Agrarian Bulletin of the Urals

Published since 2000 Media

ISSN 1997 - 4868 (Print); ISSN 2307-0005 (Online)

Paleoparasitology and perspectives of its development in the Perm region

Authors: T. N. SIVKOVA, doctor of biology, associate professor, Perm State Agrarian-Technological University named after academician D. N. Pryanishnikov (23 Petropavlovskaya Str., 614990, Perm; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Keywords: paleoparasitology, paleontology, archeology, investigations, eggs of worms, microscopy, Perm region.

Abstract: Parasitology is a biological science, comprehensively studying the phenomenon of parasitism, the origin and development of which took place in the long process of evolution. One of the relatively new areas is a paleoparasitology, which deals with the detection of helminthes and protozoa in a variety of fossil material. In modern paleoparasitology numerous methods are used: microscopic, molecular biological (polymerase chain reaction), immunological tests, and electron microscopy. Using the latest techniques the study on migration of the hosts made possible, as well as tracking changes in their parasitic fauna in connection with changes of climatic or other conditions. The results of comparison of modern and ancient parasites are able to give new knowledge about the evolutionary and genetic aspects of the formation of the phenomenon of parasitism. As for the Perm region there are numerous paleontological studies, we can apply the microscopic methods to expand and parasitological aspects.

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