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Parasites and Pathogens

Effects On Host Hormones and Behavior

Authors: Beckage, N.E.

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When Nancy Beckage and I first met in Lynn Riddiford's laboratory at the University of Washington in the mid 1970s, the fields of parasitology, behavior, and endocrinology were thriving and far-flung--disciplines in no serious danger of intersecting. There were rumors that they might have some common ground: Behavioural Aspects of Parasite Transmission (Canning and Wright, 1972) had just emerged, with exciting news not only of the way parasites themselves behave, but also of Machiavellian worms that caused intermediate hosts to shift fundamental responses to light and disturbance, becoming in the process more vulnerable to predation by the next host (Holmes and Bethel, 1972). Meanwhile, biologists such as Miriam Rothschild (see Dedication), G. B. Solomon (1969), and Lynn Riddiford herself (1975) had suggested that the endocrinological rami­ of parasitism might be subtle and pervasive. In general, however, para­ fications sites were viewed as aberrant organisms, perhaps good for a few just-so stories prior to turning our attention once again to real animals. In the decade that followed, Pauline Lawrence (1986a,b), Davy Jones (Jones et al. , 1986), Nancy Beckage (Beckage, 1985; Beckage and Templeton, 1986), and others, including many in this volume, left no doubt that the host-parasite combination in insect systems was physiologically distinct from its unparasitized counterpart in ways that went beyond gross pathology.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • New Insights: How Parasites and Pathogens Alter the Endocrine Physiology and Development of Insect Hosts

    Pages 3-36

    Beckage, Nancy E.

  • The Life History and Development of Polyembryonic Parasitoids

    Pages 37-56

    Strand, Michael R. (et al.)

  • Schistosome Parasites Induce Physiological Changes in their Snail Hosts by Interfering with Two Regulatory Systems, the Internal Defense System and the Neuroendocrine System

    Pages 57-75

    Jong-Brink, Marijke (et al.)

  • Infection with Echinostoma paraensei (Digenea) Induces Parasite-Reactive Polypeptides in the Hemolymph of the Gastropod Host Biomphalaria glabrata

    Pages 76-98

    Adema, Coen M. (et al.)

  • The Growth Hormone-Like Factor from Plerocercoids of the Tapeworm Spirometra mansonoides is a Multifunctional Protein

    Pages 99-112

    Phares, C. Kirk

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parasites and Pathogens
Book Subtitle
Effects On Host Hormones and Behavior
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5983-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5983-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-07401-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7742-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 338
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