J P Webster

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rats, cats, people and parasites: the impact of latent toxoplasmosis on behaviour
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Microbes Infect 3:1037-45. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Coevolution and compatibility in the snail-schistosome system
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease WTCEID, University of Oxford, UK
    Parasitology 123:S41-56. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal genetic variability in the schistosome intermediate host Biomphalaria pfeifferi
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease WTCEID, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:515-27. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Compatibility and sex in a snail-schistosome system
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford
    Parasitology 122:423-32. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Population genetics of the schistosome intermediate host Biomphalaria pfeifferi in the Zimbabwean highveld: implications for co-evolutionary theory
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:203-14. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Predation of beetles (Tenebrio molitor) infected with tapeworms (Hymenolepis diminuta): a note of caution for the manipulation hypothesis
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford, UK
    Parasitology 120:313-8. 2000
  7. doi request reprint Specificity of the Toxoplasma gondii-altered behaviour to definitive versus non-definitive host predation risk
    P H L Lamberton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3SY, UK
    Parasitology 135:1143-50. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Extensive genetic variation revealed in adjacent populations of the schistosome intermediate host Biomphalaria pfeifferi from a single river system
    J I Hoffman
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 92:693-8. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint Mixed strain schistosome infections of snails and the evolution of parasite virulence
    C M Davies
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
    Parasitology 124:31-8. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Do hosts and parasites coevolve? Empirical support from the Schistosoma system
    J P Webster
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 164:S33-51. 2004

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Rats, cats, people and parasites: the impact of latent toxoplasmosis on behaviour
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Microbes Infect 3:1037-45. 2001
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Coevolution and compatibility in the snail-schistosome system
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease WTCEID, University of Oxford, UK
    Parasitology 123:S41-56. 2001
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal genetic variability in the schistosome intermediate host Biomphalaria pfeifferi
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease WTCEID, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:515-27. 2001
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Compatibility and sex in a snail-schistosome system
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford
    Parasitology 122:423-32. 2001
    ..The resulting compatibility phenotype of all offspring was determined. Support for all 3 hypotheses were obtained. The results are discussed in terms of their applied and theoretical implications...
  5. ncbi request reprint Population genetics of the schistosome intermediate host Biomphalaria pfeifferi in the Zimbabwean highveld: implications for co-evolutionary theory
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3FY, UK
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:203-14. 2001
    ..These results are discussed with reference to the population biology of B. pfeifferi and to host-parasite co-evolution...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predation of beetles (Tenebrio molitor) infected with tapeworms (Hymenolepis diminuta): a note of caution for the manipulation hypothesis
    J P Webster
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, University of Oxford, UK
    Parasitology 120:313-8. 2000
    ..We discuss this in terms of the historical and evolutionary contexts under which such altered behaviours could evolve and their implications for the Manipulation Hypothesis...
  7. doi request reprint Specificity of the Toxoplasma gondii-altered behaviour to definitive versus non-definitive host predation risk
    P H L Lamberton
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3SY, UK
    Parasitology 135:1143-50. 2008
    ..Drug treatment of infected rats prevented any such host-specificity from being displayed. We discuss our results in terms of their potential implications both for T. gondii epidemiology and the evolution of parasite-altered behaviour...
  8. ncbi request reprint Extensive genetic variation revealed in adjacent populations of the schistosome intermediate host Biomphalaria pfeifferi from a single river system
    J I Hoffman
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 92:693-8. 1998
    ..The most genetically polymorphic snail populations were those collected within and downstream from human water-contact sites...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mixed strain schistosome infections of snails and the evolution of parasite virulence
    C M Davies
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
    Parasitology 124:31-8. 2002
    ..Reduced host survival was consistent with an adaptive conditional parasite response...
  10. ncbi request reprint Do hosts and parasites coevolve? Empirical support from the Schistosoma system
    J P Webster
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 164:S33-51. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Dose-dependent schistosome-induced mortality and morbidity risk elevates host reproductive effort
    L Blair
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Evol Biol 20:54-61. 2007
    ..These results uniquely suggest an exposure-dose-dependent post-patent fecundity compensation occurring in relation to the risk of future parasite-associated mortality...
  12. pmc Trade-offs in the evolution of virulence in an indirectly transmitted macroparasite
    C M Davies
    Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:251-7. 2001
    ..This is the first report of a trade-off in parasite reproductive success across hosts in an indirectly transmitted macroparasite...
  13. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: DNA barcoding reveals substantial genetic diversity within Lake Albert and Lake Victoria populations
    J R Stothard
    Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    Parasitology 136:1813-24. 2009
    ..While it appears plausible that locally evolved heritable traits could spread through most of the Lake Albert populations, it seems unlikely they could quickly homogenise into Lake Victoria or amongst populations therein...
  14. pmc Isolation and characterization of the first polymorphic microsatellite markers for Schistosoma haematobium and their application in multiplex reactions of larval stages
    R Golan
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK, Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Mol Ecol Resour 8:647-9. 2008
    ..Three primers also amplified Schistosoma mansoni and two Schistosoma japonicum. The results suggest these primers are useful for population genetic analyses of S. haematobium...
  15. pmc Parasites as causative agents of human affective disorders? The impact of anti-psychotic, mood-stabilizer and anti-parasite medication on Toxoplasma gondii's ability to alter host behaviour
    J P Webster
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3SY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1023-30. 2006
    ..gondii drugs in preventing such behavioural alterations. Our results have important implications regarding the aetiology and treatment of such disorders...
  16. ncbi request reprint Parasites of wild brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) on UK farms
    J P Webster
    University of Oxford, Department of Zoology
    Parasitology 111:247-55. 1995
    ..The study suggests that wild brown rats, serving as vectors of disease, represent a serious risk to the health of humans and domestic animals in the UK...
  17. ncbi request reprint Schistosoma mansoni in infants (aged < 3 years) along the Ugandan shoreline of Lake Victoria
    S E Odogwu
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, U K
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:315-26. 2006
    ..Mothers should be strongly encouraged to visit the nearest health-services clinic, with their infants, for any necessary anthelmintic treatment...
  18. doi request reprint Inter-specific parasite competition: mixed infections of Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini in the definitive host
    A J Norton
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London W2 1PG, UK
    Parasitology 135:473-84. 2008
    ..rodhaini. Inter-specific competition was also implicated as increased parasite virulence to the host. The potential effects of such interactions on parasite and host ecology and evolution in nature are discussed...
  19. pmc Development and application of an ethically and epidemiologically advantageous assay for the multi-locus microsatellite analysis of Schistosoma mansoni
    C M Gower
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Parasitology 134:523-36. 2007
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography of Biomphalaria glabrata and B. pfeifferi, important intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni in the New and Old World tropics
    R J DeJong
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 1091, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:3041-56. 2003
    ..Several putative species and subspecies, B. arabica, B. gaudi, B. rhodesiensis and B. stanleyi, are shown to be undifferentiated from other B. pfeifferi populations...