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Host-Parasite Interactions

Publication Date:
July 01, 2004
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256 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    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.


    • Published on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology.
    • International author team.
    • Covers fundamental processes and highlights with specific examples.


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


  • 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.