Heligmosomoides polygyrus: One species still

Rick M. Maizels, James P. Hewitson, William C. Gause

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We are responding to a recent article in which Behnke and Harris apply a different species name to the laboratory nematode commonly termed H. polygyrus, to distinguish it from the ‘wild’ parasite found in European Apodemus mice [ 1 ]. We believe this renaming to be certainly premature and quite probably incorrect. At this stage, we consider there is a convincing case for retaining the subspecies taxonomy that classifies the laboratory parasite H. polygyrus bakeri.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011


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