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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In most insects that have been studied , the hormone that initiates sex
pheromone production is juvenile hormone ( JH ) ( Fig . 19.24XIV ) , especially
JH3. A noteworthy exception to this general rule was described by Blomquist and
The PTG is the primary site of production of ecdysteroids in the juvenile insect . ...
The neurosecretory cells located in these centers produce electron dense
granules or vesicles that are transported via axons and secreted across
synapses or ...
Effects on Sex Pheromone Production Dees et al . ( 1985 ) reported evidence of
stimulation of sex pheromone 2,6dichlorophenol ( Fig . 19.24 , V ) production by
exogenous ecdysteroids . Extracts of unfed females that emerged from H.
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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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