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Editors: Mario César López-Camarillo (Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de Mexico, Posgrado en Ciencias Genómicas, Mexico) and Laurence A. Marchat (Escuela Nacional de Medicina y Homeopatía-IPN, Programa Institucional de Biomedicina Molecular, Mexico)
Book Description:
To date, parasite diseases still affect millions of people worldwide, mainly in developing countries. The recent sequencing of parasite genomes opened a new era in parasitology research since the acquisition of new genomic data, providing a useful tool to analyze and compare gene structure, location and characteristics from different species to study evolution and gene function. This book is a collection of the recent findings of international experts in modern parasitology, computational biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. It includes specific data on the current knowledge and understanding of genome organization, dynamic and function for Plasmodium falciparum, Trypanosoma spp., Leishmania spp., Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Microsporidium, which represent the main causes of parasitic infections in humans. This book will be an essential reference for all parasitologists and scientists, as well as researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in computational biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - Protein Families in Plasmodium Parasites: A Network Perspective (pp. 1-18)
Authors / Editors: (Timothy G. Lilburn, Yufeng Wang, Hong Cai and Jianying Gu, Department of Bacteriology, American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), Manassas, VA, USA, and others)
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Chapter 2 - Trypanosoma cruzi Genome: Organization, Dynamics, Function and Promise (pp. 19-38)
Authors / Editors: (C. Lugo-Caballero, D. Sánchez-Cruz, L.A. Hernández-Osorio, G. Noris-Saravia, M. Rubio-Ortíz, C. Marquez-Dueñas, S. Martínez-Calvillo and R. Manning-Cela, Departamento de Biomedicina Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, D.F., Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3 - Harvesting the Genome of Trypanosoma cruzi for the Development of New Treatments and Vaccines (pp. 39-58)
Authors / Editors: (Liliana Villanueva-Lizama and Eric Dumonteil, Laboratorio de Parasitología, Centro de Investigaciones Regionales ‘‘Hideyo Noguchi’’, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Yucatán, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 4 - Comparative Genomics of Leishmania Parasites (pp. 59-80)
Authors / Editors: (Norma E. Padilla-Mejía, Claudia M. Gómez-Hurtado, Inti I. Sánchez-Santamaría, Luis E. Florencio-Martínez, Rebeca G. Manning-Cela and Santiago Martínez-Calvillo, Unidad de Biomedicina, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 5 - Genome Architecture and Dynamics in the Protozoan Parasite Leishmania (pp. 81-100)
Authors / Editors: (Yvon Sterkers, Laurence Lachaud, Olivia Touzet, Nathalie Bourgeois, Lucien Crobu, Michel Pagès and Patrick Bastien, Université Montpellier 1, UFR Médecine, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, France, and others)

Chapter 6 - Insight into Genomics of Trichomonas vaginalis (pp. 101-114)
Authors / Editors: (Satendra Singh, Atul Kumar Singh, Budhayash Gautam, Prashant A. Jain and Gulshan Wadhwa, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, JSBB, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India and others)

Chapter 7 - Comparative Genomics of Polyamines Pathway in Amitochondriate Excavata Trichomonas (pp. 115-134)
Authors / Editors: (María Elizbeth Alvarez Sánchez, Laura Itzel Quintas Granados, César López Camarillo and Bertha Isabel Carvajal Gamez, Posgrado en Ciencias Genómicas, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM), México City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 8 - Comparative Genomics for the Identification of RecQ DNA Helicases in Protozoan Parasites (pp. 135-156)
Authors / Editors: (Ma. del Socorro Charcas-López, Mavil López-Casamichana, César López-Camarillo and Laurence A. Marchat, Programa Institucional de Biomedicina Molecular, Escuela Nacional de Medicina y Homeopatía-IPN, México, and others)

Chapter 9 - Extreme Genome Reduction in Microbial Parasites (pp. 157-174)
Authors / Editors: (Claudio H. Slamovits, Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013 - May
   Pages: 193, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62417-874-0
   Status: AV
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