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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12 ( many of these same terms are used throughout the book ) : Adanal plates :
Posteriorly directed sclerotized plates on the ventral surface near ( usually
posterior ) to the anus in males of some ixodid species . Alloscutum : In ixodid
ticks , the ...
In all genera of Ixodidae except Ixodes , a small anal groove occurs posterior to
the anus and does not extend to the body margin . In species of Ixodes , however
, this groove is more prominent , with sides extending from the posterior body ...
Ap = Anterior pit of Haller ' s organ ; Pc = posterior capsule of Haller ' s organ ; Pv
= pulvillus . AP PC 4 . 22 4 . 23 Figures 4 . 22 – 4 . 24 Scanning electron
micrographs illustrating the appearance of the Haller ' s organ in different tick
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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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