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Advances in parasitology. Volume 36

Author: R Muller; J R Baker; D Rollinson
Publisher: London ; New York : Academic Press, 1995.
Series: Advances in parasitology, 36
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Advances in Parasitology is a series of up-to-date reviews of all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. It includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as typanosomiasis and scabies, and more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Advances in parasitology. Volume 36.
London ; New York : Academic Press, 1995
(DLC) 62022124
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Muller; J R Baker; D Rollinson
ISBN: 9780080580821 0080580823 0120317362 9780120317363
OCLC Number: 646756705
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Advances in Parasitology, Volume 36; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors to Volume 36; Preface; Chapter 1. Rare, New and Emerging Helminth Zoonoses; 1. Introduction; 2. Trematode Zoonoses; 3. Cestode Zoonoses; 4. Nematode Zoonoses; 5. Conclusions; References; Chapter 2. Population Genetics of Parasitic Protozoa and Other Microorganisms; 1. Introduction; 2. What is the Problem under Study?; 3. Techniques for the Study of Population Genetics of Microorganisms; 4. A Paradigm of the Clonal Model: Trypanosoma cruzi; 5. Other Parasitic Protozoa. 6. General Conclusion Concerning Parasitic Protozoa7. Extending the Clonal Model: Pathogenic Yeasts; 8. The Population Genetics of Bacteria; 9. Emerging Debates; 10. Two Main Kinds of Population Structure; 11. The Relevance of Time and Space for Population Genetics and Strain Typing of Microorganisms; 12. Population Genetics and the Notion of Species in Microorganisms; 13. Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgements; References; Appendix: Glossary; Chapter 3. The Biology of Fish Haemogregarines; 1. Introduction; 2. Life Cycles; 3. Structure and Development; 4. Seasonality; 5. Pathology. 6. Organisms that have been Confused with Fish Haemogregarines7. Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Appendix; Note Added in Proof; Chapter 4. The Taxonomy and Biology of Philophthalmid Eyeflukes; 1. Introduction; 2. The Genus Philophthalmus; 3. Eyefluke Disease; 4. Adult Stage; 5. Egg Stage; 6. Miracidium; 7. Redia; 8. Cercaria; 9. Metacercaria; 10. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5. Human Lice and Their Management; 1. Introduction; 2. Biology; 3. Population Structure; 4. Pathology; 5. Clinical Aspects; 6. Transmission and Epidemiology; 7. Treatment and Control. AcknowledgementsReferences; Chapter 6. Ticks and Lyme Disease; 1. Introduction; 2. The Discovery: History; 3. Seasonality; 4. Lyme Disease in the USA; 5. Tick Life Cycles; 6. Spirochaete Life Cycles; 7. Incubation Period; 8. Pathology; 9. Genetic Predisposition to Severe Pathology; 10. Pathogenesis; 11. Treatment; 12. Prognosis; 13. In Vitro Culture; 14. Experimental Use of Ticks in Xenodiagnosis and in Giving Live Infection; 15. The Genome; 16. Strain Variation; 17. Serodiagnosis; 18. Examples of International Research Outside the USA; 19. Infected Ticks; 20. Tick Host Potential. 21. Animals lmplicated as Reservoirs of Lyme Disease22. Incompetent/Non-susceptible (Though Often Antibody Positive); 23. Spirochaetes per Tick; 24. How Ticks are Infected; 25. Monitoring the Cycles; 26. Complex Modelling; 27. Risk Assessment; 28. Spatial Assessment; 29. Prevention; 30. Vaccination; References; Index.
Series Title: Advances in parasitology, 36
Responsibility: edited by J.R. Baker and R. Muller and D. Rollinson.

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