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Identification of the domestic mite fauna of Puerto Rico.

@article{Montealegre1997IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of the domestic mite fauna of Puerto Rico.},
  author={F. Montealegre and A. Sep{\'u}lveda and M. Bayona and C. Qui{\~n}ones and E. Fern{\'a}ndez-Caldas},
  journal={Puerto Rico health sciences journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          109-16
        }
}
This study was conducted to identify the domestic mite fauna of Puerto Rico. A total of 57 dust samples were collected from mattresses in homes of 11 cities on the Island. The analysis of the samples revealed that 73.70% of the mattress samples had at least one mite species. The identified species include: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (45.6%), Blomia tropicalis (31.6%), Cheyletus sp. (19.3%), Dermatophagoides farinae (17.5%), Euroglyphus maynei (5.3%), Dermatophagoides sibonei (1.8… Expand
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