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Author Society for General Microbiology. Symposium (63rd : 2004 : University of Bath)

Title Microbe-vector interactions in vector-borne diseases / edited by S.H. Gillespie, G.L. Smith and A. Osbourn
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 383 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Series Society for General Microbiology Symposia ; no. 63
Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology ; no. 63
Contents COVER; HALF-TITLE; SERIES-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; CONTRIBUTORS; EDITORS' PREFACE; Vector-borne diseases; Evolution of tick-borne disease systems; Insect transmission of viruses; RNA-based immunity in insects; Specificity of Borrelia-tick vector relationships; Bunyavirus/mosquito interactions; How do mosquito vectors live with their viruses?; Vector competence; Environmental influences on arbovirus infections and vectors; Vector immunity; Transmission of plant viruses by nematodes; Wolbachia host-symbiont interactions
Summary This volume describes the way causal pathogens of diseases interact with the vectors that transmit them. It details the elegant biological adaptations that enable pathogens to live with and sometimes control their vectors, knowledge which has led to novel preventative strategies such as antibiotics and vaccines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arthropod vectors.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Vector control.
Vector-pathogen relationships.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Gillespie, S. H.
Osbourn, Anne E.
Smith, Geoffrey L., 1955-
LC no. 2004300913
ISBN 0511140967
0511754841 (ebook)
9780511754845 (ebook)