Prof Linda Basson
Position
Professor
Department
Zoology and Entomology
Address
D 108
Zoology and Entomology
IB 49
Telephone
051 4013244
Office
118
Information

Short CV

Ph.D. (Zoology) from Rand Afrikaans University (Johannesburg), 1985

Publications (Short List)

FULL LENGTH SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (SHORT LIST)

 

  1. DANG, M., BASSON, L., BACH, L., SONNE, C., NØRREGAARD, R. & NOWAK, B. (2019) Trichodinid infections in internal organs from shorthorn sculpins (Myoxocephalus Scorpius) collected around an industrial harbour in Nuuk, Greenland. Parasitology 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018001774
  2. VAN AS, L.L., BASSON, L. & VAN AS, J.G. (2017) Mobiline peritrichs (Ciliophora) collected from the gills of African limpets. Acta Protozoologica, 56 (4): 245-254. DOI:10.4467/16890027AP.17.022.7824
  3. MARCOTEGUI, P.S., BASSON, L. & MARTORELLI, S.R. (2016). Trichodinids (Ciliophora) of Corydoras paleatus (Siluriformes) and Jenynsia multidentata (Cyprinodontiformes) from Argentina, with description of Trichodina corydori n. sp. and Trichodina jenynsii n. sp. Acta Protozoologica, 55: 249-257. DOI 10.4467/16890027AP.16.027.6096. http://www.ejournals.eu/Acta-Protozoologica/2016/Issue-4/art/8772/
  4. WEST, D.T., BASSON, L. & VAN AS, J.G. (2016) Trichodina diaptomi (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) from two calanoid copepods from Botswana and South Africa, with notes on its life-history. Acta Protozoologica, 55: 161-171. DOI 10.4467/16890027AP.16.016.5748http://www.ejournals.eu/Acta-Protozoologica/2016/Volume-55-Issue-3/art/8263/

 

 

INVITED CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. SMIT, N.J., BASSON, L. VANHOWE, M.P.M. & SCHOLZ, T. 2018. Part 1. History of Fish Parasitology in Africa. IN: Scholz, T., Vanhove, M.P.M., Smit, N.J., Jayasundera, Z. & Gelnar, M. (Eds.) A Guide to the Parasites of African freshwater fishes., ABC Taxa, Belgium. Vol 18, 15-29.ISSN 1784-1283 (hard copy); ISSN 1784-1291 (on-line pdf). ISBN 978-9-0732-4238-8 (hard copy); ISBN 978-9-0732-4239-5 (on-line pdf).
  2. BASSON, L. & COOK, C. 2018. Part 4 - A systematic survey of parasites of freshwater fish in Africa. 4.2 Protista. IN: Scholz, T., Vanhove, M.P.M., Smit, N.J., Jayasundera, Z. & Gelnar, M. (Eds.) A Guide to the Parasites of African freshwater fishes., ABC Taxa, Belgium. Vol 18, 141-167.ISSN 1784-1283 (hard copy); ISSN 1784-1291 (on-line pdf). ISBN 978-9-0732-4238-8 (hard copy); ISBN 978-9-0732-4239-5 (on-line pdf).
  3. BASSON, L., VAN AS, L.L. & VAN AS, J.G. (in press) Ciliates. In: Poynton, S. (Ed). Aquaculture Parasitology: Global Impacts and Management. Part 1. Parasites of Economic Importance. Cab International, Oxfordshire, UK.

 

Area(s) of Interest

Generally on aquatic parasitology. Mainly specialising on all types of symbiotic associations between ciliophorans (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) and various hosts. Hosts mainly include marine and freshwater organsisms like fish, frogs, echinoderms, molluscs, polychaetes and sea squirts. Groups specifically receiving attention are mobile peritrichs of the families Urceolariidae and Trichodinidae. Although the latter family has been well-studied in Middle and Eastern Europe, it has been totally ignored in Africa. The southern African peritrich fauna of freshwater fish has received our attention over the last 20 years, and many papers, mainly on the systematics and general biology of these ciliophorans, have appeared. Papers on trichodinids collected from Israel, Taiwan, Mauritius and Botswana have also appeared.

Research over the last years, have included the marine environment as well, especially the intertidal zone. Various animal groups act as hosts for both the families Trichodinidae and Urceolariidae. A number of publications on this aspect have appeared to date.

Courses Presented

 

ZLGY 2616 – Parasites, Vectors and Toxic (Poisonous and Venomous) Animals

ZLGY & ENTO 6814 – Research Techniques, Scientific Methodology and Scientific Communication (semester course for Hons students in first semester)

ZLGY 6874 – Aquatic Parasitology (semester course for Honours students in first semester)

ZLGY6808 – year module (research project) in Aquatic Parasitology for Honours students

 

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E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

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