Parasitic Protozoa

2nd Edition

Series Editors: Julius Kreier
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124260146
eBook ISBN: 9780323139182
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th April 1993
Page Count: 323
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Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Chapter I Avian Coccidiosis

I. Introduction: Significance of the Avian Coccidia

II· Taxonomy and Nomenclature

III. Basic Life Cycles

A. Stages in the Life Cycle

B. Summary of the Life Cycle of a Typical Eimeria: A Homoxenous Life Cycle

C. The Unique Aspects of the Life Cycle of Crytosporidium: A Homoxenous Parasite Capable of Autoinfection of its Host

IV. The Coccidia of Avian Hosts

A. The Classic Coccidia

B. Avian Cryptosporidiosis

C. Avian Toxoplasmosis

V. Genetics of Coccidia

A. Sex Differentiation and Cloning

B. Strain Variation in Coccidial Virulence

C. Cross Fertilization

D. Precocious Development

VI. Host Specificity of Coccidia

VII. Site Specificity of Coccidia

VIII. Viablility of Coccidial Oocysts

IX. Metabolism of Coccidia

X. Pathophysiological Changes Induced by Infection with Coccidia

XI. Effects of Dose and Frequency of Dosing of Oocysts on Coccidial Disease

XII. Effects of Age of Host on Coccidiosis

XIII. Effects of Enteric Bacteria and Nutritional Status of the Host on Coccidiosis

XIV. Interactions with Viruses

XV. Interactions Between Species of Eimeria

XVI. Immunity Against Eimeria Infection

A. Endogenous Stages Initiating the Immune Response

B. Stages Affected by the Immune Response

C. Duration of the Immune Response

D. Immunization Using Various Routes of Inoculation

E. Mechanisms Using Various Routes of Inoculation

F. Practica


Updated and much expanded, the Second Edition of Parasitic Protozoa is designed to be useful to physicians, veterinarians, and research scientists concerned with diseases caused by protozoa in man, and in domestic and wild animals including fish, mollusks and insects, as well as the more commonly considered vertebrate animals. Each section contains information on disease pathogens, treatment, diagnosis, and epidemiology of the diseases caused by the various protozoans. The book is not limited to these medically-oriented subjects, but treats taxonomy, morphology, and metabolism of the organisms in such a way as to be of interest to scientists and graduate students working in the field of protozoology. The entire edition, published in ten volumes, is arranged so that subjects of common interest occupy individual volumes.


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About the Series Editors

Julius Kreier Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

The Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.