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1st Edition

Host-Parasite Interactions

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ISBN 9781859962985
Published June 30, 2004 by Taylor & Francis
256 Pages

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Book Description

This volume summarizes current research into the physiology and molecular biology of host-parasite interactions. Brought together by leading international experts in the field, the first section outlines fundamental processes, followed by specific examples in the concluding section. Covering a wide range of organisms, Host-Parasite Interactions is essential reading for researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

1. Structural and Physiological Aspects of Cell Death. 2. The Role of Apoptosis in Non-Mammalian Host-Parasite Relationships. 3. Thionine-Positive Cells in Relation to Parasites. 4. Animal Models for the study of Innate Immunity: Protozoan Infections in Fish. 5. The Pathophysiology Salmonid Cryptobiosis and Glossina- Transmitted Mammalian Trypanosomiasis in Livestock. 6. The Biology of Parasites from the Genus Argulus and a Review of the Interactions with its host. 7. Interactions Between Sea Lice and their Hosts. 8. Interactive Associations Between Fish Hosts and Monogeneans. 9. Comparative Aspects of the Tick-Host Relationship: Immunobiology, Genomics and Proteomics. 10. Avian Coccidiosis: A Disturbed Host-Parasite Relationship to be Restored. 11. Conclusions.

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Flik, Gert; Wiegertjes, Geert


This is an important contribution to the fields of parasitology and infectious diseases. - Doody's Book Review