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Biology of Ticks : Volume 2 - Daniel E. Sonenshine

Biology of Ticks

Volume 2

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

Hardcover Published: 2nd December 2013
ISBN: 9780199744060
Number Of Pages: 544

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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 2. Ecology, Genomics, Disease and Control

Chapter 1. Ecology of Non-nidicolous Ticks Sarah E. Randolph

Chapter 2. Ecology of Nidicolous Ticks Jeremy S. Gray, Agustín Estrada-Peña, and Laurence Vial

Chapter 3. Tick Genetics, Genomics and Transformation Jason Meyer and Catherine A. Hill

Chapter 4. Host-Tick Interactions Stephen K. Wikel

Chapter 5. How Ticks Control Microbes: The innate immune response Wayne L. Hynes

Chapter 6 . Tick-borne Protozoa Adalberto A. Pérez de León, Edouard Vannier, Consuelo Almazán, and Peter J. Krause

Chapter 7. Tick-borne Viruses Patricia A. Nuttall Chapter 8. Tick-borne Rickettsioses I (spotted fever group and other selected rickettsia) Kevin R.Macaluso and Christopher D. Paddock

Chapter 9. Tick-borne Rickettsioses II (Anaplasmataceae) Holly D. Gaff, Katherine M. Kocan and Daniel E. Sonenshine

Chapter 10. Other Tick-borne Bacterial Diseases (including Lyme disease, relapsing fever and Tularemia) Nicholas H. Ogden, Harvey Artsob, Gabriele Margos and Jean Tsao

Chapter 11. Tick-induced paralysis and toxicoses Agustin Estrada-Pena and Ben J. Mans

Chapter 12. Development of vaccines for control of tick infestations and interruption of pathogen transmission Jose de la Fuente and Katherine M. Kocan

Chapter 13. Acaricide Research and Development, Resistance and Resistance Monitoring Felix D. Guerrero, Adalberto Pérez de León, Roger I. Rodriguez-Vivas, Nick Jonson, Robert J. Miller and Renato Andreotti

Chapter 14. Tick Repellent Research, Methods, and Development Brooke W. Bissinger and R. Michael Roe

Chapter 15 Tick control: Trapping, Bio-control, Host Management and Other Alternative Strategies Howard Ginsberg

Chapter 16. Tick Rearing and in vitro Feeding Sandra A. Allan

ISBN: 9780199744060
ISBN-10: 0199744068
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 2nd December 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 18.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised