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作者 Lehane, M. J., author
書名 Biology of blood-sucking insects
The biology of blood-sucking in insects / M.J. Lehane
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9780511610493 (ebook)
9780521836081 (hardback)
9780521543958 (paperback)
book jacket
版本 Second edition
說明 1 online resource (xii, 321 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
1. The importance of blood-sucking insects -- 2. The evolution of the blood-sucking habit -- 3. Feeding preferences of blood-sucking insects -- 4. Location of the host -- 5. Ingestion of the blood meal -- 6. Managing the blood meal -- 7. Host-insect interactions -- 8. Transmission of parasites by blood-sucking insects -- 9. The blood-sucking insect groups
Blood-sucking insects transmit many of the most debilitating diseases to man including malaria, sleeping sickness, filariasis, dengue, typhus and plague. Additionally these insects cause major economic losses in agriculture by direct damage to livestock. This new edition of The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects has been fully updated since it was first published in 1991. It provides a unique, topic-led commentary on the biological aspects that are common to blood-sucking insects. This account focuses on the biological adaptations that clearly suit the blood-sucking habit and further discusses host–insect interactions and the transmission of parasites by blood-sucking insects. It also outlines the medical, social and economic impact of blood-sucking insects. The final chapter is designed as a useful quick-reference section. Written in a clear, concise fashion and well illustrated throughout, the text will be of direct interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical and veterinary entomology and parasitology
TAEBDC; 2009
鏈接 Print version: 9780521836081
主題 Bloodsucking insects -- Anatomy
Bloodsucking insects -- Physiology
Bloodsucking insects -- Digestive organs
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