Karl Skirnisson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iceland
Country: Iceland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Pseudoterranova decipiens (Nematoda, Anisakidae) larvae reported from humans in Iceland after consumption of insufficiently cooked fish]
    Karl Skirnisson
    Institute of Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldum, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 92:21-5. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Morphological characteristics of Mesocestoides canislagopodis (Krabbe 1865) tetrathyridia found in rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Iceland
    Karl Skirnisson
    Department of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 115:3099-106. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Occurrence of Mesocestoides canislagopodis (Rudolphi, 1810) (Krabbe, 1865) in mammals and birds in Iceland and its molecular discrimination within the Mesocestoides species complex
    Karl Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, IS 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 115:2597-607. 2016
  4. ncbi request reprint [Are nasal Trichobilharzia cercariae potential threath to human health?]
    Karl Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldum, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 88:739-44. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint [The tropical rat mite Ornithonyssus bacoti attacks humans in Iceland.]
    K Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldum, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 87:991-3. 2001
  6. doi request reprint A new Eimeria species (Protozoa: Eimeriidae) from caribou in Ameralik, West Greenland
    K Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, Keldur, University of Iceland, IS 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 115:1611-5. 2016
  7. pmc New cryptic species of the 'revolutum' group of Echinostoma (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) revealed by molecular and morphological data
    Simona Georgieva
    Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Parasit Vectors 6:64. 2013
  8. pmc Fellow travellers: a concordance of colonization patterns between mice and men in the North Atlantic region
    E P Jones
    Department of Biology, University of York, PO Box 373, York YO10 5YW, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:35. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Morphological features of the nasal blood fluke Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae, Digenea) from naturally infected hosts
    Karl Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, IS 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 110:1881-92. 2012
  10. doi request reprint A review on swimmer's itch and the occurrence of bird schistosomes in Iceland
    K Skirnisson
    Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Helminthol 83:165-71. 2009

Collaborators

  • Damien Jouet
  • L Kolarova
  • Petr Horak
  • Simona Georgieva
  • E P Jones
  • Christian Selbach
  • Miroslava Soldánová
  • Aneta Kostadinova
  • Anna Faltýnková
  • Bernd Sures
  • J B Searle
  • T H McGovern
  • E Willerslev
  • M T P Gilbert

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint [Pseudoterranova decipiens (Nematoda, Anisakidae) larvae reported from humans in Iceland after consumption of insufficiently cooked fish]
    Karl Skirnisson
    Institute of Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldum, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 92:21-5. 2006
    ..However, increased consumption of fresh or poorly heated fish and fish products might result in increased anisakidosis cases in Iceland...
  2. doi request reprint Morphological characteristics of Mesocestoides canislagopodis (Krabbe 1865) tetrathyridia found in rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Iceland
    Karl Skirnisson
    Department of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 115:3099-106. 2016
    ..Tetrathyridia infections are most likely acquired during the brief insectivorous feeding phase of ptarmigan chicks, and the tetrathyridia persist throughout the lifespan of the birds. ..
  3. doi request reprint Occurrence of Mesocestoides canislagopodis (Rudolphi, 1810) (Krabbe, 1865) in mammals and birds in Iceland and its molecular discrimination within the Mesocestoides species complex
    Karl Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, IS 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 115:2597-607. 2016
    ..However, the adult stage seemed not to be able to mature in the gyrfalcon, and successful development is probably restricted to mammalian hosts. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint [Are nasal Trichobilharzia cercariae potential threath to human health?]
    Karl Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldum, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 88:739-44. 2002
    ..As schistosomula of both nasal and visceral Trichobilharzia species are able to develop and migrate for several days in a non-specific mammalian host, humans are warned to expose themselves to Trichobilharzia cercariae in Iceland...
  5. ncbi request reprint [The tropical rat mite Ornithonyssus bacoti attacks humans in Iceland.]
    K Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldum, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 87:991-3. 2001
    ..Similar conditions frequently occur indoors in Icelandic premises. Therefore, if O. bacoti has been noticed indoors, necessary measures should be undertaken to immediately eliminate the pest...
  6. doi request reprint A new Eimeria species (Protozoa: Eimeriidae) from caribou in Ameralik, West Greenland
    K Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, Keldur, University of Iceland, IS 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 115:1611-5. 2016
    ..The spherical form easily distinguishes oocysts of the new species from the seven previously described eimerid species in R. tarandus. This is the first eimerid described as a new species to the sciences from caribou in the Nearctic...
  7. pmc New cryptic species of the 'revolutum' group of Echinostoma (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) revealed by molecular and morphological data
    Simona Georgieva
    Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Parasit Vectors 6:64. 2013
    ..revolutum and one undescribed species, Echinostoma sp. IG. This paper provides morphological and molecular evidence for their delimitation...
  8. pmc Fellow travellers: a concordance of colonization patterns between mice and men in the North Atlantic region
    E P Jones
    Department of Biology, University of York, PO Box 373, York YO10 5YW, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:35. 2012
    ..Here we investigate whether house mouse mtDNA sequences reflect human history in these other regions as well...
  9. doi request reprint Morphological features of the nasal blood fluke Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae, Digenea) from naturally infected hosts
    Karl Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, IS 112, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 110:1881-92. 2012
    ..The presence of the Laurer's canal was confirmed and its course from the oviduct to the surface, where spermatozoa were noticed to leave the canal, was described...
  10. doi request reprint A review on swimmer's itch and the occurrence of bird schistosomes in Iceland
    K Skirnisson
    Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Helminthol 83:165-71. 2009
    ..peregra in Oslandsstjörn. Taken together, the data obtained by morphological examination of eggs and recent DNA sequencing results, indicate that at least eight species of bird schistosomes occur in Iceland...
  11. doi request reprint Diversity of bird schistosomes in anseriform birds in Iceland based on egg measurements and egg morphology
    K Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, Keldur, University of Iceland, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 103:43-50. 2008
    ..II (prevalence 54.2%), and the small eggs of Dendritobilharzia sp. (8.3%). Egg size and shape comparisons indicate that Trichobilharzia sp. III and T. franki might be the same species...
  12. ncbi request reprint Two new Eimeria species (Protozoa: Eimeriidae) from wild rock ptarmigans, Lagopus muta islandorum, in Iceland
    K Skirnisson
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, Keldur, University of Iceland, IS 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Parasitol Res 101:1077-81. 2007
    ..4 x 8.0 (12-15.5 x 6.5-9) microm. Sporocysts contain a diffuse granular residuum, and each sporozoite has two different-sized refractile bodies...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Swimmer's itch in Landmannalaugar, Iceland]
    Karl Skirnisson
    Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur v Vesturlandsveg, 112 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 91:729-36. 2005
    ..Retrospective enquiries suggest that some visitors have occasionally got SI after bathing in the brook in preceding decades. Low number of papules, however, indicates a low density of cercariae in the water...
  14. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the distribution of digenetic trematode infections in a mudsnail (Hydrobia ventrosa) population inhabiting salt marsh ponds in Iceland
    Karl Skirnisson
    Institute for Experimental Pathology, Keldur, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Parasitol 90:50-9. 2004
    ..We propose that their habitat use and defecating habits are the main determinants of the trematode distribution in the area...