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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3 ) In the fed tick , the midgut is the largest organ in the body . It consists of ( 1 ) a
central ventriculus ( = stomach ) , usually found in the ventral mid - line of the
body , and ( 2 ) numerous branches or caeca ( = diverticula ) , penetrating to
The Midgut INTRODUCTION The midgut is the largest organ in the tick body . It is
the digestive organ of the animal , functionally analogous to the vertebrate
intestine . Except for hemolysis of the blood cells in the midgut lumen , digestion
Major differences in the physiology and ultrastructure of the midgut are evident
when one compares immature versus adult ticks , males and females , and
females in different stages of feeding and mating . In addition , important
differences in ...
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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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