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    Natural History of Host-Parasite Interactions

    ISBN-10: 0123747872
    ISBN-13: 9780123747877
    Author(s): Joanne P. Webster, Joanne P. Webster
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    Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 366
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.584
    Language: English

    Ads in relevant publications, included in all subject area mailings, displayed at related exhibits and online * Brings together a range of articles from scientists from different fields of research and / or disease control, but with a common interest in studying the biology of a variety of parasitic diseases * Evolutionary theory has an important role to play in both the interpretation of host and parasitic dynamics and the design and application of disease control programmes

    Contributors
    Preface
    HLA-Mediated Control of HIV and HIV Adaptation to HLA
    Introduction
    CD8+ Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL) and Control of Viraemia
    Disease Outcome Mediated by CTL
    Immune Escape-Viral Escape Mutations from CTL
    HIV Evolution and Immune Selection
    Summary
    References
    An Evolutionary Perspective on Parasitism as a Cause of Cancer
    The Cancer Problem
    History of Parasitism and Oncogenesis
    Mechanisms of Oncogenesis
    Transmission Modes and the Evolution of Persistence
    Interactions of Causes
    Breast Cancer
    Testing Infectious Causation of Cancer
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers: The Diversity and Evolution of Manipulative Strategies in Host-Parasite Interactions
    Introduction
    How Parasites Alter Host Behaviour
    A Co-Evolutionary Perspective
    The (River) Blind Watchmaker
    Concluding Remarks
    References
    Evolutionary Drivers of Parasite-Induced Changes in Insect Life-History Traits: From Theory to Underlying Mechanisms
    Parasites and Host Life-History Traits
    Various Changes in Reproductive Traits Seen in Infected Insects
    Potential Drivers of Change in Host Reproductive Success
    Models for Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses
    Indirect Mechanisms Underlying Fecundity Reduction
    Life-History Traits in an Ecological Setting
    Conclusions
    References
    Ecological Immunology of a Tapeworms' Interaction with its Two Consecutive Hosts
    Introduction
    The Model Parasite Schistocephalus Solidus
    Phase I: Ingestion, Infection and Establishment
    Phase II: Resource Acquisition and Immune Evasion
    Phase III: Host Switch and Manipulation
    Link Between Hosts in Complex Life Cycles
    Concluding Remarks
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Tracking Transmission of the Zoonosis Toxoplasma gondii
    Toxoplasma: The Supreme Generalist
    Adaptation for Transmission
    Parasite Population Genetics
    Genetic Variation and Strain Partitioning
    Towards Defining Transmission Networks
    References
    Parasites and Biological Invasions
    Introduction
    Enemy Release and Parasite Acquisition
    Introduced Parasites
    Parasite-Host Adaptation
    The Impact of Parasitism on Biological Invasions
    Wider Community Effects
    Future Challenges
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Zoonoses in Wildlife: Integrating Ecology into Management
    Introduction
    Pathways Linking Pathogens in Wildlife to Other Hosts
    Integrating Disease and Wildlife Ecology into Control Strategies
    Conclusion
    References
    Understanding the Interaction Between an Obligate Hyperparasitic Bacterium, Pasteuria Penetrans and its Obligate Plant-Parasitic Nematode Host, Meloidogyne spp.
    Introduction
    Plant-Parasitic Nematodes, Biological Control and Pasteuria Penetrans
    Exploiting Genomics to Understand the P. Penetrans Root-Knot Nematode Biology
    Building Cohesion Between Molecules and Populations
    A Molecular Approach to Infection and Virulence from an Evolutionary Perspective
    Summary, Conclusions and Implications for Biological Control
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Host-Parasite Relations and Implications for Control
    Introduction
    The Current Strategies for NTD Control
    Control of Each NTD
    Consequences of Intensive Therapy on Parasite Evolution
    Conclusion
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Onchocerca-Simulium Interactions and the Population and Evolutionary Biology of Onchocerca volvulus
    Introduction
    Methods
    Results
    Implications for our Understanding of the Population and Evolutionary Biology of O. volvulus and the Control of Human Onchocerciasis
    Discussion and Future Research Directions
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Microsporidians as Evolution-Proof Agents of Malaria Control?
    Introduction
    Effective Control
    Sustainable Control
    Conclusions
    References
    Index
    Contents of Volumes in This Series

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