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By John Janovy Jr., Gerald W. Esch

Reviews key components in ecological, clinical and molecular parasitology

  • Features essays from the various world's leading parasitologists


  • Each subject is decided in context through that includes a key paper from the magazine of Paraistology over the last a hundred years

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Malleability The cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter observed that, “variation on a theme is the crux of creativity” (Hofstadter, 1985). Malleability, or pliability, is the 11 potential for variation and manipulation in a research system. This property represents the ultimate creative potential of a research system. Because the isolation and manipulation of variation lies at the heart of the scientific method, malleable systems are not only informative, they are usually also very productive. Among parasitic protozoologists in the last century, Robert Hegner (Fig.

Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) described from adults of the southern corn rootworm, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Protozoology 39: 417–420. ________, ________, and ________. 1993. Nubenocephalus nebraskensis n. , n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Actinocephalidae) from adults of Argia bipunctulata (Odonata: Zygoptera). Journal of Parasitology 79: 533–537. Coatney, G. R. 1933. Relapse and associated phenomena in the Haemoproteus infection of the pigeon. American Journal of Hygiene 18: 133–160.

Axis war crimes against prisoners in Europe led to declaration of the Nuremberg Code in 1947, and subsequent passage of United States Code of Federal Regulations Title 45 Part 46 “Protection of Human Subjects,” making that particular model system difficult, if not impossible, to employ again. Parasitic protozoology and the scientific lessons of intellectual elegance Coatney’s career is an iconic example of success driven by the suitability of a research system (Coatney, 1976). Using avian malaria in pigeons, he demonstrated the power of a program that is an almost perfect model for the actual dilemma of primate malaria in humans.

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