New frontiers of molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases
Edited by: Serge Morand, François Beaudeau, Jacques Cabaret
1st Edition., 2012, VIII, 340 p. 70 illus., 18 in color.
Part 1 – Methods and tools in molecular epidemiolog.- 1 Molecular typing of bacterial pathogens: a tool for the epidemiological study and control of infectious diseases.
Part 2 – Contribution of population genetic.- 2 Molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics of infectious diseases.-3 Population genetics and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Part 3 – Contribution of population and evolutionary epidemiolog.- 4 Modelling the dynamics of host-parasite interactions: basic principles.-5 Evolution of virulence: intuitions and models.
Part 4 –Case studie.- 6 Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis.-7 Pneumocystis molecular phylogeny: a way to understand both pneumocystosis natural history and host taxonomy. 8 Hantavirus genetic diversity.
Part 5 – New integrations.- 9 Nasal methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylocococci: a reservoir of mecA gene for Staphylococcus aureus.-10 Molecular knowledge of mechanisms of helminth resistance: importance for diagnostic and epidemiology.-11 Molecular epidemiology of disease resistance genes with perspectives for researches on biological invasions and hybrid zones.-12 How does biodiversity influence the ecology of infectious disease?-13 Epidemiological interaction at the wildlife/livestock/human interface: can we anticipate emerging infectious diseases in their hotspots? A framework for building emerging diseases processes in their hot spots.
Key words : Infectious diseases, microbiology, molecular epidemiology, parasitology, population biology
Abstract: South East Asia displays a high level of mammal endemism and the highest number of threatened and data deficient mammal species. However, the South East Asian biodiversity is still highly unexplored. Because of the runaway global changes, a better biological knowledge of this region is urgently required to improve the conservation and the management of its biodiversity.
The first aim of this chapter is to present recent published data on a biodiversity inventory of the Rattini murine rodents from this region based onmolecularmarkers (Pagès et al., 2009). In this first study, we applied themethod proposed by Pons et al. (2006) that determines with no a priori the locations of ancestral nodes that define putative species in order to investigate the current taxonomy of the Rattini tribe.
Our second aim concerns the intraspecific genetic structure of a rare and threatened South East Asian mammal species: the murine rodent Leopoldamys neilli , endemic to karst habitats . In this latter study, our results evidenced a high geographic structure of the genetic diversity of this species. The observed highly divergent genetic lineages would have to be considered as distinct evolutionary units or at least as Management units. These results are essential for the best conservation issues of species endemic to karsts and to South East Asia, in general.
The importance of biological interactions in the study of biodiversity
Edited by Jordi Lopez Pujol, ISBN 978-953-307-751-2, Hard cover, 390 pages, Publisher: InTech, Published: September 22, 2011
Abstract: The term biodiversity defines not only all the variety of life in the Earth but also their complex interactions. Under the current scenario of biodiversity loss, and in order to preserve it, it is essential to achieve a deep understanding on all the aspects related to the biological interactions, including their functioning and significance. This volume contains several contributions (nineteen in total) that illustrate the state of the art of the academic research in the field of biological interactions in its widest sense; that is, not only the interactions between living organisms are considered, but also those between living organisms and abiotic elements of the environment as well as those between living organisms and the humans.
The Biogeography of Host-Parasite Interactions
Edited by Serge Morand and Boris R. Krasnov
288 pages | 60 black and white illustrations
Micromammals and microparasites
Edited by Serge Morand, Boris R. Krasnov and Robert Poulin
647 pages | 79 illustrations | 2006
Small mammals are among the most ubiquitous and important components of terrestrial ecosystems. They have coevolved, and now coexist, with a diverse array of parasites, such that not only are all aspects of their biology influenced by parasitism but they also play key roles in the transmission and maintenance of parasitic diseases. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the diversity and biology of metazoan parasites affecting small mammals, of their impact on host individuals and populations, and of the management implications of these parasites for conservation biology and human welfare. Designed for a broad, multidisciplinary audience, it will be an essential resource for researchers, students, and practitioners alike in the fields of parasitology, evolutionary ecology, wildlife management, and conservation biology.
Key words: Small mammals - conservation - epidemiology - evolution - parasites - pest management