Current Topics in Comparative Pathobiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121534028, 9781483217390

Current Topics in Comparative Pathobiology

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: Thomas C. Cheng
eBook ISBN: 9781483217390
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 350
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Current Topics in Comparative Pathobiology, Volume 2 covers several areas of pathobiology. The book discusses the biology of trematodes of the genus Paragonimus that occur in the Americas; the milky disease of beetles; and the biochemical exploration in insect pathology. The text describes the application of invertebrate tissue culture to the in vitro study of animal parasites; and the use of hydra-hydramoeba as a model system for the study of epizootic processes. The aspects of the biology of nudibranchs are reviewed, with emphasis on nudibranchs as members of associations, including functional morphology, physiology, utilization of host pigments and nematocysts, life history, behavior, defensive mechanisms, and ecology. Chemists, bacteriologists, parasitologists, invertebrate pathologists, immunologists, and protozoologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Volume 1 American Paragonimiasis I. Introduction II. Biology of Paragonimus from America References Milky Disease I. Introduction II. History III. The Japanese Beetle IV. The Bacterial Pathogens V. Pathology VI. Biochemistry VII. Concluding Remarks References Biochemical Exploration in Insect Pathology I. Introduction II. Methods III. Results and Discussion IV. Summary References The Application of Invertebrate Tissue Culture to the in Vitro Study of Animal Parasites I. Introduction II. Terminology III. General Problems of in Vitro Culture IV. General References V. Present Status of Invertebrate Tissue Culture VI. Animal Tissue Culture for Growing Parasites VII. Discussion VIII. Summary References Hydra-Hydramoeba: A Model System for the Study of Epizootic Processes I. Review of Epizootiological Developments and Concepts II. Biology of the Hydra-Hydramoeba System III. Epizootiology of the Hydra-Hydramoeba System IV. Conclusions References Nudibranch Associations I. Introduction II. Functional Morphology III. General Physiology IV. Utilization of Nematocysts V. Pigment Utilization VI. Life History VII. Behavior III. Defensive Mechanisms IX. Ecology Χ. Concluding Discussion References Author Index Subject Index


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