Biological and ecological characteristics of soft ticks (Ixodida: Argasidae) and their impact for predicting tick and associated disease distribution.

@article{Vial2009BiologicalAE,
  title={Biological and ecological characteristics of soft ticks (Ixodida: Argasidae) and their impact for predicting tick and associated disease distribution.},
  author={Laurence Vial},
  journal={Parasite},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          191-202
        }
}
  • L. Vial
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Biology
  • Parasite
As evidence of global changes is accumulating, scientists are challenged to detect distribution changes of vectors, reservoirs and pathogens caused by anthropogenic and/or environmental changes. Statistical and mathematical distribution models are emerging for ixodid hard ticks whereas no prediction has ever been developed for argasid ones. These last organisms remain unknown and under-reported; they differ from hard ticks by many structural, biological and ecological properties, which… 

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