Helminth Parasites of Jharkhand

ISBN Number : 978-93-5262-013-5

Student Price : Rs.550

Student Dollar Price : 22$

Library Price : Rs.990

Library Dollar Price : 40$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2016

No. Of Pages : 296

About The Book

The Helminths are triplolastic animals. The Platyhelminthes are flatworm which comprises about 1500 species; either free living or parasitic and possess many reduced features, however, Aschelminthes are more advanced pseudocoelomate, appearance, free living, epizoic or parasitic. Flatworms exhibit diverse characters, it is very difficult to identify and classify them. The exact systematic position of these parasites could be established only after going through detail study of their genital organs as well as vitellaria and the present book will provide a comprehensive and exhaustive data of these characters. The book deals with some vertebrate Helminth Parasites of Jharkhand belonging to Trematoda and Cestoda. The two groups have undergone profound adaptations to suit their parasitic mode of life. These parasitic adaptations are reflected in their morphology as well as physiology. In this book, many trematode parasites are dealt in detail. Their morphological description is very well synchronized with statistical measurement of various organs of the worm which will be very helpful to conclude about its taxonomy and identification. The trematodes are Apharyngostrige inidiana and Cotylophoron indicum from the intestine of Budo bubo and intestine of goat were not reported from this locality of the country. Similarly, many species of termatodes are described which are discovered from the alimentary canal and other associated organs and all description is based on their morphological characters as well as the statistical observation of their internal organs which made it more accurate for their identification.

This book will be very helpful to the students of Helminthology who are interested in the research work on the taxonomy of these worms because various keys are cited in the book for the identification of various helminth upto species level. The vivid and well stained photographs with their measurements of vitellaria, reproductive organs, etc., camera lucida diagram, graphs and histograms will be very much helpful for the identification. Some new species of cestoda and termatoda are also discovered and described for further study.

The present book will be very good reference book for HELMINTHOLOGY.


Contents :

1. Introduction
2. Material and Methods
3. Historical Review of Trematoda
4. Tremiorchis agarwali sp. nov. Trematode
5. Apharyngostrigea indiana Vidyarthi, 1937
6. Neodiplostomum acridotheresi sp. nov.
7. Cotylophoron indicum Stiles and Goldberger, 1910
8. Historical Review of Cestoda
9. Lytocestus indicus Moghe, 1925
10. Pseudocaryophyllaeus confusus sp. nov.
11. Pseudocaryophyllaeus indica Gupta, 1961.
12. Lucknowia indica Niyogi, Gupta and Agarwal, 1982
13. Raillietina ranchiensis sp. nov.
14. Hymenolepis agarwali sp. nov.

About The Author

Shailendra Kumar Sinha has more than thirty-two years of teaching experience upto graduation and post graduate levels. He is a graduate, B.Sc. (Zoology) (Hons.) from Ranchi College, Ranchi and did M.Sc. (Zoology) with Ecology (ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY) as special paper from Ranchi University, Ranchi in 1981. He joined as a Commissioned Lecturer in the Department of Zoology at R.S. More College, Govindpur, Dhanbad on 23 November, 1981. He did his Ph.D. in the field of HELMINTH PARASITOLOGY. Presently, Dr. Sinha is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at P.K.R.M. College, Dhanbad (A constituent P.G. College under Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag). He received Fellowship of Zoological Society of India (FZSI) in 2005; Fellowship of National Environmentalist Association (FNEA) in 2008; Fellowship of FMSET and International Consortion of Contemporary Biology (FMSET-FICCB) in 2011 and Fellowship of Society of Life Science (FSLSc) in 2012. He has been awarded the V.P. SATHE FOUNDATION SENIOR SCIENTIST award for his contribution in the field of life science and the D.K. BELSARE GOLD MEDAL for his outstanding research and academic contribution in the field of Ecology in the year 2011 and 2013 respectively. Dr. Sinha has participated in several conferences and seminars at the international and national level and has more than 25 research papers published in various esteemed journals. He also attended workshops on SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE at the University of Burdwan (W.B.) and ENVIS at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. His articles on environmental problems are regularly published in local dailies and magazines. His book IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICAL ZOOLOGY was published in the year 2009. He has successfully supervised six research scholars for the award of Ph.D. Presently, he is guiding research work in the field of Ecology.

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