Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Wolbachia : a bug's life in another bug / volume editors, Achim Hoerauf, Ramakrishna U. Rao
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (viii, 150 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Issues in infectious diseases, 1660-1890 ; v. 5
Issues in infectious diseases ; v. 5. 1660-1890
Contents The discovery of Wolbachia in arthropods and nematodes: a historical perspective / Kozek, W.J., Rao, R.U. -- Wolbachia : evolutionary significance in nematodes / Casiraghi, M., Ferri, E., Bandi, C. -- Wolbachia endosymbionts : an Achilles' heel of filarial nematodes / Hoerauf, A., Pfarr, K. -- It takes two : lessons from the first nematode Wolbachia genome sequence / Pfarr, K., Foster, J., Slatko, B. -- Coexist, cooperate and thrive : Wolbachia as long-term symbionts of filarial nematodes / Fenn, K., Blaxter, M. -- Insights into Wolbachia biology provided through genomic analysis / Yamada, R. [and others] -- Wolbachia symbiosis in arthropods / Clark, M.E. -- Wolbachia and its importance in veterinary filariasis / Kramer, L. [and others] -- Wolbachia and onchocerca volvulus : pathogenesis of river blindness / Daehnel, K. [and others]
Summary Wolbachia are Gram-negative bacteria that form intracellular inherited infections in many invertebrates. They are extremely common, with 20-75% of all insects being infected. Moreover, they infect numerous noninsect invertebrates including nematodes, mites and spiders. Approximately 120 million people are infected by filarial nematode parasites worldwide. Transmitted to humans through mosquitoes and black flies, the majority of the disease-causing nematodes are hosts to the Wolbachia bacteria. These nematodes cause the often devastating diseases elephantiasis and onchocerciasis, commonly referred to as filariasis. Moreover, heartworm disease, caused by another Wolbachia -containing nematode, is another mosquito-borne disease that has significant importance in the veterinary field. Featuring the findings of internationally recognized experts in infectious disease research and insect biology, this publication highlights their perspectives on Wolbachia 's genome, evolution, symbiosis, biology, pathogenicity as well as its potential as a drug target. This comprehensive publication is intended for readers with teaching or research interests in microbiology, entomology, infectious diseases, genetics, tropical medicine and clinical research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Wolbachia.
Nematodes as carriers of disease.
Host-parasite relationships.
Filarioidea -- microbiology
Filarioidea -- parasitology
Host-Parasite Interactions
Nematode Infections -- parasitology
Host-parasite relationships
Nematodes as carriers of disease
Wolbachia -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoerauf, Achim
Rao, Ramakrishna U
ISBN 9783318013993