Affiliation: University of Helsinki
- The first workshop towards the control of cestode zoonoses in Asia and AfricaAkira Ito
Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
Parasit Vectors 4:114. 2011..hyaenae and other Taenia species from the wild animals in Ethiopia, and 5) how to detect echinococcosis patients and 6) how to differentiate Echinococcus species worldwide. Such important topics are summarized in this meeting report...
- Molecular genetic characterization of the Fennoscandian cervid strain, a new genotypic group (G10) of Echinococcus granulosusA Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, P O Box 21, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
Parasitology 127:207-15. 2003..granulosus form represents a distinct, previously undescribed genotype of E. granulosus. The novel genotype is hereby named as the Fennoscandian cervid strain (G10)...
- Molecular characterization of Echinococcus isolates of cervid origin from Finland and SwedenA Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology FINPAR, Haartman Institute, P O Box 21, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
Parasitology 133:565-70. 2006..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...
- A phylogeny of members of the family Taeniidae based on the mitochondrial cox1 and nad1 gene dataA Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, P O Box 21, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Parasitology 135:1457-67. 2008..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...
- Mitochondrial DNA data reveal cryptic species within Taenia krabbeiAntti Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
Parasitol Int 59:290-3. 2010..The results suggest that careful morphological and genetic analyses of further isolates from intermediate and definitive hosts are required to define the taxonomic status of these two cryptic species...
- Molecular identification of Taenia spp. in wolves (Canis lupus), brown bears (Ursus arctos) and cervids from North Europe and AlaskaAntti Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Parasitol Int 60:289-95. 2011..Strobilate stages from two bears belonged to this species as well. The present results suggest that this novel Taenia sp. has a Holarctic distribution and uses Alces spp. as intermediate and ursids as final hosts...
- Molecular identification of Taenia spp. in the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) from FinlandA Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Infection Biology Program, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
Parasitology 140:653-62. 2013..hydatigena and T. regis. Our analyses suggest that these distinct taeniid tapeworms represent a putative new species of Taenia. The only currently recognized definitive host is L. lynx and the intermediate host is unknown...