Biology of Ticks, Volume 1
Oxford University Press, 1991 - Science - 472 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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Adults and nymphs of most species feed rapidly ( i . e . , within minutes or hours )
but larvae of most species may require several days to complete their meal .
Virtually all argasid ticks are multi - host parasites , i . e . , there are several
This is one of the largest of the ixodid tick genera . Adults are generally medium
to large size ticks . Species of the genus are characterized by the unusually long
mouthparts . Palpal article 2 is very long , about 2 or 3 times as long as article 3 .
Ageing 1 . ricinus adults gradually lose their ability to sorb moisture and must
remain in virtually saturated environments above their CEA to avoid desiccation (
Lees , 1964 ) . A . americanum adults held at relative humidities above their CEA
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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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