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The role of pheromones in tick biology

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>04/1992
<mark>Journal</mark>Parasitology Today
Issue number4
Volume8
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)130-133
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Ticks are important vectors of pathogens that cause human and animal disease. Pheromones play a role of fundamental importance in intraspecies communication. Here, Gordon Hamilton discusses how these chemical messengers play a role in mate location, host location, and survival in adverse conditions, and how manipulation of this chemical communication system may provide a potential method of tick control.