Designation and curatorial management of type host specimens (Symbiotypes) for new parasite species

J. K. Frey, T. L. Yates, D. W. Duszynski, W. L. Gannon, S. L. Gardner

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Abstract

The accurate identification of a host organism is an important component in the taxonomic recognition of a new species of parasite. Correct identification, curatorial management, and safekeeping of the host specimen from which a parasite type specimen is collected is also desirable. We recommend that the host from which the type of a new parasite species is described should be designated as a symbiotype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)930-932
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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