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Advances in parasitology. Volume 37

Author: John R Baker; Ralph Muller; D Rollinson
Publisher: London ; San Diego : Academic Press, ©1996.
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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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Advances in parasitology. Volume 37.
London ; San Diego : Academic Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)59660640
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Baker; Ralph Muller; D Rollinson
ISBN: 9780080580838 0080580831
OCLC Number: 276271186
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Advances in Parasitology, Volume 37; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors to Volume 37; Preface; Chapter 1. Nitric Oxide and Parasitic Disease; 1. Introduction; 2. The Rise of Nitric Oxide to Prominence in Biology; 3. Parasiticidal Effects of Nitric Oxide; 4. Malarial Pathology; 5. Implications for Treatment; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 2. Molecular Approaches to the Diagnosis of Onchocerciasis; 1. Introduction; 2. Parasitological Methods of Diagnosis; 3. Rapid Methods of Diagnosis; 4. Immunological Tests; 5. The Development of DNA Probe-based Assays for O. volvulus. 6. General Conclusions and Future DirectionsAcknowledgements; References; Chapter 3. The Evolution of Life History Strategies in Parasitic Animals; 1. Introduction; 2. Life History Theory; 3. Levels of Analysis; 4. Parasite Life Histories; 5. Effects of Hosts; 6. Environmental Effects; 7. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 4. The Helminth Fauna of Australasian Marsupials: Origins and Evolutionary Biology; 1. Introduction; 2. The Helminth Parasites of Australasian Marsupials; 3. The Evolution of the Marsupials; 4. Non-marsupial Mammals in Australia. 5. Helminth Parasites of Specific Marsupial Families6. Evolutionary Mechanisms; 7. Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5. Malarial Parasites of Lizards: Diversity and Ecology; 1. Introduction; 2. Diversity and Distribution; 3. Study Sites and General Methods; 4. Patterns in Prevalence; 5. Course of Infection; 6. Sex Ratio of Gametocytes; 7. Interaction Between Malaria Species; 8. Vector Biology; 9. Virulence in the Vertebrate Host; 10. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Index.
Responsibility: edited by J.R. Baker, R. Muller and D. Rollinson.

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