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Sequence Variation of Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacers (ITS) in Commercially Important Phytoseiidae Mites
The level of sequence variation of the nuclear ribosomal spacers ITS 1 and 2 and the 5.8S gene in six species of Phytoseiidae mites is investigated and it is found that the value of ITS in taxonomic studies does not extend to the level of the family. Expand
Exploration of the acarine fauna on coconut palm in Brazil with emphasis on Aceria guerreronis (Acari: Eriophyidae) and its natural enemies
Mite diversity was the highest in the state Pará and on palms surrounded by seasonal forests and Amazonian rain-forests, andalyses of the influence of climatic factors revealed that dry ambient conditions favour the establishment of A. guerreronis. Expand
Annotated catalogue of Stigmaeidae (Acari: Prostigmata), with a pictorial key to genera.
A catalogue with annotated information to nomenclature, synonymies, type localities, type depositories, host/habitat, feeding habits, and distribution of 577 species in 34 genera of Stigmaeidae is compiled. Expand
The invasive coconut mite Aceria guerreronis (Acari: Eriophyidae): origin and invasion sources inferred from mitochondrial (16S) and nuclear (ITS) sequences
DNA sequence data obtained from samples of 29 populations from the Americas, Africa and the Indo-ocean region suggest an American origin of the mite and lend evidence to a previous hypothesis that the original host of themite is a non-coconut palm. Expand
Phytoseiidae database: a website for taxonomic and distributional information on phytoseiid mites (Acari).
A database on the taxonomy and distribution of mites of the family Phytoseiidae Berlese, which is available online at http://www.esalq.lea.usp.br/phytosei Families, is announced. Expand
Mites (Acari) of rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg., Euphorbiaceae) in Piracicaba, state of São Paulo, Brazil.
This study determined the main mite species on rubber trees (clone RRIM-600) in Piracicaba, southeast of São Paulo State, from June 2002 to May 2003 and evaluated the possible relation between them and identified the most abundant predators. Expand
Can the red palm mite threaten the Amazon vegetation?
The dispersal of R. indica through the Amazon forest may result in damage to cultivated and native palms, and plants of other families, if the projected increase in both the frequency and the severity of drought events occurs. Expand
Phytoseiid mites of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from sub-Saharan Africa
Abstract Thirty phytoseiid mite species of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes are reported from sub-Saharan Africa. Ten of these species are described for the first time and 14 nominal species areExpand
Host specificity of the cassava green mite pathogen Neozygites floridana
N. floridana appears to be safe for exportation and further evaluation of its performance against M. tanajoa in Africa is therefore desirable. Expand
Cannibalism and Interspecific Predation in a Phytoseiid Predator Guild from Cassava Fields in Africa: Evidence from the Laboratory
Interspecific predation and cannibalism are common types of interaction in phytoseiid predator guilds, but the extent and nature of these interactions have not been determined yet in phytoseiidExpand