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Laboratory of Parasitology
Phone (+994 12) 5397482 
Chief  Gara Huseyn oglu Fataliyev

Doctor of biological sciences 

Total number of employees 19
Basic activity directions   Variety, distribution, origin and formation of parasites species; Micromorphology, ultrastructure, histochemical indicators, dynamics of parasites; Biology and individual development of parasites; Vulnerability of infections with parasitic depending on their seasonal, environmental factors, population and age structure; Comparative-ecological analysis of parasitic fauna of water animals; Biochemical bases of parasitic-bond relations; Epizootological and epidemiological importance of parasites from various systematic groups;

Influence of antihelmint preparations on parasites;

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of parasitic diseases of fish;

Identification of species of mammals, reptiles, birds and plants helminths, their bioecological features, distribution of landscape-ecological zones, ways of formation of helminth fauna, determination of epidemiological and epizootic significance of helminths and preparation of preventive measures against them, development of major helminths discovering natural warmth.

Main scientific achievements  371 types of parasites belonging to various classification groups have been studied according to the study of the species, phosphorus, echocogeny, fauna origin and fossilization of the Caspian Sea fish parasites. Ecological, zoogeographical and epizootic analysis of parasites has been carried out in the Azerbaijani internal water basins, especially in the waters of the Kur River basin and in the coastal zone of the Caspian Sea. Two new genus and 26 new species have been identified for science. A complex zooparazitological and populations-ecological study of trematod fauna of Mollusks spreading in fresh water basins of Azerbaijan has been realized and these invertebrates have been identified as the first intermediary of about 200 trematodes in the country. It was identified that the unique trematod fauna found in Melanopsis praemorsa L., 1758 molluscs which is an object of complex parasitological research for the first time on the territory of Azerbaijan has not ever been found anywhere in the world and in any other owner. Micromorphological images and corresponding morphological descriptions of 33 species of cercariine noted for the first time for science have been developed and the specimen has been documented; The fauna, morphology, biology and ecology of the primitive blood parasites of fish-vertebrates (fishes, amphibians and reptiles) have also been studied. Parasitic diseases spread in fishing farms of Azerbaijan and seriously damaging fisheries have been identified and their dependence on various factors has been determined; The composition of microsporids, which interacts with owners, effects on dynamics, geographical and seasonal dissemination have been investigated in the mosquito larvae. More than 800 scientific articles and 15 monographs were published, 8 men defended the dissertation for getting doctor of sciences and 27 men for Ph.D. in the Laboratory for over 40 years. 70 types of helminths belonging to trematod, cestode, acanthosefal and nematode form in rodents has been found for the first time. 2 species among them are new for Caucasian fauna and 9 species for the fauna of Azerbaijan. 19 species of ticks have been identified intermittently by monies that parasitic animals for the first time in Azerbaijan. Species of Centrorhynchus itatsinis, Taenia servi, T.laticollis, Plagiorchis elegans, Pharyngostomum cordatum, Euparyphium melis, Diplopylidium scryabini and Rictularia affinis have been found for 26 species of helminths found in wild and populous animals for the first time. A new owner for 7 types of helmint has firstly been identified.