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Point mutations in the sodium channel gene conferring tau-fluvalinate resistance in Varroa destructor.
BACKGROUND Sodium channels (SCs) in mites and insects are target sites for pesticides, including pyrethroids. Point mutations in the SC gene have been reported to change the structural conformationExpand
Comparison of tau-fluvalinate, acrinathrin, and amitraz effects on susceptible and resistant populations of Varroa destructor in a vial test
The parasitic mite Varroadestructor is a major pest of the western honeybee, Apis mellifera. The development of acaricide resistance in Varroa populations is a global issue. DiscriminatingExpand
Comparison of Microbiomes between Red Poultry Mite Populations (Dermanyssus gallinae): Predominance of Bartonella-like Bacteria
Blood feeding red poultry mites (RPM) serve as vectors of pathogenic bacteria and viruses among vertebrate hosts including wild birds, poultry hens, mammals, and humans. The microbiome of RPM has notExpand
Bartonella-like bacteria carried by domestic mite species
Bacteria of the genus Bartonella are carried by haematophagous mites, ticks, fleas and flies, and attack the erythrocytes of mammals. Here we describe a Bartonella-like clade, a distinct groupExpand
Prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Central Bohemia
Bacteria associated with the tick Ixodes ricinus were assessed in specimens unattached or attached to the skin of cats, dogs and humans, collected in the Czech Republic. The bacteria were detected byExpand
Efficacy of selected pesticides against synanthropic mites under laboratory assay.
BACKGROUND The efficacies of organophosphate pesticides, single-compound versus multicompound pyrethroid formulations and relatively novel unclassified insecticides/acaricides were compared to findExpand
Temperature Preference and Respiration of Acaridid Mites
ABSTRACT The thermal preferences in a grain mass and respiration at various temperatures in mites (Acari: Acarididae) of medical and economical importance [Acarus siro (L. 1758), DermatophagoidesExpand
Differential levels of mite infestation of wheat and barley in Czech grain stores
Abstract  While mites are able to utilize numerous food sources, the suitability of the food strongly influences population growth. The different suitabilities of various stored agricultural productsExpand
The toxicity of selected acaricides against five stored product mites under laboratory assay
In laboratory tests, the toxicity of acaricides targeted against house dust mites was tested on five species of stored product mites (Acarus siro, Aleuroglyphus ovatus, Carpoglyphus lactis,Expand
Detection and Identification of Species-Specific Bacteria Associated with Synanthropic Mites
Internal bacterial communities of synanthropic mites Acarus siro, Dermatophagoides farinae, Lepidoglyphus destructor, and Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Astigmata) were analyzed by culturing andExpand