A look at the world of ticks

Petney, Trevor N., Robbins, Richard G., Guglielmone, Alberto A., Apanaskevich, Dmitry A., Estrada-Pena, Agustin, Horak, Ivan G. and Shao, Renfu (2011). A look at the world of ticks. In Heinz Mehlhorn (Ed.), Progress in parasitology (pp. 283-296) Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21396-0_15

Author Petney, Trevor N.
Robbins, Richard G.
Guglielmone, Alberto A.
Apanaskevich, Dmitry A.
Estrada-Pena, Agustin
Horak, Ivan G.
Shao, Renfu
Title of chapter A look at the world of ticks
Title of book Progress in parasitology
Place of Publication Berlin Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-21396-0_15
Series Parasitology Research Monographs
ISBN 9783642213953
Editor Heinz Mehlhorn
Volume number 2
Chapter number 15
Start page 283
End page 296
Total pages 14
Total chapters 17
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Ticks are one of the best known groups of parasites. They have accompanied humans and their domestic animals throughout recorded history (Hoogstraal 1970 and subsequent volumes) and have become a major focus of medical and veterinary research, not only because of their direct pathogenic influence on hosts, such as blood loss and tick-induced paralysis (Gothe 1999; Pf€affle et al. 2009), but more importantly because of their role as vectors of a very wide range of viral, bacterial and protozoan diseases (Nicholson et al. 2009). Indeed, ticks are of considerable economic importance as a constraint to animal production in most of the countries where they occur (Jongejan and Uilenberg 2004). Despite this sinister background, ticks are a fascinating, highly successful group, manifesting a wide variety of adaptations to their hosts and the environments in which they live. In this contribution we will present the world of ticks both from the perspective of a biologically highly successful and interesting group and from their dark side as parasites and carriers of diseases.
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