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This is the first book to outline the potential of protein kinases as a drug target for parasite infections, and to bridge the gap between the findings from basic research and the development of novel anti-parasite drugs.
Dickson D. Despommier's vivid, visceral account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites follows the interplay between these fascinating life-forms and human society over thousands of years. Concentrating on particularly remarkable and often highly pathogenic organisms, Despommier describes their life cycles and the mechanisms they use to avoid elimination....
A parasitology text for biology and/or zoology students at the undergraduate level. It emphasizes principles with related information on the biology, physiology, morphology, and ecology of the major parasites of humans and domestic animals. It is not a diagnostic manual for medical students.
Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This innovative text provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and challenging review of host manipulation by parasites that assesses the current state of developments in the field and lays out a framework for future research.
This edited volume demonstrates how the latest developments in biogeography for example in phylogenetics, macroecology, and geographic information systems can be applied to studies in the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions in order to integrate spatial patterns with ecological theory.
Parasites have become a powerful model system for the study of ecology and evolution, with practical applications in disease prevention. This work presents an evolutionary framework for the study of parasite biology, combining theory with empirical examples for a broader understanding of why parasites are as they are and do...
By Carl Zimmer
Parasites can: rewrite DNA; rewire the brain; genetically engineer viruses as weapons; and turn healthy hosts into the living dead. This book follows researchers as they penetrate the mysteries of these omnipotent creatures who control evolution, ecxosystems, and perhaps the future of mankind.