Helminths of Wildlife
|von N. Chowdhury|
Synopsis Research has revealsed that there are more than 80,000 species of nematodes, which could infect over 40,000 species of vertebrates. Yet most helminthological research is limited to taxonomic studies based on opportunistic sampling in localized geographic areas around the world. This volume encompasses a holistic approach as it touches many ecological niches and interactions between helminths and their mammalian hosts. The book is divided into three sections: the first addresses the biology and evolution of this diverse group of endoparasitic helminths; the second includes aspects of wildlife management and conservation as they relate to helminth diversity; the third provides a global perspective of helminths and their diseases, based on geographical distribution of mammals.