Trematodology - the study of a class of medically important parasitic, flat-bodied worms - has made significant advances over the past ten years. The tremendous amount of information accumulated from research discoveries and technical developments related to trematode biology makes this book a timely and necessary part of the literature. Advances in Trematode Biology presents a thorough treatment of modern trematodology, including principles and practices. With coverage of background material as well as modern methods, Advances in Trematode Biology updates researchers, practitioners, and students with new information in immunology, biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology.
Advances in Trematode Biology includes practical information on parasitological techniques, emphasizing species of medical and veterinary importance - a key reference for parasitologists, biologists, medical, and veterinary personnel. The excellent presentation of material, including well-organized tables and chapters, make Advances in Trematode Biology easy to use both as a textbook and as a reference.
Table of Contents
An Overview of the Biology of Trematodes, B. Fried
Modes of Transmission of Trematode Infections and Their Control, M.A. Haseeb and B. Fried
Excystation and Cultivation of Trematodes, S.W.B. Irwin
Structure and Function of Trematode Alimentation, T. Fujino
Reproductive Physiology and Behavior of Digenic Trematodes, P.M. Nollen
Physiology and Biochemistry of Snail-Larval Trematode Relationships, S.N. Thompson
Host Recognition by Trematode Miracidia and Cercariae, W. Haas and B. Haberl
Specificity and Immunobiology of Larval Digenean-Snail Associations, C.M. Adema and E.S. Loker
Proteases of Trematodes, J.P. Dalton and P.J. Brindley
Biochemistry of Trematodes, A.G.M. Tielens
Trematode Neurobiology, D.W. Halton, A.G. Maule, and C. Shaw
Immunobiology of Trematodes in Vertebrate Hosts, T.K. Graczyk
Molecular Biology of Trematodes: Approaches and Applications, D.J. Minchella, R. Sorensen, J. Curtis, and A. Bierberich