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  • Hess S.*, Eme L., Roger A. J., Simspon A. G. B. (2019): A natural toroidal microswimmer with a rotary eukaryotic flagellum. Nature Microbiology:

  • Kashiyama Y.*, Yokoyama A., Shiratori T., Hess S., Not F., et al. (2019): Taming chlorophylls by early eukaryotes underpinned algal interactions and the diversification of the eukaryotes on the oxygenated Earth. The ISME Journal:
  • Muñoz-Gómez S. A., Hess S., Burger G., Lang B., Susko E., Slamovits C. H., Roger A. J.* (2019): An updated phylogeny of the Alphaproteobacteria reveals that the Rickettsiales and Holosporales have independent origins. eLife 8: e42535.
  • More K., Simpson A. G. B., Hess S.* (2018): Two new marine species of Placopus (Vampyrellida, Rhizaria) that perforate the theca of Tetraselmis (Chlorodendrales, Viridiplantae). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology:
  • Hess S. (2017b): Hunting for agile prey: trophic specialisation in leptophryid amoebae (Vampyrellida, Rhizaria) revealed by two novel predators of planktonic algae. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93: 1–12.
  • Hess S. (2017a): Description of Hyalodiscus flabellus sp. nov. (Vampyrellida, Rhizaria) and identification of its bacterial endosymbiont, “Candidatus Megaira polyxenophila” (Rickettsiales, Alphaproteobacteria). Protist 168: 109–133.
  • Busch A., Hess S.* (2017): The cytoskeleton architecture of algivorous protoplast feeders (Viridiraptoridae, Rhizaria) indicates actin–guided perforation of prey cell walls. Protist 168: 12–31.
  • Hess S.*, Suthaus A., Melkonian M. (2016): “Candidatus Finniella” (Rickettsiales, Alphaproteobacteria), novel endosymbionts of viridiraptorid amoeboflagellates (Cercozoa, Rhizaria). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82: 659–670.
  • Hess S.*, Melkonian M. (2014): Ultrastructure of the algivorous amoeboflagellate Viridiraptor invadens (Glissomonadida, Cercozoa). Protist 165: 605–635.
  • Hess S.*, Melkonian M. (2013): The mystery of clade X: Orciraptor gen. nov. and Viridiraptor gen. nov. are highly specialised, algivorous amoeboflagellates (Glissomonadida, Cercozoa). Protist 164: 706–747.
  • Hess S.*, Sausen N., Melkonian M. (2012): Shedding light on vampires: the phylogeny of vampyrellid amoebae revisited. PloS one 7: e31165.
  • Foissner W.*, Hess S., Al-Rasheid K. (2009): Two vicariant Semispathidium species from tropical Africa and central Europe: S. fraterculum nov. spec. and S. pulchrum nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Haptorida). European Journal of Protistology 46: 61–73.
  • Hess S., Frahm J.-P.*, Theisen I. (2005): Evidence of zoophagy in a second liverwort species, Pleurozia purpurea. The Bryologist 108: 212–218.