genus Sarcoptes

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Noun1.genus Sarcoptes - type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mitesgenus Sarcoptes - type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mites
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Sarcoptidae, Sarcoptidae - small whitish mites
itch mite, sarcoptid - whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals; "itch mites cause scabies"
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The genus Sarcoptes is a part of the larger family of mites collectively known as "scab mites" comprising of one species, S.
These researchers classified the Genus Sarcoptes into more than 30 species and 50 varieties (Blood et al., 1979; Soulsby, 1982).
After comparing all the specimens from different host species Fain confirmed that Genus Sarcoptes has only one highly variable and extremely adaptable species and the mite collected from different host species are actually different varieties of a single species, Sarcoptes scabiei.