Trends and Perspectives in Parasitology 1

edited by D. W. T. Crompton and B. A. Newton. 101 pages. Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, New York, 10022. 1981. $22.95 HB, $9.95 PB

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

This small volume is a collection of six articles published in the 1980 volume of Parasitology. 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 Theileria” by A. D. Irvin and C. D. H. Boarer of the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases at Nairobi, Kenya, “The contribution of Ascaris lumbricoides 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.