673 pages, 2 pp col illus, b/w illus throughout, figs, tabs
This is the first handbook on comparative vertebrate immunology that is not restricted to the study of mice and human immune systems. It describes the immune systems of about 20 main animals, including fish and amphibians.
This comprehensive publication compiled by an international team of renowned immunologists is a successful attempt to present an updated view on immune systems of most important species of wild, domestic, and laboratory animals. An enormous amount of basic and practical information contained in the treatise is indispensable for scientists working in different areas of immunology. The volume is lavishly illustrated and a lot of useful information is presented in concise, tabular form. The Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology is a very timely publication and it is highly recommended to all immunologists. --IMMUNOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS
P.P. Pastoret, P. Griebel, H. Bazin, and A. Govaerts, Introduction. C. Press, Immunology of Fishes. J. Charlemagne and A. Tournefier, Immunology of Amphibians. J.M. Sharma, Avian Immunology. F.G.M. Kroese, Immunology of the Rat. R. Mage, Immunology of the Lagomorphs. P. Felsburg, Immunology of the Dog. H. Lutz, Immunology of the Cat. H. Tabel, Immunology of the Mustelidae. D.P. Lunn, D. Hannant, and D.W. Horohov, Immunology of Horses and Donkeys. M.D. Pescovitz, Immunology of the Pig. R. Hamers and S. Muyldermans, Immunology of Camels and Llamas. B. Goddeeris, Immunology of Cattle. P.J. Griebel, Sheep Immunology and Goat Peculiarities. S.D. Carter, Immunology of the Buffalo. M.P. Defresne, The Mouse Model. J.Y. Cesbron, V. Leblond, and N. Delhem, The SCID Mouse Mutant: Definition and Potential Uses as a Model for Immune Disorders. P. Gianello, M. Soares, D. Latinne, and H. Bazin, Xenotransplantation. Conclusions. Glossary. Index.
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Professor Pastoret is a former Director of the Institute for Animal Health and is now a consultant to the BBSRC on animal health issues. He is an internationally renowned researcher, specialising in viral diseases and in immunology and vaccination, and was closely involved in the development of effective strategies for rabies control in Europe. Herve Bazin is Professeur Extraordinaire at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Louvain, Belgium.