Publication list

Valkiūnas, G., Ilgūnas, M., Chagas, C.R.F., Bernotienė, R., Iezhova, T.A. (2020) Molecular characterization of swallow haemoproteids, with description of one new Haemoproteus species. Acta Tropica, 207: art. no. 105486.
Inumaru, M., Aratani, S., Shimizu, M., Yamamoto, M., Sato, Y., Murata, K., Valkiūnas, G. (2020) Penguins are competent hosts of Haemoproteus parasites: the first detection of gametocytes, with molecular characterization of Haemoproteus larae. Parasites & Vectors, 13 (1): art. no. 307.
Videvall, E., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O. (2020) Host transcriptional responses to high- and low-virulent avian malaria parasites. American Naturalist, 195 (6): 1070–1084.
Garcia-Longoria, L., Palinauskas, V., Ilgūnas, M., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O. (2020) Differential gene expression of Plasmodium homocircumflexum (lineage pCOLL4) across two experimentally infected passerine bird species. Genomics, 112 (4): 2857–2865.
Žiegytė, R., Platonova, E., Bernotienė, R., Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V. (2020) Complete sporogony of the blood parasite Haemoproteus nucleocondensus in common biting midges: why is its transmission interrupted in Europe? Parasitology, 147 (5): 593–600.
Chagas, C.R.F., Binkienė, R., Ilgūnas, M., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G (2020) The buffy coat method : a tool for detection of blood parasites without staining procedures. Parasites & Vectors, 13 (1): art. no. 13.
Venugopal, K., Hentzschel, F., Valkiūnas, G., Marti, M. (2020) Plasmodium asexual growth and sexual development in the haematopoietic niche of the host. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 18 (3): 177–189.
Bukauskaitė, D., Chagas, C.R.F., Bernotienė, R., Žiegytė, R., Ilgūnas, M., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2019) A new methodology for sporogony research of avian haemoproteids in laboratory-reared Culicoides spp., with a description of the complete sporogonic development of Haemoproteus pastoris. Parasites & Vectors. 12 (1): art. no. 582.
Groff, T.C.,Lorenz, T.J., Crespo, R., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G., Sehgal, R.N.M. (2019) Haemoproteosis lethality in a woodpecker, with molecular and morphological characterization of Haemoproteus velans (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae). International Journal for Parasitology-Parasites and Wildlife. 10: 93-100.
Valkiūnas, G., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Chagas, C.R.F., Bernotienė, R., Himmel, T., Harl, J., Weissenbock, H., Iezhova, T.A. (2019) Molecular characterization of six widespread avian haemoproteids, with description of three new Haemoproteus species. Acta Tropica. 197: art. no. UNSP 105051.
Cepeda, A.S., Lotta-Arevalo, I.A., Pinto-Osorio, D.F., Macias-Zacipa, J., Valkiūnas, G., Barato, P., Matta, N.E. (2019) Experimental characterization of the complete life cycle of Haemoproteus columbae, with a description of a natural host-parasite system used to study this infection. International Journal for Parasitology. 49 (12): 975-984.
Weinberg, J., Field, J.T., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Iezhova, T.,Valkiūnas, G., Sehgal, R.N.M. (2019) De novo transcriptome assembly and preliminary analyses of two avian malaria parasites, Plasmodium delichoni and Plasmodium homocircumfiexum. Genomics. 111 (6): 1815-1823.
Ilgūnas, M., Chagas, C.R.F., Bukauskaitė, D., Bernotienė, R., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2019) The life-cycle of the avian haemosporidian parasite Haemoproteus majoris, with emphasis on the exoerythrocytic and sporogonic development. Parasites & Vectors. 12 (1): art. no. 516.
Harl, J., Himmel, T., Valkiūnas, G., Weissenbock, H. (2019) The nuclear 18S ribosomal DNAs of avian haemosporidian parasites. Malaria Journal. 18 (1): art. no. 305.
Chagas, C.R.F., Bukauskaitė, D., Ilgūnas, M., Bernotienė, R., Iezhova, T.,Valkiūnas, G. (2019) Sporogony of four Haemoproteus species (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae), with report of in vitro ookinetes of Haemoproteus hirundinis: phylogenetic inference indicates patterns of haemosporidian parasite ookinete development. Parasites & Vectors. 12 (1): art. no. 422.
Ilgūnas, M., Palinauskas, V., Platonova, E., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2019) The experimental study on susceptibility of common European songbirds to Plasmodium elongatum (lineage pGRW6), a widespread avian malaria parasite. Malaria Journal. 18 (1): art. no. 290.
Lotta, I.A., Valkiūnas, G., Pacheco, M.A., Escalante, A.A., Hernandez, S.R., Matta, N.E. (2019) Disentangling Leucocytozoon parasite diversity in the neotropics: Descriptions of two new species and shortcomings of molecular diagnostics for leucocytozoids. International Journal for Parasitology-Parasites and Wildlife. 9: 159-173.
Pornpanom, P., Chagas, C.R.F., Lertwatcharasarakul, P., Kasorndorkbua, C., Valkiūnas, G., Salakij, C. (2019) Molecular prevalence and phylogenetic relationship of Haemoproteus and Plasmodium parasites of owls in Thailand: Data from a rehabilitation centre. International Journal for Parasitology-Parasites and Wildlife. 9: 248-257.
Bernotienė, R., Žiegytė, R., Vaitkutė, G., Valkiūnas, G. (2019) Identification of a new vector species of avian haemoproteids, with a description of methodology for the determination of natural vectors of haemosporidian parasites. Parasites & Vectors. 12: art. no. 307.
Himmel, T., Harl, J., Kubber-Heiss, A., Konicek, C., Fernandez, N., Juan-Salles, C., Ilgūnas, M., Valkiūnas, G., Weissenbock, H. (2019) Molecular probes for the identification of avian Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon parasites in tissue sections by chromogenic in situ hybridization. Parasites & Vectors. 12: art. no. 282.
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