doc. RNDr. Ivan čepička, Ph.D.

 

Phone: +420221951072, +420721884879

 Fax: +420221951841

 E-mail: ivan.cepicka@centrum.cz

  

Research interests:

Diversity and evolution of anaerobic protists, geomicrobiology

 

Students:

Vít Céza,  Pavla Hanousková, Michael Kotyk, Johana Rotterová, Pavla Smejkalová, Petr Táborský, Kristýna Uhrová

Former students:

Lukáš Falteisek, Kateřina Krížová, Markéta Lorencová,  Ludmila Nováková, Tomáš Pánek, Eva Rmoutilová, Eliška Zadrobílková

 

 Lectures and courses:

Protistology

General protistology  

Invertebrate zoology (MB170P09U)

Field parasitology (practices, partially – intestinal flagellates)

Field zoology (practices, partially)

System and phylogeny of Invertebrates (basic practices, partially)

Special zoology of Invertebrates (partially – Rotifera, Nematoda)

  

Publications:

KANG S, TICE AK, SPIEGEL FW, SILBERMAN JD, PÁNEK T, ČEPIČKA I, KOSTKA M, KOSAKYAN A, ALCANTÂRA DM, ROGER AJ, SHADWICK LL, SMIRNOV A, KUDRYAVTSEV A, LAHR DJG, BROWN MW. Between a pod and a hard test: the deep evolution of amoebae. Molecular Biology and Evolution, in press.

BOURLAND W, ROTTEROVÁ J, ČEPIČKA I. Redescription and molecular phylogeny of the type species for two main metopid genera, Metopus es (Müller, 1776) Lauterborn, 1916 and Brachonella contorta (Levander, 1894) Jankowski, 1964 (Metopida, Ciliophora), based on broad geographic sampling. European Journal of Protistology, in press.

YUBUKI N, ZADROBÍLKOVÁ E, ČEPIČKA I. Ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of Iotanema spirale gen. et sp. nov., a new lineage of endobiotic Fornicata with strikingly simplified ultrastructure. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, in press.

SVOBODOVÁ M, DOLNIK OV, ČEPIČKA I, RÁDROVÁ J. 2017. Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) as vectors of avian trypanosomes. Parasites & Vectors, 10: 224.

LEGER MM, KOLISKO M, KAMIKAWA R, STAIRS CW, KUME K, ČEPIČKA I, SILBERMAN JD, ANDERSSON JO, Xu F, YABUKI A, EME L, ZHANG Q, TAKISHITA K, INAGAKI Y, SIMPSON AGB, HASHIMOTO T, ROGER AJ. 2017. Organelles that illuminate the origins of Trichomonas hydrogenosomes and Giardia mitosomes. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1: 0092.

PÁNEK T, ŽIHALA D, SOKOL M, DERELLE R, KLIMEŠ V, HRADILOVÁ M, ZADROBÍLKOVÁ E, SUSKO E, ROGER AJ, ČEPIČKA I, ELIÁŠ M. 2017. Nuclear genetic codes with a different meaning of the UAG and the UAA codon. BMC Biology, 15: 8.

YUBUKI N, ČEPIČKA I, LEANDER BS. 2016. Evolution of the microtubular cytoskeleton (flagellar apparatus) in parasitic protists. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 209: 26-34.

NOVÁK L, ZUBÁČOVÁ Z, KARNKOWSKA A, KOLISKO M, HROUDOVÁ M, STAIRS CW, SIMPSON AGB, KEELING PJ, ROGER AJ, ČEPIČKA I, HAMPL V. 2016. Arginine deiminase pathway enzymes: evolutionary history in metamonads and other eukaryotes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 197

FALTEISEK L, DUCHOSLAV V, ČEPIČKA I. 2016. Substantial variability of multiple microbial communities collected as similar acidic mine water outlets. Microbial Ecology, 72: 163-174.

JIRKŮ-POMAJBÍKOVÁ K, ČEPIČKA I, KALOUSOVÁ B, JIRKŮ M, STEWART F, LEVECKE B, MODRÝ D, PIEL AK, PETRŽELKOVÁ KJ. 2016. Molecular identification of Entamoeba species in savanna woodland chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Parasitology, 143: 741-748.

PÁNEK T, ZADROBÍLKOVÁ E, WALKER G, BROWN MW, GENTEKAKI E, HROUDOVÁ M, KANG S, ROGER AJ, TICE AK, VLČEK Č, ČEPIČKA I. 2016. First multigene analysis of Archamoebae (Amoebozoa: Conosa) robustly reveals its phylogeny and shows that Entamoebidae represents a deap lineage of the group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 98: 41-51.

ZADROBÍLKOVÁ E, WALKER G, ČEPIČKA I. 2016: Morphological and molecular diversity of the neglected genus Rhizomastix Alexeieff, 1911 (Amoebozoa: Archamoebae) with description of five new species. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 63: 181-197.

Pánek T, Táborský P, Pachiadaki MG, Hroudová M, Vlček Č, Edgcomb VP, Čepička I. 2015. Combined culture-based and culture-independent approaches provide insights into diversity of jakobids, an extremely plesiomorphic eukaryotic lineage. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6: 1288.

Dvořáková N, Čepička I, Qablan MA, Gibson W, Blažek R, Široký P. 2015. Phylogeny and morphological variability of trypanosomes from African pelomedusid turtles with redescription of Trypanosoma mocambicum Pienaar, 1962. Protist, 166: 599-608.

ZHANG Q, TÁBORSKÝ P, SILBERMAN JD, PÁNEK T, ČEPIČKA I, SIMPSON AGB. 2015: Marine isolates of Trimastix marina form a plesiomorphic deep-branching lineage within Preaxostyla, separate from other known trimastigids (Paratrimastix n. gen.)  Protist, 166: 468-491.

KUNCA T, SMEJKALOVÁ P, ČEPIČKA I. 2015: Trichomoniasis in European sparrowhawks in the Czech Republic. Folia Parasitologica, 62: 035

YUBUKI N, PÁNEK T, YABUKI A, ČEPIČKA I, TAKISHITA K, INAGAKI Y, LEANDER BS. 2015: Morphological identities of two different marine stramenopile environmental sequence clades: Bicosoeca kenaiensis (Hilliard, 1971) and Cantina marsupialis (Larsen and Patterson, 1990) gen. nov., comb. nov. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 62: 532-542.

CÉZA V, PÁNEK T, SMEJKALOVÁ P, ČEPIČKA I. 2015: Molecular and morphological diversity of the genus Hypotrichomonas (Parabasalia: Hypotrichomonadida), with descriptions of six new species. European Journal of Protistology, 51: 158-172.

ZADROBÍLKOVÁ E, WALKER G, ČEPIČKA I. 2015: Morphological and molecular evidence support a close relationship between the free-living archamoebae Mastigella and Pelomyxa. Protist, 166: 14-41.

PÁNEK T, Simpson AGB, Hampl V, ČEPIČKA I. 2014: Creneis carolina gen. et sp. nov. (Heterolobosea), a novel marine anaerobic protist with strikingly derived morphology and life cycle. Protist 165: 542-567.

PÁNEK T, PTÁČKOVÁ E, ČEPIČKA I. 2014: Survey on diversity of marine/saline anaerobic Heterolobosea (Excavata: Discoba) with description of seven new species. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 64: 2280-2304.

SMEJKALOVÁ P, VOTÝPKA J, LUKEŠ J, ČEPIČKA I. 2014: First report on trichomonads from ture bugs. Folia Parasitologica 61: 189-194.

DRAHOTA P, FALTEISEK L, REDLICH A, ROHOVEC J, MATOUŠEK T, ČEPIČKA I. 2013: Microbial effects on the release and attenuation of arsenic in the shallow subsurface of a natural geochemical nomaly. Environmental pollution 180: 84-91.

CEPLECHA V, SVOBODA M, ČEPIČKA I, HUSNÍK R, HORÁČKOVÁ K, SVOBODOVÁ V. 2013: InPouchTM TF-Feline medium is not specific for Tritrichomonas foetus. Veterinary Parasitology 196(3-4): 503-505.

PTÁČKOVÁ E, KOSTYGOV AY, CHISTYAKOVA LV, FALTEISEK L, FROLOV AO, PATTERSON DJ, WALKER G, CEPICKA I. 2013: Evolution of archamoebae: morphological and molecular evidence for pelobionts including Rhizomastix, Entamoeba, Iodamoeba, and Endolimax. Protist 164: 380-410.

Pawlowski J, Audic S, Adl S, Bass D, Belbahri L, Berney C, Bowser SS, Cepicka I, Decelle J, Dunthorn M, Fiore-Donno AM, Gile GH, Holzmann M, Jahn R, Jirků M, Keeling PJ, Kostka M, Kudryavtsev A, Lara E, Lukeš J, Mann DG, Mitchell EAD, Nitsche F, Romeralo M, Saunders GW, Simpson AGB, Smirnov AV, Spouge J, Stern RF, Stoeck T, Zimmermann J, Schindel D, de Vargas C. 2012: CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding eukaryotic richness beyond the animal, plant and fungal kingdoms. PLoS Biology 10(11): e1001419.

Falteisek L, Cepicka I. 2012: Microbiology of diverse acidic and non-acidic microhabitats wthin a sulfidic ore mine. Extremophiles 16(6): 911-922.

Pánek T, Silberman JD, Yubuki N, Leander BS, Cepicka I. 2012: Diversity, evolution and molecular systematics of the Psalteriomonadidae, the main lineage of anaerobic/microaerophilic heteroloboseans (Excavata: Discoba). Protist 163 (6): 807-831.

Takishita K, Kolisko M, Komatsuzaki H, Yabuki A, Inagaki Y, Cepicka I, Smejkalová P, Silberman JD, Hashimoto T, Roger AJ, Simpson AGB. 2012: Multigene phylogenies of diverse Carpediemonas-like organisms identify the closest relatives of ‘amitochondriate’ diplomonads and retortamonads. Protist 163 (6): 344-355.

Smejkalova P, Petrzelkova KJ, Pomajbikova K, Modry D, cepicka I. 2012: Extensive diversity of intestinal trichomonads of non-human primates. Parasitology 139(1): 92-102

Zídková L, Cepicka I, Szabová J, Svobodová M. 2012: Biodiversity of avian trypanosomes. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 12(1): 102-112

CEPICKA I. 2011: Rhizomastix biflagellata sp. nov., a new amoeboflagellate of uncertain phylogenetic position isolated from frogs. European Journal of Protistology 47: 10-15.

CEPICKA I, HAMPL V, KULDA J. 2010: Critical taxonomical revision of parabasalids with descriptions of one new genus and three new species. Protist 161: 400-433.

YUBUKI N, CÉZA V, CEPICKA I, YABUKI A, INAGAKI Y, NAKAYAMA T, INOUYE I, LEANDER BS. 2010: Cryptic diversity of free-living parabasalids, Pseudotrichomonas keilini and Lacusteria cypriaca n. gen., n. sp., as inferred from small subunit rDNA sequences. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 57: 554-561.

KOLISKO M, SILBERMAN JD, CEPICKA I, YUBUKI N, TAKISHITA K, YABUKI A, INOUYE I, INAGAKI Y, ROGER AJ, SIMPSON AGB. 2010: A wide diversity of previously undetected free-living relatives of diplomonads isolated from marine/saline habitats. Environmental Microbiology 12: 2700-2710.

ZÍDKOVÁ L, CEPICKA I, VOTÝPKA J, SVOBODOVÁ M. 2010: Herpetomonas trimorpha sp. nov. (Trypanosomatidae, Kinetoplastida), a parasite of the biting midge Culicoides truncorum (Ceratopogonidae, Diptera). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 60: 2236-2246.

KOSTKA M, UZLIKOVA M, CEPICKA I, FLEGR J. 2008: SlowFaster, a user-friendly program for slow-fast analysis and its application on phylogeny of Blastocystis. BMC Bioinformatics 9: 341.

Cepicka I, Kostka M, Uzlikova M, Kulda J, Flegr J . 2008: Non-monophyly of Retortamonadida and high genetic diversity of the genus Chilomastix suggested by analysis of SSU rDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 770-775.

Kolisko M, Cepicka I, Hampl V, Leigh J, Roger AJ, Kulda J, Simpson AGB, Flegr J. 2008: Molecular phylogeny of diplomonads and enteromonads based on SSU rRNA, a-tubulin and HSP90 genes: implications for the evolutionary history of the double karyomastigont of diplomonads. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 205.

Hampl V, Cepicka I, Flegr J, Tachezy J, Kulda J. 2007: Morphological and molecular diversity of monocercomonadid genera Monocercomonas, Hexamastix and Honigbergiella gen. nov. Protist 158: 365-383.

Kostka M, Cepicka I, Hampl V, Flegr J. 2007: Phylogenetic position of Karotomorpha and paraphyly of Proteromonadidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 43: 1167-1170.

Svobodová M, Zídková L, Cepicka I, Oborník M, Lukeš J, Votýka j. 2007: Sergeia podlipaevi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Trypanosomatidae, Kinetoplastida): a parasite of the biting midges (Ceratopogonidae, Diptera). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 57: 423-432.

Cepicka I, Hampl V, Kulda J, Flegr J. 2006: New evolutionary lineages, unexpected diversity and host specificity in the parabasalid genus Tetratrichomonas. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39: 5472-5551.

 Hampl V, Vrlik M, Cepicka I, Pecka Z, Kulda J, Tachezy J. 2006: Affiliation of Cochlosoma to trichomonads confirmed by phylogenetic analysis of the small-subunit rRNA gene and a new family concept of the order Trichomonadida. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56: 305-312.

 Kolarik M, Kubatova A, Cepicka I, Pazoutova S. 2005: Three new white-spored Geosmithia species associated with bark beetles. Mycological Research 109: 1323-1336.

 Kutisova K, Kulda J, Cepicka I, Flegr J, Koudela B, Tachezy J. 2005: Tetratrichomonads from oral cavity and respiratory tract of humans. Parasitology 131: 309-319.

 Kolísko M, Cepicka I, Hampl V, Kulda J, Flegr J. 2005: Molecular phylogeny of enteromonads based on SSU rDNA of Trimitus sp.: the challenge for the present models of diplomonad evolution. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55: 1729-1733.

 Cepicka I, Kutišová K, Tachezy J, Kulda J, Flegr J. 2005: Cryptic species within the Tetratrichomonas gallinarum species complex revealed by molecular polymorphism. Veterinary Parasitology 128: 11-21.

 Kostka M, Hampl V, Cepicka I, Flegr J. 2004: The phylogenetoc position of Protoopalina intestinalis based on 18S rRNA gene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 220-224.

 Hampl V, Cepicka I, Tachezy J, Kulda J, Flegr J. 2004: Critical analysis of the topology and rooting of the parabasalian 16S rRNA tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 711-723.

 Silberman JD, Simpson AGB, Kulda J, Cepicka I, Hampl V, Johnson PJ, Roger AJ. 2002: Retrtamonad flagellates are closelly related to diplomonads – implications for the history of mitochondrial function in eukaryote evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19: 777-786.

  

Chapters in books

WALKER G, ZADROBÍLKOVÁ E, ČEPIČKA I. 2017. Archamoebae. In: Archibald JM, Simpson AGB, Slamovits CH (Eds), Handbook of the Protists, 2nd edition, Springer, accepted.

 

KULDA J, NOHÝNKOVÁ E, ČEPIČKA I. 2017. Retortamonadida (with notes on Carpediemonas-like organisms). In: Archibald JM, Simpson AGB, Slamovits CH (Eds), Handbook of the Protists, 2nd edition, Springer, accepted.

ČEPIČKA I, DOLAN MF, Gile GH. 2016. Parabasalia. In: Archibald JM, Simpson AGB, Slamovits CH (Eds), Handbook of the Protists, 2nd edition, Springer, accepted.

Panek T, Cepicka I. 2012. Diversity of Heterolobosea. In: Caliskan M (Ed.), Genetic Diversity in Microorganisms, InTech, Rijeka, ISBN 979-953-307-161-8, pp. 3-26

SIMPSON AGB, CEPICKA I 2009: Amitochondriate protists (diplomonads, parabasalids and oxymonads). In: Schaechter M (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3rd edition, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 545-557

CepiCka I, LukeS J, Vavra J 2007: Protozoologie. In: Volf P, Horak P (Eds.), Paraziti a jejich biologie, Triton, Praha, pp. 50-137