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Author Krivolutsky, Dmitri A. ♦ Lebedeva, Natalia V.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Oribatid Mite ♦ Bird Feather ♦ Remote Arctic Area ♦ Live Oribatid Mite ♦ Oribatid Mite Specie ♦ Different Ecological Group ♦ Oceanic Island ♦ Different Form ♦ Principle Cause
Abstract Abstract. The authors have established that oribatid mites (Acariformes, Oribatei) are transmitted by birds. More than 2,100 birds of 150 species from different ecological groups were surveyed. 180 species of live oribatid mites were collected from bird feathers. Some oribatid mite species live in bird feathers constantly. The authors assume that oribatid mites feed not on the particles of the skin, but on fungi inhabiting bird feathers, as all oribatid mites are mycophagous. Oribatid mites were found in different forms of their lifecycle. It has been established that they reproduce in bird feathers. Transmis-sion of these microarthropods by birds may be a principle cause of their distribution, especially in the remote Arctic areas, on the Oceanic islands, and in the oases of deserts. Key words: oribatid mites, bird feathers
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
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Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article