Medical parasitology taxonomy update: January 2012 to December 2015

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Abstract

Parasites of medical importance have long been classified taxonomically by morphological characteristics. However, molecular-based techniques have been increasingly used and relied on to determine evolutionary distances for the basis of rational hierarchal classifications. This has resulted in several different classification schemes for parasites and changes in parasite taxonomy. The purpose of this Minireview is to provide a single reference for diagnostic laboratories that summarizes new and revised clinically relevant parasite taxonomy from January 2012 through December 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Clinical
  • Parasite
  • Parasitology
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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