Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Echinococcus granulosus Genotypes

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4741-1
The described species E. granulosus is subdivided into 10 genotypes (G1-10). Three of them have already obtained the status of an own species.
  • G4 = E. equinus in horses as intermediate hosts.

  • G5 = E. ortleppi in cattle as intermediate hosts.

  • G7 = E. canadensis in pigs as intermediate hosts.

Keywords

Intermediate Host Echinococcus Granulosus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany