Natural History of Host-Parasite Interactions

Edited by

  • Joanne P. Webster, Royal Society University Fellow, Director M&E, Schistosome Control Initiative, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, UK

This volume covers a wide range of systems, exemplified by a broad spectrum of micro- and macro-parasites, impacting humans, domestic and wild animals and plants. It illustrates the importance of evolutionary considerations and concepts, both as thinking tools for qualitative understanding or as guiding tools for decision making in major disease control programs.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374787-7


"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing."--PARASITOLOGY "The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers."--ANNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY

Table of Contents

PrefaceJoanne P. Webster1. HLA-Mediated Control of HIV, and HIV Adaptation to HLARebecca Payne, Philippa Matthews, Julia Prado and Philip Goulder2. An Evolutionary Perspective on Parasitism as a Cause of CancerPaul W. Ewald3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers: the Diversity and Evolution of Manipulative Strategies in Host-Parasite InteractionsThierry Lefèvre, Shelley Adamo, David G. Biron, Dorothée Missé, David Hughes and Frédéric Thomas4. Evolutionary Drivers of Parasite-Induced Changes in Insect Life-History Traits: From Theory to Underlying MechanismsHilary Hurd5. Ecological Immunology of a Tapeworms’ Interaction with its Two Consecutive HostsKatrin Hammerschmidt and Joachim Kurtz6. Tracking Transmission of the Zoonosis Toxoplasma gondiiJudith E. Smith7. Parasites and Biological InvasionsAlison M. Dunn 8. Zoonoses in Wildlife: Integrating Ecology into ManagementFiona Mathews9. Understanding the Interaction between an Obligate Hyperparasitic Bacterium, Pasteuria penetrans and its Obligate Plant Parasitic Nematode Host, Meloidogyne spp.Keith G. Davies10. Host-Parasite Relations and Implications for ControlAlan Fenwick11. Onchocerca-Simulium Interactions and the Population and Evolutionary Biology of Onchocerca volvulusMaría-Gloria Basáñez, Thomas S. Churcher and María-Eugenia Grillet12. Microsporidians as Evolution-Proof Agents of Malaria Control?Jacob C. Koella, Lena Lorenz and Irka Bargielowski