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Biology of Ticks, Volume 1


Series: Biology of Ticks Volume: 1

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

540 pages, 14 colour & 177 b/w photos and illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Jan 2014 | Edition: 2 | #206077 | ISBN-13: 9780199744053
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £120.00 $158/€137 approx

About this book

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, Biology of Ticks 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. Biology of Ticks 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.


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 Šimo, 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

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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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