Parasitology: Parasite Adaptation to Environmental Constraints Series Number 119

Parasitology: Parasite Adaptation to Environmental Constraints Series Number 119

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Parasites experience two environments; one reflecting external conditions, the other created by the living host. The constraints imposed by these environments provide an avenue into the rich diversity of parasitology. The subjects of this volume are relevant to evolution, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and phylogenetic analysis. Papers review familiar and unfamiliar extreme physical conditions from low temperatures and desiccation to the powerful water currents faced by some fish parasites. The environment created by the host and parasite adaptation to host immunity is covered in several papers, including immune evasion, host-switching and the effect of parasites on the evolution of immunity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 10mm | 600g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521005000
  • 9780521005005

Table of contents

Introduction R. C. Tinsley; Parasites and low temperatures D. A. Wharton; Desiccation survival of parasitic nematodes R. N. Perry; The survival of monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites on fish skin G. C. Kearn; Pentastomids and the tetrapod lung J. Riley and R. J. Henderson; Parasite adaptation to extreme conditions in a desert environment R. C. Tinsley; Do parasites live in extreme environments? Constructing hostile niches and living in them C. Combes and S. Morand; Analysis of parasite host-switching: limitations on the use of phylogenies J. A. Jackson; Digenean parasites of deep-sea teleosts: a review and case studies of intrageneric phylogenies R. A. Bray, D. T. J. Littlewood, E. A. Herniou, B. Williams and R. E. Henderson.
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