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Tick-host interaction: a synthesis of current concepts.
  • W. Kaufman
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology today
  • 1 February 1989
Ixodid ticks are recognized world-wide as major vectors of arboviruses, rickettsiae, spirochaetes and parasitic protozoa of man and domestic animals. Some ticks also inject a debilitating, sometimesExpand
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Two feeding-induced proteins from the male gonad trigger engorgement of the female tick Amblyomma hebraeum.
  • B. Weiss, W. Kaufman
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 20 April 2004
Most female ixodid ticks, once mated, feed to repletion within 6-10 days. Previous studies indicate that an engorgement factor (EF), passed to the female during copulation, may be the stimulus forExpand
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Adaptations of arboviruses to ticks.
Arboviruses differ from other viruses in their need to replicate in both vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. The invertebrate is a blood-sucking arthropod that is competent to transmit the virusExpand
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Actions of some transmitters and their antagonists on salivary secretion in a tick.
  • W. Kaufman
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of physiology
  • 1 July 1978
Cholinomimetics (pilocarpine, carbachol, physostigmine, acetylcholine, acetyl-beta-methylcholine) and sympathomimetics (dopamine, epinephrine), when injected into the hemolymph, provoked salivaryExpand
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Gluttony and sex in female ixodid ticks: How do they compare to other blood-sucking arthropods?
Abstract The central issue dealt with here is the role of copulation in the control of feeding behaviour in ticks and some haematophagous insects. Female ticks of the family Ixodidae normally engorgeExpand
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Cypermethrin inhibits egg development in the ixodid tick, Amblyomma hebraeum
The pyrethroid insecticide, cypermethrin (CyM), stimulates vitellogenesis in Ornithodoros moubata (an argasid tick) by stimulating the release of the normal vitellogenesis-inducing factor (aExpand
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Antimicrobial activity in the egg wax of the African cattle tick Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae)
Eggs of the tick Amblyomma hebraeum Koch (Acari: Ixodidae) inhibited the growth of Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens (Gram-negative bacteria) in solid culture, but not the growth ofExpand
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Tapered Distributed Filters
The study of distributed networks has been prompted by the trend in electronic equipment toward smaller and smaller physical structures. Various investigators have determined the networkExpand
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Fluid Balance in the Argasid Tick, Ornithodorus Moubata, Fed on Modified Blood Meals
1.The argasid tick Ornithodorus moubata Murray was fed on modified blood meals, the ionic strength and/or osmotic pressure of which was varied by additions of NaCl or glucose, and by dilution withExpand
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Modification of the skin feeding site by tick saliva mediates virus transmission
A tick vector of Thogoto (THO) virus was shown to secrete a factor in saliva which potentiates the transmission of THO virus to uninfected ticks feeding on an apparently non-viraemic host. The effectExpand
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