Parasitology and Vector Biology

Parasitology and Vector Biology

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"Parasitology and Vector Biology, Second Edition" is a comprehensive introduction to human and animal parasitology. It provides basic information on the biologies of such agents as protists, worms, and arthropods, and also emphasizes how control programs can be structured in a sociological, political, and economic milieu. Students and researchers alike will appreciate the added coverage of the molecular aspects of parasitology in this new edition. It includes more than 400 photos and drawings; contains sidebars that discuss various aspects of parasitic disease; discusses the real-world control of parasitic diseases, within biological, social, and economic contexts; offers an expanded discussion of vector biology; and includes an extensive glossary. Consistent, logical organization allows the student ready access to important material.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 702 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 35.56mm | 1,814.36g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 400 photographs and illustrations, glossary
  • 0124732755
  • 9780124732759

Table of contents

Introduction to the Protistan Parasites. Trypanosoma and Trypanosomosis. Leishmania and Leishmaniosis. Trichomonads and Trichomonosis. Giardia and Giardiosis. Amebas and Other Enteric Protists of Humans. Free-Living Amebas as Pathogens. Ciliates and Opalinids. Introduction to the Apicomplexa. The Gregarines. The Intestinal Coccidia. The Extraintestinal Coccidia. Malaria in Humans and Related Organisms. Piroplasmea and Piroplasmosis Myxozoa and Microspora. Introduction to the Flatworms and the Monogenea Aspidograstrea and Digenea. The Blood Flukes. The Liver Flukes. The Intestinal Flukes. The Lung Flukes. The Cestoidea, the Tapeworms. Orders Pseudophyllidea and Proteocephala. Order Cyclophyllidea. Introduction to the Nematodes. Strongyloides and Other Rhabditid Nematodes. Introduction to the Strongyles and the Hookworms. Strongyles of Horses. Nodular Worms, Kidney Worms, and Other Strongyloidea. Trichostrongyles of Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Other Ruminants . Strongylid Lungworms. Ascarids of Human and Other Hosts. Pinworms. Filarioid and Other Spirurid Nematodes. Guinea Worms. Trichinella, Trichuris, and Capillaria. Acanthocephala: Spiny-Headed Worms. Nematomorpha: Horsehair Worms. Annelida. Pentastomida. Introduction to the Arthropods. Crustacea. Introduction to the Insects. The Lice and the Cockroaches. Hemiptera: Bedbugs and Kissing Bugs. Fleas and Flea-Borne Diseases. Diptera: Nemtocera and Brachycera Diptera: Cyclorrapha. Myiasis. Introduction to the Arachnida and the Mites. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.
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Review quote

"The book is very well written...There is a complete glossary and the index is well done. The line drawings are excellent. ...these authors have many decades of collective experience in the teaching of parasitology and research, and I think it shows in what they have attempted to do in writing this volume. They have done a very good job." Gerald W. Esch, Wake Forset University, for AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PARASITOLOGISTS (2001)
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About William C. Marquardt

William C. Marquardt is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, where he has been affiliated since 1966. Professor Marquardt received his Ph.d. from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1954. He was a member of the Center of Zoonoses Research at the Unversity of Illinois from 1962-66 and Associate Director of the Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Colorado State University from 1987 to 1995. His publications include approximately 75 refereed papers in periodicals, four books, as well as book reviews and chapters. Richard S. Demaree received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1969. Since 1972, he has been Professor of Zoology as well as Coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Programs at California State University, Chico. His publications include two books and approximately 40 refereed papers in academic journals. Robert Grieve received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1978. From 1987-96 he was Professor of Parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Since 1993, he has been Director of Research at Heska Corporation, Fort Collins, Colorado. His publications include one book, several book chapters, and approximately 80 refereed papers in academic journals.
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