Uneven distribution of cryptic diversity among higher taxa of parasitic worms.

@article{Poulin2011UnevenDO,
  title={Uneven distribution of cryptic diversity among higher taxa of parasitic worms.},
  author={Robert Poulin},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={241-4}
}
Cryptic species cause problems for estimates of biodiversity. In the case of parasites, cryptic species also plague efforts to detect potential zoonotic diseases or invasive pathogens. It is crucial to determine whether the likelihood of finding cryptic species differs among higher parasite taxa, to better calibrate estimates of diversity and monitor diseases. Using published reports of cryptic species of helminth parasites identified using molecular tools, I show that the number of species… CONTINUE READING