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Advances in Parasitology, Volume 44

Series: Advances in Parasitology Volume: 44

By: John Baker, Roger Muller and Rollinson

330 pages, B/w illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101077 | ISBN: 0120317443
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There are currently 3-5 million cases of leishmaniasis in the world and the prevalence is rising. The first chapter in this volume reviews the cell biology of the parasite and its transmission and survival. The second review addresses the apicomplexan protozoan parasites Theileria anulaga, T. parva and T. sergenti which globally cost agriculture over one billion US dollars annually. Current research in this area aims to produce effective, stable and cheap subunit viruses requiring only a single application and the authors predict that success will eventually be achieved with 'naked DNA' vaccines containing cytokine genes as immunopotentiators. The next review is the first in over 30 years to discuss the larva of the class Monogenea.The authors cover morphology, behaviour and structure of many examples providing a detailed reference for researchers. The penultimate chapter discusses the distribution of Schistosoma bovis and considers the reported interactions occurring between parasites and snails. The final chapter reviews one of the most serious parasitic diseases in salmonid aquaculture - sealice. In 1998 the costs due to sealice damage in Scotland alone were estimated at 15-30 million pounds. Discussion of biology and control of these ectoparasites emphasizes the need to understand the basic biology of the parasite. This volume will be essential reading for parasitologists in many branches of the subject.

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


Contents

E. Handman, Cell Biology of Leishmania. N. Boulter and R. Hull, Immunity and Vaccine Development in the Bovine Theilerioses. H. Moné, G. Mouahid, and S. Morand, Comments on the Distribution of Schistosoma bovis Sonsino, 1876 in the Light of Intermediate Host Mollusc-Parasite Relationships. I.D. Whittington, L.A. Chisholm, and K. Rohde, The Larvae of Monogenea (Platyhelminthes). A.W. Pike and S.L. Wadsworth, Sealice on Salmonids: Their Biology and Control. Subject Index.

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