Volume 31, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This small volume is a collection of six articles published in the 1980 volume of . It is the first of a projected series of such volumes to contain the articles published under the title “Trends and Perspectives in Parasitology” as a regular part of the six individual issues of each volume of the journal. Authors of these articles are asked to present “a personal view about their own interest in a subject” in a way that will focus attention on advances in parasitology, call attention to problems in need of research, suggest how research in other areas of biology might relate to studies in parasitology, and provide summaries of recent discoveries and new theories.

In this volume are “Recent developments in coccidian biology …” by John F. Ryley of Imperial Chemical Industries, “Invertebrate immunity” by Ann M. Lackie of University of Glasgow, “Some implications of a sexual cycle in ” by A. D. Irvin and C. D. H. Boarer of the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases at Nairobi, Kenya, “The contribution of to malnutrition in children” by Lani S. Stephenson of Cornell University, “Nematode eggshell” by David Wharton of University College of Wales, and “Prospects for the biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes” by H. T. Tribe of University of Cambridge.


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