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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Chelicerae The chelicerae are the cutting organs used by the tick to penetrate the
host ' s skin and gain access to its blood ... These paired organs comprise three
parts , ( 1 ) a bulbous muscular base , the cheliceral base , ( 2 ) an elongated ...
7 Hypostome , cheliceral digits , and adjacent palp ( article III ) . Note the
membrane - like structure ( arrow ) immediately above the center of the
hypostome . The pair of folded structures above the cheliceral digits are the
cheliceral sheaths .
Thus , a cluster of 3 pore - like structures is found on the cheliceral digits of this
tick ( Fig . 15 . 27 ) . When examined by transmission electron microscopy , the
middle pore - like structure is found to be a cone - shaped depression ( i . e . , not
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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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