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Physiology and Biochemistry of Cestodes

By: J Smyth

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2007 | #170525 | ISBN-13: 9780521038959
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Hardback | Jul 1989 | #31487 | ISBN: 0521355575
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About this book

The cestodes, or tapeworms, are a group of parasitic worms many species of which cause serious, often fatal, diseases in man and domestic animals throughout the world. This book is an updated and expanded version of Professor Smyth's The Physiology of Cestodes (1969).

Originally published in 1989. the experienced hands of Smyth and McManus, the molecular biology and biochemistry of cestodes have been synthesized into meaningful and almost beautiful explanations of the basis of life of these parasites. I recommend this small volume to all biologists with even a passing interest in this group of highly adapted metazoans. The Quarterly Review of Biology "...a compilation of information that has been reviewed insightfully with regard to its application to studies in the fields of enzymology, membrane transport and cellular differentiation, as well as parasitology." American Scientist


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The cestodes: general considerations; 2. The adult cestode: special structural features relevant to its physiology; 3. The adult cestode in its environment; 4. The adult: general metabolism and chemical composition; lipid metabolism; 5. The adult: carbohydrate metabolism; 6. The adult: proteins and nucleic acids; 7. The biology of the egg; 8. Developmental biology of larvae; 9. Development within definitive host; 10. Cultivation of cestodes in vitro; 11. Immunobiology of cestodes; References; Index.

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