. While there is a cost to sex, almost all macro-organisms are known to be sexual, allowing them to survive changing environments and to escape their parasites. If macrobial theory applies to all eukaryotes, most protist should also be sexual. However, meiotic sex has not been observed in many protistan species and higher clades. I am interested in evaluating the distribution and maintenance of meiotic sex, and meiotic crossover pathways, in ciliates, chrysophytes and other protists using genomic, metatranscriptomic, and microscopic methods.

Observing Ciliates: My taxonomic expertise focuses on ciliates. Although ciliates have a murky fossil record, they are now everywhere and they often thrive in high abundances. Ciliates are model organisms in the development and testing of hypotheses about microbial biodiversity and biogeography; they are excellent bioindicators for the monitoring of natural and human-stressed environments; and they are the major grazers of bacteria and their biofilms in rivers and other ecosystems. A central aspect in these types of studies is the correct identification of species. I am interested in expanding the microscopic methods used to identify ciliates by moving away from classical silver stains and moving towards using fluorescence stains that can allow for single-cell sorting and observations, which can be subsequently merged with single-cell genomics.


Rajter, L., B. Lu, E. Rassoshanska, M. Dunthorn (in press). Future prospects for investigating ciliate biodiversity. Acta Protozoologica

Dunthorn, M. (2022). Report of the 2022 Protistology Nordics meeting. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology doi:10.1111/jeu.12928

Lansac-Tôha, F.M. P.R.B. Buosi, M.T. Baumgartner, M. Progênio, B.R. Meira, A.F. Cabral, B.T. Segovia, M. Dunthorn, G. Lentendu, F.A. Lansac-Tôha, L.F.M. Velho (2022). Molecular insight reveals broad-scale spatial patterns in floodplain ciliate communities, while morphology reflects local environmental controls. Freshwater Science doi:10.1086/719992

Czech, L. A. Stamatakis, M. Dunthorn, P. Barbera (2022). Metagenomic analysis using phylogenetic placement--a review of the first decade. Frontiers in Bioinformatics 2:871393

Mahé, F., L. Czech, A. Stamatakis, C. Quince, C. de Vargas, M. Dunthorn, T. Rognes (2022). Swarm v3: towards tera-scale amplicon clustering. Bioinformatics 38:267-269

Bredin, Y.K., L.L. Hess, A.B. Scabin, M. Dunthorn, T. Haugaasen, C.A. Peres, H.R. Nilsson, A. Antonelli, C.D. Ritter (2022). Above- and below-ground biodiversity responses to the prolonged flood pulse in central-western Amazonia, Brazil. Environmental DNA 4: 533-548

Voskuhl, L., A. Akbari, H. Müller, M. Pannekens, D. Brusilova, S. Dyksma, S. Haque, N. Graupner, M. Dunthorn, R.U. Meckenstock, V.S. Brauer (2021). Indigenous microbial communities in heavy oil show a threshold response to salinity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 97:fiab157

Dunthorn M. (2021). Report of the 2021 meeting of the International Society of Protistologists. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 68:e12873

Ritter, C.D., A.F. Machado, K.F. Ribeiro, M. Dunthorn (2021). Metabarcoding advances for ecology and biogeography of Neotropical protists: what do we know, where do we go? Biota Neotropica 21:20211214

Rajter, L.,  M. Dunthorn (2021). Ciliate SSU-rDNA reference alignments and trees for phylogenetic placements of metabarcoding data. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 5:e69602

Dunthorn, M., N. Graupner (2021). Report of the 2021 meeting of the German Society for Protozoology. European Journal of Protistology 77:125790

Lentendu, G., M. Dunthorn (2021). Phylogenetic relatedness drives protist assembly in marine and terrestrial environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30:1532-1544

Ritter, C.D., D. Forster, J.A.R. Azevedo, A. Antonelli, R.H. Nilsson, M.E. Trujillo, M. Dunthorn (2021). Assessing biotic and abiotic interactions of microorganisms in Amazonia through co-occurrence networks and DNA metabarcoding. Microbial Ecology 82:746-760

Doliwa, A., M. Dunthorn, E. Rassoshanska, F. Mahé, D. Bass, C.D. Ritter (2021). Identifying potential hosts of short-branch Microsporidia. Microbial Ecology 82:549-553

Gottschling, M., L. Czech, F. Mahé, S. Adl, M. Dunthorn (2021). The windblown: possible explanations for dinophyte DNA in forest soils. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 68:e12833

Rajter, L., I. Ewers, N. Graupner, P. Vďačný, M. Dunthorn (2021). Colpodean ciliate phylogeny and reference alignments for phylogenetic placements. European Journal of Protistology 77:125747

Singer, D., C.V.W. Seppey, G. Lentendu, M. Dunthorn, D. Bass, L. Belbahri, Q. Blandenier, D. Debroas, G.A. Groot, C. de Vargas, I. Domaizon, C. Ducker, I. Izaguirre, I. Koenig, G. Mataloni, M.R. Schiaffino E.A.D. Mitchell, S. Geisen, E. Lara (2021). Protist taxonomic and functional diversity in soil, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Environment International 146:106262

Hörandl, E. J. Bast, A. Brandt, S. Scheu, C. Bleidorn, M. Cordellier, M. Nowrousian, D. Begerow, A. Sturm, K. Verhoeven, J. Boenigk, T. Friedl, M. Dunthorn (2020). Genome evolution of asexual organisms and the paradox of sex in eukaryotes. In P. Pontarotti (ed.). Evolutionary Biology—A Transdisciplinary Approach. Springer, Cham pp. 133-167

Lynn, D.H., M. Dunthorn (2020). Intramacronucleata. In de Queiroz, K., P.D. Cantino, J.A. Gauthier (eds.) Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp:95-96

Dunthorn, M., D.H. Lynn (2020). Postciliodesmatophora. In de Queiroz, K., P.D. Cantino, J.A. Gauthier (eds.) Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp:93

Dunthorn, M., D.H. Lynn (2020). Ciliophora. In de Queiroz, K., P.D. Cantino, J.A. Gauthier (eds.) Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp:91-92

Simpson, A.G.B., B. S. Leander, M. Dunthorn (2020). Alveolata. In de Queiroz, K., P.D. Cantino, J.A. Gauthier (eds.) Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp:85-89

Simpson, A.G.B., M. Dunthorn (2020). Stramenopila. In de Queiroz, K., P.D. Cantino, J.A. Gauthier (eds.) Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp:55-59

Simpson, A.G.B., M. Dunthorn (2020). Sar. In de Queiroz, K., P.D. Cantino, J.A. Gauthier (eds.) Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp:51-53

Santoferrara, L., F. Burki, S. Filker, R. Logares, M. Dunthorn, G.B. McManus (2020). Perspectives from ten years of protist studies by high-throughput metabarcoding. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 67:612-622

Ritter, C.D., M. Dunthorn, S. Anslan, V. de Lima, L. Tedersoo, R.H. Nilsson, A. Antonelli (2020). Advancing biodiversity assessments with environmental DNA: long-read technologies help reveal the drivers of Amazonian fungal diversity. Ecology and Evolution 10:7509-7524

Lentendua, G., P.R.B. Buosi, A.F. Cabralc, B.T. Segóviad, B.R. de Meirab, F.M. Lansac-Tôhab, L.F.M. Velho, C. Ritter, M. Dunthorn (2019). Protist biodiversity and biogeography in lakes from four Brazilian river-floodplain systems. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 66:592-599

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

Kraus D., J. Chi, J. Boenigk, D. Beisser, N. Graupner, M. Dunthorn (2019). Putatively asexual chrysophytes have meiotic genes: evidence from transcriptomic data. Peer J 6:e5894

Piredda,  R., J.-M. Claverie, J. Decelle, C. de Vargas, M. Dunthorn, B. Edvardsen, W.Eikrem, D. Forster, W.H.C.F. Kooistra, R. Logares, R. Massana, M. Montresor, F. Not, H. Ogata, J. Pawlowski, S. Romac, D. Sarno, T. Stoeck, A. Zingone (2018). Diatom diversity through HTS-metabarcoding in coastal European sea. Scientific Reports 8:18059

Decelle, J., Q. Carradec, X. Pochon, N. Henry, S. Romac, F. Mahé, M. Dunthorn, A.Kourlaiev, C.R. Voolstra, P. Wincker, C. de Vargas (2018). Worldwide occurrence and activity of the reef-building coral symbiont Symbiodinium in the open ocean. Current Biology 28:3625-3633

Gurdebeke, P.R., K.N. Mertens, Y. Takano, A. Yamaguchi, K. Bogus, M. Dunthorn, K.Matsuoka, H. Vrielinck, S. Louwye (2018). The affiliation of Hexasterias problematica and Halodinium verrucatum sp. nov. to ciliate cysts based on molecular phylogeny and cyst wall composition. European Journal of Protistology 66:115-135

Bass, D., L. Czech, B. Williams, C. Berney, M. Dunthorn, F. Mahé, G. Torruella, G.D. Stentiford, T.A. Williams (2018). Clarifying the relationships between Microsporidia and Cryptomycota. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 65:773-782

Lentendu, G., F. Mahé, D. Bass, S. Rueckert, T. Stoeck, M. Dunthorn (2018). Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists. Molecular Ecology 27: 2846-2857

Geisen, S., E.A.D. Mitchell, S. Adl, M. Bonkowski, M. Dunthorn, F. Ekelund, L.D. Fernández, A. Jousset, V. Krashevska, D. Singer, F.W. Spiegel, J. Walochnik, E. Lara (2018). Soil protists: a fertile frontier in soil biology research. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 42:293-323

Dunthorn, M., H. Kauserud, D. Bass, J. Mayor, F. Mahé (2017). Yeasts dominate soilfungal communities in three lowland Neotropical rainforests. Environmental Microbiology Reports 9:668-675

Dunthorn, M., R.A. Zufall, J. Chi, K. Paszkiewicz, K. Moore, F. Mahé (2017). Meiotic genes in colpodean ciliates support secretive sexuality. Genome Biology and Evolution 9:1781-1787

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

Berney, C., A. Ciuprina, S. Bender, J. Brodie, V. Edgcomb, E. Kim, J. Rajan, L.W.Parfrey, S. Adl, S. Audic, D. Bass, D.A. Caron, G. Cochrane, L. Czech, M. Dunthorn, S. Geisen, F. O. Glöckner, F. Mahé, C. Quast, J.Z. Kaye, A.G.B. Simpson, A. Stamatakis, J. del Campo, P. Yilmaz, C. de Vargas (2017). UniEuk: time to speak a common language in protistology! Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64:407-411

Geisen, S., E.A.D. Mitchell, D.M. Wilkinson, S. Adl, M. Bonkowski, M.W. Brown, A.M.Fiore-Donno, T.J. Heger, V.E.J. Jassey, V. Krashevska, D.J.G. Lahr, K. Marcisz, M. Mulot, R. Payne, D. Singer, O.R. Anderson, D.J. Charman, F. Ekelund, B.S. Griffiths, R. Rønn, A. Smirnov, D. Bass, L. Belbahri, C. Berney, Q. Blandenier, A. Chatzinotas, M. Clarholm, M. Dunthorn, A. Feest, L.D. Fernandez-Parra, W. Foissner, B. Fournier, E. Gentekaki, M. Hajek, J. Helder, A. Jousset, R. Koller, S. Kumar, A. La Terza, M. Lamentowicz, Y. Mazei, S.S. Santos, C.V.W. Seppey, F.W. Spiegel, J. Walochnik, A. Winding, E. Lara (2017). Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 111:94-103

Mahé, F., C. de Vargas, D. Bass, L. Czech, A. Stamatakis, E. Lara, D. Singer, J. Mayor, J.Bunge, S. Sernaker, T. Siemensmeyer, I. Trautmann, S. Romac, C. Berney, A. Kozlov, E.A.D. Mitchell, C.V.W. Seppey, E. Egge, G. Lentendu, R. Wirth, G. Trueba, M. Dunthorn (2017). Parasites dominate hyperdiverse soil protist communities in Neotropical rainforests. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1:0091

Forster, D., M. Dunthorn, F. Mahé, J.R. Dolan, S. Audic, D. Bass, L. Bittner, C. Boutte,R. Christen, J.-M. Claverie, J. Decelle, B. Edvardsen, E. Egge, W. Eikrem, A.Gobet, W.H.C.F. Kooistra, R. Logares, R. Massana, M. Montresor, F. Not, H. Ogata, J. Pawlowski, M.C. Pernice, S. Romac, K. Shalchian-Tabrizi, N. Simon, T.A. Richards, S. Santini, D. Sarno, R. Siano, D. Vaulot, P. Wincker, A. Zingone, C. de Vargas, T. Stoeck (2016). Benthic protists: the under-charted majority. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92:fiw120

Forster, D., M. Dunthorn, T. Stoeck, F. Mahé (2016). Comparison of three clustering approaches for detecting novel environmental microbial diversity. PeerJ 4:e1692

Mahé, F., T. Rognes, C. Quince, C. de Vargas, M. Dunthorn (2015). Swarm v2: highly-scalable and high-resolution amplicon clustering. PeerJ 3:e1420

Richards, T., G. Leonard, F. Mahé, J. del Campo, S. Romac, M. D. M. Jones, F. Maguire, M. Dunthorn, C. de Vargas, R. Massana, A. Chambouvet (2015). Molecular diversity and distribution of marine fungi across 130 European environmental samples. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20152243

Massana, R., A. Gobet, S. Audic, D. Bass, L. Bittner, C. Boutte, A. Chambouvet, R.p Christen, J.-M. Claverie, J. Decelle, J. R. Dolan, M. Dunthorn, B. Edvardsen, I. Forn, D. Forster, L. Guillou, O. Jaillon, W.H.C.F. Kooistra, R. Logares, F. Mahé, F. Not, H. Ogata, J. Pawlowski, M. C. Pernice, I. Probert, S. Romac, T. Richards, S. Santini, K. Shalchian-Tabrizi, R. Siano, N. Simon, T. Stoeck, D. Vaulot, A. Zingone, and C. de Vargas (2015). Marine protist diversity in European coastal waters and sediments as revealed by high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology 17:4035-4049

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

de Vargas C., S. Audic, N. Henry, J. Decelle, F. Mahé, R. Logares, E. Lara, C. Berney, N.Le Bescot, I. Probert, M. Carmichael, J. Poulain, S. Romac, S. Colin, J.-M. Aury, L. Bittner, S. Chaffron, M. Dunthorn, S. Engelen, O. Flegontova, L. Guidi, A. Horak, O. Jaillon, G. Lima-Mendez, J. Lukes, S. Malviya, R. Morard, M. Mulot, E. Scalco, R. Siano, F. Vincent, A. Zingone, C. Dimier, M. Picheral, S. Searson, S Kandels-Lewis, Tara Oceans Coordinators, S. G. Acinas, P. Bork, C. Bowler, F. Gail, G. Gorsky, N. Grimsley, P. Hingamp, D. Iudicone, F. Not, H. Ogata, S. Pesant, J. Raes, M. Sieracki, S. Speich, L. Stemman, S. Sunagawa, J. Weissenbach, P. Wincker, E. Karsenti (2015). Eukaryotic plankton diversity in the sunlit ocean. Science 348:1261605

Mahé, F., J. Mayor, J. Bunge, J. Chi, T. Siemensmeyer, T. Stoeck, B. Wahl, T. Paprotka,S. Filker, M. Dunthorn (2015). Comparing high-throughput platforms for sequencing the hyper-variable V4 region in environmental eukaryotic diversity surveys. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 62:338-345

Filker, S., A. Gimmler, M. Dunthorn, F. Mahé, T. Stoeck (2015). Deep sequencing uncovers high and substantial novel diversity in protistan plankton of solar saltern ponds. Extremophiles 19:283-295

Forster, D., L. Bittner, S. Karkar, M. Dunthorn, S. Romac, S. Audic, P. Lopez, T. Stoeck, E. Bapteste (2015). Testing ecological theories with sequence similarity networks: marine ciliates exhibit similar geographic dispersal patterns as multicellular organisms. BMC Biology 13:16

Dunthorn, M., R. A. Zufall, C. Lobban (2015). Report of the 2014 Joint Workshop of the International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates and the British Society for Protist Biology. European Journal of Protistology 51:118-119

Mahé, F., T. Rognes, C. Quince, C. de Vargas, M. Dunthorn (2014). Swarm: robust and fast clustering method for amplicon-based studies. PeerJ 2:e593

Dunthorn, M., T. Stoeck, J. Clamp, A. Warren, F. Mahé (2014). Ciliates and the rare biosphere: a review. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 404-409

Dunthorn, M., M. Hall, W. Foissner, T. Stoeck, L.A. Katz (2014). Broad taxon sampling of ciliates using mitochondrial small subunit ribosomal DNA. Acta Protozoologica 53:207-213

Filker, S., M. Kaiser, R. Rosselló-Móra, M. Dunthorn, G. Lax, T. Stoeck. (2014). Candidatus Haloectosymbiotes riaformosensis (Halobacteriaceae), an archaeal ectosymbiont of the hypersaline ciliate Platynematum salinarum. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37:244-251

Chi, J., M. Parrow, M. Dunthorn (2014). Cryptic sex in Symbiodinium (Alveolata, Dinoflagellata) is supported by an inventory of meiosis genes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61:322-327

Stoeck, T., E. Przybos, M. Dunthorn (2014). The D1-D2 region of the large subunit ribosomal DNA as barcode for ciliates. Molecular Ecology Resources 14:458-468

Logares, R., S. Audic, D. Bass, L. Bittner, C. Boutte, R. Christen, J.-M. Claverie, J.Decelle, J. Dolan, M. Dunthorn, B. Edvardsen, A. Gobet, W. Kooistra, F. Mahé, F. Not, H. Ogata, J. Pawlowski, M.C. Pernice, S. Romac, K. Shalchian-Tabrizi,N. Simon, T. Stoeck, S. Santini, R. Siano, P. Wincker, A. Zingone, T. Richards, C. de Vargas, R. Massana (2014). Patterns of rare and abundant marine microbial eukaryotes. Current Biology 24:813-821

Dunthorn, M., J. Otto, S. A. Berger, A. Stamatakis, F. Mahé, S. Romac, C. de Vargas, S. Audic, BioMarKs Consortium (= B. Edvardsen, R. Massana, F. Not, N. Simon, A. Zingone), A. Stock, F. Kauff, T. Stoeck (2014). Placing environmental next generation-sequencing amplicons from microbial eukaryotes into a phylogenetic context. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:993-1009

Chi, J., F. Mahé, J. Loidl, J. Logsdon, M. Dunthorn (2014). Meiosis gene inventory of four ciliates reveals the prevalence of a synaptonemal complex-independent crossover pathway. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:660-672

Vďačnýa, P., H.-W. Breiner, V. Yashchenko, M. Dunthorn, T. Stoeck, W. Foissner (2014). The Chaos Prevails: Molecular Phylogeny of the Haptoria (Ciliophora, Litostomatea). Protist 165: 93–111

Foissner, W., W.A. Bourland, K.W. Wolf, T. Stoeck, M. Dunthorn (2014). New SSU-rDNA gene sequences for eleven colpodeans (Ciliophora, Colpodea) and description of Apocyrtolophosis nov. gen. European Journal of Protistology 50:40-46

Zhan, Z., T. Stoeck, M. Dunthorn, K. Xu (2014). Identification of a pathogenic ciliate Pseudocohnilembus persalinus (Oligohymenophorea: Scuticociliatia) by fluorescence in situ hybridization. European Journal of Protistology 50:16-24

Zhan, Z., K. Xu, M. Dunthorn (2013). Evaluating molecular support for and against the monophyly of the Peritrichia and phylogenetic relationships in the Mobilida (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea). Zoologica Scripta 42:213-226

Guillou L., D. Bachar, S. Audic, D. Bass, C. Berney, L. Bittner, C. Boutte, G. Burgaud, C. de Vargas, J. Decelle, J. del Campo, J.R. Dolan, M. Dunthorn, B. Edvardsen, M. Holzmann, W.H.C.F. Kooistra, E. Lara, N. Lebescot, R. Logares, F. Mahé, R. Massana, M. Montresor, R. Morard, F. Not, J. Pawlowski, I. Probert, A.-L. Sauvadet, R. Siano, T. Stoeck, D. Vaulot, P. Zimmermann, R. Christen (2013). The protist ribosomal reference database (PR2): a catalog of unicellular eukaryote small subunit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy. Nucleic Acids Research 41:D597-D604

Lipps, J.H., T. Stoeck, M. Dunthorn (2013). Fossil tintinnids. In Dolan, J., D. Montagnes, S. Agatha, W. Coats, D. Stoecker (Eds.), Biology and ecology of tintinnid ciliates: models for marine plankton, pp. 186-197

Pawlowski, J., S. Audic, S. Adl,  D. Bass, L. Belbahri, C. Berney, S.S. Bowser, I. Cepicka, J. Decelle, M. Dunthorn, A.M. Fiore-Donno, G. Gile, M. Holzmann, R. Jahn, M. Jirků, P.J. Keeling, M. Kostka, A. Kudryavtsev, E. Lara, J. Lukeš, D.G. Mann, E.A.D. Mitchell, F. Nitsche, M. Romeralo, G.W. Saunders, A.G.B.

Simpson, A.V. Smirnov, J. Spouge, R.F. Stern, T. Stoeck, J. Zimmermann, D. Schindel, C. de Vargas (2012). CBOL Protist Working Group: barcoding eukaryotic richness beyond the animal, plant and fungal kingdoms. PLoS Biology 10:e1001419

Dunthorn, M., W. Foissner, L.A. Katz, T. Stoeck (2012). Congruence and indifference between two molecular markers for understanding oral evolution in the Marynidae sensu lato (Ciliophora, Colpodea). European Journal of Protistology 48:297-304

Adl, S.M., A.G.B. Simpson, C.E. Lane, J. Lukeš, D. Bass, S.S. Bowser, M.W. Brown, F. Burki, M. Dunthorn, V. Hampl, A. Heiss, M. Hoppenrath, E. Lara, L. Le Gall, D.H. Lynn, H. McManus, E.A.D. Mitchell, S.E. Mozley-Stanridge, L.W. Parfrey, J. Pawloski, S. Rueckert, L. Shadwick, C. Schoch, A. Smirnov, F. W. Spiegel (2012). The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59:429-493

Dunthorn, M., T. Stoeck, K. Wolf, H.-W. Breiner, W. Foissner (2012). Diversity and endemism of ciliates inhabiting Neotropical phytotelmata. Systematics and Biodiversity 10:195-205

Huang, J., M. Dunthorn, W. Song (2012). Expanding character sampling for the molecular phylogeny of euplotid ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora) using three markers, with a focus on the family Uronychiidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63:598-605

Trueba, G., M. Dunthorn (2012). Many neglected tropical diseases may haveoriginated in the Paleolithic or before: new insights from genetics. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 6:e1393

Dunthorn, M., L.A. Katz. (2012). Secretive ciliates and putative asexuality in microbialeukaryotes. In Schaechter, M. (Ed.), Eukaryotic microbes. Academic Press: Amsterdam, pp. 227-233

Dunthorn, M., J. Kleir, J. Bunge T. Stoeck (2012). Comparing the hyper-variable V4 and V9 regions for assessment of ciliate environmental diversity. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59:185-187

Katz, L.A., J. DeBerardinis, M. Hall, A.M. Kovner, M. Dunthorn, S.V. Muse (2011). Heterogeneous rates of molecular evolution between cryptic species of the ciliate morphospecies Chilodonella uncinata. Journal of Molecular Evolution 73: 266-722

Foissner, W., T. Stoeck, S. Agatha, M. Dunthorn (2011). Intraclass evolution and classification of the Colpodea (Ciliophora). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 58:397-415

Nebel, M., C. Pfabel, A. Stock, M. Dunthorn, T. Stoeck (2011). Delimiting operational taxonomic units for assessing ciliate environmental diversity using small-subunit rRNA gene sequences. Environmental Microbiology Reports 3:154-158

Dunthorn, M., W. Foissner, L.A. Katz (2011). Expanding character sampling in ciliate phylogenetic inference using mitochondrial SSU-rDNA as a molecular marker. Protist 162: 85-99

Yi, Z., M. Dunthorn, W. Song, T. Stoeck (2010). Increasing taxon sampling using both unidentified environmental sequences and identified cultures improves phylogenetic inference in the Prorodontida (Ciliophora, Prostomatea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:937-941

Dunthorn, M., J.H. Lipps, T. Stoeck (2010). Reassessment of the putative ciliate fossils Eotintinnopsis, Wujiangella, and Yonyangella from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo formation in China. Acta Protozoologica 49:139-144

Dunthorn, M., L.A. Katz. (2010). Secretive ciliates and putative asexuality in microbial eukaryotes. Trends in Microbiology 18:183-188

Dunthorn, M., M. Eppinger, M.V.J. Schwarz, M. Schweikert. J. Boenigk, L.A. Katz, T. Stoeck (2009). Phylogenetic placement of the Cyrtolophosididae Stokes, 1888 (Ciliophora; Colpodea) and neotypification of Aristerostoma marinum Kahl, 1931. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 59:167-180

Dunthorn, M. (2009). Foliar anatomy and fiber motifs in Mammea (Clusiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 280: 153-166

Dunthorn, M., L.A. Katz (2008). Richness of morphological hypotheses in ciliate systematics allows for detailed assessment of homology and comparisons with gene trees. Denisia 23:389-394

Dunthorn, M., N. Johnson (2008). Los Mecanismos de la Evolución. In Trueba, G.,C. Montúfar (Eds.), Big Bang a Dolly, 3rd Ed. Universidad San Francisco de Quito Press: Quito (in Spanish; = The Mechanisms of Evolution), pp. 147-154

Dunthorn, M., W. Foissner, L.A. Katz. (2008). Molecular phylogenetic analysis of theclass Colpodea (Phylum Ciliophora) using broad taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 316-327

Parfrey, L.W., E. Barbero, E. Lasser, M. Dunthorn, D. Bhattacharya, D.J. Patterson,L.A. Katz. (2006). Evaluating support for the current classification of eukaryotic diversity. PLoS Genetics 2:e220

Dunthorn, M. (2004). Cryptic dioecy in Mammea (Clusiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 249: 191-196

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