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Hodová I., Sonnek R., Gelnar M., Valigurová A. (2018): Architecture of Paradiplozoon homoion: A diplozoid monogenean exhibiting highly-developed equipment for ectoparasitism. PLOS ONE 13(2): e0192285.


Melicherová J., Hofmannová L., Valigurová A. (2018): Response of cell lines to actual and simulated inoculation with Cryptosporidium proliferans. European Journal of Protistology 62: 101-121.


Simdyanov T.G., Paskerova G.G., Valigurová A., Diakin A., Kováčiková M., Schrével J., Guillou L., Dobrovolskij, A.A., Aleoshin V.V. (2018): First ultrastructural and molecular phylogenetic evidence from the blastogregarines, an early branching lineage of plesiomorphic Apicomplexa. Protist 169(5): 697-726.


Valigurová A., Pecková R., Doležal K., Sak B., Květoňová D., Kváč M., Nurcahyo W., Foitová I. (2018): Limitations in the screening of potentially anti-cryptosporidial agents using laboratory rodents with gastric cryptosporidiosis. Folia Parasitologica 65: 010. doi: 10.14411/fp.2018.010.


Paskerova G. G., Miroliubova T. S., Diakin A., Kováčiková M., Valigurová A., Guillou L., Aleoshin V. V., Simdyanov T. G. (2018): Fine structure and molecular phylogenetic position of two marine gregarines, Selenidium pygospionis sp. n. and S. pherusae sp. n., with notes on the phylogeny of Archigregarinida (Apicomplexa). Protist 169(6): 826-852. doi:


Kováčiková M., Vaškovicová N., Nebesářová J., Valigurová A. (2018): Effect of jasplakinolide and cytochalasin D on cortical elements involved in the gliding motility of the eugregarine Gregarina garnhami (Apicomplexa). European Journal of Protistology 66: 97-114.



Valigurová A., Vaškovicová N., Diakin A., Paskerova G.G., Simdyanov T.G., Kováčiková M. (2017): Motility in blastogregarines (Apicomplexa): Native and drug-induced organisation of Siedleckia nematoides cytoskeletal elements. PLOS ONE 12(6): e0179709.


Kováčiková M., Simdyanov T.G., Diakin A., Valigurová A. (2017): Structures related to attachment and motility in the marine eugregarine Cephaloidophora cf. communis (Apicomplexa). European Journal of Protistology 59: 1-13.


Diakin A., Wakeman K.C., Valigurová A. (2017): Description of Ganymedes yurii sp. n. (Ganymedidae), a new gregarine species from the Antarctic amphipod Gondogeneia sp. (Crustacea). The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64(1):56-66. doi: 10.1111/jeu.12336


2015 - 2016

Schrével J., Valigurová A., Prensier G., Chambouvet A., Florent I., Guillou L. (2016): Ultrastructure of Selenidium pendula, the type species of archigregarines, and phylogenetic relations to other marine Apicomplexa. Protist 167: 339-368. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2016.06.001


Diakin A., Paskerova G.G., Simdyanov T.G., Aleoshin V.V., Valigurová A. (2016): Morphology and molecular phylogeny of coelomic gregarines (Apicomplexa) with different types of motility: Urospora ovalis and U. travisiae from the polychaete Travisia forbesii. Protist 167: 279-301. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2016.05.001


Chambouvet A., Valigurová A., Pinheiro L.M., Richards T.A., Jirků M. (2016): Nematopsis temporariae (Gregarinasina, Apicomplexa, Alveolata) is an intracellular infectious agent of tadpole livers. Environmental Microbiology Reports 8(5): 675-679. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12421


Melicherová J., Mazourová V., Valigurová A. (2016): In vitro excystation of Cryptosporidium muris oocysts and viability of released sporozoites in different incubation media. Parasitology Research 115(3): 1113-1121. doi: 10.1007/s00436-015-4841-0


Valigurová A., Paskerova G.G., Diakin A., Kováčiková M., Simdyanov T.G. (2015): Protococcidian Eleutheroschizon duboscqi, an unusual apicomplexan interconnecting gregarines and cryptosporidia. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125063


2013 - 2014

Melicherová J., Ilgová J., Kváč M., Sak B., Koudela B., Valigurová A. (2014): Life cycle of Cryptosporidium muris in two rodents with different responses to parasitization. Parasitology 141: 287-303. doi: 10.1017/S0031182013001637


Valigurová A., Michalková V., Koník P., Dindo M.L., Gelnar M., Vaňhara J. (2014): Penetration and encapsulation of larval endoparasitoid, Exorista larvarum (Diptera: Tachinidae) in the factitious host Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 104 (2): 203-212. doi: 10.1017/S0007485313000655


Valigurová A., Vaškovicová N., Musilová N., Schrével J. (2013): The enigma of eugregarine epicytic folds: Where gliding motility originates? Frontiers in Zoology 10:57. doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-57


2007 - 2012 

Valigurová A. (2012): Sophisticated adaptations of Gregarina cuneata (Apicomplexa) feeding stages for epicellular parasitism. PloS ONE 7(8): e42606. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042606


Valigurová A., Hodová I., Sonnek R., Koubková B., Gelnar M. (2011): Eudiplozoon nipponicum in focus: monogenean exhibiting a highly specialized adaptation for ectoparasitic lifestyle. Parasitology Research 108: 383-394. doi: 10.1007/s00436-010-2077-6


Hodová I., Sonnek R., Valigurová A. (2011): Body architecture of the parasitic worm: Visualization of muscular structures by LM, SEM and CLSM. G.I.T. Imaging & Microscopy 2/2011: 46-48


Valigurová A., Michalková V., Koudela B. (2009): Eugregarine trophozoite detachment from the host epithelium via epimerite retraction: Fiction or fact? International Journal for Parasitology 39: 1235-1242. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2009.04.009


Michalková V., Valigurová A., Dindo M.L., Vaňhara J. (2009): Larval morphology and anatomy of the parasitoid Exorista larvarum (Diptera: Tachinidae), with an emphasis on cephalopharyngeal skeleton and digestive tract. Journal of Parasitology 95: 544-554. doi: 10.1645/GE-1673.1


Valigurová A., Koudela B. (2008): Morphological analysis of the cellular interactions between the eugregarine Gregarina garnhami (Apicomplexa) and the epithelium of its host, the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. European Journal of Protistology 44: 197-207. doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2007.11.006


Valigurová A., Jirků M., Koudela B., Gelnar M., Modrý D., Šlapeta J. (2008): Cryptosporidia: epicellular parasites embraced by the host cell membrane. International Journal for Parasitology 38: 913-922. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2007.11.003


Jirků M., Valigurová A., Koudela B., Křížek J., Modrý D., Šlapeta J. (2008): New species of Cryptosporidium Tyzzer, 1907 (Apicomplexa) from amphibian host: morphology, biology and phylogeny. Folia Parasitologica 55: 81-94. doi: 10.14411/fp.2008.011


Valigurová A., Hofmannová L., Koudela B., Vávra J. (2007): An ultrastructural comparison of the attachment sites between Gregarina steini and Cryptosporidium muris. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 54: 495-510. DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2007.00291.x


2000 - 2006

Valigurová A., Koudela B. (2006): Ultrastructural study of developmental stages of Mattesia dispora (Neogregarinorida: Lipotrophidae), a parasite of the flour moth Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera). European Journal of Protistology 42: 313-323. doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2006.07.007


Valigurová A., Koudela B. (2005): Fine structure of trophozoites of the gregarine Leidyana ephestiae (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) parasitic in Ephestia kuehniella larvae (Lepidoptera). European Journal of Protistology 41: 209-218. doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2005.05.005


Valigurová A. (2003): First records of gregarines (Gregarina, Apicomplexa) from Slovakia. Biologia 58: 895-896


Valigurová A., Matis D. (2001): The records of gregarines (Eugregarinida, Apicomplexa) in myriapods (Myriapoda) in Slovakia. Folia
faunistica Slovaca
6: 1-8


Matis D., Valigurová A. (2000): Gregarines (Apicomplexa, Eugregarinida) of some invertebrates of Slovakia. Folia faunistica Slovaca 5: 11-22