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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The chemical composition of the cement consists of a mixture of antigenic and
non - antigenic proteins , with ... A 90 kDa protein , secreted by the D and E cells
of the type III acini , was found to be present in the cement of ixodid ticks of at
Ca2 + sensitive inhibitor ( I ) proteins and an activator protein modulate PDE
activity in response to Ca2 + levels ... that phosphorylates proteins which can
also be dephosphorylated by protein phosphates ( PrP ) ; these enzymes , in turn
, can ...
The nutrients liberated by digestion of the fluids are directed primarily to the
synthesis of structural proteins , especially cuticle ( Araman ... The latter
increases enormously during this period ( Chapter 5 ) as a result of new protein
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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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