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Parasite-insect Interactions: Reciprocal Manipulation

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Series: Parasitology Series Volume: 116

Edited By: Hilary Hurd and Richard Lane

115 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 1998 | #105667 | ISBN: 0521644259
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Parasitology is an important specialist journal covering the latest advances in the subject. It publishes original papers on all aspects of parasitology and host-parasite relationships, ranging from the latest discoveries in biochemical and molecular biology to ecology and epidemiology in the context of medical, veterinary and biological sciences. Each year, the proceedings of the symposia of the British Society for Parasitology are published as a supplement. An additional specially commissioned supplement is also included annually. This volume examines specifically parasite-insect Interaction.


List of contributions; Preface; 1. Evolution and phylogeny of behavioural maniuplation of insect hosts by parasites; 2. Parasite manipulation of insect reproduction: who benefits?; 3. Trypanosome infections and survival in tsetse; 4. The coevolution of host resistance and parasitoid virulence; 5. Coevolutionary interactions between host life histories and parasite life cycles; 6. Modulation of immune responses to parasitoids by polydnaviruses; 7. Displaced tick-parasite interactions at the host interface; 8. The neglected saliva: medically important toxins in the saliva of human lice; 9. Plasmodium ookinete development in the mosquito midgut: a case of reciprocal manipulation; 10. The biology of Pasmodium falciparum transmission stages; 11. Wolbachia as a possible means of driving genes into populations.

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