Publications

  • 2022 m.

    Ellis, V.A., Kalbskopf, V., Ciloglu, A., Duc, M ., Huang, X., Inci, A., Bensch, S., Hellgren, O., Palinauskas, V. 2022. Genomic sequence capture of Plasmodium relictum in experimentally infected birds. Parasites & Vectors, 15 (1): art. no. 267. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-022-05373-w

  • 2022 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Žiegytė, R., Šengaut, J., Bernotienė, R. (2022) Experimental study on primary bird co-Infection with two Plasmodium relictum lineages-pSGS1 and pGRW11. Animals, 12 (15): art. no. 1879. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12151879

  • 2022 m.

    Maitre, A., Wu-Chuang, A., Aželytė, J., Palinauskas, V., Mateos-Hernandez, L., Obregon, D., Hodzic, A., Moro, C.V., Estrada-Pena, A., Paoli, J.C., Falchi, A., Cabezas-Cruz, A. (2022) Vector microbiota manipulation by host antibodies: the forgotten strategy to develop transmission-blocking vaccines. Parasites & Vectors, 15 (1): art. no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-021-05122-5

  • 2022 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Mateos-Hernandez, L., Wu-Chuang, A., de la Fuente, J., Aželytė, J., Obregon, D., Cabezas-Cruz, A. (2022) Exploring the ecological implications of microbiota diversity in birds: Natural barriers against avian malaria. Frontiers in Immunology, 13: art. no. 807682. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.807682

  • 2022 m.

    Aželytė, J., Wu-Chuang, A., Žiegytė, R., Platonova, E., Mateos-Hernandez, L., Maye, J., Obregon, D., Palinauskas, V., Cabezas-Cruz, A. (2022) Anti-microbiota vaccine reduces avian malaria infection within mosquito vectors. Frontiers in Immunology, 13: art. no. 841835. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.841835

  • 2022 m.

    Aželytė, J., Platonova, E., Bensch, S., Hellgren, O., Palinauskas, V. (2022) A comparative analysis of the dynamics of Plasmodium relictum (GRW4) development in the blood during single and co-infections. Acta Tropica, 226: art. no. 106247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106247

  • 2022 m.

    Žiegytė, R., Bernotienė, R., Palinauskas, V. (2022) Culicoides segnis and Culicoides pictipennis biting midges (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae), new reported vectors of Haemoproteus parasites. Microorganisms, 10 (5): art. no. 898. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10050898

  • 2021 m.

    Žiegytė, R., Platonova, E., Kinderis, E., Mukhin, A., Palinauskas, V., Bernotienė, R. (2021) Culicoides biting midges involved in transmission of haemoproteids. Parasites & Vectors, 14 (1): art. no. 27. a href=”https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04516-1″>https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04516-1

  • 2021 m.

    Platonova, E., Aželytė, J., Iezhova, T., Ilgūnas, M., Mukhin, A., Palinauskas, V. (2021) Experimental study of newly described avian malaria parasite Plasmodium (Novyella) collidatum n. sp., genetic lineage pFANTAIL01 obtained from South Asian migrant bird. Malaria Journal, 20 (1): art. no. 82. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-021-03588-3

  • 2021 m.

    Martinez-de la Puente, J., Santiago-Alarcon, D., Palinauskas, V., Bensch, S. (2021) Plasmodium relictum. Trends in Parasitology, 37 (4): 355–356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2020.06.004

  • 2021 m.

    Kalbskopf, V., Ahren, D., Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V., Hellgren, O. (2021) Shifts in gene expression variability in the blood-stage of Plasmodium relictum. Gene, 792: art. no. 145723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2021.145723

  • 2021 m.

    Platonova, E., Palinauskas, V. (2021) The Impact of temperature on the sporogonic development of the tropical avian malaria parasite Plasmodium relictum (genetic lineage pGRW4) in Culex pipiens form molestus mosquitoes. Microorganisms, 9 (11): art. no. 2240. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9112240

  • 2020 m.

    Žiegytė, R., Platonova, E., Bernotienė, R., Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V. (2020) Complete sporogony of the blood parasite Haemoproteus nucleocondensus in common biting midges: why is its transmission interrupted in Europe? Parasitology, 147 (5): 593–600. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182020000116

  • 2020 m.

    Garcia-Longoria, L., Palinauskas, V., Ilgūnas, M., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O. (2020) Differential gene expression of Plasmodium homocircumflexum (lineage pCOLL4) across two experimentally infected passerine bird species. Genomics, 112 (4): 2857–2865. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2020.03.025

  • 2020 m.

    Videvall, E., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O. (2020) Host transcriptional responses to high- and low-virulent avian malaria parasites. American Naturalist, 195 (6): 1070–1084. https://doi.org/10.1086/708530

  • 2020 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Platonova, E., Žiegytė, R., Mukhin, A. (2020) Dynamics of blood stage and sporozoite-induced malarial infections in experimentally infected passerines. International Journal for Parasitology, 50 (13): 1057–1065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2020.05.015

  • 2019 m.

    Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Palinauskas, V., Iezhova, T., Fragner, K., Platonova, E., Weissenbock, H., Valkiūnas, G. (2019) Patterns of Plasmodium homocircumflexum virulence in experimentally infected passerine birds. Malaria Journal. 18: art. no. 174. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2810-2

  • 2019 m.

    Ilgūnas, M., Palinauskas, V., Platonova, E., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2019) The experimental study on susceptibility of common European songbirds to Plasmodium elongatum (lineage pGRW6), a widespread avian malaria parasite. Malaria Journal. 18 (1): art. no. 290. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2926-4

  • 2018 m.

    Huang, X., Hansson, R., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O., Bensch, S. (2018) The success of sequence capture in relation to phylogenetic distance from a reference genome: a case study of avian haemosporidian parasites. International Journal for Parasitology. 48 (12): 947-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.05.009

  • 2018 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Žiegytė, R., Šengaut, J., Bernotienė, R. (2018) Different paths – the same virulence: experimental study on avian single and co-infections with Plasmodium relictum and Plasmodium elongatum. International Journal for Parasitology. 48 (14): 1089-1096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.08.003

  • 2017 m.

    Videvall, E., Cornwallis, C.K., Ahren, D., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O. (2017) The transcriptome of the avian malaria parasite Plasmodium ashfordi displays host-specific gene expression. Molecular Ecology. 26 (11): 2939-2958. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14085

  • 2017 m.

    Žiegytė, R., Markovets, M.Y., Bernotienė, R., Mukhin, A., Iezhova, T.A., Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V. (2017) The widespread biting midge Culicoides impunctatus (Ceratopogonidae) is susceptible to infection with numerous Haemoproteus (Haemoproteidae) species. Parasites & Vectors.10: art. no. 397. a href=”https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2317-z”>https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2317-z

  • 2017 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Palinauskas, V., Bernotienė, R., Iezhova, T.A. (2017) Molecular characterization and distribution of Plasmodium matutinum, a common avian malaria parasite. Parasitology. 144 (3): 1726-1735. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182017000737

  • 2017 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Bernotienė, R., Žiegytė, R., Bensch, S., Valkiūnas, G. (2017) Experimental evidence for hybridization of closely related lineages in Plasmodium relictum. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 217: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2017.08.002

  • 2016 m.

    Žiegytė R., Bernotienė R., Palinauskas V., Valkiūnas G. (2016) Haemoproteus tartakovskyi (Haemoproteidae): Complete sporogony in Culicoides nubeculosus (Ceratopogonidae), with implications for avian haemoproteid experimental research. Experimental Parasitology. 160: 17-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2015.11.003

  • 2016 m.

    Bernotienė R., Palinauskas V., Iezhova T., Murauskaitė D., Valkiūnas G. (2016) Avian haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida): A comparative analysis of different polymerase chain reaction assays in detection of mixed infections. Experimental Parasitology. 163: 31-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2016.01.009

  • 2016 m.

    Ilgūnas M., Bukauskaitė D., Palinauskas V., Iezhova T.A., Dinhopl N., Nedorost N., Weissenbacher-Lang C., Weissenbock H., Valkiūnas G. (2016) Mortality and pathology in birds due to Plasmodium (Giovannolaia) homocircumflexum infection, with emphasis on the exoerythrocytic development of avian malaria parasites. Malaria Journal. 15: art. no. 256. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1310-x

  • 2016 m.

    Bensch, S., Canbäck B., DeBarry J.D., Johansson T., Hellgren O., Kissinger J.C. Palinauskas V., Videvall E., Valkiūnas G. (2016) The genome of Haemoproteus tartakovskyi and its relationship to human malaria parasites. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8 (5): 1361-1373. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw081

  • 2016 m.

    Mukhin A., Palinauskas V., Platonova E., Kobylkov D., Vakoliuk I., Valkiūnas G. (2016) The strategy to survive primary malaria infection: an experimental study on behavioural changes in parasitized birds. PLOS ONE. 11 (7): e0159216. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159216

  • 2016 m.

    Nilsson E., Taubert H., Hellgren O., Huang X., Palinauskas V., Markovets M.Y., Valkiūnas G., Bensch S. (2016) Multiple cryptic species of sympatric generalists within the avian blood parasite Haemoproteus majoris. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 29 (9): 1812-1826. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12911

  • 2016 m.

    Asghar M., Palinauskas V., Zaghdoudi-Allan N., Valkiūnas G., Mukhin A., Platonova, E., Farnert A., Bensch S., Hasselquist D. (2016) Parallel telomere shortening in multiple body tissues owing to malaria infection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 283 (1836): art. no. 20161184. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1184

  • 2016 m.

    Lutz H.L., Marra N.J., Grewe F., Carlson J.S., Palinauskas V., Valkiūnas G., Stanhope M.J. (2016) Laser capture microdissection microscopy and genome sequencing of the avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum. Parasitology Research. 115 (12): 4503-4510.Lutz H.L., Marra N.J., Grewe F., Carlson J.S., Palinauskas V., Valkiūnas G., Stanhope M.J. (2016) Laser capture microdissection microscopy and genome sequencing of the avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum. Parasitology Research. 115 (12): 4503-4510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-016-5237-5

  • 2016 m.

    Palinauskas V., Žiegytė R., Iezhova T.A., Ilgūnas M., Bernotiene, R., Valkiūnas G. (2016) Description, molecular characterisation, diagnostics and life cycle of Plasmodium elongatum (lineage pERIRUB01), the virulent avian malaria parasite. International Journal for Parasitology. 46 (11): 697-707. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.05.005

  • 2015 m.

    Dimitrov, D., Palinauskas, V., Iezhova, T.A., Bernotienė, R., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Zehtindjiev, P., Ilieva, M., Shapoval, A.P., Bolshakov, C.V., Markovets, M.Y., Bensch, S., Valkiūnas, G. (2015) Plasmodium spp.: an experimental study on vertebrate host susceptibility to avian malaria. Experimental Parasitology. 148: 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2014.11.005

  • 2015 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Žiegytė, R., Ilgūnas, M., Iezhova, T.A., Bernotienė, R., Bolshakov, C., Valkiūnas, G. (2015) Description of the first cryptic avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium homocircumflexum n. sp., with experimental data on its virulence and development in avian hosts and mosquitoes. International Journal for Parasitology. 45 (1): 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2014.08.012

  • 2015 m.

    Videvall, E., Cornwallis, C.K., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Hellgren, O. (2015) The avian transcriptome response to malaria infection. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 32 (5): 1255-1267. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msv016

  • 2015 m.

    Bukauskaitė, D., Žiegytė, R., Palinauskas, V., Iezhova, T., Dimitrov, D., Ilgūnas, M., Bernotienė, R., Markovets, M.Yu., Valkiūnas, G. (2015) Biting midges (Culicoides, Diptera) transmit Haemoproteus parasites of owls: evidence from sporogony and molecular phylogeny. Parasites & Vectors. 8: 303. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-0910-6

  • 2015 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Ježova, T., Palinauskas, V., Ilgūnas, M., Bernotienė, R. (2015) The evidence for rapid gametocyte viability changes in the course of parasitemia in Haemoproteus parasites. Parasitology Research. 114 (8): 2903-2909. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-015-4491-2

  • 2015 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Žiegytė, R., Palinauskas, V., Bernotienė, R., Bukauskaitė, D., Ilgūnas, M., Dimitrov, D., Ježova, T. (2015) Complete sporogony of Plasmodium relictum (lineage pGRW4) in mosquitoes Culex pipiens pipiens, with implications on avian malaria epidemiology. Parasitology Research. 114 (8): 3075-3085. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-015-4510-3

  • 2015 m.

    Hellgren, O., Atkinson, C. T., Bensch, S., Albayrak, T., Dimitrov, D., Ewen, J., Kim, K.S., Lima, M. R., Martin, L. B., Palinauskas, V., Ricklefs, R.E., Sehgal, R.N.M., Valkiūnas, G., Tsuda, Y., Marzal, A. (2015) Global phylogeography of the avian malaria pathogen Plasmodium relictum based on MSP1 allelic diversity. Ecography. 38 (8): 842-850. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01158

  • 2014 m.

    Bensch, S., Coltman, D.W., Davis, C.S., Hellgren, O., Johansson, T., Malenfant, R.M., Moore, S.S., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G. (2014) Genomic resources notes accepted 1 June 2013-31 July 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources. 14 (1): 218. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12166

  • 2014 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V., Ilgūnas, M., Bernotienė, R., Ježova, T. (2014) In vitro development of Haemoproteus parasites : the efficiency of reproductive cells increase during simultaneous sexual process of different lineages. Parasitology Research. 113 (4): 1417-1423. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-014-3782-3

  • 2014 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Kazlauskienė, R., Bernotienė, R., Bukauskaitė, D., Palinauskas, V., Ježova, T. (2014) Haemoproteus infections (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae) kill bird-biting mosquitoes. Parasitology Research. 113 (3): 1011-1018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-013-3733-4

  • 2014 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Dimitrov, D., Bernotienė, R., Zehtindjiev, P., Ilieva, M., Ježova, T. (2014) Molecular characterization of five widespread avian haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida), with perspectives on the PCR-based detection of haemosporidians in wildlife. Parasitology Research. 113 (6): 2251-2263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-014-3880-2

  • 2014 m.

    Žiegytė, R., Palinauskas, V., Bernotienė, R., Ježova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2014) Haemoproteus minutus and Haemoproteus belopolskyi (Haemoproteidae): Complete sporogony in the biting midge Culicoides impunctatus (Ceratopogonidae), with implications on epidemiology of haemoprote. Experimental Parasitology. 145: 74-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2014.07.014

  • 2014 m.

    Žiegytė, R., Bernotienė, R., Bukauskaitė, D., Palinauskas, V., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2014) Complete Sporogony of Plasmodium relictum (lineages pSGS1 and pGRW11) in Mosquito Culex pipiens pipiens form molestus, with Implications to Avian Malaria Epidemiology. Journal of Parasitology. 100 (6): 878-882. https://doi.org/10.1645/13-469.1

  • 2013 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Kazlauskienė, R., Bernotienė, R., Palinauskas, V., Ježova, T. (2013) Abortive long-lasting sporogony of two Haemoproteus species (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae) in the mosquito Ochlerotatus cantans, with perspectives on haemosporidian vector research. Parasitology research. 112 (6): 2159–2169. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-013-3375-6

  • 2013 m.

    Ilgūnas, M., Palinauskas, V., Ježova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2013) Molecular and morphological characterization of two avian malaria parasites (Haemosporida: Plasmodiidae), with description of Plasmodium homonucleophilum n. sp. Zootaxa. 3666 (1): 49–61. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3666.1.5

  • 2013 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Križanauskienė, A., Ježova, T., Bolshakov, C.V., Bensch, S., Valkiūnas, G. (2013) A New method for isolation of purified genomic DNA from haemosporidian parasites inhabiting nucleated red blood cells. Experimental parasitology. 133 (3): 275–280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2012.12.003

  • 2013 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Ježova, T., Križanauskienė, A., Markovets, M. Yu., Bensch, S., Valkiūnas, G. (2013) Molecular characterization and distribution of Haemoproteus minutus (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae) : a pathogenic avian parasite. Parasitology international. 62 (4): 358–363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2013.03.006

  • 2013 m.

    Kazlauskienė, R., Bernotienė, R., Palinauskas, V., Ježova, T., Valkiūnas, G. (2013) Plasmodium relictum (lineages pSGS1 and pGRW11) : Complete synchronous sporogony in mosquitoes Culex pipiens pipiens. Experimental parasitology. 133 (4): 454–461. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2013.01.008

  • 2013 m.

    Križanauskienė, A., Ježova, T., Sehgal, R. N.M., Carlson, J. S., Palinauskas, V., Bensch, S., Valkiūnas, G. (2013) Molecular characterization of Haemoproteus sacharovi (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae), a common parasite of columbiform birds, with remarks on classification of haemoproteids of doves and pigeons. Zootaxa. 3616 (1): 85–94. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3616.1.7

  • 2013 m.

    Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V., Križanauskienė, A., Bernotienė, R., Kazlauskienė, R., Ježova, T. (2013) Further observations on in vitro hybridization of Hemosporidian parasites : patterns of ookinete development in Haemoproteus Spp. Journal of parasitology. 99 (1): 124–136. https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3226.1

  • 2013 m.

    Bensch, S., Hellgren, O., Križanauskienė, A., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Outlaw, D., Ricklefs, R. E. (2013) How can we determine the molecular clock of malaria parasites? Trends in parasitology. 29 (8): 363–369. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2013.03.011

  • 2012 m.

    Santiago-Alarcon, D., Palinauskas, V., Schaefer, H. M. (2012) Diptera vectors of avian Haemosporidian parasites : untangling parasite life cycles and their taxonomy. Biological reviews. 87 (4): 928–964

  • 2012 m.

    Križanauskienė, A., Ježova, T., Palinauskas, V., Chernetsov, N., Valkiūnas, G (2012) Haemoproteus nucleocondensus n. sp. (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae) from a Eurasian songbird, the Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus. Zootaxa. 3441: 36–46

  • 2012 m.

    Zehtindjiev, P., Križanauskienė, A., Bensch, S., Palinauskas, V., Asghar, M., Dimitrov, D., Scebba, S., Valkiūnas, G. (2012) A new morphologically distinct avian malaria parasite that fails detection by established polymerase chain reaction-based protocols for amplification of the cytochrome b gene. Journal of parasitology. 98 (3): 657–665

  • 2011 m.

    Yohannes, E., Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Lee, Raymond W., Bolshakov, Casimir V., Bensch, S. (2011) Does avian malaria infection affect feather stable isotope signatures? Oecologia. 167 (4): 937–942

  • 2011 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Valkiūnas, G., Bolshakov, C. V., Bensch, S. (2011) Plasmodium relictum (lineage SGS1) and Plasmodium ashfordi (lineage GRW2) : The effects of the co-infection on experimentally infected passerine birds. Experimental parasitology. 127 (2): 527-533

  • 2010 m.

    Palinauskas, V., Dolnik, O. V., Valkiūnas, G. and Bensch, S. (2010) Laser microdissection microscopy and single cell PCR of avian hemosporidians. Journal of Parasitology 96 (2): 420–424

  • 2010 m.

    Križanauskienė, A., Peréz-Tris, J., Palinauskas, V., Hellgren, O., Bensch, S. and Valkiūnas, G. (2010) Molecular phylogenetic and morphological analysis of haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida) in a naturally infected European songbird, the blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, with description of Haemoproteus pallidulus sp. nov. Parasitology 137 (2): 217–227

  • 2010 m.

    Knowles, S. C. L., Palinauskas, V. and Sheldon, B. C. (2010) Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23 (3): 557–569

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