An Introduction to Parasitology (Studies in Biology)

An Introduction to Parasitology (Studies in Biology)

By: Bernard E. Matthews (author)Paperback

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This introductory undergraduate textbook provides a concise, clear and affordable overview of parasite biology for students and non-specialists, to equip them for approaching more technical and detailed literature. Using examples from all groups of animal parasites, the text considers the various stages of a parasite's life cycle from finding hosts to surviving within the host. The significance of damage caused by parasites and approaches to control are discussed, giving the book a well-rounded approach for those new to the subject or revising key points. A key feature of the book is its comparative rather than systematic approach. Suitable for all introductory parasite courses in biology, zoology and human and veterinary medicine.

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Preface; 1. The spectrum of animal-animal associations; 2. Parasites; 3. From host to host; 4. Getting settled; 5. At home with the host; 6. The host's response; 7. Damaging effects of parasites; 8. Problems of parasite control; Further reading; Glossary; Index.

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  • publication date: 07/05/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780521576918
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9780521576918
  • weight: 310
  • ISBN10: 0521576911

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