History of echinostomes (Trematoda)

Rafael Toledo, Valentin Radev, Ivan Kanev, Scott L. Gardner, Bernard Fried

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Abstract

Echinostomatidae (Trematoda) is the largest family within the class Trematoda. Members of this family have been studied for many years in relation to their utility as basic research models in biodiversity and systematics and also as experimental models in parasitology since they offer many advantages. Echinostomes have contributed significantly to numerous developments in many areas studied by parasitologists and experimental biologists. In this review, we examine the history of the echinostomebased studies from the beginnings to the present. For this purpose, we have divided the history of echinostomes into four periods (i.e. 18th and 19th centuries, first half of the 20th century, second half of the 20th century and the late 20th and 21th century) according to the types of studies performed in each of them. Moreover, we also briefly review the history of echinostome infections in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-567
Number of pages13
JournalActa Parasitologica
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Echinostoma
  • Echinostomatidae
  • History
  • Parasitology
  • Trematoda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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