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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Behavioral patterns also enable ticks to avoid desiccation . Among nest or burrow
- inhabiting ticks ( nidicoles ) , assembly pheromones induce clustering at the
most favorable sites , thereby enhancing survival . Non - nidicoles burrow in sand
A very large proportion of species in this genus are nest or burrow parasites .
Prostriate ticks become sexually mature soon after adult emergence and mate off
the host just as readily as they do while feeding on hosts . In many of the
... attack nest , cave or burrow inhabitants Mostly non - nidicolous ( except Ixodes
) ; ambush passing hosts SEASONAL ACTIVITY Usually active throughout year
DIAPAUSE If present , morphogenetic ( ovipositional diapause ) Usually active ...
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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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