A selective review of advances in coccidiosis research

Chapman, H. David, Barta, John R., Blake, Damer, Gruber, Arthur, Jenkins, Mark, Smith, Nicholas C., Suo, Xun, and Tomley, Fiona M. (2013) A selective review of advances in coccidiosis research. In: Rollinson, D., (ed.) Advances in Parasitology. Advances in Parasitology, 83 . Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 93-171.

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Abstract

Coccidiosis is a widespread and economically significant disease of livestock caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Eimeria. This disease is worldwide in occurrence and costs the animal agricultural industry many millions of dollars to control. In recent years, the modern tools of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and immunology have been used to expand greatly our knowledge of these parasites and the disease they cause. Such studies are essential if we are to develop new means for the control of coccidiosis. In this chapter, selective aspects of the biology of these organisms, with emphasis on recent research in poultry, are reviewed. Topics considered include taxonomy, systematics, genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, transfection, oocyst biogenesis, host cell invasion, immunobiology, diagnostics and control.

Item ID: 29390
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-407705-8
ISSN: 0065-308X
Keywords: Eimeria; coccidiosis; systematics; genetics; genomics; immunobiology; oocyst biogenesis; invasion; diagnostics; control
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 04:24
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 70%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060502 Infectious Agents @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 60%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830309 Poultry @ 40%
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