Biology of Disease Vectors

Biology of Disease Vectors

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Biology of Disease Vectors presents a comprehensive and advanced discussion of disease vectors and what the future may hold for their control. This edition examines the control of disease vectors through topics such as general biological requirements of vectors, epidemiology, physiology and molecular biology, genetics, principles of control and insecticide resistance. Methods of maintaining vectors in the laboratory are also described in detail.

No other single volume includes both basic information on vectors, as well as chapters on cutting-edge topics, authored by the leading experts in the field. The first edition of Biology of Disease Vectors was a landmark text, and this edition promises to have even more impact as a reference for current thought and techniques in vector biology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 816 pages
  • 223.5 x 287 x 43.2mm | 2,472.11g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 400 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124732763
  • 9780124732766
  • 2,147,535

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"...the target audience of graduate students, postdocs, and independent researchers has been accurately identified...this book serves as a reference for disease vector biologists."

" indispensible reference and a wonderful treasure trove of information about medical entomology."
-Jerome Goddard, Mississippi Department of Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center

" is hard to imagine a comprehensive course in medical entomology being taught today without using this fine new text."
-Sam R. Telford, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, in BOOK REVIEWS

"This second edition will become a standard in the field... The expanded content, reorganization, and updates...make this a welcome replacement for the first edition." - Doody Enterprises, Inc.

"This has always been a must-have volume on my shelves. It is an indispensable reference...." - Thomas P. Monath, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Acambis, and Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

"...Biology of Disease Vectors, by Bill Marquardt and colleagues, fitting into my library in a most important way." - Frederick A. Murphy, University of California, Davis

"The book is a unique resource that deals with all the key approaches to understand and control vectors...." - Fotis C. Kafatos, Director General, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

"This volume should be extremely useful for faculty and graduate students interested in tropical medical entomology." - Diane McMahon-Pratt, Yale University of Medicine

"...good value for money and I recommend it highly to new investigators and old hands alike."
-Hilary Hurd, Keele University, for Parasitology
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Table of contents

The Arthropods
Evolution of Arthropods Disease Vectors
Mites and Disease
IXODIDA (ticks)
Introduction to the Diptera
The Biting Midges, The Ceratopogonidae (Diptera)
Black Flies, The Simuliidae
Sand Flies
Tste (Glossinidae) and Transmission of African Trypanosomes
Natural Cycles of Vector-Borne Pathogens
Population Biology as a Toll to Study Vector-Borne Diseases
Geo Information Systems
Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
Molecular Techniques for Epidemology and the Evolution of Arthropod Borne Pathogens
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 Responsese of Vectors
Blood-Feeding Arthropod Savilary 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 Anthropod Vectors
Intro gene expres
Cultured Cells as A Tool for 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 Hematophagous Arthropods
The Contaminent of Arthropod Vectors
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Ticks
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Lice
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Triatomins
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Fleas
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Mosquitoes
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Biting Midges
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Black Flies
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of Sand Flies
Care Maintenance and Experimental Infection of TseTse Flies
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About William H. Marquardt

William C. Marquardt is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, where he has been affiliated since 1966. Professor Marquardt received his Ph.d. from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1954. He was a member of the Center of Zoonoses Research at the Unversity of Illinois from 1962-66 and Associate Director of the Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Colorado State University from 1987 to 1995. His publications include approximately 75 refereed papers in periodicals, four books, as well as book reviews and chapters.
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