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Parasitology A Conceptual Approach

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Parasitology

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 Rogues’ Gallery. This appendix is organized taxonomically and includes details on taxonomy, life cycle, associated pathology, treatment, and control. Species included in the Rogues’ Gallery are highlighted in red throughout the main text.

1. An Introduction to Parasitism

2. An Overview of Parasite Diversity

3. The Parasite’s Way of Life

4. Host Defense and Parasite Evasion

5. Parasite vs. Host: Pathology and Disease

6. The Ecology of Parasitism

7. The Evolutionary Biology of Parasitism

8. Parasites and Conservation Biology

9. The Challenge of Parasite Control

10. The Future of Parasitology

The Rogues' Gallery:

- Protozoa

- Platyhelminths

- Nematodes

- Arthropods

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Ouvrage de 550 p.

Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai d'approvisionnement : 13 jours).

Prix indicatif 84,90 €

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