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Next Generation Taxonomy: Ciliophora and their bacterial symbionts as a proof of concept


List of ciliate strains/species on which the multidisciplinary characterization of bacterial symbionts has been performed

List of ciliate strainsspecies on which the multidisciplinary characterization of bacterial symbionts has been performed An updated version will be provided at month 61

Midterm meeting report

Management meeting report

Kick-off meeting report

Kickoff meeting report

First progress report

Report on dissemination activity public engagement activities exploitation strategy and secondments

List of the different kind of sequences deposited in online databases

List of the different kind of sequences mitogenome symbiont genome transcriptome deposited in online databases eg GenBank An updated version will be provided at month 61


Multidisciplinary characterization of the new species Copemetopus mystakophoros and its symbionts with a proposal for the new class Copemetopea (Alveolata: Ciliophora)

Author(s): Sergei I Fokin, Valentina Serra, Leandro Gammuto, Alessandro Allievi, Giulio Petroni, Letizia Modeo
Published in: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2023, ISSN 0024-4082
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac114

The neotypification of Frontonia vernalis (Ehrenberg, 1833) Ehrenberg, 1838 and the description of Frontonia paravernalis sp. nov. trigger a critical revision of frontoniid systematics

Author(s): Valentina Serra; Aldo D’Alessandro; Venkatamahesh Nitla; Leandro Gammuto; Letizia Modeo; Giulio Petroni; Sergei I. Fokin
Published in: BMC Zoology 6(1) 4, Issue 4, 2021, ISSN 2056-3132
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1186/s40850-021-00067-9

'Candidatus Gromoviella agglomerans', a novel intracellular Holosporaceae parasite of the ciliate Paramecium showing marked genome reduction.

Author(s): Michele Castelli; Olivia Lanzoni; Olivia Lanzoni; Michele Giovannini; Natalia Lebedeva; Leandro Gammuto; Davide Sassera; Maksim Melekhin; Alexey Potekhin; Sergei I. Fokin; Sergei I. Fokin; Giulio Petroni
Published in: Environmental microbiology reports, Issue 1, 2022, ISSN 1758-2229
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.13021

Phylogeny of Neobursaridium reshapes the systematics of Paramecium (Oligohymenophorea, Ciliophora)

Author(s): Valentina Serra; Sergei I. Fokin; Sergei I. Fokin; Sergei I. Fokin; Leandro Gammuto; Venkatamahesh Nitla; Michele Castelli; Charan Kumar Basuri; Adireddy Satyaveni; Bhagavatula Venkata Sandeep; Letizia Modeo; Giulio Petroni
Published in: Zoologica Scripta, Issue 1, 2020, ISSN 1463-6409
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12464

"‘Candidatus Sarmatiella mevalonica’ endosymbiont of the ciliate Paramecium provides insights on evolutionary plasticity among Rickettsiales"

Author(s): Castelli, M.; Lanzoni, O.; Nardi, T.; Lometto, S.; Modeo, L.; Potekhin, A.; Sassera, D.; Petroni, G.
Published in: Environmental microbiology, Issue 1, 2021, ISSN 1462-2920
Publisher: Society for Applied Microbiology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.15396

Bacterial symbiosis in ciliates (Alveolata, Ciliophora): Roads traveled and those still to be taken

Author(s): Sergei I. Fokin; Valentina Serra
Published in: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Issue 2, 2022, ISSN 1550-7408
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12886

Holospora-like bacteria “Candidatus Gortzia yakutica” and Preeria caryophila: ultrastructure, promiscuity, and biogeography of the symbionts.

Author(s): Fokin, S. I., Lebedeva, N. A., Potekhin, A., Gammuto, L., Petroni, G., & Serra, V. (2023).
Published in: European Journal of Protistology, 2023, ISSN 0932-4739
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2023.125998

The obligate symbiont “Candidatus Megaira polyxenophila” has variable effects on the growth of different host species

Author(s): Pasqualetti, C., Szokoli, F., Rindi, L., Petroni, G., & Schrallhammer, M.
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01425

Characterization of a Pseudokeronopsis Strain (Ciliophora, Urostylida) and Its Bacterial Endosymbiont “Candidatus Trichorickettsia”(Alphaproteobacteria, Rickettsiales)

Author(s): Castelli, M., Serra, V., Gammuto, L., Senra, M. V., Modeo, L., & Petroni, G.
Published in: Diversity, 2022, ISSN 1424-2818
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/d14121032

Cryptic diversity in Paramecium multimicronucleatum revealed with a polyphasic approach

Author(s): Melekhin, M., Yakovleva, Y., Lebedeva, N., Nekrasova, I., Nikitashina, L., Castelli, M., Mayén-Estrada, R., Romanovich, E.A., Petroni, G., & Potekhin, A.
Published in: Microorganisms, 2022, ISSN 2076-2607
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms10050974

Algal diversity in Paramecium bursaria: species identification, detection of Choricystis parasitica, and assessment of the interaction specificity.

Author(s): Flemming, F. E., Potekhin, A., Pröschold, T., & Schrallhammer, M.
Published in: Diversity, 2020, ISSN 1424-2818
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/d12080287

"Morphology, ultrastructure, genomics, and phylogeny of Euplotes vanleeuwenhoeki sp. nov. and its ultra-reduced endosymbiont ""Candidatus Pinguicoccus supinus"" sp. nov"

Author(s): Valentina Serra; Leandro Gammuto; Venkatamahesh Nitla; Michele Castelli; Michele Castelli; Olivia Lanzoni; Davide Sassera; Claudio Bandi; Bhagavatula Venkata Sandeep; Franco Verni; Letizia Modeo; Giulio Petroni
Published in: Scientific Reports, Vol 10, Iss 1, Pp 1-27 (2020), Issue 2, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-76348-z

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