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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.

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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
Journal or Publication Title: Trends in Parasitology
Page Range: pp. 452-457
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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