Trager Award



To honor his distinguished career in protozoology and his leadership role in establishing The Journal of Protozoology, the Society of Protozoologists established in 1998 the William Trager Award for Outstanding Paper of the Year. This award is given to the most cited original article published in the journal in the previous two years and consists in a Diploma and a $ 100.00 check to the first author of the article.

Recent past awardees:

Yvonne Qvarnstrom, Thomas A. Nerad & Govinda S. Visvesvara
“Characterization of a New Pathogenic Acanthamoeba Species, A. byersi n. sp., Isolated from a Human with a Fatal Amoebic Encephalitis” (vol. 60, Issue 6, pp. 626-633, 2013)

John R. Barta, Joseph D. Ogedengbe, Donald S. Martin and Todd G. Smith
“Phylogenetic Position of the Adeleorinid Coccidia (Myzozoa, Apicomplexa, Coccidia, Eucoccidiorida, Adeleorina) Inferred Using 18S rDNA Sequences” (vol. 59, Issue 2, pp. 171-180)

Tsvetan R. Bachvaroff, Sara M., Handy, Allen R. Place and Charles F. Delwiche
“Alveolate Phylogeny Inferred using Concatenated Ribosomal Proteins” (vol. 58, Issue 3, pp. 223-233)


Chen Shao, Feng Gao, Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A. Al-Rasheid and Allan Warren
“Ontogenesis and Molecular Phylogeny of a New Marine Urostylid Ciliate, Anteholosticha petzi n. sp. (Ciliophora, Urostylida)” (vol. 58, Issue 3, pp. 254-265)

Regula Schmid-Hempel and Martina Tognazzo
“Molecular Divergence Defines Two Distinct Lineages of Chritidia bombi (Trypanosomatidae), Parasites of Bumblebees” (vol. 57, Issue 4, pp. 337-345)

Y. P. Chen, J. D. Evans, C. Murphy, R. Gutell, M. Zucker, D. Gundensen-Rindal & J. S. Pettis
“Morphological, Molecular and Phylogenetic Characterization of Nosema ceranae, a Microsporidian Parasite Isolated from the European Honey Bee, Apis mellifera” (vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 142-147)

S. Kim, M. G. Park, K.-Y. Kim, C.-H. Kim, W. Yih, J. S. Park & D. W. Coats
“Genetic Diversity of Parasitic Dinoflagellates in the Genus Amoebophyra and Its Relationship to Parasite Biology and Biogeography” (vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 1-8)

S.L. Schmidt, D. Bernhard, M. Schlegel & W. Foissner.
“Phylogeny of the Stichotrichia (Ciliophora: Spirotrichea) Reconstructed with Nuclear Small Subunit rRNA Gene Sequences: Discrepancies and Accordances with Morphological Data” (vol. 54, Issue 2, pp. 201-209)

D. Barth, S. Krenek, S. I. Fokin & T. U. Berendonk.
“Intraspecific Genetic Variation in Paramecium Revealed by Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase I Sequences” (vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 20-25)

C. D. Lowe, A. Day, S. J. Kemp & D. J. S. Montagnes.
“There are High Levels of Functional and Genetic Diversity in Oxyrrhis marina” (vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 250-257)

C. H. Slamovits, B. A. P. Williams, & P. J. Keeling.
“Transfer of Nosema locustae (Microsporidia) to Antonospora locustae n. comb. Based on Molecular and Ultrastructural Data” (vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 207-213)

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