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Parasitism and the Platyhelminths


By: GC Kearn

544 pages, B/w figs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #70776 | ISBN: 0412804603
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Introduces students to molecular approaches to the study of parasitology.


The platyhelminth panorama; symbiosis and the turbellarians; origins of the major groups of parasites; the biology of the monogenean fish skin parasite Entobdella soleae; other monogeneans parasitizing the skin of fishes; monogeneans parasitizing the gill chambers of fishes; endoparasitic monogeneans; unravelling the cestode life cycle; the biology of hymenolepis dimunuta; the fish tapeworms; the cyclophyllideans; unravelling the digenean life cycle; the biology of Fasciola hepatica; digenean germinal sacs, germinal lineage and genetic events; digeneans with two hosts; digeneans with invertebrates as second intermediate hosts; digeneans with vertebrates, especially fishes, as second intermediate hosts; the schistosomes; lesser lights - didymozoideans and aspidogastreans.

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