Biology of Ticks Volume 2

Hardcover | December 16, 2013

EditorDaniel E. Sonenshine, R. Michael Roe

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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 theircontrol. 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 immunesystem 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 tickparalytic 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.

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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 ...

Dr. 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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:December 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199744068

ISBN - 13:9780199744060

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Volume 2. Ecology, Genomics, Disease and Control1. Sarah E. Randolph: Ecology of Non-nidicolous Ticks2. Jeremy S. Gray: Ecology of Nidicolous Ticks3. jason Meyer and Catherine A. Hill: Tick Genetics, Genomics and Transformation4. Stephen K. Wikel: Host-Tick Interactions5. Wayne L. Hynes: How Ticks Control Microbes: The innate immune response6. Adalberto A. Perez de Leon, Edouard Vannier, Consuelo Almazon, and Peter J. Krause: Tick-borne Protozoa7. Patricia A. Nuttall: Tick-borne Viruses8. Kevin R.Macaluso and Christopher D. Paddock: Tick-borne Rickettsioses I (spotted fever group and other selected rickettsia)9. Holly D. Gaff, Katherine M. Kocan and Daniel E. Sonenshine: Tick-borne Rickettsioses II (Anaplasmataceae)10. Nicholas H. Ogden, Harvey Artsob, Gabriele Margos and Jean Tsao: Other Tick-borne Bacterial Diseases (including Lyme disease, relapsing fever and Tularemia)11. Agustin Estrada-Pena and Ben J. Mans: Tick-induced paralysis and toxicoses12. Jose de la Fuente and Katherine M. Kocan: Development of vaccines for control of tick infestations and interruption of pathogen transmission13. Felix D. Guerrero, Adalberto Perez de Leon, Roger I. Rodriguez-Vivas, Nick Jonson, Robert J. Miller and Renato Andreotti: Acaricide Research and Development, Resistance and Resistance Monitoring14. Brooke W. Bissinger and R. Michael Roe: Tick Repellent Research, Methods, and Development15. Howard Ginsberg: Tick control: Trapping, Bio-control, Host Management and Other Alternative Strategies16. Sandra A. Allan: Tick Rearing and in vitro Feeding