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ISBN-13: 9781461275961
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/17/2011
Series: Advances in Disease Vector Research , #10
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1 Hormonal Regulation of Vitellogenin Biosynthesis in Ticks.- Vitellogenesis in Ticks.- Vitellogenin in Ticks.- Site of Vitellogenin Synthesis.- Vitellogenin Biosynthesis and Processing.- Hormonal Control of Vitellogenesis.- Regulation Factors of Vitellogenesis and Ovarian Development.- Conclusion.- References.- 2 The Biology of Theileria Species in Ixodid Ticks in Relation to Parasite Transmission.- Theileria Species.- Ixodid Vectors.- Development Cycle of Theileria in Ticks.- Factors that Control the Dynamic of Theileria Transmission.- Conclusions.- References.- 3 A Model for Relationships among the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus, Its Main Vectors, and Hosts.- Basic Principles.- Analysis of Former Schemes for TBE Virus Circulation.- Generation Balance of the Main Virus Vector.- The Virus Population Balance in Relation to the Development of the Main Vector Generation.- Major Ecological Aspects of the TBE Virus Life Scheme.- Analysis of the Model.- Principles of Dynamics of the Epizootic Process.- Conclusions.- References.- 4 Genetics of Insect Vector Competence for Arboviruses.- and Background.- Vector Competence.- Genetics of Vector Competence.- Molecular Biology and Genetics of Vector Competence.- Conclusions.- References.- 5 The Endocrinology of the Adult Female Mosquito.- Juvenile Hormone.- Ecdysteroids.- Peptides.- Hormonal Regulation of Egg Development in Mosquitoes Other Than Aedes aegypti.- Implications for Vector Biology.- Conclusions.- References.- 6 Human Malaria Transmission: Reconciling Field and Laboratory Data.- Measuring Malaria Transmission.- Factors Influencing Malaria Transmission.- Conclusions.- References.- 7 Factors Affecting Filarial Transmission by Simuliids.- The Filarial Parasite.- The Simuliid Vector.- Filaria Transmission.- Conclusions.- References.- 8 Strategies for Controlling African Cassava Mosaic Geminivirus.- Possible Control Measures.- Integration of Control Measures.- Conclusions.- References.- 9 Practices and Perspective of Control of Papaya Ringspot Virus by Cross Protection.- Generation of Mild Virus Strains of PRV.- Large Scale Application in Taiwan.- Application in Hawaii.- Application in Other Parts of the World.- Potential Disadvantages.- Problems of Strain-Specific Protection.- Search for Mild Strain Derived from Local Severe Strains.- Cross Protection Integrated with Tolerant Varieties.- Construction of Attenuated Strains by Recombinant DNA Technique.- Innovative Approach on Genetically Engineered Cross Protection.- Concluding Remarks.- References.- 10 Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus, a Whitefly-Borne Geminivirus of Tomatoes.- Host Range.- Cytopathology of TYLCV.- Virus Purification.- Serological Relationships.- The Molecular Biology of TYLCV.- TYLCV-Like Geminiviruses.- The Phylogeny of TYLCV.- Virus-Vector Relationships Biological Interaction with the Vector.- Epidemiology.- Control.- Concluding Remarks.- References.- 11 Propagative Transmission of Plant and Animal Viruses by Insects: Factors Affecting Vector Specificity and Competence.- Transmission Characteristics of Propagative Insect-Borne Viruses.- Sequence of Events in a Propagative Transmission Cycle.- Intrinsic Factors Affecting Vector Specificity, Efficiency, and Competence.- Extrinsic Factors Affecting Vector Competence.- Pathogenicity and “Modulation” of Viruses in Their Insect Vectors.- Conclusions and Prospects.- References.- 12. Vectors of Plant Parasites of the Genus Phytomonas (Protozoa, Zoomastigophorea, Kinetoplastida).- Family Trypanosomatidae.- Genus Phytomonas.- Trypanosomatids in Hemiptera.- Hemiptera as Vectors.- Mouthparts and Salivary Glands.- Evidence Linking Hemiptera to Transmission of Phytomonas of Latex Plants.- Habits of Vectors of Latex Phytomonas.- Discovery of Transmission of Phloem-Infecting Phytomonas.- Discovery of Transmission of Fruit-Infecting Phytomonas.- Discovery of Phytomonas in Insects.- Cycle in Insect.- Opportunities for Future Work.- References.- 13 Molecular Biology of Plant Virus-Vector Interactions.- Types of Virus Vectors.- Virus-Vector Interactions.- Specific Vectors.- Sites of Interactions in Vectors.- Virus Genes Involved in Vector Interactions.- Discussion.- References.

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