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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Agranular ( Type I ) acini are depicted as clear subspherical objects alongside
the main salivary duct , mostly in the anterior or middle regions of the gland .
Granular acini ( types II and III ) , shown filled with numerous tiny granules , occur
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
In insects , plasmotocytes are usually the most numerous hemocyte type ( Lackie
, 1988 ) . Granulocytes are similar to plasmatocytes but are characterized by their
numerous inclusion bodies . Type I granulocytes are highly pleomorphic and ...
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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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