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Author Khan, Naveed Ahmed, author.

Title Acanthamoeba : biology and pathogenesis / Naveed Ahmed Khan
Edition Second edition
Published Norfolk, U.K. : Caister Academic Press, [2014]
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Summary "This book provides the first comprehensive review of Acanthamoeba research to be published. Everything that is known about Acanthamoeba is critically reviewed and divided into easy-to-follow sections. This book presents the current state of research on every aspect of this organism, detailing major advances in areas such as genomics, molecular and cellular biology, life cycles, geographical distribution, role in ecosystem, morphology, motility, phylogenetics, genotyping, metabolism, regulation of morphogenesis, host-parasite interactions, the molecular and immunological basis of pathogenesis, methods of transmission, epidemiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment, new target development and drug resistance, as well as its role as a Trojan horse of the microbial world, including viral, bacterial, protozoal and fungal pathogens, and much more. There is a significant emphasis on our knowledge of Acanthamoeba infections that has grown in the molecular era. In addition, this book provides a historical perspective on Acanthamoeba research that will be of considerable interest."-- Publisher's Web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Acanthamoeba -- Metabolism
Amebiasis -- Pathophysiology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1908230517