Arthropods--the pelage of mammals as an environment.

  title={Arthropods--the pelage of mammals as an environment.},
  author={M. D. Murray},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={17 1},
  • M. D. Murray
  • Published 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology
Abstract The problem of lousiness in nature is usually not why are a few hosts heavily infested, it is why does the majority of the host population carry so few lice. The reproductive potentials described have probably been selected to enable these survivals. Anoplura have exploited the pelage of mammals the best. Their food, blood, is available over just about the whole body, and is a diet that supplies sufficient water for the increases in egg production only seen in this group. At least 70… Expand
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