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Evaluation of predation of the mite Lasioseius penicilliger (Aracnida: Mesostigmata) on Haemonchus contortus and bacteria-feeding nematodes.
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PMID:  23046767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Predation by the mite Lasioseius penicilliger was studied on three nematode species, i.e. infective larval stages (L3) of Haemonchus contortus and adults of Panagrellus redivivus and Rhabditis sp. Experiments were carried out in 5.5-cm diameter Petri dishes containing 2% water-agar over a period of 5 days. Batches of up to 1500 third-stage larvae (L3) of H. contortus and 1000 adult nematodes of P. redivivus and Rhabditis sp. were exposed to five mites in separate Petri dishes. Upon contact, each mite used its pedipalp and legs to identify and hold its prey and then used its chelicerae to feed upon the prey. Predation by L. penicilliger was chance dependent but mites became aggregated around any injured/damaged prey, thereby suggesting some form of chemoperception. The rate of predation on the three species of nematodes was high but L3 of H. contortus and adult Rhabditis sp. were preferred.
Authors:
L Aguilar-Marcelino; M T Quintero-Martínez; P Mendoza de Gives; M E López-Arellano; E Liébano-Hernández; G Torres-Hernández; J M González-Camacho; I Cid Del Prado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of helminthology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2697     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Helminthol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985115R     Medline TA:  J Helminthol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Area de Helmintología, CENID-Parasitología Veterinaria, INIFAP, Carretera Federal Cuernavaca-Cuautla No. 8534, Col. Progreso, Jiutepec, Morelos, CP 62550, México.
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