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Host defenses: the immune system and behavioral counterstrategies

Charles L. Nunn and Sonia Altizer

in Infectious Diseases in Primates: Behavior, Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565857
eISBN:
9780191728235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565857.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter examines the host's response to parasitism by considering behavioural and immunological defences to infectious disease. It focuses on the individual level by considering how primate ... More


Parasite Infection and Limb Malformations: A Growing Problem in Amphibian Conservation

Pieter T.J. Johnson and Kevin B. Lunde

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Over the last two decades, scientists have become increasingly concerned about ongoing trends of amphibian population decline and extinction. Parasitic pathogens, including certain bacteria, fungi, ... More


Ecological Factors in the Emergence of Pathogens in Commercially Important Crustaceans

Jeffrey D. Shields and Juan Pablo Huchin-Mian

in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Volume 9

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190865627
eISBN:
9780197517406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865627.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

Several pathogens have caused significant disease issues in crustacean aquaculture and fisheries. The agents range from viruses, bacteria, fungi, protists, and even other crustaceans. They have ... More


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