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Taxonomy, Kinetoplastids, and Flagellates of Fish - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124260016, 9780323149556

Taxonomy, Kinetoplastids, and Flagellates of Fish

1st Edition

Editor: Julius Kreir
eBook ISBN: 9780323149556
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1977
Page Count: 458
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Parasitic Protozoa, Volume I: Taxonomy, Kinetoplastids, and Flagellates of Fish contains 10 chapters that first discuss the classification of the protozoans, and then explain the system of parasitic protozoans. This reference material focuses on the significant aspects specifically related to Leishmania and trypanosomes, including the trypanosomes causing disease in man and livestock in Africa, as well as the nonpathogenic trypanosomes of mammals. Lastly, the flagellate parasites of fish are described. This book will be invaluable to physicians and veterinarians interested in studying the parasite's disease-causing property in man and livestock.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

1. Broad Classification: The Kingdoms and the Protozoans

I. Introduction

II. The Two-Kingdom System

III. Limitations of the Two-Kingdom System

IV. The Copeland Four-Kingdom System

V. Limitations of the Copeland System

VI. A Five-Kingdom System

VII. Limitations of the Five-Kingdom System

VIII. Margulis' Classification

IX. Conclusion


2. Systematics of Parasitic Protozoa

I. Introduction

II. Historical Survey

III. Modern Classifications


3. Leishmania

I. Introduction

II. Life Cycle and Morphology

III. Taxonomy

IV. Cultivation

V. Metabolic, Biochemical, and Genetic Characteristics of Leishmanial Strains

VI. Host-Parasite Relationships

VII. Epidemiology

VIII. Diagnosis

IX. Treatment


Supplementary References

4. Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum) cruzi

I. Introduction

II. Morphology and Life Cycle

III. Taxonomic Position

IV. Metabolic and Biochemical Characteristics

V. Cultivation

VI. Host-Parasite Interactions

VII. Laboratory Diagnosis

VIII. Prevention and Control


5. Trypanosomes Causing Disease in Man in Africa

I. Introduction

II. Morphology and Life Cycle

III. Taxonomy

IV. Biochemistry and Physiology

V. Host-Parasite Relationship

VI. Diagnosis

VII. Treatment

VIII. Epidemiology

IX. Control


6. Trypanosomes Producing Disease in Livestock in Africa

I. General Introduction

II. Trypanosoma (Nannomonas) congolense Broden 1904

III. Trypanosoma (Nannomonas) simiae Bruce et al. 1912

IV. Trypanosoma (Duttonella) vivax Zieman 1905

V. Trypanosoma (Duttonella) uniforme Bruce et al. 1911

VI. Trypanosoma (Pycnomonas) suis Ochmann 1905

VII. Trypanosoma (Trypanozoon) bruceibrucei Pilmer & Bradford 1899


7. Salivarian Trypanosomes Producing Disease in Livestock Outside of Sub-Saharan Africa

I. General Introduction

II. Trypanosoma (Trypanozoon) evansi (Steel 1855) Balbiana 1888

III. Trypanosoma (Trypanozoon) equiperdumDoflein 1901

IV. Trypanosoma (Duttonella) vivax viennei Lavier 1921


Supplementary References

8. Nonpathogenic Trypanosomes of Mammals

I. Introduction

II. Taxonomic Position

III. Morphology and Life Cycle

IV. Host-Parasite Relationships

V. Physiology and Metabolism

VI. Culture and Diagnosis

VII. Concluding Remarks


9. Trypanosomiases of Man and Macaques in South Asia

I. Introduction

II. Human Trypanosomiasis in South Asia

III. The Question of Indigenous Trypanosoma cruzi Infections

IV. The Trypanosomiases of Asian Macaques

V. Summary of Findings

Appendix: Cloning Method with Control, Two-Step Procedure


10. Flagellate Parasites of Fish

I. Introduction

II. Blastodidiidae (Dinoflagellida)

III. Trypanosomatidae

IV. Cryptobiidae

V. Speciation among Fish Hemoflagellates

VI. Bodonidae

VII. Hexamitidae




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