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Author Horak, Ivan G., author
Title The ixodid ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa / by Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Durr Bezuidenhout, Agustin Estrada-Pena
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xxxi, 676 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note 1. Introduction -- 2. History -- 3. Sources of Information and Methods -- 4. The Genus Amblyomma -- 5. The Genus Haemaphysalis -- 6. The Genus Hyalomma -- 7. The Genus Ixodes -- 8.The Genus Rhipicephalus -- 9. Ticks belonging to other Genera -- 10. Hosts and Host and Vegetation Tick Lists -- 11. Tick-Borne Diseases
This is a comprehensive work summarizing the current state of knowledge of the biology of the hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Maputo Province, Mozambique) It provides an overview of the history of tick research in Southern Africa and the evolution of our knowledge of the ticks' distribution and biology, as well as the methods used to determine tick distribution, abundance and host preference. The morphologies of most of the tick species known to occur in Southern Africa are described and illustrated, and their distributions are described and mapped in relation to the biomes of the region. The known hosts for each tick species are listed, and the tick's host preferences are discussed. Information on most species life cycle in the laboratory and the field, and their seasonal occurrence, is summarized. The diseases of animals and humans transmitted or caused by each tick species are summarized in relation to tick ecology. Aspects of the biology of the major hosts relevant to tick infestations are described, and extensive tick/host and host/tick lists are provided for each country
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Rhipicephalus -- Africa, Southern
Life Sciences
Entomology
Parasitology
Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts
Alt Author Heyne, Heloise, author
Williams, Roy, author
Gallivan, G. James, author
Spickett, Arthur M., author
Bezuidenhout, J. Durr, author
Estrada-Pena, Agustin, author
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