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scanning and transmission electron microscopy of the spermiophores of ornithodoros ticks: an attempt to explain their motility.the spermiophores of two tick species, the kangaroo tick, ornithodoros gurneyi and the cave tick, ornithodoros tholozani have been examined by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. the anterior end (head) of the spermiophore is a hemisphere covered with a hexagonal network of small projections. the rest of the spermiophore is covered with longitudinal ridges, seen in sections as cellular processes whose membranes are attached only at their anterior ends by specialized 'feet'. in the cyt ...1976982419
regulation of the circadian rhythm of detachment of engorged larvae and nymphs of the argasid kangaroo tick, ornithodoros gurneyi. 19751159727
ticks of australia. the species that infest domestic animals and humans.the book australian ticks by f.h.s. roberts (1970) is a land-mark in australian tick biology. but it is time for a new and improved book on the ticks of australia. the present book has identification guides and accounts of the biology and diseases associated with the 16 species of ticks that may feed on domestic animals and humans in australia. these comprise five argasid (soft) ticks: argas persicus (poultry tick), argas robertsi (robert's bird tick), ornithodoros capensis (seabird soft tick), ...201424943801
novel borrelia species detected in echidna ticks, bothriocroton concolor, in australia.to date, little has been documented about microorganisms harboured within australian native ticks or their pathogenic potential. recently, a borrelia sp. related to the relapsing fever (rf) group was identified in a single tick removed from a wild echidna (tachyglossus aculeatus). the present study investigated the presence of borrelia in 97 bothriocroton concolor ticks parasitizing echidnas in queensland, new south wales, and victoria, australia, using nested pcr with borrelia-specific primers ...201627301754
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