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The Biology of Crustacea, Volume 6: Pathobiology summarizes the state of knowledge, major advances, and important problems in crustacean diseases. Organized into five chapters, this book begins with the discussion on the disease-causing viruses, Rickettsiae, bacteria, and fungi afflicting crustaceans. It then talks about diseases caused by protozoans, indicating the large gaps in knowledge of life histories, mechanisms of transmission, and pathogenesis. This book also emphasizes the many different ways in which a host crustacean may respond to a disease-causing organism and how these responses are linked to the mode of invasion and nature of the disease-causing organism, itself. The life histories of metazoans that live in various relationships in or on crustacean hosts, and the life histories and impacts of parasitic crustaceans on hosts are also explored. This book will serve as a starting point for those needing a summary of topics concerning crustacean diseases and as a stimulus for further work.
List of Contributors
Preface to Volume 6
Classification of the Decapoda
Contents of Previous Volumes
1 Diseases Caused by Viruses, Rickettsiae, Bacteria, and Fungi
I. The Viruses
II. The Rickettsiae
III. The Bacteria
IV. The Fungi
2 Diseases Caused by Protozoa
II. Protozoan Taxa and Related Crustacean Diseases
3 Crustacean Disease Responses
II. Invasion through the Intestine and Subsequent Phagocytosis
III. Invasion through the Chitinous Exoskeleton
IV. Abnormalities in the Behavior of Amebocytes
V. Disturbances of Clot Formation and Gram-Negative Endotoxin
VI . Ciliate Infection: Phagocytosis of Host Amebocytes in Carcinus
VII . Alteration of Host External Sexual Characteristics (Parasitic Intersexuality)
VIII. Response to Helminth Parasites
IX. Wound Healing and Regeneration
X. Opportunities for Future Research
4 Metazoan Symbionts of Crustaceans
II. Miscellaneous Taxa
V. Conditions Confused as Parasites
VI . Perspectives and Comments
5 Crustaceans as Parasites of Other Organisms
VI . Cirripedia
VII . Perspectives
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- © Academic Press 1983
- 28th May 1983
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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