Junior Professorship Parasite Host Interactions: Publications

Authors affiliated with the Leibniz-IZW at the time of publication are marked bold and with the respective colour of their department or unit in the Leibniz-IZW. Doctoral students and postdocs with affiliations to the Junior Professorship Parasite Host Interactions will be shown in the respective colour. Authors with multiple other affiliations to departments are allocated one of the two departmental colours at random. The director is shown under Dept Evolutionary Ecology until 2017 and under Science Management from 2018 onwards.

           Department of Evolutionary Ecology
           Department of Evolutionary Genetics
           Department of Wildlife Diseases
           Department of Reproduction Biology
           Department of Reproduction Management
           Department of Ecological Dynamics
           Junior Research Group “Biodiversity and Biogeography of Southeast Asia”
           Junior Professorship of Ecology and Evolution of Molecular Host-Parasite Interactions
           Science Management and Director

Peer-reviewed journal articles


Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Ferreira SCM, Balard A, Ďureje Ľ, Macholán M, Piálek J, Bengtsson‐Palme J, Kramer‐Schadt S, Forslund‐Startceva SK*, Heitlinger E* (2024): Aberrant microbiomes are associated with increased antibiotic resistance gene load in hybrid mice. ISME COMMUN 4, ycae053. doi:10.1093/ismeco/ycae053

Jost J, Hirzmann J, Ďureje Ľ, Maaz D, Martin P, Stach T, Heitlinger E, Jarquín‐Díaz VH (2024): Dentition patterns and molecular diversity of Mastophorus muris (Gmelin, 1790) (Nematoda: Spiruroidea) support a host-associated subdivision. PARASITOL RES 123, 237. doi:10.1007/s00436-024-08259-1

Scholz C, Jarquín‐Díaz VH*, Planillo A*, Radchuk V, Scherer C, Schulze C, Ortmann S, Kramer‐Schadt S**, Heitlinger E** (2024): Host weight, seasonality and anthropogenic factors contribute to parasite community differences between urban and rural foxes. SCI TOTAL ENVIRON 936, 173355. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.173355


Balard A, Heitlinger E (2022): Shifting focus from resistance to disease tolerance: A review on hybrid house mice. ECOL EVOL 12, e8889. doi:10.1002/ece3.8889

Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Balard A, Ferreira SCM, Mittné V, Murata JM, Heitlinger E (2022): DNA‐based quantification and counting of transmission stages provides different but complementary parasite load estimates: an example from rodent coccidia (Eimeria). PARASITES VECTORS 15, 45. doi:10.1186/s13071-021-05119-0

Midha A, Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Ebner F, Löber U, Hayani R, Kundik A, Cardilli A, Heitlinger E, Forslund SK, Hartmann S (2022): Guts within guts: the microbiome of the intestinal helminth parasite Ascaris suum is derived but distinct from its host. MICROBIOME 10, 229. doi:10.1186/s40168-022-01399-5

Zhang H, Bednář L, Heitlinger E, Hartmann S, Rausch S (2022): Whip‐ and pinworm infections elicit contrasting effector and distinct regulatory responses in wild house mice. INT J PARASIT 52, 519–524. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2022.03.006


Bingjian R, Schmid M, Scheiner M, Mollenkopf HJ, Lucius R, Heitlinger E, Gupta N (2021): Toxoplasma and Eimeria co‐opt the host cFos expression for intracellular development in mammalian cells. COMP STRUCT BIOTECHNOL J 19, 719–731. doi:10.1016/j.csbj.2020.12.045

Mukherjee P, Burgio G, Heitlinger E (2021): Dual RNA sequencing meta‐analysis in Plasmodium infection identifies host‐parasite interactions. MSYSTEMS 6, e00182-21. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00182-21


Balard A, Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Jost J, Martincová I, Ďureje L, Piálek J, Macholán M, de Bellocq JG, Baird SJE, Heitlinger E (2020): Intensity of infection with intracellular Eimeria spp. and pinworms is reduced in hybrid mice compared to parental subspecies. J EVOL BIOL 33, 435–448. doi:10.1111/jeb.13578

Balard A, Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Jost J, Mittné V, Böhning F, Ďureje L, Piálek J, Heitlinger E (2020): Coupling between tolerance and resistance for two related Eimeria parasite species. ECOL EVOL 10, 13938–13948. doi:10.1002/ece3.6986

Gerhard AP, Krücken J, Heitlinger E, Janssen IJI, Basiaga M, Kornaś S, Beier C, Nielsen MK, Davis RE, Wang J, von Samson‐Himmelstjerna G (2020): The P‐glycoprotein repertoire of the equine parasitic nematode Parascaris univalens. SCI REP 10, 13586. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-70529-6

Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Balard A, Mácová A, Jost J, von Szepesbéla TR, Berktold K, Tank S, Kvičerová J, Heitlinger E (2020): Generalist Eimeria species in rodents: Multilocus analyses indicate inadequate resolution of established markers. ECOL EVOL 10, 1378–1389. doi:10.1002/ece3.5992


Ahmed N, Heitlinger E, Affinass N, Kühl AA, Xenophontos N, Jarquin VH, Jost J, Steinfelder S, Hartmann S (2019): A novel non‐invasive method to detect RELM beta transcript in gut barrier related changes during a gastrointestinal nematode infection. FRONT IMMUNOL 10, 445. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2019.00445

Bredtmann CM, Krücken J, Murugaiyan J, Balard A, Hofer H, Kuzmina TA, von Samson‐Himmelstjerna G (2019): Concurrent proteomics fingerprinting and molecular analysis of cyathostomins. PROTEOMICS 19, 1800290. doi:10.1002/pmic.201800290

Jarquín‐Díaz VH, Balard A, Jost J, Kraft J, Dikmen MN, Kvičerová J, Heitlinger E (2019): Detection and quantification of house mouse Eimeria at the species level – challenges and solutions for the assessment of coccidia in wildlife. INT J PARASITOL-PARASIT WILDL 10, 29–40. doi:10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.07.004


Lesniak I, Heckmann I, Franz M, Greenwood AD, Heitlinger E, Hofer H, Krone O (2018): Recolonizing gray wolves increase parasite infection risk in their prey. ECOL EVOL 8, 2160–2170. doi:10.1002/ece3.3839


Ehret T, Spork, Dieterich C, Lucius R, Heitlinger E (2017): Dual RNA‐seq reveals no plastic transcriptional response of the coccidian parasite Eimeria falciformis to host immune defenses. BMC GENOMICS 18, 686. doi:10.1186/s12864-017-4095-6

Heitlinger E, Ferreira SC, Thierer D, Hofer H, East ML (2017): The intestinal eukaryote and bacterial biome of spotted hyenas: the impact of social status and age on diversity and composition. FRONT CELL INFECT MICROBIOL 7, 262. doi:10.3389/fcimb.2017.00262

Lesniak I, Heckmann I, Heitlinger E, Szentiks CA, Nowak C, Harms V, Jarausch A, Reinhardt I, Kluth G, Hofer H, Krone O (2017): Population expansion and individual age affect endoparasite richness and diversity in a recolonizing large carnivore population. SCI REP 7, 41730. doi:10.1038/srep41730