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Biology of Ticks : Volume 1 - Daniel E. Sonenshine

Biology of Ticks

Volume 1

By: Daniel E. Sonenshine (Editor), R. Michael Roe (Editor)

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Biology 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 renowned experts across the globe. Spanning two volumes, the book examines the systematics, biology, structure, ecological adaptations, evolution, genomics 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 non-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and genomics (including the genome 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.

Biology of Ticks, 2nd Edition Volume 1: Structure, Systematics, Physiology, and Molecular Biology

Chapter 1. Overview: Ticks, People and Animals Daniel E. Sonenshine and R. Michael Roe

Chapter 2. Modern Tick Systematics Lance A. Durden and Lorenza Beati

Chapter 3. Life Cycles and Natural History of Ticks Dmitry A. Apanaskevich and James H. Oliver, Jr.

Chapter 4. External and Internal Anatomy Daniel E. Sonenshine and R. Michael Roe

Chapter 5. Integument and Ecdysis W. Reuben Kaufman Chapter 6. Mouthparts and Digestive System: Anatomy and Molecular biology of Feeding and Digestion Daniel E. Sonenshine and Jennifer M. Anderson

Chapter 7. Salivary Glands: Structure, Physiology and Molecular Biology Francisco J. Alarcon-Chaidez

Chapter 8. Excretion and Water Balance: Hindgut, Malpighian Tubules and Coxal Glands Daniel E. Sonenshine Chapter 9. Heme Processing and the Evolution of Hematophagy Ben J. Mans

Chapter 10. Respiratory System: Structure and Function Laura J. Fielden and Francis D. Duncan

Chapter 11. Circulatory System and Hemolymph: Structure, Physiology and Molecular Biology Libor Grubhoffer, Natalia Rudenko, Marie Vancova, Maryna Golovchenko and Jan Sterba

Chapter 12. Fat Body and Nephrocytes: Structure and Function Lewis B. Coons

Chapter 13. Nervous and Sensory Systems: Structure, Function, genomics and proteomics Ladislav %Simo, Daniel E. Sonenshine, Yeonsoong Park and Dusan Zitnan

Chapter 14. Molecular Biology and Physiology of Chemical Communication Albert Mulenga

Chapter 15. Heme-binding, lipoglyco-storage proteins Sayed M. S. Khalil, Kevin V. Donohue , R. Michael Roe and Daniel E. Sonenshine

Chapter 16. Hormonal Regulation of Development, Metamorphosis and Reproduction R. Michael Roe, Kevin V. Donohue, Sayed M.S. Khalil, Brooke W. Bissinger, Jiwei Zhu and Daniel E. Sonenshine

Chapter 17. Female Reproductive System: Anatomy, Physiology and Molecular Biology Mari H. Ogihara and DeMar Taylor Chapter 18. Male Reproductive System: Anatomy, Physiology and Molecular Biology Daniel E. Sonenshine and Lewis B. Coons

ISBN: 9780199744053
ISBN-10: 019974405X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 26th November 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 18.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised