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EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF ASTIGMATID MITES
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The cohort Astigmata with 69 families and 785 genera represents by far the largest adaptive radiation of mites into symbi­ otic associations, and other acarine lineages include relatively diverse radiations in association with both arthropods and vertebrates, but none approach the diversity of the AstigmATA. Expand
Biology, ecology, and management of the bulb mites of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae)
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Management of bulbmites is complicated by their short generation time, high reproductive potential, broad food niche, interactions with other pests and pathogens, and unique adaptations for dispersal. Expand
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
Improved tRNA prediction in the American house dust mite reveals widespread occurrence of extremely short minimal tRNAs in acariform mites
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This study confirmed the presence of cloverleaf tRNAs in Dermatophagoides by limited EST data, but further experimental evidence is needed to demonstrate extremely small and unusual t RNAs in acariform mites. Expand
Origin and higher-level relationships of psoroptidian mites (Acari: Astigmata: Psoroptidia): evidence from three nuclear genes.
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The existence of the epidermoptid-psoroptid complex and the statistical rejection of Sarcoptoidea indicate that current classification criteria need to be reassessed for non-pterolichoid superfamilies. Expand
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
Comprehensive phylogeny of acariform mites (Acariformes) provides insights on the origin of the four-legged mites (Eriophyoidea), a long branch.
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The total evidence analysis places eriophyoids as the sister group of the deep soil-dwelling, vermiform family Nematalycidae (Endeostigmata). Expand
Phylogenetic relationships within the suborder Dermanyssina (Acari: Parasitiformes) and a test of dermanyssoid monophyly
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Results from the phylogenetic analyses suggest that the families Spinturnicidae and Spelaeorhynchidae are both more closely related to Eviphidoidea than to other dermanyssoid mites and that Dermanys soidea as currently defined is paraphyletic. Expand
Morphology, Evolution, and Host Associations of Bee-Associated Mites of the Family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with a monographic revision of North American taxa
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The hypothesis of a post-Gondwanan origin of chaetodactylids, prior to the late Eocene, is supported and metasomal acarinaria (special pouches for mite transfer) in some Neotropical Ceratina and Tetrapedia is described. Expand
Astigmatid mites (Acari: Sarcoptiformes) of forensic interest
  • B. OConnor
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Experimental and Applied Acarology
  • 16 July 2009
This paper reviews the occurrence of mites of the infraorder Astigmata in situations involving the legal system, particularly in the area of medicocriminal entomology. Species in the familiesExpand
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