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Advances in Insect Physiology

Physiology of Human and Animal Disease Vectors

This latest volume in this series contains articles on the physiology of human and animal disease vectors.The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future and make progress towards answering such questions as:
How do insect vectors of disease find their animal hosts?
Once a host is located, how do insects deploy their intricate mouthparts and the extraordinary complexities of salivary chemistry to secure a blood meal?

Audience
Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists.

Hardbound, 350 Pages

Published: October 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374829-4

Contents

  • Preface 

    Orientation towards hosts in haematophagous insects: an integrative perspective
    CLAUDIO R. LAZZARI

    From saliomes to the sialoverse: an insight into salivary potion of blood feeding insects
    JOSÉ M. C. RIBEIRO, BRUNO ARCÀ

    The enemy within: interactions between tsetse, trypanosomes and symbionts
    DEIDRE P. WALSHE, CHER PHENG OOI, MICHAEL J. LEHANE, LEE R. HAINES

    Interactions of Trypanosomatids and Triatomines
    GÜNTER SCHAUB

    Lyme disease spirochete-tick-host interactions
    KATHARINE R. TYSON, JOSEPH PIESMAN

    Epidemiological consequences of the ecological physiology of ticks
    SARAH E. RANDOLPH

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