Biology of Ticks, Volume 1
Oxford University Press, 1991 - Science - 447 pages
This is the first volume of a two-volume work on the basic biology, ecology, disease transmission and control of ticks. Ticks are parasitic insects that infect cattle, birds and people. The health and economic consequences of ticks are so considerable that most land- grant universities have tick laboratories associated with their entomology departments. In addition, state and federal health officials are concerned with disease transmission by ticks. This first volume covers the anatomy, functional morphology, physiology, reproduction, development and ecology of ticks. The descriptions are comprehensive and fully up-to-date. Entomologists, and in particular tick specialists (acarologists), as well as public health officials, will find this work of interest. It will also be extremely useful to advanced students beginning research in these fields. Volume 2 will focus on ticks and disease, with sections on immunological response to tick parasitism, and the control of ticks and disease.
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In the genus Hyalomma , the ventral opisthosomal surface of the male bears
raised , posteriorly directed anal and adanal plates ( Chapter 2 , Fig . 2 . 60 ) . In
some Boophilus and Rhipicephalus species , a small tail - like spur occurs on the
Vitellogenesis is initiated in the fat body ( and , to a lesser extent , in the midgut
epithelium , see Chapter 9 ) which secretes increasing quantities of these
proteins into the hemolymph ( see also , Chapter 13 , The Fat Body ) . In some
In this chapter , we shall examine the presumed endocrine and neuroendocrine
organs , neurosecretory systems , and the hormones , neurohormones ,
neurotransmitters , and other chemicals ticks produce to regulate their
development and ...
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This is a great book dealing with ticks biology. There are a lot of experiments which have been used elaborately about these strange animals. Information about tick Pheromones are very interesting. The knowledge and understanding of the content of this book will be useful for better control of this blood feeding animals forever.
EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATIC RELATIONSHIPS OF TICKS
ECOLOGY OF NONNIDICOLOUS TICKS
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