Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Evolution
- Editor: Krishna R. Dronamraju, Foundation for Genetic Research, Houston, Texas
This book, originally published in 2004, is concerned with the links between human evolution and infectious disease. It has long been recognised that an important factor in human evolution has been the struggle against infectious disease and, more recently, it was revealed that complex genetic polymorphisms are the direct result of that struggle. As molecular biological techniques become more sophisticated, a number of breakthroughs in the area of host-pathogen evolution led to an increased interest in this field. From the historical beginnings of J. B. S. Haldane's original hypothesis to more recent research, this book strives to evaluate infectious diseases from an evolutionary perspective. It provides a survey of information regarding host-pathogen evolution related to major infectious diseases and parasitic infections, including malaria, influenza and leishmaniasis. Written by leading authorities in the field, and edited by a former pupil of Haldane, Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Evolution will be valuable for those working in related areas of microbiology, parasitology, immunology and infectious disease medicine, as well as genetics, evolutionary biology and epidemiology.Read more
- 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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- Date Published: June 2006
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511192265
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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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