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Evolution in the pentastomids.
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PMID:  15463195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The Pentastomida, or tongue worms, form an aberrant group of annulated endoparasites little known to most parasitologists and veterinarians. Although there is no doubt of their affiliation to arthropods, textbooks often rank the Pentastomida as a separate phylum. Riley's many publications on the group have 'promoted it from the realm of the completely unknown to the semi-obscure', but still much research is needed on their basic biology, as little is known about their biochemistry, ecology or their evolutionary relationships. This review by Rolf Haugerud is intended to inspire curiosity about the Pentastomida by discussing their evolution in relation to their phylogeny, host relationships, geographic distribution, transmission and impact.
R E Haugerud
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology today (Personal ed.)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0169-4758     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Today (Regul. Ed.)     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
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Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2005-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605563     Medline TA:  Parasitol Today     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-32     Citation Subset:  -    
Tromsø Museum, University of Tromsø, N-9000 Tromsø, Norway.
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