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Response of unfed stages of Rhipicephalus sanguineus to subtle variations in the composition of assembly pheromone

Author:
Bhoopathy, Dhivya, Latha, Bhaskaran Ravi, Sreekumar, Chirukandoth, Leela, V.
Source:
Journal of parasitic diseases 2016 v.40 no.4 pp. 1392-1395
ISSN:
0971-7196
Subject:
Rhipicephalus sanguineus, adults, calcium alginate, larvae, parasitoses, pheromones, ticks
Abstract:
Two combinations of assembly pheromone (AP), with and without hematin were utilized as a lure for the unfed larvae, nymph and adults of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks. In-vitro trials were carried out with the AP encapsulated in calcium alginate beads and the response of different stages of ticks were recorded. Analysis of results revealed that rapid attraction was evident in unfed larvae exposed to beads containing AP without hematin. In case of unfed nymphal and adult stages, the presence or absence of hematin did not have any impact on arrestment.
Agid:
5732187