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Parasitology: An Integrated Approach

Textbook

By: Alan Gunn and Sarah Jane Pitt

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Apr 2012 | #196674 | ISBN-13: 9780470684238
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Hardback | Apr 2012 | #196675 | ISBN-13: 9780470684245
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Parasitology: An Integrated Approach, provides a concise, student-friendly account of parasites and parasite relationships that is supported by case studies and suggestions for student projects. The book focuses strongly on parasite interactions with other pathogens and in particular parasite-HIV interactions, as well as looking at how host behaviour contributes to the spread of infections. There is a consideration of the positive aspects of parasite infections, how humans have used parasites for their own advantage and also how parasite infections affect the welfare of captive and domestic animals.

The emphasis of "Parasitology" is on recent research throughout and each chapter ends with a brief discussion of future developments. This text is not simply an updated version of typical parastitology books but takes an integrated approach and explains how the study of parasites requires an understanding of a wide range of other topics from molecular biology and immunology to the interactions of parasites with both their hosts and other pathogens.


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