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EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF ASTIGMATID MITES
As a consequence of their small size, mites (Acari) are able to exploit specific habitats and ecological niches unavailable to larger arthropods. Among these habitats are many that are specificallyExpand
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Biology, ecology, and management of the bulb mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae)
Bulb mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Claparède) (Acari: Acaridae) have been identified as pests of many crops and ornamentals in storage, in the greenhouse, and in the field. The most importanthostsExpand
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Improved tRNA prediction in the American house dust mite reveals widespread occurrence of extremely short minimal tRNAs in acariform mites
BackgroundAtypical tRNAs are functional minimal tRNAs, lacking either the D- or T-arm. They are significantly shorter than typical cloverleaf tRNAs. Widespread occurrence of atypical tRNAs was firstExpand
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Ecological and Evolutionary Significance of Phoresy in the Astigmata
Definition du concept de phoresie. Evaluation des consequences ecologiques et evolutionnaires de ce concept par l'etude des interactions entre les acariens phoretiques et leurs hotes
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Origin and higher-level relationships of psoroptidian mites (Acari: Astigmata: Psoroptidia): evidence from three nuclear genes.
Phylogenic relationships of the Psoroptidia, a group of primarily parasitic mites of vertebrates, were investigated based on sequences from three nuclear genes (4.2 kb aligned) sampled from 126 taxa.Expand
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MITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SMALL GROUND FINCH, GEOSPIZA FULIGINOSA (PASSERIFORMES: EMBERIZIDAE), FROM THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
In collections of ectoparasites from 368 small ground finches, Geospiza fuliginosa, in populations from the islands of Isabela, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, and Santa Fé, in the Galápagos Archipelago,Expand
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Patterns of Knemidokoptes jamaicensis (Acari: Knemidokoptidae) Infestations Among Eight New Avian Hosts in the Dominican Republic
Abstract The ectoparasitic mite Knemidokoptes jamaicensis Turk burrows into the cornified epithelium of the legs and feet of Passeriform birds and has been reported from 12 species of North AmericanExpand
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MITES AND NEMATODES ASSOCIATED WITH THREE SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE SPECIES (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE)
Abstract Mites and nematodes associated with three subterranean termite species, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar), Reticulitermes virginicus (Banks), and Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki were studied.Expand
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Morphology, Evolution, and Host Associations of Bee-Associated Mites of the Family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with a monographic revision of North American taxa
A detailed comparative analysis of the external morphological structures of feeding instars and heteromorphic deutonymphs of the mite family Chactodactylidae was conducted. Several importantExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships within the suborder Dermanyssina (Acari: Parasitiformes) and a test of dermanyssoid monophyly
ABSTRACT Dermanyssina is a speciose and ecologically diverse cohort of mesostigmatid mites. Primitive dermanyssoid mites are free-living predators in soil and litter, but the more diverse members ofExpand
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