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 some species of Ornithodoros , camerostomal folds and a protruding hood
further enclose and protect the mouthparts ... The integument is highly folded ,
allowing the body the opportunity for extensive stretching without additional
The cuticular intima is not a simple lining , but is folded into a distinctive spiral coil
, the taenidium , which gives the lining its distinctive character . Chords of fat body
cells attach to the tracheae and are especially abundant around the tracheal ...
In unfed and feeding virgin females , it is lined by a highly folded , labyrinthine
cuticle about 13 – 25 um thick . The epithelium is many cells thick and the cells
appear to be highly interdigitated ( Figs 16 . 12 , 16 . 13 ) . Microvilli appear at the
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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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