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By: Alan Gunn(Author), Sarah Jane Pitt(Author)
458 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations
Parasitology: An Integrated Approach provides a concise, student-friendly account of parasites and parasite relationships that is supported by case studies and suggestions for student projects. Parasitology: An Integrated Approach focuses strongly on parasite interactions with other pathogens and in particular parasite-HIV interactions, as well as looking at how host behaviour contributes to the spread of infections. There is a consideration of the positive aspects of parasite infections, how humans have used parasites for their own advantage and also how parasite infections affect the welfare of captive and domestic animals.
The emphasis of "Parasitology" is on recent research throughout and each chapter ends with a brief discussion of future developments. This text is not simply an updated version of typical parastitology books but takes an integrated approach and explains how the study of parasites requires an understanding of a wide range of other topics from molecular biology and immunology to the interactions of parasites with both their hosts and other pathogens.
"Overall, a very enjoyable and useful book at a price that is not too astronomical ."
– British Journal of Biomedical Science, 1 January 2013
"Suitable as an undergraduate text in parasitology courses. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates."
– Choice, 1 January 2013
1 Animal associations 1
2 Parasitic protozoa, fungi and plants 28
3 Helminth parasites 86
4 Arthropod parasites 137
5 Parasite transmission 180
6 Immune reactions to parasitic infections 212
7 Pathology 245
8 The useful parasite 292
9 Identification of protozoan and helminth parasites 316
10 Parasite treatment and control 339
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