Echinostomes as Experimental Models for Biological Research

  • Bernard Fried
  • Thaddeus K. Graczyk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ivan Kanev, Mauritz Sterner, Valentine Radev, Bernard Fried
    Pages 1-29
  3. A. Kostadinova, D. I. Gibson
    Pages 31-57
  4. T. Fujino, H. Ichikawa
    Pages 119-136
  5. Coen M. Adema, Kelli K. Sapp, Lynn A. Hertel, Eric S. Loker
    Pages 149-173
  6. Wilfried Haas
    Pages 175-197
  7. John Barrett
    Pages 199-212
  8. J. E. Humphries, A. Mousley, A. G. Maule, D. W. Halton
    Pages 213-227
  9. Thaddeus K. Graczyk
    Pages 229-244
  10. Jessica A. T. Morgan, David Blair
    Pages 245-266
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-273

About this book


Echinostomes are ubiquitous intestinal flatworm parasites of vertebrates and are of importance in human and veterinary medicine and wildlife diseases. Echinostomes can be maintained easily and inexpensively in the laboratory and provide good models for biological research ranging from the molecular to the organismal. Considerable but scattered literature has been published on the subject of echinostomes and a synthesis of this wide range of topics has now been achieved with the publication of this book, which presents a wide range of topics in experimental biology related to the use of echinostomes as laboratory models. It will have a special appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in parasitology and should also appeal to professional parasitologists, physicians, veterinarians, wildlife disease biologists, and any biomedical scientists interested in new model systems for studies in experimental biology.


biology molecular biology parasite parasites parasitology pathogenesis physiology systematics vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Fried
    • 1
  • Thaddeus K. Graczyk
    • 2
  1. 1.Lafayette CollegeEastonUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5392-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9606-0
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