Introduction to Animal Parasitology

Introduction to Animal Parasitology

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The third edition of this basic textbook in parasitology has been entirely rewritten, incorporating the spectacular advances made in biological sciences within recent years. The author presents students and research workers with a broad multi-disciplined approach to the morphology, ultrastructure, speciation, life cycles, biochemistry, in vitro culture and immunology of parasites. Special attention is paid to those species used as models for teaching and research as well as the major human and animal parasites. The author introduces the basics of the subject for new students as well as bringing in more advanced topics of interest to senior students and researchers. The text is illustrated with a large number of figures, tables and up-to-date reference lists. The book will appeal to all students with an interest in parasitology as well as being of interest to research workers in the field.
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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1139172581
  • 9781139172585

Table of contents

Preface to the third edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Parasitism: what is a parasite?; 2. Niches, habitats and environments; 3. Protozoa: the amoebae; 4. Flagellates: intestinal and related forms; 5. Haemoflagellates; 6. Sporozoea: gregarines and coccidia; 7. Sporozoea: haemosporina: malaria; basic biology; 8. Sporozoea: malaria in man and the animal kingdom; 9. Sporozoea: haemosporina other than plasmodia; piroplasmia; 10. Opalinata and ciliophora; 11. Helminth parasites: platyhelminthes: monogenea; 12. Trematoda: aspidogastrea; 13. Trematoda: digenea; 14. Digenea: bucephalidae, fasciolidae, opisthorchiidae, dicrocoeliidae; 15. Digenea: plagiorchiidae, echinostomatidae, heterophyidae, trogylotrematidae; 16. Digenea: schistosomatidae; 17. Digenea: strigeidae, diplostomatidae, paramphistomatidae; 18. Physiology of trematodes; 19. Cestoda: cestodaria; 20. Eucestoda: general account; 21. Eucestoda: minor orders; 22. Eucestoda: pseudophyllidea; 23. Eucestoda: cyclophyllidea; 24. Physiology of cestodes; 25. Nematoda: general account; 26. Aphasmid nematoda; 27. Phasmid nematoda: rhabditida, ascaridida and oxyurida; 28. Phasmid nematoda: strongylida; 29. Phasmid nematoda: spirurida; 30. Physiology of nematodes; 31. Acanthocephala; 32. Immunoparasitology; 33. In vitro cultivation of endoparasites: general principles; protozoa; 34. In vitro cultivation of endoparasites: helminths; References; Author index; Subject index.
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