Olof Hellgren

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A jack-of-all-trades and still a master of some: prevalence and host range in avian malaria and related blood parasites
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Ecology 90:2840-9. 2009
  2. pmc Within-host speciation of malaria parasites
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 2:e235. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Detecting shifts of transmission areas in avian blood parasites: a phylogenetic approach
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:1281-90. 2007
  4. doi request reprint How can we determine the molecular clock of malaria parasites?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Biology, Molecular Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Parasitol 29:363-9. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint A new PCR assay for simultaneous studies of Leucocytozoon, Plasmodium, and Haemoproteus from avian blood
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 90:797-802. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Diversity and phylogeny of mitochondrial cytochrome B lineages from six morphospecies of avian Haemoproteus (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae)
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 93:889-96. 2007
  7. pmc Diversity, loss, and gain of malaria parasites in a globally invasive bird
    Alfonso Marzal
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e21905. 2011
  8. pmc Identification and characterization of the merozoite surface protein 1 (msp1) gene in a host-generalist avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum (lineages SGS1 and GRW4) with the use of blood transcriptome
    Olof Hellgren
    MEEL Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Malar J 12:381. 2013
  9. pmc Flight speeds among bird species: allometric and phylogenetic effects
    Thomas Alerstam
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS Biol 5:e197. 2007
  10. pmc The avian transcriptome response to malaria infection
    Elin Videvall
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 32:1255-67. 2015

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  1. ncbi request reprint A jack-of-all-trades and still a master of some: prevalence and host range in avian malaria and related blood parasites
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Ecology 90:2840-9. 2009
    ..Overall, these results show that parasites with the ability to successfully infect a wide variety of host species of broad ancestry also can have the ability to be the most prevalent in single host species...
  2. pmc Within-host speciation of malaria parasites
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 2:e235. 2007
    ..Strict sympatric speciation would involve parasite lineages diverging within a single host species, without any population subdivision...
  3. ncbi request reprint Detecting shifts of transmission areas in avian blood parasites: a phylogenetic approach
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:1281-90. 2007
    ....
  4. doi request reprint How can we determine the molecular clock of malaria parasites?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Biology, Molecular Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Parasitol 29:363-9. 2013
    ..This review addresses conflicting rate estimates of molecular evolution and suggests research directions to aid dating diversification events in malaria parasites. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint A new PCR assay for simultaneous studies of Leucocytozoon, Plasmodium, and Haemoproteus from avian blood
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 90:797-802. 2004
    ..Although only a small number of different bird species were investigated (6 passerine species), we found 22 different parasite species lineages (4 Haemoproteus, 8 Plasmodium, and 10 Leucocytozoon)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Diversity and phylogeny of mitochondrial cytochrome B lineages from six morphospecies of avian Haemoproteus (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae)
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 93:889-96. 2007
    ..We, therefore, propose the use of a cyt. b fragment of this length as a standard gene fragment for a DNA bar-coding system for avian Haemoproteus species...
  7. pmc Diversity, loss, and gain of malaria parasites in a globally invasive bird
    Alfonso Marzal
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e21905. 2011
    ..Our findings therefore reject the Novel Weapon Hypothesis and are concordant with the Enemy Release Hypothesis...
  8. pmc Identification and characterization of the merozoite surface protein 1 (msp1) gene in a host-generalist avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum (lineages SGS1 and GRW4) with the use of blood transcriptome
    Olof Hellgren
    MEEL Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Malar J 12:381. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Flight speeds among bird species: allometric and phylogenetic effects
    Thomas Alerstam
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS Biol 5:e197. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc The avian transcriptome response to malaria infection
    Elin Videvall
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 32:1255-67. 2015
    ....
  11. doi request reprint MalAvi: a public database of malaria parasites and related haemosporidians in avian hosts based on mitochondrial cytochrome b lineages
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 22362 Lund, Sweden Department of Zoology, The Edward Grey Institute, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1353-8. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Linkage between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences in avian malaria parasites: multiple cases of cryptic speciation?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:1617-21. 2004
    ..Studies examining parasite virulence and host immune systems must consider this remarkable diversity of avian malaria parasites...