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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Other important lipids in eggs of the cattle tick are unbranched n - alkanes ( range
from C13 to C32 ) , branched chain esters ( range from C14 to C19 ) , n - alkanols
( range from C26 to C36 ) and sterols ( Hackman and Filshie , 1982 ) . It is not ...
Concentrations of various amino acids range from 5 – 70 mg per 100 ml , with
glutamate , glutamine , alanine , isoleucine and glycine among the most
abundant . Osmotic pressure values in these animals are in the range 256 - 480
mM NaCl ...
Clearly , ecological differences , host range and dispersal parameters play
important roles in genetic variability between populations . One wonders whether
similar phenomena may have led to the differentiation of the North American
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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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