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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Lipids are also important , but much lower in overall content than protein and
chitin ( see below ) . ... In studies of D . variabilis , I measured the cuticular lipid
content of chloroform + methanol ( 2 : 1 , v / v ) extracts of unfed and fed ( virgin ) ...
In the cattle tick , B . microplus , Cherry ( 1969 ) reported that the lipid content of
females increased from 22 to 63 ug total lipid per tick during feeding and
repletion of this stage . The major component of the cuticular lipids was found to
Ultrastructurally , the midgut epithelium of newly molted adults is easily
distinguished by the presence of numerous hemoglobin containing endosomes (
siderosomes ) , lipid droplets , and lysosomes ( Williams et al . , 1985 ) . In young
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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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