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Farming Human Pathogens

Ecological Resilience and Evolutionary Process

Authors: Wallace, Rodrick, Wallace, Deborah, Wallace, Robert G.

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Farming Human Pathogens: Ecological Resilience and Evolutionary Process introduces a cutting-edge formalism based on the asymptotic limit theorems of information theory to describe how punctuated shifts in mesoscale ecosystems can entrain patterns of gene expression and organismal evolution. The development is applied to several infectious diseases that have evolved in response to the world as humans have made it. Many pathogens emerging from underneath epidemiological control are 'farmed' in the metaphorical sense, as the evolution of drug resistant HIV makes clear, but some, like avian influenza, emerge quite literally as the result of new practices in industrial farming. Effective disease control in the 21st Century must necessarily involve broad economic and social reform for reasons embedded in the basics of pathogen evolution.

 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Farming Human Pathogens
Book Subtitle
Ecological Resilience and Evolutionary Process
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-92213-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-92213-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-92212-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2826-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 216
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