Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology, 1st Edition

Advances in Parasitology, 1st Edition,David Rollinson,ISBN9780124077065

Advances in Parasitology

D Rollinson   

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  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts


First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology.

Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications.

Eclectic volumes are supplemented by thematic volumes on various topics, including control of human parasitic diseases and global mapping of infectious diseases.


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology

David Rollinson

Professor David Rollinson is a Merit Research Scientist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he leads a research team in the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for schistosomiasis. He has had a long fascination with parasites and the diseases that they cause, this has involved him in many overseas projects especially in Africa. He is on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of parasitic diseases, the editor of Advances in Parasitology and a former President of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research group uses a multidisciplinary approach, which combines detailed molecular studies in the laboratory with ongoing collaborative studies in endemic areas of disease, to explore the intriguing world of parasites in order to help control and eliminate parasitic diseases.

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The Natural History Museum, London, UK

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Advances in Parasitology, 1st Edition

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Chapter One. Recent Developments in Blastocystis Research

1 Introduction

2 Background

3 Subtypes

4 Geographic Variation in Blastocystis Prevalence

5 Linking Blastocystis to Disease

6 Genome Studies

7 Future Developments


Chapter Two. Tradition and Transition

1 Introduction

2 Methods

3 Giardia spp.

4 Cryptosporidium spp.

5 Toxoplasma gondii

6 Trichinella spp.

7 Toxocara spp.

8 Anisakid Nematodes

9 Diphyllobothriid Cestodes

10 Echinococcus granulosus/canadensis (Cystic Hydatid)

11 Echinococcus multilocularis (Alveolar Hydatid)

12 Conclusions



Chapter Three. The Malaria Transition on the Arabian Peninsula

1 Background and Context

2 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

3 Republic of Yemen

4 Sultanate of Oman

5 United Arab Emirates

6 Kingdom of Bahrain

7 Qatar

8 State of Kuwait

9 Discussion



Chapter Four. Microsporidia and ‘The Art of Living Together’

1 Defining Microsporidia

2 The ‘Art of Living Inside the Cell’

3 The ‘Art of Dissemination’

4 The ‘Art of Living in the Host’

5 ENVOI – The ‘Master Parasites’

6 Conclusion



Chapter Five. Patterns and Processes in Parasite Co-Infection

1 Introduction

2 Ecology and Parasite Ecology

3 Exposure

4 Susceptibility

5 Patterns of Co-Infection and Inference of Processes

6 Exposure and Susceptibility Revisited




Quotes and reviews

"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing." --Parasitology

"The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers." --Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

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