Kouadio J.N, Evack J.G, Achi L.Y, Balmer O, Utzinger J, N'Goran E.K, Bonfoh B, Hattendorf J, Zinsstag J. Efficacy of triclabendazole and albendazole against Fasciola spp. infection in cattle in Côte d'Ivoire: a randomised blinded trial. Acta Trop. 2021;222:106039. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106039

2021
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Angora E.K, Allienne J.F, Rey O, Menan H, Touré A.O, Coulibaly J.T, Raso G, Yavo W, N'Goran E.K, Utzinger J, Balmer O, Boissier J. High prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium x Schistosoma bovis hybrids in schoolchildren in Côte d'Ivoire. Parasitology. 2020;147(3):287-294. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182019001549

2020
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Giovanoli Evack J, Kouadio J.N, Achi L, Balmer O, Hattendorf J, Bonfoh B, Zinsstag J, N'Goran E.K, Utzinger J. Accuracy of the sedimentation and filtration methods for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis in cattle. Parasitol Res. 2020;119(5):1707-1712. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-020-06660-0

2020
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Giovanoli Evack J, Schmidt R.S, Boltryk S.D, Voss T.S, Batil A.A, Ngandolo B.N, Greter H, Utzinger J, Zinsstag J, Balmer O. Molecular confirmation of a Fasciola gigantica x Fasciola hepatica hybrid in a Chadian bovine. J Parasitol. 2020;106(2):316-322. DOI: 10.1645/19-66

2020
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Kouadio J.N, Giovanoli Evack J, Achi L.Y, Fritsche D, Ouattara M, Silué K.D, Bonfoh B, Hattendorf J, Utzinger J, Zinsstag J, Balmer O, N'Goran E.K. Prevalence and distribution of livestock schistosomiasis and fascioliasis in Côte d'Ivoire: results from a cross-sectional survey. BMC Vet Res. 2020;16:446. DOI: 10.1186/s12917-020-02667-y

2020
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Angora E.K, Boissier J, Menan H, Rey O, Tuo K, Touré A.O, Coulibaly J.T, Méité A, Raso G, N'Goran E.K, Utzinger J, Balmer O. Prevalence and risk factors for schistosomiasis among schoolchildren in two settings of Côte d’Ivoire. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2019;4(3):E110. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed4030110

2019
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PubMed (31340504)
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Juric I, Salzburger W, Balmer O. Spread and global population structure of the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its larval parasitoids Diadegma semiclausum and Diadegma fenestrale (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) based on mtDNA. Bull Entomol Res. 2017;107(2):155-164. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485316000766

2017
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PubMed (27573415)

Stoeckli S, Birrer S, Zellweger-Fischer J, Balmer O, Jenny M, Pfiffner L. Quantifying the the extent to which farmers can influence biodiversity on their farms. Agric Ecosyst Environ. 2017;237:224-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2016.12.029

2017
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Cuypers B, Lecordier L, Meehan C.J, Van den Broeck F, Imamura H, Buscher P, Dujardin J.C, Laukens K, Schnaufer A, Dewar C, Lewis M, Balmer O, Azurago T, Kyei-Faried S, Ohene S.A, Duah B, Homiah P, Mensah E.K, Anleah F, Franco J.R, Pays E, Deborggraeve S. Apolipoprotein L1 variant associated with increased susceptibility to trypanosome infection. mBio. 2016;7(2):e02198-15. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02198-15

2016
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PubMed (27073096)
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Graf F.E, Ludin P, Arquint C, Schmidt R.S, Schaub N, Kunz-Renggli C, Krezdorn J, Baker N, Horn D, Balmer O, Caccone A, de Koning H.P, Mäser P, Munday J.C. Comparative genomics of drug resistance in Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2016;37(17):3387. DOI: 10.1007/s00018-016-2173-6

2016
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Sistrom M, Evans B, Benoit J, Balmer O, Aksoy S, Caccone A. De novo genome assembly shows genome wide similarity between Trypanosoma brucei brucei and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. PLoS One. 2016;11(2):e0147660. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147660

2016
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PubMed (26910229)
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Traoré A, Picard-Meyer E, Mauti S, Biarnais M, Balmer O, Samake K, Kamissoko B, Tembely S, Sery A, Traoré A.K, Coulibaly A.P, Robardet E, Zinsstag J, Cliquet F. Molecular characterization of canine rabies virus, Mali, 2006-2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(5):866-870. DOI: 10.3201/eid2205.150470

2016
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Carnes J, Anupama A, Balmer O, Jackson A, Lewis M, Brown R, Cestari I, Desquesnes M, Gendrin C, Hertz-Fowler C, Imamura H, Ivens A, Koreny L, Lai D.H, Macleod A, McDermott S.M, Merritt C, Monnerat S, Moon W, Myler P, Phan I, Ramasamy G, Sivam D, Lun Z.R, Lukes J, Stuart K, Schnaufer A. Genome and phylogenetic analyses of Trypanosoma evansi reveal extensive similarity to T. brucei and multiple independent origins for dyskinetoplasty. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015;9(1):e3404. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003404

2015
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PubMed (25568942)
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Juric I, Salzburg W, Luka H, Balmer O. Molecular markers for Diadegma (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) species distinction and their use to study the effects of companion plants on biocontrol of the diamondback moth. Biocontrol. 2015;60(2):179-187. DOI: 10.1007/s10526-014-9637-0

2015
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Balmer O, Géneau C.E, Belz E, Weishaupt B, Förderer G, Moos S, Ditner N, Juric I, Luka H. Wildflower companion plants increase pest parasitation and yield in cabbage fields: experimental demonstration and call for caution. Biol Control. 2014;76:19-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2014.04.008

2014
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Belz E, Géneau C.E, Fürst M, Balmer O, Andermatt P, Pfiffner L, Westerd L, Luka H. Rearing of Microplitis mediator (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its host Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Eur J Entomol. 2014;111(3):443-447. DOI: 10.14411/eje.2014.043

2014
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Birrer S, Zellweger-Fischer J, Stoeckli S, Korner-Nievergelt F, Balmer O, Jenny M, Pfiffner L. Biodiversity at the farm scale: a novel credit point system. Agric Ecosyst Environ. 2014;197:195-203. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.08.008

2014
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Home R, Balmer O, Jahrl I, Stolze M, Pfiffner L. Motivations for implementation of ecological compensation areas on Swiss lowland farms. J Rural Stud. 2014;34:26-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.12.007

2014
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Sistrom M, Evans B, Bjornson R, Gibson W, Balmer O, Mäser P, Aksoy S, Caccone A. Comparative genomics reveals multiple genetic backgrounds of human pathogenicity in the Trypanosoma brucei complex. Genome Biol Evol. 2014;6(10):2811-2819. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evu222

2014
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Balmer O, Pfiffner L, Schied J, Willareth M, Leimgruber A, Luka H, Traugott M. Noncrop flowering plants restore top-down herbivore control in agricultural fields. Ecol Evol. 2013;3(8):2634-2646. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.658

2013
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Belz E, Kölliker M, Balmer O. Olfactory attractiveness of flowering plants to the parasitoid Microplitis mediator: potential implications for biological control. Biocontrol. 2013;58(2):163-173. DOI: 10.1007/s10526-012-9472-0

2013
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Ditner N, Balmer O, Beck J, Blick T, Nagel P, Luka H. Effects of experimentally planting non-crop flowers into cabbage fields on the abundance and diversity of predators. Biodivers Conserv. 2013;22(4):1049-1061. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-013-0469-5

2013
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Géneau C.E, Wäcker F.L, Luha H, Balmer O. Effects of extrafloral and floral nectar of Centaurea cyanus on the parasitoid wasp Microplitis mediator: olfactory attractiveness and parasitization rates. Biol Control. 2013;66(1):16-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2013.02.007

2013
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Géneau C.E, Wäckers F.L, Luka H, Daniel C, Balmer O. Selective flowers to enhance biological control of cabbage pests by parasitoids. Basic Appl Ecol. 2012;13(1):85-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2011.10.005

2012
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Symula R.E, Beadell J.S, Sistrom M, Agbebakun K, Balmer O, Gibson W, Aksoy S, Caccone A. Trypanosoma brucei gambiense group 1 is distinguished by a unique amino acid substitution in the HpHb receptor implicated in human serum resistance. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(7):e1728. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001728

2012
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Balmer O, Beadell J.S, Gibson W, Caccone A. Phylogeography and taxonomy of Trypanosoma brucei. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5(2):e961. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000961

2011
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Balmer O, Ciofi C, Galbraith D.A, Swingland I.R, Zug G.R, Caccone A. Population genetic structure of Aldabra giant tortoises. J Hered. 2011;102(1):29-37. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esq096

2011
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Balmer O, Tanner M. Prevalence and implications of multiple-strain infections. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011;11(11):868-878. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70241-9

2011
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Li J.V, Saric J, Wang Y, Utzinger J, Holmes E, Balmer O. Metabonomic investigation of single and multiple strain Trypanosoma brucei brucei infections. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011;84(1):91-98. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0402

2011
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Oberle M, Balmer O, Brun R, Roditi I. Bottlenecks and the maintenance of minor genotypes during the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei. PLoS Pathog. 2010;6(7):e1001023. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001023

2010
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Balmer O, Ebert D. Medizin: Evolution wird (be)greifbar. Uni Nova. 2009;111:26-27

2009
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Balmer O, Stearns S.C, Schotzau A, Brun R. Intraspecific competition between co-infecting parasite strains enhances host survival in African trypanosomes. Ecology. 2009;90(12):3367-3378

2009
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PubMed (20120806)

Balmer O, Caccone A. Multiple-strain infections of Trypanosoma brucei across Africa. Acta Trop. 2008;107(3):275-279

2008
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Balmer O. A review of Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites, by Robert Poulin [Book review]. Evol Dev. 2007;9(5):517-519

2007
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Balmer O, Palma C, Macleod A, Caccone A. Characterization of di-, tri-, and tetranucleotide microsatellite markers with perfect repeats for Trypanosoma brucei and related species. Mol Ecol Notes. 2006;6(2):508-510. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01297.x

2006
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Balmer O, Tostado C. New fluorescence markers to distinguish co-infecting Trypanosoma brucei strains in experimental multiple infections. Acta Trop. 2006;97(1):94-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2005.09.002

2006
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PubMed (16212925)

Brun R, Balmer O. New developments in human African trypanosomiasis. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2006;19(5):415-420

2006
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Balmer O. Species lists in ecology and conservation: abundances matter. Conservation Biology. 2002;16(4):1160-1161

2002
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Balmer O, Erhardt A. Consequences of succession on extensively grazed grasslands for Central European butterfly communities: rethinking conservation practices. Conservation Biology. 2000;14(3):746-757

2000
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