Citations: 66                                                   Hirsch-Index: 4                                          i10-Index: 3


Scientific Articles (Peer Reviewed):

Current publications under review: 2                              *= shared first authorship

[12.] Jung, L., J. Dusek, T. Lüddecke, V. Schulz, K. Maier-Sam, L. Habich, A. Mosebach, M. Lierz, H.P. Ziemek (2020): Epidemiological screening of captive salamanders reveals current absence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in private collections throughout the federal state of Hesse (Germany). Salamandra 56(3): 233-238.

[11.] von Reumont, B.M., T. Lüddecke, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas, J. von Döhren, M. Nilsson (2020): Proteo-Transcriptomic Analysis Identifies Potential Novel Toxins Secreted by the Predatory, Prey-Piercing Ribbon Worm Amphiporus lactifloreus. Marine Drugs 18(8): 407.

[10.] Lüddecke, T., B.M. von Reumont, F. Förster, A. Billion, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas, S. Lemke (2020): An Economic Dilemma Between Molecular Weapon Systems May Explain an Arachno-atypical Venom in Wasp Spiders (Argiope bruennichi). Biomolecules 10: 978.

[9.] Lüddecke, T., A. Vilcinskas, S. Lemke (2019): Phylogeny-Guided Selection of Priority Groups for Venom Bioprospecting: Harvesting Toxin Sequences in Tarantulas as a Case Study. Toxins 11: 488.

[8.] Foley, S., T. Lüddecke*,D.Q. Cheng, H. Krehenwinkel, S. Künzel, S.J. Longhorn, I. Wendt, V. von Wirth, R. Tänzler, M. Vences, W.H. Viel (2019): Tarantula phylogenomics: A robust phylogeny of deep theraphosid clades inferred from transcriptome data sheds light on the prickly issue of urticating setae evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 140: 106573.

[7.] Stawikowski R., T. Lüddecke (2019): Description of defensive postures of the natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) and notes on the release of toxic secretions. Herpetology Notes 12: 443-445.

[6.] Knepper, J., T. Lüddecke, K. Preißler, M. Vences, S. Schulz (2019): Isolation and Identification of Alkaloids from Poisons of Fire Salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). Journal of Natural Products 82(5). 

[5.] Preißler, K., S. Gippner, T. Lüddecke, T.E. Krause, S. Schulz, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz (2019): More yellow more toxic? Sex rather than alkaloid content is correlated with yellow coloration in the fire salamander. Journal of Zoology doi:10.1111/jzo12676.

[4.] Sanchez, E., H. Pröhl, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2019): The conspicuous postmetamorphic coloration of fire salamanders, but not their toxicity, is affected by larval background albedo. Journal of Experimental Zoology B – Molecular and Developmental Evolution doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22845.

[3.] Lüddecke, T., S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2018): A salamander’s toxic arsenal: review of skin poison diversity and function in true salamanders, genus SalamandraThe Science of Nature 105: 56.

[2.] Lüddecke, T., H. Krehenwinkel, G. Canning, F. Glaw, S. Longhorn, R. Tänzler, I. Wendt, M. Vences (2018): Discovering the silk road: Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data resolve the phylogenetic relationships among theraphosid spider subfamilies.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119: 63-70.

[1.] Sanchez, E., E. Küpfer, D.J. Goedbloed, A.W. Nolte, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz (2018): Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal three discrete primary stages of postembryonic development in the common fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra. Journal of Experimental Zoology B – Molecular and Developmental Evolution 330: 96-108.


Conference Papers:

[3.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Recent advances in Salamandra skin poison research. Toxicon 177, Suppl1: 6.

[2.] Lüddecke, T., B.M. von Reumont, F. Förster, A. Billion, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas, S. Lemke (2020): The venom gland transcriptome of the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi. Toxicon 177, Suppl1: 42-43.

[1.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Translational tarantula phylogenomics: Evolution of theraphosid spiders and their defensive arsenal with implications for venom bioprospecting. Toxicon 177, Suppl1: 27.


Popular Scientific Articles | Articles in German:

[4.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Stammesgeschichte der Vogelspinnen und die Evolution ihrer Verteidigungsstrategien, erklärt mit Phylogenomik. ARACHNE 25(3): 6-8.

[3.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Nachruf auf Dr. Norman I. Platnick (1951-2020). ARACHNE 25(2): 6-8.

[2.] Lüddecke, T. (2019): Über das Hautgift beim Feuersalamander. Feldherpetologisches Magazin 11: 9-16.

[1.] Lüddecke, T. (2018): Sequenzdatenbasierte Einblicke in den Stammbaum der Theraphosidae und eine Einführung in die molekulare Phylogenetik. ARACHNE 23(4): 4-13.


Theses:

[2.] Lüddecke, T. (2018):”Biochemical analyses of salamander chemical defense: Characterization of novel toxins and survey of the Salamandra skin poison proteome”. Master Thesis, Technical University of Braunschweig (1,0).

[1.] Lüddecke, T. (2016):”Analysen von Salamander-Alkaloiden durch Gaschromatographie: Methodenentwicklung, Metabolismus und Variabilität” [“Analytics of salamander-alkaloids by gaschromatography: Method development, metabolism and variability”]. Bachelor Thesis, Technical University of Braunschweig (1,0).


Oral Presentations:

*= invited talk

[10.] “Neue Methoden an die Front! Wie genetische Informationen helfen die Evolution von Vogelspinnen und ihrer charakteristischen Merkmale aufzuklären”. 54. International Tarantula Fair (Marbach am Neckar/ Germany, 2019).*

[9.] ”Recent advances in Salamandra skin poison research”. 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires/ Argentina, 2019)

[8.] ”Translational tarantula phylogenomics: Evolution of theraphosid spiders and their defensive arsenal with implications for venom bioprospecting”. 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires/ Argentina, 2019).

[7.] “On the Evolution of Theraphosidae: Phylogenomics of tarantulas unravels major genetic lineages and suggests a rapid diversification in the Americas”.2nd Congresso Latinoamericano de Biogeografia & Humboldt 250 Conference of the International Biogeography Society (Quito/ Ecuador, 2019).*

[6.] “Probenahme am Feuersalamander – Theorie und Praxis”. Workshop Feuersalamander II – Desinfektion und Probenahme (Hofbieber/ Germany, 2019).*

[5.] “Probenahme am Feuersalamander – Theorie und Praxis”. Workshop Feuersalamander – Desinfektion und Probenahme (Wetzlar/ Germany, 2019).*

[4.] “Genetic and phenotypic changes during metamorphosis and  determination of the developmental origin of toxicity in the common fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)”. Net@Phys workshop in animal physiology (Rauischholzhausen/ Germany, 2019).

[3.] “The past, present and future of Salamandra skin poison research”. Deutscher Herpetologentag of the DGHT (Magdeburg/ Germany, 2018).*

[2.] “Stammbäume aus dem Reagenzglas: Neue Erkenntnisse und Methoden der Vogelspinnensystematik mittels Molekulargenetik”. Spring meeting of the ZAG Wirbellose e.V. (Halle/ Germany, 2018).*

[1.] “Vogelspinnensystematik im molekularbiologischen Zeitalter“. Arachnoweekend of the DeArGe e.V. (Hessisch Lichtenau/ Germany, 2018).*


Poster Presentations:

[3.] ”Of salamanders and burying beetles – Exploring untapped microbial resources”. International VAAM Workshop 2019 (Jena/ Germany, 2019).

[2.] ”The venom gland transcriptome of the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi”. 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires/ Argentina, 2019).

[1.] “Animal toxins for application in medicine and plant protection”. Recombinant Protein Production 10 Conference of the European Federation of Biotechnology (Hersonissos/ Greece, 2019).