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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185030/detrimental-effect-of-deltamethrin-on-the-central-nervous-system-synganglion-of-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-ticks
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Melissa Carolina Pereira, Ana Elisa Gasparotto, Juliana Paneczko Jurgilas, Letícia Aurora Coelho da Silva, Mayara Cristina Pereira, Samantha Santos Silveira, Thays Neigri Silva, André Arnosti, Maria Izabel Camargo-Mathias
Ticks are ectoparasites of medical and veterinary importance, which transmit many infectious agents, causing significant damage to the hosts. The "dog tick" Rhipicephalus sanguineus is responsible for transmitting several pathogens to dogs, motivating researchers to investigate efficient and sustainable control methods. Currently, chemical acaricides currently in use target the central nervous system (synganglion), which is responsible for controlling all the systemic functions of the ticks. Here, the neurotoxic potential of deltamethrin on the synganglion of unfed R...
February 9, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127642/influence-of-the-spatial-heterogeneity-in-tick-abundance-in-the-modeling-of-the-seasonal-activity-of-ixodes-ricinus-nymphs-in-western-europe
#2
Julie Cat, Frédéric Beugnet, Thierry Hoch, Frans Jongejan, Aurélie Prangé, Karine Chalvet-Monfray
The seasonal weather-driven activity of the tick Ixodes ricinus is frequently explored using multisite surveys. This study aimed to investigate the statistical modeling of seasonal trends in the activity of I. ricinus nymphs when both the influence of abiotic factors and spatial heterogeneity were taken into account. Time series data of abiotic covariates (temperature, relative humidity, rainfall and photoperiod) and nymphal tick counts were recorded on several sites in The Netherlands, Belgium and in France in 2008 and 2009...
January 26, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124749/ixodid-ticks-parasitizing-wild-carnivores-in-romania
#3
Gianluca D'Amico, Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Monica Ionică, Călin Mircea Gherman, Attila David Sándor, David Modrý, Andrei Daniel Mihalca
In Romania, data regarding hard-tick diversity and tick-host associations in wild carnivores are scarce. We aimed to identify tick species in wild carnivores and to establish reliable data on tick-host associations. The study was conducted in various Romanian localities from all five ecoregions found in the country. Fourteen species of wild carnivores were examined. Immature and adult ticks were collected and identified using the morphological keys. The frequency and mean intensity of tick infestation, overall and differentiated by species, developmental stage and host were calculated...
January 26, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110429/in-vitro-effects-of-caffeic-acid-nortriptyline-precocene-i-and-quercetin-against-rhipicephalus-annulatus-acari-ixodidae
#4
Reghu Ravindran, Nayikottummal Devadas Chithra, Pattanur Edathil Deepa, Karapparambu Gopalan Ajithkumar, Leena Chandrasekhar, Kanapadinchareveetil Sreelekha, Suresh Narayanan Nair, Sanis Juliet, Srikanta Ghosh
In the present study, the acaricidal effects of caffeic acid, nortriptyline, precocene I and quercetin against Rhipicephalus annulatus (syn. Boophilus annulatus) Say (Acari: Ixodidae) were evaluated. Adult immersion technique (24 ticks immersed for 2 min in one dilution of the compound) was used for the assessment of the effects of caffeic acid (0.39-100 mg/mL), nortriptyline (0.625-50 mg/L), precocene I (0.004488-5 mg/mL) and quercetin (6.25-100 mg/mL) against R. annulatus. Adult tick mortality, reproductive index, inhibition of fecundity and hatching were calculated...
January 21, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091959/genetic-variation-in-mitochondrial-genes-of-the-tick-haemaphysalis-flava-collected-from-wild-hedgehogs-in-china
#5
Zhong-Bo Li, Tian-Yin Cheng, Xing-Li Xu, Lu-Lin Song, Guo-Hua Liu
The tick Haemaphysalis flava (Acari: Ixodidae) is an important ectoparasite, which causes direct damage to their hosts and also acts as a vector of various infectious disease agents in China. Despite its significance, the epidemiology, genetics and biology of H. flava has not been studied in detail. In the present study, the genetic variation in three mitochondrial (mt) DNA regions, namely cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 and 4 (nad1 and nad4), was examined in H. flava ticks collected from wild hedgehogs in China...
January 16, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091958/identification-and-anticoagulant-activity-of-a-novel-kunitz-type-protein-ha11-from-the-salivary-gland-of-the-tick-hyalomma-asiaticum
#6
Houshuang Zhang, Ruiqiong Qiao, Haiyan Gong, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou, Jinlin Zhou
Kunitz/bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor proteins are abundant in the salivary glands of ticks and perform multiple functions in blood feeding, including inhibiting blood coagulation, regulating host blood supply and disrupting host angiogenesis. In this study, we identified a novel gene designated HA11 (Hyalomma asiaticum 11 kDa protein) from the salivary gland of the tick H. asiaticum. HA11 is encoded by a gene with an open reading frame of 306 bp that is translated into a deduced 101 amino acid 11 kDa protein that shares 27% sequence identity with a Kunitz-like protease inhibitor precursor in Amblyomma variegatum...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064411/the-tick-acari-ixodidae-fauna-of-herald-s-beacon-islet-australia
#7
Mackenzie L Kwak, Kate Mintram
A rare opportunity to travel to Herald's Beacon Islet with permission from the Australian government to collect ticks allowed for a survey of the tick fauna of the island to be undertaken for the first time. The avian fauna of the island, which serve as hosts, was also recorded and includes one new species record for the island. The seabird soft tick Ornithodoros capensis Neumann and the seabird hard tick Amblyomma loculosum Neumann were found to be present on the island. Images of the ticks present on the island are presented along with morphological characters for their identification...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040863/male-spider-mites-use-chemical-cues-but-not-the-female-mating-interval-to-choose-between-mates
#8
Leonor R Rodrigues, Alexandre R T Figueiredo, Susana A M Varela, Isabelle Olivieri, Sara Magalhães
The choice of the partner an individual will mate with is expected to strongly impact its fitness. Hence, natural selection has favoured the evolution of cues to distinguish among mates that will provide different fitness benefits to the individual that is choosing. In species with first-male sperm precedence, this is particularly important for males, as mating with mated females will result in no offspring. In the spider mite Tetranychus urticae only the first mating is effective, except if the interval between first and second copulations is shorter than 24 h...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988819/egg-hatching-response-to-a-range-of-ultraviolet-b-uv-b-radiation-doses-for-four-predatory-mites-and-the-herbivorous-spider-mite-tetranychus-urticae
#9
Dimitrios S Koveos, Takeshi Suzuki, Anastasia Terzidou, Anastasia Kokkari, George Floros, Petros Damos, Nikos A Kouloussis
Egg hatchability of four predatory mites-Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, Iphiseius [Amblyseius] degenerans Berlese, Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot, and Euseius finlandicus Oudemans (Acari: Phytoseiidae)-and the spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) was determined under various UV-B doses either in constant darkness (DD) or with simultaneous irradiation using white light. Under UV-B irradiation and DD or simultaneous irradiation with white light, the predator's eggs hatched in significantly lower percentages than in the control non-exposed eggs, which indicates deleterious effects of UV-B on embryonic development...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943023/copulation-duration-sperm-transfer-and-reproduction-of-the-two-closely-related-phytoseiid-mites-neoseiulus-womersleyi-and-neoseiulus-longispinosus-acari-phytoseiidae
#10
Mohammad Shaef Ullah, Ryouhei Sugimoto, Manita Kongchuensin, Ploychompoo Konvipasruang, Tetsuo Gotoh
The effects of copulation duration on reproduction were studied in two important biological control agents, Neoseiulus womersleyi (Schicha) and Neoseiulus longispinosus (Evans), to better understand their reproductive potential. The number of eggs produced was significantly and positively related to the copulation duration in both species. Egg production was observed even in females which experienced only 15 min of copulation and increased as copulation period increased in both species. Both pre- and post-oviposition periods of N...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873138/photo-enzymatic-repair-of-uvb-induced-dna-damage-in-the-two-spotted-spider-mite-tetranychus-urticae
#11
Yasumasa Murata, Masahiro Osakabe
Ambient ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation induces lethal effects in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae, whereas photoreactivation by irradiation with ultraviolet-A and visible light (VIS) plays an important role to increase survival of mites irradiated by UVB. The physiological mechanisms and ecological significance of photoreactivation in terrestrial arthropods have not been shown clearly. We verified the biological impact and accumulation of DNA lesions by UVB irradiation and the repair of them by photoreactivation in T...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858185/a-facultative-ectoparasite-attains-higher-reproductive-success-as-a-parasite-than-its-free-living-conspecifics
#12
Lien T Luong, Dewmi Subasinghe
Comparative and phylogenetic studies reveal that parasites evolved from free-living ancestors, but the underlying processes and mechanisms are not well understood. In order for selection to favor the evolution of parasitism, there must be pre-existing adaptations for host exploitation and a fitness advantage favoring the transition to parasitism. Here, we experimentally investigate the differential reproductive success of a facultative parasite, Macrocheles subbadius. Lifetime reproductive success was higher among female mites that fed on fruit fly hemolymph as parasites compared to free-living mites...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812828/bacteria-of-the-genera-ehrlichia-and-rickettsia-in-ticks-of-the-family-ixodidae-with-medical-importance-in-argentina
#13
Patrick S Sebastian, Evelina L Tarragona, María N Saracho Bottero, Atilio J Mangold, Ute Mackenstedt, Santiago Nava
The aim of this study was to get an overview about the occurrence of bacteria from the genus Ehrlichia and Rickettsia in ixodid ticks with medical importance in Argentina. Therefore, in 2013 and 2014, free-living ticks were collected in different provinces of northern Argentina. These ticks were determined as Amblyomma sculptum, Amblyomma neumanni, Amblyomma parvum, Amblyomma triste, Amblyomma ovale, Amblyomma tonelliae and Haemaphysalis juxtakochi. All samples were tested to determine the infection with Ehrlichia spp...
January 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830375/erratum-to-highly-virulent-beauveria-bassiana-strains-against-the-two-spotted-spider-mite-tetranychus-urticae-show-no-pathogenicity-against-five-phytoseiid-mite-species
#14
Shengyong Wu, Haicui Xie, Maoye Li, Xuenong Xu, Zhongren Lei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822784/species-composition-distribution-ecological-preference-and-host-association-of-ticks-in-cyprus
#15
Andreas Tsatsaris, Dimosthenis Chochlakis, Byron Papadopoulos, Aikaterini Petsa, Leonidas Georgalis, Emmanouil Angelakis, Ioannis Ioannou, Yannis Tselentis, Anna Psaroulaki
Tick population and species depend on the effect of biotic and abiotic factors, especially vegetation, climate and host density; Cyprus, due to the mild climate, favors the appearance and spread of tick-borne infections. Our objective was to identify the tick species present in the island, to investigate their geographical distribution and their epidemiological implications. During a three-year study (2004-2006) we collected ticks from domestic and wild animals over the island of Cyprus. Data on temperature, humidity, altitude and vegetation, were also recorded...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815656/efficacy-of-tagetes-minuta-asteraceae-essential-oil-against-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-acari-ixodidae-on-infested-dogs-and-in-vitro
#16
Elis Maressa Gonçalves da Silva, Vinicius da Silva Rodrigues, Jaciara de Oliveira Jorge, Carolina Fonseca Osava, Matias Pablo Juan Szabó, Marcos Valério Garcia, Renato Andreotti
Ticks from Rhipicephalus sanguineus complex are widely distributed in the world and one species from this complex is the most common tick on dogs in Brazil, notably in urban areas. This tick is a vector of several diseases. Among others it transmits the agent of canine Ehrlichiosis, a major dog infectious disease and the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This tick can spread rapidly and develop intolerable infestations within no time. Currently tick control is done with acaricides and demand for such drugs has grown fast...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815655/molecular-analysis-of-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-acari-ixodidae-an-incriminated-vector-tick-for-babesia-vogeli-in-taiwan
#17
Li-Lian Chao, Chien-Ming Shih
The genetic identity of Rhipicephalus sanguineus tick was determined for the first time in Taiwan. The phylogenetic relationships were analyzed by comparing the sequences of mitochondrial 16S ribosomal DNA gene obtained from 32 strains of ticks representing six species of Rhipicephalus, two species of Dermacentor and two outgroup species (Haemaphysalis inermis and Ixodes ricinus). Seven major clades can be easily distinguished by neighbour-joining analysis and were congruent by maximum-parsimony method. All R...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812830/rhipicephalus-sanguineus-acari-ixodidae-species-complex-morphometric-and-ultrastructural-analyses
#18
Maria João Coimbra-Dores, Telmo Nunes, Deodália Dias, Fernanda Rosa
Although some studies have already been performed on Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille) populations, there is still much disarray around its taxonomic classification. Rhipicephalus sanguineus, which is also known as " (brown dog tick) is a three-host tick that parasitizes many vertebrates, including occasional human hosts. It presents a worldwide distribution and is a vector of zoonosis with acknowledged public health importance. In Western Europe, R. turanicus (Pomerantsev) share many phenotypic features and is genetically closely related to R...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812829/anaplasma-phagocytophilum-in-questing-ixodes-ricinus-ticks-in-southwestern-finland
#19
Jani J Sormunen, Ritva Penttinen, Tero Klemola, Eero J Vesterinen, Jari Hänninen
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is the causative agent of an emerging tick-borne disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis. While the bacterium has been reported from questing ticks in neighboring Sweden, Norway and Russia, the few surveys regarding questing ticks in Finland have thus far been negative. In the current study, the prevalence of A. phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus populations was evaluated in several study localities around southwestern Finland during 2013-2014. Some of these populations were previously screened and found negative for A...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787614/molecular-diagnosis-of-the-tick-borne-pathogen-anaplasma-marginale-in-cattle-blood-samples-from-nigeria-using-qpcr
#20
Nusirat Elelu, Joana Ferrolho, Joana Couto, Ana Domingos, Mark C Eisler
Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) are some of the most important animal health and management problems in Africa, including Nigeria. This study aims to determine the prevalence of an important TBD, anaplasmosis, in a North-central region of Nigeria. Blood samples were collected from cattle and stored on Whatman FTA(®) cards. Information on village, age and sex associated with each cattle was also recorded. The packed red blood cell volume (PCV) for each blood sample was determined. After DNA extraction, pathogen presence was evaluated by TaqMan(®) based qPCR of which 75...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
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