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Physiology Of Ticks

Author : Frederick D. Obenchain
ISBN : 9781483162348
Genre : Science
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Physiology of Ticks focuses on the unique (and probably the most vulnerable) features of tick physiology and the physiological aspects of tick interactions with their hosts. The mechanisms used by non-feeding ticks to maintain their water balance are examined, along with the salivary mechanisms used by feeding ixodid ticks for excreting the enormous excess volumes of water and salts taken in during blood sucking. This book is comprised of 13 chapters and begins with a description of the morphology, deposition, and components of the tick cuticle. The discussion then turns to humidity relationships and water balance of ticks, as well as the sensory basis of tick feeding behavior and the immunological basis of host resistance to ticks. Subsequent chapters explore blood digestion in ticks; tick reproduction, with emphasis on sperm development, cytogenetics, oogenesis, and oviposition; effects of insect hormones and their mimics on tick development and reproduction; and the mechanisms of tick pheromones. The final chapter deals with diapause and biological rhythms in ticks. This monograph will be of value to entomologists, physiologists, biologists, and practitioners of tropical science.

Advances In Disease Vector Research

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ISBN : 9781461231103
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Entomology, plant pathology and virology are a few of the disciplines covered by this well-reviewed series. It also covers the spectrum of vectors from mosquitos and leafhoppers to nematodes, and pathogens from viruses to mycoplasmas to protozoa. Articles deal with the emerging science of vector ecology, and consider both biotic and abiotic environmental influences on disease transmission. As a form to present current thinking in this field, the series is an important resource for researchers and students involved in understanding and overcoming the many vector-borne diseases of plants, animals, and humans.

Ecological Dynamics Of Tick Borne Zoonoses

Author : Daniel E. Sonenshine
ISBN : 9780195073133
Genre : Nature
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This book examines the ecological parameters affecting the conservation and regulation of tick-borne zoonoses as well as the geographic and seasonal distributions of those infections.

Ecophysiology Of Spiders

Author : Wolfgang Nentwig
ISBN : 9783642715525
Genre : Science
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Recently another book on insect physiology was published. It was restricted to a few focal points as are many of these new insect physiology books, but there was considerable depth in its specialized point of view. We were dis cussing the structure of this book and of insect physiology books, in general, when Prof. Remmert asked me " . . . and what about books on spider physio logy?" Silence. Then I started to explain "oh yes, there is a congress pro ceedings volume on this topic and there is a group with excellent publica tions on another topic . . . ", but I felt that this answer was weak. One can no longer buy the proceedings volume in a bookshop and to read a series of publications on a given topic one must search in a library for a dozen journals. Why is there not a single book on spider physiology comparable with the many books on insect physiology? Are spiders a scientific ivory tower, far from public interest and commercial importance? I do not think so, although spiders are one of the many "forgotten" animal groups which always grew in the shadow of the insects. There are research groups working on spider physiology, there are fascinating phenomena in this animal group and there are plenty of exciting results. Spiders may have been always underresearch ed, but research is progressing. In the last few years, new books have been published, e. g.

Caste Differentiation In Social Insects

Author : J. A. L. Watson
ISBN : 9781483286181
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In more detail than has previously been available, this book comprehensively covers all the various mechanisms of caste differentiation in social insects. For the first time the most recent information regarding mechanisms of caste differentiation in higher termites has been compiled in a well illustrated volume, together with comparative discussion of the whole range of social insects, including bees, ants and wasps.

Vectors In Virus Biology

Author : M. A. Mayo
ISBN : UOM:39015007120069
Genre : Medical
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Involvement of virus-coded proteins in transmission of plant viruses by vectors; Plant virus studies in insect vector cell cultures; Transovarial transmission of arboviruses by mosquitoes; Sigma virus of Drosophila as a vector model; Alphavirus growth in cultured vertebrate and invertebrate cells; Transmission of viruses to wild life by ticks; Epidemiology of louping-ill.

Morphology Physiology And Behavioral Biology Of Ticks

Author : John R. Sauer
ISBN : MINN:31951000334739Z
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Tropical Pest Management

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Genre : Agricultural pests
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Bulletin Of The Entomological Society Of America

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00355085H
Genre : Entomology
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Livestock Entomology

Author : Ralph E. Williams
ISBN : MINN:31951D020726746
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A collection of writings detailing the insects and other arthropods such as ticks and lice that infest livestock, transmitting diseases and inflicting wounds. The book covers occurrance statistics, biological implications, and control methods. Topics are organized by type of pest and livestock animal, and are designed to acquaint the student with the broad spectrum of insects and other arthropods that affect production animal husbandry, and to provide a ready reference by which pest problems may be identified and information obtained on the species and systems involved. Examined is the basic plan of insects, biting and non-biting flies, Myiasis-producing flies, ticks, arthropod pests of confined beef, dairy cattle, sheep and horses, and swine pests.

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