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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Disease causing agents transmitted by ticks , several of which have increased to
epidemic proportions ( e . g . , Lyme disease , tick - borne encephalitis ) constitute
an important cause of morbidity and mortality . Despite their importance , our ...
Many of these tick - borne diseases remain prevalent today , despite the
impressive advances in medicine that have reduced ... New or little known
tickborne diseases have appeared , e . g . , Lyme disease , human babesiosis ,
and human ...
... the biology of these important diseases came only with the deliberate focus of
scientific resources on these problems . ... spotted fever , Q fever , Colorado tick
fever , relapsing fever , tularemia and other important tick - borne diseases .
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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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