Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 18


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

This monograph contains six chapters, each describing a recent advancement in animal science and zoology. Chapter One discusses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations registered 36.6 Mio Old World camelids (dromedaries and Bactrian camels) worldwide of which 1.42 Mio are in countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Chapter Two explores the piggery sector is one of the prime occupations for the poor and marginal farmers of developing countries. Most of the pig husbandry in the developing countries is mainly dependent on a backyard system where the use of indiscriminate antibiotics cannot be obsoleted. Chapter Three authors’ discussed about musculature of the Drosophila and then about the various behavioural traits which are studied by related behavioural assays and are utilized to assess and isolate the muscle mutants wherein the proper formation and functioning of the muscles have been hampered during the biphasic muscle development. Chapter Four studied hemiptera is the most speciose order of the hemimetabolous insects with four suborders. One of them is the Auchenorrhyncha, which comprises of two infraorders, the Fulgomorpha and Cicadomorpha, with the latter as the subject of the current study. Chapter Five studied that aphids can be severe pests of crop plants. Aphids have such high reproductive potential and a short development time, which can quickly lead to the development of resistance to a wide assortment of insecticides. Chapter Six demonstrate an interplay between phylogenetic conservatism, behavioral flexibility, and ecological opportunity in shaping species richness and functional diversity from regional avifaunas to local communities. Chapter Seven studies carried out in the world and in our country have revealed that Aphids (Aphidoidea) belonging to suborder of the Sterrnorhynca (Hemiptera) are among the most common and harmful insect groups in cultivated and uncultivated plants. Finally, Chapter Eight reviews matching to sample (MTS) is an experimental task for assessing the ability of nonverbal organisms to categorize stimuli. Successful performance indicates the ability to perceive relations between a sample and comparison stimuli.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Review of Camel Parasites Found in the UAE
(Rolf K. Schuster, Saritha Sivakumar, Jörg Kinne, Elisa Margarida Maio, Marina Ringo, Rekha Raghavan and Ulrich Wernery-Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Chapter 2. Antimicrobial Resistance in Piggery Farming
(Rajib Deb, Prassana Pal, Ajay Kumar, Souvik Paul, Seema Rani Pegu, B. C. Das and V. K. Gupta-ICAR-National Research Center on Pig, Guwahati, Assam, et al.)

Chapter 3. Behavioural Assays to Analyse the Muscle Mutants of Drosophila melanogaster
(Ushashi Ain and Hena Firdaus-Department of Life Science, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi, Jharkhand)

Chapter 4. The Adipokinetic Hormones of Cicadomorpha (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha): First Steps for the Development of a “Green” Insecticide
(Gerd Gäde, Simone König and Heather G. Marco-Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, et al.)

Chapter 5. Aphid Major Agricultural Insect Pest, Ecology, Lifecycle, and Biological Control Approaches
(Khadija Javed, PhD, Humayun Javed, PhD and Dewen Qiu, PhD-State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing,China, et al.)

Chapter 6. Foraging Behavior, Guild Structure, and Species Diversity in Australian Passerines
(Vladimír Remeš, Eva Remešová, Nicholas R. Friedman, Beata Matysioková and Lucia Rubáčová-Department of Zoology and Laboratory of Ornithology, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, et al.)

Chapter 7. Mouth Structure and Nutrition Behaviour of Aphids
(Işıl Özdemir and Yunus Bayram-Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food and Control, Ankara, et al.)

Chapter 8. When It’s the Test That Fails: Why Gorillas May Not Match the Sample
(Jordyn Truax and Jennifer Vonk, PhD-Department of Psychology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA)


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