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General Parasitology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780121707552, 9780323140102

General Parasitology

2nd Edition

Author: Thomas Cheng
eBook ISBN: 9780323140102
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th February 1986
Page Count: 827
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@from:From the Preface:
Over a dozen years have passed since the first edition of this textbook was published. As is to be expected, tremendous progress has been made in the study of zooparasites and the nature of parasitism. This is especially true in the case of the protozoans and helminths of medical and economic importance. Continuing the original intent, this book is meant to be a teaching tool rather than a reference volume for seasoned investigators. It is meant to supplement formal lectures, but at the same time to provide students with sufficient information as to where more detailed review articles and primary research reports can be located.

Table of Contents

Parasitism and Symbiosis.
The Microenvironment and the Phases of Parasitism.
Immunity to Parasites.
Introduction to the Parasitic Protozoa.
Sarcodina and Opalinata: The Amoebae and Opalinids.
Apicomplexa, Microspora, Ascetospora, and Myxozoa.
Ciliophora: The Ciliates.
Introduction to the Symbiotic Flatworms.
Monogenea: The Monogenetic Trematodes.
Digenea: The Digenetic Trematodes.
Cestoidea: The Taperworms.
Cestrodaria: The Unsegmented Tapeworms.
Eucestoda: The True Tapeworms.
Acanthocephala: The Spiny-Headed Worms.
Nemata: The Roundworms Adenophorean Nematodes.
Secernentean Nematodes Physiology and Biochemistry of Nematodes.
Introduction to the Parasitic Arthropods.
The Mites.
Introduction to the Parasitic Insects.
Diptera: The Flies, Gnats, and Mosquitoes.
Hemiptera: The True Bugs.
Hymenoptera: The Wasps.
Coleoptera: The Beetles.
Strepsiptera: The Twisted-Wing Insects.
Other Zooparasites.


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About the Author

Thomas Cheng

Affiliations and Expertise

Marine Research Institute, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.


@qu:"The text emphasizes the biological relationships among the traditional parasitic animals, the protozoa, worms, and anthropods. It has several excellent chapters introducing the major groups of human and animal parasites."

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