Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases (Google eBook)

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Stephen H. Gillespie, Geoffrey L. Smith, Anne Osbourn
Cambridge University Press, May 6, 2004 - Science - 383 pages
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Several billion people are at daily risk of life threatening vector-borne diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis and dengue. This volume describes the way in which the causal pathogens of such diseases interact with the vectors that transmit them. It details the elegant biological adaptations that have enabled pathogens to live with their vectors and, in some circumstances, to control them. This knowledge has led to novel preventative strategies in the form of antibiotics and new vaccines which are targeted not at the pathogen itself but at its specific vector.
  

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Contents

Barbour
15
Taylor M
18
S E Randolph
19
S Blanc
43
Elliott R M
57
Weaver S C
61
R Lu H Li W X Li and S W Ding
63
A Barbour
76
Randolph S
177
P S Mellor
181
N A Ratcliffe and M M A Whitten
199
S A MacFarlane and D J Robinson
263
J Taylor
287
J A Carlyon and E Fikrig
301
B J Hinnebusch
331
P W Atkinson and D A OBrochta
345

Elliott and A Kohl
91
OBrochta D
127
Weaver L L Coffey R Nussenzveig D Ortiz and D Smith
139
Hinnebusch B
173
G A T Targett
363
Index
379
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About the author (2004)

Stephen H. Gillespie is Professor of Medical Microbiology in the Department of Infectious Diseases at University College London, UK.

Geoffrey L. Smith is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Head of Department of Virology at Imperial College London, UK.

Anne Osbourn is a Group leader in the Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich,UK.

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