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  • ISSN: 0031-1820 (Print), 1469-8161 (Online)
Editor-in-Chief: Professor R. Stephen Phillips| School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
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Parasitology is an important specialist journal covering the latest advances in the subject. It publishes original research and review papers on all aspects of parasitology and host-parasite relationships, including the latest discoveries in parasite biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, ecology and epidemiology in the context of the biological, medical and veterinary sciences. Included in the subscription price are two special issues which contain reviews of current hot topics, one of which is the proceedings of the annual Symposia of the British Society for Parasitology, while the second, covering areas of significant topical interest, is commissioned by the editors and the editorial board.

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  • Heterogeneity in helminth infections: factors influencing aggregation in a simple host-parasite system
  • 12 December 2019, R C Tinsley
  • The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is Heterogeneity in helminth infections: factors influencing aggregation in a simple host–parasite system Parasitic worms are rarely distributed randomly or uniformly in populations of their hosts.  Typically, parasites are unequally distributed with a majority of hosts infected by few or no parasites while a minority carry many parasites.  This heterogeneity has wide-ranging implications: for instance, the small proportion of heavy infections are responsible for the major share of total parasite reproduction and these hosts suffer greatest pathology.  By contrast, the majority of hosts with low worm burdens make little contribution to transmission and experience little harm.  Thus, control strategies to reduce disease in human and animal populations are most effective when directed selectively at the subset of high worm burdens.…...
  • Let’s go swimming: mermithid-infected earwigs exhibit positive hydrotaxis
  • 02 December 2019, Ryan Herbison
  • The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is Let’s go swimming: mermithid-infected earwigs exhibit positive hydrotaxis The term ‘back seat driver’ is used colloquially to describe a passenger in a car who is dissatisfied with the driver’s actions and therefore tries to control or influence them.…...

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