By John R. Baker, Ralph Muller, David Rollinson
Advances in Parasitology is a chain of in-depth studies on present subject matters of curiosity in modern parasitology. It comprises clinical stories on parasites of significant impression, comparable to trypanosomiasis and scabies, and extra conventional components, reminiscent of zoology, taxonomy, and lifestyles historical past, which form present considering and purposes.
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Painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, architect, engineer, inventor . . . possibly no different determine so totally embodies the Western perfect of "Renaissance man" as Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo used to be no longer content material, in spite of the fact that, to grasp a creative strategy or list the mechanics of a tool; he used to be pushed by way of an insatiable interest to appreciate why. His writings, pursuits, and musings are uniformly characterised through an incisive, probing, wondering brain. It used to be with this piercing highbrow scrutiny and designated medical thoroughness that Leonardo undertook the learn of the human body.
This remarkable quantity reproduces greater than 1,200 of Leonardo's anatomical drawings on 215 basically published black-and-white plates. The drawings were prepared in chronological series to show Leonardo's improvement and progress as an anatomist. Leonardo's textual content, which accompanies the drawings — occasionally explanatory, occasionally autobiographical and anecdotal — has been translated into English by means of the prestigious scientific professors Drs. O'Malley and Saunders. of their attention-grabbing biographical creation, the authors evaluation Leonardo's place within the ancient improvement of anatomy and anatomical representation. every one plate is followed by way of explanatory notes and an assessment of the person plate and a sign of its dating to the paintings as a whole.
While striking for his or her amazing good looks and precision, Leonardo's anatomical drawings have been additionally a ways ahead of all modern paintings and scientifically the equivalent of something that seemed good into the 17th century. not like such a lot of his predecessors and contemporaries, Leonardo took not anything on belief and had religion simply in his personal observations and experiments. In anatomy, as in his different investigations, Leonardo's nice contrast is the really clinical nature of his tools. Herein then are over 1,200 of Leonardo's anatomical illustrations geared up into 8 significant components of analysis: Osteological procedure, Myological approach, Comparative Anatomy, fearful procedure, respiration approach, Alimentary method, Genito-Urinary approach, and Embryology.
Artists, illustrators, physicians, scholars, academics, scientists, and appreciators of Leonardo's remarkable genius will locate in those 1,200 drawings the fitting union of paintings and technology. rigorously unique and actual of their facts, attractive and colourful of their procedure, they continue to be this day — approximately 5 centuries later — the best anatomical drawings ever made.
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DNA and RNA polymerase gene phylogenies have proved invaluable for the classification of the major Leishmania species complexes; however, some parts of even these phylogenies are still not strongly supported and it will be necessary to include additional taxa and possibly to employ additional genes before the true species phylogeny of Leishmania can be determined with confidence. Moreover, while a number of techniques has been shown to be suitable for identifying and classifying Leishmania strains within species complexes, these all depend on the availability of a bank of reference strains.
Two consensus trees placed the lizard Leishmania external to the subgenus L. (Leishmania) and one consensus tree placed the lizard Leishmania between the New and Old World representatives of L. (Leishmania). The subgenus L. (Sauroleishmania) may be evolving rapidly to adapt to its new class of vertebrate hosts. If the polymerase genes of L. (Sauroleishmania) are also evolving rapidly relative to L. (Leishmania), the unstable classification of the subgenus L. (Sauroleishmania) in the polymerase phylogenies may be due to long-branch attraction (Felsenstein, 1978, 1988; Hendy and Penny, 1989).
Cruzi clade - predominantly mammalian trypanosome species from South America - also agrees with this interpretation and, significantly, the inclusion of an Australian marsupial trypanosome in the clade (Trypanosoma sp. H25 kangaroo, Figure 4) reinforces the idea that this grouping had its origin on a southern super-continent of South America, Antarctica and Australia, which remained linked together after the separation from Africa (Cox and Moore, 1993). Furthermore, the only trypanosomes from this clade found in the Old World are those infecting bats, mammals that are able to fly across geographical barriers.