argasid


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Noun1.argasid - tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
tick - any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
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Coxiella-like endosymbiont in argasid ticks (Ornitltodoros muesebecki) from a Socotra cormorant colony in Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates.
There are more than 800 known species of argasid (soft shelled) and ixodes (hard-shelled) ticks and over 40 individual tick species are capable of causing salivary toxins that can cause paralysis in humans and animals.
Argasid ticks feed fast, but take in small volumes of blood in each meal, contrasting with Ixodid ticks, which have a longer-feeding process and ingest large amounts of blood.
Argasid ticks can be found in well-established colonies of bats, where high transfer of ectoparasites occurs (Guerrero, 1996).
Genus Argas belongs to argasid ticks and has a great veterinary importance especially in poultry throughout the world (Jongejan and Uilenberg, 2004).
In the western, northwestern, and foothill regions of the Alborz Mountains, the Argasid soft tick Ornithodoros tholozani is commonplace and accounts for [approximately equal to] 60% of TBRF cases attributed to Borrelia persica.
Argasid ticks can also release pathogens through excess liquid excreted from the coxal glands located adjacent to the first segment (coxa) of the front legs.
A total of 8,537 argasid ticks belonging to 2 genera were collected from Bijar County (Table 3).
6 long, in argasid ticks three segments of palpi approximately of equal length but in the genera Ixodes and Hyalomma the I is considerably smaller than the II and III and has few setae, whereas the IV is reduced lying in a membranous cup-like hollow structure, segment-I visible dorsally, not concave on its inner surface and with 5 ventro- median setae (Fig.
Antibody responses of laboratory mice to sequential feeding by two species of argasid ticks (Acari: Argasidae).
11) Ixodid ticks have a hard dorsal plate or scutum, which is absent in the soft-bodied, argasid ticks.
Argasid kenelerin yasam evreleri yumurta; 6-bacakli larva; 8-bacakli nimf, 8-bacakli erkek ve disi eriskinlik evrelerini kapsar.