Mity model: Tetranychus urticae, a candidate for chelicerate model organism.

  title={Mity model: Tetranychus urticae, a candidate for chelicerate model organism.},
  author={Miodrag Grbi{\'c} and Abderrahman Khila and Kwang-Zin Lee and Anica Bjelica and Vojislava Grbic and J. W. Whistlecraft and Lou Verdon and Maria Navajas and Lisa A Nagy},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  volume={29 5},
Chelicerates (scorpions, horseshoe crabs, spiders, mites and ticks) are the second largest group of arthropods and are of immense importance for fundamental and applied science. They occupy a basal phylogenetic position within the phylum Arthropoda, and are of crucial significance for understanding the evolution of various arthropod lineages. Chelicerates are vectors of human diseases, such as ticks, and major agricultural pests, such as spider mites, thus this group is also of importance for… CONTINUE READING
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