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Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Evolution

Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Evolution

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James F. Crow, D. J. Weatherall, Stephen M. Rich, Francisco J. Ayala, Ananias A. Escalante, Altaf A. Lal, Sara A. Tishkoff, Brian C. Verrelli, Peter A. Zimmerman, Robin M. Bush, Nancy J. Cox, Rita R. Colwell, Shah M. Faruque, G. Balakrish Nair; Tom Little, Dieter Ebert, A. Dessein, B. Bucheton, L. Argiro, N. M. A. Elwali, V. Rodrigues, C. Chevillard, S. Marquet, Helia Dessein, S. H. El-Safi, L. Abel, Andrew F. Read, Sylvain Gandon, Sean Nee, Margaret J. Mackinnon, Lindsay G. Cowell, N. Avrion Mitchison, Brigitte Muller, Newton E. Morton, Michel Tibayrenc, Kyle D. Cochran, Gregory M. Cochran, Luca Cavalli-Sforza
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  • Date Published: January 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521126557

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  • From the historical beginnings of Haldane's original hypothesis to current research, this book evaluates infectious diseases from an evolutionary perspective. It surveys the latest information related to major infections, such as malaria, influenza and leishmaniasis.

    • A multidisciplinary discussion of the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases
    • Covers recent progress in the genetic study of major diseases
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    Review of the hardback: '… some fascinating reading.' Society for General Microbiology

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    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521126557
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. J. B. S. Haldane:
    1. Haldane's ideas in biology with special reference to disease and evolution James F. Crow
    2. JBS Haldane and the malaria hypothesis D. J. Weatherall
    Part II. malarial parasites:
    3. Evolutionary genetics of Plasmodium Falciparum, the agent of malignant malaria Stephen M. Rich and Francisco J. Ayala
    4. Evolutionary biology of malaria parasites Ananias A. Escalante and Altaf A. Lal
    5. G6PD deficiency and malarial resistance in humans: insights from evolutionary genetic analyses Sara A. Tishkoff and Brian C. Verrelli
    6. The enigma of vivax malaria and erythrocyte duffy-negativity Peter A. Zimmerman
    Part III. Other Parasites:
    7. Influenza evolution Robin M. Bush and Nancy J. Cox
    8. Free-living to free-wheeling: the evolution of Vibrio cholerae from innocence to infamy Rita R. Colwell, Shah M. Faruque and G. Balakrish Nair
    9. Evolutionary dynamics of Daphnia and their microparasites Tom Little and Dieter Ebert
    10. Human susceptibility to visceral Leishmaniasis (Leishmania donovani) and to Schistosomiasis (Schistosoma mansoni) is controlled by major genetic loci A. Dessein, B. Bucheton, L. Argiro, N. M. A. Elwali, V. Rodrigues, C. Chevillard, S. Marquet, Helia Dessein, S. H. El-Safi and L. Abel
    Part IV. Genetic and Evolutionary Considerations:
    11. The evolution of pathogen virulence in response to animal and public health interventions Andrew F. Read, Sylvain Gandon, Sean Nee and Margaret J. Mackinnon
    12. Infection and the diversity of regulatory DNA Lindsay G. Cowell, N. Avrion Mitchison and Brigitte Muller
    13. Genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases: the first half century Newton E. Morton
    14. The impact of human genetic diversity in the transmission and severity of infectious diseases Michel Tibayrenc
    15. Evolution and the etiology of diabetes mellitus Kyle D. Cochran and Gregory M. Cochran
    16. The future of human evolution Luca Cavalli-Sforza.

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    Krishna R. Dronamraju, Foundation for Genetic Research, Houston, Texas

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    James F. Crow, D. J. Weatherall, Stephen M. Rich, Francisco J. Ayala, Ananias A. Escalante, Altaf A. Lal, Sara A. Tishkoff, Brian C. Verrelli, Peter A. Zimmerman, Robin M. Bush, Nancy J. Cox, Rita R. Colwell, Shah M. Faruque, G. Balakrish Nair; Tom Little, Dieter Ebert, A. Dessein, B. Bucheton, L. Argiro, N. M. A. Elwali, V. Rodrigues, C. Chevillard, S. Marquet, Helia Dessein, S. H. El-Safi, L. Abel, Andrew F. Read, Sylvain Gandon, Sean Nee, Margaret J. Mackinnon, Lindsay G. Cowell, N. Avrion Mitchison, Brigitte Muller, Newton E. Morton, Michel Tibayrenc, Kyle D. Cochran, Gregory M. Cochran, Luca Cavalli-Sforza

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