The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects

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The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects

By M. J. Lehane

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Blood-sucking insects transmit many of the most debilitating diseases to man including malaria, sleeping sickness, filariasis, dengue, typhus and plague. Additionally these insects cause major economic losses in agriculture by direct damage to livestock. This new edition of The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects has been fully updated since it was first published in 1991. It provides a unique, topic-led commentary on the biological aspects that are common to blood-sucking insects. This account focuses on the biological adaptations that clearly suit the blood-sucking habit and further discusses host–insect interactions and the transmission of parasites by blood-sucking insects. It also outlines the medical, social and economic impact of blood-sucking insects. The final chapter is designed as a useful quick-reference section. Written in a clear, concise fashion and well illustrated throughout, the text will be of direct interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical and veterinary entomology and parasitology.

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Biology -> Zoology

The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/9/05
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511113889
ISBN 13: 9780511113888
Print ISBN: 9780521543958

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