Lukeš Julius

Assoc. Prof., RNDr., CSc.
Born May 14, 1963 in České Budějovice

  • Member of Learned Society since 2004 

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1981, graduate, academic secondary school, České Budějovice;
  • 1981-1986, Faculty of Natural Science, Charles University;
  • 1987, RNDr.;
  • 1987-present, Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (AS CR);
  • 1991, CSc.;
  • 1993, Department of Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
  • 1994-present, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia;
  • 1997-1998, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, USA;
  • 1998-1999, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. 

Employment and academic positions

  • Institute of Parasitology, AS CR and Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, senior scientific worker and Head, Department of Molecular Biology 

Membership in domestic scientific bodies

  • President of the Czech Society of Protozoology (1994-1996) (2003-2009)
  • Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, University of South Bohemia (2003-present)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Sciences (2007-present)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Agriculture (2008-present)
  • Head of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology (2008-present)

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • European Councillor of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (2000 – 2005)
  • President of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (2006-2008)
  • President of the Czech Society of Protozoology (2003-2009)
  • Vice-president of the International Society of Protistologists (2007-2009)
  • Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2009 – present)
  • Member of editorial board of Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (since 2005)
  • Member of editorial board of The Open Parasitology Journal (since 2009)
  • Member of editorial board of The International Journal for Parasitology (since 2010)

Notable awards

  • EMBO Fellowship (1993)
  • Fulbright Travel Grant (1995)
  • Young Scientist Award of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences (1997)
  • Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding young researchers (2002)
  • Prize of the president of the Czech Academy of Sciences (2007)
  • Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2009)

Selected publications

  • 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.
  • Vlček Č., Marande W., Teijeiro S., Lukeš J. & Burger G. (2010) Gene fragments scattered across a multi-partite mitochondrial genome. Nucl. Acids Res. (in press)
  • 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.
  • 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., 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., 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (accepted)
  • 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. (accepted)
  • 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. (in press)
  • 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. (in press)
  • Flegontov P. & Lukeš J. (2012) Mitochondrial genomes of photosynthetic euglenids and alveolates. In: Mitochondrial genome evolution (Ed.: M. Drouard), Elsevier (in press)
  • 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. (in press)
  • 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.
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