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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Cell function and ultrastructure of many tick tissues , especially the mechanisms
of nutrient uptake and intracellular digestion in the midgut , have been described
by Coons and his colleagues . In Switzerland , Diehl , Connat , and their ...
Another function ascribed to the porose area secretions is to lubricate the
movements of Gené ' s organ , facilitating its normal eversion and retraction . If
the porose areas are obstructed or ablated , Gené ' s organ does not function
Changes in chain length , in functional groups , or increasing unsaturation
diminished the male response . ... genital sex pheromone are unknown , but new
and compelling evidence suggests that ecdysteroids may function in this role (
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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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