Websites

July 17, 2020. The Croatian National Diatom Collection, established in 2018, just launched their official website. Within the collection, three novel species: Proschkinia sulcata, Proschkinia torquata, Craspedostauros leguovelloanus and one species belonging to a new genus: Majewskaea istriaca can be found. Those species, living on the turtles’ shells, were first described within the TurtleBIOME project.

Publications

10. Trotta, Adriana; Cirilli, Margie; Marinaro, Mariarosaria; Bosak, Sunčica; Diakoudi, Georgia; Ciccarelli, Stefano; Paci, Serena; Buonavoglia, Domenico; Corrente, Marialaura Detection of multi-drug resistance and AmpC β- lactamase/extended-spectrum β-lactamase genes in bacterial isolates of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Mediterranean Sea // Marine Pollution Bulletin,164 (2021), 112015, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112015

9. Mucko, Maja; Bosak, Sunčica; Mann, David G; Trobajo, Rosa; Wetzel, Carlos E.; Peharec Štefanić, Petra; Ljubešić, Zrinka A polyphasic approach to the study of the genus Nitzschia (Bacillariophyta): three new planktonic species from the Adriatic Sea // Journal of phycology (2020) doi:10.1111/jpy.13085

8. Majewska, Roksana; Ashworth, Matt P.; Bosak, Sunčica; Goosen, William E.; Nolte, Christopher; Filek, Klara; Van de Vijver, Bart; Taylor, Jonathan C.; Manning, Schonna R.; Nel, Ronel On sea turtle‐associated Craspedostauros (Bacillariophyta), with description of three novel species // Journal of phycology (2020) doi:10.1111/jpy.13086

7. Kanjer, Lucija; Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Gračan, Romana; Lazar, Bojan; Bosak, Sunčica (2020) Diatom diversity on the skin of frozen historic loggerhead sea turtle specimens  Diversity, 12, 10; 338, 11 doi:10.3390/d12100383

6. Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Kathe; Witkowski, Andrzej; Bosak, Suncica (2020) Majewskaea gen. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a new marine benthic diatom genus from the Adriatic Sea  Fottea doi:10.5507/fot.2020.001

5. Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Käthe; Majewska, Roksana; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Panagopoulou, Aliki; Bosak, Sunčica (2020) Geographical variation in the diatom communities associated with loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). PLoS ONE 15(7): e0236513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236513

4. Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak Sunčica (2019). Planothidium kaetherobertianum, a new marine diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from the Adriatic Sea. Phytotaxa425(2), pp.105-112. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.425.2.5

3. Kanjer, Lucija; Mucko, Maja; Car, Ana; Bosak, Sunčica (2019) Epiphytic diatoms on Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile leaves from eastern Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica: Periodicum Musei Historiae Naturalis Croatici, 28(1), pp.1-20. doi: 10.20302/NC.2019.28.1

2. Robert, Kathe; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart (2019) Catenula exigua sp. nov., a new marine diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from the Adriatic Sea. Phytotaxa, 414(2), pp.113-118. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.414.2.3

1. Majewska, Roksana; Bosak, Sunčica; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Sullivan, Michael J.; Robinson, Nathan J.; Lazo-Wasem, Eric A; Pinou, Theodora; Nel, Ronel; Manning, Schonna. R.; Van de Vijver, Bart (2019) Six new epibiotic Proschkinia (Bacillariophyta) species and new insights into the genus phylogeny. European Journal of Phycology, 54(4), pp.609-631. doi: 10.1080/09670262.2019.1628307

Conference abstracts

1.Filek, K.; Kanjer, L.; Matek, A.; Trotta, A.; Majewska, R.; Ashworth, M. P.; Van de Vijver, B.; Bosak, S. 2020. Polifazni pristup identifikaciji i karakterizaciji epibiotskih dijatomeja s glavatih želvi iz Jadranskog mora Simpozij studenata doktorskih studija PMF-a: Knjiga sažetaka Zagreb: Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, 26-26 (lecture)

2. Robert, K., Bosak, S., Majewska, R., Van de Vijver, B. 2019. Diatoms on loggerhead sea turtles: ecology & biogeography. In Fifth Annual Meeting on Plant Ecology and Evolution (AMPEE5), 32-32, https://sites.google.com/plantentuinmeise.be/ampee5/homepage/ampee5-abstracts (poster)

3. Robert, K., Van de Vijver, B., Kociolek, P., Chen, C., Bosak, S. 2019. Quatre espèces de diatomées épizoïques inconnues trouvées sur des tortues de mer (Caretta caretta, caouanne) dans la Mer adriatique. In 38ème colloque de l’Association des Diatomistes de Langue Française (ADLaF 2019), pp. 42-42, https://sites.google.com/view/adlaf2019/programme/programme-scientifique?authuser=0#h.p_3wHPOMCwr7U7 (poster)

4. Trotta, A., Corrente, M., Diakoudi, G., Bosak, S., Ciccarelli, S., Franchini, D., Marinaro, M., Buonavoglia, D. 2019.
Sea turtles as sentinel species of the Mediterranean sea: Isolation of ESBL producing bacteria. In 1st International Conference of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (European College of Veterinary Microbiology), pp. 114-114, http://ecvmicro.org/Files/ICECVM_2019_Abstract_Book_ver3.pdf (poster)

5. Van de Vijver, B., Robert, K., Kociolek, J.P., Chen, C., Bosak, S. 2019. Four unknown epizoic diatom species found on loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea. In 25th North American Diatom Symposium, pp 54-54, http://www.northamericandiatomsymposium.org/pdfs/2019/Posters/VandeVijver.pdf (poster)

6. Kanjer, L., Filek, K., Matek, A., Majewska, R., Van de Vijver, B., Ashworth, M.P., Gračan, R., Lazar, B., Bosak, S. 2019.
Diatom genus Poulinea as epibiont on Adriatic loggerhead sea turtles. In Sixth Croatian Botanical Symposium Book of Abstracts, pp. 17-17, http://www.imp-du.com/sesti-hrvatski-botanicki-simpozij/datoteke/Program_i_Knjiga_sazetaka.pdf (lecture)

7. Krzywda, M., Kaleli, A., Solak, C., Ljubešić, Z., Bosak, S., Car, A., Witkowski, A. 2019. Molecular phylogeny of diatoms associated with carapace biofilms of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Comparison of data from 2014 to 2018. In Seventh European Phycological Congress, European Journal of Phycology, pp.158-158, doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626628 (poster)

8. Robert, K., Bosak, S., Van de Vijver, B. 2019. Discoveries of new diatom taxa associated with loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea. In Seventh European Phycological Congress, pp. 127-127, doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626628 (poster)

9. Ashworth, M.P., Frankovich, T.A., Sullivan, M.J., Majewska, R., Bosak, S., Van de Vijver, B., Arendt, M., Schwenter, J., Stacy, N.I., Manning, S.R. 2019. On the shoulders of giants: what epizoic diatoms are teaching us about diatom evolution. In Seventh European Phycological Congress, pp. 76-76, doi:http://10.1080/09670262.2019.1626627 (lecture)

10. Ashworth, M.P., Frankovich, T.A., Sullivan, M.J., Majewska, R., Bosak, S., Van de Vijver, B., Arendt, M., Schwenter, J., Stacy, N.I., Manning, S.R. 2019. On the shoulders of giants: what epizoic diatoms are teaching us about diatom evolution. In 25th North American Diatom Symposium, pp. 10-10, http://www.northamericandiatomsymposium.org/pdfs/2019/Oral/Ashworth.pdf (lecture)

11. Van de Vijver, B., Filek, K., Gračan, R., Mucko, M., Višić, H., Robert, K., Majewska, R., Frankovich, T.A., Ashworth, M.P., Bosak, S. 2019. The TurtleBIOME project: insight into epizoic diatom communities on loggerhead sea turtles. In 24th Nordic Diatomist Meeting, pp. 11-11, https://www.bib.irb.hr/1022130 (lecture)

12. Višić, Hrvoje; Filek, Klara; Mucko, Maja; Trotta, Adriana; Panagopoulou, Aliki; Lukač, Maja; Corrente, Marialaura; Di Bello, Antonio; Gračan, Romana; Bosak, Sunčica 2019. Metagenomic characterization of the surface biofilm on mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles // Seventh European Phycological Congress Programme and Book of Abstracts / Zagreb, Hrvatska: European Journal of Phycology, Taylor & Francis, 59-59 doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626627 (lecture)

13. Filek, Klara; Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Robert, Kathe; Mucko, Maja; Frankovich, Tom A; Ashworth, Matt P; Sullivan, Michael; Bosak, Sunčica 2019. Comparative analysis of the epibiotic diatom assemblage on loggerhead sea turtles in pre- and post-hospitalization period // Seventh European Phycological Congress Programme and Book of Abstracts / London: European Journal of Phycology, Taylor & Francis, 157-157 doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626628 (poster)

14. Bosak, Sunčica; Višić, Hrvoje; Filek, Klara; Robert, Kaethe; Van de Vijver, Bart; Trotta, Adriana; Panagopoulou, Aliki; Majewska, Roksana 2019. DNA metabarcoding and morphological analyses of the diatom biofilm associated with loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean Sea // The Molecular Life of Diatoms – Programme and Abstract Book / Mock, Thomas (ur.). Norwich, Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo: EMBO Press, 104-104 (poster)

15. Filek, Klara; Kanjer, Lucija; Matek, Antonija; Trotta, Adriana; Majewska, Roksana; Ashworth, Matt P.; Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak, Sunčica 2019. A polyphasic approach for identification of epibiotic diatoms associated with loggerhead sea turtles in Adriatic Sea // The Molecular Life of Diatoms – Programme and Abstract Book / Norwich, Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo: EMBO Press, 105-105 (poster)

16. Bosak, Sunčica; Majewska, Roksana; Filek, Klara; Van de Vijver, Bart 2019. New observations on some sea turtle associated Craspedostauros species // Programme and Abstract Book, 12th Central European Diatom Meeting, Belvaux, Luxembourg, 26- 27 March 2019. Belvaux, Luxembourg: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, 39-39 (poster)

17. Käthe, Robert; Bosak, Sunčica; Van de Vijver, Bart 2019. The epibiotic diatoms associated with loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea // Programme and Abstract Book, 12th Central European Diatom Meeting, Belvaux, Luxembourg, 26- 27 March 2019. Belvaux, Luxembourg: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, 30-30 (poster)

18. Bosak, Sunčica; Lazar, Bojan; Gračan, Romana; Kanjer, Lucija; Van de Vijver, Bart; Majewska, Roksana Epizoic Diatoms associated with the neck skin of adriatic loggerhead seaturtle // Book of Abstracts, 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles / Lazar, Bojan ; Jančić, Matic (ed.). Zagreb: Croatian Natural History Museum, 2018. pp. 76-76 (poster).

19. Bosak, Sunčica; Gračan, Romana; Mucko, Maja; Višić, Hrvoje; Filek, Klara; Gobić Medica, Karin; Mičić, Milena; Lukač, Maja; Basu, Swaraj; Orlić, Sandi et al. Loggerhead sea turtle microbiome – TURTLEBIOME project: insight into endozoic and epizoic communities // Book of Abstracts, 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles / Lazar, Bojan ; Jančić, Matic (ed.). Zagreb: Croatian Natural History Museum, 2018. pp. 152-152 (poster).

20. Višić, Hrvoje; Ljubešić, Zrinka; Bosak, Sunčica; Neeley, Aimee Renee; Durkin, Colleen A.; Estapa, Margaret L.; Omand, Melissa M.; Mucko, Maja; Barešić, Ana; Karwowska, Zuzanna; Cetinić, Ivona Multilayer approach to plankton analyses in contrasting trophic systems of North Pacific // Ocean Optics XXIV conference Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 2018. 249, 1 (poster)

21. Van de Vijver, Bart; Bosak, Suncica A new epizoic Olifantiella species found on loggerhead sea turtles // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium / Kusber, W.-H. ; Abarca, N. ; Van, A. L. ; Jahn, R (ed.). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. str. 177-177 (poster)

22. Majewska, Roksana; Van de Vijver, Bart; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Sullivan, Michael; Bosak, Suncica Morphological variations in sea turtle-associated “gomphonemoid” diatoms // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium / Kusber, W.-H. ; Abarca, N. ; Van, A. L. ; Jahn, R (ed.). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. str. 105-105 (poster)

23. Bosak, Sunčica; Majewska, Roksana; Frankovich, Thomas A.; Ashworth, Matt P.; Van de Vijver, Bart New Proschkinia species associated with sea turtles // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium / Kusber, W.-H. ; Abarca, N. ; Van, A. L. ; Jahn, R (ed.). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. str. 23-23 (poster)

24. Krzywda, Marta; Kaleli, Aydın; Solak, Cüneyt; Bosak, Suncica; Car, Ana; Jasprica, Nenad; Witkowski, Andrzej The influence of sea turtles on the biogeography of marine diatoms based on a case study from the Mediterranean coasts // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium / Kusber, W.-H. ; Abarca, N. ; Van, A. L. ; Jahn, R (ed.). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018. str. 88-88 (poster)

25. Mucko, Maja; Bosak, Sunčica; Nakov, Teofil; Ruck, Elizabeth; Gligora Udovič, Marija; Ljubešić, Zrinka ˝Planktonic lifestyle lovers˝: a story of eight new marine Entomoneis species // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium / Kusber, Wolf-Henning ; Abarca, Nelida ; Van, Anh Lina ; Jahn, Regine (ed.). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie universitat Berlin, 2018. str. 119-119 (lecture)

26. Mucko, Maja; Bosak, Sunčica; Mann, David G.; Trobajo, Rosa; Wetzel, Carlos; Peharec Štefanić, Petra; Ljubešić, Zrinka Novel clades of intriguing Nitzschia species from marine plankton // Abstracts of the 25th International Diatom Symposium / Kusber, Wolf-Henning ; Abarca, Nelida ; Van, Anh Lina ; Jahn, Regine (ed.). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie universitat Berlin, 2018. str. 118-118 (poster)

Theses 

Adriana Trotta “Microbial communities and antimicrobial resistance: an insight on bacterial world of sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Mediterranean sea”, 2020, Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari Italy, Doctoral thesis

Lucija Kanjer “Epizoic diatom genus Poulinea from loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic sea” 2020, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Master thesis

Antonija Matek “Optimizacija umjetnog osvjetljenja u uzgoju laboratorijskih kultura dijatomeja Achnanthes elongata i Poulinea lepidochelicola” 2020, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Master thesis (in Croatian)

Dvorski, Kora The effect of dolphin observation programmes in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago on encouraging pro- environmental behavior, 2019., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Master thesis (in Croatian)

Mihaela Mihaljević “Mikrobiom velikih morskih kralješnjaka” 2019, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Bachelor thesis (in Croatian)

Mia Šepčević “Interakcija mikrobiote i domaćina: teorija holobionta” 2019 Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Bachelor thesis (in Croatian)

Kaethe Roberts “Ecology and diversity of epizoic diatom communities on marine turtles” 2019 Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, University of Antwerpen, Belgium Master thesis

Iva Kovačić “Mikrobiom kože kopnenih i morskih kralješnjaka” 2019, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Bachelor thesis (in Croatian)

Maja Kovačević “Biology and ecology of the Mediterranean population of the loggerhead sea turtle (Carreta carreta)” 2018, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Bachelor thesis (in Croatian)

Tina Zorić “Epizoic communities of marine vertebrates” 2018, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Bachelor thesis (in Croatian)