Advances in Virus Research

Author: Karl Maramorosch,Frederick A. Murphy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128004002

Category: Science

Page: 292

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The first review series in virology and published since 1953, Advances in Virus Research covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews, providing a valuable overview of the field. The series of eclectic volumes are valuable resources to virologists, microbiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists, pathologists, and plant researchers. Volume 89 features articles on topics including plant-based vaccines, transmission of arthropod-borne viruses by mosquitoes, arboviruses in domestic and wild animals, and more. Contributions from leading authorities Comprehensive reviews for general and specialist use First and longest-running review series in virology
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Medical Entomology

A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods

Author: B.F. Eldridge,J.D. Edman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940116472X

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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This book is designed primarily as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate courses in Medical, Public Health and Veterinary Entomology. Its uniqueness is that its emphasis is on disease as opposed to arthropods. It includes general discussions of epidemiology, transmission, disease control, vector control and disease surveillance. In addition, it contains chapters oriented towards the many specific arthropod-borne diseases. Furthermore, the book discusses the many direct impacts that parasitic insects have on human and animal health. The arthropods themselves are dealt with in two introductory chapters.
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Biology of Blood-Sucking Insects

Author: Mike Lehane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401179530

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Blood-sucking insects are the vectors of many of the most debilitating parasites of man and his domesticated animals. In addition they are of considerable direct cost to the agricultural industry through losses in milk and meat yields, and through damage to hides and wool, etc. So, not surprisingly, many books of medical and veterinary entomology have been written. Most of these texts are organized taxonomically giving the details of the life-cycles, bionomics, relationship to disease and economic importance of each of the insect groups in turn. I have taken a different approach. This book is topic led and aims to discuss the biological themes which are common in the lives of blood-sucking insects. To do this I have concentrated on those aspects of the biology of these fascinating insects which have been clearly modified in some way to suit the blood-sucking habit. For example, I have discussed feeding and digestion in some detail because feeding on blood presents insects with special problems, but I have not discussed respiration because it is not affected in any particular way by haematophagy. Naturally there is a subjective element in the choice of topics for discussion and the weight given to each. I hope that I have not let my enthusiasm for particular subjects get the better of me on too many occasions and that the subject material achieves an overall balance.
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Viral Infections and Global Change

Author: Sunit Kumar Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118297520

Category: Science

Page: 660

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A timely exploration of the impact of global change on theemergence, reemergence, and control of vector-borne and zoonoticviral infections From massively destructive "superstorms" to rapidly rising sealevels, the world media is abuzz with talk of the threats tocivilization posed by global warming. But one hazard that is rarelydiscussed is the dramatic rise in the number and magnitude oftropical virus outbreaks among human populations. One need onlyconsider recent developments, such as the spread of chikungunyaacross southern Europe and dengue in Singapore, Brazil, and thesouthern United States, to appreciate the seriousness of thatthreat. Representing a major addition to the world literature on thesubject, Viral Infections and GlobalChange explores trends of paramount concern globally,regarding the emergence and reemergence of vector-borne andzoonotic viruses. It also provides up-to-date coverage of both theclinical aspects and basic science behind an array of specificemerging and reemerging infections, including everything from WestNile fever and Rift Valley fever to zoonotic hepatitis E and humanbunyavirus. Important topics covered include: ulstyle="line-height: 25px; margin-left: 15px; margin-top: 0px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;" Epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, and evolutionarymechanisms Host-pathogen interactions in an array of viral infections The impact of climate change on historical viral outbreaks The roles of socioeconomics, human behavior, and animal andhuman migrations The growing prevalence of drug and pesticide resistance The introduction of microbes and vectors through increasedtransboundary travel Spillover transmissions and the emergence of viraloutbreaks Detecting and responding to threats from bioterrorism andemerging viral infections Predictive modeling for emerging viral infections Viral Infections and Global Change is anindispensable resource for research scientists, epidemiologists,and medical and veterinary students working in ecology,environmental management, climatology, neurovirology, virology, andinfectious disease.
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Mosquito Ecology

Field Sampling Methods

Author: M. W. Service

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940111868X

Category: Science

Page: 988

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Numerous methods have been devised to catch mosquitoes and many approaches employed to study their ecology and behaviour but until the first edition of this book in 1976 there was no comprehensive guide to mosquito ecology. New work on the topic has meant that this completely revised and updated second edition was required.
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Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464938210

Category: Medical

Page: 46

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Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Encephalitis Viruses in a concise format. The editors have built Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Encephalitis Viruses in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Author: Gary R. Mullen,Lance A. Durden

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080919693

Category: Science

Page: 637

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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance. This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology. Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject New to this edition: Three new chapters Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods Forensic Entomology Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology 1700 word glossary Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout
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Biological Control Programmes in Canada, 1981-2000

Author: Peter G. Mason,John Theodore Huber

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851995276

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 583

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This book summarizes the biological control programmes in Canada since 1981. The book includes three chapters on the relationships of invasive species, pesticides and taxonomy to biological control, and contains sections on insects and mites (55 chapters, including crop pests, forest pests, public health pests and livestock pests), weeds (25 chapters), and pathogens (19 chapters). Some emphasis is given on pathogens and nematodes either as targets for control or as biological control agents acting directly as hyperparasites or pathogens, or indirectly as antagonists competing successfully for the same resources as the target pest. Appendices provide details of noteworthy publications on biological control from 1981-2000 and Canadian suppliers of biological control organisms .
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Parasite Diversity and Diversification

Evolutionary Ecology Meets Phylogenetics

Author: Serge Morand,Boris R. Krasnov,D. Timothy J. Littlewood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316239934

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The development of molecular tools has dramatically increased our knowledge of parasite diversity and the vectors that transmit them. From viruses and protists to arthropods and helminths, each branch of the Tree of Life offers an insight into significant, yet cryptic, biodiversity. Alongside this, the studies of host-parasite interactions and parasitism have influenced many scientific disciplines, such as biogeography and evolutionary ecology, by using comparative methods based on phylogenetic information to unravel shared evolutionary histories. Parasite Diversity and Diversification brings together two active fields of research, phylogenetics and evolutionary ecology, to reveal and explain the patterns of parasite diversity and the diversification of their hosts. This book will encourage students and researchers in the fields of ecology and evolution of parasitism, as well as animal and human health, to integrate phylogenetics into the investigation of parasitism in evolutionary ecology, health ecology, medicine and conservation.
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Insect Repellents

Principles, Methods, and Uses

Author: Mustapha Debboun,Stephen P. Frances,Daniel Strickman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420006657

Category: Science

Page: 495

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Drawing together information previously found only in articles, reviews, symposia proceedings, commercial literature, and medical entomology texts, Insect Repellents: Principles, Methods, and Uses is a one-volume source on the development, evaluation, and use of repellents. It provides a thoughtful analysis of old and new information, from the ancient history of people’s attempts to avoid bites, through the use of synthetic and botanical products, to pioneering techniques for development of repellent products. After reading this book, you will be able to perform the next step in research, thoroughly evaluate data on repellents, and choose the best products for any situation. The editors introduce and define the word “phagomone” to fill the gap created by the many different meanings attributed to the word “repellent.” They present the history of repellent production that has led to the formulations currently in use and discuss the biological variety of phagomones as they function in nature. The book then delineates the methods used to assess the activity of phagomones and repellent products. A special feature of the book is its coverage of what many consider the cutting-edge in repellent testing: automated tests of the arthropods’ responses, the use of computer models of chemistry, and the use of molecular biology methods. The book comprehensively compares active ingredients and includes an index of illustrated chemical structures that lists most chemicals involved in repellent development. A thought-provoking discussion of the process of testing formulated products and comprehensive reviews of natural and synthetic active ingredients round out the book’s coverage. It supplies an in-depth understanding of the variety of purposes served by repellent bioassays and lays the foundation for evaluating data and designing new tests as well as developing and delivering new tools and approaches. This book provides all the information you need to give evidence-based recommendations.
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Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2013 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1490110178

Category: Medical

Page: 139

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Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Additional Research in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Additional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Ticks

Biology, Disease and Control

Author: Alan S. Bowman,Patricia A. Nuttall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107321076

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Widespread and increasing resistance to most available acaracides threatens both global livestock industries and public health. This necessitates better understanding of ticks and the diseases they transmit in the development of new control strategies. Ticks: Biology, Disease and Control is written by an international collection of experts and covers in-depth information on aspects of the biology of the ticks themselves, various veterinary and medical tick-borne pathogens, and aspects of traditional and potential new control methods. A valuable resource for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals, the book covers the whole gamut of ticks and tick-borne diseases from microsatellites to satellite imagery and from exploiting tick saliva for therapeutic drugs to developing drugs to control tick populations. It encompasses the variety of interconnected fields impinging on the economically important and biologically fascinating phenomenon of ticks, the diseases they transmit and methods of their control.
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Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2012 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481649213

Category: Medical

Page: 52

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Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Medical Entomology in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Medical Entomology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Medical Anthropology and Forensics: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Entomologische Blätter

Author: H. Bickhardt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955806189

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Das Werk enthält den kompletten 13. Jahrgang der Entomologischen Blätter, Zeitschrift für Biologie und Systematik der Käfer unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Forstentomologie.
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Aquatic Entomology

Author: Jill Lancaster,Barbara J. Downes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191669881

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Aquatic insects are the dominant invertebrate fauna in most freshwater ecosystems, and figure prominently in the work of a diverse range of researchers, students, and environmental managers. Often employed as indicators of ecosystem health, aquatic insects are also commonly used as model systems to test hypotheses in ecological topics including metapopulation and metacommunity dynamics, recruitment limitation, trophic interactions, and trophic networks. Due to their complex life cycles, aquatic insects must master both terrestrial and aquatic environments, crossing these ecosystem boundaries during different stages of development and reproduction. In this wide-ranging text, life under and on top of the water surface are covered in unusual detail, including the biomechanics of life in water, locomotion underwater and on surface films, gas exchange, physico-chemical stressors, feeding, sensory perception and communication, reproduction, egg-laying and development, and the evolution of aquatic habits. The threatened status of freshwaters around the world, coupled with an expanding population of researchers and managers charged with their well-being, signals the importance of such a book as many individuals seek to understand how insects function in these often challenging physical environments. Interest in freshwaters may never have been higher with ever-increasing conflict between water allocation for human (agricultural) use and conservation. Aquatic Entomology is suitable for graduate students, researchers, and managers interested in the subject from a perspective of either basic or applied ecology. It will also be a valuable supplementary text for courses in limnology or freshwater ecology, entomology, and water resource management.
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Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease

Author: Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867286

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 493

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Hair is a major component of the body's tissue system that contributes to the individual's make up and confers a large degree of personal identity. Apart from its visible façade, hair also has a functional role. It has an unique structure and complex molecular development. The very nature of hair makes it a suitable marker for the prognosis of disease. Hair can also be used to screen for toxins and changes in the diet. However, there are currently no suitable publications available that describe hair in a rational scientific context. This handbook provides an academic approach to hair in health and disease. Divided into five sections the Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease provides an insight into hair growth and loss, molecular and cellular biology of hair, dietary toxicity and pathological history, diseases and treatments of hair, as well as shampoos and conditioners. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'Key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'Summary points' that will give a clear overview of the subjects treated in each chapter. The Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease will be essential to a variety of users, such as trichologists, doctors and nurses and all those interested or working within the area of hair health. This includes nutritionists and dieticians, scientific beauticians, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.
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Rift Valley Fever: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464981760

Category: Medical

Page: 24

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Rift Valley Fever: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Rift Valley Fever in a compact format. The editors have built Rift Valley Fever: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Rift Valley Fever in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Rift Valley Fever: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Advances in Culex Research and Application: 2012 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481632752

Category: Science

Page: 22

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Advances in Culex Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Culex in a compact format. The editors have built Advances in Culex Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Culex in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Culex Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Forensic Entomology

The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations, Second Edition

Author: Jason H. Byrd,James L. Castner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420008869

Category: Law

Page: 705

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The first edition of Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations broke ground on all levels, from the caliber of information provided to the inclusion of copious color photographs. With over 100 additional color photographs, an expanded reference appendix, and updated information, the second edition has raised the bar for resources in this field, elucidating the basics on insects of forensic importance. New in the Second Edition: A chapter on insect identification that presents dichotomous keys Updates on DNA molecular techniques and genetic markers Coverage of new standardization in forensic entomological analysis Chapters on climatology and thermoregulation in insects 100 new color photographs, making available a total of 650 color photographs Goes Beyond Dramatics to the Nitty Gritty of Real Practice While many books, movies, and television shows have made forensic entomology popular, this book makes it real. Going beyond dramatics to the nitty gritty of actual practice, it covers what to search for when recovering entomological evidence, how to handle items found at the crime scene, and how to use entomological knowledge in legal investigations.
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