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Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases

Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases

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B. W. J. Mahy, S. E. Randolph, S. Blanc, S. W. Ding, A. G. Barbour, R. M. Elliott, S. Higgs, S. Weaver, P. S. Mellor, N. A. Ratcliffe, M. M. A. Whitten, S. MacFarlane, D. J. Robinson, M. J. Taylor, J. A. Carlyon, E. Fikrig, B. J. Hinnebusch, P. W. Atkinson, G. A. T. Targett
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  • Several billion people are at daily risk of life-threatening vector-borne diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis and dengue. This volume describes the way in which the causal pathogens of such diseases interact with the vectors that transmit them, detailing the biological adaptations that enable pathogens to live with their vectors and, in some circumstances, to control them. This knowledge has led to novel preventative strategies in the form of antibiotics and new vaccines which are targeted not at the pathogen itself but at its specific vector.

    • Details the elegant biological adaptations that have enabled pathogens to live with their vectors and in some circumstances control them
    • Written by international researchers in the field
    • Essential reading for researchers and clinicians working with these diseases
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    "The authors of this volume have taken a step forward by systematically describing the characteristics of the vector-organism relationship." ASM News, Fred Rosenberg

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511141126
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 10 colour illus. 14 tables
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  • Table of Contents

    1. Vector-borne diseases B. W. J. Mahy
    2. Evolution of tick-borne disease systems S. E. Randolph
    3. Insect transmission of viruses S. Blanc
    4. Interactive silencing of host gene expression S. W. Ding
    5. Reducing the prevalence of Borrelia in ticks A. G. Barbour
    6. Bunyavirus/mosquito interactions R. M. Elliott
    7. How do mosquito vectors live with their viruses? S. Higgs 8. Induction of vector competence S. Weaver
    9. Environmental influences on arbovirus infections and vectors P. S. Mellor
    10. Vector immunity N. A. Ratcliffe and M. M. A. Whitten
    11. Transmission of plant viruses by nematodes S. MacFarlane and D. J. Robinson
    12. Wolbachia host-symbiont interactions M. J. Taylor
    13. Pathogenic strategies of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, a unique bacterium that colonizes neutrophils J. A. Carlyon and E. Fikrig
    14. Interactions of Yersinia pestis with its flea vector that lead to the transmission of plague B. J. Hinnebusch
    15. Transgenic malaria P. W. Atkinson
    16. Vaccines targeting vectors G. A. T. Targett

  • Editors

    S. H. Gillespie, University College London
    Stephen H. Gillespie is Professor of Medical Microbiology in the Department of Infectious Diseases at University College London, UK.

    G. L. Smith, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
    Geoffrey L. Smith is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Head of Department of Virology at Imperial College London, UK.

    A. Osbourn
    Anne Osbourn is a Group leader in the Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich,UK.


    B. W. J. Mahy, S. E. Randolph, S. Blanc, S. W. Ding, A. G. Barbour, R. M. Elliott, S. Higgs, S. Weaver, P. S. Mellor, N. A. Ratcliffe, M. M. A. Whitten, S. MacFarlane, D. J. Robinson, M. J. Taylor, J. A. Carlyon, E. Fikrig, B. J. Hinnebusch, P. W. Atkinson, G. A. T. Targett

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