Echinococcus, Giardia and Cryptosporidium: observational studies challenging accepted dogma
Thompson, R.C.A. (2009) Echinococcus, Giardia and Cryptosporidium: observational studies challenging accepted dogma. Parasitology, 136 (12). pp. 1529-1535.
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The development of in vitro culture systems that allow the maintenance, and support the development of Echinococcus, Giardia and Cryptosporidium in the laboratory have had a significant impact on their biology and taxonomy and the epidemiology of infections they cause. This short retrospective review demonstrates how radical shifts in our understanding have occurred as a result of being able to grow these organisms in culture, and how molecular tools have helped in the interpretation of such research that often reflects the observations of earlier workers.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Copyright:||© 2009 Cambridge University Press.|
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