Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis
Author: Naveed Khan
University of Nottingham, UK
Pages: viii + 290
Publication date: February 2009
Price: GB £199 or US $319Buy book
Publication date: February 2009
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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.
This compilation will serve as an essential reference for parasitologists, microbiologists, immunologists, and physicians in the field of basic and medical microbiology, as well as an invaluable reference for new and experienced researchers who wish to understand this organism better. This book is the definitive guide to current research on this increasingly important organism.
"a comprehensive review of the literature concerning all aspects of Acanthamoeba research ... This book is certainly a 'must read' for all scientists interested in medical and environmental microbiology. It is a very convincing overview and foundation of what is already known about Acanthamoeba" from Parasites and Vectors (2009) 2: 16
"comprehensive review ... contains a wealth of information about the Acanthamoeba organism. It has good illustrations that would be helpful for both teaching and lecturing to a scientific audience." from Doodys Reviews (2009)
"a complete study of the acanthamoeba ... a useful reference for medical professionals" from SciTech Book News June 2009 p. 68
"This excellent book provides the first comprehensive review of Acanthamoeba, with particular emphasis on its biology and pathogenesis. ... This outstanding book presents the current state of research on every aspect of this organism, detailing major advances ... This excellent compilation will serve as an essential reference for parasitologists, microbiologists, immunologists, and physicians ... as well as an invaluable reference for new and experienced researchers who wish to better understand this fascinating organism. This book is the definitive guide to current research on this increasingly important organism. ... This excellent book would be also an indispensable acquisition for every institutional library ... will be in demand for many, many years." from Acta Parasitologica 2009 54(3): 288
"If you are interested in Acanthamoeba species, then this is the book to turn to. Kahn explores every aspect of this protozoan genus ... The thoroughness of the book is complemented by its logical organization with discrete sections that provide information on the organism's biology, life cycle, infectious nature and mode of action, the host immune response that it provokes and the therapeutic strategies that are available to us." from Microbiology Today (2009)
(EAN: 9781904455431 9781912530984 Subjects: [microbiology] [medical microbiology] [molecular microbiology] [parasitology] )