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Microbial community ecology of tick-borne human pathogens

Clay Keith, Clay Fuqua, Curt Lively, and Michael J. Wade

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The prevalence of human pathogens may be determined in part by microbial interactions within vectors. Ticks represent the primary source of vector-borne infections disease in the United States and ... More


Disease dynamics in plant communities

Charles E. Mitchell and Allson G. Power

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The prevalence of human pathogens may be determined in part by microbial interactions within vectors. Ticks represent the primary source of vector-borne infections disease in the United States and ... More


Potential effects of a keystone species on the dynamics of sylvatic plague

Chris Ray and Sharon K. Collinge

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Plague is emerging as a threat to humans and wildlife throughout western North America. Sylvatic plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is maintained within a network of mammal species and ... More


Coleopteran Pests: Family Chrysomelidae

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter assesses the dichondra flea beetle, family Chrysomelidae, subfamily Halticinae. The dichondra flea beetle is a member of a genus of minute flea beetles generally smaller than 2.5 mm, ... More


From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies

Jennifer Le Zotte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631905
eISBN:
9781469631929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631905.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this surprising new look at how clothing, style, and commerce came together to change American culture, Jennifer Le Zotte examines how secondhand goods sold at thrift stores, flea markets, and ... More


Populations: Survival and Mortality

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Weasels are small and generally short-lived–their average age is only <0.8-2 years, although a lucky few can live for 3-4 years or more. Hence, populations are dominated by young of the current year, ... More


Flea Catching and the Vanity of Painting

Dalia Judovitz

in Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277438
eISBN:
9780823280551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277438.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter is devoted to an exploration of the role of painting as an instrument of intercession for attaining spiritual insight. Is the supposed “flea” catcher really holding a flea or a rosary ... More


The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Insects are seldom mentioned in history texts, yet they significantly shaped human history. The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History tells the stories of just five insects, ... More


From Grätz to Wagram and Leipzig

William Kinderman

in Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226669052
eISBN:
9780226669199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669199.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

New light is shed on Beethoven's conflict with Prince Karl Lichnowsky, a tense showdown between composer and patron that is shown to date from around 30 October 1806, two weeks after Napoleon's ... More


The Calypso Program: Technology, Performance, Cinema

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0101
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how the first calypso craze relied on an ethnographic apparatus that produced calypso through signs of authenticity, while the second calypso craze relied on a cinematic apparatus ... More


Rapid evolution of the plague pathogen

Ruifu Yang, Yujun Cui, and Dongsheng Zhou

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Plague is a zoonotic infection that spreads to humans from natural rodent reservoirs, often through bites of infected fleas. Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, is a multihost and ... More


GLEEks of the Week, Stage Tube, and #racheldoesstuff: Social Media and the Hybridity of Broadway/Television Fandom and Promotion in the Twenty-First Century Musical Series

Kelly Kessler

in Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190674014
eISBN:
9780190674052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674014.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the rise and digital marketing of a spate of musical series between 2009 and 2019. It explores the specific methods used to address audiences of Fox’s Glee, NBC’s Smash, ABC’s ... More


Landscape room: environmental cons, concerns and comments: An exhibition of molecules that stalk the world

John Emsley

in Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502661
eISBN:
9780191916458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502661.003.0010
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

A hundred years ago, if you talked about protecting the environment you meant preventing floods or forest fires. Homes and farms could be ruined and families wiped out by a flash flood, a surge ... More


Forecasting Species Invasions in Wisconsin Lakes and Streams

M. Jake Vander Zanden and Jeff T. Maxted

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter highlights the ecological change caused by the invasion of Wisconsin's aquatic ecosystems by a series of “emerging” exotic species. It focuses on five species: rusty crayfish, zebra ... More


The National Instrument of Hawaii

Jim Tranquada and John King

in The Ukulele: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835446
eISBN:
9780824869762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835446.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter details the emergence of the ʻukulele. The word “ʻukulele” was not coined in response to the introduction of the machete but appeared decades earlier to describe another European ... More


Flies and Fleas

Ian C. Beavis

in Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892841
eISBN:
9781781380598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the following insects: flies (Myia/Musca, Myops, Oistros/Asilus, Tabanus, Konops, Empis/Culex, Oinokonops/Bibio, Kynomyia); dragonflies (Hippouros and Mulio); and fleas ... More


Dressing Dada and the Rise of Flea Markets

Jennifer Le Zotte

in From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631905
eISBN:
9781469631929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631905.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the economic, cultural, and demographic supports for the rise of flea markets during the interwar period. I introduce the duality of secondhand consumer motivations, as well as ... More


The Importance of Predation and Parasitism

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

A number of excellent experimental studies have demonstrated the importance of predation in structuring desert ecosystems, and how predation and competition interact to structure desert communities. ... More


Crustacea: Branchiopoda

Claudia Castellani

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the taxonomy of Branchiopoda. Branchiopoda are small crustaceans commonly known as cladocerans or water-fleas. They are epiplanktonic zooplankton seasonally abundant mainly in ... More


In Reverse Order—The Third Pandemic First

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

in The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the history of the human disease popularly known as plague, which has caused three major pandemics in the past two millennia, focusing on the most recent pandemic and the ... More


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