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By Jiří Vávra (auth.), Lee A. Bulla Jr., Thomas C. Cheng (eds.)

This is the introductory quantity of a brand new sequence to be issued below our basic editorship. With the improvement of an unpre­ cedented elevate in curiosity in comparative pathobiology, we're of the opinion and reason that Comparative PathobioZogy may still turn into the point of interest for the booklet of definitive reports and the lawsuits of vital symposia during this region of contemporary biomedical technology. even though the time period is now in universal use, the query remains to be occasionally raised as to what "pathobiology" contains. This extensive sector of recent biology comprises yet extends past conventional pathology. It additionally encompasses experiences directed at knowing the biology, chemistry, and physics of infectious brokers, in­ cluding how they touch and invade the effected organism; the reactions of hosts to such brokers, in addition to to abiotic invaders; the ecologic parameters which facilitate an infection; and the improvement of instruments crucial for the knowledge of hast­ pathogen interactions. In different phrases, pathobiology is inter­ disciplinary and accommodates all of these elements of biology, chemistry, and physics which at once or not directly enable better knowing of the character of infectious and noninfectious ailments and the prospective implications of such in biomedicine, agriculture, and environmental technology. via "comparative" is intended an analytical and demanding evaluate of similar strategies as they follow to all different types of animals, invertebrates in addition to poikilothermic and homeothermic verte­ brates.

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The stage at A is a very young sporont the membrane of which is only slightly thicker than that of the meront in Fig. 2. The cell at B is a more advanced sporont in which the exosporont membrane, the secretion and the pansporeblast membrane start to differentiate. X 17,000. STRUCTURE OF THE MICROSPORIDIA 19 20 J. VÄVRA polar tube the sporoplasm is limited by a membrane (Fig. 13). There are two envelopes around a freshly discharged sporoplasm, the outer one being continuous with the outer sheath of the discharged polar tube (see also the chapter on microsporidian physiology by E.

It has a typical fine structure being covered by a double membrane with pores (Weidner, 1972; Liu, 1972). The convex face of the inner nuclear membrane bears numerous particles that can be observed in freeze-etched preparations (Liu and Davies, 1972c). Apparently, there is no specialized area of the cytoplasm surrounding the spore nucleus that might represent the germ cytoplasm and there is no plasmatic membrane other than the plasmatic membrane associated with the spare wall surrounding such cytoplasm.

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