Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Humans, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Nov 11, 2009 - Science - 336 pages
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Found worldwide from Alaska to Australasia, Toxoplasma gondii knows no geographic boundaries. The protozoan is the source of one of the most common parasitic infections in humans, livestock, companion animals, and wildlife, and has gained notoriety with its inclusion on the list of potential bioterrorism microbes. In the two decades since the publication of the first edition of Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Humans there has been an explosion of knowledge concerning T. gondii and toxoplasmosis. Still used extensively as a cell model, its genome has recently been published making it a subject of even greater scientific interest. Keeping the organizational style that made the previous edition so popular and usable, this second edition has been completely revised and updated.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Expanded information on the cultivation, maintenance, and preservation of T. gondii
  • Expanded information on the cell biology and molecular biology of the parasite
  • Reviews all literature from the past 20 years for each domestic animal
  • Summarizes information on the worldwide prevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and the devastating disease it can cause in newborn

Written by one of the pioneers of the field, the book provides unique information on all known host types for this parasite. It distills the voluminous and potentially confusing scientific literature that has grown geometrically in the 20 years since the publication of the first edition into a comprehensive resource. The single author approach ensures a strong foundation in the biology and a seamless integration of topics.

The new edition of this groundbreaking work is the only volume to cover toxoplasmosis of animals and humans thoroughly in one source. It supplies an entry point to further research by cutting through the morass of literature to identify the most relevant references.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 General Biology
1
Chapter 2 Toxoplasmosis in Humans Homo sapiens
73
Chapter 3 Toxoplasmosis in Domestic Cats and Other Felids
95
Chapter 4 Toxoplasmosis in Sheep Ovis aries
119
Chapter 5 Toxoplasmosis in Goats Capra hircus
137
Chapter 6 Toxoplasmosis in Pigs Sus scrofa
145
Chapter 7 Toxoplasmosis in Dogs Canis familiaris
161
Chapter 8 Toxoplasmosis in Cattle Bos taurus
169
Chapter 13 Toxoplasmosis in NonHuman Primates
201
Chapter 14 Toxoplasmosis in Australasian Marsupials
205
Chapter 15 Toxoplasmosis in Marine Mammals
211
Chapter 16 Toxoplasmosis in Wild Canids
217
Chapter 17 Toxoplasmosis in Deer and Bears
223
Chapter 18 Toxoplasmosis in Rodents and Small Mammals
227
Chapter 19 Toxoplasmosis in Miscellaneous Animals
235
References
241

Chapter 9 Toxoplasmosis in Water Buffalo Bubalus bubalis
175
Chapter 10 Toxoplasmosis in Horses Equus caballus
177
Chapter 11 Toxoplasmosis in Camels Camelus dromedarius
179
Chapter 12 Toxoplasmosis in Chickens and Other Avian Species
181
Index
305
Back cover
319
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