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Introduction to Animal Parasitology - J. D. Smyth

Introduction to Animal Parasitology

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The third edition of this basic textbook in parasitology has been entirely rewritten, incorporating the spectacular advances made in biological sciences within recent years. The author presents students and research workers with a broad multi-disciplined approach to the morphology, ultrastructure, speciation, life cycles, biochemistry, in vitro culture and immunology of parasites. Special attention is paid to those species used as models for teaching and research as well as the major human and animal parasites. The author introduces the basics of the subject for new students as well as bringing in more advanced topics of interest to senior students and researchers. The text is illustrated with a large number of figures, tables and up-to-date reference lists. The book will appeal to all students with an interest in parasitology as well as being of interest to research workers in the field.

."..an impressive revision that will well serve a wide variety of students in the basic and applied biological sciences....With this new material and the clean, attractive presentation (both graphically and in prose) of the third edition, a new generation of students will be lured to the fascinating topic of parasitism." Catherine A. Toft, Quarterly Review of Biology "The author has written the book for new students in the field of animal parasitology but advanced topics, such as the application of isoelectric focusing and antigenic analysis to develop the concept of species, are of interest to senior students and researchers. The book is easy to read and the writing is interesting...." Andr^D'e Morin, CSM Newsletter "It may be useful for an upper division course in parasitology or helminthology. The book would be a valuable resource for graduate students and instructors of parasitology." Tim Ruhnke, The Quarterly Review of Biology

Preface to the third editionp. xix
Acknowledgementsp. xx
Parasitism: what is a parasite?p. 1
Animal associationsp. 1
Commensalismp. 2
Phoresisp. 2
Parasitismp. 3
Referencesp. 8
Niches, habitats and environmentsp. 10
Nichesp. 10
Habitats: general commentsp. 11
The vertebrate alimentary canalp. 11
Bloodp. 17
Tissues and other habitatsp. 18
Invertebrate habitatsp. 19
Importance of nutritional levels of environment in parasite life cyclesp. 19
Referencesp. 20
Protozoa: the amoebaep. 22
Type example: Entamoeba murisp. 22
Ultrastructurep. 24
Entamoeba of man and other animalsp. 25
Other intestinal amoebaep. 31
Tissue-invading soil amoebaep. 32
Physiology of intestinal amoebaep. 37
Referencesp. 40
Protozoa: abbreviated classificationp. 42
Flagellates: intestinal and related formsp. 44
Classificationp. 44
Trichomonadsp. 45
Intestinal flagellates other than trichomonadsp. 49
Physiology and biochemistry of intestinal flagellatesp. 52
Referencesp. 54
Haemoflagellatesp. 57
Haemoflagellates as biological modelsp. 57
General accountp. 57
Morphological stages of haemoflagellatesp. 61
Classification: Family Trypanosomatidaep. 62
Genus Trypansomap. 63
Genus Leishmaniap. 75
Physiology and biochemistry of haemoflagellatesp. 80
Referencesp. 84
Sporozoea: gregarines and coccidiap. 88
Classificationp. 88
Subclass 1 Gregariniap. 89
Subclass 2 Coccidiap. 94
Tissue cyst-forming coccidiap. 99
Referencesp. 106
Sporozoea: Haemosporina: malaria; basic biologyp. 109
General considerationsp. 109
Sublcass Coccidia: suborder Haemosporinap. 109
Genus Plasmodium: the malarial organismp. 110
Ultrastructurep. 115
Genetics of Plasmodiump. 117
Biochemistry and physiologyp. 119
Referencesp. 123
Sporozoea: malaria in man and the animal kingdomp. 126
Mammalian malariap. 126
Bird malariap. 133
Amphibian malariap. 135
Reptilian malariap. 135
Referencesp. 135
Sporozoea: Haemosporina other than Plasmodia; Piroplasmiap. 137
Family Haemoproteidaep. 137
Subclass Piroplasmiap. 139
Family Theileriidaep. 142
Referencesp. 142
Opalinata and Ciliophorap. 144
'Opalinids' and ciliatesp. 144
Classificationp. 144
Subphylum Opalinatap. 144
Phylum Ciliophorap. 148
Referencesp. 154
Helminth Parasites: Platyhelminthes: Monogeneap. 157
Trematoda: introductionp. 158
Class Monogeneap. 159
Referencesp. 172
Trematoda: Aspidogastreap. 175
Referencesp. 176
Trematoda: Digeneap. 178
General morphologyp. 178
Egg formationp. 184
Trematode life cyclesp. 188
Classificationp. 197
Referencesp. 198
Digenea: Bucephalidae, Fasciolidae, Opisthorchiidae, Dicrocoeliidaep. 203
Family Bucephalidaep. 203
Family Fasciolidaep. 205
Family Opisthorchiidaep. 212
Family Dicrocoeliidaep. 214
Referencesp. 216
Digenea: Plagiorchiidae, Echinostomatidae, Heterophyidae, Trogylotrematidaep. 219
Family Plagiorchiidaep. 219
Family Echinostomatidaep. 221
Family Heterophyidaep. 228
Family Troglotrematidaep. 230
Referencesp. 233
Digenea: Schistosomatidaep. 236
General accountp. 236
Type example: Schistosoma mansonip. 237
Other species attacking manp. 243
Schistosomiasis as a world problemp. 245
Type example: Schistosomatium douthittip. 246
Unisexual infectionsp. 250
Hybridization in schistosomesp. 251
Cercarial dermatitis: 'swimmers' itch'p. 251
Referencesp. 251
Digenea: Strigeidae, Diplostomatidae, Paramphistomatidaep. 254
Families Strigeidae and Diplostomatidaep. 254
Family Paramphistomatidaep. 259
Referencesp. 261
Physiology of trematodesp. 263
Chemical compositionp. 263
Nutritionp. 263
Energy metabolismp. 266
Protein metabolismp. 268
Lipid metabolismp. 269
Neurobiologyp. 270
Referencesp. 273
Cestoda: Cestodariap. 277
General accountp. 277
Subclass Cestodariap. 277
Referencesp. 279
Eucestoda: general accountp. 281
Classificationp. 281
General characteristicsp. 282
Life cyclesp. 291
Referencesp. 293
Eucestoda: minor ordersp. 296
Referencesp. 300
Eucestoda: Pseudophyllideap. 302
Genus Diphyllobothriump. 302
The caryophyllaeid cestodesp. 310
Pseudophyllidae with progenetic plerocercoidsp. 312
Referencesp. 317
Eucestoda: Cyclophyllideap. 321
Type example: Hymenolepis diminutap. 321
Family Hymenolepididaep. 324
Family Taeniidaep. 326
Other Cyclophyllidaep. 342
Referencesp. 344
Physiology of cestodesp. 349
General accountp. 349
Chemical compositionp. 351
Carbohydrate metabolismp. 353
Electron transportp. 359
Protein metabolismp. 359
Lipid metabolismp. 361
Neurobiologyp. 362
Referencesp. 364
Nematoda: general accountp. 368
Classificationp. 368
Type example: Rhabditis maupasip. 369
General morphology of nematodesp. 371
Reproductionp. 378
Body wallp. 383
General consideration of structure and functionp. 385
Referencesp. 385
Aphasmid Nematodap. 388
Superfamily Trichuroideap. 388
Superfamily Dioctophymatoideap. 395
Referencesp. 395
Phasmid Nematoda: Rhabditida, Ascaridida and Oxyuridap. 397
Order Rhabditidap. 397
Order Ascarididap. 400
Order Oxyuridap. 407
Referencesp. 409
Phasmid Nematoda: Strongylidap. 412
Type example: Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, the rat hookwormp. 412
Order Strongylidap. 415
Referencesp. 420
Phasmid Nematoda: Spiruridap. 423
Suborder Spirurina: superfamily Filarioideap. 423
Suborder Camallaninap. 432
Suborder Spirurinap. 434
Referencesp. 434
Physiology of nematodesp. 438
Chemical compositionp. 438
Respirationp. 440
Carbohydrate metabolismp. 440
Krebs (TCA) cyclep. 444
Protein metabolismp. 445
Lipid metabolismp. 446
Nutritionp. 447
Neurobiologyp. 448
Referencesp. 448
Acanthocephalap. 451
Occurrencep. 451
General accountp. 453
Referencesp. 457
Immunoparasitologyp. 460
Immunity and the immune responsep. 460
Immunity in specific host--parasite systemsp. 466
Vaccination and diagnosisp. 483
Referencesp. 486
In vitro cultivation of endoparasites: general principles; Protozoap. 491
General principlesp. 491
Intestinal Protozoap. 493
Blood and tissue protozoap. 496
Other Sporozoeap. 500
Referencesp. 500
In vitro cultivation of endoparasites: helminthsp. 503
General accountp. 503
Trematodesp. 503
Cestodesp. 509
Nematodesp. 517
Filarioideap. 521
Referencesp. 523
Author indexp. 527
Subject indexp. 534
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ISBN: 9780521428118
ISBN-10: 0521428114
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 23rd January 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.27
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised