Current Topics in Comparative Pathobiology

Current Topics in Comparative Pathobiology

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Thomas C. Cheng
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483217390

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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


    Contents of Volume 1

    American Paragonimiasis

    I. Introduction

    II. Biology of Paragonimus from America


    Milky Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. History

    III. The Japanese Beetle

    IV. The Bacterial Pathogens

    V. Pathology

    VI. Biochemistry

    VII. Concluding Remarks


    Biochemical Exploration in Insect Pathology

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods

    III. Results and Discussion

    IV. Summary


    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


    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


    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


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483217390

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Thomas C. Cheng

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