A large collection of helminths is available for comparative studies...

The Institute of Parasitology is part of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The Institute performs research on human and animal parasites at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Its mission is to acquire, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the biology and host relationships of parasitic protist and related eucaryotic microorganisms, helminths, and athropods. The Institute pursues this goal through research, education and other activities at both the national and international levels. The results obtained have contributed to the prevention and control of human and animal parasitic diseases and have an impact on agriculture.

The Institute of Parasitology was established in Prague in 1962, but was relocated to České Budějovice in South Bohemia in 1985. It is the principal institution in the Czech Republic devoted exlcusively to parasitological research. The main research areas encompass protistology, helminthology, and medical entomology, including studies on the causative agents of the infections transmitted by arthropods.

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Růžicová M., Petrželková K.J., Kalousová B., Modrý D., Pomajbíková K. (2014)

Validation of Flotac for the Detection and Quantification of Troglodytella abrassarti and Neobalantidium coli in Chimpanzees and Pigs

Journal of parasitology 100, 662-670

Moravec F., Manoharan J. (2014)

Gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from groupers Epinephelus spp. (Osteichthyes: Serranidae) in the Bay of Bengal, India

Acta Parasitologica 59, 596-605


Biology Centre, ASCR, v.v.i.
Institute of Parasitology
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CZ-370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

Sporocysts of the coccidium Hyaloklossia lieberkuehni (Apicomplexa)

Sporocysts of the coccidium Hyaloklossia lieberkuehni (Apicomplexa)