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Biological differences within Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Neumann (Acari: Ixodidae populations in Kenya.
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PMID:  17985577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Differences in biological parameters of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus Neumann, the brown ear tick, were investigated. They included engorgement weight of larvae, nymphs and females, fecundity, size of unfed females and mean larval and nymphal duration post-repletion on rabbits to completion of the moult. Ticks were collected from four geographically isolated zones in Kenya and from nymphs and females, size of unfed females and weight of egg batches per tick were noted (p < 0.05). It is concluded that R. appendiculatus in Kenya differ in some important biological characters. These features that showed differences might have important implications in the control of the vector as well as East Coast Fever (ECF) epidemiology.
S S Kubasu; G L Makokkah; G Kaaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1110-0583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-07     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102141     Medline TA:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Kenyatta University, P. O. Box 43844-00100, GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnid Vectors*
Body Weight
Larva / growth & development
Nymph / growth & development
Rhipicephalus* / anatomy & histology,  classification,  physiology
Species Specificity
Tick Infestations / parasitology*

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