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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis recenzuojamoje Lietuvos tarptautinės konferencijos medžiagoje / Article in peer-reviewed Lithuanian international conference proceedings (P1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Namavičiūtė, Eglė;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: Species and stage diversity of ticks collected on different mammals
Is part of: The Vital Nature Sign: International Young Scientist Conference, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 18, 2007: proceedings. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2007
Extent: p. 14-15
Date: 2007
ISBN: 9789955122135
Abstract: Ticks play an important role in human and veterinary medicine, in particular due to their ability to transmit a wide spectrum of pathogenic micro-organisms of protozoal, rickettsial, bacterial and viral origin. Ticks are sucking blood parasites which attach firmly to the skin. They feed on the blood of humans and other terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles and, rarely, amphibians. Ticks are closely related to mites and more distantly to spiders and scorpions. The only parasitic members of the class Arachnida are the ticks and some of the mites. The basic life stages of ticks are larva, nymph and adult (male and female). The adults and nymphs have four pair of legs, but larvae have only three pairs [1]. Most of ticks are three host parasites and feed on different host species. Larvae and nymphs feed on rodents, insectivores, reptiles and birds; adults feed on medium to large wild and domestic animal. The aim of this study was to investigate species and stage diversity of ticks collected on different mammals
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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