Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

1st Edition - June 2, 2008

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  • Editors: D. Rollinson, S.I. Hay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080879000
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742292

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First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications. Eclectic volumes are supplemented by thematic volumes on various topics including Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in Epidemiology and The Evolution of Parasitism--A phylogenetic perspective.


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine, entomology, zoology, and veterinary science

Table of Contents

    • Contributors to Volume 66
      • Publisher Summary
    • Preface
      • Publisher Summary
    • Obituary
      • Publisher Summary
    • Chapter 1: Strain Theory of Malaria
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Background
      • 3 Clinical Virulence
      • 4 Reaction To Anti-Malarial Remedies
      • 5 Infectivity
      • 6 Antigenic Properties
      • 7 Latency And Relapse
      • 8 Summary And Discussion
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 2: Advances and Trends in the Molecular Systematics of Anisakid Nematodes, with Implications for their Evolutionary Ecology and Host—Parasite Co-evolutionary Processes
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Molecular Systematics of Anisakid Nematodes
      • 3 The Current Taxonomy
      • 4 Phylogenetic Systematics of Anisakid Nematodes
      • 5 Genetic Differentiation in Anisakids
      • 6 Host—Parasite Cophylogeny
      • 7 Host Preference, Ecological Niche and Competition
      • 8 Anisakids as Biological Indicators
      • 9 Conclusions and Identification of Gaps in Our Knowledge of Anisakids to be Filled by Future Research
      • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 3: Atopic Disorders and Parasitic Infections
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Atopic Disorders
      • 3 Relationship Of Parasites To Atopic Disorders
      • 4 Laboratory Studies On Atopy Using Selected Parasites And Rodent Models
      • 5 Concluding Remarks
    • Chapter 4: Heartworm Disease in Animals and Humans
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction (Biology and Life Cycle)
      • 2 Epidemiology in Domestic and Wild Hosts
      • 3 Pathogenesis, Immunology and Wolbachia Endosymbiosis
      • 4 Canine Heartworm Disease
      • 5 Feline Heartworm Disease
      • 6 Heartworm Disease in Ferrets
      • 7 Human Dirofilariosis
      • 8 Emerging Strategies in Heartworm Treatment and Control
      • Acknowledgments
    • Subject Index
      • Publisher Summary
    • Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: June 2, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080879000
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742292

About the Serial Editors

D. Rollinson

D. Rollinson
Professor David Rollinson is a Merit Research Scientist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he leads a research team in the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for schistosomiasis. He has had a long fascination with parasites and the diseases that they cause, this has involved him in many overseas projects especially in Africa. He is on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of parasitic diseases, the editor of Advances in Parasitology and a former President of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research group uses a multidisciplinary approach, which combines detailed molecular studies in the laboratory with ongoing collaborative studies in endemic areas of disease, to explore the intriguing world of parasites in order to help control and eliminate parasitic diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

S.I. Hay

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Epidemiology, Spatial Epidemiology and Ecology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, U.K.

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