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 ixodid ticks , blood meal volume does not always reflect the composition of the
meal , especially the relationship of hemoglobin to tissue fluids and other non -
erythrocytic materials . Kemp et al . ( 1982 ) summarize evidence by several ...
a clear , watery fluid are excreted by the tick , serving to concentrate the blood
meal and eliminate excess water and ions . The coxal gland functions as an
ultrafiltration system , retaining most hemolymph proteins and other organic
11 Circulatory System and Hemolymph INTRODUCTION As in all other
arthropods , the interior of the tick body is a fluid filled cavity , the hemocoel . This
cavity forms as a result of fusion of the embryonic schizocoel with embryonic
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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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