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Past Intestinal Parasites

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  • Authors: Matthieu Le Bailly1, Adauto Araújo†2,3
  • Editors: Michel Drancourt4, Didier Raoult5
    Affiliations: 1: University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, CNRS UMR 6249 Chrono-environment, Besançon, France; 2: †deceased; 3: Escola Nacional de Saude Publica Sergio Arouca, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 4: Aix Marseille Université Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France; 5: Aix Marseille Université Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France
  • Source: microbiolspec July 2016 vol. 4 no. 4 doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.PoH-0013-2015
  • Received 02 September 2015 Accepted 08 September 2015 Published 29 July 2016
  • Matthieu Le Bailly, [email protected]
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    This chapter aims to provide some key points for researchers interested in the study of ancient gastrointestinal parasites. These few pages are dedicated to my colleague and friend, Prof. Adauto Araújo (1951-2015), who participated in the writing of this chapter. His huge efforts in paleoparasitology contributed to the development and promotion of the discipline during more than 30 years.

  • Citation: Le Bailly M, Araújo† A. 2016. Past Intestinal Parasites. Microbiol Spectrum 4(4):PoH-0013-2015. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.PoH-0013-2015.


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This chapter aims to provide some key points for researchers interested in the study of ancient gastrointestinal parasites. These few pages are dedicated to my colleague and friend, Prof. Adauto Araújo (1951-2015), who participated in the writing of this chapter. His huge efforts in paleoparasitology contributed to the development and promotion of the discipline during more than 30 years.

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Egg of the whipworm, spp., with preserved polar plugs, recovered in the archaeological site of Torwiesen II, Germany (55 × 29 µm). (Photo: M. Le Bailly.)

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Egg of the roundworm, spp., recovered in a medieval archaeological site in Laon, France (70 × 45 µm). (Photo: M. Le Bailly.)

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Egg of the horse pinworm, , recovered in the archaeological site of Berel, Kazakhstan (81 × 40 µm). (Photo: B. Dufour.)

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