Ticks as vectors: taxonomy, biology and ecology.

@article{EstradaPea2015TicksAV,
  title={Ticks as vectors: taxonomy, biology and ecology.},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Estrada-Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          53-65
        }
}
  • A. Estrada-Peña
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Revue scientifique et technique
Ticks are prominent parasites and competent vectors of pathogens that affect both humans and animals. This review outlines and illustrates the main features of the morphology of ticks of the families Ixodidae and Argasidae, and summarises the basic components of their life cycles. It focuses mainly on development processes and mortality among tick populations so as to provide an overview of how they are regulated in nature and how pathogens can be transmitted under such a framework. The effects… 

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