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The affinities of mites and ticks : a review

  title={The affinities of mites and ticks : a review},
  author={A. J. and G.},
Mites and ticks can be divided into two well-defined clades, Anactinotrichida and Actinotrichida, for which a recent work formalized a suite of putative autapomorphies and reciprocal differences. Whether they are sister-taxa – forming a monophyletic Acari – is more controversial. Earlier supporters of two independent origins for mites largely failed to demonstrate convincing synapomorphies between either of the two lineages and other arachnid orders; although recent work on reproductive biology… 

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