Wagner F, Ruf I, Lehmann T, Hofmann R, Ortmann S, Schiffmann C, Hiller M, Stefen C, Stuckas H (2022): Reconstruction of evolutionary changes in fat and toxin consumption reveals associations with gene losses in mammals: a case study for the lipase inhibitor PNLIPRP1 and the xenobiotic receptor NR1I3. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 35: 225-239. 


Wolfgramm H, Martens J, Töpfer T, Vamberger M, Pathak A, Stuckas H, Päckert M (2021): Asymmetric allelic introgression across a hybrid zone of the coal tit (Periparus ater) in the central Himalayas. Ecology and Evolution, 11: 17332-17351. 

Stefen C, Wagner F, Aszatlos M, Giere P, Grobe P, Hiller M, Hofmann R, Jähde M, Lächele U, Lehmann T, Ortmann S, Peters B, Ruf I, Schiffmann C, Their N, Unterhitzenberger G, Vogt L, Rudolf M, Wehner P, Stuckas H (2021): Phenotyping in the era of genomics: MaTrics – a digital character matrix to document mammalian phenotypic traits. Mammalian Biology, published open access on 7th of December 2021. 

Knöbel L, Nascimento-Schulze JC, Sanders T, Zeus D, Hiebenthal C, Barboza FR, Stuckas H*, Melzner F* (2021): Salinity driven selection and local adaptation in Baltic Sea Mytilid mussels. Frontiers in Marine Science, published open access on 13th of August 2021. (*shared senior authorship) 


Sharma V, Hecker N, Walther F, Stuckas H, Hiller M (2020): Convergent losses of TLR5 suggests altered extracellular flagellin detection in four mammalian lineages. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37: 1847-1854. 


Päckert M, Bekacem, AA, Wolfgramm H, Gast O, Canal D, Giacalone G, Lo Valvo M, Vamberger M, Wink M, Martens J, Stuckas H (2019): Genetic admixture despite ecological segregation in a North African sparrow hybrid zone (Aves, Passeriformes, Passer domesticus x Passer hispaniolensis). Ecology and Evolution, 9: 12710 – 12726. 

Knoebel L, Breusing C, Bayer T, Sharma V, Hiller M, Melzner F, Stuckas H (2020): Comparative de novo assembly and annotation of mantle transcriptomes from the Mytilus edulis species complex (M. edulis, M. galloprovincialis, M. trossulus). Marine Genomics, 51: Article 100700. 

Janssen A*, Stuckas H*, Annemiek Wink, Pedro Martinez Arbizu P (2019): Patterns of genetic connectivity and demograhy in populations of predominant macrofaunal taxa (Polychaeta, Isopoda) in abyssal polymetallic nodule fields: Implications for conservation management. Marine Biodiversity, 49: 2641–2658. (*shared first authorship) 

Hecker N, Lächele U, Stuckas H, Giere P, Hiller M (2019): Convergent vomeronasal system reduction in mammals coincides with convergent losses of calcium signaling and odorant degrading genes. Molecular Ecology, 28: 3656-3668. 


Daphne Cuvelier, Sabine Gollner, Daniel O.B. Jones, Stefanie Kaiser, Pedro Martinez Arbizu, Lena Menzel, Nélia C. Mestre, Telmo Morato, Christopher K. Pham, Florence Pradillon, Autun Purser, Uwe Raschka, Jozée Sarrazin, Erik Simon-Lledo, Ian M. Stewart, Heiko Stuckas, Andrew Kvassnes Sweetman, Ana Colaço (2018): Potential mitigation and restoration actions in ecosystems impacted by seabed mining. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:467. 

Dunn DC, Van Dover CL, Etter RJ, Smith CR, Levin LA, T. Morato, Colaço A, Dale AC, Gebruk AV, Gjerde KM, Halpin PN, Howell KL, Johnson D, Perez JAA, Ribeiro MC, Stuckas H, P. Weaver and the SEMPIA Workshop Participants (2018): A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining. Science Advances, 4(2): eaar4313. 

Sharma V, Lehmann T, Stuckas H, Hiller M (2018): Loss of the gubernaculum-inducing INSL3 and RXFP2 genes in afrotheria shows that testicular descent is the ancestral condition in placental mammals. Plos Biology, 16(6): e2005293. 

Tritsch C, Stuckas H, Martens J, Pentzold S, Kvist L, LoValvo M, Giacalone G, Tietze DT, Päckert M (2018):  Insular diversification of coal tits (Periparus ater) in the Mediterranean contrasts gene flow in secondary contact on the European continent. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 124: 319-338. 

Utermann C, Parrot D, Breusing C, Stuckas H, Staufenberger T, Blümel M, Labes A, Tasdemir D (2018): Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel Fjord. Scientific Reports, 8: 7983. 

Brandt A, Scholz J, Allspach A, Brenke N, Brix S. George KH, Hörnschemeyer T, Holst S, Hoppenrath M, Iwan F, Janssen A, Janssen R, Janussen D, Jeskulke K, Fiege D, Kaiser S, Kieneke A, Kihara TC, Kröncke I, Krupp F, Martha SO, Martínez Arbizu P, Meißner K, Miljutina M, Miljutin D, Renz J, Riehl T, Saeedi H, Siegler V, Sonnewald M, Stuckas H, Veit-Köhler G (2018): 200 Years of Marine Research at Senckenberg – Selected Highlights. Marine Biodiversity, 48: 139-178. 


Stuckas H, Knöbel L, Schade H, Breusing C, Hinrichsen HH, Bartel M., Langguth C, Melzner F (2017): Combining hydrodynamic modelling with genetics: Can passive larval drift shape the genetic structure of Baltic Mytilus populations? Molecular Ecology, 26: 2765-2782. 

Vamberger M. Stuckas H, Vargas-Ramírez M, Kehlmaier C, Ayaz D, Aloufi AA, Lymberakis P, Široký P, Fritz U (2017): Unexpected hybridization patterns in Near Eastern terrapins (Mauremys caspica, M. rivulata) indicate ancient gene flow across the Fertile Crescent. Zoologica Scripta, 46: 401-413. 


Gollner G*, Stuckas H*, Kihara TC, Kodami S, Martinez Arbizu P (2016): Mitochondrial DNA analyses indicate high diversity, expansive population growth and high genetic connectivity of vent copepods (Dirivultidae) across different oceans. Plos One, 11(10): e0163776. (* shared co-authorship) 

Belkacem AA, Gast O, Stuckas H, Canal D, LoValvo M, Giacalone G, Päckert M (2016): North African hybrid sparrows (Passer domesticus, P. hispaniolensis) back from oblivion – ecological segregation and asymmetric mitochondrial introgression between parental species. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 5190–5206. 

Veríssimo J, Znari M, Stuckas H, Fritz U, Pereira P, Teixeira J, Arculeo M, Marrone F, Sacco F, Naimi M, Kehlmaier C, Velo-Antón G (2016): Pleistocene diversification in Morocco and recent demographic expansion in the Mediterranean pond turtle Mauremys leprosa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119: 943-959. 


Vamberger M, Stuckas H, Sacco F, D’Angelo S, Arculeo M, Cheylan M, Corti C, Marrone F, Wink M, Fritz U (2015): Differences in gene flow in a twofold secondary contact zone of pond turtles in southern Italy (Testudines: Emydidae: Emys orbicularis galloitalica, E. o. hellenica, E. trinacris). Zoologica Scripta, 44: 233-249. 


Vamberger M, Stuckas H, Ayaz D, Lymberakis P, Široký P, Fritz U (2014): Massive transoceanic gene flow in a freshwater turtle (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Mauremys rivulata). Zoologica Scripta, 43: 313-322. 

Stuckas H, Velo-Antón G, Fahd S, Kalboussi M, Rouag R, Arculeo M, Marrone F, Sacco F, Vamberger M, Fritz U (2014): From where you are, stranger? The enigmatic biogeography of North African pond turtles (Emys orbicularis). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 14: 295-306. 

Stuckas H, Mende M. Hundsdörfer A (2014): Response to cold acclimation in diapause pupae of Hyles euphorbiae (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae): candidate biomarker identification using proteomics. Insect Molecular Biology, 23: 444-456. 


Vamberger M, Stuckas H, Ayaz D, Graciá E, Aloufi AA, Els J, Mazanaeva LF, Kami HG, Fritz U (2013): Conservation genetics and phylogeography of the poorly known Middle Eastern terrapin Mauremys caspica (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, 13: 77-85. 

Stuckas H, Gemel R, Fritz U (2013): One Extinct Turtle Species Less: Pelusios seychellensis is Not Extinct, it Did Never Exist. Plos One, 8: e57116. 


Heß A-K, Bartel M, Roth K, Messerschmidt K, Heilmann K, Kenchington E, Micheel B, Stuckas H (2012): Expression M6 and M7 lysin in Mytilus edulis is not restricted to sperm but occurs also in oocytes and somatic tissue of males and females. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 79: 517-524. 

Bartel M, Hartmann S, Lehmann K, Postel K, Quesada H, Philipp E, Heilmann K, Micheel B, Stuckas H (2012): Identification of sperm proteins as candidate biomarkers for the analysis of reproductive isolation in Mytilus: a case study for the enkurin locus. Marine Biology, 159: 2195-2207. 

Liebing N, Praschag P, Gosh R, Vasudevan K, Rashid SMA, Rao D-Q, Stuckas H, Fritz U (2012): Molecular phylogeny of the softshell turtle genus Nilssonia revisited, with first records of N. formosa for China and wild-living N. nigricans for Bangladesh. Vertebrate Zoology, 62: 261-272. 

Kindler C, William R. Branch WR, Hofmeyr MD, Maran J, Široký P, Vences M, Harvey J, Hauswaldt JS, Schleicher A, Stuckas H, Fritz U (2012): Molecular phylogeny of African hinge-back tortoises (Kinixys Bell, 1827): implications for phylogeography and taxonomy (Testudines: Testudinidae). Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50: 192-201. 

Fritz U, Stuckas H, Vargas-Ramírez M, Hundsdörfer AK, Maran J, Päckert M (2012): Molecular phylogeny of Central and South American slider turtles: implications for biogeography and systematics (Testudines: Emydidae: Trachemys). Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 50: 125-136. 

Vargas-Ramírez M, Stuckas H, Castaño-Mora OV, Fritz U (2012): Extremely low genetic diversity and weak population differentiation in the endangered Colombian river turtle Podocnemis lewyana (Testudines: Podocnemididae). Conservation Genetics, 13: 65-77. 


Stuckas H, Fritz U (2011): Identity of Pelodiscus sinensis revealed by DNA sequences of an approximately 180-year-old type specimen and a taxonomic reappraisal of Pelodiscus species (Testudines: Trionychidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 49: 335-339.  

Praschag P, Stuckas H, Päckert M, Maran J, Fritz U (2011): Mitochondrial DNA sequences suggest a revised taxonomy of Asian flapshell turtles (Lissemys Smith, 1931) and the validity of previously unrecognized taxa (Testudines: Trionychidae). Vertebrate Zoology, 61: 147-160. 

Mende MB, Stuckas H, Hundsdörfer AK (2011): Eight new microsatellite loci of the Western Palearctic Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Annales Zoologici Fennici, 48: 142-146. 

Sharma R, Stuckas H, Bhaskar R, Khan I, Goyal SP, Tiedemann R (2011): Genetically distinct population of Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) in Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) of India. Mammalian Biology, 76: 484-490. 

Fritz U, Branch WR, Hofmeyr MD, Maran J, Prokop H, Schleicher A, Široký P, Stuckas H, Vargas-Ramírez M, Vences M, Hundsdörfer AK (2011): Molecular phylogeny of African hinged and helmeted terrapins (Testudines: Pelomedusidae: Pelusios and Pelomedusa). Zoologica Scripta, 40: 115-125. 

Vamberger M, Corti C, Stuckas H, Fritz U (2011): Is the imperilled spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) native in Sardinia? Implications from population genetics and for conservation. Amphibia-Reptilia, 32: 9-25. 

Vamberger M, Stuckas H, Fritz U (2011): Fifteen microsatellite markers for the stripe-necked terrapin Mauremys caspica (Testudines: Geoemydidae) and cross-amplification tests in M. rivulata. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3: 87-89. 

Pedall I, Fritz U, Stuckas H, Valdéon A, Wink M (2011): Gene flow across secondary contact zones of the Emys orbicularis complex in the Western Mediterranean and evidence for extinction and re-introduction of pond turtles on Corsica and Sardinia (Testudines: Emydidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 49: 44-57. 


Ketmaier V, Stuckas H, Hempel J, Landeck I, Tobler M, Plath M, Tiedemann R (2010): Genetic and morphological divergence in the gravel bank grasshopper Chorthippus pullus (Acrididae) from contrasting environments. Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 10: 381-395. 

Fritz U, Daniels SR, Hofmeyr MD, González J, Barrio-Amorós CL, Široký P, Hundsdörfer AK, Stuckas H (2010): Mitochondrial phylogeography and subspecies of the wide-ranging sub-Saharan leopard tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis (Testudines: Testudinidae) – a case study for the pitfalls of pseudogenes and GenBank sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 48: 348-359. 

Hundsdörfer AK, Sanetra M, Corbeil D, Stuckas H (2010): Eleven hawkmoth microsatellite loci of Canary Island Hyles tithymali (Lepidoptera). Conservation Genetics Resources, 2: 241-244. 


Stuckas H, Stoof K, Quesada H, Tiedemann R (2009): Evolutionary implications of discordant clines across the Baltic Mytilus hybrid zone (Mytilus edulis, Mytilus trossulus). Heredity, 103: 146-156. 

Stuckas H, Messerschmidt K, Putzler S, Baumann O, Schenk JA, Tiedemann R, Micheel B (2009): Detection and characterization of gamete specific molecules in Mytilus edulis using selective antibody production. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 76: 4-10. 

Sharma R, Stuckas H, Bhaskar R, Rajput S, Khan I, Goyal SP,Tiedemann R (2009): mtDNA indicates profound population structure in Indian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). Conservation Genetics, 10: 909-914. 


Sharma R, Stuckas H, Moll K, Khan I, Bhaskar R, Goyal SP, Tiedemann R (2008): Fourteen new di- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the critically endangered Indian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8: 1480-1482. 


Hauswaldt JS, Stuckas H, Pfautsch S, Tiedemann R (2007): Molecular characterization of MHC class II in a non-model anuran species, the fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina. Immunogenetics, 59: 479-491. 

Fischer A, Stuckas H, Gluth M, Russell TD, Rudolph MC, Beeman NE, Bachmann S, Umemura S, Ohashi Y, Neville MC, Theuring F (2007): Impaired tight junction sealing and precocious involution in mammary glands of PKN1 transgenic mice. Journal of Cell Science, 120: 2272-2283. 


Stuckas H, Tiedemann R (2006) Eight new microsatellite loci for the critically endangered fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina and their cross-species applicability among anurans. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6: 150-152. 


Hartmann N, Stuckas H, Lucius R, Bleiß W, Theuring F, Kalinna BH (2003) Trans-species transfer of Wolbachia: microinjection of Wolbachia from Litomosoides sigmodontis into Acanthocheilonema vitae. Parasitology, 126: 503-511. 

Quesada H, Stuckas H, Skibinski DOF (2003): Heteroplasmy suggests paternal cotransmission of multiple genomes and pervasive reversion of maternally into paternally transmitted genomes of mussel (Mytilus) mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 57(Suppl. I): 138-