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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The midgut epithelium responds to the different physiological periods in the life of
the ticks , i.e. , ( 1 ) non - feeding period following feeding and molting and ( 2 )
feeding , repletion , and post - feeding development or oviposition . More is ...
During this rapid engorgement period , the midgut lumen acts as a blood
reservoir . The digestive cells absorb the blood meal contents , especially
hemoglobin , depositing them in numerous large intensely electron dense
endosomes that fill ...
Engorged larval and nymphal ixodids are also able to take up atmospheric water
, but only during certain phases of the ecdysial period . In I. ricinus ,
Haemaphysalis punctata , and Ixodes dammini , uptake begins soon after dropoff
of 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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