An Introduction to Parasitology

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Cambridge University Press, May 7, 1998 - Medical - 192 pages
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This introductory undergraduate textbook provides a concise, clear and affordable overview of parasite biology for students and nonspecialists, preparing them for more technical and detailed literature. Using examples from all groups of animal parasites, the text considers the various stages of a parasite's life cycle from finding hosts to surviving within the host. The author discusses the significance of damage caused by parasites and approaches to control, giving the book a well-rounded scope for those new to the subject or desiring a review of key points. A key feature of the book is its comparative rather than systematic approach. Suitable for all introductory parasitology courses in biology, zoology and human and veterinary medicine.
 

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Contents

The spectrum of animalanimal associations
1
Parasites
16
From host to host
52
Getting settled
79
At home with the host
96
The hosts response
121
Damaging effects of parasites
137
Problems of parasite control
157
Further reading
172
Glossary
177
Index
187
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Matthews-University of Edinburgh

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