Advances in Insect Physiology

Advances in Insect Physiology

Physiology of Human and Animal Disease Vectors

1st Edition - October 13, 2009

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  • Editors: Stephen Simpson, Jerome Casas
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123748294
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080888736

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Description

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?

Key Features

* Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
* Discusses the physiological diversity in insects
* Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines

Readership

Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: October 13, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123748294
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080888736

About the Serial Editors

Stephen Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

ARC Federation Fellow; School of Biological Sciences; University of Sydney; New South Wales, Australia

Jerome Casas

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, France

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