Parasite Adaptation to Environmental Constraints
Edited by R. C. Tinsley
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Parasite Adaptation to Environmental Constraints by R. C. Tinsley
Book DescriptionParasites 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521005005
(297mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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