Janine Caira

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Professor

Office: TLS 483
Voice: (860) 486-4060
Fax: (860) 486-6364
E-mail: janine.caira@uconn.edu

Home page:
http://www.tapeworms.uconn.edu

Mailing address:
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.

Research interests:

Morphology, taxonomy, systematics and evolution of platyhelminths, especially tapeworms of sharks and rays.

Selected publications:

  • Caira, J. N., Jensen, K. and Holsinger, K. E. 2003. On a new index of host specificity. Pages 161-201 in Combes, C., and Jourdane, J. Taxonomie, écologie et évolution des métazoaires parasites. (Livre hommage à Louis Euzet). PUP Perpignan, Tome 1
  • McKenzie, V., and Caira, J. N. 1998. Three new genera and species of tapewworms from the longnose sawshark, Pristiophorus cirratus, with description of their modes of attachment to the spiral intestine. Journal of Parasitology 84: 409-421.
  • Nasin, C., Caira, J. N., and Euzet, L. 1997. A revision of Calliobothrium (Tetraphyllidea: Onchobothriidae) with descriptions of three new species and a cladistic analysis of the genus. Journal of Parasitology 83: 714-733.
  • Caira, J. N., Healy, C. J., and Swanson, J. 1996. A new species of Phoreiobothrium (Cestoidea: Tetraphyllidia) from the Great Hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran and its implications for the evolution of the onchobothriid scolex. Journal of Parasitology 82: 458-462.
  • Curran, S., and Caira, J. N. 1995. Attachment site specificity of the tapeworm assemblage in the spiral intestine of the blue shark (Prionace glauca). Journal of Parasitology 81: 149-157.
  • Adamson, M. L., and Caira, J. N. 1994. Evolutionary factors influencing the nature of parasite specificity. Parasitology 109: 85-95.
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