Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

1st Edition - September 21, 2017
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  • Editors: David Rollinson, Russell Stothard
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128123966
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128123973

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Advances in Parasitology, Volume 98, first published in 1963, contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. The latest release in this series contains chapters on The battle against flystrike – past research and new prospects through genomics, Life history, systematics and evolution of the Diplostomoidea Poirier, 1886: progress, promises and challenges emerging from molecular studies, Hook, line and infection: a guide to culturing parasites, establishing infections and assessing immune responses in the three-spined stickleback, and Trypanosoma congolense: a molecular toolkit and resources for studying a major livestock pathogen and model trypanosome. The series includes medical studies of 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 help to shape current thinking and applications.

Key Features

  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of parasitology
  • Includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes<
  • Contains contributions from leading authorities and industry experts
  • Features reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications


PhD students, professors, scientists, health workers, government officers, and policy makers at various levels

Table of Contents

  • 1. Measuring the Effect of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections on Cognitive Function in Children: Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal of Evidence
    Kei Owada, Mark Nielsen, Colleen L. Lau, Archie C.A. Clements, Laith Yakob and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhãe
    2. Hook, Line and Infection: A Guide to Culturing Parasites, Establishing Infections and Assessing Immune Responses in the Three-Spined Stickleback
    Alexander Stewart, Joseph Jackson, Iain Barber, Christophe Eizaguirre, Rachel Paterson, Pieter van West, Chris Williams and Joanne Cable
    3. Advances in Spermatological Characters in the Digenea: Review and Proposal of Spermatozoa Models and Their Phylogenetic Importance
    Abdoulaye J.S. Bakhoum, Jordi Miquel, Papa I. Ndiaye, Jean-Lou Justine, Alessandra Falchi, Cheikh T. Bâ, Bernard Marchand and Yann Quilichini
    4. Life History, Systematics and Evolution of the Diplostomoidea Poirier, 1886: Progress, Promises and Challenges Emerging From Molecular Studies
    Isabel Blasco-Costa and Sean A. Locke
    5. The Battle Against Flystrike –– Past Research and New Prospects Through Genomics
    Clare A. Anstead, Trent Perry, Stephen Richards, Pasi K. Korhonen, Neil D. Young, Vernon M. Bowles, Philip Batterham and Robin B. Gasser
    6. Trypanosoma congolense: Molecular Toolkit and Resources for Studying a Major Livestock Pathogen and Model Trypanosome
    Wendy Gibson, Christopher Kay and Lori Peacock

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: September 21, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128123966
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128123973
  • About the Serial Editors

    David Rollinson

    David 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

    Russell Stothard

    Prof. Russell Stothard is Chair in Medical Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chair in Medical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK