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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Internal Anatomy : General Features INTRODUCTION This chapter will introduce
the internal structure of the tick body . We will discuss the different body systems
that occupy the body cavity , concentrating almost exclusively on their structure .
Hemolymph from the body cavity enters the sinus , which acts as a filtration
system , and then enters the heart via tiny paired ostia . Muscle bands around the
organ provide the pulsatile action which can often be observed in living
camerostomal cavity ; Ch . = chelicera ; G . A . = genital aperture . Redrawn after
Arthur ( 1963 ) , with permission from Butterworths and Co . Ventrally , it is armed
with rows of recurved teeth , becoming progressively smaller and fewer towards ...
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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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