First published in 1963, "Advances in Parasitology" contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Now edited by J. R. Baker, Ralph Muller, and David Rollinson and supported by an international Editorial Board, the series includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as trypanosomes and scabies, and reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications. In 1999, the Institute for Scientific Information released figures showing that "Advances in Parasitology" has an Impact Factor of 4.913, placing it second in the highly competitive category of Parasitology. This edition features up-to-date reviews, including: the malaria-infected red blood cell: structural and functional changes; schistosomiasis in the Mekong region: epidemiology and phylogeography; molecular aspects of sexual development and reproduction in nematodes and schistosomes; and, antiparasitic properties of medicinal plants and other naturally occurring products.
Praise for the Series: "One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing." -PARASITOLOGY "The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers." -ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY
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