Scanning electron microscopy description of a new species of Demodex canisspp.

Citation
Y. Tamura et al., Scanning electron microscopy description of a new species of Demodex canisspp., VET DERMATO, 12(5), 2001, pp. 275-278
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
0959-4493 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
275 - 278
Database
ISI
SICI code
0959-4493(200110)12:5<275:SEMDOA>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Between 1997 and 1999, the prevalence of Demodex canis mites was determined in 150 dogs. In two dogs, we found two different species of mites; Demodex canis and another, unidentified, Demodex mite. The unidentified Demodex mi te species had several different morphological features. First, it had a sh ort opisthosoma and an obtuse end. In addition, the fourth coxisternal plat e was rectangular and there was a band-like segmental plate between the fou rth coxisternal plate and opisthosoma. Although all of the morphology and t he development of male mites could not be investigated in this study, the l ocation of the opisthosoma and the genital pore clearly differed from Demod ex canis, suggesting that this unidentified mite is a new species.