Advances in Parasitology, Volume 83

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124077058
eBook ISBN: 9780124077331
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st July 2013
Page Count: 376
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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 control of human parasitic diseases and global mapping of infectious diseases. The 2011 impact factor is 4.39.

Key Features

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


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology

Table of Contents

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Chapter One. Iron–Sulphur Clusters, Their Biosynthesis, and Biological Functions in Protozoan Parasites

1 Introduction

2 Variation and Features of Fe–S Clusters

3 General Biological and Physiological Roles of Fe–S Proteins in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

4 General Source of Iron and Sulphur for Fe–S Cluster Biosynthesis

5 Four Systems for Fe–S Cluster Biogenesis in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

6 Genetic Disorders by a Defect of Fe–S Cluster Biogenesis

7 Outline of Conservation, Unique Distribution, and Diversity of Fe–S Cluster Biogenesis Machineries in Protozoan Parasites

8 Fe–S Cluster Biogenesis in Protozoan Parasites

9 Regulation of Fe–S Protein Biosynthesis under Stress Conditions

10 Unsolved Questions and Future Perspectives



Chapter Two. A Selective Review of Advances in Coccidiosis Research

1 Introduction

2 Taxonomy and Systematics

3 Genetics

4 The ‘Omics’ Technologies

5 Transfection

6 Oocyst Biogenesis

7 Host Cell Invasion

8 Immunobiology

9 Diagnosis and Identification

10 Control

11 Conclusions



Chapter Three. The Distribution and Bionomics of Anopheles Malaria Vector Mosquitoes in Indonesia

1 Introduction

2 Assembling a National Database of Anopheles Mosquitoes Susceptible to Plasmodium spp. Infections, Host Preference, Bionomics and Insecticide Susceptibility in Indonesia

3 Infectivity of Anopheles Mosquitoes to Plasmodium in Indonesia

4 The Distribution of Anopheles Malaria Vectors in Indonesia

5 Malaria Vectors in Indonesia: Plasmodium spp. Infections, Host Preferences, Larval and Adu


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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