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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Type II acini have 3 different cell types , A , B , and C , characterized by
differences in their granular composition ; a cells have complex granules ... The
types II and III acini secrete the cement that binds the tick ' s mouthparts to the
host skin .
These granules are believed to contain substances that contribute to the cement
secreted when the tick attaches to its host ( Kemp et al . , 1982 ) . Often , only a
single A cell is evident in the acinus . In the cattle tick , B . microplus , the A cells ...
vacuoles . Prohemocytes are believed to be the essential stem cell from which all
of the other types are formed . ... Tick hemocytes also serve as host cells for some
of the large variety of microorganisms that develop in ticks . For example ...
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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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