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Food web patterns and the parasite's Perspective

Michael V. K. Sukhdeo and Alexander D. Hernandez

in Parasitism and Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Food webs are theoretical abstractions of the complex linkages and interactions that are thought to occur in nature. Although few real food webs have actually been characterized scientifically, there ... More


HIV-Specific Synergies

Eileen Stillwaggon

in AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195169270
eISBN:
9780199783427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169271.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explains the biological synergies of malnutrition, parasitic and infectious diseases, and immune response that are specific to HIV transmission, and widespread among poor populations in ... More


Man-made diseases

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

We live in an environment that differs in many important respects from the environments in which our ancestors lived and to which they became more or less well adapted. We live in large, culturally ... More


Parasites and Worms

Robert Serafino Wani

in Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198801740
eISBN:
9780191917158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801740.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Worms or helminths either live as parasites or free of a host in aquatic and terrestrial ... More


Ocular Infections

Ruaridh Buchanan and Caryn Rosmarin

in Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198801740
eISBN:
9780191917158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801740.003.0044
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Pathogens of every type can affect the eye— bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoal, and parasitic. The eye is a complex structure but for the purposes of categorizing infections it can be viewed as a ... More


Infections in the Immunocompromised Host

Anna Riddell and Marta Gonzalez Sanz

in Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198801740
eISBN:
9780191917158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801740.003.0050
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

An understanding of the main aspects and functions of the immune system is important, i.e. physical barriers, innate, humoral, and cell-mediated immunity (see Chapter 6, Basic Immunology), when ... More


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