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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the articulatory membrane and inner face of the next distal joint ; long , narrow
extensor muscle bands originate near the flexor muscles , but extend through the
intersegmental cavity to insert on the inner walls of the next distal joint .
( 1982 ) , the lateral walls of the valve form L - shaped struts which appear to
force the inner walls against the Vshaped wedge projecting from the roof of the
valve , completely closing this structure . In some species , small teeth appear on
above the formerly flat ovarian wall . When viewed with the scanning electron
microscope or stereoscopic microscope , the ovary appears covered with
innumerable spherical and subspherical eggs ( Figs 16.9 , 16.10 ) . Oocytes
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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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