argasidae

Summary

Summary: A family of softbacked TICKS, in the subclass ACARI. Genera include ARGAS and ORNITHODOROS among others.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Ticks (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae, Ixodidae) infesting humans in Northwestern Cordoba Province, Argentina
    Santiago Nava
    Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Estacion Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 66:225-8. 2006
  2. ncbi Variation in genome size of argasid and ixodid ticks
    Nicholas S Geraci
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:399-408. 2007
  3. ncbi Borrelia, Coxiella, and Rickettsia in Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae) from a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) rookery in South Carolina, USA
    Will K Reeves
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS G 13, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 39:321-9. 2006
  4. ncbi Biological and ecological characteristics of soft ticks (Ixodida: Argasidae) and their impact for predicting tick and associated disease distribution
    L Vial
    Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement CIRAD, BIOS UMR15 TA A 15 G, Campus International de Baillarguet, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Parasite 16:191-202. 2009
  5. ncbi Detection of Rickettsia, Borrelia, and Bartonella in Carios kelleyi (Acari: Argasidae)
    Amanda D Loftis
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:473-80. 2005
  6. ncbi Identification and expression analysis of an actin gene from the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Mari Horigane
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 64:186-99. 2007
  7. ncbi Isolation of cell lines and a rickettsial endosymbiont from the soft tick Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae: Ornithodorinae)
    Joshua T Mattila
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:1091-101. 2007
  8. ncbi Gram-negative bacteria from the camel tick Hyalomma dromedarii (Ixodidae) and the chicken tick Argas persicus (Argasidae) and their antibiotic sensitivities
    Ashraf A Montasser
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 35:95-106. 2005
  9. ncbi Molecular and biological characterization of a novel Coxiella-like agent from Carios capensis
    Will K Reeves
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:343-5. 2005
  10. ncbi Ectoparasites in an urban population of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in Colorado
    Roger D Pearce
    Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Parasitol 93:518-30. 2007

Research Grants

  1. BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF LYME DISEASE BORRELIA
    Alan Barbour; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. MOLECULAR GENETIC MARKERS FOR TICK VECTORS
    HARRY HUTCHESON; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications157 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Ticks (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae, Ixodidae) infesting humans in Northwestern Cordoba Province, Argentina
    Santiago Nava
    Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Estacion Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 66:225-8. 2006
    ..Amblyomma neumanni was absent on man from December to April while most specimens of A. parvum and A. tigrinum were collected during summer. Their role as potential vector of tick-transmitted diseases in the area is unknown...
  2. ncbi Variation in genome size of argasid and ixodid ticks
    Nicholas S Geraci
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:399-408. 2007
    ..We report the first study to determine genome size in two species of Argasidae (soft ticks) and seven species of Ixodidae (hard ticks) using flow cytometry analysis of fluorescent stained ..
  3. ncbi Borrelia, Coxiella, and Rickettsia in Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae) from a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) rookery in South Carolina, USA
    Will K Reeves
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS G 13, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 39:321-9. 2006
    ..We partially characterize the novel Coxiella by molecular means...
  4. ncbi Biological and ecological characteristics of soft ticks (Ixodida: Argasidae) and their impact for predicting tick and associated disease distribution
    L Vial
    Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement CIRAD, BIOS UMR15 TA A 15 G, Campus International de Baillarguet, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Parasite 16:191-202. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi Detection of Rickettsia, Borrelia, and Bartonella in Carios kelleyi (Acari: Argasidae)
    Amanda D Loftis
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:473-80. 2005
    ..turicatae, was detected in one of 31 live ticks. The 16S-23S intergenic spacer region of Bartonella henselae also was detected in one of 31 live ticks. Coxiella or A. phagocytophilum DNA were not detected in these ticks...
  6. ncbi Identification and expression analysis of an actin gene from the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Mari Horigane
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 64:186-99. 2007
    ..In addition, actin expression analyzed by real-time PCR before and after blood feeding was not significantly different indicating OmAct2 is an appropriate internal control for the analysis of gene expression in these ticks...
  7. ncbi Isolation of cell lines and a rickettsial endosymbiont from the soft tick Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae: Ornithodorinae)
    Joshua T Mattila
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:1091-101. 2007
    ..The rickettsia adds to the growing number of Rickettsia species that have been isolated in tick cell culture, and it is available for characterization...
  8. ncbi Gram-negative bacteria from the camel tick Hyalomma dromedarii (Ixodidae) and the chicken tick Argas persicus (Argasidae) and their antibiotic sensitivities
    Ashraf A Montasser
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 35:95-106. 2005
    ..The results were discussed...
  9. ncbi Molecular and biological characterization of a novel Coxiella-like agent from Carios capensis
    Will K Reeves
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:343-5. 2005
    ..burnetii, but other genes such as the IS1111 transposon, com1, and 5S and 16S rRNA genes were not amplified by conventional PCR. Transovarial and transtadial transmission and environmental shedding of the agent were detected by PCR...
  10. ncbi Ectoparasites in an urban population of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in Colorado
    Roger D Pearce
    Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Parasitol 93:518-30. 2007
    ..and this appeared to reduce ectoparasitism of S. occidentalis and C. pilosellus present at these buildings. Intensity of S. occidentalis had no influence on annual survival of big brown bats...
  11. ncbi Notes on New World Persicargas ticks (Acari: Argasidae) with description of female Argas (P.) keiransi
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    J Med Entomol 43:801-9. 2006
    The female of Argas (Persicargas) keiransi Estrada-Peña, Venzal & González-Acuña (Acari: Argasidae) is described from specimens collected in the type locality in Chile...
  12. ncbi Tick-bite-induced anaphylaxis in Spain
    P Fernández-Soto
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Salamanca, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:97-103. 2001
    ....
  13. ncbi Ticks (Acari: Ixodoidea: Argasidae, Ixodidae) of Chile
    Daniel González-Acuña
    Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 537, Chillan, Chile
    Exp Appl Acarol 35:147-63. 2005
    ..The Chilean Ixodes fauna is unique to the Neotropical Zoogeographic Region, and additional research is needed in order to understand the biological importance of these species...
  14. pmc Coxiella burnetii in humans and ticks in rural Senegal
    Oleg Mediannikov
    URMITE, UMR IRD 198 CNRS 6236, Mediterranean University, Medical Faculty, Marseille, France
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e654. 2010
    ..Q fever is a worldwide zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii. Epidemiologically, animals are considered reservoirs and humans incidental hosts...
  15. pmc Bloodmeal size and spirochete acquisition of Ornithodoros hermsi (Acari: Argasidae) during feeding
    Brandi N McCoy
    Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:1164-72. 2010
    Ornithodoros hermsi Wheeler (Acari: Argasidae) is the vector of Borrelia hermsii, the primary cause of tick-borne relapsing fever in North America...
  16. ncbi Ecdysteroid hormone titer and its relationship to vitellogenesis in the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Kazumasa Ogihara
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai 1 1 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 150:371-80. 2007
    ..These observations indicate that physiological elevation of ecdysteroids accelerate Vg synthesis, and may induce egg maturation and stimulate oviposition in fed mated Ornithodoros moubata females...
  17. pmc Bm86 homologues and novel ATAQ proteins with multiple epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domains from hard and soft ticks
    Ard M Nijhof
    Utrecht Centre for Tick borne Diseases UCTD, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 1, 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Parasitol 40:1587-97. 2010
    ..The vaccine potential of ATAQ proteins against tick infestations is yet to be evaluated...
  18. ncbi Description of adults and nymph, and redescription of the larva, of Ornithodoros marinkellei (Acari:Argasidae), with data on its phylogenetic position
    Marcelo B Labruna
    Departamento de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva e Saude Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Avenida Prof Orlando Marques de Paiva 87, Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil 05508 270
    J Parasitol 97:207-17. 2011
    ..Phylogenetic analyses revealed O. marinkellei to be distinct from the remaining argasid species available in GenBank, including other bat-associated tick species that are found in sympatry with O. marinkellei in the Neotropical region...
  19. ncbi Pathogenicity of endophytic entomopathogenic fungi to Ornithodoros erraticus and Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa
    Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología IRNASA, CSIC, Cordel de Merinas, 40 52, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 158:336-43. 2008
    ....
  20. pmc An insight into the sialome of the soft tick, Ornithodorus parkeri
    Ivo M B Francischetti
    Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 8132, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:1-21. 2008
    While hard ticks (Ixodidae) take several days to feed on their hosts, soft ticks (Argasidae) feed faster, usually taking less than 1h per meal...
  21. ncbi The ornithodoros (Alectorobius) talaje species group (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae): description of Ornithodoros (Alectorobius) rioplatensis n. sp. from southern South America
    J M Venzal
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of the Republic, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay
    J Med Entomol 45:832-40. 2008
    ..S. material as O. nr. talaje until further analysis of population variability is conducted using an adequate sample size...
  22. ncbi Isolation and expression of the retinoid X receptor from last instar nymphs and adult females of the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Mari Horigane
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 156:298-311. 2008
    ..The ecdysteroid/EcR/RXR complex appears to be important in the regulation of molting and vitellogenesis of soft ticks...
  23. ncbi Comparative susceptibility of cypermethrin in Ornithodoros lahorensis Neuman and Argas persicus Oken (Acari: Argasidae) field populations
    Z Telmadarraiy
    Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Researches, Medical Sciences University of Tehran, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Pak J Biol Sci 10:4315-8. 2007
    ..7 and 2.4-folds for cypermethrin in O. lahorensis Mesh and A. reflexus West Ap strains, whereas the O. lahorensis West O1 completely susceptible to cypermethrin...
  24. ncbi Ticks feeding on humans: a review of records on human-biting Ixodoidea with special reference to pathogen transmission
    A Estrada-Pena
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Veterinaria, Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain
    Exp Appl Acarol 23:685-715. 1999
    ..Finally, despite the fact that most people who are bitten destroy the offending tick in disgust, it is recommended that they preserve specimens in ethanol for taxonomic identification and detection of pathogens by molecular methods...
  25. ncbi Cloning and expression of the ecdysteroid receptor during ecdysis and reproduction in females of the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    M Horigane
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai 1 1 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Insect Mol Biol 16:601-12. 2007
    ..Therefore, OmEcR appears to mediate the regulation of moulting and vitellogenesis by ecdysteroids in O. moubata females as seen in other arthropods...
  26. ncbi Diagnosis and treatment of tick infestation and tick-borne diseases with cutaneous manifestations
    Ali N Dana
    Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Dermatol Ther 22:293-326. 2009
    ..The recognition of skin manifestations associated with these diseases is paramount to early diagnosis and treatment initiation...
  27. ncbi Asthenes dorbignyi (Passeriformes: Furnariidae) host of Argas neghmei (Acari: Argasidae)
    Osvaldo Di Iorio
    Departamento de Biodiversidad, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Exp Appl Acarol 51:419-22. 2010
    ..dorbignyi is probably a source of infestation for animal premises and houses. However, the role of other unknown wild birds may also contribute to the invasion of A. neghmei in chicken houses or residences...
  28. ncbi Acaricidal efficacy of Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) on the fowl tick Argas persicus (Acari: Argasidae)
    A M Massoud
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, El Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 35:667-86. 2005
    ..Consequently, Myrrh can rapidly penetrate the cuticle to body cavity, destroy the epithelial gut cells and finally cause the death of ticks...
  29. pmc Delayed invasion of the kidney and brain by Borrelia crocidurae in plasminogen-deficient mice
    A Nordstrand
    Department of Molecular Biology, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University, S 90187 Umea, Sweden
    Infect Immun 69:5832-9. 2001
    ..The results show that invasion of brain and kidney occurs as early as 2 days after inoculation. Also, Plg is not required for establishment of spirochetemia by the organism, whereas it is involved in the invasion of organs...
  30. ncbi Ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) and eastern screech-owl (Megascopes asio): new hosts for Philornis mimicola (Diptera: Muscidae) and Ornithodoros concanensis (Acari: Argasidae)
    Glenn A Proudfoot
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A and M University, 2258 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
    J Wildl Dis 42:873-6. 2006
    ..south Texas during 2004, we recorded Philornis mimicola (Diptera: Muscidae) and Ornithodoros concanensis (Acari: Argasidae) parasitizing nestlings. Inspection of nestlings revealed 54 P. mimicola and one O. concanensis...
  31. ncbi Adaptation of ticks to a blood-feeding environment: evolution from a functional perspective
    Ben J Mans
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:1-17. 2004
    ..Independent adaptation of the main tick families to a blood-feeding environment has several implications for future tick research in terms of tick genome projects and vaccine development...
  32. ncbi Carios mimon (Acari: Argasidae): description of adults and redescription of larva
    Darci Moraes Barros-Battesti
    Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Instituto Butantan, Av Vital Brasil 1500, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Exp Appl Acarol 54:93-104. 2011
    ..bootstrap value (100%) with other argasid species (mostly bat parasites in the New World), which have been classified into either the genus Ornithodoros or Carios, depending on the Argasidae classification adopted by different authors.
  33. ncbi The Argasidae, Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (Acari: Ixodida): a world list of valid tick names
    Ivan G Horak
    Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa
    Exp Appl Acarol 28:27-54. 2002
    ..tick fauna comprises 183 species in four genera, namely Argas, Carios, Ornithodoros and Otobius in the family Argasidae. The ixodid tick fauna consists of 241 species in the genus Ixodes and 442 species in the genera Amblyomma, ..
  34. ncbi [Life-threatening complications caused by Argas reflexus (Ixodoidea, Argasidae)]
    R J Bauch
    Referenzlaboratorium für Medizinische Arachno Entomologie der DDR, Bezirks Hygieneinspektion und institut Leipzig
    Z Gesamte Hyg 36:308-11. 1990
    Injuries to health by Argas reflexus (Ixodoidea, Argasidae) are known and have been published since about the middle of 19th century...
  35. ncbi Detection of tick blood parasites in Egypt using PCR assay II- Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
    Fatma K Adham
    Department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 40:553-64. 2010
    ..0-50.0%. Sequence analysis of PCR product of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato shares high degree of similarity in sequence compared to similar species in GenBank...
  36. ncbi [Ticks (Acarina: Ixodidae) as vectors and reservoirs of pathogen microorganisms in Spain]
    Francisco José Márquez-Jiménez
    Departamento de Biologia Animal, Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Jaen, Campus Las Lagunillas s n, 23071 Jaen, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 23:94-102. 2005
    ..conorii, R. slovaca, R. aeschlimannii) and Anaplasma phagocytophila...
  37. ncbi Morphology and structural organization of Gene's organ in Argas walkerae
    H Schol
    Institute for Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, University of Munich, Germany
    Med Vet Entomol 15:422-32. 2001
    Electron microscopy revealed that Gene's organ in females of Argas walkerae Kaiser & Hoogstraal (Ixodida: Argasidae) is formed as a double-sac structure consisting of an outer epithelial and an inner cuticular sac...
  38. ncbi Effects produced by the feeding of larvae of Ornithodoros aff. puertoricensis (Acari: Argasidae) on laboratory mice
    Jose M Venzal
    Departamento de Parasitología Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Av Alberto Lasplaces 1550, CP 11600, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Exp Appl Acarol 42:217-23. 2007
    ..When some infested mice were treated with a solution of Amitraz the larvae were killed and reversion of symptoms was observed. These effects are ascribed to the presence of a toxin in the saliva of the feeding larvae...
  39. ncbi Tick-derived Kunitz-type inhibitors as antihemostatic factors
    María Angeles Corral-Rodríguez
    Institut de Recerca, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 39:579-95. 2009
    ..The unsurpassed versatility of tick-derived Kunitz inhibitors establishes them as valuable tools for biochemical investigations, but also as lead compounds for the development of novel antithrombotics...
  40. ncbi An overview of systematics and evolution of ticks
    Santiago Nava
    Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Estacion Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela, CC 22, CP 2300 Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina
    Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) 14:2857-77. 2009
    All species of ticks (Acari: Ixodida) are grouped into three families: Argasidae (186 species), Ixodidae (692 species) and Nuttalliellidae (monotypic)...
  41. ncbi The use of the nuclear protein-encoding gene, RNA polymerase II, for tick molecular systematics
    Quentin Fang
    Department of Biology and Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology, PO Box 8042, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460 8042, USA
    Exp Appl Acarol 28:69-75. 2002
    ..Our study demonstrated that POL II gene sequences contain strong phylogenetic signals in ticks at the generic and higher levels. POL II has proven to be a useful gene for resolving tick phylogeny...
  42. ncbi [The pigeon tick, Argas reflexus, and hazard for human health]
    Cristina Khoury
    Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 40:427-32. 2004
    ..Among these, Argas reflexus (Acari: Argasidae), the well known pigeon tick, is the most important ectoparasite that can involve also human health...
  43. ncbi Immunohistochemical examination of PDGF-AB, TGF-beta and their receptors in the hemocytes of a tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Tomohide Matsuo
    Division of Tropical Diseases and Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 69:317-20. 2007
    ..The results obtained here add to the elucidation of the functions of tick hemocytes...
  44. ncbi The mechanism of alphaIIbbeta3 antagonism by savignygrin and its implications for the evolution of anti-hemostatic strategies in soft ticks
    Ben J Mans
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:573-84. 2004
    ..The S2 and S3 loops are not involved in the mechanisms of the related soft tick blood coagulation inhibitors and suggest that this allowed their evolution as integrin targeting motifs...
  45. pmc Structure, function, and evolution of biogenic amine-binding proteins in soft ticks
    Ben J Mans
    Laboratory for Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Biol Chem 283:18721-33. 2008
    ..The data generated were used to reconstruct the most probable evolutionary pathway for the evolution of biogenic amine-binding in tick lipocalins...
  46. pmc Ixodid and argasid tick species and west nile virus
    Charles Henderson Lawrie
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:653-7. 2004
    ..moubata ticks co-fed upon uninfected hosts. Although ticks are unlikely to play a major role in WNV transmission, our findings suggest that some species have the potential to act as reservoirs for the virus...
  47. ncbi Mosquitoes and soft ticks cannot transmit Lyme disease spirochetes
    Franz Rainer Matuschka
    Abteilung Parasitologie, Institut fur Pathologie, Charite, Medizinische Fakultat der Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 88:283-4. 2002
  48. ncbi African swine fever virus infection in Ornithodoros ticks
    Thomas G Burrage
    Department of Homeland Security, S and T, Targeted Advance Development, Virus, Cellular and Molecular Imaging, PO Box 848, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Greenport, NY 11944, United States
    Virus Res 173:131-9. 2013
    ..Recently, morphological, classical virology (titration) and recombinant ASFV have been used to study the cellular, molecular and genetic interactions that occur between ASFV and its host tick...
  49. ncbi A new species of Ornithodoros (Acari: Argasidae), parasite of Microlophus spp. (Reptilia: Tropiduridae) from northern Chile
    Jose M Venzal
    Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 4:128-32. 2013
    A new species, Ornithodoros microlophi (Acari: Argasidae), belonging to the subgenus Alectorobius is described from larvae collected on the lizards Microlophus atacamensis (Donoso-Barros, 1966) and Microlophus quadrivittatus (Tschudi, ..
  50. ncbi Off-host collection methods of the Otobius megnini (Acari: Argasidae)
    C N Niebuhr
    Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management, Tarleton State University, Box T 0070, Stephenville, TX 76402, USA
    J Med Entomol 50:994-8. 2013
    ..Locating both life stages off the host is the first crucial step toward the management of this tick species at facilities such as FRWC...
  51. ncbi Ornithodoros peropteryx (Acari: Argasidae) in Bolivia: an argasid tick with a single nymphal stage
    Jose M Venzal
    Departamento de Parasitología Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Regional Norte, Salto, Uruguay
    Exp Appl Acarol 61:231-41. 2013
    ..We show that O. peropteryx ontogeny is characterized by a single, non-feeding, nymphal stage. This condition has never been reported for ticks...
  52. pmc The epidemiology and geographic distribution of relapsing fever borreliosis in West and North Africa, with a review of the Ornithodoros erraticus complex (Acari: Ixodida)
    Jean Francois Trape
    Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Laboratoire de paludologie et zoologie médicale, Dakar, Senegal
    PLoS ONE 8:e78473. 2013
    ..erraticus and O. moubata acting as vectors for Borrelia crocidurae, B. hispanica and B. duttonii, respectively. Our aim was to investigate the epidemiology of the disease in West, North and Central Africa...
  53. ncbi Molecular phylogeny of soft ticks (Ixodida: Argasidae) inferred from mitochondrial genome and nuclear rRNA sequences
    Thomas D Burger
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 5:195-207. 2014
    The genus-level classification of soft ticks (Argasidae) is controversial...
  54. pmc Transmission dynamics of Borrelia turicatae from the arthropod vector
    William K Boyle
    Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2767. 2014
    ....
  55. ncbi Phylogeny of a relapsing fever Borrelia species transmitted by the hard tick Ixodes scapularis
    Alan G Barbour
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA Electronic address
    Infect Genet Evol 27:551-8. 2014
    ..The genetic differences between LB-2001 and B. miyamotoi sensu stricto justify provisional use of the "sensu lato" designation for LB-2001. ..
  56. ncbi Migration and motility of spermatozoa in the female reproductive tract of the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata (Acari, Argasidae)
    J H Resler
    Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902 6000, USA
    Parasitology 136:511-21. 2009
    ..This occurs without any apparent assistance from the female's musculature and likely is the prime mechanism of movement of the spermatozoa to the site of fertilization...
  57. ncbi Ornithodoros quilinensis sp. nov. (Acari, Argasidae), a new tick species from the Chacoan region in Argentina
    Jose M Venzal
    Departamento de Parasitología Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Regional Norte Salto, Uruguay
    Acta Parasitol 57:329-36. 2012
    Ornithodoros quilinensis sp. nov. (Acari: Argasidae) is described from larvae collected on the small rodents Graomys centralis (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) in Argentina...
  58. pmc Comparative sialomics between hard and soft ticks: implications for the evolution of blood-feeding behavior
    Ben J Mans
    Laboratory for Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:42-58. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the ancestral tick may have possessed a simple (few members for each family), but diverse (many different protein families) salivary gland protein domain repertoire...
  59. ncbi Effect of ivermectin on the integument and dorsoventral muscles of the tick Argas (Persicargas) persicus (Oken) (Ixodoidea: Argasidae)
    Ashraf A Montasser
    Department of Zoology, College of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, P O Box 11566, Cairo, Egypt
    Parasitol Res 107:975-82. 2010
    ..The results suggest that IVM probably binds to the neurotransmitters or the hormones involved in secretion processes of epidermal cells and dermal glands in the integument or those involved in contraction of dorsoventral muscles...
  60. ncbi Stress response of brown pelican nestlings to ectoparasite infestation
    Lisa M F Eggert
    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, G 27 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 166:33-8. 2010
    ..Our results appear to contrast those of previous studies and indicate that the adrenocortical response of the host is likely dependent on the type of ectoparasite and the degree of infestation...
  61. ncbi Argas (Persicargas) persicus (Oken, 1818) (Ixodida: Argasidae) in Sicily with considerations about its Italian and West-Mediterranean distribution
    R A Pantaleoni
    Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, CNR, Traversa La Crucca 3, Regione Baldinca, 07100 Li Punti SS, Italia
    Parasite 17:349-55. 2010
    ..These findings revalue not only all the old citations for Italy but also the hypothesis that the Mediterranean distribution of this argasid is of a natural origin...
  62. ncbi Ultrastructure of normal and JHA-treated eggs of the soft tick Argas persicus (Oken)
    Wafaa A Radwan
    Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 38:823-32. 2008
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  63. pmc The persistence of African swine fever virus in field-infected Ornithodoros erraticus during the ASF endemic period in Portugal
    Fernando S Boinas
    Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Medicina Veterinária, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    PLoS ONE 6:e20383. 2011
    ..To explore the period for which the European soft tick species Ornithodoros erraticus (Acari: Argasidae) is able to act as a reservoir of African swine fever virus (ASFV) after infected hosts are removed, we ..
  64. ncbi Novel relapsing fever Borrelia detected in African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) admitted to two rehabilitation centers in South Africa
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Parasitol Res 110:1125-30. 2012
    ..This represents the fourth report of a relapsing fever Borrelia sp. in an avian species and highlights the need for additional studies of potentially pathogenic organisms infecting the African penguin in South Africa...
  65. ncbi Borrelia in Ethiopian ticks
    Sally Cutler
    School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, Water Lane, Stratford, London E15 4LZ, UK
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:14-7. 2012
    ..5%) positive for B. theileri. Collectively, these borrelial species and their tick vectors are likely to have an important economic impact of particular relevance to subsistence farmers in Ethiopia...
  66. ncbi A review of the ticks (Acari: Ixodida) of Turkey: species diversity, hosts and geographical distribution
    Ahmet Bursali
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Art, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tasliciftlik, 60250 Tokat, Turkey
    Exp Appl Acarol 57:91-104. 2012
    ..The taxonomic records in the literature and our studies on actual tick samples indicated that the tick fauna of Turkey consists of 46 species; 38 species from Ixodidae and 8 species from Argasidae.
  67. pmc The role of cystatins in tick physiology and blood feeding
    Alexandra Schwarz
    Laboratory of Genomics and Proteomics of Disease Vectors, Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, AS CR v v i, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:117-27. 2012
    ..Finally, all the biochemically analyzed tick cystatins are powerful protease inhibitors, and some may be novel antigens for developing anti-tick vaccines and drugs of medical importance due to their stringent target specificity...
  68. ncbi Insects found in birds' nests from Argentina. Pseudoseisura lophotes Reichenbach, 1853 and Anumbius annumbi (Vieillot, 1817) (Aves: Furnariidae), hosts of Triatoma platensis Neiva, 1913 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae)
    Turienzo Paola
    Entomología Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales 4º Piso, Pabellon II, Ciudad Universitaria C1428EHA, Buenos Aires, Argentina Email
    Zootaxa 3766:1-82. 2014
    ..Other simultaneous infestations of different hematophagous arthropods (Hemiptera: Cimidae; Reduviidae: Triatominae, and Acari: Argasidae) are remarked and discussed.
  69. pmc Study on Presence of Borrelia persica in Soft Ticks in Western Iran
    A Barmaki
    Dept of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences TUMS, Tehran, Iran
    Iran J Arthropod Borne Dis 4:19-25. 2010
    ..A molecular survey was conducted to investigate the presence of pathogenic Borrelia persica species causing the tick borne relapsing fever (TBRF) in Takistan district Qazvin Province, western Iran...
  70. ncbi The movement of proteins across the insect and tick digestive system
    Laura A Jeffers
    Department of Entomology, Dearstyne Entomology Building, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 7647, USA
    J Insect Physiol 54:319-32. 2008
    ..Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, Neuroptera and Siphonaptera, as well as in two tick families Ixodidae and Argasidae. Protein movement was observed for both normal dietary and xenobiotic proteins, which suggest that the mechanism ..
  71. ncbi A defensin-like gene expressed in the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis
    W L Hynes
    Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, USA
    Med Vet Entomol 19:339-44. 2005
    ..This is in contrast to the defensins described for the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (sensu Walton) (Acari: Argasidae). The role of defensin in the innate immune response of I. scapularis following microbial invasions is discussed.
  72. ncbi Impact of ivermectin on the ultrastructure of the testis of Argas (Persicargas) persicus (Ixodoidea: Argasidae)
    Ashraf A Montasser
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, PO Box 11566, Cairo, Egypt
    Exp Appl Acarol 36:119-29. 2005
    ..The results suggest that IVM may bind to the neurotransmitter or the hormone involved in the process of sperm development or may be toxic to the germinal cells of A. persicus testis...
  73. ncbi The natural history of ticks
    John F Anderson
    Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:205-18. 2002
    ..They are classified into two major families, Ixodidae (hard-bodies ticks) and Argasidae (soft-bodied ticks). The Ixodidae is the largest and most important family...
  74. ncbi Ticks have R2 retrotransposons but not the consensus transposon target site of other arthropods
    J Bunikis
    Department of Microbiology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 4025, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 14:465-74. 2005
    ..The substituted region comprises a critical contact point with small subunit rRNA, but in vitro structure probing analysis revealed novel, presumably stabilizing base-pairing...
  75. ncbi Population structure of Argas arboreus (Acari: Argasidae) ticks associated with seasonally abandoned mixed heronries, dominated by cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis), in South Africa
    V N Belozerov
    Biological Research Institute, St Petersburg State University, Stary Peterhof, 198504, Russia
    Onderstepoort J Vet Res 70:325-30. 2003
    ..Many ticks showed morphological anomalies and malformations, the study of which could possibly be used for monitoring of environmental pollution...
  76. ncbi The high genetic variation of viruses of the genus Nairovirus reflects the diversity of their predominant tick hosts
    Jessica E Honig
    Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Virology 318:10-6. 2004
    ..Hosts of these viruses include both the hard (family Ixodidae) and soft (family Argasidae) ticks...
  77. ncbi Phylogeny of the hard ticks (Ixodidae) inferred from 18S rRNA indicates that the genus Aponomma is paraphyletic
    S J Dobson
    Department of Parasitology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 11:288-95. 1999
    ..Sequences for 13 hard ticks (Family Ixodidae), 5 soft ticks (Family Argasidae), and 2 mesostigmatid mites were obtained from the GenBank database and we generated sequences for 15 hard ticks ..
  78. ncbi Tick-borne viruses
    M Labuda
    Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 845 06 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Parasitology 129:S221-45. 2004
    ..Virus-tick-vertebrate host relationships are highly specific and less than 10% of all tick species (Argasidae and Ixodidae) are known to play a role as vectors of arboviruses...
  79. ncbi Novel rearrangements of arthropod mitochondrial DNA detected with long-PCR: applications to arthropod phylogeny and evolution
    R L Roehrdanz
    Biosciences Research Laboratory, Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Fargo, North Dakota 58105, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 19:841-9. 2002
    ..Taxa exhibiting rearrangements can be targeted for DNA sequencing of gene boundaries to establish the details of the mtDNA organization...
  80. ncbi Ticks of Australia. The species that infest domestic animals and humans
    Stephen C Barker
    Department of Parasitology, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia Email
    Zootaxa 3816:1-144. 2014
    ..There are 71 figures and tables, including a glossary character matrices, drawings of life-cycles, drawings of genera, species, and colour photographs of tick biology. ..
  81. ncbi Ornithodoros moubata, a soft tick vector for Rickettsia in east Africa?
    Sally J Cutler
    Bacterial Zoonoses, Department of Statutory and Exotic Bacterial Diseases, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB, UK
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:373-7. 2006
    Omithodoros moubata complex (Argasidae) ticks collected from human dwellings in central Tanzania were found to carry a novel rickettsial species that clustered among the spotted fever group...
  82. ncbi Gluttony and sex in female ixodid ticks: how do they compare to other blood-sucking arthropods?
    W Reuben Kaufman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta, Canada T6G 2E9
    J Insect Physiol 53:264-73. 2007
    ..Virgin haematophagous insects, and virgin ticks of the family Argasidae display little, if any, reduction in blood meal size compared to mated females, at least not during the first ..
  83. ncbi Disaggregation of aggregated platelets by savignygrin, a alphaIIbeta3 antagonist from Ornithodoros savignyi
    Ben J Mans
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Exp Appl Acarol 27:231-9. 2002
    ..This is the second mediator of platelet disaggregation found in soft ticks and suggests that disaggregation of aggregated platelets might play an important part in the anti-hemostatic strategy of ticks...
  84. ncbi Molecular divergences of the Ornithodoros sonrai soft tick species, a vector of human relapsing fever in West Africa
    L Vial
    UMR IRD CNRS 2724, Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, IRD Montpellier, 911 Avenue Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Microbes Infect 8:2605-11. 2006
    ..sonrai and B. crocidurae. However, differences in infection rates were significant, suggesting different vector competences between subgroups of O. sonrai...
  85. ncbi An annotated list of the ticks (Ixodidae and Argasidae) of Mississippi
    Jerome Goddard
    Mississippi Department of Health, Jackson, MS 39215, USA
    J Vector Ecol 31:206-9. 2006
  86. ncbi Ontogeny of tick hemocytes: a comparative analysis of Ixodes ricinus and Ornithodoros moubata
    Barbara Borovicková
    Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia and Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Exp Appl Acarol 35:317-33. 2005
    ..moubata. This cell type does not seem to be homologous to any I. ricinus hemocyte and may represent a cell type typical of soft ticks only. Possible ontogenetic lineages of the hemocytes of both tick-species were inferred...
  87. ncbi Experimental transmission of Karshi and Langat (tick-borne encephalitis virus complex) viruses by Ornithodoros ticks (Acari: Argasidae)
    M J Turell
    Virology Division, U S Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    J Med Entomol 41:973-7. 2004
    ..Therefore, Ornithodoros spp. should be considered as potential vectors and as possible long-term maintenance hosts for Karshi virus and other members of the tick-borne encephalitis virus complex...
  88. ncbi Life cycle of Ornithodoros rostratus (Acari: Argasidae) under experimental conditions and comments on the host-parasite relationship in the Pantanal wetland region, Brazil
    Carla Carolina Dias Uzedo Ribeiro
    Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Instituto de Veterinaria, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropedica, RJ 23890 000, Brazil
    Exp Appl Acarol 61:139-46. 2013
    ..The overall duration of the life cycle of O. rostratus ranged from approximately 66 to 136 days. Comments on the tick-host relationship in the Pantanal region are offered...
  89. ncbi Antibacterial hemoglobin fragments from the midgut of the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Yoshiro Nakajima
    Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8572, Japan
    J Med Entomol 40:78-81. 2003
    ..1999). Similar immune mechanisms in the two major families of ticks, Ixodidae and Argasidae, appear to use the hemoglobin of the host as an antimicrobial agent in midgut defense.
  90. ncbi Tickcidal effect of monoclonal antibodies against hemocytes, Om21, in an adult female tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Tomohide Matsuo
    National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080 8555, Japan
    J Parasitol 90:715-20. 2004
    ..However, the target of Om21 could not be identified in the present study. The antihemocyte mAb produced in this study, Om21, may be useful for the immunological control of ticks...
  91. ncbi Up-regulated humoral immune response in the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari: Argasidae)
    Yoshiro Nakajima
    Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, 305 8572, Ibaraki, Japan
    Parasitol Res 91:476-81. 2003
    ..These findings demonstrate that defensin plays an important role in the up-regulated humoral response of O. moubata...
  92. ncbi Genetic structure of the tick Ornithodoros coriaceus (Acari: Argasidae) in California, Nevada, and Oregon
    Mike B Teglas
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:247-53. 2005
    ..Overall, very little evidence of gene flow among tick populations was detected, making it unlikely that widespread tick movement had introduced O. coriaceus and the EBA agent into new regions...
  93. ncbi Determination of an efficient and reliable method for DNA extraction from ticks
    Lénaïg Halos
    UMR 956 INRA AFSSA ENVA UVPM, Microbiologie, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire, 7 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 94703 Maisons Alfort, France
    Vet Res 35:709-13. 2004
    ..Method 3 was however more adapted to cohort studies than method 2. This technique was validated for cohort tick DNA extraction and applicable to the treatment of small samples such as nymphs and soft ticks with 100% efficiency...
  94. ncbi Subolesin/akirin orthologs from Ornithodoros spp. soft ticks: cloning, RNAi gene silencing and protective effect of the recombinant proteins
    Raúl Manzano-Román
    Parasitología Animal, Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Salamanca IRNASA, CSIC, Cordel de Merinas, 40 52, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 185:248-59. 2012
    ..These preliminary results encourage further studies on the use of recombinant subolesins as vaccines for the control of soft tick infestations, either alone or in combination with other specific molecules...
  95. ncbi Larval feeding performance of two Neotropical Ornithodoros ticks (Acari: Argasidae) on reptiles
    Jose M Venzal
    Departamento de Parasitología Veterinaria, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de la Republica, Av Alberto Lasplaces 1550, CP 11600, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Exp Appl Acarol 39:315-20. 2006
    ..In O. rostratus detachment begins at 1.5 h and lasts until day 10. These values of feeding on reptiles are different from those obtained on mammals (average 5.6 days for O. puertoricensis and 2.9 for O. rostratus)...
  96. ncbi Mortality caused by experimental infection with the yeast Candida haemulonii in the adults of Ornithodoros moubata (Acarina: Argasidae)
    G Loosova
    Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 48:149-53. 2001
    ..Thus phagocytosis seems to be a potent defence reaction against spreading and multiplying of the yeast C. haemulonii within the tick haemocoel...
  97. ncbi Life cycle of Ornithodoros mimon (Acari: Argasidae) under laboratory conditions
    Gabriel Alves Landulfo
    Departamento de Parasitologia Animal DPA, Instituto de Veterinária IV, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro UFRRJ, Seropedica, RJ, 23890 000, Brazil
    Exp Appl Acarol 58:69-80. 2012
    ..First nymphal instar (N1) molted to second nymphal instar (N2) without blood meal. The species life cycle was elucidated for the first time...
  98. ncbi [A woman with a biting arthropod]
    Jaap J van Hellemond
    Havenziekenhuis, afd Medische Microbiologie en Infectieziekten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A3694. 2012
    ..The diagnosis, a bite of a soft tick, was made by determination of the arthropod as a pigeon tick (Argas reflexus). Pigeon ticks only occasionally bite humans and can transmit multiple infectious diseases...
  99. ncbi Maternal care in the soft tick Antricola marginatus
    M B Labruna
    Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 05508 270, Brazil
    J Parasitol 98:876-7. 2012
    ..Our findings also indicate that maternal care evolved independently in different taxa of Arachnida, since it has been reported for species of Araneae, Scorpiones, and Amblypygi, and here for an Acari species...
  100. ncbi Transovarial transmission of Borrelia spirochetes by Ixodes scapularis: a summary of the literature and recent observations
    Lindsay Rollend
    Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 4:46-51. 2013
    ..although more closely related to the relapsing fever-group Borrelia typically transmitted by soft ticks (Argasidae)...
  101. ncbi The influence of the fasting period on the number of nymphal instars and on the sex ratio of Argas (Persicargas) miniatus (Acari: Argasidae)
    Huarrisson Azevedo Santos
    Curso de Pós Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro UFRRJ, BR 465, Km 7, CEP 23890 000, Seropedica RJ, Brazil
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 19:164-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the nymphal starvation period of 60 days determined the number of nymph instars in the life cycle of A. miniatus under the experimental conditions studied...

Research Grants2

  1. BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF LYME DISEASE BORRELIA
    Alan Barbour; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..burgdorferi, its transmission, and reservoir host immunize responses. The results may also have relevance for the control of other vector-bone zoonotic diseases and perhaps for development of novel methods for vaccine delivery. ..
  2. MOLECULAR GENETIC MARKERS FOR TICK VECTORS
    HARRY HUTCHESON; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..I.) pacificus and I. (Ixodiopsis) woodi using 3 B. burgdorferi strains from the northeastern, southeastern, and western regions of the USA. ..