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Title Infectious diseases and host-pathogen evolution / edited by Krishna R. Dronamraju
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 370 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Summary It has long been recognised that an important factor in human evolution has been the struggle against infectious disease and, more recently, it has been revealed that complex genetic polymorphisms are the direct result of that struggle. As molecular biological techniques become more sophisticated, a number of breakthroughs in the area of host-pathogen evolution have led to an increased interest in this field. From the historical beginnings of J.B.S. Haldane's original hypothesis to current research, this book strives to evaluate infectious diseases from an evolutionary perspective. It provides a survey of the latest information regarding host-pathogen evolution related to major infectious diseases and parasitic infections, including malaria, influenza and leishmaniasis. Written by leading authorities in the field, and edited by a former pupil of Haldane, Infectious Disease and Host-Pathogen Evolution will be a valuable reference for those working in related areas of microbiology, parasitology, immunology and infectious disease medicine, as well as genetics, evolutionary biology and epidemiology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Evolutionary genetics.
Host-parasite relationships.
Human evolution.
Microorganisms -- Evolution.
Biological Evolution.
Communicable Diseases -- genetics.
Genetic Variation.
Host-Parasite Interactions -- genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Dronamraju, Krishna R.
LC no. 2003055194
ISBN 0511193688
0511195117 (electronic bk.)
051119577X (electronic bk.)
0511546254 (electronic bk.)
9780511195112 (electronic bk.)
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9780511546259 (electronic bk.)