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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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1471-4922(03)00167-3
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Abstract

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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2003 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33694
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