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Infectious diseases and host-pathogen evolution

Author: Krishna R Dronamraju
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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It has long been recognised that an important factor in human evolution has been the struggle against infectious disease and, more recently, it has been revealed that complex genetic polymorphisms are the direct result of that struggle. As molecular biological techniques become more sophisticated, a number of breakthroughs in the area of host-pathogen evolution have led to an increased interest in this field. From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Infectious diseases and host-pathogen evolution.
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003055194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krishna R Dronamraju
ISBN: 051119577X 9780511195778 0511195117 9780511195112 9780511193682 0511193688 9780521820660 0521820669 9780511546259 0511546254
OCLC Number: 124039448
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 370 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Part I. J. B. S. Haldane: 1. Haldane's ideas in biology with special reference to disease and evolution James F. Crow; 2. JBS Haldane and the malaria hypothesis D. J. Weatherall; Part II. malarial parasites: 3. Evolutionary genetics of Plasmodium Falciparum, the agent of malignant malaria Stephen M. Rich and Francisco J. Ayala; 4. Evolutionary biology of malaria parasites Ananias A. Escalante and Altaf A. Lal; 5. G6PD deficiency and malarial resistance in humans: insights from evolutionary genetic analyses Sara A. Tishkoff and Brian C. Verrelli; 6. The enigma of vivax malaria and erythrocyte duffy-negativity Peter A. Zimmerman; Part III. Other Parasites: 7. Influenza evolution Robin M. Bush and Nancy J. Cox; 8. Free-living to free-wheeling: the evolution of Vibrio cholerae from innocence to infamy Rita R. Colwell, Shah M. Faruque and G. Balakrish Nair; 9. Evolutionary dynamics of Daphnia and their microparasites Tom Little and Dieter Ebert; 10. Human susceptibility to visceral Leishmaniasis (Leishmania donovani) and to Schistosomiasis (Schistosoma mansoni) is controlled by major genetic loci A. Dessein, B. Bucheton, L. Argiro, N. M. A. Elwali, V. Rodrigues, C. Chevillard, S. Marquet, Helia Dessein, S. H. El-Safi and L. Abel; Part IV. Genetic and Evolutionary Considerations: 11. The evolution of pathogen virulence in response to animal and public health interventions Andrew F. Read, Sylvain Gandon, Sean Nee and Margaret J. Mackinnon; 12. Infection and the diversity of regulatory DNA Lindsay G. Cowell, N. Avrion Mitchison and Brigitte Muller; 13. Genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases: the first half century Newton E. Morton; 14. The impact of human genetic diversity in the transmission and severity of infectious diseases Michel Tibayrenc; 15. Evolution and the etiology of diabetes mellitus Kyle D. Cochran and Gregory M. Cochran; 16. The future of human evolution Luca Cavalli-Sforza.
Responsibility: edited by Krishna R. Dronamraju.
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This book, originally published in 2004, is concerned with the links between human evolution and infectious disease.  Read more...

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