ixodes

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Related to Ixodes angustus: Ixodes scapularis, Ixodes dammini, Ixodes muris
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Noun1.ixodes - type genus of the family IxodidaeIxodes - type genus of the family Ixodidae  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
deer tick, Ixodes dammini - a northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis
Ixodes neotomae - a tick that usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to dusky-footed wood rats
Ixodes pacificus, western black-legged tick - a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis - parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
Ixodes ricinus, sheep tick, sheep-tick - parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes persulcatus - bites humans; a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
Ixodes dentatus - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
Ixodes spinipalpis - usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats
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ixodes

n. ixodes, género que incluye garrapatas y otros ácaros.
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References in periodicals archive ?
A novel Rickettsia species detected in vole ticks (Ixodes angustus) from western Canada.
In addition to bacterial species and plasmid-caused genetic diversity, there are several different ticks known to carry Borrelia; namely, deer ticks, the Western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus), Ixodes angustus (no common name), the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus).
Most of these species are quite host specific, found mainly on sharp-tailed grouse (Haemaphysalis chordeilis (Packard)), rabbits (Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris (Packard)), ground squirrels (Ixodes sculptus (Neumann) and Ixodes kingi (Bishopp)), groundhogs (Ixodes cookei (Packard)), or small rodents (Ixodes angustus (Neumann) and Ixodes muris (Bishopp & Smith)).