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Ticks Biology, Disease and Control

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ISBN-10: 0521867614

ISBN-13: 9780521867610

Edition: 2008

Authors: Alan S. Bowman, Patricia A. Nuttall

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Widespread and increasing resistance to most available acaracides threatens both global livestock industries and public health. This necessitates better understanding of ticks and the diseases they transmit in the development of new control strategies. Ticks: Biology, Disease and Control is written by an international collection of experts and covers in-depth information on aspects of the biology of the ticks themselves, various veterinary and medical tick-borne pathogens, and aspects of traditional and potential new control methods. A valuable resource for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals, the book covers the whole gamut of ticks and tick-borne diseases from…    
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Book details

List price: $180.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 518
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Alan Bowman has worked at the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Oklahoma State and is now at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include tick physiology, bioactive factors in tick saliva, drug target development and ecological aspects of borreliosis. Funding for his tick research has come from national funding bodies and both large animal health and small biotechnology companies for which he also acts as a consultant.

Pat Nuttall is Director of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), the UK's centre of excellence for integrated research in land-based and freshwater environmental sciences, and part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). She is Professor of Virology of the University of Oxford and a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She was awarded the Ivanovsky Medal for Virology in 1996 by the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Order of the British Empire by the Queen in 2000 for services to environmental sciences.

List of contributors
Systematics and evolution of ticks with a list of valid genus and species names
The impact of tick ecology on pathogen transmission dynamics
Tick salivary glands: the physiology of tick water balance and their role in pathogen trafficking and transmission
Tick saliva: from pharmacology and biochemistry to transcriptome analysis and functional genomics
Tick toxins: perspectives on paralysis and other forms of toxicoses caused by ticks
Tick lectins and fibrinogen-related proteins
Endocrinology of tick development and reproduction
Factors that determine sperm precedence in ticks, spiders and insects: a comparative study
Tick immunobiology
Saliva-assisted transmission of tick-borne pathogens
Lyme borreliosis in Europe and North America
Viruses transmitted by ticks
Babesiosis of cattle
Theileria: life cycle stages associated with the ixodid tick vector
Characterization of the tick-pathogen-host interface of the tick-borne rickettsia Anaplasma marginale
Emerging and emergent tick-borne infections
Analysing and predicting the occurrence of ticks and tick-borne diseases using GIS
Acaricides for controlling ticks on cattle and the problem of acaricide resistance
Anti-tick vaccines
Anti-tick biological control agents: assessment and future perspectives
Pheromones and other semiochemicals of ticks and their use in tick control