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Population genetics of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) based on mitochondrial 16S and 12S genes.
Blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, is the principal vector of Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt & Brenner in the eastern half of the United States. Populations exhibitExpand
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Ixodes (Ixodes) scapularis (Acari:Ixodidae): redescription of all active stages, distribution, hosts, geographical variation, and medical and veterinary importance.
The blacklegged tick, Ixodes (Ixodes) scapularis Say, 1821, is redescribed, based on laboratory reared specimens originating in Bulloch County, Georgia. Information on distribution, hostExpand
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Evolution of ticks.
Evolutionary patterns in ticks have traditionally been cast in terms of host associations. Largely untested assumptions of cospeciation and observations of current host associations are used toExpand
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Idiosomal lyrifissures, Setae, and small glands as taxonomic characters and potential indicators of ancestral segmentation patterns in larval ixodidae (Acari: Ixodida)
Abstract Variability in idiosomal chaetotaxy, lyrifissure, and gland patterns among ixodid larvae is assessed based on a comparative analysis of these structures in 53 species of ixodid ticks. AExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships among tick subfamilies (Ixodida: Ixodidae: Argasidae) based on the 18S nuclear rDNA gene.
Phylogenetic relationships among tick subfamilies have been estimated using morphological and molecular characters. However, the phylogeny based on a portion of the 16S mitochondrial rDNA geneExpand
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Prelarva and larva of Opilioacarus (Neocarus) texanus (Chamberlin and Mulaik) (Acari: Opilioacarida) with notes on the patterns of setae and lyrifissures
The prelarva and larva of Opilioacarus (Neocarus) texanus (Chamberlin and Mulaik, 1942) are described based on reared specimens. The larval description focuses on the pattern of setae, lyrifissures,Expand
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Phylogenetic relationships in the mite family Sarcoptidae (Acari: Astigmata).
Klompen, J.S.H. 1991. Phylogenetic relationships in the mite family Sarcoptzdae (Acari: Astigmata). Misc. Publ. Univ. Michigan, Mus. Zool., 180: 1-155, 265figs. A phylogenetic analysis o fExpand
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Haller's organ in the tick family Argasidae (Acari: Parasitiformes: Ixodida).
The structure of Haller's organ in all major groups of soft ticks, family Argasidae, is reexamined, and hypotheses of setal homology are proposed based on a comparative study of developmentalExpand
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Ontogeny, life history and sex ratio evolution in Ensliniella kostylevi (Acari: Winterschmidtiidae)
The nest-inhabiting ontogenetic stages of the mite Ensliniellu kostyleri Zakhvatkin, 1941, an associate of the eumenine vespid Allodynerus rossii (Lepeletier, 1841). are described, with aExpand
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Taxonomic status of Ixodes neotomae and I. spinipalpis (Acari: Ixodidae) based on mitochondrial DNA evidence.
Ixodes spinipalpis Hadwen & Nuttall and I. neotomae Cooley are enzootic vectors of Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt & Brenner in western North America. The taxa overlap in hostExpand
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