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FI Fisheries Ecology

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    Franke F, Raifarth N, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2019) Consequences of divergent temperature optima in a host-parasite system. Oikos 128(6):869-880, DOI:10.1111/oik.05864

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    Kutyrev IA, Franke F, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2019) In vitro effects of the neuroactive substances serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid on leucocytes from sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Fish Shellfish Immunol 87:286-296, DOI:10.1016/j.fsi.2019.01.022

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    Wohlleben AM, Franke F, Hamley M, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2018) Early stages of infection of three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus. J Fish Dis 41(11):1701-1708, DOI:10.1111/jfd.12876

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    Demandt N, Saus B, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2018) Parasite-infected sticklebacks increase the risk-taking behaviour of uninfected group members. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B Biol Sci 285(1881):20180956, DOI:10.1098/rspb.2018.0956

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    Rahn AK, Vitt S, Drolshagen L, Scharsack JP, Rick IP, Bakker TCM (2018) Parasitic infection of the eye lens affects shoaling preferences in three-spined stickleback. Biol J Linn Soc 123(2):377-387, DOI:10.1093/biolinnean/blx155

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    Hamley M, Franke F, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2017) An experimental approach to the immuno-modulatory basis of host-parasite local adaptation in tapeworm-infected sticklebacks. Exp Parasitol 180:119-132, DOI:10.1016/j.exppara.2017.03.004

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    Lugert V, Meyer EI, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2017) Effects of an anthropogenic saltwater inlet on three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) (Teleostei: Gasterosteidae) and their parasites in an inland brook. Eur Zool J 84(1):444-456, DOI:10.1080/24750263.2017.1356386

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    Vitt S, Rahn AK, Drolshagen L, Bakker TCM, Scharsack JP, Rick IP (2017) Enhanced ambient UVB light affects growth, body condition and the investment in innate and adaptive immunity in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Aquatic Ecol 51:499-509, DOI:10.1007/s10452-017-9632-5

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    Franke F, Armitage SAO, Kutzer MAM, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2017) Environmental temperature variation influences fitness trade-offs and tolerance in a fish-tapeworm association. Parasit Vectors 10:252, DOI:10.1186/s13071-017-2192-7

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    Talarico M, Seifert F, Lange J, Sachser N, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2017) Specific manipulation or systemic impairment? Behavioural changes of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) infected with the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 71:36, DOI:10.1007/s00265-017-2265-9

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    Nikolova D, Weber D, Scholz M, Bald T, Scharsack JP, Hippler M (2017) Temperature-induced remodeling of the photosynthetic machinery tunes photosynthesis in the thermophilic alga cyanidioschyzon merolae. Plant Physiol 174(1):35-46, DOI:10.1104/pp.17.00110

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    Haase D, Rieger JK, Witten A, Stoll M, Bornberg-Bauer E, Kalbe M, Schmidt-Drewello A, Scharsack JP, Reusch TBH (2016) Comparative transcriptomics of stickleback immune gene responses upon infection by two helminth parasites, Diplostomum pseudospathaceum and Schistocephalus solidus. Zoology Analysis Complex Syst 119(4):307-313, DOI:10.1016/j.zool.2016.05.005

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    Preuß R, Wensing KU, Woestmann L, Eggert H, Milutinovic B, Sroka MGU, Scharsack JP, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2016) Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction. Royal Soc Open Sci 3(4):160138, DOI:10.1098/rsos.160138

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    Scharsack JP, Franke F, Erin NI, Kuske A, Büscher J, Stolz H, Samonte IE, Kurtz J, Kalbe M (2016) Effects of environmental variation on host-parasite interaction in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Zoology Analysis Complex Syst 119(4):375-383, DOI:10.1016/j.zool.2016.05.008

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    Kalbe M, Eizaguirre C, Scharsack JP, Jakobsen PJ (2016) Reciprocal cross infection of sticklebacks with the diphyllobothriidean cestode Schistocephalus solidus reveals consistent population differences in parasite growth and host resistance. Parasit Vectors 9:130, DOI:10.1186/s13071-016-1419-3

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    Schmidt-Drewello A, Riss HW, Scharsack JP, Meyer EI (2016) Relative benefit of the invasive Echinogammarus berilloni (Catta, 1878) over native gammarids under fish predation (Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758). Aquatic Ecol 50:75-85, DOI:10.1007/s10452-015-9555-y

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    Milutinovic B, Höfling C, Futo M, Scharsack JP, Kurtz J (2015) Infection of Tribolium castaneum with Bacillus thuringiensis: Quantification of bacterial replication within cadavers, transmission via cannibalism, and inhibition of spore germination. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(23):8135-8144, DOI:10.1128/AEM.02051-15

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    Scharsack JP, Kalbe M (2014) Differences in susceptibility and immune responses of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) from lake and river ecotypes to sequential infections with the eye fluke Diplostomum pseudospathaceum. Parasit Vectors 7:109, DOI:10.1186/1756-3305-7-109

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    Dittmar J, Janssen H, Kuske A, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2014) Heat and immunity: an experimental heat wave alters immune functions in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). J Anim Ecol 83(4):744-757, DOI:10.1111/1365-2656.12175

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    Kutyrev IA, Franke F, Büscher J, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2014) In vitro effects of prostaglandin E2 on leucocytes from sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) infected and not infected with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus. Fish Shellfish Immunol 41(2):473-481, DOI:10.1016/j.fsi.2014.09.031

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    Franke F, Rahn AK, Dittmar J, Erin NI, Rieger JK, Haase D, Samonte-Padilla IE, Lange J, Jakobsen PJ, Hermida M, Fernández C, Kurtz J, Bakker TCM, Reusch TBH, Kalbe M, Scharsack JP (2014) In vitro leukocyte response of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) to helminth parasite antigens. Fish Shellfish Immunol 36(1):130-140, DOI:10.1016/j.fsi.2013.10.019

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    Haase D, Roth O, Kalbe M, Schmiedeskamp G, Scharsack JP, Rosenstiel P, Reusch TBH (2013) Absence of major histocompatibility complex class II mediated immunity in pipefish, Syngnathus typhle: evidence from deep transcriptome sequencing. Biol Lett 9(2):20130044, DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0044

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    Scharsack JP, Gossens A, Franke F, Kurtz J (2013) Excretory products of the cestode, Schistocephalus solidus, modulate in vitro responses of leukocytes from its specific host, the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Fish Shellfish Immunol 35(6):1779-1787, DOI:10.1016/j.fsi.2013.08.029

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    Jakobsen PJ, Scharsack JP, Hammerschmidt K, Deines P, Kalbe M, Milinski M (2012) In vitro transition of Schistocephalus solidus (Cestoda) from coracidium to procercoid and from procercoid to plerocercoid. Exp Parasitol 130(3):267-273, DOI:10.1016/j.exppara.2011.09.009

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    Roth O, Klein V, Beemelmanns A, Scharsack JP, Reusch TBH (2012) Male pregnancy and biparental immune priming. Am Naturalist 180(6):802-814, DOI:10.1086/668081

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    Scharsack JP, Schweyen H, Schmidt AM, Dittmar J, Reusch TBH, Kurtz J (2012) Population genetic dynamics of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in anthropogenic altered habitats. Ecol Evol 2(6):1122-1143, DOI:10.1002/ece3.232

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    Kiron V, Thawonsuwan J, Panigrahi A, Scharsack JP, Satoh S (2011) Antioxidant and immune defences of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) offered plant oils differing in fatty acid profiles from early stages. Aquacult Nutr 17(2):130-140, DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2095.2009.00715.x

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    Roth O, Scharsack JP, Keller I, Reusch TBH (2011) Bateman's principle and immunity in a sex-role reversed pipefish. J Evol Biol 24(7):1410-1420, DOI:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02273.x

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    Samonte-Padilla IE, Eizaguirre C, Scharsack JP, Lenz TL, Milinski M (2011) Induction of diploid gynogenesis in an evolutionary model organism, the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). BMC Dev Biol 11:55, DOI:10.1186/1471-213X-11-55

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    Barber I, Scharsack JP (2010) The three-spined stickleback-Schistocephalus solidus system: an experimental model for investigating host-parasite interactions in fish. Parasitology 137(3):411-424, DOI:10.1017/S0031182009991466

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    Lenz TL, Eizaguirre C, Scharsack JP, Kalbe M, Milinski M (2009) Disentangling the role of MHC-dependent "good genes" and "compatible genes" in mate-choice decisions of three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus under semi-natural conditions. J Fish Biol 75(8):2122-2142, DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02410.x

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    Forlenza M, Magez S, Scharsack JP, Westphal A, Savelkoul HFJ, Wiegertjes GF (2009) Receptor-Mediated and Lectin-Like Activities of Carp (Cyprinus carpio) TNF-a. J Immunol 183(8):5319-5332, DOI:10.4049/jimmunol.0901780

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    Forlenza M, Scharsack JP, Kachamakova NM, Taverne-Thiele AJ, Rombout JHWM, Wiegertjes GF (2008) Differential contribution of neutrophilic granulocytes and macrophages to nitrosative stress in a host-parasite animal model. Mol Immunol 45(11):3178-3189, DOI:10.1016/j.molimm.2008.02.025

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    Hibbeler S, Scharsack JP, Becker S (2008) Housekeeping genes for quantitative expression studies in the three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. BMC Mol Biol 9:18, DOI:10.1186/1471-2199-9-18

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    Scharsack JP, Kalbe M, Schaschl H (2007) Characterization of antisera raised against stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) MHC class I and class II molecules. Fish Shellfish Immunol 23(5):991-1002, DOI:10.1016/j.fsi.2007.03.011

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    Scharsack JP, Kalbe M, Harrod C, Rauch G (2007) Habitat-specific adaptation of immune responses of stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) lake and river ecotypes. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B Biol Sci 274(1617):1523-1532, DOI:10.1098/rspb.2007.0210

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    Krobbach CK, Kalbe M, Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2007) Infectivity of two nematode parasites, Camallanus lacustris and Anguillicola crassus, in a paratenic host, the three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. Diseases Aquat Organ 74(2):119-126, DOI:10.3354/dao074119

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    Kurtz J, Scharsack JP (2007) Resistance is skin-deep: innate immunity may help amphibians to survive a deadly fungus. Anim Conserv 10(4):422-424, DOI:10.1111/j.1469-1795.2007.00149.x

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    Scharsack JP, Koch K, Hammerschmidt K (2007) Who is in control of the stickleback immune system: interactions between Schistocephalus solidus and its specific vertebrate host. Proc R Soc Lond Ser B Biol Sci 274(1629):3151-3158, DOI:10.1098/rspb.2007.1148

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    Wiegertjes GF, Forlenza M, Joerink M, Scharsack JP (2005) Parasite infections revisited. Developmental Comp Immunol 29(9):749-758, DOI:10.1016/j.dci.2005.01.005

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    Steinhagen D, Helmus T, Maurer S, Michael RD, Leibold W, Scharsack JP, Skouras A, Schuberth HJ (2004) Effect of hexavalent carcinogenic chromium on carp Cyprinus carpio immune cells. Diseases Aquat Organ 62(1-2):155-161, DOI:10.3354/dao062155

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    Scharsack JP, Kalbe M, Derner R, Kurtz J, Milinski M (2004) Modulation of granulocyte responses in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus infected with the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus. Diseases Aquat Organ 59(2):141-150, DOI:10.3354/dao059141

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    Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Körting W, Wagner B, Leibold W, Schuberth HJ (2004) Some immune parameters in carp Cyprinus carpio susceptible and resistant to the haemoflagellate Trypanoplasma borreli. Diseases Aquat Organ 60(1):41-48, DOI:10.3354/dao060041

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    Skouras A, Lang T, Vobach M, Danischewski D, Wosniok W, Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D (2003) Assessment of some innate immune responses in dab (Limanda limanda L.) from the North Sea as part of an integrated biological effects monitoring. Helgol Mar Res 57:181-189, DOI:10.1007/s10152-003-0143-5

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    Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Kleczka C, Schmidt JO, Körting W, Michael RD, Leibold W, Schuberth HJ (2003) Head kidney neutrophils of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) are functionally modulated by the haemoflagellate Trypanoplasma borreli. Fish Shellfish Immunol 14(5):389-403, DOI:10.1006/fsim.2002.0447

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    Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Kleczka C, Schmidt JO, Körting W, Michael RD, Leibold W, Schuberth HJ (2003) The haemoflagellate Trypanoplasma borreli induces the production of nitric oxide, which is associated with modulation of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) leucocyte functions. Fish Shellfish Immunol 14(3):207-222, DOI:10.1006/fsim.2002.0430

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    Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Leibold W, Rabe U, Körting W, Schuberth HJ (2001) Flow cytometric analysis of mitogen-induced activation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) peripheral blood leucocytes. J Vet Med B 48(5):331-339, DOI:10.1046/j.1439-0450.2001.00454.x

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    Eschbach E, Scharsack JP, John U, Medlin LK (2001) Improved erythrocyte lysis assay in microtitre plates for sensitive detection and efficient measurement of haemolytic compounds from ichthyotoxic algae. J Appl Toxicol 21(6):513-519, DOI:10.1002/jat.797

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    Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Körting W, Leibold W, Schuberth HJ (2000) Flow cytometric analysis of proliferative responses of carp Cyprinus carpio peripheral blood leukocytes to mitogens and to the hemoflagellate Trypanoplasma borreli. Diseases Aquat Organ 41(3):203-210, DOI:10.3354/dao041203

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    Steinhagen D, Hedderich W, Skouras A, Scharsack JP, Schuberth HJ, Leibold W, Körting W (2000) In vitro cultivation of Trypanoplasma borreli (Protozoa: Kinetoplastida), a parasite from the blood of common carp Cyprinus carpio. Diseases Aquat Organ 41(3):195-201, DOI:10.3354/dao041195

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