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Parasitology Class Visits Nashville Zoo

Dr. Steve Murphree’s BIO 3200 Parasitology class had lab at the Nashville Zoo where they had the chance to see some interesting parasites. The class provides an introduction to the morphology, physiology, ecology and taxonomy of the major parasites of man and domestic animals. Through lecture and laboratory experiences with slide-mounted and living specimens, students become familiar with the life cycles of selected parasites, the drugs of choice in treating parasitic diseases and diagnostic procedures.