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Evolution of Parasitism Volume 54 : Volume 54 - Tim Littlewood

Evolution of Parasitism Volume 54

Volume 54

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9780120317547
Number Of Pages: 416

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Parasitology continues to benefit from taking an evolutionary approach to its study. Tree construction, character-mapping, tree-based evolutionary interpretation, and other developments in molecular and morphological phylogenetics have had a profound influence and have shed new light on the very nature of host-parasite relations and their coevolution. Life cycle complexity, parasite ecology and the origins and evolution of parasitism itself are all underpinned by an understanding of phylogeny.
This volume aims to bring together a range of articles that exemplifies the phylogenetic approach as applied to various disciplines within parasitology and as applied by parasitologists. Unified by the use of phylogenies, this book tackles a wide variety of parasite-specific biological problems across a diverse range of taxa.
* Includes important contributions from leading minds in the field such as Serge Morand, Francisco Ayala and Mark Blaxter, among others.
* Second in the ISI Parasitology List in 2002 with an Impact Factor of 4.818
* Series encompasses over 35 years of parasitology coverage

"...indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers." -ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY

Introduction - phylogenies, phylogenetics, parasites and the evolution of parasitism
Cryptic Organelles in Parasitic Protists and Fungi
Phylogenetic Insights into the Evolution of Parasitism in Hymenoptera
Nematoda: Genes, Genomes and the Evolution of Parasitism
Life Cycle Evolution in the Digenea: a New Perspective from Phylogeny
Progress in Malaria Research: the Case for Phylogenetics
Phylogenies, the Comparative Method and Parasite Evolutionary Ecology
Recent Results in Cophylogeny Mapping
Inference of Viral Evolutionary Rates from Molecular Sequences
Detecting Adaptive Molecular Evolution: Additional Tools for the Parasitologist
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ISBN: 9780120317547
ISBN-10: 0120317540
Series: Advances in Parasitology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 22.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.79