Veterinary Mycology by Indranil SamantaVeterinary Mycology by Indranil Samanta

Veterinary Mycology

byIndranil Samanta

Hardcover | March 24, 2015

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This book is a comprehensive overview of the fungi that are clinically relevant for animals and humans. It is divided in three major parts: the first part comprises the history of veterinary and medical mycology, general aspects of morphology, growth, nutrition, reproduction and classification of fungi. In the second part, the etiologic agents of cutaneous, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses are described in detail with special emphasis on emerging and uncommon pathogenic fungi. Each chapter consists of a brief history and the morphology, classification, reproduction, susceptibility to disinfectants, natural habitat, distribution, genome, isolation, growth and colony characteristics, antigenic characteristics, virulence factors. The major diseases and their routes of transmission, pathogenesis, immunity, diagnosis and treatment are also covered. The third part focuses on laboratory diagnosis including clinical sample collection, their processing for fungal isolation, special stains for microscopic visualization, culture media composition and a relevant glossary. Each chapter includes color photographs, schematic diagrams and tables for better understanding.

Dr. Indranil Samanta obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry degree (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India. He secured his Masters in Veterinary Sciences (M.V.Sc) in Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP...
Title:Veterinary MycologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:179 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.07 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8132222792

ISBN - 13:9788132222798


Table of Contents

1. History.- 2. General characteristics of fungi.- 3. Classification of fungi.- 4. Cutaneous, subcutaneous and systemic Mycology.- 5. Collection and processing of clinical material for isolation of fungi.- 6. Diagnostic techniques for fungi.

Editorial Reviews

"The author combines traditional knowledge with thelatest information from basic science investigations and molecular diagnosticapproaches and summarizes the ever-changing taxonomy of fungal pathogens. Theintended audience includes undergraduate students, postgraduate student, andveterinary practitioners, and should also include veterinary students. . Thisbook is unique and valuable in the medical mycology community. . This book is asolid and current introduction to the most important veterinary pathogenicfungi." (Lois L. Hoyer, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2015)