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Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis (2nd edition)

Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis (2nd edition)

This new edition is an essential reference text for parasitologists, microbiologists, immunologists, and physicians in the field of basic and medical microbiology, as well as an invaluable reference for new and experienced researchers who wish to understand this organism better. This book is the definitive guide to current research on this increasingly important organism.

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Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis (2nd edition)
Publisher: Caister Academic Press
Editor: Naveed Ahmed Khan, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Publication date: January 2015 (hardback); January 2015 (ebook)
Pages: c. 334
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-50-8   £159
Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-51-5   £159

A fully comprehensive and up-to-date edition covering all aspects of Acanthamoeba biology. Following the success of the first edition of this book, the author has extensively revised and expanded the text to produce a new volume that includes all the latest research and information on every aspect of this organism. There is a particular emphasis on the Acanthamoeba genome sequence and the novel insights gained from the application of molecular methods to Acanthamoeba developmental and cellular biology in terms of metabolism and morphogenesis, classification, ecology and role in the ecosystem, host-pathogen interactions, virulence factors and immunological basis of pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment, new target development and drug resistance and its interactions with other microbes in the environment.




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