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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( A ) Scutum ornate or , uncommonly , inornate ; palpi elongate , subcylindrical (
almost always on reptiles ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . genus Aponomma ( B )
Scutum inornate ; palpi elongate or short , conical , not subcylindrical ( on birds
The genus is worldwide in distribution . Some important species include :
Ornithodoros moubata , a vector of tick - borne relapsing fever in eastern and
southern Africa , and Ornithodoros coriaceus , the vector of epizootic bovine
abortion in the ...
The genus includes 30 species . Genus Haemaphysalis ( Figs 2 . 47 – 2 . 50 ) .
This very large and varied genus is recognized by the characteristic lateral
projection of palpal article II beyond the margins of the basis capituli . All are 3 -
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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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