Advances in Insect Physiology

Physiology of Human and Animal Disease Vectors

Series Editor:

  • Stephen Simpson, ARC Federation Fellow; School of Biological Sciences; University of Sydney; New South Wales, Australia
  • Jerome Casas, Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, France

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?
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Audience

Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists.

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2009
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374829-4


Table of 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