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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... in England , and Professor L.G. Neumann at Toulouse University in France
amassed major collections of ticks from all over the world . Using these materials
, they described new genera and species and reclassified previously known taxa
Other differences may become known when the larvae , nymphs and males of
this remarkable species are described . EVOLUTION OF TICKS As we have
noted previously , the Acari are believed to have evolved in the late Proterozoic
or early ...
All of the responses described above are altered when ticks attempt to feed on
previously exposed hosts . Repeated inoculation of tick salivary antigens leads to
the production of specific antibodies as well as a highly developed cell mediated
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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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