Special Issue "Biodiversity and Evolution of Parasites in Animals and Humans"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity Conservation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2023) | Viewed by 370

Special Issue Editor

Yunnan Key Laboratory for Plateau Mountain Ecology, Restoration of Degraded Environments, School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China
Interests: protozoa; morphology; systematics; physiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Parasites are organisms that live on or in hosts and obtain nutrients from or at the expense of them. These organisms belong to three main categories in animals and humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites. Some parasites cause diseases in their hosts and have important social and economic value in human and veterinary medicine. This Special Issue publishes original research and review papers on aspects of the biodiversity and evolution of parasites in animals and humans, including taxonomy, systematics, morphology, life cycle, behavior, biogeography, host–parasite relationships, genetics, and the physiology of these parasites. Due to its breadth of discipline coverage, we encourage submissions related—but not limited—to the development of novel and innovative concepts and ideas, as well as experimental and observational science that raises new hypotheses in natural history and the comparative biology of parasites.

Dr. Junjie Hu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • taxonomy
  • systematics
  • morphology
  • biogeography
  • host-parasite relationships
  • genetics
  • life cycle
  • behaviour
  • physiology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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