Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

1st Edition - January 22, 2014

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  • Editor: D. Rollinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128005873
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128000991

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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 2012 impact factor is 3.778.

Key Features

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


Students, research scientists, teachers, clinicians both veterinary and medical, control programme managers, fund managers and policy makers

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
    Chapter One: Joint Infectious Causation of Human Cancers

    1 Introduction

    2 Essential and Exacerbating Causes

    3 Joint Essential Causes

    4 Essential with Exacerbating Infections

    5 Joint Exacerbating Infections

    6 Uncertainties in Assignment of Exacerbating and Essential Causation

    7 Implications for Cancers of Uncertain Cause

    8 Implications for the Control of Cancer


    Chapter Two: Neurological and Ocular Fascioliasis in Humans

    1 Introduction

    2 Fasciola Infection in Humans

    3 Neurological Fascioliasis

    4 Neurofascioliasis or Intracranial Fascioliasis

    5 Fascioliasis with Neurological Implications

    6 Ocular Fascioliasis

    7 Affection of Related or Close Organs

    8 Polymorphisms, Multifocality, Manifestation Changes, and Syndromes

    9 Pathogenic and Physiological Mechanisms

    10 Diagnosis of Neurological and Ophthalmologic Fascioliasis

    11 Neurological and Ophthalmologic Fascioliasis Treatment

    12 Concluding Remarks


    Chapter Three: Measuring Changes in Plasmodium falciparum Transmission

    1 Introduction

    2 Accuracy, Precision and Costs of Malaria Metrics

    3 Scaling Relationships Between Malaria Metrics

    4 Discussion


    Chapter Four: A Review of Molecular Approaches for Investigating Patterns of Coevolution in Marine Host–Parasite Relationships

    1 Introduction

    2 Factors That May Confound Elucidation of Coevolutionary Patterns

    3 What Types of Markers Resolve Marine Host–Parasite Evolutionary Relationships the Best?

    4 What Can Functional Markers Tell Us About Local Adaptations in Host–Parasite Systems?

    5 Which Methodologies Reveal Coevolutionary Relationships in Marine Host–Parasites the Best?

    6 Concluding Remarks


    Chapter Five: New Insights into Clonality and Panmixia in Plasmodium and Toxoplasma

    1 Introduction

    2 Initial Proposals

    3 Indispensable Recalls

    4 Recent Developments

    5 Population Structure of Plasmodium and Toxoplasma in the Light of the PCE Model

    6 Passive Clonality (Starving Sex) Versus In-Built Clonality in Plasmodium

    7 Are Clonality and Near-Clading in Plasmodium and Toxoplasma Mainly Due to Natural Selection?

    8 Are the New Plasmodium “Species” Not Mere Near-Clades?

    9 Concluding Remarks


    Contents of Volumes in This Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: January 22, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128005873
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128000991

About the Serial Editor

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

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