Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology
University of Debrecen
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Ferenc Báthori
Biológus MSc
Assistant lecturer

Contact details:

DE - Myrmecological Team

Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology,
University of Debrecen,
Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.

Tel:  +36 52 512-900 / 62349


Research interests:

- Interactions between ants and ectoparasitic Laboulbeniales fungi 
- Social parasites of ants

Selected publications:

Peer reviewed articles:

Haelewaters, D., Boer, P., Báthori, F., Rádai, Z., Reboleira P.S. A.S., Tartally, A., De Kesel, A., Pfliegler, W.P., Nedved, O. 2019: Studies of Laboulbeniales on Myrmica ants (IV): intraspecific diversity of Rickia wasmannii. – Parasite [IF: 2.069] (in press)

Szentiványi, T., Haelewaters D., Rádai Z., Mizsei E., Pfliegler W.P., Báthori F., Tartally A., Christe P., Glaizot O. 2019: Climatic effects on the distribution of Laboulbeniales, obligate ectoparasites of arthropods. – Fungal Ecology [IF: 3.736] (PDF)

Pfliegler, W. P., Báthori, F., Wang, W. Tristan, Tartally, A., Haelewaters, D. 2018: Fungal ectoparasites on cockroaches: abundant in captive populations and distributed through insect trade. – Mycologia [IF: 2.762] (PDF)

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P., Rádai, Z., Tartally, A. 2018: Host age determines parasite load of Laboulbeniales fungi infecting ants: implications for host-parasite relationship and fungal life history. – Mycoscience [IF: 1.229] (PDF)

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P., Zimmerman, C.-U., Tartally, A. 2017: Online image databases as multi-purpose resources: discovery of a new host ant of Rickia wasmannii Cavara (AscomycotaLaboulbeniales) by screening – Journal of Hymenoptera Research [IF: 0.902] (PDF)

Báthori, F., Rádai, Z., Tartally, A. 2017: Effect of Rickia wasmannii (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) on the aggression and boldness of Myrmica scabrinodis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Journal of Hymenoptera Research [IF: 0.902] (PDF)

Pfliegler, W. P., Báthori, F., Haelewaters, D., Tartally, A. 2016: Studies of Laboulbeniales on Myrmica ants (III): myrmecophilous arthropods as alternative hosts of Rickia wasmannii. – Parasite [IF: 2.545] (PDF)

Pfliegler, W. P., Tálas, L., Báthori, F., Tartally, A., Pócsi, I., Szemán-Nagy, G. 2016: Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on Rickia wasmannii (Ascomycota:Laboulbeniales) infecting Myrmica scabrinodis ants. – Sociobiology [IF: 0.699] (PDF)

Pfliegler, W.P. Fekete, J., Báthori, F.,  Tartally, A. 2016: First Central European Record of the Fungus Prolixandromyces triandrus Santam. (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales), a Parasite of Veliid Bugs, with Notes on its Biology and DNA-barcoding. – Aquatic Insects  [IF: 0.524] (PDF)

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P., Tartally, A. 2015: First records of the recently described ectoparasitic Rickia lenoirii Santam. (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) in the Carpathian Basin. – Sociobiology [IF: 0.702] (PDF)

Báthori, F., Csata, E., Tartally, A. 2015: Rickia wasmannii increases the need for water in Myrmica scabrinodis (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology [IF: 2.198] (PDF)

Tartally, A., Báthori, F. 2015: Does Laboulbenia formicarum (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) fungus infect the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Hungary? – e-Acta Naturalia Pannonica (PDF)

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P., Tartally, A. 2014: First records of the myrmecophilous fungus Laboulbenia camponoti Batra (Ascomycetes: Laboulbeniales) from Austria and Romania. – Sociobiology [IF: 0.372] (PDF)