Parthenogenesis in the Cattle Tick, Boophilus microplus

  title={Parthenogenesis in the Cattle Tick, Boophilus microplus},
  author={Bernard F. Stone},
ALTHOUGH bisexual reproduction is usual among ticks, there have been reports of parthenogenesis in various species including Amblyomma agamum1, Rhipicephalus bursa2, A. dissimile3, Hyalomma anatolicum4, Ornithodorus moubata5, and Haemaphysalis bispinosa6; but there appears to be no previous record of parthenogenesis in Boophilus microplus. In fact, it was considered by many workers on the cattle tick in Australia that B. microplus females were unable to complete engorgement in the absence of… CONTINUE READING