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The Giant Liver Fluke, Fascioloides magna: Past, Present and Future Research

  • Ivica Králová-Hromadová
  • Ľudmila Juhásová
  • Eva Bazsalovicsová

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences book series (BRIEFSANIMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Ludmila Juhásová, Eva Bazsalovicsová
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Ludmila Juhásová, Eva Bazsalovicsová
    Pages 17-40
  4. Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Ludmila Juhásová, Eva Bazsalovicsová
    Pages 41-65
  5. Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Ludmila Juhásová, Eva Bazsalovicsová
    Pages 67-79
  6. Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Ludmila Juhásová, Eva Bazsalovicsová
    Pages 81-104
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 105-106

About this book

Introduction

This monograph presents complex data on Fascioloides magna from all aspects of its research (general information, distribution, spectrum of hosts) and summarizes the latest information on molecular structure of informative genes which were recently applied in resolving taxonomy and biogeography of this veterinary important parasite. The giant liver fluke, Fascioloides magna, is important liver parasite of free-living and domestic ruminants. Due to its biology, distribution, medical impact, and invasive character, this liver fluke attracts attention of wide spectrum of specialists – veterinary doctors, hunters and farmers, as well as scientists. The parasite utilizes wide range of free living and domestic ruminants as definitive hosts, with various pathological impacts ranging from moderate infections towards lethal effects. Fascioloides magna is of North American origin where it occurs in five enzootic regions. It was introduced to Europe along with its deer hosts in 19th century and it has established three permanent natural foci. The giant liver fluke represents an outstanding model for studying the origin, spatial distribution, migratory routs, and invasion processes of introduced species.

Keywords

free-living and domestic ruminants host-parasite interaction spatial distribution of parasites veterinary parasite adaptation of parasites

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivica Králová-Hromadová
    • 1
  • Ľudmila Juhásová
    • 2
  • Eva Bazsalovicsová
    • 3
  1. 1.Slovak Academy of SciencesInstitute of ParasitologyKošiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Slovak Academy of SciencesInstitute of ParasitologyKošiceSlovakia
  3. 3.Slovak Academy of SciencesInstitute of ParasitologyKošiceSlovakia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29508-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29506-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29508-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-7504
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-7512
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