Biology of Ticks, Volume 1

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Daniel E. Sonenshine, R. Michael Roe
OUP USA, 2013 - Science - 560 pages
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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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There is a great book dealing with biology of ticks, They are very famous in animal kingdom as they can tolerate hunger for long time. It needs a very specialized biology to do so. Dr. Sonenshine and Dr. Roe were brave enough to prepare this book. The scientific forum will never forget such challenge, preparing a lot of different data around the world.  

Contents

Ticks People and Animals
3
2 Modern Tick Systematics
17
3 Life Cycles and Natural History of Ticks
59
4 External and Internal Anatomy of Ticks
74
5 Integument and Ecdysis
99
Anatomy and Molecular Biology of Feeding and Digestion
122
Structure Physiology and Molecular Biology
163
Hindgut Malpighian Tubules and Coxal Glands
206
Structure Physiology and Molecular Biology
258
Structure and Function
287
Structure Function Genomics and Proteomics
309
14 Molecular Biology and Physiology of Chemical Communication
368
15 Hemebinding Lipoglycostorage Proteins
398
16 Hormonal Regulation of Metamorphosis and Reproduction in Ticks
416
Anatomy Physiology and Molecular Biology
449
Anatomy Physiology and Molecular Biology
484

9 Heme Processing and the Evolution of Hematophagy
220
Structure and Function
240

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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.