Microsporidia: Current Advances in Biology (Experientia Supplementum, 114) (Original PDF from Publisher)
By Louis M. Weiss, Aaron W. Reinke
This book provides an up-to-date overview on the biology of microsporidia, focusing on areas where significant progress has been made in recent years.
In particular, our understanding of the evolutionary position and the role of genome reduction in the biology of these enigmatic intracellular pathogens is discussed. This book also offers important updates on the mechanisms used by these organisms to modify the host cell biology of mammals, insects, nematodes, and aquatic animals, as well as the mechanisms controlling infection and host specificity. Readers gain a detailed overview of the structure and function of the polar tube, the unique invasion apparatus of microsporidia, as well as the physics and dynamics of spore firing. Particular attention is given to chronic infections in mammals caused by microsporidia, as well as common immune responses.
Written by an international team of authors representing the main research groups working on microsporidian biology, this book is a valuable resource for health management professionals, experienced microbiologists, and early career scientist alike who want to learn more about these fascinating parasites. The ideas and latest finding covered in this book contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being.
Chapter “Impact of Genome Reduction in Microsporidia“ is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
- Publisher : Springer; 1st ed. 2022 edition (May 12, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 425 pages
- ISBN-10 : 3030933059
- ISBN-13 : 978-3030933050
- ISBN-13 : 9783030933050
- eText ISBN: 9783030933067