Geographic variation in diapause response of adult Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks

@article{Madder2002GeographicVI,
  title={Geographic variation in diapause response of adult Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks},
  author={Maxime Madder and Niko Speybroeck and Jef Brandt and Luc Tirry and Ivo Hodek and D. L. Berkvens},
  journal={Experimental & Applied Acarology},
  year={2002},
  volume={27},
  pages={209-221}
}
Diapause in adults of the African brown ear tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus is dependent on latitude and stock origin. Lower latitude populations, that is, those nearer the equator, show no diapause response to long or short day exposure. Diapause response to short day lengths is found in higher latitude populations, further south, and increases with increasing latitude. Nearly all individuals in the southernmost population, used in this study, enter diapause under short and long day exposure… CONTINUE READING