Parasite biodiversity revisited: frontiers and constraints.

@article{Poulin2014ParasiteBR,
  title={Parasite biodiversity revisited: frontiers and constraints.},
  author={Robert Poulin},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={581-9}
}
Although parasites are widely touted as representing a large fraction of the Earth's total biodiversity, several questions remain about the magnitude of parasite diversity, our ability to discover it all and how it varies among host taxa or areas of the world. This review addresses four topical issues about parasite diversity. First, we cannot currently estimate how many parasite species there are on Earth with any accuracy, either in relative or absolute terms. Species discovery rates show no… CONTINUE READING
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