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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Photograph illustrating nymphal ticks attached to a laboratory host ( albino rabbit
, Oryctolagus cuniculus ) . Note the severe infestation around the back of the
head , the neck , and behind the ears . Other ticks have attached on the face ...
The primary cell type is the trophocyte , although small groups of free floating
nephrocytes are found attached to the fat ... along these strands and fat body
cells ; oenocytoids and other hemocytes also attach themselves to these
Table 19.2 Number of Amblyomma hebraeum adults attracted and attaching to
pheromone - treated and untreated steers ... released ticks that attached Wild
ticks attached Marked , released ticks on steer or in immediate vicinity ( < 0.5 m )
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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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