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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12 ) This region comprises the great bulk of the tick cuticle , and may be as much
as 50 um or more in thickness . In the cattle tick , Boophilus microplus , the
alloscutum is highly folded , with folds penetrating 10 – 12 um in depth into the ...
Much remains to be learned about this highly adaptable structure . The major
components of the cuticle of all arthropods are protein and chitin . Lipids are also
important , but much lower in overall content than protein and chitin ( see below )
Molting is controlled by hormones . Following feeding in larvae and nymphs , the
epidermal cells commence secretion of new cuticle ( this new growth should not
be confused with cuticle growth during feeding of ixodid and larval argasid ticks ...
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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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