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Biology of the Acanthocephala

Edited By: DWT Crompton and Nickol BB

519 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2009 | #179838 | ISBN-13: 9780521105118
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Hardback | Nov 1985 | #31488 | ISBN: 0521246741
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About this book

This is a paperback reprint, the original was first published in 1985.

A knowledge of this phylum of parasitic worms is essential for helminthologists and instructive for all research workers investigating the principles of parasitism.

Each of the chapters is written by a specialist on the biology of the Acanthocephala. Systematics, functional morphology, feeding, nutrition, metabolism, reproduction, embryology, development, epizootiology, life-history patterns and population ecology are reviewed and analysed in detail; problems for further investigation are identified. Special features of the book include a taxonomic revision and list of valid species, anatomical illustrations and extensive tables covering morphological terms, host-parasite associations, life-history parameters and reproductive biology. The three indices (parasite, author and subject) and the comprehensive list of over a thousand references help the reader to use this major source of reference on a fascinating group of parasites.


1. Introduction Brent B. Nickol;
2. Anton Meyer D. W. T. Crompton;
3. Harley Jones Van Cleave: 40 years with the Acanthocephala Wilbur L. Bullock;
4. Classification Omar M. Amin;
5. Functional morphology Donald M. Miller and T. T. Dunagan;
6. Feeding, nutrition and metabolism Jane A. Starling;
7. Reproduction D. W. T. Crompton;
8. Development and life cycles Gerald D. Schmidt;
9. Epizootiology Brent B. Nickol;
10. Life history models A. P. Dobson and A. E. Keymer;
11. Regulation and dynamics of acanthocephalan populations C. R. Kennedy.

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