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Progress in Parasitology

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
  • Gives an insight into recent topics of parasitological research in times of emerging dangers due to parasites in times of globalization and global warming

  • Is a basic for teaching of new facts

  • Covers many aspects of parasitology and gives a lot of literature


Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Protozoa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Hanna Lucia Worliczek, Anja Joachim
      Pages 79-91
    3. Esther Jortzik, Sebastian Kehr, Katja Becker
      Pages 93-120
    4. Joe Cohen, Sarah Benns, Johan Vekemans, Amanda Leach, Lode Schuerman
      Pages 121-133
    5. Jabbar Ahmed, Hong Yin, Mohammed Bakheit, Zhijie Liu, Heinz Mehlhorn, Ulrike Seitzer
      Pages 135-153
    6. Günter A. Schaub, Christian K. Meiser, Carsten Balczun
      Pages 155-178
  3. Helminths

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Svenja Beckmann, Thomas Quack, Cora Burmeister, Christin Buro, Steffen Hahnel, Thavy Long et al.
      Pages 181-200
  4. Vector Transmitted Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Franz J. Conraths, Thomas C. Mettenleiter
      Pages 253-258
    3. Helge Kampen, Doreen Werner
      Pages 259-282
    4. Trevor N. Petney, Richard G. Robbins, Alberto A. Guglielmone, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak et al.
      Pages 283-296
    5. Silvia Pluta, Kathrin Hartelt, Rainer Oehme, Peter Kimmig, Ute Mackenstedt
      Pages 297-322

About this book


Parasites threaten the health of animals and humans alike. Especially in times of increasing globalization and global warming, parasites can enlarge their “kingdom” by spreading. At the same time many of the existing medical products have become ineffective. As these products have been used for many decades, parasites have developed resistances, so that they have progressed in their fight for survival. Therefore it is obvious that humans must develop new methods to face these dangers. 

Thus parasitological knowledge increases daily and must be formulated to be accessible for as many parasitologists (veterinarians, physicians, biologists) as possible. Therefore it is necessary that reviews reflecting the present status of the progress in many fields of research be published.

Therefore this book, published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the German Society of Parasitology, compiles 18 reviews on recent “hot topics,” including a new vaccine against malarial parasites; severe diseases with poor chances of treatment (cryptosporidiosis, coccidiosis, theileriosis); vectors (mosquitoes, ticks) and their transmission activities; and fish parasites, including molecular insights into the sex of parasites with a focus on the survival abilities that made them so dangerous.

These chapters provide detailed information for researchers, as well as for teachers and students in parasitology.


diseases, emerging malaria parasites transmission, parasites vaccination, malaria

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoomorphology, Cell Biology and Parasitology,Heinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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