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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New opportunities for further evolutionary development were provided by the
adaptive radiation of the bird and mammalian fauna in the late Mesozoic era and
the radical climatic changes that occurred with the onset of the Cenozoic era .
The Rhipicephalinae are the most modern of the Metastriata , and probably did
not appear until the Tertiary , i . e . , in the Cenozoic era when mammals became
the dominant land vertebrates . The Amblyomminae , including Amblyomma and
Hyalomma species typically parasitize domestic and wild mammals and birds
and are found almost entirely in semi - arid or arid deserts and steppes . The
genus includes 30 species . Genus Rhipicephalus ( Figs 2 . 63 – 2 . 66 ) . These
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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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