Articles in Prep/Review

Phua YH, Trejeda J, Roy MC, Husnik F, Wakeman KC (Under Review) Microbial communities and chemical profiles of Ostreopsis (Dinophyceae) from the Pacific Island of Okinawa, with a description of Ostreopsis uchinaaensis sp. nov.

Nakamura K, Wakeman KC (In Prep) A hyperparasitic metchnikovellid, Metchnikovella parvus n. sp. (Microsporidia) infecting the marine gregarine Kokeshiella shukutsuense n. gen. n. sp. (Apicomplexa)

2022 Yokouchi K, Iritani D, Lim KH, Phua YH, Horiguchi T, Wakeman KC (2022) Description of an enigmatic alveolate Platyproteum noduliferae n. sp. and reconstruction of its flagellar apparatus. Protist 173(3): 125878 [PDF]

Phua YH, Husnik F, Lesmer S, Wakeman KC (2022) Phylogeny of benthic dinoflagellate Amphidinum (Dinophyceae) from the South Pacific Islands of Guam and Okinawa, with the description of A. pagoensis sp. nov. and A. uduigamensis sp. nov. Phycologia 61(3): 241–254 [PDF]


Phua YH, Roy MC, Lemer S, Husnik F, Wakeman KC (2021) Diversity and toxicity of Pacific strains of the benthic dinoflagellate Coolia (Dinophyceae), with a look at the Coolia canariensis species complex. Harmful Algae [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Hiruta S, Kondo Y, Otsuka S (2021) Evidence for host jumping and diversification of marine cephaloidophorid gregarines (Apicomplexa) between two distantly related animals, viz., crustaceans and salps. Protist 4: 125822 [PDF]

Iritani D, Banks JC, Webb SC, Fidler A, Horiguchi T, Wakeman KC (2021) New gregarine species (Apicomplexa) from tunicates show an evolutionary history of host switching and suggest a problem with the systematics of Lankesteria and Lecudina. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 183: 107622 [PDF]

Mathur V, Wakeman KC, Keeling PJ (2021) Parallel fuctional reduction in the mitochondira of apicomplexan parasites. Current Biology 31(13): 2920-2928 [PDF]

Van Steenkiste NWL, Rivlin N, Kahn P, Wakeman KC, Leander BS (2021) Grappleria corona gen. et sp. nov. (Platyhelminthes: Rhabdocoela: Jenseniidae fam. nov.) and an updated molecular phylogeny of ‘dalyelliid’ and temnocephalid microturbellarians. Biodiversity and Systematics 19(3): 261-272 [PDF]

Van Steenkiste NWL, Wakeman KC, Leander BS (2021) A new record of the marine chaetonitid gastrotich genus Diuronotus (Paucitubulatina: Muselliferidae) from the Sea of Japan. Zoologischer Anzeiger 290:113-116 [PDF]

2020 Wakeman KC (2020) Molecular Phylogeny of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) from the Sea of Japan and the Northwest Pacific including the description of three novel species of Selenidium and Trollidium akkeshiense n. gen. n. sp. Protist 171(1): 125710 [PDF]

Yamamoto M, Wakeman KC, Tomioka S, Horiguchi T (2020) Molecular phylogeny and ultrastructure of two novel parasitic dinoflagellates, Haplozoon gracile sp. nov. and ​H. pugnus sp. nov. Phycologia 59: 305–319 [PDF]

Cano I, et al. [26th of 30 authors] (2020) Cosmopolitan Distribution of Endozoicomonas-Like Organisms and Other Intracellular Microcolonies of Bacteria Causing Infection in Marine Mollusks. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 2778 [PDF]
2019 Siaden LEC, Wakeman KC, Webb SC, Hasegawa K, Kajihara H. (2019) Morphological and molecular diversity of rissoellids (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) from the Northwest Pacific island of Hokkaido, Japan. Zootaxa 4551: 415–431 [PDF]

Campo J, Pons MJ, Herranz M, Wakeman KC, Valle J, Vermeij Mark, Leander BS, Keeling P. A (2019) A universal set of primers to study animal associated microeukaryotic communities. Environmental Microbiology [PDF]

Gavelis G., Herranz M, Wakeman KC, Ripken C, Mitarai S, Gile G, Keeling P, Leander BS. (2019) Dinoflagellate nucleus contains an extensive endomembrane network, the nuclear net. Scientific Reports 9:(1) 839 [PDF]

Nguyen TS, Webb S, Banks J, Jeffs A, Wakeman KC, Fidler A (2019) PCR and histology identifies new bivalve hosts of Apicomplexan-X (APX): a common parasite of the New Zealand flat oyster (Ostrea chilensis) Diseases of Aquatic Organism 132: 181–198 [PDF]
2018 Nguyen TS, Webb S, Banks J, Lane H, Jeffs A, Brosnahan C, Jones B, Wakeman KC, Fidler A (2018) PCR test to specifically detect the apicomplexan ‘X’ (APX) parasite found in flat oysters Ostrea chilensis in New Zealand. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 129:3 199–205 [PDF]

Yamaguchi A, Wakeman KC, Hoppenrath M, Horiguchi T, Kawai H (2018) Molecular phylogeny of the benthic dinoflagellate Cabra Matta (Dinophyceae) from Okinawa, Japan. Phycologia 57:6 630–640 [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Yamaguchi A, Horiguchi T (2018). Molecular phylogeny and morphology of Haplozoon ezoense n. sp. (Dinophyceae): a parasitic dinoflagellate with ultrastructural evidence of remnant non-photosynthetic plastids. Protist 169:3 333–350 [PDF]

Iritani D, Horiguchi T, Wakeman KC (2018) Molecular phylogenetic positions and ultrastructure of marine gregarines (Apicomplexa) Cuspisella ishikariensis n. gen., n. sp. and Loxomorpha cf. harmothoë from Western Pacific scale worms (Polynoidae). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 65:637–647 [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Hoppenrath M, Gavelis G, Yamaguchi A, Leander BS, Nozaki H. (2018) Ultrastructure of the marine benthic dinoflagellate Plagiodinium belizeanum (Dinophyceae) from the southeast Pacific island of Okinawa, Japan. Phycologia 57:209–222 [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Yabuki A, Fujikura K, Tomikawa K, Horiguchi T (2018) Molecular phylogeny and surface morphology of Thiriotia hyperdolphinae n. sp. and Cephaloidophora oradareae n. sp. (Gregarinasina, Apicomplexa) isolated from a deep sea Oradarea sp. (Amphipoda) in the West Pacific. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (doi: 10.1111/jeu.12480) [PDF]
2017 Nguyen TS, Webb S, Banks J, Wakeman KC, Lane H, Jeffs A, Brosnahan C, Jones B , Fidler A (2017) Amplification of a partial 18S rRNA sequence of Apicomplexan – ‘’X’’, an apicomplexan parasite associated with flat oysters (Ostrea chilensis) in New Zealand. Diseases of Aquatic Organims 127: 1–9 [PDF]

Iritani D, Wakeman KC, Leander BS (2017) Molecular Phylogenetic Positions of Two New Marine Gregarines (Apicomplexa)—Paralecudina anankea n. sp. and Lecudina caspera n. sp.—from the Intestine of Lumbrineris inflata (Polychaeta) show patterns of co‐evolution. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (doi: 10.1111/jeu.12462) [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Horiguchi T (2017) Morphology and molecular phylogeny of the marine gregarine parasite Selenidium oshoroense n. sp. (Gregarina, Apicomplexa) isolated from a Northwest Pacific Hydroides ezoensis Okuda 1934 (Serpulidae, Polychaeta). Marine Biodiversity. (available online – DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0643-1) [PDF]

Gavelis S, Wakeman KC, Tillmann U, Ripken C, Mitari S, Herranz M, Özbek S, Holstein T, Keeling P and Leander BS (2017) Microbial arms race: Ballistic “nematocysts” in dinoflagellates represent a new extreme in organelle complexity. Science Advances 3(3) e1602552. [PDF]

Diakin A, Wakeman KC and Valigurová A (2017) Description of Ganymedes yurii sp. n. (Ganymedidae), a new gregarine species from the Antarctic Amphipod Gondogeneia sp. (Crustacea). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64(1):56-66 [PDF]
2016 Gómez F, Wakeman KC, Yamaguchi A and Nozaki H. (2016) Molecular phylogeny of the marine planktonic dinoflagellate Oxytoxum and Corythodinium (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) Acta Protozoologica 55(4): 239–248 [PDF]

Yamaguchi A, Yoshimatsu S, Hoppenrath M, Wakeman KC and Kawai H. (2016) Molecular Phylogeny of the Benthic Dinoflagellate Genus Amphidiniopsis and its Relationships with the Family Protoperidiniaceae. Protist 167(6):568-583 [PDF]
2015 Rueckert S, Wakeman KC, Jenke-Kodama H and Leander BS (2015) Molecular systematics of marine gregarine apicomplexans from Pacific tunicates, with descriptions of five new species of Lankesteria. International Journal of Systematic Evolutionary Biology 65:2598-2614 [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Yamaguchi A, Roy MC and Jenke-Kodama H (2015) Morphology, phylogeny and novel chemical compounds from Coolia malayensis (Dinophyceae) from Okinawa, Japan. Harmful Algae 44:8-19 [PDF]
2014 Wakeman KC, Heintzelman MB, Leander BS (2014) Comparative ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of two sister species, Selenidium melongena nov. sp. and Selenidium terebellae Ray 1930 demonstrate niche partitioning in marine gregarine parasites. Protist 165:493-511 [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Reimer JD, Jenke-Kodama H, Leander BS (2014) Molecular phylogeny and ultrastructure of Caliculium glossobalani n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa) from a Pacific Glossobalanus minutus (hemichordata) confounds the relationships between marine and terrestrial gregarines. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiololgy61:343-353 [PDF]
2013 Wakeman KC and Leander BS (2013) Molecular phylogeny of marine gregarine parasites (Apicomplexa) from tube-forming polychaetes (Sabellariidae, Cirratulidae and Serpulidae), including descriptions of four new species of Selenidium. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiololgy 43:133-147 [PDF]

Wakeman KC, Leander BS (2013) Identity of environmental DNA sequences using descriptions of four novel marine gregarine parasites, Polyplicarium n. gen. (Apicomplexa), from capitellid polychaetes. Marine Biodiversity 43:133-147 [PDF] Rueckert S, Wakeman KC and Leander BS (2013) Discovery of a diverse clade of gregarine apicomplexans from Pacific eunicid and onuphid polychaetes, including descriptions of Paralecudina gen. n., Trichotokara japonica sp. n., and T. eunicae sp. n.Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiololgy 60:121-136 [PDF]


Wakeman KC, Leander BS (2012) Molecular phylogeny of Pacific archigregarines (Apicomplexa), including descriptions of Veloxidium leptosynaptae n. gen. et sp. from the sea cucumber Leptosynapta clarki (Echinodermata) and two new species of Selenidium. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiololgy 59:232-245 [PDF]

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