Associate Professor Jan Slapeta

MVDr PhD
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology

B14 - Mcmaster Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 935 12025
Fax +61 2 935 17348

Biographical details

Jan has a broad understanding of the biology of parasites of both medical and veterinary importance, as well as the diseases caused by them.

He has a strong research profile in parasitology, gained from his experience in several research laboratories. He was awarded a Fogarty International Fellowship to pursue his career at the NIH in the USA. Following his time in the USA, he accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship at the CNRS in France before taking up a research fellowship at the University of Technology in Sydney. Jan joined the Parasitology team in the Faculty in 2007. Jan specialises in the molecular identification and the evolution of protozoan parasites. His diagnostic techniques and biodiversity studies have received worldwide acceptance. He has a particular interest in applications of molecular biology towards elucidating the unique properties of parasites of medical and veterinary importance.

Research interests

Protozoology, Microbial Evolution & Systematics, Diagnostic Applications:

Protozoology Microbial Evolution & Systematics Diagnostic Applications

Teaching and supervision

Veterinary Parasitology

Selected grants

2013

  • A high-throughput, bright-field and fluorescence digital slide scanning platform and service that is both research and teaching-focused and available University-wide.; King N, Graeber M, Naylor M, Slapeta J, Quinnell R, Charles (nee Slaviero) K, Owens T, Bourne R, Braet F, Hambly B, Overall R, Stone J, Twigg S, Hardikar A, Halliday G, Richardson D, Byrne M, Keay K, Marsh D, Howell V, Pollock C, Chen X; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.

2012

  • Analysis of the intracytoplasmic flagellar assembly to understand parasitism; Portman N, Portman N, Slapeta J; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Host adaptation demonstrated by cysteine proteases as virulence factors of Tritrichomonas foetus, T. suis and T. mobilensis parasites; Slapeta J; Dorothy Minchin Bequest/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.
  • Solving the riddles of protozoan disease in platypus and echidnas; Slapeta J; Whitehead Bequest in Wildlife Preservation/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.

2011

  • Neosporosis of dogs and cattle in Australia and the role of small marsupials in the life cycle of Neospora caninum; Slapeta J; Margot Roslyn Flood /Bequest.

2009

  • Transmission electron microscopy and fluorescence in-situ hybridisation to define the extend of myxosporidiosis in the declining Green and Golden Bell Frog populations in Sydney; Slapeta J; WP Richards Award in Veterinary Pathology/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.
  • Do we really need to worry about trichomonads in dogs and cats?; Slapeta J; Margot Roslyn Flood /Bequest.
  • Chromera velia - a new organism for understanding malaria and related parasitic diseases; Carter D, Slapeta J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Parasitology Training at Czech Republic Academy of Science; Slapeta J, Hartigan A; ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology (NHMRC)/Research Support.
  • Epizootiology of a myxozoan parasite in the endangered green and golden bell frog; Slapeta J; Australian Academy of Science/Award for the Conservation of Endangered Australian Vertebrates.

2008

  • International Society of Protistologists (ISOP), and the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP) in Halifax on the Atlantic coast of Canada; Slapeta J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.
  • Apicoplasts and the Chromera plastid: what we know and what we need to know?; Slapeta J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.
  • The pathological effect of introduced avian blood parasites in Australia; Slapeta J; Dorothy Minchin Bequest/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.

2007

  • Pathological changes and PCR identification during and experimental infection of Neospora caninum in dogs; Slapeta J; University of Sydney/Dr William Richards Awards in Veterinary Pathology.
  • Pathological studies with PCR identification of experimental neosporosis; Slapeta J; WP Richards Award in Veterinary Pathology/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.
  • A phylum of algae closely related to apicomplexan parasites; Slapeta J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.

2004

  • Travel aid - Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes, at Roscoff, France; Slapeta J; Gordon Research Conferences/Travel Aid.
  • Scholarship for Workshop on Molecular Evolution; Slapeta J; Marine Biological Laboratories/MBL Financial Aid.

2003

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship; Slapeta J; French Research Council/Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

2001

  • Fogarty International Fellowship; Slapeta J, Keithly J; Wadsworth Center: National Institute of Health/Fogarty International Fellowship.
  • rRNA in identification of phylogenetic position of coccidia of the genus Sarcocystis; Slapeta J; Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic/Award.

1998

  • Scientific award; Slapeta J; The Foundation of Josef, Marie and Zdeňka Hlávka/Scientific award.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2013). Isolation of complete chloroplasts from Chromera velia-the photosynthetic relative of parasitic Apicomplexa. In Tingyun Kuang, Congming Lu, Lixin Zhang (Eds.), Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future, (pp. 436-439). Hangzhou and Berlin: Zhejiang University Press.
  • Slapeta, J. (2009). Centenary of the Genus Cryptosporidium: From Morphological to Molecular Species Identification. In G Ortega-Pierres, S Caccio, R Fayer, T G Mank, H Smith, R C A Thompson (Eds.), Giardia and Cryptosporidium: from molecules to disease, (pp. 31-50). Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing.

Journals

  • Portman, N., Foster, C., Walker, G., Slapeta, J. (2014). Evidence for Intraflagellar Transport and Apical Complex formation in a Free Living Relative of the Apicomplexa. Eukaryotic Cell, 13(1), 10-20. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, A., Brown, G., Peters, B., Spielman, D., Morin-Adeline, V., Slapeta, J. (2014). High phylogenetic diversity of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) at two mitochondrial DNA markers. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28, 330-336.
  • Foster, C., Portman, N., Chen, M., Slapeta, J. (2014). Increased growth and pigment content of Chromera velia in mixotrophic culture. FEM Microbiology Ecology, 88(1), 121-128. [More Information]
  • Donahoe, S., Rose, K., Slapeta, J. (2014). Multisystemic toxoplasmosis associated with a type 11- like Toxoplasma gondii strain in a New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) from New south wales, Australia. Veterinary Parasitology, 205, 347-353.
  • Begg, A., Todhunter, K., Donahoe, S., Krockenberger, M., Slapeta, J. (2014). Severe amoebic placentitis in a horse caused by Acanthamoeba hatchetti identified using next generation sequencing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(8), 3101-3104. [More Information]
  • Portman, N., Slapeta, J. (2014). The flagellar contribution to the apical complex: a new tool for the eukaryotic Swiss Army knife ? Trends in Parasitology, 30(2), 58-64. [More Information]
  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Slapeta, J., Gray, R. (2014). Uncinaria sanguinis sp. n. (Nematoda: Ancylostomatidae) from the endangered Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea (Carnivora: Otariidae). Folia Parasitologica, 61(3), 255-265. [More Information]
  • Malik, R., Spielman, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). "Gone in the Back Legs". Microbiology Australia, 34(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J., Linares, M. (2013). Combined Amplicon Pyrosequencing Assays Reveal Presence of the Apicomplexan “type-N�? (cf. Gemmocystis cylindrus) and Chromera velia on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. PLoS One, 8(9), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). Cryptosporidiosis and Cryptosporidium species in animals and humans: A thirty colour rainbow? International Journal for Parasitology, 43(12-13), 957-970. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). IV International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2012. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 15, 2-2. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). Myxosporean parasites in Australian frogs: Importance, implications and future directions. International Journal for Parasitolgy: Parasites and Wildlife, 2(1), 62-68. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). Myxosporean parasites in Australian frogs: Importance, implications and future directions. International Journal for Parasitolgy: Parasites and Wildlife, 2, 62-68.
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). Next generation sequencing in single cell parasite disease investigations. Microbiology Australia, 34(4), 192-193. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). Ten simple rules describing a new (parasite) species. International Journal for Parasitolgy: Parasites and Wildlife, 2(1), 152-154. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J., Muller, N., Stack, C., Walker, G., Lew-Tabot, A., Tachezy, J., Frey, C. (2012). Comparative analysis of Tritrichomonas foetus (Riedmuller,1928) cat genotype, T. foetus (Riedmuller, 1928) cattle genotype and Tritrichomonas suis (Davaine, 1875) at 10 DNA loci. International Journal for Parasitology, 42(13-14), 1143-1149. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Dhand, N., Rose, K., Slapeta, J., Phalen, D. (2012). Comparative Pathology and Ecological Implications of Two Myxosporean Parasites in Native Australian Frogs and the Invasive Cane Toad. PLoS One, 7(10), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Peacock, L., Rosenwax, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2012). Emerging myxosporean parasites of Australian frogs take a ride with fresh fruit transport. Parasites and Vectors, 5, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Morin-Adeline, V., Foster, C., Slapeta, J. (2012). Identification of Chromera velia by fluorescence in situ hybridization. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 328(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2012). Letter: The name Cryptosporidium tyzzeri Ren, Zhao, Zhang, ning, jian, wang, lv, wang, Arrowood and Xiao, 2012 is permanently invalid. Experimental Parasitology, 130(3), 306-307. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Fiala, I., Dykova, I., Rose, K., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2012). New Species of Myxosporea from Frogs and resurrection of the genus Cystodiscus Lutz, 1889 for species with myxospores in gallbladders of Amphibians. Parasitology (Cambridge), 139(4), 478-496. [More Information]
  • King, J., Brown, G., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Fleming, P., Windsor, P., Slapeta, J. (2012). Oocysts and high seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in dogs living in remote Aboriginal communities and wild dogs in Australia. Veterinary Parasitology, 187(1-2), 85-92. [More Information]
  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of the light-harvesting system in Chromera velia. Photosynthesis Research, 111(1-2), 19-28. [More Information]
  • Sun, Z., Stack, C., Slapeta, J. (2012). Sequence differences in the diagnostic region of the cysteine protease 8 gene of Tritrichomonas foetus parasites of cats and cattle. Veterinary Parasitology, 186(3-4), 445-449. [More Information]
  • Debenham, J., Johnson, R., Vogelnest, L., Phalen, D., Whittington, R., Slapeta, J. (2012). Year-Long Presence of Eimeria Echidnae and Absence of Eimeria Tachyglossi in Captive Short-beaked Echidnas (Tachyglossus Aculeatus). Journal of Parasitology, 98(3), 543-549. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Fiala, I., Dykova, I., Jirku, M., Okimoto, B., Rose, K., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). A Suspected Parasite Spill-Back of Two Novel Myxidium spp. (Myxosporea) Causing Disease in Australian Endemic Frogs Found in the Invasive Cane Toad. PLoS One, 6(4), e18871-1-e18871-12. [More Information]
  • Morin-Adeline, V., Vogelnest, L., Dhand, N., Shiels, M., Angus, W., Slapeta, J. (2011). Afternoon shedding of a new species of Isospora (Apicomplexa) in the endangered Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia). Parasitology (Cambridge), 138(6), 713-724. [More Information]
  • Van der Saag, M., McDonell, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Cat genotype Tritrichomonas foetus survives passage through the alimentary tract of two common slug spiecies. Veterinary Parasitology, 177(3-4), 262-266. [More Information]
  • Barugahare, R., Dennis, M., Becker, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Detection of Cryptosporidium molnari Oocysts from Fish by Fluorescent - Antibody Staining Assays for Cryptosporidium spp. Affecting Humans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(5), 1878-1880. [More Information]
  • King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hurkova-Hofmannova, L., Hartigan, A., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research: a journal of animal infection and epidemiology, 42(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Baragahare, R., Becker, J., Landos, M., Slapeta, J., Dennis, M. (2011). Gastric cryptosporidiosis in farmed Australian Murray cod, Maccullochella peelii peelii. Aquaculture, 314(1-4), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Wickins, S., Dennis, M., Landos, M., Slapeta, J., Whittington, R. (2011). Histopathological survey of lesions and infections affecting sick ornamental fish in pet shops in New South Wales, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 94(2), 143-152. [More Information]
  • King, J., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Fleming, P., Windsor, P., Slapeta, J. (2011). Implications of wild dog ecology on the syvatic and domestic life cycle of Neospora caninium in Australia. The Veterinary Journal, 188(1), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2011). Naming of Cryptosporidium pestis is in accordance with the ICZN Code and the name is available for this taxon previously recognised as C. parvum "bovine genotype". Veterinary Parasitology, 177(1-2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Weatherby, K., Murray, S., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Surface and Flagella Morphology of the Motile Form of Chromera velia Revealed by Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy. Protist, 162(1), 142-153. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J., King, J., McDonell, D., Malik, R., Homer, D., Hannan, P., Emery, D. (2011). The cat flea (Ctenocephalides f. felis) is the dominant flea on domestic dogs and cats in Australian veterinary practices. Veterinary Parasitology, 180(3-4), 383-388. [More Information]
  • King, J., Slapeta, J., Jenkins, D., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Windsor, P. (2010). Australian dingoes are definitive hosts of Neospora caninum. International Journal for Parasitology, 40, 945-950. [More Information]
  • Guo, J., Weatherby, K., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2010). Effect of Nutrient Concentration and salinity on Immotile-Motile Transformation of Chromera velia. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 57(5), 444-446. [More Information]
  • Merino, S., Martinez, J., Vasquez, R., Slapeta, J. (2010). Monophyly of marsupial intraerythrocytic apicomplexan parasites from South America and Australia. Parasitology (Cambridge), 137, 37-43.
  • Hartigan, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2010). Museum material reveals a frog parasite emergence after the invasion of the cane toad in Australia. Parasites and Vectors, 3(June 2010), 50-1-50-6. [More Information]
  • Bell, E., Gowan, R., Lingard, A., McCoy, R., Slapeta, J., Malik, R. (2010). Naturally occurring Tritrichomonas foetus infections in Australian cats: 38 cases. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 12, 889-898. [More Information]
  • Sangster, C., Bryant, B., Campbell-Ward, M., King, J., Slapeta, J. (2010). Neosporosis in an aborted Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) Fetus. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 41(4), 725-728. [More Information]
  • Sutak, R., Slapeta, J., Roman, M., Camadro, J., Lesuisse, E. (2010). Nonreductive Iron Uptake Mechanism in the Marine Alveolate Chromera velia. Plant Physiology, 154, 991-1000.
  • Bishop, S., King, J., Windsor, P., Reichel, M., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2010). The first report of ovine cerebral neosporosis and evaluation of Neospora caninum prevalence in sheep in New South wales. Veterinary Parasitology, 170, 137-142.
  • Slapeta, J., Craig, S., McDonell, D., Emery, D. (2010). Tritrichomonas foetus from domestic cats and cattle are genetically distinct. Experimental Parasitology, 126(2), 209-213. [More Information]
  • Zhu, B., Hartigan, A., Reppas, G., Higgins, D., Canfield, P., Slapeta, J. (2009). Looks can deceive: Molecular identity of an intraerythrocytic apicomplexan parasite in Australian gliders. Veterinary Parasitology, 159(2), 105-111. [More Information]
  • Iorio, R., Slapeta, J., Otranto, D., Paoletti, B., Giangaspero, A., Traversa, D. (2009). Phylogenetic relationships of Habronema microstoma and Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae) within the order Spirurida inferred using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene analysis. Parasitology Research, 104, 979-984.
  • Hale, S., Norris, J., Slapeta, J. (2009). Prolonged resilience of Tritrichomonas foetus in cat faeces at ambient temperature. Veterinary Parasitology, 166(1-2), 60-65.
  • Hemmerter, S., Slapeta, J., Beebe, N. (2009). Resolving genetic diversity in Australian Culex mosquitoes: Incongruence between the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase 1 and nuclear acetylcholine esterase 2. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50(2), 317-325.
  • Moore, R., Obornik, M., Janouskovec, J., Chrudimsky, T., Vancova, M., Green, D., Wright, S., Davies, N., Bolch, C., Heimann, K., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., et al (2008). A Photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites. Nature, 451, 959-963. [More Information]
  • Valigurova, A., Jirku, M., Koudela, B., Gelnar, M., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). Cryptosporidia: Epicellular parasites embraced by the host cell membrane. International Journal for Parasitology, 38(8-9), 913-922. [More Information]
  • Traversa, D., Iorio, R., Otranto, D., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). Cryptosporidium from tortoises: Genetic characterisation, phylogeny and zoonotic implications. Molecular and Cellular Probes, 22, 122-128.
  • Jirku, M., Valigurova, A., Koudela, B., Krizek, J., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). New species of Crytosporidium Tyzzer,1907 (Apicomplexa) from amphibian host: morphology, biology and phylogeny. Folia Parasitologica, 55, 81-94.
  • Hemmerter, S., Slapeta, J., van den Hurk, A., Cooper, R., Whelan, P., Russell, R., Johansen, C., Beebe, N. (2007). A curious coincidence: mosquito biodiversity and the limits of the Japanese encephalitis virus in Australasia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(100), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2007). Response to Xiao et al.: Further debate on the description of Cryptosporidium pestis. Trends in Parasitology, 23(2), 42-43.
  • Slapeta, J. (2006). Cryptosporidium species found in cattle: a proposal for a new species. Trends in Parasitology, 22(10), 469-474.
  • Slapeta, J., Lopez-Garcia, P., Moreira, D. (2006). Global Dispersal and Ancient Cryptic Species in the Smallest Marine Eukaryotes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(1), 23-29.
  • Slapeta, J., Lopez-Garcia, P., Moreira, D. (2006). Present status of the molecular ecology of kathablepharids. Protist, 157(1), 7-11.
  • Necas, P., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2005). Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ntunte sp. n. (Reptilia : Chamaeleonidae), a new chameleon species from Mt. Nyiru, northern Kenya. Herpetozoa, 18(3-4), 125-132.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B. (2005). Mice serve as paratenic hosts for the transmission of Caryospora duszynskii (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) between snakes of the genus Elaphe. Folia Parasitologica, 52(3), 205-208.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2005). The extent of protist diversity: insights from molecular ecology of freshwater eukaryotes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 272(1576), 2073-2081.
  • Slapeta, J., Keithly, J. (2004). Cryptosporidium parvum Mitochondrial-Type HSP70 Targets Homologous and Heterologous Mitochondria. Eukaryotic Cell, 3(2), 483-494.
  • Hajdušek, O., Ditrich, O., Slapeta, J. (2004). Molecular identification of Cryptosporidium spp. in animal and human hosts from the Czech Republic. Veterinary Parasitology, 122(3), 183-192.
  • Stejskal, F., Slapeta, J., Ctrnacta, V., Keithly, J. (2003). A Narf-like gene from Cryptosporidium parvum resembles homologues observed in aerobic protists and higher eukaryotes. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 229(1), 91-96.
  • Necas, P., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2003). Chamaeleo (Trioceros) narraioca n. sp. (Reptilia Chamaeleonidae), a new chameleon species from a relict montane forest of Mount Kulal, northern Kenya. Tropical Zoology, 16(1), 1-12.
  • Slapeta, J., Stejskal, F., Keithly, J. (2003). Characterization of S-adenosylmethionine synthetase in Cryptosporidium parvum (Apicomplexa). FEMS Microbiology Letters, 225(2), 271-277.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Ashe, J., Koudela, B. (2003). Description of Eimeria arabukosokokensis sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Telescopus semiannulatus (Serpentes: Colubridae) with notes on eimerian coccidia from snakes of Eastern Kenya. Folia Parasitologica, 50(1), 23-30.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Lukes, 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. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 27(3), 464-475.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B. (2002). Caryospora matatu sp. n., a new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Horned bush-viper, Atheris ceratophorus Werner, 1895 from Tanzania. Parasite: Journal de la Societe Francaise de Parasitologie, 9(4), 341-344.
  • Slapeta, J., Koudela, B., Votýpka, J., Modry, D., Horejš, R., Lukes, J. (2002). Coprodiagnosis of Hammondia heydorni in Dogs by PCR Based Amplification of ITS 1 rRNA: Differentiation from Morphologically Indistinguishable Oocysts of Neospora caninum. The Veterinary Journal, 163(2), 147-154.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Kyselová, I., Horejš, R., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2002). Dog shedding oocysts of Neospora caninum: PCR diagnosis and molecular phylogenetic approach. Veterinary Parasitology, 109(3-4), 157-167.
  • Oborník, M., Jirku, M., Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2002). Notes on coccidian phylogeny, based on the apicoplast small subunit ribosomal DNA. Parasitology Research, 88(4), 360-363.
  • Oborník, M., Van de Peer, Y., Hypša, V., Frickey, T., Slapeta, J., Meyer, A., Lukes, J. (2002). Phylogenetic analyses suggest lateral gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the apicoplast. Gene, 285(2002), 109-118.
  • Slapeta, J., Kyselová, I., Richardson, A., Modry, D., Lukes, J. (2002). Phylogeny and sequence variability of the Sarcocystis singaporensis Zaman and Colley, (1975) 1976 ssrDNA. Parasitology Research, 88(9), 810-815.
  • Jirku, M., Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2002). The Phylogeny of Goussia and Choleoeimeria (Apicomplexa; Eimeriorina) and the Evolution of Excystation Structures in Coccidia. Protist, 153(4), 379-390.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Knotek, Z., Koudela, B. (2001). Caryospora varaniornati sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in the Nile Monitor, Varanus (Polydaedalus) niloticus species complex. Folia Parasitologica, 48(2001), 7-10.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B. (2001). Eimeria hajeki n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a New Coccidian Parasite of the Pygmy Chameleon, Rampholeon temporalis (Matschie, 1892) (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) from Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of Parasitology, 87(5), 1104-1105.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Oborník, M., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2001). Eimeria telekii n.sp. (Apicomplexa: Coccidia) from Lemniscomys striatus (Rodentia: Muridae): morphology, pathology and phylogeny. Parasitology (Cambridge), 122(2001), 133-143.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2001). Multiple origin of the dihomoxenous life cycle in sarcosporidia. International Journal for Parasitology, 31(4), 413-417.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Koudela, B. (2001). New species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae from rodents of Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda. African Zoology, 36(2001), 41-44.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Jirku, M., Oborník, M., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2001). Phylogenetic position of a renal coccidium of the European green frogs, 'Isospora' lieberkuehni Labbe , 1894 (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) and its taxonomic implications. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 51, 767-772.
  • Modry, D., Václavek, P., Koudela, B., Slapeta, J. (2001). Placentophagia - an alternative way for horizontal transmission of Neospora caninum in cattle? Trends in Parasitology, 17(12), 573-573.

Conferences

  • Hartigan, A., Fiala, I., Dykova, I., Rose, K., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Emerging Myxosporean Parasites of Native Australian Frogs and the Invasive Cane Toad. Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference 2011, N/A: N/A.
  • Hale, S., Norris, J., Slapeta, J. (2009). Prolonged resilience of Tritrichomonas foetus in cat faeces. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2009, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Moore, R., Slapeta, J., Logsdon, J., Carter, D., Heimann, K. (2008). A phylum of algae closely related to apicomplexan parasites. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • King, J., Windsor, P., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2008). Are Australian dingoes definitive hosts for Neopsora caninum? ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • King, J., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Windsor, P., Slapeta, J. (2008). Are Australian dingos definitive hosts for Neospora caninum? ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Windsor, P., King, J., Slapeta, J., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J. (2008). Bovine Neospora research in Australia. Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians Annual Conference AACV 2008, Australia: The Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians.
  • Slapeta, J. (2008). iCRYPTO: a web-based resource to cryptosporidia. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • King, J., Jenkins, D., Slapeta, J., Windsor, P. (2008). Investigating the Role of Wildlife and Wild Canids in Transmission of Neospora Caninum. 14th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference 2008, Australia: Vertebrate Pests Committee / Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Fan, S., Raidal, S., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). Molecular identification of malarial parasites in Australian Birds. Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee Annual Conference AAVAC 2008, Australia: Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee.
  • Hemmerter, S., Slapeta, J., Beebe, N. (2007). Oral presentation: Hemmerter S., Šlapeta J., Beebe N. W.: Insight into the limits of the Japanese encephalitis virus through a better understanding of the biodiversity of its mosquito vector. Genetic Society of AustralAsia, Sydeny (2007 - oral presentation). Genetics Society of AustralAsia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2007). Oral presentation: Unexpectedly ancient cryptic species and global oceanic dispersal in the smallest eukaryotes. Genetic Society of AustralAsia, Sydney (2007 - oral presentation). Genetics Society of AustralAsia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Iorio, R., Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Traversa, D. (2007). Poster presentation: Genetic identity of Cryptosporidium species in captive Palaearctic European tortoise of the genus Testudo. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Gent, Belgium: World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.
  • Slapeta, J. (2006). Cryptosporidium species found in cattle: yet another name? ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2006, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Slapeta, J., Ferguson, D., Smith, N., Belli, S. (2006). Oral presentation: The role of DOPA and tyrosinases in oocyst wall formation in Eimeria spp. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference.
  • Mai, K., Belli, S., Ferguson, D., Luxford, C., Davies, M., Slapeta, J., Smith, N. (2006). Short oral presentation: Tyrosine oxidation in the development of eimerian oocysts. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2005). Poster presentation: Molecular evidence for picoplankton diversity viewed from protein coding and non-coding DNA. ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain: ASLO 2005.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2004). Poster presentation: Eukaryotic diversity in oxic and oxygen-depleted freshwater environments. Gordon Research Conference Series: MARINE MICROBES – PICOPHYTOPLANKTON, FROM ECOLOGY TO GENOMICS, Roscoff, Brittany, France: Gordon Research Conference Series: MARINE MICROBES – PICOPHYTOPLANKTON, FROM ECOLOGY TO GENOMICS.
  • Slapeta, J., Keithly, J. (2003). Oral presentation: Cryptosporidium parvum possesses and expresses a Proteobacterial-like DnaK homolog. 8th International Workshops on Opportunistic Protists and The International Conference on Anaerobic Protists (IWOP-8/ICAP), Lawrence, Kan.: Society of Protozoologists.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2002). Biology, Pathology and Evolution of Coccidia of the Genus Sarcocystis (Coccidia: Apicomplexa) in African Viperids. VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference, Cairns, Australia: VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference.
  • Slapeta, J., Stejskal, F., Keithly, J. (2002). Poster presentation: Characterisation of S-Adenosylmethionine synthetase in Cryptosporidium parvum. Molecular Parasitology Meeting XIII, Woods Hole, MA, USA: Molecular Parasitology Meeting XIII.
  • Slapeta, J., Stejskal, F., Keithly, J. (2002). Poster presentation: Cryptosporidium parvum S-Adenosylmethionine synthetase (CpSAMS): activity of recombinant CpSAMS and differential expression during intracellular growth in HCT-8 cells using semi-quantitative RT-PCR. 5th COST B9 Congress, Antiprotozoal Chemotherapy, London, UK: 5th COST B9 Congress, Antiprotozoal Chemotherapy.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Riches, J., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2001). Oral presentation: Advances in Molecular Phylogeny of Coccidia (Apicompexa) Inferred from Ribosomal RNA Sequences. VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference, Cairns, Australia: VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference.

Other

  • Slapeta, J. (2007), Invited speaker: Centenary of the genus Cryptosporidium: from morphological to molecular species identification, II nd International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference, Centro Cultural Universitario, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia-Michoacán, México May 13 -18, 2007.
  • Slapeta, J. (2006), Lectures and seminars: An Unusual Mitochondria Uncovered in the Apicomplexan Parasite Cryptosporidium parvum - Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2006.
  • Slapeta, J. (2005), Lectures and seminars: Are small eukaryotes ubiquitous? An answer from the multilocus genotyping of the model marine picoeukaryote Micromonas pusilla - presented at Roscoff Biological Station, Roscoff, France, 2005.
  • Slapeta, J. (2004), Lectures and seminars: Freshwater protist diversity and marine picoeukaryote biogeography - presented at Unité d'Ecologie, Systématique & Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 2004.
  • Slapeta, J. (2003), Lectures and seminars: Cryptosporidium parvum possesses and expresses a proteobacterial-like DnaK homolog - presented at Wadsworth Center (breakfast club & lower eukaryotes meeting), New York State Department of Health, Albany NY, USA, 2003.
  • Slapeta, J. (2002), Lectures and seminars: Parasitic protists of the genus Sarcocystis (Apicomplexa, Alveolata): phylogeny, life cycles, diversity and diagnosis - presented at Wadsworth Center (breakfast club), New York State Department of Health, Albany NY, USA, 2002.
  • Slapeta, J. (2002), Specialized Databases: Parasite Infections of Hedgehogs: Tutorial to Parasitoses of Hedgehog in the Czech Republic http://www.paru.cas.cz/modryd/jezci/.
  • Slapeta, J. (2002), Specialized Databases: Taxonomy of the genus Cryptosporidium Tyzzer 1907 (Apicomplexa): revision & checklist - iCRYPTO http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/staff/JanSlapeta/ http://members.optusnet.com.au/slapeta/crypto/.
  • Slapeta, J. (2001), Lectures and seminars: Updated View on Molecular Phylogeny of Coccidia - presented as a seminar at Academy of Sciences Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 2001.

2014

  • Portman, N., Foster, C., Walker, G., Slapeta, J. (2014). Evidence for Intraflagellar Transport and Apical Complex formation in a Free Living Relative of the Apicomplexa. Eukaryotic Cell, 13(1), 10-20. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, A., Brown, G., Peters, B., Spielman, D., Morin-Adeline, V., Slapeta, J. (2014). High phylogenetic diversity of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) at two mitochondrial DNA markers. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28, 330-336.
  • Foster, C., Portman, N., Chen, M., Slapeta, J. (2014). Increased growth and pigment content of Chromera velia in mixotrophic culture. FEM Microbiology Ecology, 88(1), 121-128. [More Information]
  • Donahoe, S., Rose, K., Slapeta, J. (2014). Multisystemic toxoplasmosis associated with a type 11- like Toxoplasma gondii strain in a New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) from New south wales, Australia. Veterinary Parasitology, 205, 347-353.
  • Begg, A., Todhunter, K., Donahoe, S., Krockenberger, M., Slapeta, J. (2014). Severe amoebic placentitis in a horse caused by Acanthamoeba hatchetti identified using next generation sequencing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(8), 3101-3104. [More Information]
  • Portman, N., Slapeta, J. (2014). The flagellar contribution to the apical complex: a new tool for the eukaryotic Swiss Army knife ? Trends in Parasitology, 30(2), 58-64. [More Information]
  • Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Slapeta, J., Gray, R. (2014). Uncinaria sanguinis sp. n. (Nematoda: Ancylostomatidae) from the endangered Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea (Carnivora: Otariidae). Folia Parasitologica, 61(3), 255-265. [More Information]

2013

  • Malik, R., Spielman, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). "Gone in the Back Legs". Microbiology Australia, 34(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J., Linares, M. (2013). Combined Amplicon Pyrosequencing Assays Reveal Presence of the Apicomplexan “type-N�? (cf. Gemmocystis cylindrus) and Chromera velia on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. PLoS One, 8(9), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). Cryptosporidiosis and Cryptosporidium species in animals and humans: A thirty colour rainbow? International Journal for Parasitology, 43(12-13), 957-970. [More Information]
  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2013). Isolation of complete chloroplasts from Chromera velia-the photosynthetic relative of parasitic Apicomplexa. In Tingyun Kuang, Congming Lu, Lixin Zhang (Eds.), Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future, (pp. 436-439). Hangzhou and Berlin: Zhejiang University Press.
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). IV International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2012. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 15, 2-2. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). Myxosporean parasites in Australian frogs: Importance, implications and future directions. International Journal for Parasitolgy: Parasites and Wildlife, 2(1), 62-68. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). Myxosporean parasites in Australian frogs: Importance, implications and future directions. International Journal for Parasitolgy: Parasites and Wildlife, 2, 62-68.
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). Next generation sequencing in single cell parasite disease investigations. Microbiology Australia, 34(4), 192-193. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2013). Ten simple rules describing a new (parasite) species. International Journal for Parasitolgy: Parasites and Wildlife, 2(1), 152-154. [More Information]

2012

  • Slapeta, J., Muller, N., Stack, C., Walker, G., Lew-Tabot, A., Tachezy, J., Frey, C. (2012). Comparative analysis of Tritrichomonas foetus (Riedmuller,1928) cat genotype, T. foetus (Riedmuller, 1928) cattle genotype and Tritrichomonas suis (Davaine, 1875) at 10 DNA loci. International Journal for Parasitology, 42(13-14), 1143-1149. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Dhand, N., Rose, K., Slapeta, J., Phalen, D. (2012). Comparative Pathology and Ecological Implications of Two Myxosporean Parasites in Native Australian Frogs and the Invasive Cane Toad. PLoS One, 7(10), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Peacock, L., Rosenwax, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2012). Emerging myxosporean parasites of Australian frogs take a ride with fresh fruit transport. Parasites and Vectors, 5, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Morin-Adeline, V., Foster, C., Slapeta, J. (2012). Identification of Chromera velia by fluorescence in situ hybridization. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 328(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2012). Letter: The name Cryptosporidium tyzzeri Ren, Zhao, Zhang, ning, jian, wang, lv, wang, Arrowood and Xiao, 2012 is permanently invalid. Experimental Parasitology, 130(3), 306-307. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Fiala, I., Dykova, I., Rose, K., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2012). New Species of Myxosporea from Frogs and resurrection of the genus Cystodiscus Lutz, 1889 for species with myxospores in gallbladders of Amphibians. Parasitology (Cambridge), 139(4), 478-496. [More Information]
  • King, J., Brown, G., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Fleming, P., Windsor, P., Slapeta, J. (2012). Oocysts and high seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in dogs living in remote Aboriginal communities and wild dogs in Australia. Veterinary Parasitology, 187(1-2), 85-92. [More Information]
  • Pan, H., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., Chen, M. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of the light-harvesting system in Chromera velia. Photosynthesis Research, 111(1-2), 19-28. [More Information]
  • Sun, Z., Stack, C., Slapeta, J. (2012). Sequence differences in the diagnostic region of the cysteine protease 8 gene of Tritrichomonas foetus parasites of cats and cattle. Veterinary Parasitology, 186(3-4), 445-449. [More Information]
  • Debenham, J., Johnson, R., Vogelnest, L., Phalen, D., Whittington, R., Slapeta, J. (2012). Year-Long Presence of Eimeria Echidnae and Absence of Eimeria Tachyglossi in Captive Short-beaked Echidnas (Tachyglossus Aculeatus). Journal of Parasitology, 98(3), 543-549. [More Information]

2011

  • Hartigan, A., Fiala, I., Dykova, I., Jirku, M., Okimoto, B., Rose, K., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). A Suspected Parasite Spill-Back of Two Novel Myxidium spp. (Myxosporea) Causing Disease in Australian Endemic Frogs Found in the Invasive Cane Toad. PLoS One, 6(4), e18871-1-e18871-12. [More Information]
  • Morin-Adeline, V., Vogelnest, L., Dhand, N., Shiels, M., Angus, W., Slapeta, J. (2011). Afternoon shedding of a new species of Isospora (Apicomplexa) in the endangered Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia). Parasitology (Cambridge), 138(6), 713-724. [More Information]
  • Van der Saag, M., McDonell, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Cat genotype Tritrichomonas foetus survives passage through the alimentary tract of two common slug spiecies. Veterinary Parasitology, 177(3-4), 262-266. [More Information]
  • Barugahare, R., Dennis, M., Becker, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Detection of Cryptosporidium molnari Oocysts from Fish by Fluorescent - Antibody Staining Assays for Cryptosporidium spp. Affecting Humans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(5), 1878-1880. [More Information]
  • Hartigan, A., Fiala, I., Dykova, I., Rose, K., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Emerging Myxosporean Parasites of Native Australian Frogs and the Invasive Cane Toad. Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference 2011, N/A: N/A.
  • King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hurkova-Hofmannova, L., Hartigan, A., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research: a journal of animal infection and epidemiology, 42(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Baragahare, R., Becker, J., Landos, M., Slapeta, J., Dennis, M. (2011). Gastric cryptosporidiosis in farmed Australian Murray cod, Maccullochella peelii peelii. Aquaculture, 314(1-4), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Wickins, S., Dennis, M., Landos, M., Slapeta, J., Whittington, R. (2011). Histopathological survey of lesions and infections affecting sick ornamental fish in pet shops in New South Wales, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 94(2), 143-152. [More Information]
  • King, J., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Fleming, P., Windsor, P., Slapeta, J. (2011). Implications of wild dog ecology on the syvatic and domestic life cycle of Neospora caninium in Australia. The Veterinary Journal, 188(1), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2011). Naming of Cryptosporidium pestis is in accordance with the ICZN Code and the name is available for this taxon previously recognised as C. parvum "bovine genotype". Veterinary Parasitology, 177(1-2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Weatherby, K., Murray, S., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2011). Surface and Flagella Morphology of the Motile Form of Chromera velia Revealed by Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy. Protist, 162(1), 142-153. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J., King, J., McDonell, D., Malik, R., Homer, D., Hannan, P., Emery, D. (2011). The cat flea (Ctenocephalides f. felis) is the dominant flea on domestic dogs and cats in Australian veterinary practices. Veterinary Parasitology, 180(3-4), 383-388. [More Information]

2010

  • King, J., Slapeta, J., Jenkins, D., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Windsor, P. (2010). Australian dingoes are definitive hosts of Neospora caninum. International Journal for Parasitology, 40, 945-950. [More Information]
  • Guo, J., Weatherby, K., Carter, D., Slapeta, J. (2010). Effect of Nutrient Concentration and salinity on Immotile-Motile Transformation of Chromera velia. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 57(5), 444-446. [More Information]
  • Merino, S., Martinez, J., Vasquez, R., Slapeta, J. (2010). Monophyly of marsupial intraerythrocytic apicomplexan parasites from South America and Australia. Parasitology (Cambridge), 137, 37-43.
  • Hartigan, A., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2010). Museum material reveals a frog parasite emergence after the invasion of the cane toad in Australia. Parasites and Vectors, 3(June 2010), 50-1-50-6. [More Information]
  • Bell, E., Gowan, R., Lingard, A., McCoy, R., Slapeta, J., Malik, R. (2010). Naturally occurring Tritrichomonas foetus infections in Australian cats: 38 cases. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 12, 889-898. [More Information]
  • Sangster, C., Bryant, B., Campbell-Ward, M., King, J., Slapeta, J. (2010). Neosporosis in an aborted Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) Fetus. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 41(4), 725-728. [More Information]
  • Sutak, R., Slapeta, J., Roman, M., Camadro, J., Lesuisse, E. (2010). Nonreductive Iron Uptake Mechanism in the Marine Alveolate Chromera velia. Plant Physiology, 154, 991-1000.
  • Bishop, S., King, J., Windsor, P., Reichel, M., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2010). The first report of ovine cerebral neosporosis and evaluation of Neospora caninum prevalence in sheep in New South wales. Veterinary Parasitology, 170, 137-142.
  • Slapeta, J., Craig, S., McDonell, D., Emery, D. (2010). Tritrichomonas foetus from domestic cats and cattle are genetically distinct. Experimental Parasitology, 126(2), 209-213. [More Information]

2009

  • Slapeta, J. (2009). Centenary of the Genus Cryptosporidium: From Morphological to Molecular Species Identification. In G Ortega-Pierres, S Caccio, R Fayer, T G Mank, H Smith, R C A Thompson (Eds.), Giardia and Cryptosporidium: from molecules to disease, (pp. 31-50). Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing.
  • Zhu, B., Hartigan, A., Reppas, G., Higgins, D., Canfield, P., Slapeta, J. (2009). Looks can deceive: Molecular identity of an intraerythrocytic apicomplexan parasite in Australian gliders. Veterinary Parasitology, 159(2), 105-111. [More Information]
  • Iorio, R., Slapeta, J., Otranto, D., Paoletti, B., Giangaspero, A., Traversa, D. (2009). Phylogenetic relationships of Habronema microstoma and Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae) within the order Spirurida inferred using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene analysis. Parasitology Research, 104, 979-984.
  • Hale, S., Norris, J., Slapeta, J. (2009). Prolonged resilience of Tritrichomonas foetus in cat faeces. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2009, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Hale, S., Norris, J., Slapeta, J. (2009). Prolonged resilience of Tritrichomonas foetus in cat faeces at ambient temperature. Veterinary Parasitology, 166(1-2), 60-65.
  • Hemmerter, S., Slapeta, J., Beebe, N. (2009). Resolving genetic diversity in Australian Culex mosquitoes: Incongruence between the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase 1 and nuclear acetylcholine esterase 2. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50(2), 317-325.

2008

  • Moore, R., Obornik, M., Janouskovec, J., Chrudimsky, T., Vancova, M., Green, D., Wright, S., Davies, N., Bolch, C., Heimann, K., Slapeta, J., Carter, D., et al (2008). A Photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites. Nature, 451, 959-963. [More Information]
  • Moore, R., Slapeta, J., Logsdon, J., Carter, D., Heimann, K. (2008). A phylum of algae closely related to apicomplexan parasites. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • King, J., Windsor, P., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2008). Are Australian dingoes definitive hosts for Neopsora caninum? ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • King, J., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J., Windsor, P., Slapeta, J. (2008). Are Australian dingos definitive hosts for Neospora caninum? ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Windsor, P., King, J., Slapeta, J., Jenkins, D., Ellis, J. (2008). Bovine Neospora research in Australia. Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians Annual Conference AACV 2008, Australia: The Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians.
  • Valigurova, A., Jirku, M., Koudela, B., Gelnar, M., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). Cryptosporidia: Epicellular parasites embraced by the host cell membrane. International Journal for Parasitology, 38(8-9), 913-922. [More Information]
  • Traversa, D., Iorio, R., Otranto, D., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). Cryptosporidium from tortoises: Genetic characterisation, phylogeny and zoonotic implications. Molecular and Cellular Probes, 22, 122-128.
  • Slapeta, J. (2008). iCRYPTO: a web-based resource to cryptosporidia. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2008, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • King, J., Jenkins, D., Slapeta, J., Windsor, P. (2008). Investigating the Role of Wildlife and Wild Canids in Transmission of Neospora Caninum. 14th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference 2008, Australia: Vertebrate Pests Committee / Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Fan, S., Raidal, S., Phalen, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). Molecular identification of malarial parasites in Australian Birds. Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee Annual Conference AAVAC 2008, Australia: Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee.
  • Jirku, M., Valigurova, A., Koudela, B., Krizek, J., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2008). New species of Crytosporidium Tyzzer,1907 (Apicomplexa) from amphibian host: morphology, biology and phylogeny. Folia Parasitologica, 55, 81-94.

2007

  • Hemmerter, S., Slapeta, J., van den Hurk, A., Cooper, R., Whelan, P., Russell, R., Johansen, C., Beebe, N. (2007). A curious coincidence: mosquito biodiversity and the limits of the Japanese encephalitis virus in Australasia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(100), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Slapeta, J. (2007), Invited speaker: Centenary of the genus Cryptosporidium: from morphological to molecular species identification, II nd International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference, Centro Cultural Universitario, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia-Michoacán, México May 13 -18, 2007.
  • Hemmerter, S., Slapeta, J., Beebe, N. (2007). Oral presentation: Hemmerter S., Šlapeta J., Beebe N. W.: Insight into the limits of the Japanese encephalitis virus through a better understanding of the biodiversity of its mosquito vector. Genetic Society of AustralAsia, Sydeny (2007 - oral presentation). Genetics Society of AustralAsia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2007). Oral presentation: Unexpectedly ancient cryptic species and global oceanic dispersal in the smallest eukaryotes. Genetic Society of AustralAsia, Sydney (2007 - oral presentation). Genetics Society of AustralAsia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Iorio, R., Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Traversa, D. (2007). Poster presentation: Genetic identity of Cryptosporidium species in captive Palaearctic European tortoise of the genus Testudo. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Gent, Belgium: World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.
  • Slapeta, J. (2007). Response to Xiao et al.: Further debate on the description of Cryptosporidium pestis. Trends in Parasitology, 23(2), 42-43.

2006

  • Slapeta, J. (2006). Cryptosporidium species found in cattle: a proposal for a new species. Trends in Parasitology, 22(10), 469-474.
  • Slapeta, J. (2006). Cryptosporidium species found in cattle: yet another name? ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference 2006, Australia: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology.
  • Slapeta, J., Lopez-Garcia, P., Moreira, D. (2006). Global Dispersal and Ancient Cryptic Species in the Smallest Marine Eukaryotes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(1), 23-29.
  • Slapeta, J. (2006), Lectures and seminars: An Unusual Mitochondria Uncovered in the Apicomplexan Parasite Cryptosporidium parvum - Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2006.
  • Slapeta, J., Ferguson, D., Smith, N., Belli, S. (2006). Oral presentation: The role of DOPA and tyrosinases in oocyst wall formation in Eimeria spp. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference.
  • Slapeta, J., Lopez-Garcia, P., Moreira, D. (2006). Present status of the molecular ecology of kathablepharids. Protist, 157(1), 7-11.
  • Mai, K., Belli, S., Ferguson, D., Luxford, C., Davies, M., Slapeta, J., Smith, N. (2006). Short oral presentation: Tyrosine oxidation in the development of eimerian oocysts. ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland: ASP & ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology Annual Conference.

2005

  • Necas, P., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2005). Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ntunte sp. n. (Reptilia : Chamaeleonidae), a new chameleon species from Mt. Nyiru, northern Kenya. Herpetozoa, 18(3-4), 125-132.
  • Slapeta, J. (2005), Lectures and seminars: Are small eukaryotes ubiquitous? An answer from the multilocus genotyping of the model marine picoeukaryote Micromonas pusilla - presented at Roscoff Biological Station, Roscoff, France, 2005.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B. (2005). Mice serve as paratenic hosts for the transmission of Caryospora duszynskii (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) between snakes of the genus Elaphe. Folia Parasitologica, 52(3), 205-208.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2005). Poster presentation: Molecular evidence for picoplankton diversity viewed from protein coding and non-coding DNA. ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain: ASLO 2005.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2005). The extent of protist diversity: insights from molecular ecology of freshwater eukaryotes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 272(1576), 2073-2081.

2004

  • Slapeta, J., Keithly, J. (2004). Cryptosporidium parvum Mitochondrial-Type HSP70 Targets Homologous and Heterologous Mitochondria. Eukaryotic Cell, 3(2), 483-494.
  • Slapeta, J. (2004), Lectures and seminars: Freshwater protist diversity and marine picoeukaryote biogeography - presented at Unité d'Ecologie, Systématique & Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, 2004.
  • Hajdušek, O., Ditrich, O., Slapeta, J. (2004). Molecular identification of Cryptosporidium spp. in animal and human hosts from the Czech Republic. Veterinary Parasitology, 122(3), 183-192.
  • Slapeta, J., Moreira, D., Lopez-Garcia, P. (2004). Poster presentation: Eukaryotic diversity in oxic and oxygen-depleted freshwater environments. Gordon Research Conference Series: MARINE MICROBES – PICOPHYTOPLANKTON, FROM ECOLOGY TO GENOMICS, Roscoff, Brittany, France: Gordon Research Conference Series: MARINE MICROBES – PICOPHYTOPLANKTON, FROM ECOLOGY TO GENOMICS.

2003

  • Stejskal, F., Slapeta, J., Ctrnacta, V., Keithly, J. (2003). A Narf-like gene from Cryptosporidium parvum resembles homologues observed in aerobic protists and higher eukaryotes. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 229(1), 91-96.
  • Necas, P., Modry, D., Slapeta, J. (2003). Chamaeleo (Trioceros) narraioca n. sp. (Reptilia Chamaeleonidae), a new chameleon species from a relict montane forest of Mount Kulal, northern Kenya. Tropical Zoology, 16(1), 1-12.
  • Slapeta, J., Stejskal, F., Keithly, J. (2003). Characterization of S-adenosylmethionine synthetase in Cryptosporidium parvum (Apicomplexa). FEMS Microbiology Letters, 225(2), 271-277.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Ashe, J., Koudela, B. (2003). Description of Eimeria arabukosokokensis sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Telescopus semiannulatus (Serpentes: Colubridae) with notes on eimerian coccidia from snakes of Eastern Kenya. Folia Parasitologica, 50(1), 23-30.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Lukes, 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. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 27(3), 464-475.
  • Slapeta, J. (2003), Lectures and seminars: Cryptosporidium parvum possesses and expresses a proteobacterial-like DnaK homolog - presented at Wadsworth Center (breakfast club & lower eukaryotes meeting), New York State Department of Health, Albany NY, USA, 2003.
  • Slapeta, J., Keithly, J. (2003). Oral presentation: Cryptosporidium parvum possesses and expresses a Proteobacterial-like DnaK homolog. 8th International Workshops on Opportunistic Protists and The International Conference on Anaerobic Protists (IWOP-8/ICAP), Lawrence, Kan.: Society of Protozoologists.

2002

  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2002). Biology, Pathology and Evolution of Coccidia of the Genus Sarcocystis (Coccidia: Apicomplexa) in African Viperids. VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference, Cairns, Australia: VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B. (2002). Caryospora matatu sp. n., a new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Horned bush-viper, Atheris ceratophorus Werner, 1895 from Tanzania. Parasite: Journal de la Societe Francaise de Parasitologie, 9(4), 341-344.
  • Slapeta, J., Koudela, B., Votýpka, J., Modry, D., Horejš, R., Lukes, J. (2002). Coprodiagnosis of Hammondia heydorni in Dogs by PCR Based Amplification of ITS 1 rRNA: Differentiation from Morphologically Indistinguishable Oocysts of Neospora caninum. The Veterinary Journal, 163(2), 147-154.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Kyselová, I., Horejš, R., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2002). Dog shedding oocysts of Neospora caninum: PCR diagnosis and molecular phylogenetic approach. Veterinary Parasitology, 109(3-4), 157-167.
  • Slapeta, J. (2002), Lectures and seminars: Parasitic protists of the genus Sarcocystis (Apicomplexa, Alveolata): phylogeny, life cycles, diversity and diagnosis - presented at Wadsworth Center (breakfast club), New York State Department of Health, Albany NY, USA, 2002.
  • Oborník, M., Jirku, M., Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2002). Notes on coccidian phylogeny, based on the apicoplast small subunit ribosomal DNA. Parasitology Research, 88(4), 360-363.
  • Oborník, M., Van de Peer, Y., Hypša, V., Frickey, T., Slapeta, J., Meyer, A., Lukes, J. (2002). Phylogenetic analyses suggest lateral gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the apicoplast. Gene, 285(2002), 109-118.
  • Slapeta, J., Kyselová, I., Richardson, A., Modry, D., Lukes, J. (2002). Phylogeny and sequence variability of the Sarcocystis singaporensis Zaman and Colley, (1975) 1976 ssrDNA. Parasitology Research, 88(9), 810-815.
  • Slapeta, J., Stejskal, F., Keithly, J. (2002). Poster presentation: Characterisation of S-Adenosylmethionine synthetase in Cryptosporidium parvum. Molecular Parasitology Meeting XIII, Woods Hole, MA, USA: Molecular Parasitology Meeting XIII.
  • Slapeta, J., Stejskal, F., Keithly, J. (2002). Poster presentation: Cryptosporidium parvum S-Adenosylmethionine synthetase (CpSAMS): activity of recombinant CpSAMS and differential expression during intracellular growth in HCT-8 cells using semi-quantitative RT-PCR. 5th COST B9 Congress, Antiprotozoal Chemotherapy, London, UK: 5th COST B9 Congress, Antiprotozoal Chemotherapy.
  • Slapeta, J. (2002), Specialized Databases: Parasite Infections of Hedgehogs: Tutorial to Parasitoses of Hedgehog in the Czech Republic http://www.paru.cas.cz/modryd/jezci/.
  • Slapeta, J. (2002), Specialized Databases: Taxonomy of the genus Cryptosporidium Tyzzer 1907 (Apicomplexa): revision & checklist - iCRYPTO http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/staff/JanSlapeta/ http://members.optusnet.com.au/slapeta/crypto/.
  • Jirku, M., Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2002). The Phylogeny of Goussia and Choleoeimeria (Apicomplexa; Eimeriorina) and the Evolution of Excystation Structures in Coccidia. Protist, 153(4), 379-390.

2001

  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Knotek, Z., Koudela, B. (2001). Caryospora varaniornati sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in the Nile Monitor, Varanus (Polydaedalus) niloticus species complex. Folia Parasitologica, 48(2001), 7-10.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Koudela, B. (2001). Eimeria hajeki n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a New Coccidian Parasite of the Pygmy Chameleon, Rampholeon temporalis (Matschie, 1892) (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) from Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of Parasitology, 87(5), 1104-1105.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Oborník, M., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2001). Eimeria telekii n.sp. (Apicomplexa: Coccidia) from Lemniscomys striatus (Rodentia: Muridae): morphology, pathology and phylogeny. Parasitology (Cambridge), 122(2001), 133-143.
  • Slapeta, J. (2001), Lectures and seminars: Updated View on Molecular Phylogeny of Coccidia - presented as a seminar at Academy of Sciences Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 2001.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2001). Multiple origin of the dihomoxenous life cycle in sarcosporidia. International Journal for Parasitology, 31(4), 413-417.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Koudela, B. (2001). New species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae from rodents of Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda. African Zoology, 36(2001), 41-44.
  • Slapeta, J., Modry, D., Votýpka, J., Jirku, M., Riches, J., Koudela, B., Lukes, J. (2001). Oral presentation: Advances in Molecular Phylogeny of Coccidia (Apicompexa) Inferred from Ribosomal RNA Sequences. VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference, Cairns, Australia: VIIIth International Coccidiosis Conference.
  • Modry, D., Slapeta, J., Jirku, M., Oborník, M., Lukes, J., Koudela, B. (2001). Phylogenetic position of a renal coccidium of the European green frogs, 'Isospora' lieberkuehni Labbe , 1894 (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) and its taxonomic implications. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 51, 767-772.
  • Modry, D., Václavek, P., Koudela, B., Slapeta, J. (2001). Placentophagia - an alternative way for horizontal transmission of Neospora caninum in cattle? Trends in Parasitology, 17(12), 573-573.

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