Publications of the year 2017

» Reviewed publications
» Books, Conference Proceedings, Reports, Book Reviews, Abstracts, Others
» Diploma & Masters Theses
» Dissertations

Reviewed publications

  • Albrecht M., Pröschold T., Schumann R. (2017). Identification of Cyanobacteria in a Eutrophic Coastal Laggon on the Southern Baltic Coast. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:923

  • Bergkemper V., Weisse T. (2017). Phytoplankton response to the summer heat wave 2015 – a case study from prealpine Lake Mondsee, Austria. Inland Waters 7:88-99 PDF

  • Cieplinski A., Weisse T. & Obertegger, U. (2017). High diversity in Keratella cochlearis (Rotifera, Monogononta) - morphological and genetic evidence. Hydrobiologia, 796:145-159, doi: 10.1007/s10750-016-2781-z

  • Darienko T., Pröschold T. (2017). Toward a monograph of non-marine Ulvophyceae using an integrative approach
    (Molecular phylogeny and systematics of terrestrial Ulvophyceae II.). Phytotaxa 324(1):001-041.

  • Dion-Côté A.-M., Symonová R., Lamaze F.C., Pelikánová Š., Ráb P., Bernatchez L. (2017). Standing chromosomal variation in Lake Whitefish species pairs: the role of historical contingency and relevance for speciation. Molecular Ecology, 178-192. doi: 10.1111/mec.13816

  • Entfellner E., Frei M., Christiansen G., Deng L., Blom J., Kurmayer R. (2017): Evolution of anabaenopeptin peptide structural variability in the cyanobacterium Planktothrix. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:219, 

  • Hahn M.W., Huymann L.R., Koll U., Schmidt J., Lang E.,  Hoetzinger M. (2017). Polynucleobacter wuianus sp. nov., a free-living freshwater bacterium affiliated with the cryptic species complex PnecC. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67:379–385

  • Hahn M.W., Karbon G., Koll U., Schmidt J., Lang E. (2017). Polynucleobacter sphagniphilus sp. nov. a planktonic freshwater bacterium isolated from an acidic and humic freshwater habitat. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67:3261-3267

  • Hahn M.W., Koll U., Karbon G., Schmidt J., Lang E. (2017). Polynucleobacter aenigmaticus sp. nov. isolated from the permanently anoxic monimolimnion of a meromictic lake in Austria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67:4646–4654 doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002347

  • Hahn M.W., Schmidt J., Ssanyu G.A., Kyrpides N.C., Whitman W.B. (2017) Reclassification of a Polynucleobacter cosmopolitanus strain isolated from tropical Lake Victoria as Polynucleobacter victoriensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67: 5087-5093 DOI:10.1099/ijsem.0.002421

  • Hahn M.W., Schmidt J., Koll U., Rohde M., Verbarg S., Pitt  A., Nakai R., Naganuma T., Lang E. (2017). Silvanigrella aquatica gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a freshwater lake, description of Silvanigrellaceae fam. nov. and Silvanigrellales ord. nov., reclassification of the order Bdellovibrionales in the class Oligoflexia, reclassification of the families Bacteriovoracaceae and Halobacteriovoraceae in the new order Bacteriovoracales ord. nov., and reclassification of the family Pseudobacteriovoracaceae in the order Oligoflexales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 67:2555–2568  doi:

  • Hoetzinger M., Hahn M. W. (2017). Genomic divergence and cohesion in a species of pelagic freshwater bacteria. BMC Genomics 18: 794

  • Hoetzinger M., Hahn M.W., Jezberová J., Schmidt J., Koll U. (2017). Microdiversification of a pelagic Polynucleobacter species is mainly driven by acquisition of genomic islands from a partially interspecific gene pool. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM) 83: 3 e02266-16,

  • Majtánová Z., Symonová R., Arias-Rodriguez L., Sallan L., Ráb P. (2017). "Holostei versus Halecostomi" problem: insight from cytogenetics of ancient non-teleost actinopterygian fish, bowfin Amia calva. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 328(7): 620-628 doi:10.1002/jez.b.22720

  • Marić S., Stanković D., Wanzenböck J.,  Šanda R., Erős T., Takács P., Specziár A., Sekulić N., Bănăduc D., Ćaleta M., Trombitsky I., Galambos L., Sipos S., Snoj A. (2017). Phylogeography and population genetics of the European mudminnow (Umbra krameri) with a time-calibrated phylogeny for the family Umbridae. Hydrobiologia 792:151-168


  • Meriluoto J., Blaha L. , Bojadzija G., Bormans M., Brient L., Codd G.A., Drobac D., Faassen E.J., Fastner J., Hiskia A., Ibelings B.W. , Kaloudis T., Kokocinski M., Kurmayer R., Pantelić D., Quesada A., Salmaso N., Tokodi N., Triantis T.M., Visser P.M.  Svirčev Z. (2017). Toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in European waters - recent progress achieved through the CYANOCOST Action and challenges for further research. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology 8(1):161-178 doi:10.4081/aiol.2017.6429

  • Michaloudi E., Mills S., Papakostas S., Stelzer C.-P., Triantafyllidis A., Kappas I., Vasileiadou K., Proios K., Abatzopoulos T.J. (2017). Morphological and taxonomic demarcation of Brachionus asplanchnoidis Charin within the Brachionus plicatilis cryptic species complex (Rotifera, Monogononta). Hydrobiologia, 796(1): 19-37 doi 10.1007/s10750-016-2924-2

  • Mills S., Alcántara-Rodríguez J.A., Ciros-Pérez J., Gómez A., Hagiwara A., Hinson Galindo K., Jersabek C.D., Malekzadeh-Viayeh R., Leasi F., Lee J.-S., Welch D.B.M., Papakostas S., Riss S., Segers H., Serra M., Shiel R., Smolak R., Snell R.L., Stelzer C.-P., Tang C.Q., Wallace R.L., Fontaneto D., Walsh E.J. (2017). Fifteen species in one: deciphering the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera, Monogononta) through DNA taxonomy. Hydrobiologia  796(1): 39-58, doi 10.1007/s10750-016-2725-7. PDF

  • Ramler D., Palandacic A., Delmastro G., Wanzenböck J., Ahnelt H. (2017). Morphological divergence of lake and stream Phoxinus of Northern Italy and the Danube basin based on geometric morphometric analysis. Ecology and Evolution 7(2): 572-584. doi 10.1002/ece3.2648 available online

  • Riss S., Arthofer W., Steiner F.M., Schlick-Steiner B.C., Pichler M., Stadler P., Stelzer C.-P. (2017). Do genome size differences within Brachionus asplanchnoidis (Rotifera, Monogononta) cause reproductive barriers among geographic populations? Hydrobiologia, 796(1): 59-75.  doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2872-x

  • Schabetsberger R., Sichrowsky U., Scheck A., Schagerl M., Mähnert B.,  Sonntag B., Pall K. (2017). First limnological characterization of the crater-lake Billy Mitchell (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea). Pacific Science 71(1): 29-44.

  • Scheuerl T., Stelzer C.-P. (2017). Sex initiates adaptive evolution by recombination between beneficial loci. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0177895.

  • Sendek D. S.; Bochkarev N. A., Zuykova E. I., Politov D. V., Wanzenböck J., Himberg M., Titov S. F. (2017). Signs of introgression of Baikal omul (Coregonus migratorius) or Arctic cisco (C. autumnalis) into European whitefish (C. lavaretus) in the eastern Baltic Sea. Fundamental and Applied Limnology/Archiv für Hydrobiologie 189(3): 209-225 DOI:

  • Sonntag B, Kammerlander B, Summerer M (2017). Bioaccumulation of ultraviolet sunscreen compounds (mycosporine-like amino acids) by the heterotrophic freshwater ciliate Bursaridium living in alpine lakes. Inland Waters 7:1, 55-64 doi 10.1080/20442041.2017.1294348

  • Steinbacher P., Wanzenböck J., Brandauer M., Holper R., Landertshammer J., Mayr M., Platzl C., Stoiber W. (2017). Thermal experience during embryogenesis contributes to the induction of dwarfism in whitefish Coregonus lavaretus. PLOSone 12(9):e0185384

  • Stelzer C.P. (2017). Extremely short diapause in rotifers and its fitness consequences. Hydrobiologia, 796(1): 255-264.  

  • Symonová R., Majtánová Z., Arias-Rodriguez L., Mořkovský L., Kořínková T., Cavin L., Johnson Pokorná M., Doležálková M., Flajšhans M., Normandeau E., Ráb P., Meyer A., Bernatchez L. (2017). Genome Compositional Organization in Gars Shows More 1 Similarities to Mammals than to Other Ray-Finned Fish. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 328(7): 607-619.  doi:10.1002/jez.b.22719

  • Symonová R., Havelka M., Amemiya C.T., Howell W.M., Kořínková T., Flajšhans M., Gela D., Ráb P. (2017). Molecular cytogenetic differentiation of paralogs of Hox paralogs in duplicated and re-diploidized genome of the North American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), BMC Genetics 18(1):19  doi:10.1186/s12863-017-0484-8.

  • Symonová R., Ocalewicz K., Kirtiklis L., Delmastro G., Pelikánová Š., Kovařík A. (2017). Higher-order organisation of extremely amplified, potentially functional and massively methylated 5S rDNA in European pikes (Esox sp.) BMC Genomics 18:391, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-3774-7

  • Vannini C. , Sigona C., Hahn M.W., Petroni G., Fujishima M. (2017). High degree of specificity in the association between symbiotic Betaproteobacteria and the host Euplotes (Ciliophora, Euplotia). Eur. J. Protistol. 59:124–132

  • Warren, A., Patterson, D.J., Dunthorn, M., Clamp, J.C., Achilles-Daye, 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., Manserg, R.I., Martin-Cereceda, M., McMiller, N., Montagnes, D., Nikolaeva, S., Ong’ondo, G.O., Perez-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., doi:10.1111/jeu.12391

  • Weisse, T. (2017). Functional diversity of aquatic ciliates. European Journal of Protistology EJOP 24492, 61B, 331-358, doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2017.04.001

  • Woolway R.I., Carrea L., Merchant C.M., Dokulil M.T. et al. (2017). Lake surface temperature [in "State of the Climate in 2016"]. Bull.Amer.Meteor.Soc. 98(8):13-14, doi:10.1175/2017BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.

  • Woolway R.I., Dokulil M.T., Marszelewski W., Schmid M., Bouffard D., Merchant C.J. (2017). Warming of Central European lakes and their response to the 1980s climate regime shift. Climate Change 142:505520 doi:10.1007/s10584-017-1966-4


Books, Conference Proceedings, Reports, Book Reviews, Abstracts, Others

  • Dokulil, M.T. (2017). Biodiversity, Bioindicators and Biogeography of Freshwater Algae.
    In: Ansari, A.A.; Gill, S.S.; Khorshid, Z.; Naeem, M.: Plant Biodiversity. Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation. Wallingford [u.a.]: CAB International Publishing, ISBN 9781780646947, S. 295 - 308. cover

  • Kurmayer, R., A. Wilmotte, K. Sivonen, N. Salmaso (eds.) 2017. Molecular tools for the detection and quantification of toxigenic cyanobacteria, 276pp. Wiley & Sons Limited

  • Kurmayer R. (2017). "Cyanobakterien". Gespräch mit Melanie Bartos im Podcast "Zeit für Wissenschaft", Universität Innsbruck,

  • Stelzer C.P. (2017). Life history variation in monogonont rotifers. In: Hagiwara A. & Yoshinaga T.: Rotifers: Aquaculture, Ecology, Gerontology, and Ecotoxicology. Springer, preview, 180pp., doi 10.1007/978-981-10-5635-2

  • Sukhanova, L., Politov, D., Wanzenböck, J., Winfield, I. (2017). Editorial to the Special Issue in Fundamental and Applied Limnology:  Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes - 12th ISBMCF. Fundam.Appl.Limnol. 189(3): 177-179, doi. 10.1127/fal/2017/1028

  • Thalinger B., Aufschnaiter U., Kirschner D., Moritz C., Sapelza A., Schwarzenberger R., Wanzenböck J., Traugott M. (2017). Molekulare Detektion aquatischer Organismen anhand von Wasserproben, Acta ZooBot Austria 154, S. 209 - 211pdf


Diploma & Masters Theses 

  • Baumann, K. (2017). The role of lateral gene transfer for secondary metabolites among bloom-forming cyanobacteria. 112pp. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria (supervision, R. Kurmayer)

  • Nachbaur L. (2017). Explorative approach investigating life (microorganisms) in a drop of water – planktonic ciliates as model organisms in lake microbial food webs. - Planktonciliaten als Modellorganismen im mikrobiellen Nahrungsnetz des Mondsees. Das Leben im Wassertropfen forschend erlernen. 78pp., Diploma study "Biologie und Umweltkunde", University of Innsbruck, Austria (supervision, B. Sonntag, B. Kammerlander)

  • Olokotum, M. (2017). The occurrence and elimination of cyanobacterial toxins in potable water in Uganda. A Case of Gaba III and Walukuba Waterworks. 74pp. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria (supervision, R. Kurmayer)



  • Ficker, H. (2017). Populationsmodellierung von Coregonenbeständen im Alpenraum unter dem Einfluss klimatischer Veränderungen und Fischerei/Population modeling of Alpine whitefish stocks with reference to climatic impacts and recreational fisheries, 91 pp., PhD-thesis University of Salzburg (supervision: J. Wanzenböck).

  • Hoetzinger, M. (2017). Microevolution of a pelagic Polynucleobacter species: Evolutionary genomics and ecophysiology, PhD-thesis University of Salzburg (supervision: M. Hahn)

  • Kammerlander, B. (2017). Diversity and ecology of ciliate communities in alpine lakes of contrasting transparency, PhD-thesis University of Innsbruck (supervision: B. Sonntag)
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