Importance and pitfalls of molecular analysis to parasite epidemiology
Constantine, C.C. (2003) Importance and pitfalls of molecular analysis to parasite epidemiology. Trends in Parasitology, 19 (8). pp. 346-348.
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Molecular tools are increasingly being used to address questions about parasite epidemiology. Parasites represent a diverse group and they might not fit traditional population genetic models. Testing hypotheses depends equally on correct sampling, appropriate tool and/or marker choice, appropriate analysis and careful interpretation. All methods of analysis make assumptions which, if violated, make the results invalid. Some guidelines to avoid common pitfalls are offered here.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Copyright:||© 2003 Elsevier Ltd.|
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