By Daniel E. Sonenshine,R. Michael Roe
Volume I covers the biology of the tick and lines chapters on tick systematics, tick lifestyles cycles, exterior and inner anatomy, and others devoted to particular organ structures, in particular, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive method, salivary glands, waste elimination, salivary glands, respiration procedure, circulatory procedure and hemolymph, fats physique, the fearful and sensory structures and reproductive systems.
Volume II comprises 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 forestalls and/or controls microbial infections. Six chapters disguise extensive the numerous illnesses brought on by the foremost tick-borne pathogens, together with tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of all kinds, different kinds of micro organism (e.g., the Lyme affliction agent) and ailments concerning tick paralytic brokers and pollutants. the remainder chapters are dedicated to tick keep watch over utilizing vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, ultimately, recommendations for breeding ticks with the intention to strengthen tick colonies for medical study.
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