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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

In Memoriam

Robert B. Short Dr. Robert B. Short,
Professor Emeritus, 1920-2007

Curriculum vitae
Obituary

Biographical information:

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1950

Research and Professional Interests:

Parasitology. Trematode systematics and life cycles. Systematics, development, and evolutionary significance of dicyemid Mesozoa. Distribution, fine structure, function, and significance in host-finding and recognition of sensory structures of parasitic flatworms. Chromosomes, sex determination, and systematics of schistosomes (Trematoda, Schistosomatidae).

Selected Publications:

Short, R. B., and A. I. Grossman. 1986. Chromosomes of Heterobilharzia americana (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) from Texas. J. Parasitol. 72:807-809.

Short, R. B., W. H. Teehan, and J. D. Liberatos. 1987. Chromosomes of Heterobilharzia americana (Digenea: Schistosomatidae), with ZWA sex determination, from Louisiana. J. Parasitol. 73:941-946.

Malek, E. A., R. B. Short, W. H. Teehan, and A. Jama. 1987. Differential susceptibility of snail hosts to Heterobilharzia americana from Texas and Louisiana. J. Parasitol. 73:872-873.

Teehan, W. H., and R. B. Short. 1989. Mitotic chromosomes of a species of Spirorchis (Trematoda: Spirorchiidae). J. Parasitol. 73:474-476.

Short, R. B., J. D. Liberatos, W. H. Teehan, and J. I. Bruce. 1989. Conventional Giemsa and C-banded chromosomes of seven strains of Schistosoma mansoni. J. Parasitol. 75:920-926.

Short, R. B. 1991. Marine Flora and Fauna of the Eastern United States: Dicyemida. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 100. U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.