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comments on controversial tick (acari: ixodida) species names and species described or resurrected from 2003 to 2008.there are numerous discrepancies in recent published lists of the ticks of the world. here we review the controversial names, presenting evidence for or against their validity and excluding some altogether. we also address spelling errors and present a list of 17 species described or resurrected during the years 2003-2008. we consider the following 35 tick species names to be invalid: argas fischeri audouin, 1826, ornithodoros boliviensis kohls and clifford, 1964, ornithodoros steini (schulze, 1 ...200919169832
borrelia crocidurae in ornithodoros ticks from northwestern morocco: a range extension in relation to climatic change?tick-borne relapsing fever (tbrf) is caused by borrelia spirochetes transmitted to humans by argasid soft ticks of the genus ornithodoros. we investigated the presence of ornithodoros ticks in rodent burrows in nine sites of the gharb region of northwestern morocco where we recently documented a high incidence of tbrf in humans. we assessed the borrelia infection rate by nested pcr and sequencing. all sites investigated were colonized by ticks of the ornithodoros marocanus complex and a high pro ...201425424260
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