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Shamsi, Shokoofeh, personal home page

Institutes (2)  Top | Institutes | Publications 
  • Charles Sturt University (CSU), more
  • Function: Senior Lecturer

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  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more
  • Function: Taxonomic editor


Taxonomic term: Nematoda [WoRMS]

Shokoofeh has joined WoRMS editorial board after meeting Prof Mark Costello in a Marine Parasitology Workshop held in Cairns, Australia in 2011. She was fascinated by many aspects of the database and found it extraordinary that in this era of taxonomists’ impediment, world’s renowned taxonomists contribute into the registration and documentation of marine species on a voluntary basis. It has been more pleasing to know that the database is freely available to the broader community from a primary school student trying to find information for a small research to an established researcher working in a most advanced research institution. Since then, her contribution to WoRMS has been mainly on parasitic nematodes. Unlike common belief, parasites, particularly marine species, are fascinating creatures and highly diverse. Although there are more parasitic species than free living species on the planet, they have been understudied and overlooked in most environmental and conservational studies. She is a taxonomist that couples traditional microscopy with advanced molecular technics to identify the species of parasites and to understand their life cycle and other biological aspects. She is passionate about her field, parasitology and would like to take her contribution to WoRMS to next level by joining the steering committee. If elected while she will be serving the WoRMS community on broader sense such as dealing with undescribed diversity, she will be also aiming at working with other members on developing a World Register of Marine Parasites which will be as beneficiary for both parasitologists and non parasitologists.

Publications (13)  Top | Institutes | Publications 
    ( 11 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Beveridge, I.; Shamsi, S. (2009). Revision of the Progamotaenia festiva species complex (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from Australasian marsupials, with the resurrection of P. fellicola (Nybelin, 1917) comb. nov. Zootaxa 1990: 1-29., more
  • Peer reviewed article Ghorashi, S.A.; Tavassoli, M.; Peters, A.; Shamsi, S.; Hajipour, N. (2016). Phylogenetic relationships among Linguatula serrata isolates from Iran based on 18S rRNA and mitochondrial cox1 gene sequences. Acta Parasitol. 61(1): 195-200., more
  • Peer reviewed article Malhotra, A.; Jaiswal, N.; Malakar, A.K.; Verma, M.S.; Singh, H.R.; Lakra, W.S.; Malhotra, S.K.; Shamsi, S. (2012). The morphology and genetic characterization of Iheringascaris goai n. sp. (Nematoda: Raphidascarididae) from the intestine of the silver whiting and spotted catfish off the central west coast of India. J. Helminthol. 86(3): 353-362., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S. (2014). Recent advances in our knowledge of Australian anisakid nematodes. IJP 3(2): 178-187., more
  • Shamsi, S. (2016). Seafood-borne parasitic diseases in Australia: how much do we know about them? Microbiology Australia 2016: 27-29., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Norman, R.; Gasser, R.; Beveridge, I. (2009). Redescription and genetic characterization of selected Contracaecum spp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from various hosts in Australia. Parasitol. Res. 104(6): 1507-1525., more
  • Shamsi, S.; Gasser, R.; Beveridge, I. (2011). Mutation scanning-coupled sequencing of nuclear ribosomal DNA spacers as a tool for the specific identification of different Contracaecum (Nematoda: Anisakidae) larval types. MCP 25(1): 13-18., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Norman, R.; Gasser, R.; Beveridge, I. (2011). Genetic and morphological evidences for the existence of sibling species within Contracaecum rudolphii (Hartwich, 1964) (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in Australia. Parasitol. Res. 105: 529-538., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Gasser, R.; Beveridge, I. (2012). Genetic characterisation and taxonomy of species of Anisakis (Nematoda: Anisakidae) parasitic in Australian marine mammals. Invertebrate Systematics 26(2): 204-212., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Gasser, R.; Beveridge, I. (2013). Description and genetic characterisation of Hysterothylacium (Nematoda: Raphidascarididae) larvae parasitic in Australian marine fishes. Parasitol. Int. 62(3): 320-328., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Poupa, A.; Justine, J.-L. (2015). Characterisation of Ascaridoid larvae from marine fish off New Caledonia, with description of new Hysterothylacium larval types XIII and XIV. Parasitol. Int. 64(5): 397-404., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Ghadam, M.; Suthar, J.; Mousavi, H.E.; Soltani, M.; Mirzargar, S. (2016). Occurrence of ascaridoid nematodes in selected edible fish from the Persian Gulf and description of Hysterothylacium larval type XV and Hysterothylacium persicum n. sp. (Nematoda: Raphidascarididae). Intern. J. Food Microbiol. In Press(Accepted Manuscript)., more
  • Peer reviewed article Shamsi, S.; Suthar, J. (2016). Occurrence of Terranova larval types (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in Australian marine fish with comments on their specific identities. PeerJ 4: e1722., more

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