Biology of Ticks Volume 2

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Daniel E. Sonenshine, R. Michael Roe
OUP USA, 2013 - Science - 491 pages
Biology of Ticks is the most comprehensive work on tick biology and tick-borne diseases. This second edition is a multi-authored work, featuring the research and analyses of renowned experts across the globe. Spanning two volumes, the book examines the systematics, biology, structure, ecological adaptations, evolution, genomics and the molecular processes that underpin the growth, development and survival of these important disease-transmitting parasites. Also discussed is the remarkable array of diseases transmitted (or caused) by ticks, as well as modern methods for their control. This book should serve as a modern reference for students, scientists, physicians, veterinarians and other specialists. Volume I covers the biology of the tick and features chapters on tick systematics, tick life cycles, external and internal anatomy, and others dedicated to specific organ systems, specifically, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive system, salivary glands, waste removal, salivary glands, respiratory system, circulatory system and hemolymph, fat body, the nervous and sensory systems and reproductive systems. Volume II includes chapters on the ecology of non-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and genomics (including the genome of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis) and immunity, including host immune responses to tick feeding and tick-host interactions, as well as the tick's innate immune system that prevents and/or controls microbial infections. Six chapters cover in depth the many diseases caused by the major tick-borne pathogens, including tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of all types, other types of bacteria (e.g., the Lyme disease agent) and diseases related to tick paralytic agents and toxins. The remaining chapters are devoted to tick control using vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, finally, techniques for breeding ticks in order to develop tick colonies for scientific study.

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1 Ecology of Nonnidicolous Ticks
2 Ecology of Nidicolous Ticks
3 Tick Genetics Genomics and Transformation
4 TickHost Interactions
Innate Immune Responses
6 Tickborne Protozoa
7 Tickborne Viruses
8 Tickborne Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses and Rickettsia Species
10 Nonrickettsial Tickborne Bacteria and the Diseases They Cause
11 Tickinduced Paralysis and Toxicoses
12 Development of Vaccines for Control of Tick Infestations and Interruption of Pathogen Transmission
13 Acaricide Research and Development Resistance and Resistance Monitoring
14 Tick Repellent Research Methods and Development
Trapping Biocontrol Host Management and Other Alternative Strategies
16 Tick Rearing and in Vitro Feeding

9 Tickborne Rickettsioses II Anaplasmataceae

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About the author (2013)

Dr. Daniel E. Sonenshine is an eminent professor (emeritus) of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia USA.

Dr. R. Michael Roe is the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina USA.