This volume covers a wide range of systems, exemplified by a broad spectrum of micro- and macro-parasites, impacting humans, domestic and wild animals and plants. It illustrates the importance of evolutionary considerations and concepts, both as thinking tools for qualitative understanding or as guiding tools for decision making in major disease control programs.
* Brings together a range of articles from scientists from different fields of research and/or disease control, but with a common interest in studying the biology of a variety of parasitic diseases
* Evolutionary theory has an important role to play in both the interpretation of host and parasitic dynamics and the design and application of disease control programs
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Joanne P. Webster
1. HLA-Mediated Control of HIV, and HIV Adaptation to HLA
Rebecca Payne, Philippa Matthews, Julia Prado and Philip Goulder
2. An Evolutionary Perspective on Parasitism as a Cause of Cancer
Paul W. Ewald
3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers: the Diversity and Evolution of Manipulative Strategies in Host-Parasite Interactions
Thierry Lefèvre, Shelley Adamo, David G. Biron, Dorothée Missé, David Hughes and Frédéric Thomas
4. Evolutionary Drivers of Parasite-Induced Changes in Insect Life-History Traits: From Theory to Underlying Mechanisms
5. Ecological Immunology of a Tapeworms' Interaction with its Two Consecutive Hosts
Katrin Hammerschmidt and Joachim Kurtz
6. Tracking Transmission of the Zoonosis Toxoplasma gondii
Judith E. Smith
7. Parasites and Biological Invasions
Alison M. Dunn
8. Zoonoses in Wildlife: Integrating Ecology into Management
9. Understanding the Interaction between an Obligate Hyperparasitic Bacterium, Pasteuria penetrans and its Obligate Plant Parasitic Nematode Host, Meloidogyne spp.
Keith G. Davies
10. Host-Parasite Relations and Implications for Control
11. Onchocerca-Simulium Interactions and the Population and Evolutionary Biology of Onchocerca volvulus
María-Gloria Basáñez, Thomas S. Churcher and María-Eugenia Grillet
12. Microsporidians as Evolution-Proof Agents of Malaria Control?
Jacob C. Koella, Lena Lorenz and Irka Bargielowski