Parasitology, Harold W. Manter Laboratory of


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Published in the Journal of Parasitology, v. 78, no. 5 (1992): 930-932. Copyright 1992, the American Society of Parasitologists. Used by permission.


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.

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