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Microbial community ecology of tick-borne human pathogens

Clay Keith, Clay Fuqua, Curt Lively, and Michael J. Wade

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The prevalence of human pathogens may be determined in part by microbial interactions within vectors. Ticks represent the primary source of vector-borne infections disease in the United States and ... More


Disease dynamics in plant communities

Charles E. Mitchell and Allson G. Power

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The prevalence of human pathogens may be determined in part by microbial interactions within vectors. Ticks represent the primary source of vector-borne infections disease in the United States and ... More


Host selection and its role in transmission of arboviral encephalitides

Robert S. Unnasch, Eddie W. Cupp, and Thomas R. Unnasch

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Several highly virulent, arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) that cause serious human neurological diseases, such as West Nile encephalomyelitis, are transmitted by mosquitoes that feed on both ... More


Freshwater community interactions and malaria

Eliška Rejmánková, John Grieco, Nicole Achee, Penny Masuoka, Kevin Pope, Donald Roberts, and Richard M. Higashi

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The incidence of malaria has recently increased in many parts of the tropics. This increase is due mainly to drug resistance and the failure of disease control measures. But changes in vector ... More


Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Robert Sallares

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book is the first comprehensive study of malaria in ancient Italy since the research of the distinguished Italian malariologist, Angelo Celli, in the early 20th century. It demonstrates the ... More


Specificity of the innate immune system: a closer look at the mosquito pattern-recognition receptor repertoire

Suchismita Das, Yuemei Dong, Lindsey Garver, and George Dimopoulos

in Insect Infection and Immunity: Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199551354
eISBN:
9780191720505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The insect innate immune system is encoded by three major functional categories of genes that are involved in (1) recognition of invading microbes; (2) immune-signal amplification and transduction; ... More


Comparative genomics of insect immunity

Fotis Kafatos, Robert Waterhouse, Evgeny Zdobnov, and George Christophides

in Insect Infection and Immunity: Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199551354
eISBN:
9780191720505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter compares the Drosophila group with mosquitoes and honeybees to disentangle common themes from specific components of immunity. Honeybees, for example, have a relatively small set of ... More


“Futile Souls Adrift on a Yacht”

Lillian Hellman

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which reviews William Faulkner's novel, Mosquitoes, which takes place on a yacht. Mrs. Maurier, a collector of famous people in her own home town of New Orleans, arranges a ... More


“Preface” to British edition of Soldiers’ Pay

Richard Hughes

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay examining Soldiers' Pay, the story of a soldier who returns, like an unwanted ghost, to the country he has “saved.” The scene is the state of Georgia, an unfamiliar one to ... More


Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975

Michitake Aso

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469637150
eISBN:
9781469637174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637150.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

How can a single tree species affect human projects on the scale of empires and nations? Rubber and the Making of Vietnam explores this question for the rubber tree in Vietnamese history. Dating back ... More


West Nile Virus: Deaths of Crows and Humans

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses West Nile virus, the cause of a formerly unknown disease whose path through America was a trail of dead birds and dead people. West Nile virus is currently the most common and ... More


Introduction Combating Malaria in East Asia:: A Historical Perspective

Ka-che Yip

in Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an historical study of malaria in modern East Asia. It examines how different countries attempted to combat this mosquito-borne disease in the context of the global history of ... More


Anti-malaria Policy and Its Consequences in Colonial Taiwan

Ku Ya Wen

in Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter aims to discuss the dynamics of change in anti-malaria policies in colonial Taiwan and their consequences. It initially examines how the Taiwanese and Japanese formed their respective ... More


Viral incidence estimation —a shortcut

Steve Selvin

in The Joy of Statistics: A Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833444
eISBN:
9780191872280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0035
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Applied Mathematics

Often the incidence of a specific virus is estimated from collected data and a process of pooling these data provides an efficient and easily applied shortcut.


Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia

Kathryn Shively Meier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610764
eISBN:
9781469612607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610771_Meier
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula Campaigns of 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers faced unfamiliar and harsh environmental conditions—strange terrain, tainted water, swarms of flies and ... More


West Nile Virus Ecology in Sagebrush Habitat and Impacts on Greater Sage-Grouse Populations

Brett L. Walker and David E. Naugle

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter examines the ecology of West Nile virus in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems of western North America, as well as its influence on Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) ... More


Civilian Government and Politics (the 1930s)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Three tragedies assailed Adams in the early 1930s. Economic stagnation gripped the islands in the wake of the navy's departure, proving one positive contribution of the naval administration. While an ... More


Zika Comes to the Western Hemisphere and Americas: How, When, Consequences

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the history of the Zika virus. Viruses are usually messengers of bad news. The bad news emerging as a specialty of infection by Zika viruses and the harm they cause is the ... More


Prophets and Zealots: Paul Schrader’s Adaptations of The Mosquito Coast and The Last Temptation of Christ

Erica Moulton

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focuses on Paul Schrader's process of adapting two novels—Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast and Nikos Kazantzakis' The Last Temptation of Christ. Draws on the Harry Ransom Center's collection of Paul ... More


“My New Orleans Gang”: Faulkner’s French Quarter Circle

John Shelton Reed

in Faulkner's Geographies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay examines the Bohemian scene that emerged in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1920s. Faulkner and his apartment mate William Spratling documented this world in Sherwood Anderson and ... More


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