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The Biology of Parasites.

Author: Richard LuciusBrigitte Loos-FrankRichard P LaneRobert PoulinCraig RobertsAll authors
Publisher: Berlin : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015.
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Filling the gap for a textbook combining classical parasitology with the latest research results from cell and molecular biology, this unique volume covers each class of animal parasites, including  Read more...

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Lucius, Richard.
Biology of Parasites.
Berlin : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lucius; Brigitte Loos-Frank; Richard P Lane; Robert Poulin; Craig Roberts; Richard K Grencis; Ron Shankland; Renate FitzRoy
ISBN: 9783527698554 3527698558 9783527698561 3527698566
OCLC Number: 967891223
Notes: 4.4.6 Cimicidae€-€Bedbugs.
Description: 1 online resource (469 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 General Aspects of Parasite Biology; 1.1 Introduction to Parasitology and Its Terminology; 1.1.1 Parasites; 1.1.2 Types of Interactions Between Different Species; 1.1.3 Different Forms of Parasitism; 1.1.4 Parasites and Hosts; 1.1.5 Modes of Transmission; Further Reading; 1.2 What Is Unique About Parasites?; 1.2.1 A Very Peculiar Habitat: The Host; 1.2.2 Specific Morphological and Physiological Adaptations; 1.2.3 Flexible Strategies of Reproduction; Further Reading; 1.3 The Impact of Parasites on Host Individuals and Host Populations. Further Reading1.4 Parasite-Host Coevolution; 1.4.1 Main Features of Coevolution; 1.4.2 Role of Alleles in Coevolution; 1.4.3 Rareness Is an Advantage; 1.4.4 Malaria as an Example of Coevolution; Further Reading; 1.5 Influence of Parasites on Mate Choice; Further Reading; 1.6 Immunobiology of Parasites; 1.6.1 Defense Mechanisms of Hosts; 1.6.2 Immune Evasion; 1.6.3 Parasites as Opportunistic Pathogens; 1.6.4 Hygiene Hypothesis: Do Parasites Have a Good Side?; Further Reading; 1.7 How Parasites Alter Their Hosts; 1.7.1 Alterations of Host Cells. 1.7.2 Intrusion into the Hormonal System of the Host1.7.3 Changing the Behavior of Hosts; Further Reading; Chapter 2 Biology of Parasitic Protozoa; 2.1 Introduction; Further Reading; 2.2 Metamonada; 2.2.1 Giardia lamblia; Further Reading; 2.3 Parabasala; 2.3.1 Trichomonas vaginalis; 2.3.2 Tritrichomonas foetus; Further Reading; 2.4 Amoebozoa; 2.4.1 Entamoeba histolytica; 2.4.2 Entamoeba dispar; 2.4.3 Other Entamoeba Species; 2.4.4 Further Intestinal Amoebae; 2.4.5 Acanthamoeba; Further Reading; 2.5 Euglenozoa; 2.5.1 Cell Biology and Genome; 2.5.2 Phylogeny; 2.5.3 Trypanosoma brucei. 2.5.4 Trypanosoma congolense2.5.5 Trypanosoma vivax; 2.5.6 Trypanosoma evansi; 2.5.7 Trypanosoma equiperdum; 2.5.8 Trypanosoma cruzi; 2.5.9 Leishmania; 2.5.10 Leishmania tropica; 2.5.11 Leishmania donovani; 2.5.12 Leishmania braziliensis and Leishmania mexicana; Further Reading; 2.6 Alveolata; 2.6.1 Apicomplexa; 2.6.2 Coccidea; 2.6.3 Haematozoea; 2.6.4 Piroplasms; 2.6.5 Ciliophora; Further Reading; Chapter 3 Parasitic Worms; 3.1 Platyhelminths; 3.1.1 Digenea; Further Reading; 3.1.2 Cestoda; Further Reading; 3.2 Acanthocephala; Further Reading; 3.3 Nematoda; 3.3.1 Development; 3.3.2 Morphology. 3.3.3 Dorylaimea3.3.4 Chromadorea; Further Reading; Chapter 4 Arthropods; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Vector Concepts; 4.1.2 Impact of Bloodfeeding; Further Reading; 4.2 Acari€-€Mites and Ticks; 4.2.1 Morphology; 4.2.2 Development; 4.2.3 Anactinotrichida (= Parasitiformes); 4.2.4 Actinotrichida (= Acariformes); Further Reading; 4.3 Crustacea; 4.3.1 Argulus foliaceus; 4.3.2 Sacculina carcini; Further Reading; 4.4 Insecta; 4.4.1 Phthiraptera-Lice; 4.4.2 "Mallophaga"€-€Chewing Lice; 4.4.3 Anoplura€-€Sucking Lice; 4.4.4 Heteroptera€-€True Bugs; 4.4.5 Triatominae€-€Kissing Bugs.

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