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- Chapter One: Diversity and Ancestry of Flatworms Infecting Blood of Nontetrapod Craniates “Fishes”
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Life History
- 3 Taxonomy
- 4 Phylogeny
- 5 Approach to Our Phylogenetic Analysis
- 6 Results from Our Phylogenetic Analysis
- 7 Summary of Phylogenetic Study
- 8 Future Directions
- Chapter Two: Techniques for the Diagnosis of Fasciola Infections in Animals: Room for Improvement
- 1 Introduction
- 2 A Brief Background on Fascioliasis and the Biology of Fasciola Species
- 3 Pathogenesis and Clinical Diagnosis of Fascioliasis
- 4 Classical Methods for Detection of F. hepatica Infection
- 5 Immunodiagnosis
- 6 Detection of F. hepatica Antigens
- 7 DNA Methods for the Genetic Identification and Characterization of Fasciola Species and the Specific Diagnosis of Fascioliasis
- 8 Concluding Remarks
- Chapter Three: Reevaluating the Evidence for Toxoplasma gondii-Induced Behavioural Changes in Rodents
- 1 Introduction
- 2 What Is the Evidence for T. gondii-Induced Behavioural Changes?
- 3 Possible Reasons for Inconsistencies in Past Studies
- 4 Interpretation of the Evidence: Are Behavioural Changes Adaptive for the Parasite?
- 5 Proximate Mechanisms of Behavioural Change: What Do Past Studies Suggest?
- 6 Where Should Future Research Focus?
- Contents of Volumes in This Series
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.
- 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
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- 12th June 2014
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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.
Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Prof. Russell Stothard is Chair in Medical Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Chair in Medical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
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