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Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution: Adaptation in Mites and Ticks : Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists - Fabio Bernini

Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution: Adaptation in Mites and Ticks

Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists

By: Fabio Bernini (Editor), Roberto Nannelli (Editor), Giorgio Nuzzaci (Editor), Enrico de Lillo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2002
ISBN: 9781402004650
Number Of Pages: 451

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The words pronounced by Serge Kreiter during the meeting come to mind. They could record exactly the situation of Acarology in Europe and in the World: "I think that in many European countries there are very few full time acarologists. It is very rare to have new positions available . . . . And public money, from the European Community but also from national countries, is very hard to get when you want to work on mites . . . . Could two acarological associations in Europe (Eur. A. Ac. and S. I. A. L. F) work together or, better, get married?" So, the fourth symposium of the European Acarologists has not only been the occasion to have an idea on which direction the research is addressed today, but also it pointed out the difficulties of our "scientific hranch". On the basis of the presentations and invited papers we had evidences of a "new" Acarology based on modern techniques and methods of investigations but also the importance, often sheltered even if of relevant value, of the "old" Acarology made on the alpha taxonomy and basic studies. So, a "new" Acarology needs the "old" one. In this context, the hope to put together the European acarologists has been coming up. This fact, of political meaning, can surely improve the acarological movement and the discussion on this point showed clearly the importance of several other activities and efforts in this direction. We hope that the meeting in Siena will represent a significative stone for the progress of Acarology.

Presidential address
As time goes by: a profile of Italian Acarologyp. 1
Mites as models in development and geneticsp. 21
Speciation and biogeography in eriophyid mites: a reviewp. 27
Mitochondrial DNA variation and phylogeography of Steganacarus on Tenerife (Canary Islands)p. 35
Preliminary report on fossil oribatid mites from the Florisbad Quaternary Research Station, South Africap. 41
An Early Ordovician oribatid mite (Acari: Oribatida) from the island of Oland, Swedenp. 45
Genetic polymorphism in prey preference at a small spatial scale: a case study of soil predatory mites (Hypoaspis aculeifer) and two species of astigmatic mites as preyp. 49
Experimental hybridization of Rhizoglyphus robini and R. echinopus (Acari: Acaridae)p. 65
The water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) of a little disturbed forest stream in southwest Germany - a study on seasonality and habitat preference, with remarks on diversity patterns in different geographical areasp. 69
The biodiversity of Neotropical water mitesp. 91
Life history strategies of Hygrobates nigromaculatus, a widespread palaearctic water mite (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae)p. 101
The impact of human activity on the water mite fauna (Acari, Hydrachnidia) of the 'Lasy Janowskie' Landscape Park (South-Eastern Poland)p. 111
The occurrence of water mites (Hydrachnidia, Acari) in saline waters from a stone coal-mine in Bogdanka (South-Eastern Poland)p. 119
Reproductive systems of gamasid mites (Acari, Anactinotrichida) reconsideredp. 125
Morphological variability between and within populations of Tectocepheus (Acari, Oribatida, Tectocepheidae) from the velatus-complex in central Europep. 141
Endogynium types in Parasitidae as revealed by SEM (Acari: Gamasida: Parasitina)p. 153
Colonization of primary sterile soils by epedaphic gamasina mitesp. 169
Colonization of a dolomitic dump by mesostigmatid mites (Acari, Mesotigmata)p. 175
Zoogeographical survey on the Phthiracaroidea (Acari, Oribatida) of the Ethiopian regionp. 185
The occurrence of Macrocheles mites (Acari: Macrochelidae) in relation to the activity of dung beetles: a field study in Southern Francep. 199
Development of oribatid mite communities (Acari, Oribatida) on a mine dumpp. 209
Three-dimensional structure of the gut system of the mites Ameronothrus lineatus (Oribatida: Ameronothridae) and Hyadesia fusca (Astigmata: Hyadesiidae)p. 217
Ultrastructural investigations of Haller's organ in Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabr.) (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae)p. 227
Morphologic adaptations to parasitism on reptiles: Pterygosomatidae (Prostigmata: Raphignathina)p. 233
Fine structure of the phytoseiid-type sperm access system (Acari, Gamasida, Phytoseiidae)p. 241
Fine morphology of the bothridial receptor organs of Pediculaster mesembrinae (Acari: Siteroptidae) adult femalep. 253
Fine structure of a putative pedipalpal thermo/hygrosensillum in Tarsonemus nodosus Schaarschmidt, 1959 (Acari: Tarsonemidae)p. 263
Mouthparts of Tarsonemus nodosus Schaarschmidt, 1959 (Acari: Tarsonemidae): fine structure and functional morphologyp. 269
Some future prospects in Agricultural Acarology, with focus on phytoseiid mites - host plant relationshipsp. 283
Mite communities on linden trees (Tilia sp.) in an urban environmentp. 303
Effect of prey density on functional and numerical responses of the predatory mite Typhlodromus negevi (Acari: Phytoseiidae)p. 315
Dietary influence on life history and predation of the phytoseiid mite, Amblyseius deleoni (Acari: Phytoseiidae)p. 319
Dispersion of Amblyseius andersoni (Chant) (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae) on grapevines and hazelnut near apples and peaches in the province of Caserta (Southern Italy)p. 325
How can molecular data contribute to the analysis of the colonization of vineyards by Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae)?p. 331
Interspecific predation and cannibalism in four phytoseiid species of the Mediterranean area (Acari: Phytoseiidae)p. 341
Effects of Neem oil (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) on Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acariformes, Tetranychidae) in laboratory testsp. 351
Influence of different types of grass mulching on the communities of Oribatid mites in the vineyardsp. 363
Phytoseiid mites - pollen relationships: observations in a vineyard and the surrounding vegetationp. 373
Influence of carmine spider mite Tetranychus cinnabarinus Boisd. (Acarida: Tetranychidae) feeding on ethylene production and the activity of oxidative enzymes in damaged tomato plantsp. 389
Changes in the content of soluble sugars in leaves of cucumber plant infested with Tetranychus urticae Koch and treated with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)p. 393
Adaptation of mites and ticks to parasitism. Medical and veterinary aspectsp. 399
Comparison of rabbit skin changes after feeding of Ixodes ricinus (L) and Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabr.)p. 419
House-dust mite infestation in temporary prefabricated homes in Central Italyp. 425
Observations on the spread of Pyemotes ventricosus (Prostigmata: Pyemotidae) in houses in Umbria, Central Italyp. 431
Linden-leaf morphology and the host-plant susceptibility to Eotetranychus tiliarium (Herman) (Acarida: Tetranychidae)p. 435
In vitro effects of ivermectin on adult and developmental stages of two species of blood feeding arthropodsp. 441
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9781402004650
ISBN-10: 1402004656
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 451
Published: 28th February 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.03

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