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Metadata and Museum registration numbers for all sequenced and unsequenced specimens submitted to the Queensland Museum, Australia, as part of the following publication: First elucidation of a didymozoid life cycle: Saccularina magnacetabula n. gen. n. sp. infecting an arcid bivalve. Relevant DNA sequences were submitted in GenBank.
The first first-intermediate host for a species of Didymozoidae (Trematoda: Hemiuroidea), a bivalve of the family Arcidae, is identified using multi-loci molecular data. First intermediate, (likely) third intermediate, and adult stages of a new didymozoid taxon (Saccularina magnacetabula n. gen. n. sp.) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia were...
Evaluating the causes and consequences of dominance by a limited number of taxa in phytoplankton communities is of huge importance in the current context of increasing anthropogenic pressures on natural ecosystems. This is of particular concern in densely populated urban areas where usages and impacts of human populations on water ecosystems are st...
The extent to which stochastic and deterministic processes influence variations in species communities across space and time remains a central question in theoretical and applied ecology. Despite their high dispersal ability, the composition of phytoplankton communities displays striking spatial variations among lakes even at small spatial scale. T...
Inform the life-cycles, systematics and species diversity of hemiuroid trematodes in Australian waters. This project includes the study of life-cycles of the Didymozoidae, the use of pleustonic and planktonic organisms in hemiuroid life-cycles, and the description of new didymozoid species from Australasia.
The ancestral definitive hosts of the Trematoda (Platyhelminthes) are understood to be marine teleost fishes, which concentrate the highest trematode diversity found on the planet. However, omics research has so far focused solely on trematode species infecting human, cattle, pets. and birds due to the high pathogenic potential of these parasites. In this project, I aim to provide the first transcriptome assembly of a marine fish-infecting trematode, Hirudinella ventricosa, in order to shed light on the particular features of genetic adaptation of this parasite compared to its terrestrial counterparts. This project forms part of my PhD thesis.