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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As blood and other fluids enter the midgut lumen , the UDC cells begin to
proliferate and many differentiate into secretory or digestive cells at this time . The
midgut epithelium responds by the growth and differentiation of digestive ( DGC )
In the starved tick , the lumen is virtually absent and the cells appear small .
According to Balashov ( 1972 ) , the tubules are about 50 – 70 um in diameter at
this stage . During and after feeding , the lumen enlarges as it fills with white
Ovulation begins when the mature oocyte passes into the ovarian lumen . The
funicular cells enlarge during oocyte maturation and appear to communicate with
the oocytes . Subsequently , the oocyte is ejected via the funiculus into the ...
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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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