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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Mammillae : Minute conical or truncated integumental elevations covering the
body surface and legs in Ornithodoros ticks . Distinct from tubercles , or
granulations found in other argasid species . Marginal groove : In Ixodes , a
groove situated ...
Family Argasidae Murray Argasid ticks are easily recognized by their leathery
integument , lack of a scutum , and the ventral position of the capitulum ,
obscured by the overlying hood . They are also known as “ soft ticks ” because of
In the Argasidae , adults become sexually active after emergence from the last
nymphal molt , and they do not require a blood meal to initiate gametogenesis .
Mating occurs ... This pattern is also common in argasid ticks parasitizing birds .
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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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