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Antimicrobial activity in the egg wax of the African cattle tick Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae)Download
Abstract: Eggs of the tick Amblyomma hebraeum Koch (Acari: Ixodidae) inhibited the growth of Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens (Gram-negative bacteria) in solid culture, but not the growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis, and only marginally the growth of Bacillus subtilis (Gram-positive...
Abstract: Lees (Proc Zool Soc Lond 121: 759-772, 1952) concluded that the ixodid tick Ixodes ricinus grows endocuticle during the slow but not during the rapid, phase of engorgement, a conclusion supported by Andersen and Roepstorff (Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:1181-1188, 2005) for the same...
Genetic diversity and host specificity in the winter tick - Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae)Download
Dermacentor albipictus (Packard) is an obligate, hematophagous ectoparasite commonly found on large ungulates in North America. At high infestation levels, the winter tick is known to cause severe pathology and may transmit diseases to its hosts. Knowledge of the genetic diversity in this...
The impact of RNA interference of the subolesin and voraxin genes in male Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae) on female engorgement and ovipositionDownload
Abstract: Reducing or replacing the use of chemical pesticides for tick control is a desirable goal. The most promising approach would be to develop vaccines that protect hosts against tick infestation. Antigens suitable for the development of anti-tick vaccines will likely be those essential for...