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Effects of ricinoleic acid esters from castor oil of Ricinus communis on the vitellogenesis of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806) (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks.
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PMID:  21070770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examines the effects of ricinoleic acid esters from Ricinus communis castor oil on the vitellogenesis of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks attached to hosts that were fed with commercial rabbit food containing these esters. The oocytes of ticks from the treatment group (TG) showed cytoplasmic changes that inhibited the development of oocytes I and II to the advanced stages (IV and V) in addition to preventing the maturation of oocytes V, resulting in small ones. In addition, sperm was not observed in ampoules. Our findings confirm the acaricide potential of ricinoleic acid esters.
Authors:
André Arnosti; Paula Desjardins Brienza; Karim Christina Scopinho Furquim; Gilberto Orivaldo Chierice; Gervásio Henrique Bechara; Izabela Braggião Calligaris; Maria Izabel Camargo-Mathias
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental parasitology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1090-2449     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370713     Medline TA:  Exp Parasitol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de Biociências, UNESP, Av. 24 A, n° 1515, Cx. Postal 199, CEP: 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil.
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