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First glimpse into the origin and spread of the Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in the United States
TLDR
A phylogeographic network analysis supports a northeast Asian source for the US populations of Asian longhorned ticks, supporting phenotypic evidence that US ALT are parthenogenetic. Expand
Epizootic of sarcoptic mange in raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in relation to population density
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A high relative population density may be a factor underlying epizootics of sarcoptic mange in raccoon dogs, which was endemic in the study area. Expand
Molecular Characterization of Haemaphysalis Species and a Molecular Genetic Key for the Identification of Haemaphysalis of North America
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This study demonstrated that restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) targeting the 16S ribosomal RNA and the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) can be used to differentiate H. longicornis from the other Haemaphysalis species found in North America. Expand
Infestation of introduced raccoons (Procyon lotor) with indigenous ixodid ticks on the Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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The results indicated that host–parasite relationships between invasive raccoons and Japanese tick species, especially H. flava, were established in Kanagawa Prefecture and further extended the understanding of the ecology of tick-borne diseases. Expand
Effects of introduced sika deer (Cervus nippon) and population control activity on the distribution of Haemaphysalis ticks in an island environment
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The high abundance of H. megaspinosa indicated that the tick species may have been introduced with the sika deer, and larvae were more abundant at collection sites 21–40 days after sika Deer were caught by foot snare traps indicate that engorged female of this tick species were forced to drop off in a very limited area near the foot snar trap. Expand
Ecological traps and boosters of ixodid ticks: The differing ecological roles of two sympatric introduced mammals.
TLDR
The results of this study extend the understanding of the ecological roles of two introduced wildlife species in Japan by suggesting the raccoon may act as an ecological booster, thereby increasing the success rate of bloodmeals and reproduction in ticks. Expand
First record of infestation of a pet sloth in Japan with the exotic tick Amblyomma geayi (Acari: Ixodidae).
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The present study highlights the current loopholes in Japan's regulatory system for animal imports and identifies the first case of the introduction of an Amblyomma species to Japan via an imported pet sloth. Expand