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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Males that have completed spermatogenesis will also detach and search for
females , even though they are not exposed to the ASP . In either case , males
migrate to the vicinity of the feeding females , guided by the secretion of the ASP .
Table 19.5 Percent male tick bioassay responses to cleaned conspecific females
treated with various steryl esters , cholesterol and conspecific extract ( amounts in
micrograms ) a , b Percent male response Test compound or control Fatty acid ...
In 0. moubata , doses as low as 0.035 ug 22,25 - dideoxyecdysone per ml
induced supermolting when females were fed in vitro ( i.e. , through a membrane
) on defibrinated blood . In ixodids , ticks are most sensitive when they are
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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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