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The Biology of Echinostomes

From the Molecule to the Community

  • Rafael Toledo
  • Bernard Fried

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. José Guillermo Esteban*, Carla Muñoz-Antoli
    Pages 1-34
  3. Christine Coustau*, Benjamin Gourbal, Guillaume Mitta, Coen Adema
    Pages 35-59
  4. Shamus P. Keeler, Jane E. Huffman*
    Pages 61-87
  5. Arnaldo Maldonado Jr., Reinalda M. Lanfredi*
    Pages 129-145
  6. Jong-Yil Chai
    Pages 147-183
  7. Antonio Marcilla
    Pages 207-228
  8. Joseph Sherma*, Bernard Fried
    Pages 229-248
  9. Gregory S. Noland*, Thaddeus K. Graczyk
    Pages 281-293
  10. Jasmina Saric, Jia V. Li, Yulan Wang, Elaine Holmes, Jürg Utzinger, Jennifer Keiser*
    Pages 295-324
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-333

About this book


The Biology of Echinostomes presents the echinostomes in the context of modern parasitology and shows applications of new methodologies and concepts to a group of trematodes that may be useful to obtain information of great value in both parasitology and general biology. Several chapters cover the research and literature on such echinostome-like trematodes as Ribeiroia spp. Emphasis is placed on recent advances and gaps in knowledge that must be filled to determine the importance of this group of digeneans as experimental models. This is critical to gain a full understanding of the potential role of echinostomes in the field of experimental parasitology. All chapters are covered from a modern point of view, considering matters such as the applications of novel techniques and analysis of data in the context of host-parasite interactions. The Biology of Echinostomes is an ideal volume for researchers and advanced students concentrating on echinostomes as experimental models.


Echinostomiasis Proteomics Psilostome biochemistry flatworm immunobiology immunology infection infections infectious disease parasite parasitology systematics taxonomy trematode

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  • Bernard Fried

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From the reviews: “This multi-authored monograph is the second book within the last decade that focuses on ‘echinostomes’ as experimental models. … All chapters follow a standard format with helpful subtitles … . The production quality of the monograph is generally good … . contains a wealth of information predominantly on Echinostoma spp. and … represents a valuable resource. The monograph will unquestionably be consulted by the aficionados … .” (Aneta Kostadinova, Parasites & Vectors, November, 2009)