Parasitology: A Conceptual Approach

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Garland Science, Mar 2, 2015 - Medical - 576 pages
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Parasitology: A Conceptual Approach is a new textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students which focuses on concepts and principles without neglecting important aspects of a traditional, taxonomically based approach to parasitology. Concentrating on concepts enables readers to gain a broader perspective that will increase their ability to think critically about various parasitic associations. The interfaces between the study of parasitism and prominent biological disciplines such as biodiversity, immunology, ecology, evolution, conservation biology, and disease control are highlighted. End-of-chapter questions are provided, as is an Instructor Manual.Information on individual parasites is expertly summarized in a concise appendix called the RoguesŐ Gallery. This appendix is organized taxonomically and includes details on taxonomy, life cycle, associated pathology, treatment, and control. Species included in the RoguesŐ Gallery are highlighted in red throughout the main text.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Parasitism
1
An Overview of Parasite Diversity
21
The Parasites Way of Life
67
Host Defense and Parasite Evasion
111
Parasite Versus Host Pathology and Disease
159
The Ecology of Parasitism
193
Evolutionary Biology of Parasitism
259
Parasites and Conservation Biology
317
The Challenge of Parasite Control
355
The Future of Parasitology
405
Rogues Gallery of Parasites
429
Glossary
527
Index
539
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