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- DescriptionBiology of Ticks is the most comprehensive work on tick biology and tick-borne diseases. This second edition is a multi-authored work, featuring the research and analyses of rewned experts across the globe. Spanning two volumes, the book examines the systematics, biology, structure, ecological adaptations, evolution, gemics and the molecular processes that underpin the growth, development and survival of these important disease-transmitting parasites. Also discussed is the remarkable array of diseases transmitted (or caused) by ticks, as well as modern methods for their control. This book should serve as a modern reference for students, scientists, physicians, veterinarians and other specialists. Volume I covers the biology of the tick and features chapters on tick systematics, tick life cycles, external and internal anatomy, and others dedicated to specific organ systems, specifically, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive system, salivary glands, waste removal, salivary glands, respiratory system, circulatory system and hemolymph, fat body, the nervous and sensory systems and reproductive systems. Volume II includes chapters on the ecology of n-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and gemics (including the geme of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis) and immunity, including host immune responses to tick feeding and tick-host interactions, as well as the tick's innate immune system that prevents and/or controls microbial infections. Six chapters cover in depth the many diseases caused by the major tick-borne pathogens, including tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of all types, other types of bacteria (e.g., the Lyme disease agent) and diseases related to tick paralytic agents and toxins. The remaining chapters are devoted to tick control using vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, finally, techniques for breeding ticks in order to develop tick colonies for scientific study.
- Author BiographyDr. Daniel E. Sonenshine is an eminent professor (emeritus) of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia USA. Dr. R. Michael Roe is the William Neal Reynold Distinguished Professor of Entomology at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina USA.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication10/02/2014
- SubjectLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note54 black-and-white; 12 color
- Weight1326 g
- Width186 mm
- Height256 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edited byDaniel E. Sonenshine,R. Michael Roe
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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