Adaptation, specificity and host-parasite coevolution in mites (Acari).

  title={Adaptation, specificity and host-parasite coevolution in mites (Acari).},
  author={Alex Fain},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={24 8},
  • Alex Fain
  • Published 1994 in International journal for parasitology
Parasitism by mites is widespread and involves all the classes of vertebrates, from fishes to mammals. Owing to their small size and their great plasticity, mites are able to adapt to a wide range of habitats. Most of the species are ectoparasites but endoparasitism, especially in the respiratory tract, is common in birds and mammals. The morphological modifications appearing during the process adaptation to parasitic life, especially in Myobiidae, are analysed. Two kinds of characters are… CONTINUE READING