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Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases : Society for General Microbiology Symposia - S. H. Gillespie

Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases

Society for General Microbiology Symposia

By: S. H. Gillespie (Editor), G. L. Smith (Editor), Anne Osbourn (Editor)


Published: 10th May 2004
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Several billion people are at daily risk of life threatening vector-borne diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis and dengue. This volume describes the way in which the causal pathogens of such diseases interact with the vectors that transmit them. It details the elegant biological adaptations that have enabled pathogens to live with their vectors and, in some circumstances, to control them. This knowledge has led to novel preventative strategies in the form of antibiotics and new vaccines which are targeted not at the pathogen itself but at its specific vector.

'The authors describe the advantages of insects as vectors and their numerous barriers to infection, including physico-chemical barriers, the gut, haemolymph, and the salivary glands themselves.' ASM News

Vector-borne diseases
Evolution of tick-borne disease systems
Insect transmission of viruses
Interactive silencing of host gene expression
Reducing the prevalence of Borrelia in ticks
Bunyavirus/mosquito interactions
How do mosquito vectors live with their viruses?
Induction of vector competence
Environmental influences on arbovirus infections and vectors
Vector immunity
Transmission of plant viruses by nematodes
Wolbachia host-symbiont interactions
Pathogenic strategies of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, a unique bacterium that colonizes neutrophils
Interactions of Yersinia pestis with its flea vector that lead to the transmission of plague
Transgenic malaria
Vaccines targeting vectors
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ISBN: 9780521843126
ISBN-10: 052184312X
Series: Society for General Microbiology Symposia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 10th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.76