Biology of Ticks Volume 1 by Daniel E. Sonenshine,R. Michael Roe

By Daniel E. Sonenshine,R. Michael Roe

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 study and analyses of well known specialists around the globe. Spanning volumes, the ebook examines the systematics, biology, constitution, ecological diversifications, evolution, genomics and the molecular procedures that underpin the expansion, improvement and survival of those very important disease-transmitting parasites. additionally mentioned is the notable array of illnesses transmitted (or triggered) by way of ticks, in addition to glossy equipment for his or her regulate. This e-book may still function a contemporary reference for college kids, scientists, physicians, veterinarians and different specialists.

Volume I covers the biology of the tick and contours chapters on tick systematics, tick existence cycles, exterior and inner anatomy, and others devoted to particular organ structures, particularly, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive method, salivary glands, waste removing, salivary glands, breathing procedure, circulatory approach and hemolymph, fats physique, the fearful and sensory structures and reproductive systems.

Volume II contains chapters at the ecology of non-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and genomics (including the genome of the Lyme ailment 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 various illnesses as a result of the key tick-borne pathogens, together with tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of every kind, different kinds of micro organism (e.g., the Lyme ailment agent) and illnesses on the topic of tick paralytic brokers and pollutants. the remainder chapters are dedicated to tick keep an eye on utilizing vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, eventually, strategies for breeding ticks with the intention to strengthen tick colonies for medical study.

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