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Improved tRNA prediction in the American house dust mite reveals widespread occurrence of extremely short minimal tRNAs in acariform mites
BackgroundAtypical tRNAs are functional minimal tRNAs, lacking either the D- or T-arm. They are significantly shorter than typical cloverleaf tRNAs. Widespread occurrence of atypical tRNAs was firstExpand
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Origin and higher-level relationships of psoroptidian mites (Acari: Astigmata: Psoroptidia): evidence from three nuclear genes.
Phylogenic relationships of the Psoroptidia, a group of primarily parasitic mites of vertebrates, were investigated based on sequences from three nuclear genes (4.2 kb aligned) sampled from 126 taxa.Expand
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Origin and higher-level diversification of acariform mites – evidence from nuclear ribosomal genes, extensive taxon sampling, and secondary structure alignment
BackgroundAcariformes is the most species-rich and morphologically diverse radiation of chelicerate arthropods, known from the oldest terrestrial ecosystems. It is also a key lineage in understandingExpand
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Comprehensive phylogeny of acariform mites (Acariformes) provides insights on the origin of the four-legged mites (Eriophyoidea), a long branch.
Eriophyoid, or four-legged mites, represent a large and ancient radiation of exclusively phytophagous organisms known from the Triassic (230 Mya). Hypothesizing phylogenetic relatedness ofExpand
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Estimating phylogenetic relationships despite discordant gene trees across loci: the species tree of a diverse species group of feather mites (Acari: Proctophyllodidae)
SUMMARY With the increased availability of multilocus sequence data, the lack of concordance of gene trees estimated for independent loci has focused attention on both the biological processesExpand
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Morphology, Evolution, and Host Associations of Bee-Associated Mites of the Family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with a monographic revision of North American taxa
A detailed comparative analysis of the external morphological structures of feeding instars and heteromorphic deutonymphs of the mite family Chactodactylidae was conducted. Several importantExpand
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Conservation of the name Tyrophagus putrescentiae, a medically and economically important mite species (Acari: Acaridae)
ABSTRACT It was recently demonstrated that the taxonomic concept of Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank, 1781), an ubiquitous, agriculturally and medically important mite species, involved two closelyExpand
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NEW DATA ON THE FAUNA AND BIOLOGY OF ACARID MITES (ACARI, ACARIDAE) FROM THE FAR EAST
Two genera Schulzea Zachvatkin, 1941 and Lackerbaueria Zachvatkin, 1941, and five species of acarid mites, Schulzea caucasica Zachvatkin, 1941, Lackerbaueria cribratissima Zachvatkin, 1941,Expand
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Is permanent parasitism reversible?--critical evidence from early evolution of house dust mites.
Long-term specialization may limit the ability of a species to respond to new environmental conditions and lead to a higher likelihood of extinction. For permanent parasites and other symbionts, theExpand
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Multivariate Analysis of Morphological Variation in Two Cryptic Species of Sancassania (Acari: Acaridae) from Costa Rica
Abstract Populations of Sancassania mites were collected in Costa Rica from scarabaeid and passalid beetles and cultured. The populations proved to be reproductively incompatible due to postzygoticExpand
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