Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Lavikainen A, Haukisalmi V, Lehtinen M, Henttonen H, Oksanen A, Meri S. A phylogeny of members of the family Taeniidae based on the mitochondrial cox1 and nad1 gene data. Parasitology. 2008;135:1457-67 pubmed publisher
..multiceps, supporting its recognition as a distinct species, T. krabbei. High intraspecific sequence variation within both T. polyacantha and T. taeniaeformis suggests the existence of cryptic sister species. ..
Lavikainen A, Lehtinen M, Meri T, Hirvelä Koski V, Meri S. Molecular genetic characterization of the Fennoscandian cervid strain, a new genotypic group (G10) of Echinococcus granulosus. Parasitology. 2003;127:207-15 pubmed
..granulosus form represents a distinct, previously undescribed genotype of E. granulosus. The novel genotype is hereby named as the Fennoscandian cervid strain (G10). ..
Lavikainen A, Lehtinen M, Laaksonen S, Agren E, Oksanen A, Meri S. Molecular characterization of Echinococcus isolates of cervid origin from Finland and Sweden. Parasitology. 2006;133:565-70 pubmed
..However, additional morphological studies are needed, and the relationship to the cattle strain ('E. ortleppi') should be thoroughly evaluated before a final decision of the taxonomical status of the G6-10 group can be made...
Lavikainen A, Iwaki T, Haukisalmi V, Konyaev S, Casiraghi M, Dokuchaev N, et al
. Reappraisal of Hydatigera taeniaeformis (Batsch, 1786) (Cestoda: Taeniidae) sensu lato with description of Hydatigera kamiyai n. sp. Int J Parasitol. 2016;46:361-74 pubmed publisher
..either as a distinct species or a variant of H. kamiyai. According to previously published limited data, all three entities occur in the Americas, probably due to human-mediated introductions. ..
Halajian A, Luus Powell W, Roux F, Nakao M, Sasaki M, Lavikainen A. Echinococcus felidis in hippopotamus, South Africa. Vet Parasitol. 2017;243:24-28 pubmed publisher
..felidis, and the first molecularly confirmed report of the intermediate host of E. felidis in South Africa. The definitive host of E. felidis in South Africa is the lion (Panthera leo). ..