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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Such cells are reported to be poorly developed in feeding males ( Kaufman and
Sauer , 1982 ) which , of course , take much smaller blood meals . New evidence
reported by Coons and Kaufman ( 1988 ) suggests that the hypertrophy of the F ...
Distal Tarsal Slit Sense Organ This unusual structure was reported by Hess and
Vlimant ( 1984 ) to occur on walking legs II , III , and IV in Amblyomma variegatum
. Presumably , they are widespread in the Ixodidae . These tiny slits , easily ...
Sporadic parthenogenesis has been reported in normally bisexual species in
both the Argasidae and Ixodidae . Such isolated instances have little practical
value for the survival of the species , since most eggs produced do not hatch and
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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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