Natural History of Host-Parasite Interactions, Volume 68

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323165907
eBook ISBN: 9780080950884
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th March 2009
Page Count: 366
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This volume covers a wide range of systems, exemplified by a broad spectrum of micro- and macro-parasites, impacting humans, domestic and wild animals and plants. It illustrates the importance of evolutionary considerations and concepts, both as thinking tools for qualitative understanding or as guiding tools for decision making in major disease control programs.

Key Features

  • Brings together a range of articles from scientists from different fields of research and/or disease control, but with a common interest in studying the biology of a variety of parasitic diseases
  • Evolutionary theory has an important role to play in both the interpretation of host and parasitic dynamics and the design and application of disease control programs


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Table of Contents

Preface Joanne P. Webster

  1. HLA-Mediated Control of HIV, and HIV Adaptation to HLA Rebecca Payne, Philippa Matthews, Julia Prado and Philip Goulder

  2. An Evolutionary Perspective on Parasitism as a Cause of Cancer Paul W. Ewald

  3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers: the Diversity and Evolution of Manipulative Strategies in Host-Parasite Interactions Thierry Lefèvre, Shelley Adamo, David G. Biron, Dorothée Missé, David Hughes and Frédéric Thomas

  4. Evolutionary Drivers of Parasite-Induced Changes in Insect Life-History Traits: From Theory to Underlying Mechanisms Hilary Hurd

  5. Ecological Immunology of a Tapeworms’ Interaction with its Two Consecutive Hosts Katrin Hammerschmidt and Joachim Kurtz

  6. Tracking Transmission of the Zoonosis Toxoplasma gondii Judith E. Smith

  7. Parasites and Biological Invasions Alison M. Dunn

  8. Zoonoses in Wildlife: Integrating Ecology into Management Fiona Mathews

  9. Understanding the Interaction between an Obligate Hyperparasitic Bacterium, Pasteuria penetrans and its Obligate Plant Parasitic Nematode Host, Meloidogyne spp. Keith G. Davies

  10. Host-Parasite Relations and Implications for Control Alan Fenwick

  11. Onchocerca-Simulium Interactions and the Population and Evolutionary Biology of Onchocerca volvulus María-Gloria Basáñez, Thomas S. Churcher and María-Eugenia Grillet

  12. Microsporidians as Evolution-Proof Agents of Malaria Control? Jacob C. Koella, Lena Lorenz and Irka Bargielowski


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"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing."--PARASITOLOGY "The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers."--ANNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY