Volume 15, Number 3, September 2008Xth European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP-10, Paris, August 24-28, 2008)
|Page(s)||317 - 320|
|Published online||15 September 2008|
Xth EMOP, August 2008
Cryptic diversity in intestinal protists
Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, GB
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In the past few years our understanding of genetic variation within and between species of intestinal parasitic protists has changed significantly. New species names have been assigned and others have been dropped in response to new data. In this review, I summarise these findings and discuss their implications for future studies. In several cases the findings suggest that caution needs to be exercised to prevent premature conclusions being reached.
Key words: Blastocystis / Dientamoeba / Entamoeba / Cryptosporidium / ribosomal DNA
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2008, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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