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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Preface Ticks are blood sucking arthropods found in virtually all terrestrial
regions of the earth . They are important vectors of human and animal diseases .
The biomedical and economic importance of ticks has led to great interest in the
HISTORY OF RESEARCH ON TICKS AND TICK - BORNE DISEASES Although
ticks were included by Linnaeus in his Systema ... Interest in the classification of
ticks was stimulated greatly by the discovery that arthropods serve as vectors of ...
The scutum is usually ornate , often with bright , multi - colored iridescent patterns
. Eyes are present . Almost all species are 3 - host ticks . In Africa , A . hebraeum
and A . variegatum are important as vectors of diseases , especially heartwater ...
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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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