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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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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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