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Cover for Ectoparasites in cattle: flies.

This chapter focuses on the tick Ixodes ricinus and the common flies that are found in temperate cattle farms, particularly those in the family Muscidae, which are commonly described as nuisance or biting flies. All these species can play important roles as vectors of several viral, bacterial and...

Author(s)
Forbes, A. B.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245158)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ticks and tick-borne disease.

This chapter focuses on Ixodes ricinus and its role as a vector of several tick-borne diseases of ruminants in Northern Europe. Subject headings are: the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus; life cycle; questing; seasonality; habitats; host diversity; adverse effects of ticks and tick-borne diseases; tick...

Author(s)
Forbes, A. B.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245158)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Classification of communicable diseases.

This chapter looks at different ways that infectious diseases can be classified. The classification of infectious diseases based on disease state or organism by which they are best identified or the main methods of transmission is described. Disease control methods are discussed, including vector...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aphid transcriptomics - past, present and future.

This chapter provides a brief overview of insect genomic and transcriptomic research, focusing on aphid transcriptomics. Transcriptomic surveys in different model and non-model aphid species regarding their biology, host specificity, viral transmission, polyphenism and pesticide resistance are...

Author(s)
Sattar, S.; Thompson, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fleas and pets.

This chapter includes questions and answers on the causes and signs of flea infestation of dogs and cats, whether fleas can kill, effect of grooming, why fleas bite, how to spot a flea, how to determine if a dog or cat has fleas, the difference of fleas with lice and ticks, how to take fleas off a...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fleas and people.

This chapter includes questions and answers on whether humans can get fleas when sharing a bed with pets, human host preference of fleas, whether fleas can kill humans, look of cat and dog flea bites on humans, allergic reaction to flea bites, cat scratch disease transmission among cats and between ...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Light in the agricultural environment.

This chapter describes the general characteristics and the different sources of light. The direct physiological effects of light on arthropods, including insect plant and stored products pests as well as disease vectors, are mentioned. Also, the induction of plant resistance to pests using light is ...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Horváth, G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Citizen science in urban habitats.

Citizen science has been broadly defined as the inclusion of non-scientific expert members of the public in the authentic practices and processes of scientific inquiry. In the coming decades, as cities and urban areas around the world expand, they will continue to face mounting environmental...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Symbionts and pathogens of the Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter focuses on the associations between Asian citrus physllid (Diaphorina citri) and its community of microorganisms. D. citri harbors a community of microorganisms that contribute to the metabolic needs, and thus the overall fitness, of its insect host. These microorganisms may also alter ...

Author(s)
Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Huanglongbing pathogens: acquisition, transmission and vector interactions.

This chapter provides information on the main components of the transmission process of Liberibacter asiaticus and other Huanglongbing (HLB)-associated bacteria, i.e. acquisition from infected plants, translocation from the gut into other organs and tissues of the vector, evidence for...

Author(s)
El-Desouky, A.; Shatters, R. G., Jr.; Heck, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter

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