From sequence to phoresy – molecular biology in acarology

  • Hans Klompen
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First of all, I would like to thank Maurice Sabelis and the organizing committee of the International Congress for the honor of being invited to present this address. When Maurice invited me to give this address he suggested I stick with the general theme of this congress, ecology and genomics. I had a brief moment of doubt, I do not actually work on either genomics or ecology, and so I decided to broaden the topic to the impact of molecular biology on acarology. More specifically, to use this occasion to emphasize and celebrate some areas where molecular biology has allowed us to make significant advances. Acarology is clearly following in the footsteps of other disciplines in rapidly integrating molecular data and methods in all aspects of research. Anybody doubting this should check the listing of presentations at this congress. In presenting these comments I should stress that in selecting developments to highlight, I have tried to cover a range, but I lay no claim to being comprehensive. These are my choices, reflecting my biases.


Mitochondrial Genome Oribatid Mite Entomopathogenic Nematode Water Mite Small Subunit rRNA 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ohio State University Acarology Collection, Museum of Biological DiversityColumbusUSA

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