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Parasite Collections: Overlooked Resources for Integrative Research and Conservation

Author:
Bell, Kayce C., Carlson, Colin J., Phillips, Anna J.
Source:
Trends in parasitology 2018 v.34 no.8 pp. 637-639
ISSN:
1471-4922
Subject:
ecosystems, infrastructure, natural history, parasites
Abstract:
Parasite natural history collections form vital scientific infrastructure that play a substantial role in increasing awareness of the importance of parasites to ecosystems, conservation assessments, science, and society. These collections support novel investigations that integrate across taxa, time, and space, and should be cultivated to advance organismal-based science. Promoting and supporting parasite collections will ensure their ongoing stability and accessibility.
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6122589