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By John Janovy Jr., Gerald W. Esch

Reviews key components in ecological, scientific and molecular parasitology

  • Features essays from the various world's leading parasitologists


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

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Some blood parasites from Nebraska birds II. American Midland Naturalist 19: 601–612. ________, and R. L. Roundabush. 1937. Some blood parasites from Nebraska birds. American Midland Naturalist 18: 1005–1030. Cook, T. J. , J. Janovy, Jr, and R. E. Clopton. 2001. Epimerite-host epithelium relationships among eugregarines parasitizing the damselflies Enallagma civile and Ischnura verticalis. Journal of Parasitology 87: 988–996. Cort, W. W. 1942. Robert William Hegner: 1880–1942. Journal of Parasitology 28: 175–177.

And Palorus subdepressus: Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Journal of Parasitology 93: 1155–1170. Jensen, J. B. 2005. William Trager, 1910–2005. Journal of Parasitology 91: 728. ________, and W. Trager. 1977. Plasmodium falciparum in culture: Use of outdated erythrocytes and description of the candle jar method. Journal of Parasitology 63: 883–886. Kamm, M. W. 1917a. The development of gregarines and their relation to the host tissues: (I) in Stenophora lactaria Watson. Journal of Parasitology 3: 124–130.

Malarial parasites produced in culture can be used to establish new cultures by the candle jar method; thus, the method is continuous and eliminates the need to passage the culture through a mosquito. The simplicity and accessibility of the candle jar method enabled its immediate widespread adoption by researchers. James Jensen summed up the importance of the method almost 30 years after it was first published. It has been estimated that malaria research between 1976 and 1986 was up more than 800% compared with 1966 to 1976.

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