Advances in Parasitology, Volume 77

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780123914293
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Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd December 2011
Page Count: 266
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Table of Contents

  • Series Page
  • Contributors
  • Coinfection of Schistosoma (Trematoda) with Bacteria, Protozoa and Helminths
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Coinfection of Species of Schistosoma and Plasmodium
    • 1.3. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species with Protozoans other than in the Genus Plasmodium
    • 1.4. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species with Salmonella
    • 1.5. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species with Bacteria other than Salmonella
    • 1.6. Coinfection of Schistosoma and Fasciola Species
    • 1.7. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species and Helminths other than the Genus Fasciola
    • 1.8. Concluding Remarks
  • Trichomonas vaginalis Pathobiology
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Surface and Secreted Molecules
    • 2.3. Peptidases
    • 2.4. Membrane Trafficking and Cell Signalling
    • 2.5. The Transcriptome and the RNAi Machinery
    • Acknowledgements
  • Cryptic Parasite Revealed
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Cryptosporidium Species and Genotypes Known to Infect Humans
    • 3.3. The Life Cycle of C. Parvum and C. Hominis
    • 3.4. Cryptosporidiosis: Pathogenesis and Immunity
    • 3.5. Genomics and Transcriptomics of Cryptosporidium
    • 3.6. Improved Insights into Cryptosporidium Using In Vitro Techniques
    • 3.7. Concluding Remarks
    • Acknowledgements
  • Assessment and Monitoring of Onchocerciasis in Latin America
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. The Pathology and Clinical Manifestations Produced by O. volvulus Infection in Latin America
    • 4.3. Genetic Variation of O. volvulus and the Simulium Vector
    • 4.4. The Control of Onchocerciasis (with Emphasis on Programmes in Latin America)
    • 4.5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Treatment with Ivermectin
    • 4.6. Development of Other New Drugs
    • 4.7. Moni


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 control of human parasitic diseases and global mapping of infectious diseases. The 2009 impact factor is 6.231.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology


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"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." --Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology