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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
Possible horizontal transfer of Drosophila genes by the mite Proctolaelaps regalis
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Southern blot hybridization, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, and DNA sequencing showed that samples of P. regalis associated with a P strain of D. melanogaster carried P element sequences, which have potentially important evolutionary implications for improved detection of some host-parasite and predator-prey relationships. Expand
Mites: Ecological and Evolutionary Analyses of Life-History Patterns
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This book discusses the evolution of parasitism and the distribution of some dermanyssoid mites (mesostigmata) on vertebrate hosts, and life-history patterns of mites associated with bees. Expand
The potential role of phoresy in the evolution of parasitism: radiolabelling (tritium) evidence from an astigmatid mite
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Experimental evidence is presented that the heteromorphic deutonymph of an astigmatid mite (Hemisarcoptes cooremani) acquires materials directly from the haemolymph of its beetle host (Chilocorus cacti). Expand
Allometric Scaling in the Earliest Archaeopteryx lithographica
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Allometric patterns suggest that Archaeopteryx was likely a homeothermic endotherm with rapid growth and precocial abilities for running and flying, as compared to growth gradients of other dinosaurs, extant ectotherms, and extant endotherms. Expand
Adaptation and Transition into Parasitism from Commensalism: A Phoretic Model
A parasite is “any organism that grows, feeds and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host” (The American Heritage Dictionary of the EnglishExpand
Time and resource partitioning in Stethorus punctum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
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Female beetles that were starved spent a greater proportion of time feeding, with an increase in handling time per prey, and third instars preferred nymphal mite stages to other instars, and this preference was not significantly altered by starvation. Expand
Multivariate morphometric discrimination of nymphal and adult forms of the blacklegged tick (Acari: Ixodidae), a principal vector of the agent of Lyme disease in eastern North America.
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The data support the previous contention of conspecificity of I. scapularis, a polytypic species with a widespread geographic distribution exhibiting north-south and east-west morphological clines in eastern North America. Expand
Hantavirus transmission: potential role of ectoparasites.
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The first evidence of hantavirus-specific RNA (Bayou) is reported from two trombiculid mites (chiggers) and an ixodid tick parasitizing wild-caught rodents at a field site in Texas and also from a tromBicULid mite in the free-living predatory stage of the chigger life cycle collected from the same site. Expand
THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL RESPONSES: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION
Mathematical discussions of models of functional response (predation rate as a function of prey density) have usually emphasized description of the shape of the functional-response curve. However,Expand
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