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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THE MALPIGHIAN TUBULES In ticks , as in most other arthropods , the
Malpighian tubules are connected to the rectal sac . The lining of the tubules is
histologically similar to the rectal sac with a simple cuboidal epithelium . Only a
single pair ...
The Hindgut , Malpighian Tubules , and Coxal Glands INTRODUCTION The
hindgut comprises the terminal region of the alimentary canal which allows for
the removal of undigested residues from the midgut and excretory wastes from
Malpighian tubules enter into the rectal sac , one on either side . The rectal sac
also lacks a cuticular lining . The rectal sac is believed to play some role in body
water regulation ( Balashov , 1972 ) , although this function is relegated primarily
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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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