Lukeš Julius

Prof., Ph.D.
Born May 14, 1963 in České Budějovice

  • Member of Learned Society since 2004 

Professional Experience

  • 1991-present Research Scientist, Institute of Parasitology, České Budějovice
  • 1992-2012 Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology
  • 1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, E.C.Slater Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1995-present Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Parasitology
  • 1994-1997 Assistant, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  • 1997-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside
  • 1998-1999 Visiting Scientist, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2003-2012 Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, University of South Bohemia
  • 2006-present Professor, Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia
  • 2007-2012 Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Sciences 
  • 2008-present Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Agriculture
  • 2008-2012 Head of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology    
  • 2012-present Director of the Institute of Parasitology
  • 2012-present Committee member of the International Society of Protistologists

Honors and Awards

  • 1993 EMBO Fellowship
  • 1995 Fulbright Travel Grant
  • 1997 Young Scientist Award of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2000-2005 European Councillor of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
  • 2006-2008 President of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
  • 2002 Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding young researchers
  • 2003-2009 President of the Czech Society of Protozoology
  • 2004-present Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
  • 2007 Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2007-2009 Vice-president of the International Society of Protistologists
  • 2009-2011 Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • 2011 Prize of the Minister of Education for Excellence in Research
  • 2012-present Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • 2013-present Member of the Faculty of 1000
  • 2013 Medal from the mayor for merits in research and education
  • 2014-present Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology

Invited Lectures

University of Hannover, Germany, 1991
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1993, 1994, 2003
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1995
State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, 1995
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, 1995
Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA, 1997
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, 1997, 2000
University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 1998, 1999, 2002
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2010
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 2000
Institute of Cytology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001
De Duve Institute of Pathology, Brussels, Belgium, 2002, 2006
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, 2002
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2003, 2008
CIRAD, Montpellier, France, 2003
Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2014
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2004
University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 2004
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA, 2004
New York University, New York, USA, 2004
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2004
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2005
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vancouver, Canada, 2005, 2006
Foundation Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, USA, 2006, 2010
Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 2006
South Medical University, Guangzhou, China, 2006
Kuvin Centre, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2006
Technion-Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2006
University of California, Riverside, USA, 2007
Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 2008
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., 2008
Newcastle University, U.K., 2008
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Quebec, Canada, 2008
University of Cambridge, U.K., 2008
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2008
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
University of Bern, Switzerland, 2008
University of California, Irvine, USA, 2009
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2009
University of Cardiff, Cardiff, U.K., 2010
University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, 2010
Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 2010
Seattle Biomed, Seattle, USA, 2010, 2012
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2011, 2013
King Abdulah University, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2011
Molecular Biology Laboratory, Cambridge, U.K., 2011
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011, 2012
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2011
Biodiversity Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., 2012
University of California, Riverside, USA, 2012
Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 2012
National Institutes of Alergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 2012
University of Exeter, Exeter, U.K., 2012
Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 2012
Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France, 2013
Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany, 2013
Clemson University, Clemson, USA, 2013
University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA, 2013
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 2013
University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, U.K., 2014
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Havana, Cuba, 2014
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2014
Beckman Centre, University of California, Irvine, USA, 2015
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 2015
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 2015
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, 2015

Editorial Board

  • 2004 – 2006 Protistology
  • 2005 – 2011 Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • 2004 – 2008 Kinetoplastid Biology and Diseases
  • 2009 – present The Open Parasitology Journal
  • 2010 -  2012 International Journal for Parasitology
  • 2011 -  2012 Folia Parasitologica (Associate Editor)
  • 2015 - PeerJ

Principal organizer of conferences

  1. XIII. biannual meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology – August 2000 (120 participants)
  2. Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis seminar of the British Society of Parasitology – August 2004 (140 participants)
  3. Euroleish Meeting – September 2004 (30 participants)
  4. Mitochondrion of trypanosomes enters the post-proteomic era – September 2009 (70 participants)
  5. Integrated Microbial Biodiversity workshop, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research – June 2014 (75 participants)

Selected publications

Basu S., Horáková E. & Lukeš J. (2015) Iron-associated biology of Trypanosoma brucei. Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Gen. Subj. (accepted)

David V., Flegontov P., Gerasimov E., Tanifuji G., Hashimi H., Logacheva M.D., Maruyama S., Onodera N.T., Gray M.W., Archibald J.M. & Lukeš J. (2015) Gene loss and error-prone RNA editing in the mitochondrion of Perkinsela, an endosymbiotic kinetoplastid. mBio (in press)

d’Avila-Levy C.M., Boucinha C., Kostygov A., Santos H.L.C., Morelli K.A., Grybchuk-Ieremenko A., Duval L., Votýpka J., Yurchenko V., Grellier P. & Lukeš J. (2015) Exploring environmental diversity of kinetoplastid flagellates in the high-throughput DNA sequencing era. Mem. Inst. Osw. Cruz (accepted)

Huang Z., Faktorová D., Křížová A., Kafková L., Read L.K., Lukeš J. & Hashimi H. (2015) Integrity of the core mitochondrial RNA binding complex 1 is vital for trypanosome RNA editing. RNA (in press)

Kumar D.S., Bartošová-Sojková P., Lukeš J. & Soldati-Favre D. (2015) Phylogeny, morphology, and metabolic and invasive capabilities of epicellular fish coccidium Goussia janae. Protist (in press)

Yurchenko V., Kostygov A., Havlová J., Grybchuk-Ieremenko A., Ševčíková T., Lukeš J., Ševčík J. & Votýpka J. (2015) Diversity of trypanosomatids in cockroaches. J. Euk. Microbiol. (in press)

Kozminsky E., Kraeva N., Ishemgulova A., Dobáková E., Lukeš J., Kment P., Yurchenko V., Votýpka J., Maslov D.A. (2015) Host-specificity of monoxenous trypanosomatids: statistical analysis of the distribution and transmission patterns of the parasites from Neotropical Heteroptera. Protist 166, 551-568.

Hamilton P.T., Votýpka J., Dostálová A., Yurchenko V., Bird N.H., Lukeš J., Lemaitre B. & Perlman S.J. (2015) Infection dynamics and immune response in a newly described Drosophila- trypanosomatid association. mBio 6, e01356-15

Kraeva N., Butenko A., Hlaváčová J., Kostygov A., Myšková J., Grybchuk D., Leštinová T., Votýpka J., Volf P., Opperdoes F., Flegontov P., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2015) Leptomonas seymouri: Adaptations to the dixenous life cycle analyzed by genome sequencing, transcriptome profiling and co-infection with Leishmania donovani. PLoS Pathogens 11: 21005127

Read L.K., Lukeš J. & Hashimi H. (2015) Trypanosome RNA editing: the complexity of getting U in and taking U out. WIREs RNA 10, 1002 (19 pages)

Horáková E., Changmai P., Paris Z., Salmon D. & Lukeš J. (2015) Simultaneous depletion of Atm and Mdl rebalances cytosolic Fe-S cluster assembly but not heme import into mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei. FEBS J. 282, 4157-4175.

Bartošová-Sojková P., Oppenheim R., Soldati-Favre D. & Lukeš J. (2015) Epicellular apicomplexans: parasites „on-the-way-in“. PLoS Pathogens 11, e1005080.

Sunter J.D., Benz C., Andre J., Whipple S., McKean P.G., Gull K., Ginger M.L. & Lukeš J. (2015) Modulation of flagellum attachment zone protein FLAM3 and regulation of the cell shape in T. brucei life cycle transitions. J. Cell Sci. 128, 3117-3130.

Votýpka J., Rádrová J., Skalický T., Jirků M., Jirsová D., Mihalca A.D., D‘Amico G., Petrželková K. J., Modrý D. & Lukeš J. (2015) A tsetse and tabanid fly survey of African great apes habitat reveals the presence of a novel trypanosome lineage but the absence of T. brucei. Int. J. Parasitol. 45, 741-748.

Lukeš J., Stensvold C.R., Jirků-Pomajbíková K. & Wegener Parfrey L. (2015) Are human intestinal eukaryotes beneficial or commensals? PLoS Pathogens 11, e1005039

Woo Y.H., Ansari H., Otto T.D., Klinger C., Kolísko M., Michálek J., Saxena A., Shanmugam D., Tayyrov A., Veluchamy A., Ali S., Bernal A., del Campo C., Cihlář J., Flegontov P., Gornik S.G., Hajdušková E., Horák A., Janouškovec J., Katris N.J., Mast F., Miranda- Saavedra D., Mourier T., Naeem R., Nair M., Panigrahi A.K., Rawlings N., Regelado E.P., Ramaprasad A., Samad N., Tomčala A., Wilkes J., Neafsey D., Doerig C., Bowler C., Keeling P.J., Roos D.S., Dacks J., Templeton TJ., Waller R.F., Lukeš J., Oborník M. & Pain A. (2015) Chromerid genomes reveal the evolutionary path from photosynthetic algae to obligate intracellular parasites. eLife 4, e06974

Votýpka J., d’Avila-Levy C.M., Grellier P., Maslov D.A., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2015) New approaches to systematics of Trypanosomatidae: criteria for taxonomic (re)description. Trends Parasitol. 31, 460-469.

Jirků M., Votýpka J., Petrželková K.J., Jirků-Pomajbíková K., Kriegová E., Vodička R., Lankaster F., Leendertz S.A.J., Wittig R.M., Boesch C., Modrý D., Ayala F.J., Leendertz F.H. & Lukeš J. (2015) Wild chimpanzees are infected by Trypanosoma brucei. Int. J. Parasitol. Parasit. Wildl. 4, 277-282.

Lukeš J., Flegontova O. & Horák A. (2015) Diplonemids. Curr. Biol. 25, R702-R704.

Doležalová J., Vallo P., Petrželková K.J., Foitová I., Nurcahyo W., Mudakikwa A., Hashimoto C., Jirků M., Lukeš J., Scholz T. & Modrý D. (2015) Potentially zoonotic anoplocephalid tapeworms (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) in humans and primates: molecular phylogeny versus egg morphology. Parasitology 142, 1278-1289.

Oborník M. & Lukeš J. (2015) The organellar genomes of Chromera and Vitrella, the phototrophic relatives of apicomplexan parasites. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 69, 129-144.

Sample P., Kořený L., Paris Z., Gaston K.W., Rubio M.A., Fleming I.M., Hinger S., Horáková E., Limbach P.A., Lukeš J. & Alfonzo J.D. (2015) A common tRNA modification at an unusual location: The discovery of wyosine biosynthesis in mitochondria. Nucl. Acids Res. 43, 4262-4273.

Speijer D., Lukeš J. & Eliáš M. (2015) Sex is ubiquitous, ancient, and inherent attribute of eukaryotic life. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 8827-8834.

de Vargas C., Audic S., Henry N., Decelle J., Mahé F., Logares R., Lara E., Berney C., Le Bescot N., Probert I., Carmichael M., Poulain J., Romac S., Colin S., Aury J.-M., Bittner L., Chaffron S., Dunthorn M., Engelen S., Flegontova O., Guidi L., Horák A., Jaillon O., Lima Mendez G., Lukeš J., Malviya S., Morard R., Mulot M., Scalco E., Siano R., Vincent F., Zingone A., Dimier C., Picheral M., Searson S., Kandels-Lewis S., Acinas S.G., Bork P., Bowler C., Gaill F., Gorsky G., Grimsley N., Hingcamp P., Iudicone D., Not F., Ogata H., Pesant S., Raes J., Sieracki M., Speich S., Stemmann L., Sunagawa S., Weissenbach J., Wincker P. & Karsenti E. (2015) Eukaryotic plankton diversity in the sunlit global ocean. Science 348, 1261605.

Flegontov P., Michálek J., Janouškovec J., Lai D.-H., Jirků M., Hajdušková E., Tomčala A., Otto T.D., Keeling P.J., Pain A., Oborník M. & Lukeš J. (2015) Divergent mitochondrial respiratory chains in phototrophic relatives of apicomplexan parasites. Mol. Biol. Evol. 32, 1115-1131.

Zíková A., Oborník M. & Lukeš J. (2015) Fancy a gene? A surprisingly complex evolutionary history of peroxiredoxins. Microb. Cell 2, 33-37.

Gnipová A., Šubrtová K., Panicucci B., Horváth A., Lukeš J. & Zíková A. (2015) The ADP/ATP carrier and its relationship to OXPHOS in an ancestral protist, Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryot. Cell 14, 297-310.

Mapua M.I., Qablan M.A., Pomajbíková K., Petrželková K.J., Rádrová J., Votýpka J., Todd A., Jirků M., Leendertz F.H., Lukeš J., Neel C. & Modrý D. (2015) Ecology of malaria infections in western lowland gorillas inhabiting Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas, Central African Republic. Parasitology 142, 890-900.

Škodová-Sveráková I., Verner Z., Skalický T., Votýpka J., Horváth A. & Lukeš J. (2015) Lineage- specific activities of a multipotent mitochondrion of trypanosomatid flagellates. Mol. Microbiol. 96, 55-67.

Týč J., Klingbeil M.M., Lukeš J. (2015) Mitochondrial heat-shock protein machinery Hsp70/Hsp40 is indispensable for proper mitochondrial DNA maintenance and replication. mBio e02425.

Losev A., Grybchuk-Yeremenko A., Kostygov A.Y., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2015) Host specificity, pathogenicity and mixed infections of trypanoplasms from freshwater fishes. Parasitol. Res. 114, 1071-1078.

Carnes J., Anupama A., Balmer O., Jackson A., Lewis M., Brown R., Cestari I., Desquesnes M., Gendrin C., Gibson W., Hertz-Fowler C., Imamura H., Ivens A., Jansen A., Kořený L., Lai D.-H., MacLeod A., Martin D., McDermott S.M., Merritt C., Monnerat S., Moon W., Myler P., Phan I., Ramasamy G., Sivam D., Lun Z.-R., Lukeš J., Stuart K. & Schnaufer A. (2015) Genome and phylogenetic analyses of Trypanosoma evansi reveal extensive similarity to T. brucei and multiple independent origins for dyskinetoplasty. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 9, e3404.

Verner Z., Basu S., Benz C., Dixit S., Dobáková E., Faktorová D., Hashimi H., Horáková E., Huang Z., Paris Z., Pena-Diaz P., Ridlon L., Týč J., Wildridge D., Zíková A. & Lukeš J. (2015) Malleable mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei. Int. Rev. Cell. Mol. Biol. 315, 73-151.

Lukeš J. & Basu S. (2015) Fe/S protein biogenesis in trypanosomes – a review. Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Mol. Cell. Res. 1853, 1481-1492.

Kraeva N., Ishemgulova A., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2014) Tet-inducible gene expression system in Leishmania mexicana. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 198, 11-13.

Votýpka J., Kostygov A.Y., Kraeva N., Grybchuk-Ieremenko, A., Tesařová M., Grybchuk D., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2014) Kentomonas gen. n., a new genus of endosymbiont-containing trypanosomatids of Strigomonadinae subfam. n. Protist 165, 825-838.

Huang Z., Kaltenbrunner S., Šimková E., Staněk D., Lukeš J. & Hashimi, H. (2014) The dynamics of mitochondrial RNA-binding protein complex in Trypanosoma brucei and its petite mutant under optimized immobilization conditions. Eukaryot. Cell 13, 1232-1240.

Basu S., Netz D.J., Haindrich A.C., Herleth N., Lagny T.J., Pierik A.J., Lill R. & Lukeš J. (2014) Cytosolic iron-sulfur protein assembly is functionally conserved and essential in procyclic and bloodstream Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Microbiol. 93, 897-910.

Grybchuk-Ieremenko A., Losev A., Kostygov A.Y., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2014) Prevalence of mixed trypanosome infections of freshwater fishes. Folia Parasitol. 61, 495-504.

Lukeš J., Kuchta R., Scholz T. & Pomajbíková K. (2014) (Self-) infections with parasites: re- interpretation for the present. Trends Parasitol. 30, 377-385.

Lukeš J., Skalický T., Týč J., Votýpka J. & Yurchenko V. (2014) Evolution of parasitism in kinetoplastid flagellates. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 195, 115-122.

Verner Z., Čermáková P., Škodová I., Kováčová B., Lukeš J. & Horváth A. (2014) Comparative analysis of respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation in Leishmania tarentolae, Crithidia fasciculata, Phytomonas serpens and procyclic stage of Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 193, 55-65.

Smejkalová P., Votýpka J., Lukeš J. & Čepička I. (2014) The first report on the presence of trichomonads in true bugs. Folia Parasitol. 61, 189-194.

Lukeš J. (2014) Mitochondrial genomes of Excavata. In: Encyclopedia of Molecular Life Science, subsection: Mitochondrial genomes (Ed. M.W. Gray), 1-11.

Lai D.-H., Poropat E., Pravia C., Landoni M., Couto A.S., Pérez Rojo, F.G., Fuchs A.G., Dubin M., Elingold I., Rodríguez J.B., Ferella M., Esteva M.I., Bontempi E.J. & Lukeš J. (2014) Solanesyl diphosphate synthase, an enzyme of the ubiquinone synthetic pathway, is required throughout the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryot. Cell 13, 320-328.

Pokluda P., Čížek L., Drag L., Stříbrná E., Lukeš J. & Novotný V. (2014) A goodbye letter to alcohol: an alternative method for field preservation of arthropod specimens and DNA suitable for mass collecting methods. Europ. J. Entomol. 111, 175-179.

Kovářová J., Horáková E., Changmai P., Vancová M. & Lukeš J. (2014) Mitochondrial and nucleolar localization of cysteine desulfurase Nfs and the scaffold protein Isu in Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryot. Cell 13, 353-361.

Yurchenko V., Votýpka J., Tesařová M., Klepetková H., Kraeva N., Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2014) Ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of four new species of monoxenous trypanosomatids from flies (Diptera: Brachycera) with redefinition of the genus Wallaceina. Folia Parasitol. 61, 97-112.

Heger T.J., Edgcomb V.P., Kim E., Lukeš J., Leander B.S. & Yubuki N. (2014) A resurgence in field research is essential to better understand the diversity, ecology and evolution of microbial eukaryotes. J. Euk. Microbiol. 61, 214-223.

Porcel B.M., Denoeud F., Opperdoes F., Noel B., Madoui M.-A., Hammarton T.C., Field M.C., Da Silva C., Couloux A., Poulain J., Katinka M., Jabbari K., Aury J.-M., Campbell D.A., Cintron R., Dickens N.J., Docampo R., Sturm N.R., Koumandou V.L., Fabre S., Flegontov P., Lukeš J., Michaeli S., Mottram J.C., Szoor B., Zilberstein D., Bringaud F., Wincker P. & Dollet M. (2014) The streamlined genome of Phytomonas spp. relative to human pathogenic kinetoplastids reveals a parasite tailored for plants. PLoS Genet. e1004007.

Škodová I., Verner Z., Bringaud F., Fabian P., Lukeš J. & Horváth A. (2013) Characterization of two mitochondrial FAD-dependent glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenases in Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryot. Cell 12, 1664-1673.

Ridlon L., Škodová I., Pan S., Lukeš J. & Maslov D.A. (2013) The importance of the 45S ribosomal small subunit-related complex for mitochondrial translation in Trypanosoma brucei. J. Biol. Chem. 288, 32963-32978.

Ammerman M.L., Tomasello D.L., Faktorová D., Kafková L., Hashimi H., Lukeš J. & Read L.K. (2013) A core MRB1 complex component is indispensable for RNA editing in insect and human infective stages of Trypanosoma brucei. PLoS One 8, e78015.

Cristodero M., Mani J., Oeljeklaus S., Aeberhard L., Hashimi H., Ramrath D.J.F., Lukeš J., Warscheid B. & Schneider (2013) Mitochondrial translation factors of Trypanosoma brucei: Elongation factor-Tu has a unique subdomain that is essentials for its function. Mol. Microbiol. 90, 744-755.

Janouškovec J., Sobotka R., Lai D.-H., Flegontov P., Koník P., Komenda J., Ali S., Prášil O., Pain A., Oborník M., Lukeš J. & Keeling P.J. (2013) Split photosystem protein, linear-mapping topology and growth of structural complexity in the plastid genome of Chromera velia. Mol. Biol. Evol. 30, 2447-2462.

Votýpka J., Suková E., Kraeva N., Ishemgulova A., Duží I., Lukeš J. & Yurchenko V. (2013) Diversity of trypanosomatids (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae) parasitizing fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera) and description of a new genus Blechomonas gen. n. Protist 164, 763-781.

Hashimi H., McDonald L., Stříbrná E. & Lukeš J. (2013) Trypanosome Letm1 protein is essential for mitochondrial potassium homeostasis. J. Biol. Chem. 288, 26914-26925.

Flegontov P., Votýpka J., Skalický T., Logacheva M.D., Penin A.A., Tanifuji G., Onodera N.T., Kondrashov A.S., Volf P., Archibald J.M. & Lukeš J. (2013) Paratrypanosoma is a novel early-branching trypanosomatid. Curr. Biol. 23, 1787-1793.

Týč J., Votýpka J., Klepetková H., Šuláková H., Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2013) Growing diversity of trypanosomatid parasites of flies (Diptera: Brachycera): frequent cosmopolitism and moderate host specificity. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 69, 255-264.

Changmai P., Horáková E., Long S., Černotíková-Stříbrná E., McDonald L.M., Bontempi E.J. & Lukeš J. (2013) Both human ferredoxins equally efficiently rescue ferredoxin deficiency in Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Microbiol. 89, 135-151.

Mach J., Poliak P., Matušková A., Žárský V., Janata J., Lukeš J. & Tachezy J. (2013) An advanced system of the mitochondrial processing peptidase and core protein family in Trypanosoma brucei and multiple origins of the core I subunit in eukaryotes. Genome Biol. Evol. 5, 860- 875.

Qablan M.A., Oborník M., Petrželková K.J., Sloboda M., Shudiefat M.F., Hořín P., Lukeš J. & Modrý D. (2013) Infections by Babesia caballi and Theileria equi in Jordanian equids: epidemiology and genetic diversity. Parasitology 140, 1096-1103.

Paris Z., Horáková E., Rubio M.A.T., Sample P., Fleming I.M.C., Armocida S., Lukeš J. & Alfonzo J.D. (2013) The T. brucei TRM5 methyltransferase plays an essential role in mitochondrial protein synthesis and function. RNA 19, 649-658.

Oborník M. & Lukeš J. (2013) Cell biology of chromerids, the autotrophic relatives to apicomplexan parasites. Int. Rev. Cell. Mol. Biol. 306, 333-369.

Basu S., Leonard J.C., Desai N., Mavridou D.A.I., Tang K.H., Goddard A.D., Ginger M.L., Lukeš J. & Allen J.W.A. (2013) Divergence of Erv1-associated mitochondrial import and export pathways in trypanosomes and anaerobic protists. Eukaryot. Cell 12, 343-355.

Hashimi H., Zimmer S.L., Ammerman M.L., Read L.K. & Lukeš J. (2013) Dual core processing: MRB1 is an emerging kinetoplast RNA editing complex. Trends Parasitol. 29, 91-99.

Maslov D.A., Votýpka J., Yurchenko V. & Lukeš J. (2013) Diversity and phylogeny of insect trypanosomatids: all that is hidden shall be revealed. Trends Parasitol. 29, 43-52.

Vávra J. & Lukeš J. (2013) Microsporidia and „the art of living together”. Adv. Parasitol. 82, 253- 319.

Kořený L., Oborník M. & Lukeš J. (2013) Make it, take it or leave it: Heme metabolism of parasites. PLoS Pathogens 9, e1003088.

Verner Z., Škodová I., Poláková S., Ďurišová-Benkovičová V., Horváth A. & Lukeš J. (2013) Alternative NADH dehydrogenace (NDH2): intermembrane-space-facing counterpart of mitochondrial complex I in the procyclic Trypanosoma brucei. Parasitology 140, 328-337.

Pawlowski J., Audic S., Adl S., Bass D., Belbahri L, Berney C., Bowser S.S., Čepička I., Decelle J., Dunthorn M., Fiore-Donno A.-M., Gile H.G., Holzmann M., Jahn R., Jirků M., Keeling P.J., Kostka M., Kudryavtsev A., Lara E., Lukeš J., Mann G.D., Mitchell A.D.E., Nitsche F., Romeralo M., Saunders W.G., Simpson A.G.B., Smirnov V.A., Spouge J., Stern F.R., Stoeck T., Zimmermann J., Schindel D. & de Vargas C. (2012) CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding eukaryotic richness beyond the animal, plant and fungal kingdoms. PLoS Biology 10, e1001419.

Kafková L., Ammerman M.L., Faktorová D., Fisk J.C., Zimmer S.L., Sobotka R., Read L.K., Lukeš J. & Hashimi H. (2012) Functional characterization of two paralogs that are novel RNA binding proteins influencing mitochondrial transcripts of Trypanosoma brucei. RNA 18, 1846-1861.

Adl S.M., Simpson A.G., Lane C.E., Lukeš J., Bass D., Bowser S.S., Brown M., Burki F., Dunthorn M., Hampl V., Heiss A., Hoppenrath M., Lara E., LeGall L., Lynn D.H., McManus H., Mitchell E.A.D., Mozley-Stanridge S.E., Wegener Parfrey L., Pawlowski J., Rueckert S., Shadwick L., Schoch C., Smirnov A. & Spiegel F.W. (2012) The revised classification of eukaryotes. J. Euk. Microbiol. 59, 429-493.

Tsaousis A.D., Ollagnier de Choudens S., Gentekaki E., Long S., Gaston D., Stechmann A., Vinella D., Py B., Fontecave M., Barras F., Lukeš J. & Roger A.J. (2012) The evolution of Fe/S cluster biogenesis in the anaerobic parasite Blastocystis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 10426-10431.

Burki F., Flegontov P., Oborník M., Cihlář J., Pain A., Lukeš J. & Keeling P.J. (2012) Reevaluating the green versus red signal in eukaryotes with secondary plastid of red algal origin. Genome Biol. Evol. 4, 738-747.

Gnipová A., Panicucci B., Paris Z., Verner Z., Horváth A., Lukeš J. & Zíková A. (2012) Disparate phenotypic effects from the knockdown of various Trypanosoma brucei cytochrome c oxidace subunits. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 184, 90-98.

Jirků M., Yurchenko V.Y., Lukeš J. & Maslov D.A. (2012) New species of insect trypanosomatids from Costa Rica and the proposal for a new subfamily within the Trypanosomatidae. J. Euk. Microbiol. 59, 537-547.

Flegontov P. & Lukeš J. (2012) Mitochondrial genomes of photosynthetic euglenids and alveolates. Adv. Botan. Res. 63, 127-153.

Votýpka J., Klepetková H., Jirků M., Kment P. & Lukeš J. (2012) Phylogenetic relationships of trypanosomatids parasitizing true bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera) in sub-Saharan Africa. Int. J. Parasitol. 42, 489-500.

Flegontova O., Lukeš J. & Flegontov P. (2012) Lack of evidence for integration of Trypanosoma cruzi minicircle DNA in South American human genomes. Int. J. Parasitol. 42, 437-441. (Factor 6.0; must read)

Lai D.-H., Bontempi E. & Lukeš J. (2012) Trypanosoma brucei solanesyl-diphosphate synthase localizes to the mitochondrion. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 183, 189-192.

Ammerman M.L., Downey K.M., Hashimi H., Fisk J.C., Tomasello D.L., Faktorová D., Kafková L., King T., Lukeš J. & Read L.R. (2012) Architecture of the trypanosome RNA editing accessory complex, MRB1. Nucl. Acids Res. 40, 5637-5650.

Kořený L., Sobotka R., Kovářová J., Gnipová A., Flegontov P., Horváth A., Oborník M., Ayala F.J. & Lukeš J. (2012) Aerobic kinetoplastid flagellate Phytomonas does not require heme for viability. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 3808-3813.

Montagnes D., Roberts E., Lukeš J. & Lowe C. (2012) The rise of model protozoa. Trends Microbiol. 20, 184-191.

Jirků M., Pomajbíková K., Petrželková K.J., Hůzová Z., Modrý D. & Lukeš J. (2012) Detection of Plasmodium in human feces. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 18, 634-636.

Votýpka J., Klepetková H., Yurchenko V.Y., Horák A., Lukeš J. & Maslov D.A. (2012) Cosmopolitan distribution of a trypanosomatid Leptomonas pyrrhocoris. Protist 163, 616-631.

Qablan M.A., Sloboda M., Jirků M., Oborník M., Dwairi S., Amr Z.S., Hořín P., Lukeš J. & Modrý D. (2012) Quest for the piroplasms in camels: identification of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi in Jordanian dromedaries. Vet. Parasitol. 186, 456-460.

Docampo R. & Lukeš J. (2012) The solution of fifty years-calcium mystery and the promises of trypanosome mitochondria. Trends Parasitol. 28, 31-36.

Oborník M., Modrý D., Lukeš M., Černotíková-Stříbrná E., Cihlář J., Tesařová M., Kotabová E., Vancová M., Prášil O. & Lukeš J. (2012) Morphology, ultrastructure and life cycle of Vitrella brassicaformis n. sp., n. gen., a novel chromerid from the Great Barrier Reef. Protist 163, 306- 323.

Long S., Changmai P., Tsaousis A.D., Skalický T., Verner Z., Wen Y.-Z., Roger A.J. & Lukeš J. (2011) Stage-specific requirement for Isa1 and Isa2 proteins in the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei and heterologous rescue by human and Blastocystis orthologues. Mol. Microbiol. 81, 1403-1418.

Tanifuji G., Kim E., Onodera N.T., Gibeault R., Dlutek M., Cawthorn R.J., Fiala I., Lukeš J., Greenwood S.J. & Archibald J.M. (2011) Genomic characterization of Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis (Amoebozoa) and its kinetoplastid endosymbiont. Eukaryot. Cell 10, 1143- 1146.

Flegontov P., Gray M.W., Burger G. & Lukeš J. (2011) Gene fragmentation: a key to mitochondrial genome evolution in Euglenozoa? Curr. Genet. 57, 225-232.

Lukeš J., Archibald J.M., Keeling P.J., Doolittle W.F. & Gray M.W. (2011) How a neutral evolutionary ratchet can build cellular complexity. IUBMB Life 63, 528-537.

Doolittle W.F., Lukeš J., Archibald J.M., Keeling P.J. & Gray M.W. (2011) Does constructive neutral evolution play an important role in the origin of cellular complexity? BioEssays 33, 427-429.

Szabová J., Růžička P., Verner Z., Hampl V. & Lukeš J. (2011) Experimental examination of EFL and MATX eukaryotic horizontal gene transfers: co-existence of mutually exclusive transcripts predates functional rescue. Mol. Biol. Evol. 28, 2371-2378.

Ammerman M.L., Hashimi H., Novotná L., Čičová Z., McEvoy S.M., Lukeš J. & Read L.K. (2011) MRB3010 is a core component of the MRB1 complex that facilitates an early step of the kinetoplastid RNA editing process. RNA 17, 865-877.

Alfonzo J.D. & Lukeš J. (2011) Assembling Fe/S-clusters and modifying tRNAs: ancient co-factors meet ancient adaptors. Trends Parasitol. 27, 235-238.

Sloboda M., Jirků M., Lukešová D., Qablan M., Batsukh Z., Fiala I., Hořín P., Modrý D. & Lukeš J. (2011) A survey for piroplasmids in horses and Bactrian camels in north-eastern Mongolia. Vet. Parasitol. 179, 246-249.

Vlček Č., Marande W., Teijeiro S., Lukeš J. & Burger G. (2011) Gene fragments scattered across a multi-partite mitochondrial genome. Nucl. Acids Res. 39, 979-988.

Paris Z., Hashimi H., Lun S., Alfonzo J.D. & Lukeš J. (2011) Futile import of tRNAs and proteins into the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei evansi. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 176, 116-120.

Verner Z., Čermáková P., Škodová I., Kriegová E., Horváth A. & Lukeš J. (2011) Complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) is active in but non-essential for procyclic Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 175, 196-200.

Richterová L., Vávrová Z. & Lukeš J. (2011) DEAD-box RNA helicase is dispensable for mitochondrial translation in Trypanosoma brucei. Exp. Parasitol. 127, 300-303.

Oborník M., Vancová M., Lai D.-H., Janouškovec J., Keeling P.J. & Lukeš J. (2011) Morphology and ultrastructure of multiple life cycle stages of the photosynthetic relative of Apicomplexa, Chromera velia. Protist 162, 115-130.

Gray M.W., Lukeš J., Archibald J.M., Keeling P.J. & Doolittle W.F. (2010) Irremediable complexity? Science 330, 920-921.

Lukeš J., Hashimi H., Verner Z. & Čičová Z. (2010) The remarkable mitochondrion of trypanosomes and related flagellates. In: Structures and organelles in pathogenic protists (ed. De Souza W.). Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg; pp. 228-252.

Lukeš J., Raper J. (2010) Prophylactic antiparasitic transgenosis for human parasitic disease? Mol. Therapy 18, 1745-1747.

Lun Z.-R., Lai D.-H., Li F.-J., Lukeš J. & Ayala F.J. (2010) Trypanosoma brucei: two steps to spread out from Africa. Trends Parasitol. 26, 434-437.

Gazdag M., Cirstea I., Breitling R., Lukeš J., Blankenfeldt W. & Alexandrov K. (2010) Purification and crystallization of human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase recombinantly produced in the protozoan Leishmania tarentolae. Acta Crystalograph. F66, 871-877.

Týč J., Long S., Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2010) YCF45 protein, usually associated with plastids, is targeted into the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 173, 43-47.

Paris Z., Changmai P., Rubio M.A.T., Zíková A., Stuart K.D., Alfonzo J.D. & Lukeš J. (2010) The Fe/S cluster assembly protein Isd11 is essential for tRNA thiolation in Trypanosoma brucei. J. Biol. Chem. 285, 22394-22402.

Janouškovec J., Horák A., Oborník M., Lukeš J. & Keeling P.J. (2010) A common red algal origin of the apicomplexan, dinoflagellate and heterokont plastids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 10949-10954.

Keeling P.J., Leander B.S. & Lukeš J.(2010) Does complexity necessarily arise from selective advantage? Reply. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, E26.

Verner Z., Paris Z. & Lukeš J.(2010) Mitochondrial membrane potential-based genome-wide RNAi screen of Trypanosoma brucei. Parasitol. Res. 106, 1241-1244.

Kořený L., Lukeš J. & Oborník M. (2010) Evolution of the heme synthetic pathway in kinetoplastid flagellates: An essential pathway that is not essential after all? Int. J. Parasitol. 40, 149-156.

Maslov D.A., Yurchenko V.Y., Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2010) Two new species of trypanosomatid parasites isolated from Heteroptera in Costa Rica. J. Euk. Microbiol. 57, 177-188.

Poliak P., Van Hoewyk D., Oborník M., Zíková A., Stuart K.D., Tachezy J., Pilon M. & Lukeš J. (2010) Functions and cellular localization of cysteine desulfurase and selenocysteine lyase in Trypanosoma brucei. FEBS J. 277, 383-393.

Votýpka J., Maslov D.A., Yurchenko V., Jirků M., Kment P., Lun Z.-R. & Lukeš J. (2010) Probing into the diversity of trypanosomatid flagellates parasitizing insect hosts in South-West China reveals both endemism and global distribution. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 54, 243-253.

Simpson L., Aphasizhev R., Lukeš J. & Cruz-Reyes J. (2010) Guide to the nomenclature of kinetoplastid editing: A proposal. Protist 161, 2-6.

Týč J., Faktorová D., Kriegová E., Jirků M., Vávrová Z., Maslov D.A. & Lukeš J. (2010) Probing for primary functions of prohibitin in Trypanosoma brucei. Int. J. Parasitol. 40, 73-83.

Hashimi H., Benkovičová V., Čermáková P., Lai D.-H., Horváth L. & Lukeš J. (2010) The assembly of F1FO ATP synthase disrupted upon the interference of RNA editing in Trypanosoma brucei. Int. J. Parasitol. 40, 45-54.

Wohlgamuth-Benedum J.M., Rubio M.A.T., Paris Z., Long S., Poliak P., Lukeš J. & Alfonzo J.D. (2009) Thiolation controls cytoplasmic tRNA stability and acts as a negative determinant for tRNA editing in mitochondria. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 23947-23953.

Paris Z., Rubio, M.A.T., Lukeš J. & Alfonzo J.D. (2009) Mitochondrial tRNA import in Trypanosoma brucei is independent of thiolation and the Rieske protein. RNA 15, 1398-1406.

Lukeš J., Leander B.S. & Keeling P.J. (2009) Cascades of convergent evolution: The corresponding evolutionary histories of euglenozoans and dinoflagellates. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 9963-9970. (Factor 6.0; must read)

Gile G.H., Faktorová D., Castlejohn C.A., Burger G., Lang B.F., Farmer M.A., Lukeš J. & Keeling P.J. (2009) Distribution and phylogeny of EFL and EF-1a in Euglenozoa suggest ancestral co- occurrence followed by differential loss. PLoS One 4, e5162.

Hashimi H., Čičová Z., Novotná L., Wen Y.-Z. & Lukeš J. (2009) Kinetoplastid guide RNA biogenesis is dependent on subunits of the mitochondrial RNA binding complex 1 and mitochondrial RNA polymerase. RNA 15, 588-599.

Foldynová-Trantírková S., Matulová J., Dötsch V., Löhr F., Cirstea I., Alexandrov K., Breitling R., Lukeš J. & Trantírek L. (2009) A cost-effective amino-acid-type selective isotope labeling of proteins expressed in Leishmania tarentolae. J. Biomolec. Struct. Dynam. 26, 755-763.

Lai D.-H., Wang Q.-P., Li Z., Lukeš J. & Lun Z.-R. (2009) Evolution of the serum resistence- associated SRA gene in African trypanosomes. Chin. Sci. Bull. 54, 1275-1278.

Yurchenko V., Lukeš J., Jirků M. & Maslov D.A. (2009) Selective recovery of the cultivation-prone components from mixed trypanosomatid infections: a case of several new species isolated from Neotropical Heteroptera. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59, 893-909.

Jirků M., Jirků M., Lukeš J., Oborník M., Petrželková K. & Modrý D. (2009) A model for taxonomic work on homoxenous coccidia: redescription, host specificity, and molecular phylogeny of Eimeria ranae Dobell, 1909, with critical review of Eimeria spp. parasitizing anuran hosts. J. Euk. Microbiol. 56, 39-51.

Jirků M., Jirků M., Oborník M., Lukeš J. & Modrý D. (2009) Goussia Abbé, 1896 (Apicomplexa, Eimeriorina) in Amphibia: diversity, biology, molecular phylogeny and comments on the status of the genus. Protist 160, 123-136.

Oborník M., Janouškovec J., Chrudimský T. & Lukeš J. (2009) Evolution of the apicoplast and its hosts: from heterotrophy to autotrophy and back again. Int. J. Parasitol. 39, 1-12.

Long S., Jirků M., Ayala F.J., Lukeš J. (2008) Mitochondrial localization but not processing of human frataxin is essential for a rescue of frataxin deficiency in the excavate flagellate Trypanosoma brucei. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 13468-13473.

Long S., Vávrová Z. & Lukeš J. (2008) The import and function of diatom and plant frataxins in the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 162, 100-104.

Long S., Jirků M., Mach J., Ginger M.L., Sutak R., Richardson D., Tachezy J. & Lukeš J. (2008) Ancestral roles of eukaryotic frataxin: mitochondrial frataxin function and heterologous expression of hydrogenosomal Trichomonas homologs in trypanosomes. Mol. Microbiol. 69, 94-109.

Hashimi H., Zíková A., Panigrahi A.K., Stuart K.D. & Lukeš J. (2008) TbRGG1, a component of a novel multiprotein complex involved in kinetoplastid RNA editing. RNA 14, 970-980.

Lai D.-H., Hashimi H., Lun Z.-R., Ayala F.J. & Lukeš J. (2008) Adaptation of Trypanosoma brucei to gradual loss of kinetoplast DNA: T. equiperdum and T. evansi are petite mutants of T. brucei. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 1999-2004. (Factor 10.0; exceptional)

Zíková A., Kopečná J., Schumacher M.A., Stuart K.D., Trantírek L. & Lukeš J. (2008) Structure and function of the native and recombinant mitochondrial MRP1/MRP2 complex from Trypanosoma brucei. Int. J. Parasitol. 38, 901-912.

Guler J., Kriegová E., Smith T.K., Lukeš J. & Englund P.T. (2008) Mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis is required for normal mitochondrial morphology and function in Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Microbiol. 67, 1125-1142.

Chocholová E, Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2008) A diagnostic assay based on variable intergenic region distinguishes between Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum. Folia Parasitol. 55, 75-78.

Yurchenko V.A., Lukeš J., Tesařová M., Jirků M. & Maslov D.A. (2008) Morphological discordance of the new trypanosomatid species phylogenetically associated with the genus Crithidia. Protist 159, 99-114.

Čepička I., Lukeš J. & Vávra J. (2007) Protozoologie. In: Paraziti a jejich biologie (eds. Volf P., Horák P.), Triton, Praha; pp. 50-63.

Zamudio J.R., Mittra B., Foldynová-Trantírková S., Zeiner G.M., Lukeš J., Bujnicky J.M., Sturm N.R. & Campbell D.A. (2007) The 2’-O-ribose methyltransferase for cap 1 of spliced leader RNA and U1 small nuclear RNA in Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Cell. Biol. 27, 6084-6092.

Herder S., Votýpka J., Jirků M., Rádrová J., Janzen C.J. & Lukeš J. (2007) Trypanosoma brucei 29-13 strain is inducible in but not permissive for the tsetse fly vector. Exp. Parasitol. 117, 111-114.

Lukeš J., Mauricio I.L., Schönian G., Dujardin J.-C., Soteriadou K., Dedet J.-P., Kuhls K., Quispe Tintaya W., Jirků M., Chocholová E., Haralambous C., Pratlong F., Oborník M., Horák A., Ayala F.J. & Miles M.A. (2007) Evolutionary and geographical history of the Leishmania donovani complex with a revision of current taxonomy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 9375-9380. (Factor 6.0; must read)

Čermáková P., Verner Z., Man P., Lukeš J. & Horváth A. (2007) Characterization of the NADH: ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I) in the trypanosomatid Phytomonas serpens (Kinetoplastida). FEBS J. 274, 3150-3158.

Roy J., Faktorová D., Lukeš J. & Burger G. (2007) Unusual mitochondrial genome structure throughout Euglenozoa. Protist 158, 385-396.

Sturm N.R., Dollet M., Lukeš J. & Campbell D.A. (2007) Meaningful sub-division of plant trypanosomes (Phytomonas spp.) based on minicircle conserved region analysis. Infect., Genet. & Evol. 7, 570-576.

Svobodová M., Zídková L., Čepička I., Oborník M., Lukeš J. & Votýpka J. (2007) Sergeia podlipaevi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Trypanosomatidae, Kinetoplastida): a new parasite of the biting midges (Ceratopogonidae, Diptera). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 57, 423-432.

Roy J., Faktorová D., Benada O., Lukeš J. & Burger G. (2007) Description of Rhynchopus euleeides n. sp. (Diplonemea), a free-living, marine euglenozoan. J. Euk. Microbiol. 54, 137-145.

Zemanová E., Jirků M., Mauricio I.L., Horák A., Miles M.A. & Lukeš J. (2007) The Leishmania donovani complex: Genotypes of five metabolic enzymes (ICD, ME, MPI, G6PDH, FH), new targets for multilocus sequence typing. Int. J. Parasitol. 37, 149-160.

Vávra J., Horák A., Modrý D., Lukeš J. & Koudela B. (2006) Trachipleistophora extenrec, n. sp., a new microsporidian (Fungi: Microsporidia) infecting mammals. J. Euk. Microbiol. 53, 464-476

Yurchenko V.A., Lukeš J., Jirků M., Zeledón R. & Maslov D.A. (2006) Leptomonas costaricensis sp.n. (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae), a member of the novel phylogenetic group of insect trypanosomatids closely related to the genus Leishmania. Parasitology 133, 537-546

Smíd O., Horáková E., Vilímová V., Hrdý I., Cammack R., Horváth A., Lukeš J. & Tachezy J. (2006) Knock-downs of mitochondrial iron-sulfur cluster assembly proteins IscS and IscU down-regulate the active mitochondrion of procyclic Trypanosoma brucei. J. Biol. Chem. 281, 28679-28686

Schumacher M.A., Karamooz E., Zíková A., Trantírek L. & Lukeš J. (2006) Crystal structures of Trypanosoma brucei MRP1/MRP2 guide-RNA-binding complex reveals RNA matchmaking mechanism. Cell 126, 701-711

Zíková A., Horáková E., Jirků M., Dunajčíková P. & Lukeš J. (2006) The effect of down- regulation of mitochondrial RNA-binding proteins MRP1 and MRP2 on respiratory complexes in procyclic Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 149, 65-73

Wijová M., Moravec F., Horák A. & Lukeš J. (2006) Evolutionary relationships of Spirurina (Nematoda: Chromadorea: Rhabditida) with special emphasis on dracunculoid nematodes inferred from SSU rRNA gene sequences. Int. J. Parasitol. 36, 1067-1075

Lukeš J., Paris Z., Regmi S., Breitling R., Mureev S., Kushnir S., Pyatkov K., Jirků M. & Alexandrov K.A. (2006) Translational initiation in Leishmania tarentolae and Phytomonas serpens (Kinetoplastida) is strongly influenced by pre-ATG triplet and its 5‘ sequence context. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 148, 125-132

Mauricio I.L., Yeo M., Baghaei M., Doto D., Silk R., Pratlong F., Zemanová E., Dedet J.-P., Lukeš J. & Miles M.A. (2006) Towards multi locus sequence typing in the Leishmania donovani complex: resolving genotypes and haplotypes for five polymorphic metabolic enzymes (ASAT, GP1, NH1, NH2, PGD). Int. J. Parasitol. 36, 757-769

Simpson A.G.B., Stevens J.R. & Lukeš J. (2006) The evolution and diversity of kinetoplastid flagellates. Trends Parasitol. 22, 168-174

Jirků M., Zemanová E., Al-Jawabreh A., Schönian G. & Lukeš J. (2006) Development of a direct species-specific PCR assay for differential diagnosis of Leishmania tropica. Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 55, 75-79

Kopečná J., Jirků M., Oborník M., Tokarev Z.S., Lukeš J. & Modrý D. (2006) Phylogenetic analysis of coccidian parasites from invertebrates: Search for missing links. Protist 157, 173-183.

Li F.-J., Lai D.-H., Lukeš J., Chen X.-G. & Lun Z.-R. (2006) Doubts about Trypanosoma equiperdum strains classed as Trypanosoma brucei or Trypanosoma evansi. Trends Parasitol. 22, 55-56.

Yurchenko V., Lukeš J., Xu X. & Maslov D.A. (2006) An integrated morphological and molecular approach to a new species description in the Trypanosomatidae: the case of Leptomonas podlipaevi n.sp., a parasite of Boisea rubrolineata (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae). J. Euk. Microbiol. 53, 103-111.

Lukeš J., Hashimi H. & Zíková A. (2005) Unexplained complexity of the mitochondrial genome and transcriptome in kinetoplastid flagellates. Curr. Genet. 48, 277-299.

Horváth A., Horáková E., Dunajčíková P., Verner Z., Pravdová E., Šlapetová I., Cuninková L. & Lukeš J. (2005) Down-regulation of the nuclear-encoded subunits of the complexes III and IV disrupts their respective complexes but not complex I in procyclic Trypanosoma brucei. Mol. Microbiol. 58, 116-130.

Marande W., Lukeš J. & Burger G. (2005) Unique mitochondrial genome structure in diplonemids, the sister group of kinetoplastids. Eukaryot. Cell 4, 1137-1146. (Factor 6.0; must read)

Lukeš J., Horák A. & Scholz T. (2005) Helminth genome projects: all or nothing. Trends Parasitol. 21, 265-266.

Foldynová-Trantírková S., Paris Z., Sturm N.R., Campbell D.A. & Lukeš J. (2005) The Trypanosoma brucei La protein is a candidate poly(U) shield protein that impacts spliced leader RNA maturation and tRNA intron removal. Int. J. Parasitol. 35, 359-366.

Wijová M., Moravec F., Horák A., Modrý D. & Lukeš J. (2005) Phylogenetic position of Dracunculus medinensis and some related nematodes inferred from 18S rRNA. Parasitol. Res. 96, 133-135.

Vondrušková E., van den Burg J., Zíková A., Ernst N.L., Stuart K., Benne R. & Lukeš J. (2005) RNA interference analyses suggest a transcript-specific regulatory role for MRP1 and MRP2 in RNA editing and other RNA processing in Trypanosoma brucei. J. Biol. Chem. 280, 2429-2438.

Votýpka J., Lukeš J. & Oborník M. (2004) Phylogenetic relationship of Trypanosoma corvi and other Old World avian trypanosomes. Acta Protozool. 43, 225-231.

Zemanová E., Jirků M., Mauricio I.L., Miles M.A. & Lukeš J. (2004) Genetic polymorphism within the Leishmania donovani complex: correlation with geographical origin. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 70, 613-617.

Podlipaev S.A., Sturm N.R., Fiala I., Fernandes O., Westenberger S.J., Dollet M., Campbell D.A. & Lukeš J. (2004) Diversity of insect trypanosomatids assessed from the spliced leader RNA and 5S rRNA genes and intergenic regions. J. Euk. Microbiol. 51, 283-290.

Avliyakulov N.K., Lukeš J. & Ray D.S. (2004). Mitochondrial histone-like DNA-binding proteins are essential for normal cell growth and mitochondrial function in Crithidia fasciculata. Eukaryot. Cell 3, 518-526.

Podlipaev S.A., Votýpka J., Jirků M., Svobodová M. & Lukeš J. (2004). Herpetomonas ztiplika n.sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) – parasite of the blood-sucking biting midge Culicoides kibunensis Tokunaga, 1937 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Parasitol. 90, 342-347.

Zeiner G., Foldynová S., Sturm N.R., Lukeš J. & Campbell D.A. (2004). SmD1 is required for spliced leader RNA biogenesis. Eukaryot. Cell 3, 241-244.

Dávila A.M.R. & Lukeš J. (2003) Towards a framework for the evolutionary genomics of Kinetoplastids: what kind of data and how much? Kinet. Biol. & Dis. 2, 16-19.

Zíková A., Vancová M., Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2003). Cruzella marina (Bodonina, Kinetoplastida): non-catenated structure of poly-kinetoplast DNA. Exp. Parasitol. 104: 159-161.

Gažiová I. & Lukeš J. (2003). Mitochondrial and nuclear localization of topoisomerase II in the flagellate Bodo saltans (Kinetoplastida), a species with non-catenated kinetoplast DNA. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 10900-10907.

Dyková I., Fiala I., Lom J. & Lukeš J. (2003). Perkinsiella amoebae-like endosymbionts of Neoparamoeba spp., relatives of the kinetoplastid Ichthyobodo. Europ. J. Protistol. 39: 37-52.

Šlapeta J.R., Modrý D., Votýpka J., Jirků M., Lukeš J. & Koudela B. (2003). Evolutionary relationships among cyst-forming coccidia Sarcocystis spp. (Alveolata: Apicomplexa: Coccidea) in endemic African tree vipers and perspective for evolution of heteroxenous life cycle. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 27: 464-475.

Jirků M., Modrý D., Šlapeta J.R., Koudela B. & Lukeš J. (2002). The phylogeny of Goussia and Choleoeimeria (Apicomplexa; Eimeriorina) and the evolution of excystation structures in coccidia. Protist 153: 380-389.

Maslov D.A., Zíková A., Kyselová I. & Lukeš J. (2002). A novel nuclear-encoded putative subunit of the cytochrome c oxidase complex in trypanosomatids. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 125: 113-125.

Lukeš J., Guilbride D.L., Votýpka J., Zíková A., Benne R. & Englund P.T. (2002). The kinetoplast DNA network: Evolution of an improbable structure. Eukaryot. Cell 1: 495-502.

Modrý D., Šlapeta J.R., Kyselová I., Hořejš R., Lukeš J., Koudela B. (2002) Dog shedding oocysts of Neospora caninum: diagnostic and phylogenetic approach to the taxonomy of related organisms. Vet. Parasitol. 109: 157-167.

Simpson A.G.B., Lukeš J., Roger A.J. (2002). The evolutionary history of kinetoplastids and their kinetoplast. Mol. Biol. Evol. 19: 2071-2083.

Votýpka J., Oborník M., Volf P., Svobodová M. & Lukeš J. (2002) Trypanosoma avium of raptors (Falconiformes): Phylogeny and identification of vectors. Parasitology 125: 253-263.

Šlapeta J.R., Kyselová I., Richardson A.O., Modrý D., Lukeš J. (2002). Phylogeny and sequence variability of the Sarcocystis singaporensis Zaman and Colley (1975) 1976 ssrDNA. Parasitol. Res. 88: 810-815.

Šlapeta J. R., Koudela B., Votýpka J., Modrý D., Hořejš R. & Lukeš J. (2002). Coprodiagnosis of Hammondia heydorni in dogs by PCR based on ITS 1 rRNA: Differentiation from morphologically indistinguishable oocysts of Neospora caninum. Vet. J. 163: 147-154.

Horváth A., Neboháčová M., Lukeš J. & Maslov D.A. (2002). Unusual polypeptide synthesis in the kinetoplast-mitochondria from Leishmania tarentolae. Identification of individual de novo translation products. J. Biol. Chem. 277: 7222-7230.

Oborník M., Van de Peer Y., Hypša V., Frickey T., Šlapeta J.R., Meyer A. & Lukeš J. (2002) Phylogenetic analyses suggest a possible lateral gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the apicoplast. Gene 285: 109-118.

Oborník M., Jirků M., Šlapeta J.R., Modrý D., Koudela B. & Lukeš J. (2002). Notes on coccidian phylogeny based on the apicoplast small subunit ribosomal RNA. Parasitol. Res. 88: 360-363.

Santana D.M., Lukeš, J., Sturm N.R. & Campbell D.A. (2001). Two sequence classes of kinetoplastid 5S ribosomal RNA gene revealed among bodonid spliced leader RNA gene arrays. FEMS Lett. 204: 33-237.

Votýpka J., Ray D.S. & Lukeš J. (2001). Crithidia fasciculata: a test for genetic exchange. Exp. Parasitol. 99: 104-107.

Lukeš J., Hines J.C., Evans C.J., Avliyakulov N.K., Prabhu V.P., Chen J. & Ray D.S. (2001). Disruption of the Crithidia fasciculata KAP1 gene results in extensive structural rearrangement of the kinetoplast disc. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 117:179-186.

Dyková I., Kyselová I., Pecková H., Oborník M. & Lukeš J. (2001). Identity of Naegleria strains isolated from organs of freshwater fishes. Dis. aquat. Org. 46:115-121.

Modrý D., Šlapeta J. R., Jirků M., Oborník M., Lukeš J. & Koudela B. (2001) Phylogentic position of a renal coccidium of the European green frog, Isospora lieberkuehni Labbe, 1894 (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae: Toxoplasmatinae) and the taxonomic implications. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51:767-772.

Šlapeta J. R., Modrý D., Votýpka J., Jirků M., Oborník M., Lukeš J. & Koudela B. (2001) Eimeria telekii n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Coccidia) from Lemniscomys striatus (Rodentia: Muridae): morphology, pathology and phylogeny. Parasitology 122: 133-145.

Maslov D.A., Podlipaev S.A. & Lukeš J. (2001). Phylogeny of the Kinetoplastida: Taxonomic problems and insights into the evolution of parasitism. Mem. Inst. Osw. Cruz 96: 397-402.

Štolba P., Jirků M. & Lukeš J. (2001) Polykinetoplast DNA structure in Dimastigella trypaniformis and Dimastigella mimosa (Kinetoplastida). Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 113: 323-326.

Šlapeta J.R., Modrý D., Votýpka J., Jirků M., Koudela B. & Lukeš J. (2001). Multiple origin of the dihomoxenous life cycle in sarcosporidia. Int. J. Parasitol. 31: 413-417.

Lukeš J. & Votýpka J. (2000). Trypanosoma avium: Novel features of the kinetoplast structure. Exp. Parasitol. 96: 178-181.

Kodedová I., Doležel D., Broučková M., Jirků M., Hypša V., Lukeš J. & Scholz T. (2000). On the phylogenetic position of the Caryophyllidea, Pseudophyllidea and Proteocephalidea (Eucestoda) inferred from 18S rRNA. Int. J. Parasitol. 30: 1109-1113.

Doležel D., Jirků M., Maslov D.A. & Lukeš J. (2000) Phylogeny of the bodonid flagellates (Kinetoplastida) based on small subunit rRNA gene sequences. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 1943-1951.

Yurchenko V., Kolesnikov A.A. & Lukeš J. (2000) Phylogenetic analysis of Trypanosomatina (Protozoa: Kinetoplastida) based on minicircle conserved regions. Folia Parasitol. 47:1-5.

Avliyakulov N., Lukeš J., Kajava A.V., Liedberg B., Lundstrom I. & Svensson S.P.S. (2000) Suramin blocks nucleotide triphosphate binding to ribosomal protein L3 from Trypanoplasma borreli. Europ. J. Biochem. 267: 1723-1731.

Lukeš J. & Maslov D.A. (2000) Unexpectedly high variability of histone H4 gene in Leishmania. Parasitol. Res. 86: 259-261.

Blom D., de Haan A., van den Burg J., van den Berg M., Sloof P., Jirků M., Lukeš J. & Benne R. (2000) Mitochondrial minicircles in the free-living bodonid Bodo saltans contain two gRNA gene cassettes and are not found in large networks. RNA 6: 1-15.

Doležel D., Koudela B., Jirků M., Hypša V., Oborník M., Votýpka J.,Modrý D., Šlapeta J.R. & Lukeš J. (1999) Phylogenetic analysis of Sarcocystis spp. of mammals and reptiles support the coevolution of Sarcocystis spp. with their final hosts. Int. J. Parasitol. 29: 795-798.

Yurchenko V., Hobza R., Benada O. & Lukeš J. (1999) Trypanosoma avium: Large minicircles in the kinetoplast DNA. Exp. Parasitol. 92: 215-218.

Maslov D.A. & Lukeš J. (1998) Searching for a tree which can be trusted. Parasitol. Today 14: 334.

Hollar L., Lukeš J. & Maslov D.A. (1998) Monophyly of endosymbiont-containing trypanosomatids: Phylogeny versus Taxonomy. J. Euk. Microbiol. 45: 293-297.

Votýpka J., Hypša V., Jirků M., Flegr J., Vávra J. & Lukeš J. (1998) Molecular phylogenetic relatedness of Frenkelia spp. (Protozoa, Apicomplexa) to Sarcocystis falcatula Stiles 1893: Is the genus Sarcocystis paraphyletic? J. Euk. Microbiol. 45: 137-141.

Lukeš J., Jirků M., Avliyakulov N. & Benada O. (1998) Pankinetoplast DNA structure in a primitive bodonid flagellate, Cryptobia helicis. EMBO J. 17: 838-846.

Blom D., de Haan A., van den Berg M., Sloof P., Jirků M., Lukeš J. & Benne R. (1998) RNA editing in the free-living bodonid Bodo saltans. Nucleic Acids Res. 26: 1205-1213.

Král’ová I., van de Peer Y., Jirků M., van Ranst M., Scholz T. & Lukeš J. (1997) Phylogenetic analysis of a fish tapeworm, Proteocephalus exiguus, based on the small subunit rRNA gene. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 84: 263-266.

Lukeš J., Jirků M., Doležel D., Král’ová I., Hollar L. & Maslov D.A. (1997) Analysis of ribosomal RNA genes suggests that trypanosomes are monophyletic. J. Mol. Evol. 44: 521-527.

Maslov D.A., Lukeš J., Jirků M. & Simpson L. (1996) Phylogeny of trypanosomes as inferred from the small and large subunit rRNAs: Implications for the evolution of parasitism in the trypanosomatid protozoa. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 75:197-205.

Jirků M., Kolesnikov A.A., Benada O. & Lukeš J. (1995) Marine fish and ray trypanosomes have large kinetoplast minicircle DNA. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 73: 279-283.

Lukeš J. (1995) Goussia chalupskyi n.sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the chub Leuciscus cephalus (Cyprinidae). Syst. Parasitol. 30:27-30.

Kolesnikov A.A., Jirků M., Pecková H., Polák A., Maslov D.A., Lukeš J. (1995) Analysis of kinetoplast DNA of freshwater fish trypanosomes. Folia Parasitol. 40: 424-428.

Lukeš J., Arts G-J., van den Burg J., de Haan A., Opperdoes F., Sloof P. & Benne R. (1994) Novel pattern of editing regions in mitochondrial transcripts of the cryptobiid Trypanoplasma borreli. EMBO J. 13: 5086-5098.

Lukeš J. (1994) A giant merogonial stage (Apicomplexa, Coccidia) in the intestine of Blicca bjoerkna (L.)(Cyprinidae). Parasite 1: 393-395.

Lukeš J. (1994) Morphology of life cycle of Goussia bohemica n.sp. (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae), a parasite of the goblet and epithelial cells of the gudgeon (Gobio gobio L.). Europ. J. Protistol. 30: 68-74.

Lukeš J., Volf P. & Lom J. (1993) Detection of chitin in spores of Myxobolus muelleri and M. subepithelialis (Myxosporea, Myxozoa). Parasitol. Res. 79: 439-440.

Lukeš J. (1993) A coccidian (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) with extracytoplasmally located stages in kidney tubules of golden carp (Carassius auratus gibelio L.)(Cyprinidae). Folia Parasitol. 40: 1-7.

Lukeš J. & Starý V. (1992) Ultrastructure of life cycle stages of Goussia janae (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) and X-ray microanalysis of accompanying precipitates. Can. J. Zool. 70: 2382-2397.

Zajíček P. & Lukeš J. (1992) Differentiation of freshwater and marine fish trypanosomes by lectin agglutinability. Folia Parasitol. 39: 195-200.

Lukeš J. (1992) Life cycle of Goussia pannonica (Molnár, 1989) (Apicomplexa, Eimeriorina), an extracytoplasmic coccidium from the white bream, Blicca bjoerkna. J. Protozool. 39: 484-494.

Lukeš J. & Kepr T. (1992) Eimeria lydiae n.sp.(Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae), a parasite of the brown trout, Salmo trutta m. fario (Salmonidae). Arch. Protistenkd. 141: 219-222.

Lukeš J. & Vávra J. (1991) Microsporidium aedium n.sp., from the mosquito Aedes cantans. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 58: 274-276.

Lukeš J., Steinhagen D. & Körting W. (1991) Goussia carpelli (Apicomplexa, Eimeriorina) from cyprinid fish: Field observations and infection experiments. Angew. Parasitol. 32:149-153.

Steinhagen D., Lukeš J. & Körting W. (1990) Ultrastructural observations on gamogonic stages of Goussia subepithelialis (Apicomplexa, Coccidia) from common carp Cyprinus carpio. Dis. aquat. Org. 9: 31-36.

Lukeš J. & Dyková I. (1990) Goussia janae n.sp. (Apicomplexa,Eimeriorina) in dace Leuciscus leuciscus and chub L. cephalus. Dis. aquat. Org. 8: 85-90.

Lukeš J. & Vávra J. (1990) Life cycle of Amblyospora weiseri n.sp. (Microsporidia) in Aedes cantans (Diptera, Culicidae). Europ. J. Protistol. 25: 200-208.

Volf P., Lukeš J. & Srp V. (1990) Study on the population of the warble fly, Oestromyia leporina (Pallas 1778)(Diptera, Hypodermatidae) in Bohemia. Folia Parasitol. 37: 187-190.

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