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Parasite Adaptation to Environmental Constraints

Parasite Adaptation to Environmental Constraints

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Part of Parasitology

R. C. Tinsley, D. A. Wharton, R. N. Perry, G. C. Kearn, J. Riley, R. J. Henderson, C. Combes, S. Morand, J. A. Jackson, R. A. Bray, D. T. J. Littlewood, E. A. Herniou, B. Williams, R. E. Henderson
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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521005005

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  • Parasites experience two environments; one reflecting external conditions, the other created by the living host. The constraints imposed by these environments provide an avenue into the rich diversity of parasitology. The subjects of this volume are relevant to evolution, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and phylogenetic analysis. Papers review familiar and unfamiliar extreme physical conditions from low temperatures and desiccation to the powerful water currents faced by some fish parasites. The environment created by the host and parasite adaptation to host immunity is covered in several papers, including immune evasion, host-switching and the effect of parasites on the evolution of immunity.

    • Examines parasite adaptation to both their external environment and the host environment
    • Covers extreme physical conditions including low temperatures, desiccation and powerful water currents
    • Reviews parasite adaptation to host immunity, including immune evasion, host-switching and the effect of parasites on the evolution of immunity
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    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521005005
    • length: 152 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 210 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction R. C. Tinsley
    Parasites and low temperatures D. A. Wharton
    Desiccation survival of parasitic nematodes R. N. Perry
    The survival of monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites on fish skin G. C. Kearn
    Pentastomids and the tetrapod lung J. Riley and R. J. Henderson
    Parasite adaptation to extreme conditions in a desert environment R. C. Tinsley
    Do parasites live in extreme environments? Constructing hostile niches and living in them C. Combes and S. Morand
    Analysis of parasite host-switching: limitations on the use of phylogenies J. A. Jackson
    Digenean parasites of deep-sea teleosts: a review and case studies of intrageneric phylogenies R. A. Bray, D. T. J. Littlewood, E. A. Herniou, B. Williams and R. E. Henderson.

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    R. C. Tinsley, University of Bristol

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    R. C. Tinsley, D. A. Wharton, R. N. Perry, G. C. Kearn, J. Riley, R. J. Henderson, C. Combes, S. Morand, J. A. Jackson, R. A. Bray, D. T. J. Littlewood, E. A. Herniou, B. Williams, R. E. Henderson

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