Description

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.

Key Features

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

Readership

Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology

Table of Contents

Series Editor

Contributors

Chapter One. Recent Developments in Blastocystis Research

1 Introduction

2 Background

3 Subtypes

4 Geographic Variation in Blastocystis Prevalence

5 Linking Blastocystis to Disease

6 Genome Studies

7 Future Developments

References

Chapter Two. Tradition and Transition

1 Introduction

2 Methods

3 Giardia spp.

4 Cryptosporidium spp.

5 Toxoplasma gondii

6 Trichinella spp.

7 Toxocara spp.

8 Anisakid Nematodes

9 Diphyllobothriid Cestodes

10 Echinococcus granulosus/canadensis (Cystic Hydatid)

11 Echinococcus multilocularis (Alveolar Hydatid)

12 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Three. The Malaria Transition on the Arabian Peninsula

1 Background and Context

2 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

3 Republic of Yemen

4 Sultanate of Oman

5 United Arab Emirates

6 Kingdom of Bahrain

7 Qatar

8 State of Kuwait

9 Discussion

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Four. Microsporidia and ‘The Art of Living Together’

1 Defining Microsporidia

2 The ‘Art of Living Inside the Cell’

3 The ‘Art of Dissemination’

4 The ‘Art of Living in the Host’

5 ENVOI – The ‘Master Parasites’

6 Conclusion

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Five. Patterns and Processes in Parasite Co-Infection

1 Introduction

2 Ecology and Parasite Ecology

3 Exposure

4 Susceptibility

5 Patterns of Co-Infection and Inference of Processes

6 Exposure and Susceptibility Revisited

Acknowledgements

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124077348
Print ISBN:
9780124077065

Reviews

"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