Thorsten Stoeck

Summary

Affiliation: University of Kaiserslautern
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Environmental rRNA inventories miss over half of protistan diversity
    Sunok Jeon
    Department of Environmental Science, Kangwon National University, Kangwon Do, Korea
    BMC Microbiol 8:222. 2008
  2. pmc Massively parallel tag sequencing reveals the complexity of anaerobic marine protistan communities
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    BMC Biol 7:72. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Mol Ecol 19:21-31. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Multigene phylogenies of clonal Spumella-like strains, a cryptic heterotrophic nanoflagellate, isolated from different geographical regions
    Thorsten Stoeck
    School of Biology, University Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrödinger Str 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:716-24. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Small-subunit rRNA Phylogenies Suggest That Epalxella antiquorum (penard, 1922) corliss, 1960 (ciliophora, odontostomatida) is a member of the plagyopylea
    Thorsten Stoeck
    FB Biologie Abteilung Okologie, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Kaiserlautern D 67663, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:436-42. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence for local ciliate endemism in an alpine anoxic lake
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Universitat Kaiserslautern, FB Biologie, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, 67633, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Microb Ecol 54:478-86. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A molecular approach to identify active microbes in environmental eukaryote clone libraries
    Thorsten Stoeck
    School of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, D 67663, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Microb Ecol 53:328-39. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Cellular identity of an 18S rRNA gene sequence clade within the class Kinetoplastea: the novel genus Actuariola gen. nov. (Neobodonida) with description of the type species Actuariola framvarensis sp. nov
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Biology, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrödinger Str 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2623-35. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Microbial eukaryotes in the hypersaline anoxic L'Atalante deep-sea basin
    Eva Alexander
    University of Kaiserslautern, School of Biology, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 11:360-81. 2009
  10. pmc Environmental selection of protistan plankton communities in hypersaline anoxic deep-sea basins, Eastern Mediterranean Sea
    Sabine Filker
    School of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, D 67663, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Microbiologyopen 2:54-63. 2013

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Publications38

  1. pmc Environmental rRNA inventories miss over half of protistan diversity
    Sunok Jeon
    Department of Environmental Science, Kangwon National University, Kangwon Do, Korea
    BMC Microbiol 8:222. 2008
    ..Here we attempt to discriminate between these possibilities by statistically analysing four protistan inventories obtained using different general eukaryotic PCR primers...
  2. pmc Massively parallel tag sequencing reveals the complexity of anaerobic marine protistan communities
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    BMC Biol 7:72. 2009
    ..We here present a novel, highly conservative bioinformatic analysis pipeline for the processing of large tag sequence data sets...
  3. doi request reprint Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Mol Ecol 19:21-31. 2010
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  4. doi request reprint Multigene phylogenies of clonal Spumella-like strains, a cryptic heterotrophic nanoflagellate, isolated from different geographical regions
    Thorsten Stoeck
    School of Biology, University Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrödinger Str 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:716-24. 2008
    ..We confirm the validity of the SSU rDNA Spumella-like phyloclades and support the suggestion that these clades indeed seem to reflect certain ecophysiological adaptations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Small-subunit rRNA Phylogenies Suggest That Epalxella antiquorum (penard, 1922) corliss, 1960 (ciliophora, odontostomatida) is a member of the plagyopylea
    Thorsten Stoeck
    FB Biologie Abteilung Okologie, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Kaiserlautern D 67663, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:436-42. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence for local ciliate endemism in an alpine anoxic lake
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Universitat Kaiserslautern, FB Biologie, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, 67633, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Microb Ecol 54:478-86. 2007
    ..As a consequence, we argue that protist species richness can only be reliably accounted for by considering both molecular and morphological data...
  7. ncbi request reprint A molecular approach to identify active microbes in environmental eukaryote clone libraries
    Thorsten Stoeck
    School of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, D 67663, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Microb Ecol 53:328-39. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Cellular identity of an 18S rRNA gene sequence clade within the class Kinetoplastea: the novel genus Actuariola gen. nov. (Neobodonida) with description of the type species Actuariola framvarensis sp. nov
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Biology, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrödinger Str 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2623-35. 2005
    ..nov., is proposed. Here, we characterize its type species, Actuariola framvarensis sp. nov., and provide an in situ tool to access the organism in nature and study its ecology...
  9. doi request reprint Microbial eukaryotes in the hypersaline anoxic L'Atalante deep-sea basin
    Eva Alexander
    University of Kaiserslautern, School of Biology, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 11:360-81. 2009
    ..The deep hypersaline anoxic basins in the Mediterranean Sea provide an ideal platform to test for this hypothesis and are promising targets for the discovery of undescribed protists with unknown physiological capabilities...
  10. pmc Environmental selection of protistan plankton communities in hypersaline anoxic deep-sea basins, Eastern Mediterranean Sea
    Sabine Filker
    School of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, D 67663, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Microbiologyopen 2:54-63. 2013
    ..We identified sodium, magnesium, sulfate, and oxygen playing in concerto as dominant environmental drivers for the structuring of protistan plankton communities in the Eastern Mediterranean DHABs...
  11. pmc Evidence for isolated evolution of deep-sea ciliate communities through geological separation and environmental selection
    Alexandra Stock
    University of Kaiserslautern, School of Biology, Erwin Schroedinger Str, 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    BMC Microbiol 13:150. 2013
    ..Geospatial distributions and responses of marine ciliates to differential hydrochemistries suggest strong physical and chemical barriers to dispersal that influence the evolution of this plankton group...
  12. pmc The search finds an end: colpodidiids belong to the Class Nassophorea (ciliophora)
    Hans Werner Breiner
    University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Ecology, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 55:100-2. 2008
    ..Bayesian inference methods and evolutionary distance analyses confirmed the assignment of these taxa to the class Nassophorea...
  13. ncbi request reprint Diversity estimates of microeukaryotes below the chemocline of the anoxic Mariager Fjord, Denmark
    Alexandra Zuendorf
    School of Biology, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 58:476-91. 2006
    ..Assuming eukaryotic evolution under oxygen-depleted conditions, these sequences may represent immediate descendants of early eukaryotic ancestors...
  14. doi request reprint Spatio-temporal variations in protistan communities along an O/HS gradient in the anoxic Framvaren Fjord (Norway)
    Anke Behnke
    Department of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 72:89-102. 2010
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  15. pmc Microeukaryote community patterns along an O2/H2S gradient in a supersulfidic anoxic fjord (Framvaren, Norway)
    Anke Behnke
    Department of Biology, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrödinger Strasse 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3626-36. 2006
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  16. doi request reprint Microbial eukaryote life in the new hypersaline deep-sea basin Thetis
    Alexandra Stock
    Department of Ecology, School of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Strasse 14, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Extremophiles 16:21-34. 2012
    ..This contradicts previous assumptions that such extremely high salt concentrations are anathema to eukaryotic life. The upper salinity limits for eukaryotic life remain unidentified...
  17. doi request reprint Sample pooling obscures diversity patterns in intertidal ciliate community composition and structure
    Matthias Engel
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79:741-50. 2012
    ..Assuming that the most abundant taxa in an ecosystem under study are also the ones driving ecosystem processes, sample pooling may still be effective for the analyses of ecological key players...
  18. ncbi request reprint Morphology, ultrastructure, molecular phylogeny, and autecology of Euplotes elegans Kahl, 1932 (Hypotrichida; Euplotidae) isolated from the anoxic Mariager Fjord, Denmark
    M V Julian Schwarz
    TU Kaiserslautern, School of Biology, Erwin Schroedinger Strasse 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:125-36. 2007
    ..The molecular data cluster E. elegans with Euplotes raikovi, a member of the Euplotopsis group. The data suggest that the E. elegans-E. raikovi clade represents an isolated and deep branch at the base of the Euplotes tree...
  19. pmc Cellular identification of a novel uncultured marine stramenopile (MAST-12 Clade) small-subunit rRNA gene sequence from a norwegian estuary by use of fluorescence in situ hybridization-scanning electron microscopy
    Karolina Kolodziej
    School of Biology, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:2718-26. 2007
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  20. pmc Protistan diversity in the Arctic: a case of paleoclimate shaping modern biodiversity?
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    PLoS ONE 2:e728. 2007
    ..Here we consider the paleoclimate data record, inferring that present-day hot and cold environments should contain, respectively, the largest and the smallest diversity of ancestral lineages of microbial eukaryotes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Protistan grazing in a meromictic freshwater lake with anoxic bottom water
    Andreas Oikonomou
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 87:691-703. 2014
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  22. ncbi request reprint A multiple PCR-primer approach to access the microeukaryotic diversity in environmental samples
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Protist 157:31-43. 2006
    ..A single sample appears to contain thousands of largely novel protistan species. Multiple PCR primer combinations may be needed to capture these species...
  23. ncbi request reprint A morphogenetic survey on ciliate plankton from a mountain lake pinpoints the necessity of lineage-specific barcode markers in microbial ecology
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 16:430-44. 2014
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  24. doi request reprint Depicting more accurate pictures of protistan community complexity using pyrosequencing of hypervariable SSU rRNA gene regions
    Anke Behnke
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, D 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Environ Microbiol 13:340-9. 2011
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  25. pmc Congruence and indifference between two molecular markers for understanding oral evolution in the Marynidae sensu lato (Ciliophora, Colpodea)
    Micah Dunthorn
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Eur J Protistol 48:297-304. 2012
    ..In light of this indifference and an increased amount of nuclear and mitochondrial SSU-rDNA data, alternative hypotheses of oral evolution in the Colpodida are presented...
  26. doi request reprint Comparing the hyper-variable V4 and V9 regions of the small subunit rDNA for assessment of ciliate environmental diversity
    Micah Dunthorn
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, 67653, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 59:185-7. 2012
    ..Thus, studies that use the V4 will estimate similar values of phylotype richness and community structure as would have been estimated using the full-length SSU-rDNA...
  27. doi request reprint Delimiting operational taxonomic units for assessing ciliate environmental diversity using small-subunit rRNA gene sequences
    Markus Nebel
    Departments of Informatics Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Environ Microbiol Rep 3:154-8. 2011
    ..However, we suggest refraining from reconciling SSU rRNA gene-based OTUs and ciliate morphotypes; these OTUs should be used to analyse ciliate phylotype diversity, not ciliate species diversity...
  28. pmc Morphological and molecular characterization of Paramecium (Viridoparamecium nov. subgen.) chlorelligerum Kahl (Ciliophora)
    Martin Kreutz
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrödinger Strasse 14, D 67663, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 59:548-63. 2012
    ..Thus, we classify P. chlorelligerum in a new subgenus: Paramecium (Viridoparamecium) chlorelligerum. The symbiotic alga belongs to the little-known genus Meyerella, as yet recorded only from the plankton of a North American lake...
  29. ncbi request reprint Identification of the pathogenic ciliate Pseudocohnilembus persalinus (Oligohymenophorea: Scuticociliatia) by fluorescence in situ hybridization
    Zifeng Zhan
    Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern 67653, Germany
    Eur J Protistol 50:16-24. 2014
    ..persalinus infections on host fish, as well as other susceptible organisms in aquiculture water. It may also be used in studies of the geographical distribution of this scuticociliate...
  30. ncbi request reprint "Candidatus Haloectosymbiotes riaformosensis" (Halobacteriaceae), an archaeal ectosymbiont of the hypersaline ciliate Platynematum salinarum
    Sabine Filker
    University of Kaiserslautern, School of Biology, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, D 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Syst Appl Microbiol 37:244-51. 2014
    ..Based on the phylogenetic analyses and growth experiments we propose the classification of this novel organism in a new genus, with the taxon name "Candidatus Haloectosymbiotes riaformosensis". ..
  31. ncbi request reprint JAGUC--a software package for environmental diversity analyses
    Markus E Nebel
    Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    J Bioinform Comput Biol 9:749-73. 2011
    ..The bottleneck, however, is the computational processing of these massive sequence data, without which, biologists are hardly able to exploit the full information included in these sequence data...
  32. doi request reprint Increasing taxon sampling using both unidentified environmental sequences and identified cultures improves phylogenetic inference in the Prorodontida (Ciliophora, Prostomatea)
    Zhenzhen Yi
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:937-41. 2010
    ..This approach to increasing taxon sampling using unidentified environmental sequences can be used in other ciliate clades in which there is also low taxon sampling...
  33. doi request reprint Placing environmental next-generation sequencing amplicons from microbial eukaryotes into a phylogenetic context
    Micah Dunthorn
    Department of Ecology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 31:993-1009. 2014
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  34. ncbi request reprint Differential thermal adaptation of clonal strains of a protist morphospecies originating from different climatic zones
    Jens Boenigk
    Institute for Limnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Mondseestrasse 9, A 5310 Mondsee, Austria
    Environ Microbiol 9:593-602. 2007
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  35. ncbi request reprint Rigidothrix goiseri nov. gen., nov. spec. (Rigidotrichidae nov. fam.), a new "flagship" ciliate from the Niger floodplain breaks the flexibility-dogma in the classification of stichotrichine spirotrichs (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea)
    Wilhelm Foissner
    Universitat Salzburg, FB Organismische Biologie, A 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Eur J Protistol 42:249-67. 2006
    ..gen., the latter comprising Rigidothrix-like stichotrichs with cyrtohymenid oral apparatus. The conspicuous size and shape make R. goiseri a biogeographic flagship likely confined to Africa...
  36. pmc Methodology of protistan discovery: from rRNA detection to quality scanning electron microscope images
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, East Point, Nahant, Massachusetts 01908, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:6856-63. 2003
    ..The new methodology thus opens a way for fine microscopy studies of many organisms previously known exclusively by their 18S rRNA sequences...
  37. pmc Novel eukaryotes from the permanently anoxic Cariaco Basin (Caribbean Sea)
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, Nahant, Massachusetts 01908, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:5656-63. 2003
    ..These newly discovered protists may retain traits reminiscent of an early eukaryotic ancestor(s)...
  38. pmc Novel eukaryotic lineages inferred from small-subunit rRNA analyses of oxygen-depleted marine environments
    Thorsten Stoeck
    Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, East Point, Nahant, MA 01908, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:2657-63. 2003
    ..This suggests that oxygen-depleted environments harbor diverse communities of novel organisms, which may provide an interesting window into the early evolution of eukaryotes...