Dronamraju, Krishna R.

Infectious disease and host-pathogen evolution [publication] / / ed. by Krishna R. Dronamraju - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004 - XIV, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

[Table of contents] Part I. 1. Haldane's ideas in biology with special reference to disease and evolution . 2. JBS Haldane and the malaria hypothesis. Part II. malarial parasites: 3. Evolutionary genetics of Plasmodium Falciparum, the agent of malignant malaria. 4. Evolutionary biology of malaria parasites. 5. G6PD deficiency and malarial resistance in humans: insights from evolutionary genetic analyses. 6. The enigma of vivax malaria and erythrocyte duffy-negativity. Part III. Other Parasites: 7. Influenza evolution. 8. Free-living to free-wheeling: the evolution of Vibrio cholerae from innocence to infamy. 9. Evolutionary dynamics of Daphnia and their microparasites. 10. Human susceptibility to visceral Leishmaniasis (Leishmania donovani) and to Schistosomiasis (Schistosoma mansoni) is controlled by major genetic loc. Part IV. Genetic and Evolutionary Considerations: 11. The evolution of pathogen virulence in response to animal and public health interventions. 12. Infection and the diversity of regulatory DNA. 13. Genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases: the first half century. 14. The impact of human genetic diversity in the transmission and severity of infectious diseases. 15. Evolution and the etiology of diabetes mellitus. 16. The future of human evolution.