Malaria Parasites: Genomes and Molecular Biology | BookPublisher: Caister Academic Press
Edited by: A.P. Waters and C.J. Janse
Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
Pages: xii + 546
Publication date: March 2004Buy book
Price: GB £159 or US $319
The completion of the Plasmodium falciparum genome sequence in late 2002 hearlded a new era in malaria research. The search began in earnest for new drugs and vaccines to combat malaria, a disease which afflicts up to 500 million people worldwide and is responsible for the deaths of more than one million people each year. The new genomic data is aiding a greater understanding of the living parasite and its interaction with the insect vector and human host.
In this book internationally renown experts provide up-to-date reviews of the most important aspects of post-genomic malaria research. Topics covered include: the P. falciparum genome and model parasites, bioinformatics and genome databases, microsatellite analysis, analysis of chromosome structure, cell cycle to RNA polymerase I and II mediated gene expression, role of the nuclear genome, the parasite surface and cell biology, and much more.
The book is essential reading for all parasitologists and scientists with an interest in malaria.
"the most important aspects of post-genomic malaria research" from BookNews Inc.
"edited by one of the most respected teams in parasitology ... its depth and coverage are second to none. ... could not be more timely ... the parasitic biology of Plasmodium is revealed in all its molecular glory as never before. Buy it." from Nature Genetics (2004) 36(6): 545.
"the book's 16 Chapters provide an excellent and informative snapshot of our current understanding of the parasite from a genomic perspective. ...edited and illustrated to a very high standard." from The Biochemist (2004).
"This excellent book will help researchers progress from information overload to exploitation and application. ... There is an impressive array of knowledge here." from Microbiology Today (2004) 31: 199.
(EAN: 9780954246464 Subjects: [microbiology] [genomics] [medical microbiology] [molecular microbiology] )
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