The Physiology and Biochemistry of Cestodes

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 16, 2007 - Science - 412 pages
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The cestodes, or tapeworms, are a group of parasitic worms many species of which cause serious, often fatal, diseases in man and domestic animals throughout the world. This book is an updated and expanded version of Professor Smyth's The Physiology of Cestodes (1969).
 

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Contents

general considerations
1
special structural features relevant to its physiology
5
3 The adult cestode in its environment
35
general metabolism and chemical composition lipid metabolism
53
carbohydrate metabolism
77
proteins and nucleic acids
114
7 The biology of the egg
156
8 Developmental biology of larvae
195
9 Development within definitive host
232
10 Cultivation of cestodes in vitro
257
11 Immunobiology of cestodes
283
References
306
Index
369
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Smyth is Emeritus Professor of Parasitology, University of London.

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