A century of parasitology: discoveries, ideas, and lessons by John Janovy Jr., Gerald W. Esch

By John Janovy Jr., Gerald W. Esch

Reviews key components in ecological, clinical and molecular parasitology

  • Features essays from a few of the world's leading parasitologists


  • Each subject is decided in context through that includes a key paper from the magazine of Paraistology over the last a hundred years

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Percival, T. , R. E. Clopton, and J. Janovy, Jr 1995. Two new menosporine gregarines, Hoplorhynchus acanthatholius n. sp. and Steganorhynchus dunwoodyi n. , n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorda: Actinocephalidae) from coenagrionid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 42: 406–410. Pritchard, M. H. 1985. Meet Dr. Bob. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 13: 1–3. , and J. Janovy, Jr 1990. Actinocephalus carrilynnae n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) from the blue damselfly, Enallagma civile (Hagen).

Reproduced with permission of Allen Press Publishing Services. 12 A Century of Parasitology In other words, he asked: To what extent is specificity limited by a malleable variable in the host? Given a well-chosen system that allows direct transmission, the research becomes largely a matter of creativity and educated manipulation of system variables. Hegner and his students examined changes in parasite specificity with host manipulation in several systems, including intestinal opalinids in frogs and tadpoles (Hegner, 1922, 1932), trypanosomes in newts (Hegner, 1921), and flagellates, ciliates, and amoebae in chicks, among others (Hegner, 1933a, 1935).

________. 1916b. Three new gregarines from marine crustacea. Journal of Parasitology 2: 129–136. ________. 1916c. Observations on polycystid gregarines from Arthropoda. Journal of Parasitology 3: 65–75. , J. Janovy, Jr, E. Peterson, and M. A. Addison. 1997. Gregarina triboliorum (Eugregarinida: Gregarinidae) n. sp. from Tribolium confusum, and resolution of the confused taxonomic history of Gregarina minuta Ishii 1914. Journal of Parasitology 83: 502–507. Wegener, A. 1912. Die Entstehung der Kontinente.

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