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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This is almost entirely intracellular and , aside from the egg laying female , it is
relatively slow . ... Equally remarkable and important from the standpoint of their
population dynamics is the ability of ticks to produce large numbers of eggs .
factors , the most important of which are : ( 1 ) blood meal volume ; ( 2 ) egg size ;
and ( 3 ) species . Blood meal volume is the major determinant affecting the
number of eggs deposited . In general , females consuming larger blood meals
In O . moubata , egg numbers were reported as high as 327 in a single batch (
Burgdorfer , cited by Hoogstraal , 1956 ) . In the Ixodidae , the mated females lay
thousands of eggs in a single gonotrophic cycle . Ixodid ticks exhibit phenomenal
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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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