Marine Parasitology

By Klaus K. Rohde

Marine Parasitology Book PDF provides the definitive overview of marine parasites worldwide. It is an invaluable reference for students and researchers in parasitology and marine biology and will also be of interest to ecologists, aquaculturists and invertebrate biologists.

Initial chapters review the diversity and basic biology of the different groups of marine parasites, discussing their morphology, life cycles, infection mechanisms and effects on hosts. The ecology and importance of marine parasites are discussed in the second part of the book, where contributions investigate behavioural and ecological aspects of parasitism and discuss the evolution and zoogeography of marine parasites. In addition, the economic, environmental and medical significance of these organisms is outlined, particularly their importance in aquaculture and their effects on marine mammals and birds.

Written by an international team of contributors, the emphasis is on a thorough grounding in marine parasitology combined with reviews of novel concepts and cutting-edge research.

Table of Contents
  1. Definitions, and adaptations to a parasitic way of life
  2. Marine parasites and the tree of life
  3. Protistan biodiversity
  4. ‘Sarcomastigophora’ (amoebae and flagellates)
  5. Labyrinthomorpha (labyrinthomorphs)
  6. Haplosporidia (haplosporidians)
  7. Apicomplexa (sporozoans) / Kálmán Molnár
  8. Microsporidia (microsporans)
  9. Mikrocytos mackini (microcell)
  10. Ciliophora (ciliates)
  11. Myxozoa (myxozoans)
  12. ‘Turbellaria’ (turbellarians)
  13. Monogenea Polyopisthocotylea (ectoparasitic flukes)
  14. Monogenea Monopisthocotylea (ectoparasitic flukes)
  15. Aspidogastrea (aspidogastreans)
  16. Digenea (endoparasitic flukes)
  17. Amphilinidea (unsegmented tapeworms)
  18. Gyrocotylidea (unsegmented tapeworms)
  19. Eucestoda (true tapeworms)
  20. Nematoda (roundworms)
  21. Acanthocephala (thorny or spiny-headed worms)
  22. Copepoda (copepods)
  23. Isopoda (isopods)
  24. Branchiura (fish lice)
  25. Tantulocarida (tantulocarids)
  26. Ascothoracida (ascothoracids)
  27. Cirripedia Thoracica and Rhizocephala (barnacles)
  28. Amphipoda (amphipods)
  29. Fossil parasites
  30. Porifera (sponges)
  31. Cnidaria and Ctenophora (cnidarians and comb jellies)
  32. Mesozoa Orthonectida (orthonectids)
  33. Mesozoa Dicyemida (dicyemids)
  34. Myzostomida (myzostomids)
  35. Polychaeta (bristle worms)
  36. Hirudinea (leeches)
  37. Cycliophora (wheel wearers)
  38. Nemertea (ribbon worms)
  39. Rotifera and Seison (rotifers)
  40. Nematomorpha (horse-hair worms)
  41. Acari (mites and ticks)
  42. Pycnogonida (pycnogonids)
  43. Insecta (insects)
  44. Tardigrada (water bears)
  45. Pentastomida (tongue worms)
  46. Mollusca (molluscs)
  47. Echiura (spoon worms)
  48. Echinodermata (echinoderms)
  49. Parasitic marine fishes
  50. Parasite induced changes in host behaviour and morphology
  51. Cleaning mutualism in the sea
  52. Transmission of marine parasites
  53. The ecological niches of parasites
  54. Marine hyperparasites
  55. Parasites in brackish waters
  56. Metapopulation biology of marine parasites
  57. Structure of parasite communities
  58. Parasite populations and communities as non-equilibrium systems
  59. Population and community ecology of larval trematodes in molluscan first intermediate hosts
  60. Coevolution in marine systems
  61. Speciation and species delimitation
  62. Latitudinal, longitudinal and depth gradients
  63. Parasites as biological tags
  64. Parasites as indicators of historical dispersal
  65. Introduced marine parasites
  66. Deep-sea parasites
  67. Mass mortalities in the oceans
  68. Effects of salmon lice on Atlantic salmon
  69. Effects in finfish culture
  70. Effects in mollusc culture
  71. Effects in shrimp culture
  72. Ecological aspects of parasites in the American lobster
  73. Parasites of marine mammals
  74. Marine birds and their helminth parasites
  75. Effects of pollution on parasites, and use of parasites in pollution monitoring
  76. Cestode and trematode infections
  77. Anisakiasis
  78. Zoonotic potential of Protozoa
  79. Zoonotic aspects of trichinellosis
  80. Marine schistosome dermatitis
  81. Infections by the rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis

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