Book 2009

Diseases of Mites and Ticks


ISBN: 978-1-4020-9694-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-9695-2 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-V

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    Pages 1-2

    Diseases of mites and ticks: farewell to Leo van der Geest

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    Pages 3-6

    Diseases of mites and ticks: from basic pathology to microbial control—an introduction

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    Pages 7-15

    Using RNA interference to determine the role of varisin in the innate immune system of the hard tick Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae)

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    Pages 17-28

    Silencing expression of the defensin, varisin, in male Dermacentor variabilis by RNA interference results in reduced Anaplasma marginale infections

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    Pages 29-41

    Potential effects of mixed infections in ticks on transmission dynamics of pathogens: comparative analysis of published records

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    Pages 43-52

    An association between the Antarctic mite Alaskozetes antarcticus and an entomophthoralean fungus of the genus Neozygites

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    Pages 53-70

    Diversity of acaropathogenic fungi in Poland and other European countries

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    Pages 71-93

    Entomopathogenic fungi against South American tick species

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    Pages 95-104

    Pathogenicity and thermotolerance of entomopathogenic fungi for the control of the scab mite, Psoroptes ovis

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    Pages 105-117

    Impact of two treatments of a formulation of Beauveria bassiana (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) conidia on Varroa mites (Acari: Varroidae) and on honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health

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    Pages 119-148

    Topically applied myco-acaricides for the control of cattle ticks: overcoming the challenges

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    Pages 149-156

    Protection of Metarhizium anisopliae conidia from ultra-violet radiation and their pathogenicity to Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi ticks

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    Pages 157-167

    Evaluation of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) for control of broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in mulberry

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    Pages 169-182

    Enabling mycelial application of Hirsutella thompsonii for managing the coconut mite

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    Pages 183-194

    A tale of three acaropathogenic fungi in Israel: Hirsutella, Meira and Acaromyces

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    Pages 195-210

    Lessons from interactions within the cassava green mite fungal pathogen Neozygites tanajoae system and prospects for microbial control using Entomophthorales

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    Pages 211-222

    Failure of the mite-pathogenic fungus Neozygites tanajoae and the predatory mite Neoseiulus idaeus to control a population of the cassava green mite, Mononychellus tanajoa

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    Pages 223-230

    The effects of Pseudomonas putida biotype B on Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)

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    Pages 231-245

    Overwintering and prevalence of Neozygites floridana (Zygomycetes: Neozygitaceae) in hibernating females of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) under cold climatic conditions in strawberries

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    Pages 247-257

    Sprays of emulsifiable Beauveria bassiana formulation are ovicidal towards Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) at various regimes of temperature and humidity

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