Árni Kristmundsson



Administrative Officer at The Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland

Email: arnik [at] hi.is
Phone: +354 585 5129

The Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland, Keldnavegi 3, 112 Reykjavík, Iceland

(work in progress)

Árni Kristmundsson

A phylogenetically unresolved apicomplexan (APXSc) causing swirl lesions in the Tehuelche scallop, Aequipecten tehuelchus, from the Southwest Atlantic coastInternational Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Bacterial kidney disease. Aquaculture Pathophysiology

The presence of sporogonic stages of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae in Icelandic salmonids detected using in situ hybridisationFolia Parasitologica
A case report and statewide surveillance of “weak meat” condition of Alaska weathervane scallops, Patinopecten caurinus, linked to a recently identified pathogenic parasite, Merocystis kathae (Apicomplexa: Aggregatidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Peptidylarginine Deiminase (PAD) and Post-Translational Protein Deimination-Novel Insights into Alveolata Metabolism, Epigenetic Regulation and Host-Pathogen Interactions. Biology
Phylogenomics Identifies a New Major Subgroup of Apicomplexans, Marosporida class nov., with Extreme Apicoplast Genome Reduction. Genome biology and evolution

Sphyrion lumpi (Crustacea, Sphyriidae) infecting beaked redfish, Sebastes mentella: Molecular data and host reaction to infections. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
A novel histozoic myxosporean, Enteromyxum caesio n. sp., infecting the redbelly yellowtail fusilier, Caesio cuning, with the creation of the Enteromyxidae n. fam., to formally accommodate this commercially important genus. PeerJ

Outbreak of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) in lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) in Iceland caused by VHS virus genotype IV. Journal of Fish Diseases
Multiple Independent Origins of Apicomplexan-Like Parasites. Current Biology
Multiple independent origins of apicomplexan-like parasites

Studies of Myxidium giardi Cépède, 1906 infections in Icelandic eels identifies a genetically diverse clade of myxosporeans that represents the Paramyxidium n. g. (Myxosporea: Myxidiidae). Parasites and Vectors
An eimerid apicomplexan causing pathology in wild and farmed lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpusBulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Digestive gland inclusion bodies in queen conch (Lobatus gigas) are non-parasitic. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
A closer look at Cryptobia dahli: A parabodonid flagellate from the stomach of the Atlantic lumpfish. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Aetiology and histopathology of a systemic phaeohyphomycosis in farmed lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Harmless sea snail parasite causes mass mortalities in numerous commercial scallop populations in the northern hemisphere. Scientific Reports

Redescription and phylogenetic position of Myxobolus ‘eglefini’ and Myxobolus platessae n. comb. (Myxosporea), parasites in the cartilage of some North Atlantic marine fishes, with notes on the phylogeny and classification of the Platysporina. Parasitology International
Experimental challenges with Renibacterium salmoninarum in Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Detecting renibacterium salmoninarum in wild brown trout by use of multiple organ samples and diagnostic methods. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
X-Cells Are Globally Distributed, Genetically Divergent Fish Parasites Related to Perkinsids and Dinoflagellates. Current Biology

Gray meat in the Atlantic sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, and the identification of a known pathogenic scallop apicomplexan. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Demodex folliculorum a hidden cause of blepharitis,Demodex folliculorum, hársekkjamítill, dulin orsök hvarmabólgu. Laeknabladid
Levels of Renibacterium salmoninarum antigens in resident and anadromous salmonids in the River Ellidaár system in Iceland. Journal of Fish Diseases

Apicomplexan infection causing gray meat in the Atlantic sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicusJournal of Shellfish Research
Is an apicomplexan parasite responsible for the collapse of the Iceland scallop (Chlamys islandica) stock?. PLoS ONE
Mosadýr (Bryozoa) í íslensku ferskvatni - grundvöllur PKD-nýrnasýki í laxfiskum [Bryozoans in Icelandic freshwater – a basis for Proliferative Kidney Disease in salmonids]. Náttúrufræðingurinn
Histozoic myxosporeans infecting the stomach wall of elopiform fishes represent a novel lineage, the Gastromyxidae. Parasites and Vectors

Negative effects of Kudoa islandica n. sp. (Myxosporea: Kudoidae) on aquaculture and wild fisheries in Iceland. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife

Prosorhynchoides borealis Bartoli, Gibson & Bray, 2006 (Digenea: Bucephalidae) cercariae from Abra prismatica (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in Icelandic waters. Journal of Helminthology
Sphaeromyxids form part of a diverse group of myxosporeans infecting the hepatic biliary systems of a wide range of host organisms. Parasites and Vectors
Infrastructure of Nucleospora cyclopteri, an intranuclear microsporidian infecting the Atlantic lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.). Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Evaluation of a semi-nested PCR for detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum in samples from kidney, gill and ovarian fluid of Atlantic salmon broodfish. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences
Nucleospora cyclopteri n. sp., an intranuclear microsporidian infecting wild lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus L., in Icelandic waters. Parasites and Vectors

Margolisiella islandica sp. nov. (Apicomplexa: Eimeridae) infecting Iceland scallop Chlamys islandica (Müller, 1776) in Icelandic waters.Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Previously unknown apicomplexan species infecting Iceland scallop, Chlamys islandica (Müller, 1776), queen scallop, Aequipecten opercularis L., and king scallop, Pecten maximus L. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

First record of Proliferative kidney disease in Iceland. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Pseudobranchial X-cell pseudotumors in young wild and farmed atlantic cod gadus morhua in iceland. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

Parasite communities of eels Anguilla anguilla in freshwater and marine habitats in Iceland in comparison with other parasite communities of eels in Europe. Folia Parasitologica

Progress of co-infections of Trichodina cooperi and T. murmanica parasitising farmed Atlantic cod Gadus morhua juveniles in Iceland. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Gyrodactylus anarhichatis Mo & Lile (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) infection of farmed spotted wolffish, Anarhichas minor Olafsen, in Iceland. Journal of Fish Diseases

Sjúkdómar í eldisþorskiHafrannsóknastofnunin. Fjölrit nr. 111

Lung- and gastrointestinal helminths of goats (Capra hircus) in Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences