Parasitology

Study of the morphology, life history, and classification of parasites and their host relationships.

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Biology 2e
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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

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Biology
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Full Course
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Biology 2e, Biological Diversity, Fungi, Fungal Parasites and Pathogens
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe some fungal parasites and pathogens of plants
Describe the different types of fungal infections in humans
Explain why antifungal therapy is hampered by the similarity between fungal and animal cells

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Applied Science
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Cases in Clinical Microbiology
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Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. This includes eukaryotes such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotes, which are bacteria and archaea. Viruses, though not strictly classed as living organisms, are also studied. In short; microbiology refers to the study of life and organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbiology is a broad term which includes virology, mycology, parasitology, bacteriology and other branches. Microbiology is researched actively, and the field is advancing continually. We have probably only studied about one percent of all of the microbe species on Earth. Although microbes were first observed over three hundred years ago, the field of microbiology can be said to be in its infancy relative to older biological disciplines such as zoology and botany.

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Biology
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Case Study
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OER Africa
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Cary Engleberg
Yaw Adu-Sarkodie
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04/04/2019
Eosinophils
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Eosinophils are a similar size to neutrophils, have a bilobed nucleus and are characterised by the large eosinophilic granules present in their cytoplasm. Produced in the bone marrow they migrate into circulation briefly before moving into tissue where they survive for around six hours. The proportion of eosinophils circulating depends on the state of the animal. Normally numbers are very low but will rise considerably during a parasitic infection or allergic reaction.

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Natural Science
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WikiVet
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Blood
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12/27/2018
Microbiology
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This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and even applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain how organisms are classified using taxonomy, focusing on the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya; describe the chemical building blocks and metabolic processes important to sustain microbial life; identify the major principles of microbiology and describe the relationship between microbes and other living organisms; discuss pathogenic microbes and their epidemiology; differentiate between microorganisms based on their shape, size, arrangement, staining, and culture characteristics; outline antimicrobial methods including antibiotic use; explain how the human body protects itself; list uses for microbiology in food and beverage preparation and industry. (Biology 307)

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Biology
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The Saylor Foundation
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04/04/2019
Nematodes
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Genetically modified foods have caused a lot of controversy among environmentalists. Some worry that these so-called "Frankenfoods" might disrupt the ecosystems they grow in, or even threaten human health. But others praise their potential to offset other environmental problems. For example, in this Science Update, you'll hear how genetically engineered tomatoes may be able to resist parasitic worms without the use of toxic pesticides.

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Date Added:
05/29/2006
Parasite Images
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Collection of hospital photographs from the parasitology laboratory. This series of photographs of 21 different parastites under the light microscope is freely available to use as part of teaching or student work, and is licenced under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA).

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Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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De Montfort University
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04/04/2019
Planarian Regeneration and Stem Cells
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A mini-documentary discussing the remarkable regenerative capabilities of the planarian, and how HHMI researcher Alejandro Snchez Alvarado uses them to study the biology of stem cells. This presentation is also featured on the DVD Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration, available for free from HHMI. This video is 11 minutes and 46 seconds in length, and available for download in Quicktime (114 MB) and Windows Media (156 MB) formats. All Stem Cell videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/stemcells/video.html.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado
Date Added:
04/01/2011
The Unfortunate Nurse: A Case Study of Dengue Fever and Social Policy
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Based on an actual incident in which dengue virus was transmitted by an accidental needlestick, this case study introduces students to "emerging pathogens" and other concepts in parasitology, immunology, epidemiology, and public policy. Students also read a primary paper and learn about two modern techniques widely used in medical and research settings (i.e., EIA and Taqman RT-PCR). The case is suitable for general education biology, cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and science and public policy courses.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Natural Science
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Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Karen M. Aguirre
Date Added:
01/01/2007