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The molecular basis of tick-host interactions

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Ticks are obligate haematophagous arthropods that represent a major economic drain upon the world's livestock as well being a significant medical and veterinary risk through the transmission of tick-borne pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.

The tick-host relationship is a function of both ecological and physiological factors. Successful feeding requires the effective acquisition and digestion of a bloodmeal by the tick. Acquisition ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Biological Sciences
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Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
603847160
URN:
uuid:0a920ddd-c623-49a6-b971-cb6049b419e3
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