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The Biology of Echinostomes


The Biology of Echinostomes

From the Molecule to the Community

von: Bernard Fried, Rafael Toledo

178,49 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 21.04.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780387095776
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 333

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Echinostomes are medically- and veterinary-important parasitic flatworms that invade humans, domestic animals and wildlife and also parasitize in their larval stages numerous invertebrate and cold-blooded vertebrate hosts. The interest in echinostomes in parasitology and general biology comes from several areas: (1) Human infections; (2) Experimental models; (3) Animal infections; (4) Systematics.
The application of novel techniques is moving the echinostomes to the frontline of parasitology in fields such as systematics, immunobiology in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and proteomics among others. The Biology of Echinostomes demonstrates the application of new techniques to a group of trematodes that may serve to obtain information of great value in parasitology and general biology. The book includes basic topics, such as biology and systematics, as well as more novel topics, such as immunobiology, proteomics, and genomics of echinostomes. The authors of each chapter emphasize their content with: (i) the most novel information obtained; (ii) analysis of this information in a more general context (i.e. general parasitology); and (iii) future perspectives in view of the information presented. The subjects are analyzed from a modern point of view, considering aspects such as applications of novel techniques and an analysis of host-parasite interactions.
This text demonstrates the application of new techniques to a group of trematodes that are of great value in parasitology and general biology. The book includes basic topics as well as newer ones such as immunobiology, proteomics, and genomics of echinostomes.
Echinostomes are medically- and veterinary-important parasitic flatworms that invade humans, domestic animals and wildlife and also parasitize in their larval stages numerous invertebrate and cold-blooded vertebrate hosts. The interest in echinostomes in parasitology and general biology comes from several areas:
• Human infections• Experimental models• Animal infections• Systematics
The application of novel techniques is moving the echinostomes to the frontline of parasitology in fields such as systematics, immunobiology in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and proteomics among others. The Biology of Echinostomes demonstrates the application of new techniques to a group of trematodes that may serve to obtain information of great value in parasitology and general biology. The book includes basic topics, such as biology and systematics, as well as more novel topics, such as immunobiology, proteomics, and genomics of echinostomes. The authors of each chapter emphasize their content with: (i) the most novel information obtained; (ii) analysis of this information in a more general context (i.e. general parasitology); and (iii) future perspectives in view of the information presented. The subjects are analyzed from a modern point of view, considering aspects such as applications of novel techniques and an analysis of host-parasite interactions.
About the Editors:
Dr. Bernard Fried is Kreider Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA. Dr. Rafael Toledo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Parasitology at the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Echinostomes: The Life Cycle and Systematics.- Echinostomes in the First Intermediate Host.- Echinostomes in the Second Intermediate Host.- Echinostomes in the Definitive Host.- Echinostomes: Maintenance in the Laboratory.- Echinostomes in the Wild.- Echinostomes in Humans.- Echinostomes: Immunology and Pathology.- Echinostomes: Genomics and Proteomics.- Echinostomes: Use of in Studies on Analytical Chemistry.- Echinostomes and Psilostomes: Use in Studies on Emerging and Reemerging Helminthic Diseases.- Concurrent Infections of Echinostomes with Helminths and Protozoans.- Echinostomes: Use of in Studies on Chemotherapy and Metabolic Profiling.- Index.
The Biology of Echinostomes presents the echinostomes in the context of modern parasitology and shows applications of new methodologies and concepts to a group of trematodes that may be useful to obtain information of great value in both parasitology and general biology. Several chapters cover the research and literature on such echinostome-like trematodes as Ribeiroia spp. Emphasis is placed on recent advances and gaps in knowledge that must be filled to determine the importance of this group of digeneans as experimental models. This is critical to gain a full understanding of the potential role of echinostomes in the field of experimental parasitology. All chapters are covered from a modern point of view, considering matters such as the applications of novel techniques and analysis of data in the context of host-parasite interactions. The Biology of Echinostomes is an ideal volume for researchers and advanced students concentrating on echinostomes as experimental models.
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Presents the Echinostome for use as a model organism for parasitic infections