Practical Exercises in Parasitology

Practical Exercises in Parasitology

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Parasitology is an immensely important aspect of biological science. This manual presents fifty easy-to-follow laboratory exercises for student practical (lab) classes. All the exercises are tried and tested by the authors and are used in a wide variety of university undergraduate teaching departments. They range from relatively simple observational exercises, using local materials and requiring little in the way of equipment, to more technically demanding experiments in physiology and molecular parasitology. Each exercise includes a list of necessary equipment, consumables and sources of parasite material, instructions for staff and students, including aspects of safety, expected results and some analysis provided by questions; there are ideas for further exploration and information on similar exercises, and lists of selected further reading. This book should be an essential purchase for all teachers of parasitology at the university undergraduate level and for students taking laboratory practical classes in the more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 89 b/w illus. 4 tables
  • 1139173359
  • 9781139173353

Review quote

'The book is an excellent stimulation for lecturers to include such parasitological exercises into their courses.' Zoologischer Anzeiger '... an extremely useful aid.' Oleg Ditrich, Folia Parasitologica 'Edited by experienced teacher/researchers Practical Exercises in Parasitology seems to have thought of everything ... the degree of detail and ancillary information is exceptional ...' Phil Whitfield, Journal of Parasitology '... very useful for undergraduate students to illustrate many of the basic principles of parasitology.' Linda Basson, African Zoologyshow more

Table of contents

Part I. Observational Exercises on Parasites; Part II. Ecology; Part III. Physiology and Biochemistry; Part IV. Pathology and Immunology; Part V. Chemotherapy; Part VI. Molecular Parasitology; Part VII. more