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Designation and Curatorial Management of Type Host Specimens (Symbiotypes) for New Parasite Species
Jennifer K. Frey, Terry L. Yates, Donald W. Duszynski, William L. Gannon and Scott L. Gardner
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 78, No. 5 (Oct., 1992), pp. 930-932
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3283335
Page Count: 3
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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.
The Journal of Parasitology © 1992 The American Society of Parasitologists