Christian Spanner


Present position:

PhD student

Research area:

Ciliate ecology and taxonomy



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Academic History

  • Since 03.2024 PhD Student at Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, University of Innsbruck
  • 2019: MSc thesis at University of Innsbruck "Endosymbiotische Süßwasseralgen und ihr Ciliaten-Wirt Paramecium bursaria: Morphologie, Phylogenie und Ökologie", supervision B. Sonntag together with T. Pröschold



Research interests:
under construction

Current Research projects:

  • Concert of trumpets: next generation taxonomy of Stentor - FWF PAT 8010623 (Jan 2024-Oct 2027), PI: B. Sonntag



Spanner C., Darienko T., Filker S., Sonntag B., Pröschold T. (2022). Morphological diversity and molecular phylogeny of five Paramecium bursaria (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) syngens and the identification of their green algal endosymbionts, Scientific Reports 12: 18089, doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-22284-7

Spanner C., Darienko T., Biehler T., Sonntag B., Pröschold T. (2020). Endosymbiotic green algae in Paramecium bursaria: A new isolation method and a simple diagnostic PCR approach for the identification, Diversity 12(6):240 doi:10.3390/d12060240



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