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Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus

Thompson, R.C.A. and McManus, D.P. (2002) Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus. Trends in Parasitology, 18 (10). pp. 452-457.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1471-4922(02)02358-9
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Abstract

Echinococcus remains a significant public health problem worldwide and, in several regions, the aetiological agents of cystic hydatid disease/echinococcosis are extending their range. The taxonomy of Echinococcus has been a controversial issue for decades, but the outcome of recent molecular epidemiological studies has served to reinforce proposals made ten years ago to revise the taxonomy of Echinococcus. A formal nomenclature is essential for effective communication, and provides the stability that underpins epidemiological investigations. It will also serve to recognize the contribution of early taxonomists.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10487
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