Parasitologists United Journal

: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84--85

Parasitological resources

Khalifa E Khalifa 
 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Khalifa E Khalifa
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Ramsis Street, Abbassia, 11566 Cairo

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Khalifa KE. Parasitological resources.Parasitol United J 2015;8:84-85

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 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th edition (available online from NCBI bookshelf)

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 Genomes, 2nd edition (available online from NCBI bookshelf)

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 Pathogen Portal

Pathogen portal provides links to the Bioinformatics Resource Centers sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and maintained by The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. The Bioinformatics Resource Centers provide scientists with web-based resources of scientific communities conducting basic and applied research on organisms that may be used in biowarfare or bioterrorism, or that cause emerging or re-emerging diseases.

 EuPathDB: Eukaryotic Pathogen Database

EuPathDB Bioinformatics Resource Center for Biodefense and Emerging/Re-emerging Infectious Diseases is intended as a source for genomic information on eukaryotic pathogens in the following websites: AmoebaDB, CryptoDB, FungiDB, MicrosporidiaDB, PiroplasmaDB, PlasmoDB, ToxoDB, TrichDB, TriTrpDB. The EuPathDB databases are funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

 Interactive Tree of Life

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 Zoonotic Diseases Center of Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA

Besides psychological and physiological benefits to humans, interactions with animals may predispose to many zoonotic diseases. This website was developed by Center of Food Security and Public Health to provide information on zoonotic diseases to help raise awareness and knowledge of risk factors of such diseases, as well as to provide steps for prevention and reduction of zoonotic disease transmission.


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