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Biology of Ticks, Volume 2


Series: Biology of Ticks Volume: 2

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

491 pages, 12 colour & 54 b/w photos and illustrations

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Jan 2014 | Edition: 2 | #206078 | ISBN-13: 9780199744060
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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, 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 2 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.


Chapter 1. Ecology of Non-nidicolous Ticks
Sarah E. Randolph
Chapter 2. Ecology of Nidicolous Ticks
Jeremy S. Gray
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 Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses and Rickettsia Species
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
Agustín Estrada-Peña and Ben J. Mans
Chapter 12. Development of vaccines for control of tick infestations and interruption of pathogen transmission
José 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

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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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