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Parasitic nematodes: molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology.

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This book covers recent advances made in the genetics and biochemistry of nematodes, and the immunology of infections which have been made possible by new molecular genetic, biochemical and immunological tools. The topics covered include: molecular analysis of nematode evolution; Wolbachia endosymbionts of filarial nematodes; genetic analysis of plant-parasitic nematode-host interactions; identifi...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 83)

Diversity in populations of parasitic nematodes and its significance.

This review covers: developmental choice for Strongyloides ratti; diversity and artificial selection for developmental route; the environment and developmental route; phenotypic plasticity in response to temperature; the molecular basis of variation in sensitivity; developmental route and host immunity; interaction of host immunity and temperature on developmental route; phenotypic diversity and arrested development; phenotypic diversity and immunology; parasite modulation of host immune responses; the consequences of laboratory maintenance on parasitic nematodes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Molecular analysis of nematode evolution. Author(s): Blaxter, M. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) The Wolbachia endosymbionts of filarial nematodes. Author(s): Bandi, C. Anderson, T. J. C. Genchi, C. Blaxter, M. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 45) Forward genetic analysis of plant-parasitic nematode-host interactions. Author(s): Opperman, C. H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) Identification of parasitic nematodes and study of genetic variability using PCR approaches. Author(s): Gasser, R. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 103) New insights into the intestinal niche of Trichinella spiralis. Author(s): Appleton, J. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 121) Genetic reprogramming of mammalian skeletal muscle cells by Trichinella spiralis. Author(s): Jasmer, D. P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 139) Plant-parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Bird, D. M. Bird, A. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 167) The nematode cuticle: synthesis, modification and mutants. Author(s): Page, A. P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 195) Chitinases of filarial nematodes. Author(s): Adam, R. Drabner, B. Lucius, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Acetylcholinesterase secretion by nematodes. Author(s): Selkirk, M. E. Henson, S. M. Russell, W. S. Hussein, A. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 229) The surface and secreted antigens of Toxocara canis: genes, protein structure and function. Author(s): Maizels, R. M. Loukas, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 247) Nematode gut peptidases, proteins and vaccination. Author(s): Knox, D. P. Skuce, P. J. Newlands, G. F. Redmond, D. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 269) Metabolic transitions and the role of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex during development of Ascaris suum. Author(s): Komuniecki, R. Komuniecki, P. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 285) Novel carbohydrate structures. Author(s): Dell, A. Haslam, S. M. Morris, H. R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 309) Structurally novel lipid-binding proteins. Author(s): Kennedy, M. W.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 331) T helper cell cytokine responses during intestinal nematode infection: induction, regulation and effector function. Author(s): Artis, D. Grencis, R. K.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 373) Gut immunopathology in helminth infections - paradigm lost? Author(s): Lawrence, C. E. Kennedy, M. W. Garside, P.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 399) Immunomodulation by filarial nematode phosphorylcholine-containing glycoproteins. Author(s): Harnett, W. Harnett, M. M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 415) Nematode neuropeptides. Author(s): Maule, A. G. Marks, N. J. Halton, D. W.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 441) Neurobiology of nematode muscle: ligand-gated ion-channels and anti-parasitic drugs. Author(s): Martin, R. J. Robertson, A. P. Valkanov, M. A. Purcell, J. Lowden, C. S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994239
  • Record Number
  • 20013064212