By Daniel E. Sonenshine, R. Michael Roe

ISBN-10: 019974405X

ISBN-13: 9780199744053

Biology of Ticks is the main finished paintings on tick biology and tick-borne illnesses. This moment version is a multi-authored paintings, that includes the learn and analyses of well known specialists around the globe. Spanning volumes, the booklet examines the systematics, biology, constitution, ecological diversifications, evolution, genomics and the molecular methods that underpin the expansion, improvement and survival of those vital disease-transmitting parasites. additionally mentioned is the impressive array of illnesses transmitted (or triggered) by way of ticks, in addition to smooth tools for his or her regulate. This e-book may still function a contemporary reference for college students, scientists, physicians, veterinarians and different experts.

Volume I covers the biology of the tick and contours chapters on tick systematics, tick lifestyles cycles, exterior and inner anatomy, and others devoted to particular organ platforms, in particular, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive procedure, salivary glands, waste elimination, salivary glands, breathing approach, circulatory approach and hemolymph, fats physique, the frightened and sensory structures and reproductive structures.

Volume II contains chapters at the ecology of non-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and genomics (including the genome of the Lyme illness vector Ixodes scapularis) and immunity, together with host immune responses to tick feeding and tick-host interactions, in addition to the tick's innate immune approach that stops and/or controls microbial infections. Six chapters conceal intensive the numerous illnesses because of the most important tick-borne pathogens, together with tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of every kind, different different types of micro organism (e.g., the Lyme disorder agent) and ailments concerning tick paralytic brokers and pollution. the remainder chapters are dedicated to tick keep an eye on utilizing vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, eventually, ideas for breeding ticks so that it will increase tick colonies for clinical examine.

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Genus Argas (Figs. 8) (61 species, cosmopolitan) 3B.  . . . . 4 4A.  . genus Otobius (Fig. 9) (2 species, Nearctic; however, 1 pest species, O. megnini, has been introduced to some other parts of the world) 4B.  . . . . . 5 5A.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . genus Nothoaspis (Fig. 12) (2 species, Neotropical) 5B.  . . . . . . 6 6A.  . genus Antricola (Figs. 11) (17 species, Neotropical and Nearctic) 6B.  . genus Ornithodoros (Figs. 6) (112 species, cosmopolitan) 7A.  . 8 7B.  . 12 8A.  . genus Ixodes (see Figs.

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1996b) added to the taxonomic utility of idiosomal setae and lyrifissures in ixodid larvae and proposed a revised system of nomenclature for these structures that corresponds better with the nomenclatural system used for these structures in mesostigmatid mites, thus facilitating more direct comparisons between these 2 groups of acarines. Additional morphological characters useful for identifying larval ticks are generally those that are also used for nymphs and adults, including hypostomal dentition; scutal shape; number, size, and arrangement of coxal spurs; shape of the basis capituli; and position of the anal groove.

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