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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for numbers of species . Included are the genera Boophilus , Dermacentor ,
Cosmiomma , Anomalohimalaya , Rhipicentor , Nosomma , Margaropus , and
Rhipicephalus . These ticks are believed to have evolved during the Permian or
The distribution is predominantly Old World , with only 3 species in the Nearctic
and Neotropical regions . An estimated 155 species are known . Genus
Amblyomma ( Figs 2 . 51 – 2 . 54 ) . This is one of the largest of the ixodid tick
The number of gonotrophic cycles varies considerably between individuals within
the species , as well as between species , although it rarely exceeds 6 . This
pattern of repeated gonotrophic cycles , often following long periods of waiting ...
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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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