Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Volume 2 of this four-volume series includes the intestinal flagellates, histomonads, trichomonads, amebae, opalinids and ciliates.

Of chief medical importance among the intestinal flagellates is or . For clearly stated reasons, the authors of this chapter, Jaroslav Kulda and Eva Nohýnkov́a, prefer the designation (Lambl, 1859) over Stiles, 1915 and recommend its general acceptance. The taxonomy, in vitro cultivation, pathogenicity, epidemiology and control, and treatment of giardiasis are reviewed in detail. The chapter on and relatives by L. R. McDougald and W. M. Reid includes . Trichomonads of veterinary importance and of medical importance are dealt with in separate chapters, both by B. M. Honigberg, which together constitute about one-fourth of the volume. in all its aspects is reviewed in detail.The Booden, appropriately stresses the importance of as a potential pathogen and briefly describes the other arnebae found in man and the related species in animals.


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