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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Mating occurs before as well as after blood feeding , but rarely if ever on the host
itself . However , the gonotrophic cycle is ... As in the genus Ixodes , unfed
females do not normally oviposit even if they are mated . Following feeding ,
Fat body synthesis and secretion of vitellogenins normally commences following
mating . The midgut epithelium provides a secondary source of vitellogenins in
the mated female tick . Coons et al . ( 1986a , 1989 ) and Tarnowski and Coons ...
Inoculation of pooled synganglion homogenates made from fed mated females
induced oviposition in O . moubata , i . e . , some substance in the synganglion
homogenate acted as a gonadotropin ( Aeschlimann , 1968 ) . The synganglion ...
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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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