Amin,Omar M.

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Amin,Omar M.
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Place of work: Parasitology Center, Tempe,Arizona,USA
Field of study: Acanthocephales
Year of taking PhD degree: 1968
Year of taking MSc(M.S.P.H.) degree:
University position:
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A great parasitologist that i will have this wish to be his student for ever.

Curriculum Vitae(Resume)


B. Sc.: (1959)  In Sciences and Zoology, Cairo University,Egypt

M.Sc.: (1963)   In Medical Entomology, Cairo University,Egypt

Ph.D.: (1968)  In Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Arizona State University,Tempe

Post-doctoral: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (ticks and tick- borne diseases research)

 CDC, Atlanta, GA (Rocky Mountain spotted fever research)


1992-    :  Director, Institute of Parasitic Diseases (IPD) & 1971-92: Professor of Parasitology, Allied Health, and Biology, University of  Wisconsin, WI.

Parasitology Center, Inc. (PCI), 11445 E. Via Linda, Ste. 2,

Scottsdale, AZ 85259-2638 (phone 480-767-2522, Fax 480-767-

5855, e-mail:, web address:

1969-70: Visiting Fellow, Virology Sect., Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.  Research on    Rocky Mountain spotted fever/tick vectors.

1967-69: Biology instructor and Post-doctoral Research Assoc. (bio-ecology of ticks) Old Dominion Univ. (ODU), Norfolk, VA.

1966-67: Faculty Assoc. (TA) Zoology and agriculture, ASU, Tempe, AZ.

1960-64: Research Asst., Dept of Medical Zoology, US Naval Medical Research Unit #3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, with Harry Hoogstraal.  Bio-ecology of arthropod disease vectors in Africa; field & lab research.

Awards and grants:

Many awards and grants given by national and state agencies in support of parasitological research.  The Persian Gulfresearch was supported by 2 Fulbright Research Scholarships.

Published  research on human parasitology and wildlife agents of human diseases in North America (encephalitis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, intestinal parasites and neuro-cutaneous syndrome) and in South  America (Peru, Chile), North and East Africa (Malawi), West Africa (Mali), Persian Gulf (Kuwait, Bahrain), Middle East (Egypt), Asia (Taiwan, Thailand, China, Inner Mongolia, Vietnam, India) , Europe (Russia, Czech Republic) and Mexico.

Over 185 major articles and books (chapters) and a considerably larger  number of presentationsto various international and national scientific groups.

A 5-part video set on parasites was also published for medical education. Thisvideo, among others, are now available in a power point CD format.

Parasitology Center,Inc.:

 Provides 2 kinds of  services: diagnostic and educational:

1.     Diagnostic services of human and animal borne parasitic 

 organisms and agents of medical and public health importance. 

 Call PCI package shop at 866-547-2522 to order kits.

 2. Educational services include continuing educational seminars andwork shops offered to health care practitioners and referring doctors.Consultations with referring practitioners & protocols for herbal,alternative and allopathic treatments are provided courtesy of PCI.

 Membership in Societies:

-American Society of Parasitologists

-British Society of Parasitology

-American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

-American Society of Microbiology

-American Microscopical Society

-Helminthological Society of Washington

-Biological Society of Washington

 -Arizona Homeopathic and Alternative Medical Association

-Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists (life membership)

 -The Blastocystis Research Foundation

-National Arab American Medical Association

-APHIA (Peruvian Association of Helminthology and Associated Invertebrates)

 Foreign Languages with reading, writing, and speaking knowledge:

Arabic and French.

Foreign Languages with reading knowledge:

Spanish, German, Russian

Publications :

1. Amin, O. M. 1966.  The fleas (Siphonaptera) of Egypt: Distribution and seasonal dynamics of fleas infesting dogs in the Nile Valley and Delta of Egypt J. Med. Entomol. 3: 293-298.

2. Amin, O. M.1968.  Helminth fauna of Suckers (Castomidae) of the Gila River System, Arizona.  Dissert. Abstr. 28: 3521.

3. Amin, O. M. 1968.  Deformed individuals of two species of suckers, Catsomus insignus and C. clarki from the Gila River System, Arizona.  Copeia 4: 862-863.

4. Amin, O. M.1969. Helminth fauna of suckers (Castomidae) of the Gila River System, Arizona.  I. Nematobothrium texomensis, McIntosh and Self, 1955 (Trematoda) and Glaridarcris confuses Hunter, 1929 (Cestoda) from buffalofish.  Am. Midland Nat. 82: 429-443.

5. Amin, O. M. 1969.  Helminth fauna of suckers (Castomidae) of the Gila River System, Arizona.  II.  Five parasites from Castomus spp.  Am. Midland Nat. 82: 429-443.

6. Amin, O. M. 1969.  Growth of the dog tick Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: Ixodidae): I.  Growth pattern.  J. Med. Entomol. ,6(3): 305-316.

7. Amin, O. M. 1969 Growth of the dog tick Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: Ixodidae): II.  The effect of starvation and host species on its growth and fecundity.  J. Med. Entomol. 6: 321-326.

8. Amin, O. M.and D. E. Sonenshine. 1970.  Development of the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis following partial feeding by immatures.  Ann.  Entomol. Soc. Am. 63: 128-133.

9. Amin, O. M. 1970.  The circadian rhythm of dropping of engorged larvae and nymphs of the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis Say (Acarina: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 7: 251-255.

10. Amin, O. M. 1973.  A preliminary survey of vertebrate ectoparasites in southeastern Wisconsin. J. Med. Entomol. 10: 110-111.

11. Amin, O. M. , J. S. Balsano, and K. A. Pfalzgraf. 1973.  Lernaea cyprinacea Linn.  (Coppepoda: Crustacea) from Root River, Wisconsin fishes.  Am. Midland Nat. 89: 484-487.

12. Amin, O. M. and M. H. Madbouly. 1973.  Distribution and seasonal dynamics of a tick, a louse fly, and a louse infecting dogs in the Nile Valley and Delta of Egypt.  J. Med. Entomol. 10: 118-128.

13. Amin, O. M.1973.  Experimental transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever rickettsiae.  Ga. Acad. Sci. Bull. 31: 118-128.

14. Amin, O. M. 1974.  Intestinal helminthes of the white sucker, Castomus commersoni (Lacepede), in SE Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol Soc. Wash. 41: 81-88.

15. Amin, O. M. 1974.  Comb variations in the rabbit flea, Cediopsylla simplex (Baker). J. Med. Entomol. 11: 227-230.

16. Amin, O. M. and A. G. Hageman. 1974.  Mosquitoes and tabanids in southeast Wisconsin.  Mosquito News 34: 170-177.

17. Amin, O. M. and W. H. Thompson. 1974.  Arboviral antibody survey of wild mammals in southeastern Wisconsin. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 602: 303-310.

18. Amin, O. M. 1974. Distribution and ecological observations of wild mammals in southeastern Wisconsin. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 62: 311-326.

19. Amin, O. M. , T. r. Wells, and H. L. Gately. 1974. Comb variations in the cat flea Ctenocephalides f. felis (bouche). Ann Entomol. Soc. Am.67: 831-834.

20. Amin, O. M.1975.  Intestinal helminthes of some southeastern Wisconsin fishes. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 42: 43-46.

 21. Amin, O. M.1975.  Acanthocephalus parksidei sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from Wisconsin fishes. J. Parasitol. 61: 301-306.

22. Amin, O. M.1975.  Variability in Acanthocephalus parksidei Amin, 1974 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 61: 307-317.

23. Amin, O. M. 1975.  Host and seasonal associations of Acanthocephalus parksidei Amin, 1974 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in Wisconsin fishes. J. Parasitol. 61: 318-329.

24. Amin, O. M.1976.  Host associations and seasonal occurrence of fleas from southeastern Wisconsin mammals with observations on morphologic variations. J. Med. Entomol. 13: 179-192.

25. Amin, O. M. 1976.  Lice, mites, and ticks of southeastern Wisconsin mammals.  Great Lakes Entomol. 9: 195-198.

26. Amin, O. M. and J. M. Burrows. 1977.  Host and seasonal associations of Echinorhynchus salmonis (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in Lake Michigan fishes. J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 34: 325-331.

27. Amin, O. M. and R. G. Sewell. 1977.  Comb variations in the squirrel and chipmunk fleas, Orchopeas h. howardii (Baker) and Megabothris acerbus (Jordan) (Siphonaptera), with notes on the significance of pronotal comb patterns. Am. Midland Nat. 98: 207-212.

28. Amin, O. M.1977.  Helminth parasites of some southeastern Lake Michigan fishes. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 44: 210-217.

29. Amin, O. M. and J. S. Mackiewicz. 1977.  Proreocephalus buplanensis Mayes, 1976 (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) from Semotilus atromaculatus in Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 44: 228-229.

30. Amin, O. M. 1977. (Book review). Regulation of parasite populations. G. w. Esch (ed.) Acad. Press, Inc., New York, 1977, 253p. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 106: 655-656.

31. Amin, O. M. 1977. Distribution of fish parasites from two southeast Wisconsin streams. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 65: 225-230.

32. Amin, O. M.1978.  Intestinal helminthes of some Nile fishes near Cairo, Egypt with redescriptions of Camallanus kirandensis Baylis 1928 (Nematoda) and Bothriocephalus aegyptiacus Rysavy and Moravec 1975. (Cestoda) J. Parasitol. 64: 93-101.

33. Amin, O. M. 1978.  Effect of host spawning on Echinorhynchus salmonis Muller, 1784. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) maturation and localization. J. Fish Dis. 1: 195-197.

34. Amin, O. M. 1978.  Notes on Dina lineata (O. F. Muller) Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae) from the gut of some Nile fishes in Egypt. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 45: 272-275.

35. Amin, O. M. 1978.  On the crustacean hosts of larval acanthocephalan and cestode parasites in southwestern Lake Michigan. J. Parasitol. 64(5): 842-845.

36. Amin, O. M. 1979.  Lymphicystis disease in Wisconsin fishes. J. Fish. Dis. 2: 207-217.

37. Amin, O. M. , L. A. Burns, and M. J. Redlin. 1980.  The ecology of Acanthocephalus parksedei Amin, 1975 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in its isopod intermediate host.  Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 74 : 37-46.

38. Amin, O. M. and F. G. Nwokike. 1980.  Prevalence of pinworm and whipworm infestations in institutionalized mental patients in Wisconsin, 1966-1976. Wis. Med. J. 79: 31-32.

39. Amin, O. M. and M. J. Redlin. 1980.  The effect of host species on growth and variability of Echinorhynchus salmonis Muller, 1784 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae), with special reference to the status of the genus. Syst. Parasitol. 2: 9-20.

40. Amin, O. M. 1980.  Helminth and arthropod parasites of some domestic animals in Wisconsin.  Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci., Arts, Lett. 68: 106-110 (Publ. May, 1982).

41. Amin, O. M. 1980.  Fessisentis tichiganensis sp. nov. (Acanthocephala: Fessisentidae) from Wisconsin fishes, with a key to species. J. Parasitol. 66: 1039-1045.

42. Amin, O. M. 1981.  Leeches (Hirudinea) from Wisconsin, and a description of the spermatophore of Placobdella ornata.  Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 100: 42-51.

43. Amin, O. M. 1981. On the crustacean ectoparasites of fishes from southeast Wisconsin. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 100: 142-150.

44.  Amin, O. M. 1981.  The seasonal distribution of Echinorhynchus salmonis (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) among rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax Mitchell, in Lake Michigan. J. Fish. Biol. 19: 467-474.

45. Amin, O. M.1982. Acanthocephala. In Synopsis and classification of living organisms, S. P. Parker, ed. McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, pp. 467-474.

46. Amin, O. M. and D. G. Meyer. 1982.  Paracreptotrematina limi gen. et sp. nov. (Digenea: Allocreadiidae) from the mudminnow, Umbra limi. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 185-188.

47. Amin, O. M.1982.  Adult trematodes (Digenea) from lake fishes of southeastern Wisconsin, with a key to species of the genus Crepidostomum Braun, 1900 in North America. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 196-206.

48. Amin, O. M.1982.  Two larval trematodes (Strigeoidea) of fishes in south eastern Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 207-213.

49. Amin, O. M. 1982.  Description of larval Acanthocephalus parksedei Amin, 1975 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from its isopod intermediate host. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 49: 235-245.

50. Amin, O. M. 1982.  The significance of pronotal comb patterns in flea-host lodging adaptations. Wiadomosci Parazytol. 28: 93-94 (in English and Polish, publ. 1983).

51. Amin, O. M. 1983.  Labarotory Manual for Organismal Biology, Zoology. Univ. Wis. Parkside Press, 103p.

52. Amin, O. M. and M. E. Wagner. 1983.  Further notes on the function of pronotal combs in fleas (Siphonaptera). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 76: 232-234.

53. Amin, O. M. and E. H. Williams, Jr. 1983.  Acanthocephalus alabamensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from Alabama fishes. J. Parasitol. 69: 764-768.

54. Amin, O. M. 1984.  Camallanid and other nematode parasites of lake fishes in southeastern Wisconsin. Proc. Helminthol, Soc. Was. 51(1): 78-84.

55. Amin, O. M. , F. H. Nahhas, F. Al-Yamani, and R. Abu-Hakima. 1984.  On three acanthocephalan species from some Arabian Gulf fishes off the coast of Kuwait. J. Parasitol. 70: 168-170.

56. Amin, O. M. 1984.  Variability and redescription of Acanthocephalus dirus (Van Cleave, 1931) Van Cleave and Townsend, 1936 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in North America. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 51: 225-237.

57. Amin, O. M. and D. G. Huffman. 1984.  Interspecific variability in the genus Acanthocephalus (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from North American freshwater fishes, with a key to species. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 51: 238-240.

58. Amin, O. M.1985.  Hosts and geographical distribution of Acanthocephalus (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from North American freshwater fishes, with a discussion of species relationships. Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 51: 210-220.

59. Amin, O. M.1985.  The relationship between the size of some salmonid fishes and the intensity of their acanthocephalan infections. Can. J. Zool. 63: 924-927.

60. Amin, O. M.1985.  Classification.  In Biology of the Acanthocephala. D. W. T. Crompton and B. B. Nickol, eds. Cambridge Univ. Press, 27-72.

61.  Amin, O. M. 1985.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Neoechinorhynchus roberbaueri n. sp. from Erimyzon sucetta (Lacepede), with a key to species of genus Neoechinorhynchus Hamann, 1892 from North American freshwater fishes. J. Parasitol. 71: 312-318.

62.  Amin, O. M. 1986.  Caryophyllaiedae (Cestoda) from lake fishes in Wisconsin with a description of Isoglaridacris multivitellaria sp. n. from Erimyzon sucetta (Catostomidae). Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 53: 48-58.

63.  Amin, O. M. 1986.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Host and seasonal distribution of species of the genus Neoechinohynchus Hamann, 1987. J. Parasitol. 72: 111-118.

64. Amin, O. M. and J. C. Vignieri, 1986.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Numerical and structural-functional relationships of the giant nuclei in Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus (Neoechinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 72: 88-94.

65. Amin, O. M. and J. C. Vignieri, 1986.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The giant nuclei pattern in Neoechinorhynchus robertbaueri and N. prolixoides (Neoechinorhynchidae). Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 53: 184-194.

66. Amin, O. M. 1986. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Morphometric growth of Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus (Neoechinorhynchidae) and taxonomic implications. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 105: 375-380.

67. Amin, O. M. 1986.  On the species and populations of the genus Acanthocephalus from North American freshwater fishes: cladistic analysis. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 94: 574-579.

68. Amin, O. M. 1987.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Ecology and host relationships of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli (Pomphorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 73 : 278-289.          

69. Amin, O. M. 1987. Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Morphometric growth of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli (Pomphorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 73: 806-810.

70. Amin, O. M. 1987.  Key to families and subfamilies of Acanthocephala, with the erection of a new class (Polyacanthocephala) and a new order (Polyacanthorhyndiae). J. Parasitol. 73: 1216-1219.

71. Amin, O. M.1988.  Pathogenic micro-organisms and helminthes in sewage products, Arabian Gulf, Country of Bahrain. Am. J. Publ. Hlth. 78: 314-315.

72. Amin, O. M. 1988.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: on the ecology of Leptorhynchoides thecatus (Rhadinorhynchidae). Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 55: 252-255.

73. Amin, O. M. 1989.  Abnormalities in some helminth parasites of fish. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 108: 27-39.

74. Amin, O. M. and D. Larsen. 1989.  Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: a biochemical profile of Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus (Neoechinorhynchidae). Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 108: 309-315.

75. Amin, O. M. 1989.  The status of malaria in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf. J. Univ. Kuwait (Sci.). 16: 135-141.

76.  Amin, O. M. 1990. (Book review).  Guide to the parasites of fishes of Canada.  Part III.  Acanthocephala (by H. P. Arai) and Cnidaria (by M. N. Arai). Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aqua. Sci. 107, 95 p. J. Parasitol. 76 : 310-311.

77. Amin, O. M. 1990.  Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The ecology and pathology of Proteocephalus ambloplitis plerocercoids in their fish intermediate hosts.  J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 57: 113-119.

78. Amin, O. M. and M. Cowen. 1990.  Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: the ecology and pathology of Proteocephalus ambloplitis and Haplobothrium globuliformis in bass and bowfin.  J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 57: 120-131.

79. Amin, O. M. 1990.  Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: Occurrence of Proteocephalus in Esox and other fish species.  J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 57: 132-139.

80. Amin, O. M. , O. N. Bauer, and E. G. Sidorov. 1991.  The description of Paralongicollum nemacheili n. gen., n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) from freshwater  fishes in Kazakh S. S. R. J. Parasitol. 77: 26-31.

81. Amin, O. M. and H. A. Heckmann. 1991.  Description of Polymorphus splindlatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from the heron, Nycticorax nycticorax in Peru. J. Parasitol. 77: 201-205.

82. Amin, O. M. 1991.  Helminth parasites from some Tichigan lake fishes in southeast Wisconsin. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 58: 255-260.

83. Amin, O. M. 1992.  Redescription of Hebesoma violentum Van Cleave, 1928 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae). J. Parasitol. 78: 30-33.

84. Amin, O. M. and R. A. Heckmann. 1992.  Description and pathology of Neoechinorhynchus idahoensis n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) in Catostomus coumbianus from Idaho. J. Parasitol. 78: 34-39.

85.  Amin, O. M. 1992. Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The ecology and interspecific relationships of bothriocephalid cestodes in walleye, Stizostedion vitreum J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 59: 76-82

86.  Amin, O. M. and M. Gunset. 1992. The pattern of giant nuclei in Neoechinorhynhus rutili (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae). Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 111: 65-69.

87.  Amin, O. M. and M. A. Boraini. 1992.  Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: The morphological identity of Proteocephalus ambloplitis. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 111: 193-198.

88.  Amin, O. M. , F. H. Whitaker, K. M. Klueber, and J. Hoffpauir. 1993. Ultrastructural changes in the body wall of Neoechinorhynchus cylindratus(Acanthocephala) associated with reproductive activity. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 112: 208-216.

89.  Jun, L., L. Shang-Jun. Amin, O. M., and Z. Yumei. 1993.  Blood-feeding of the gerbil flea Nosopsyllus laeviceps kuzenkovi (Yagubyants) vector of plague in Inner Mongolia, China. Med. Vet. Entomol. 7: 54-58.

90. Amin, O. M. , L. Jun, L. Shangjun, Z. Yumei, and S. Lianzhi. 1993.  Development and longevity of Nosopsyllus laeviceps kuzenkovi (Siphonaptera) from Inner Mongolia under laboratory conditions. J. Parasitol. 79: 193-197.

91.  Amin, O. M. , C. A. Dickey, and A. R. Spallato. 1993.  The impact of chemical rehabilitation on the parasitic fauna of fish in a Wisconsin lake. Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci, Arts, Lett. 81:1-5.

92.  Amin, O. M. 1992.  Review of the genus Polymorphus Luhe, 1911 (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae), with the synonymization of Hexaglandula Petrochenko, 1950 and Subcorynosoma Hoklova, 1967, and a key to the species. Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 12:115-123 (publ. 1993).

93.  Amin, O. M. and F. M. Nahhas. 1994.  Acanthocephala of marine fishes, with descriptions of Filisoma longcementglandatus n. sp., Neorhadinorhynchus macrospinosus n. sp. (Cavisomidae), and gravid females of Rhadinorhynchus johnstoni (Rhadinorhynchidae); with keys to species of the genera Filisoma and Neorhadinorhynchus. J. Parasitol. 80: 768-774.

94.  Amin, O. M. , C. l. Kramer, and S. J. Upton. 1995.  Macracanthorhynchus ingens (Acanthocephala: Oligacanthorhynchidae) from a dog, Canis familiaris, In Kansas. Texas J. Sci.

95. Amin, O. M. and B. S. Dezfuli. 1995.  Taxonomic notes on Polyacanthorhynchus kenyensis (Acanthocephala: Polyacanthorhynchidae) from Lake Naivasha, Kenya. J. Parasitol. 81: 69-76.

96. Amin, O. M. , R. A. Heckmann, R. Mesa, and E. Mesa. 1994.  Description and host relationships of cystacanths of Polymorphus spindlatus (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from their paratenic fish hosts in Peru. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 62: 249-253.

97. Amin, O. M. 1994.  Relationships in Parasitology. Explore Part I. 5: 5-8.

98.  Amin, O. M.1995. Relationships in Parasitology. Part II. 6:19-22.

99. Amin, O. M.,C. L. Kramer and S. J. Upton. 1995. First report of the acanthocephalan Macracanthocephalus ingens from the domestic dog Canis familiaris in Kansas. Texas J. Sci. 47: 69-72.

100. Amin, O. M. and M. D. Dailey. 1996.  Redescription of Dollfusentis heteracanthus (Acanthocephala: Illiosentidae) from bonefish, Albula vulpes, in the West Indies. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 31-34.

101. Amin, O. M. and O. Sey. 1996. Acanthocephala from Arabian Gulf fishes off Kuwait, with descriptions of Neoechinorhynchus dimorphospinus sp. n. (Neoechinorhynchidae), Tegorhynchus holospinus sp. n. (Illiosentidae), Micraacanthorhynchina kuwaitensis sp. n. (Rhadinorhynchidae), and Slendrorhynchus breviclaviproboscis gen. n., sp. n. (Diplosentidae); and key to species of the genus Micracanthorhynchina. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 201-210.

102. Amin, O. M. ,R. A. Heckmann, V. Inchausty and R. Vasquez. 1996.  Immature Polyacanthorhynchus rhopalorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Polyacanthorhynchidae) in venton, Hoplias malabaricus (Pisces) from Moca Vie River, Bolivia, with notes on its apical organ and histopathology. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 115-119.

103. Amin, O. M.and R. M. Pitts. 1996.  Moniliformis clarki (Acanthocephala: Moniliformidae) from the pocket gopher, Geomys bursarius missouriensis, in Missouri. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 144-145.

104. Amin, O. M.and W. L. Minckley. 1996.  Parasites of some fish introduced into an Arizona Reservoir, with notes on introductions. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 63: 193-200.

105. Amin, O. M.1996. Parasite infections of humans, diagnosis and pathology. A 5-part video tape series. Center Improv. Human Funct., Intern. Wichita, KS.

106.Amin, O. M. 1996. Facial cutaneous dermatitis associated with arthropod presence. Explore 7: 62-64.

107. Amin, O. M. and A. Canaris. 1997. Description of Neolacunisoma geraldschmidti gen. n., sp. n., (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from South African Shorebirds. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 64: 275-280.

108. Amin, O. M.1997.  Prevalence and host relationships of intestinal protozoan infections during the summer of 1996.  Explore 8: 29-34.

109. Amin, O. M.and M. Dailey. 1998.  Description of Mediorhynchus papillosus (Acanthocephala: Gigantorhynchidae) from a Colorado, USA, population, with a discussion of morphology and geographical variability. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 65: 189-200.

110. Amin, O. M. and W. L. Bullock. 1998.  Neoechinorhynchus rostratum sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the eel, Anguilla rostrata, in estuarine waters of northeastern North America. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 65: 169-173.

111. Amin, O. M. and K. O. Amin 1998. Herbal Remedies for parasitic infections.  Explore 8: 1-59.

112. Amin, O. M. 1998.  Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States: Acanthocephala. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS, U. S. Dept. Comm. 28pp.

113. Amin, O. M. 1998. Seasonal prevalence and host relationships of Cyclospora cayetanensis in North America during 1996. Parasitol. Intern. 47: 53-58.

114. Amin, O. M.and L. Margolis. 1998.  Redescription of Bolbosoma capitatum (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from false killer whale off Vancouver Island, with taxonomic reconsideration of the species and a synonymy of B. physeteris. J. Helminthol Soc. Wash. 65: 179-188.

115. Amin, O. M. , C. Wongsawad, T. Marayong, P. Saehoong, S. Suwattanacoupt and O. Sey. 1998.  Spaerechinorhynchus macropisthospinus sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Plagiorhynchidae) from lizards, frogs, and fish in Thailand. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 65: 174-178.

116. Amin, O. M. 1999. Understanding parasites. Explore 9: 11-13.

117. Amin, O. M.1999.  Detecting microbes. In Optimal Digestion, T. W. Nickols and N. Faass, eds. Avon Books, Inc. N. Y. 145-152.

118. Amin, O. M.and S. S. Hendrix. 1999. Acanthocephala of cichlids (Pisces) in Lake Malawi, Africa, with a description of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) malwawiensis sp. n. (Quadrigyridae) from Labeo cylindricus Peters, 1852 (Cyprindae). J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 66: 47-55.

119.Amin, O. M. , A. G. Canaris and M. Kinsella. 1999.  A taxonomic reconsideration of the genus Plagiorhynchus s. lat. (Acanthocephala: Plagiorhynchidae), with descriptions of South African Plagiorhynchus (Prosthorhynchus) cylindratus from shore birds and P. (P.). malayensis, and a key to the species of the subgenus Prosthorhynchus. J. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 66: 123-132.

120. Amin, O. M.2000. Evaluation of a new system for the fixation, concentration, and staining of intestinal parasites in fecal specimens, with critical observations on the trichrome stain. J. Microbiol. Meth. 39: 127-132.

121. Amin, O. M., W. S. Eidelman, W. Domke, J. Bailey and G. Pfeifer. 2000.  An unusual case of anisakiasis in California, U. S. A. Comp. Parasitol. 67: 71-75.

122. Amin, O. M. , R. A. Heckmann, N. V. Ha, P. V. Luc and P. N. Doanh. 2000.  Revision of the genus Pallisentis (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) with the erection of three new subgenera, the description of Pallisentis (Brevitritospinus) vietnamensis subgen. et. sp. n., a key to species of Pallisentis, and the description of a new quadrigyrid genus, Pararaosentis gen. n. Comp. Parasitol. 67: 40-50

123. Amin, O. M. 2000. Acanthocephala in the Neotropical region.  In Matazoan parasites in the neotropics.  A systematic and ecological perspective, G. Salgado-Maldonado, A. N. G. Aldrete and V. M. Vidal-Martinez, eds. Inst. Biol., UNAM, Mexico, 167-174.

124. Amin, O. M. , R. S. S. Al Sady, F. T. Mhaisen and S. F. Bassat. 2001.  Neoechinorhynchus iraqensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the freshwater mullet, Liza abu (Heckel), in Iraq. Comp. Parasitol. 68: 108-111.

125. Amin, O. M.2001.  Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS): a new disorder. Explore 10: 55-56.

126. Amin, O. M. 2001. Neoechinorhynchus didelphis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinrohynchidae) from the redfin pickerel, Esox americanus, in Georgia, U. S. A. Comp. Parasitol. 68: 103-107.

127. Amin, O. M. 2002.  Seasonal prevalence of intestinal parasites in the United States during 2000. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 66: 799-803.

128. Amin, O. M. , M. F. A. Saoud and K. S. R. Alkuwari. 2002.  Neoechinorhynchus qatarensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the blue-barred flame parrot fish, Scarus ghobban Forsskal, 1775, in Qatari waters of the Arabian Gulf. Parasitol. Intern. 51: 171-176.

129. Amin, O. M. 2002.  Revision of Neoechinorhynchus Stiles and Hassall, 1905 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) with keys to 88 species in two subgenera. Syst. Parasitol. 53; 1-18.

130. Amin, O. M. , S.  M. A. Abdullah and F. T. Mhaisen. 2003.  Description of Pomphorhynchus spindletruncatus sp. n.(Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in northern Iraq, with the erection of a new Pomphorhynchid genus, Pyriproboscis gen. n., and keys to genera of Pomphorhynchidae and species of Pomphorhynchus. Syst. Parasitol. 54:229-235.

131. Amin, O. M. and H. Taraschewski. 2003.  Description of subadult Pallisentis (Pallisentis) rexus (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from the vertebrate intermediate host in Thailand with an examination of the species identity. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 116: 215-221 .

132. Amin, O. M.2003.  Evaluation of Trichrome-PLUS stain, a new permanent stain and procedure for intestinal parasites in fecal specimens.Explore 12: 4-9.

133.  Amin, O. M. 2003. Ancient Egyptian medicine. Explore 12: 7-15.

134. Amin, O. M.2003.  On the diagnosis and management of neurocutaneous syndrome (NCS), a toxicity disorder from dental sealants. Explore 12: 1-5.

135. Amin, O. M., S..M. A. Abdullah and F. T. Mhaisen. 2003. Neoechinorhynchu (Neoechinorhynchus) zabensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae)from freshwater fish in northern Iraq. Folia Parasitol. 50: 293-297.

136. Amin, O. M. 2004.  Toxicity from dental sealants causing neurocutaneous syndrome (NCS), a dermatological and neurological disorder. J. Holist. Dent. Assoc.  2004: 1-15. 

137. Amin, O. M.,R. A. Heckmann and N. V. Ha. 2004. On the immature stages of Pallisentis (Pallisentis) celatus (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from occasionalhosts in Vietnam.

138. Amin, O. M., K. Nagasawa and M. J. Grygier. 2004. Seasonal and host distribution of fish acanthocephalans from the Lake Biwa Basin, Japan.

139. Amin, O. M. 2004. Occurrence of the subgenus Acanthosentis Verma & Datta,1929 (Acanthocephala; Quadrigyridae) in Japan, with the description of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) alternatspinus sp. n. and A. (A.) parareceptaclis sp.n. from Lake Biwa drainage fishes and a key to species of the subgenus. Syst.Parasitol. 60: 125-137.

140. Amin, O. M. 2004. On the course of neurocutaneous syndrome (NCS) and its pseudo-diagnosis by medical professionals. Explore 13: 4-9.

141.Amin, O. M.2004. On the diagnosis and management of neurocutaneoussyndrome, a toxicity disorder from dental sealants. CA Dent. Assoc. J. 32: 657-663.

142. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann and N. V. Ha. 2004. On the immature stages of Pallisentis (Pallisentis) celatus (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from occasional Fish hosts in Vietnam. Raffles Bull. Zool. 52: 593-598.

143. Amin, O. M.2005. Detecting microbes. In Optimal Digestive Health, T. W. Nichols & N. Faass, Eds., Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vemont. 130-137.

144.  Amin, O. M. 2005. Trends in annual, seasonal, geographical and host distribution,and symptomology of Blastocystis hominis infections in the United States. Explore14: 11-19.

145. Amin, O. M.and K. W. Christison. 2005. Neoechinorhynchus(Neoechinorhynchus) dorsovaginatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the dusky kob Agyrosomus japonicus (Sciaenidae) on the southern coast of South Africa. Syst. Parasitol. 61: 173-179.

146. Amin, O. M.2005. Dental products causing Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS)symptoms in NCS patients. Explore 14: 57-64.

147. Amin, O. M.2005. The epidemiology of Blastocystis hominis in the United States.Res. J. Parasitol. 1: 1-11

148. Amin, O. M. 2006. An overview of Neuro-Cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) with aspecial reference to symptomology. Explore 15: 41-49.

149. Amin, O. M. 2006. On the diagnosis and management of Neurocutaneous Syndrome(NCS), a toxicity desorder from dental sealants. Townsend Letter # 276: 85-90.

150. Amin, O. M. 2007. Prevalence, distribution and host relationships ofCryptosporidium parvum (Protozoa), infections in the United States, 2003-2005.Explore 16: 22-28.

151. Amin, O. M. ,R. Heckmann and M. D. Standing. 2007. The structural-functional  relationship of the para-receptacle structure in Acanthocephala. Comp. Parasitol.74:383-387.   

152. Heckmann, R., Amin, O. M.and M. D. Standing. 2007. Chemical analysis of metals    in acanthocephalans utilizing Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDXA) in conjunction with scanning electron microscope (SEM). Comp. Parasitol. 74: 388- 391.

153. Amin, O. M. , K. Nagazawa, and M. Grygier. 2007. Host and seasonal distribution ofFish acanthocephalans from the Lake Biwa basin, Japan. Comp. Parasitol. 74: 244-253.

154. Amin, O. M.2007. The face of Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS): new cases,recovery, and perspectives. Explore 16: 1-11.

155. Amin, O. M. 2007. Understanding parasites. Extraordinary Technology 5: 59-64.

156. Amin, O. M. , N. V. Ha and R. Heckmann. 2008. New and already known acanthocephalans from amphibians and reptiles in Vietnam, with keys to species of  Pseudoacanthocephalus Petrochenko, 1956 (Echinorhynchidae)and Sphaerechinorhynchus Johnston & Deland, 1929 (Plagiorhynchidae). J.Parasitol. 94: 181-189.

157. Amin, O. M. , N. V. Ha and R. Heckmann. 2008. New and already known acanthocephalans mostly from mammals in Vietnam, with descriptions of two new genera and species in Archiacanthocephala. J. Parasitol. 94: 194-201.

158. Amin, O. M. , C. V. Oosterhout, J. Blais, R. L. Robinson, and J. Cable. 2008. On theecology and host relationships of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) tilapiae(Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from cichlids in Lake Malawi. Comp. Parasitol. 75: 278-282.

159. Amin, O. M. , N. V. Ha, and R. Heckmann. 2008. Four new species ofacanthocephalans from birds in Vietnam. Comp. Parasitol. 75: 200-214.

160. Amin, O. M. and N. V. Ha. 2008. On a new acanthocephalan family and a new order  from birds in Vietnam. J. Parasitol. 94: 1305-1310.

161. Amin, O. M. 2008. Epidemiology of Cryptosporidium parvum infections in theUnited States. Parasitologists United J. 1: 15-22.

162. Amin, O. M. , F. Thielen, M. Münderle, H. Taraschewski and B. Sures. 2008. Description of a new echinorhynchid species (Acanthocephala)  from the  European eel, Anguilla anguilla, in Germany, with a key to species of Acanthocephalus in Europe. J. Parasitol. 94: 1299-1304.

163. Amin, O. M. and P. M. Muzzall. 2008. Redescription of  Neoechinorhynchus tenellus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from Esox lucius and Sander vitreus, among other freshwater fish, in Michigan, USA. Comp. Parasitol. 76:44-50.

164.  McAllister, C. and O. Amin. 2008. Acanthocephalan parasites (Echinorhynchida: Heteracanthocephalidae; Pomphorhynchidae) from the pirate perch(Percopsiformes: Aphredoderidae), from the Caddo River, Arkansas. J. Arkansas Acad. Sci. 62: 151-152.

165.  Amin, O. M. , R. A. Heckmann, N. A. Radwan, J. S. Mantuano, and M. A. Z.Alcivar. 2009. Redescription of Rhadinorhynchus ornatus (Acanthocephala: Rhadinorhynchidae) from skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, collected in thePacific Ocean off South America, with special reference to new morphologicalfeatures. J. Parasitol. 95: 656-664.  

166. Amin, O. M. and R. Heckmann. 2009. Description of  Neoechinorhynchus (Neoechinorhynchus) buckneri n. sp. from the blacktailed redhorse Moxostoma poecilurum (Catostomidae) in the Tchoutacabouffa River, Mississippi, with a key to species of Neoechinorhynchus with dorso-ventral body wall diversification,and an analysis of its chemical composition. Comp. Parasitol. 76: 154-161 .  

167. Amin, O. M. 2009. Detecting microbes. Explore 18: 10-13.

168. Salgado-Maldonado, G. and Amin, O. M. 2009. Acanthocephala of the Gulf ofMexico (p. 539-552). In Gulf of Mexico, origin, waters, and biota, vol. 1,Biodiversity (D. L. Felder and D. K. Camp, eds.). Texas A & M Univ. Press.

169. Amin, O. M. 2009. Recovering from Morgellons and Neurocutaneous Syndrome (NCS): patients’ perspectives. Explore 18: 1-8.

170. Amin, O. M. 2010. In their own words. Or: symptoms of Morgellons and Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) upon first examination at the Parasitology Center, inc. (PCI). Explore 19: 1-8.       

171. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, A. Halajian, and A. Eslami. 2010. The description of  Sphaerirostris picae (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from magpie, Pica  pica, in Northern Iran , with special reference to unusual receptacle structures and notes on histopathology. J. Parasitol. 96: 561-568.

172. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, C. Pena, and T. Castro. 2010. On the larval stages of  Polymorphus spindlatus (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) from a new fish host, Oreochromis niloticus, in Peru . Neotrop. Helminthol. 4: 81-85.

173. Heckmann, R. A., M. C. Oguz, O. M. Amin, S. Dusen, Y. Tepe, and B. Aslan. 2010. Host and geographical distribution of  Pomphorhynchus spindletruncatus (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae), with enhanced descriptions from new fish and amphibian hosts using SEM, and histopathological notes. Sci. Parasitol. 11:  129-139.

174. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, and N. V. Ha. 2011. Description of Heterosentis holospinus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Arhythmacanthidae) from the striped eel catfish Plotosus lineatus in Halong Bay , Vietnam , with a key to species of Heterosentis and reconsideration of the subfamilies of Arhythmacanthidae. Comp. Parasitol. 78: 29-38.  

175. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, and N. V. Ha. 2011. Description of two new species of  Rhadinorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Rhadinorhynchidae) from marine fish in Halong Bay , Vietnam , with a key to species. Acta Parasitologica 56: 67-77.

176. Amin, O. M., N. V. Ha, and H. D. Ngo. 2011. First report of Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from marine fish of the eastern seaboard of Vietnam , with the description of six species. Parasite. 18: 21-34.

177. Amin, O. M. and N. V. Ha. 2011. On four species of echinorhynchid acanthocephalans from marine fish in Halong Bay , Vietnam , including three new species and a key to the species of Gorgorhynchus. Parasitol. Res. 109: 841-847.

178. Heckmann, R. A., O. M. Amin, Y. Tepe, S. Dusen , and M. C. Oguz. 2011.  Acanthocephalus ranae (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from amphibians in Turkey , with special reference to new morphological features revealed by SEM, and histopathology. Sci. Parasitol.

179. Oguz, M. C., O. M. Amin, R. A. Heckmann, Y. Tepe, G. J. Gholizadeh, B. Aslan, And M. Malek. 2011. The discovery of Neoechinorhynchus zabensis (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from cyprinid fishes in Turkey and Iran , with a special reference to new morphological features revealed by SEM. Turkish J. Zoology. In press.

180. Amin, O. M., M. C. Oguz, R. A. Heckmann, Y. Tepe, Y. Kvach. 2011. The description of Acanthocephaloides irregularis n. sp. (Acanthocephala:Arhythmacanthidae) from marine fish off the Ukranian Black Sea coast. Syst. Parasitol. 80: 125-135.

181. Amin, O. M. 2011. Prevalence of infections with pathogenic bacteria in fecal specimens of patients with GI symptoms but without intestinal parasites. Explore. 20: 16-21.

182. Amin, O. M. 2011. The significance of bio-markers in the interpretation of comprehensive stool analysis results. Explore 20: 21-24.

183. Amin, O. M. 2011. The contribution of pathogenic bacteria to GI symptoms in parasite-free patients. J. Bacteriol. and Parasitol. 2: 109-112.

184. Boorom, K., H. Moussa, L. Nimiri, O. Amin. 2011. Middle Eastern Scientists take the lead in research on world’s most prevalent protozoal infection. MedLab, 1: 24-27.

185. Amin, O. M. 2011. The Significance of Biomarkers in the Interpretation of Comprehensive Stool Analysis for Parasite Diagnosis. Parasitol. United J.

186. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, A. Halajian, A. M. El-Naggar. 2011. The morphology of a unique population of Corynosoma strumosum (Acanthocephala:Polymorphidae) from the Caspian Seal, Pusa caspica, in the land-locked Caspian Sea using SEM, with special notes on histopathology. Acta Parasitol. 56: 438-445.

187. Amin, O. M. 2011. The significance of biomarkers in the interpretation of comprehensive stool analysis for parasite diagnosis. Parasitol. United J. 4: 231-234.

188. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, and A. M. El-Naggar. 2011. Revisiting the morphology of Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in Europe, using SEM. Sci. Parasitol. 12: 197-201.

189. Amin, O. M. 2012. Pathogenic bacteria associated with GI symtoms in parasite-free Patients. Townsend Letter. 342: 70-74.

190. Amin, O. M., R. A. Heckmann, A. Sahara, S. Yudhanto. 2012. The finding of  Mediorhynchus gallinarum (Acanthocephala: Gigantorhynchidae) in chickens from Indonesia , with expanded description using SEM. Acta Parasitol.

191. Amin, O. M. and R. A. Heckmann. 2012. An SEM study of  Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) tilapiae (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from Africa documenting previously unreported features and host parasite interface. Sci. Parasitol.

192. Amin, O. M. 2012. A comprehensive study of dental materials and their toxic ingredients associated with neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) and Morgellons, with notes on research background. Explore 21: 14-23.

193. Amin, O. M., S. Dusen, M. C. Oguz. 2012. Review of the helminth parasites of Turkish anurans (Amphibia). Sci. Parasitol. 13: 1-16.

194. Heckmann, R. A., O. M. Amin, N. A. E. Radwan, M. D. Standing, D. L. Eggett.  2012. Comparative chemical element analysis using Energy Disruptive X-ray Microanalysis (EDXA) for four species of Acanthocephala. Sci. Parasitol. 13: 27-35.

195. Heckmann, R. A., O. M. Amin, N. A. E. Radwan, M. D. Standing, D. L. Eggett. 2012. Fine structure and Energy Disruptive X-ray Analysis (EDXA) of the proboscis hooks of Rhadinorhynchus ornatus, Van Cleave 1918 (Rhadinorhynchidae:Acanthocephala). Sci. Parasitol. 13: 37-43.





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