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 Ixodes ricinus females , the procuticle increases in weight about 20 times ,
although concomitant increases in ... Thus , the increase in cuticle provides the
capacity , by means of extensive stretching of the freshly synthesized cuticle , to ...
At the same time , there is a gradual increase in the hemoglobin and hematin
concentrations in the midgut , as well as other excretory ... The latter increases
enormously during this period ( Chapter 5 ) as a result of new protein synthesis .
During and after feeding , the lumen enlarges as it fills with white guanine
crystals and the cells gradually hypertrophy . The tubules increase many times in
diameter . As many as three distinct regions of the Malpighian tubules have been
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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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