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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of vertebrates has occurred , the ticks are able to suppress host immune
responses , allowing repeated utilization of the same hosts during the seasonal
activity period . Ticks have evolved strategies to facilitate their survival while
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The effects of water regulation on the questing behavior and seasonal activity of
ticks will be discussed further in Volume 2 ( Chapter 23 ) . Water vapor sorption is
not universal in all species or at all stages . Adult cattle ticks , Boophilus ...
... and behavior of the lone star tick ( Acarina : Ixodidae ) . IV . The daily and
seasonal activity patterns of adults in different habitat types . J . Med . Entomol .
10 : 337 – 344 . Service , M . W . ( 1978 ) A short history of early medical
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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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