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Title Biology of disease vectors / edited by William C. Marquardt ; section editors, Boris C. Kondratieff [and others]
Edition Second edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 785 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Cultured cells as a tool of analysis of gene expression -- Genomics and gene expression in vectors -- Analysis of stage- and tissue-specific gene expression in insect vectors -- Gene expression in acarines -- Virus-induced, transient expression of genes in mosquitoes -- Stable transformation of vector species -- Chemical control of vectors and mechanisms of resistance -- Environmental management for vector control -- Biological control of mosquitoes -- Genetic control of vectors -- Immunological control of vectors -- Transgenic mosquitoes and DNA research safeguards -- Gene bank data for hamatophagous arthropods -- The containment of arthropod vectors -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infestation of ticks in the laboratory setting -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infection of human body lice -- Care, maintenance, and handling of infected triatomines -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infection of fleas (siphonaptera) -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infection of mosquitoes -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infection of biting midges -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infection of phlebotomine sand flies -- Care, maintenance, and experimental infection of tsetse flies
The arthropods -- Evolution of arthropod disease vectors -- Mites and disease -- Ticks, the ixodida -- Kissing bugs and bedbugs, the heteroptera -- Lice, the phthiraptera -- Fleas, the siphonaptera -- Introduction to the diptera -- Mosquitoes, the culicidae -- The bitting midges, the ceratopogonidae (diptera) -- Black flies, the simuliidae -- Phlebotamine sand flies, the psychodiade -- Tsetse flies, the glossinidae, and transmission of the African trypanosomes -- Natural cycles of vector-borne pathogens -- Population biology as a tool to study vector-borne diseases -- Use of geographic information system methods in the study of vector-borne diseases -- Invasive species and emerging vector-borne infections -- Molecular techniques for epidemiology and the evolution of arthropod-borne pathogens -- Surveillance of vector-borne diseases -- Vector olfaction and behavior -- The adult midgut: structure and function -- The peritrophic matrix of hematophagous insects -- Vector nutrition and energy metabolism -- Mosquito endocrinology -- Vitellogenesis of disease vectors, from physiology to genes -- Osmotic and ionic regulation by mosquitoes -- Immune responses of vectors --Blood-feeding arthropod salivary glands and saliva -- Systematic relationships among disease vectors -- Genetics of vector competence -- Genome evolution in mosquitoes -- Population genetics of disease vectors -- Molecular taxonomy and systematics of arthropod vectors -- A brief introduction to molecular biology, genomics, and transmission of vector-borne pathogens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Insects as carriers of disease.
Insects -- Molecular aspects.
Insect Vectors.
Molecular Biology.
Form Electronic book
Author Kondratieff, B. C. (Boris C.)
Marquardt, William C.
ISBN 0080494064 (electronic bk.)
9780080494067 (electronic bk.)