The Platyhelminthes (flukes/flatworms) are a large group of derived metazoans beautifully adapted for existence in diversely challenging ecosystems. As tractable examples of development and self-regeneration or as causative agents of aquacultural, veterinary and biomedically-relevant parasitic diseases, the platyhelminths are subject to intensive inter-disciplinary research. Given the complex lifestyles exhibited by individuals within this phylum, we postulate that epigenetic processes geature in many aspects of platyhelminth lifecycle diversity, development and environmentally-driven adaptations.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal for Parasitology|
|Early online date||17 Feb 2012|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|
- developmental biology