MOLECULAR APPROACHES TO MALARIA
by Irwin W. Sherman
2005, 560 pages, 18 page insert of color images, b/w illustrations, graphs, tables. This book provides an overview of the rapid and significant developments in malaria research, including the 2002 genome sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum and its mosquito vector, Anopheles gambiae. An important resource for It is an important, single reference source to update molecular biologists, entomologists, and educators on the status of malaria research.
Written by an international group of malaria researchers with practical experience who are leaders in the field, the book opens with a clearly written, comprehensive introduction to Plasmodium molecular biology, followed by several chapters on its genetics and evolution. The remaining five sections examine the intricate host-parasite relationship through comprehensive coverage of invasion and gamete formation; growth and metabolism; immune invasion; protection mechanisms; and the malaria vector. Each chapter contains an extensive list of references. Hardcover; 7-1/4 x 10-1/4″.
Irwin W. Sherman, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside, has published more than 150 scholarly ppapers, and has written five books.
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