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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... 1905 ) and vectored by the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata ; East coast fever ,
caused by Theileria parva ( Theiler , 1904 ) and transmitted by Rhipicephalus
appendiculatus ; and Rocky Mountain spotted fever , caused by Rickettsia
... Service were the premier center in the United States for research on the
pathogenicity , serodiagnosis , clinical characteristics and epidemiology of Rocky
Mountain spotted fever , Q fever , Colorado tick fever , relapsing fever , tularemia
R . sanguineus is also responsible for transmission of Mediterranean spotted
fever ( = fievre boutonneuse ) , caused by Rickettsia conorii , a rickettsial disease
similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever , in the Mediterranean region 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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