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Biology of the Acanthocephala - D.W.T. Crompton

Biology of the Acanthocephala

By: D.W.T. Crompton (Editor), Brent B. Nickol (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th March 2009
ISBN: 9780521105118
Number Of Pages: 532

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This volume was first published in 1985. A knowledge of this phylum of parasitic worms is essential for helminthologists and instructive for all research workers investigating the principles of parasitism. Each of the chapters is written by a specialist on the biology of the Acanthocephala. Systematics, functional morphology, feeding, nutrition, metabolism, reproduction, embryology, development, epizootiology, life-history patterns and population ecology are reviewed and analysed in detail; problems for further investigation are identified. Special features of the book include a taxonomic revision and list of valid species, anatomical illustrations and extensive tables covering morphological terms, host-parasite associations, life-history parameters and reproductive biology. The three indices (parasite, author and subject) and the comprehensive list of over a thousand references help the reader to use this major source of reference on a fascinating group of parasites.

Introduction
Anton Meyer
Harley Jones Van Cleave: 40 years with the Acanthocephala
Classification
Functional morphology
Feeding, nutrition and metabolism
Reproduction
Development and life cycles
Epizootiology
Life history models
Regulation and dynamics of acanthocephalan populations
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ISBN: 9780521105118
ISBN-10: 0521105110
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 19th March 2009
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.77

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