In terms of public health, what is a common problem that unites many of the visceral parasitic infections covered in this chapter? How could this problem be attacked? Why are these diseases rare in developed countries?
Answer to relevant QuestionsHow can prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells be distinguished? List the major activities carried out by cells, and in each case, describe why the activity occurs. What are Koch’s postulates and how did they influence the development of microbiology? Why are Koch’s postulates still relevant today? What types of cytoplasmic inclusions are formed by prokaryotes? How does an inclusion of poly-ß-hydroxybutyric acid differ from a magnetosome in composition and metabolic role? List at least three features of eukaryotic cells that clearly differentiate them from prokaryotic cells. What are histones and what do they do? Explain why the diseases malaria, leishmaniasis, and trypanosomiasis are primarily diseases of tropical regions. How could humans be affecting the future geographical ranges of these diseases?
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