Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Tyrolichus casei

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3330-2

Name

Greek: tyros = cheese, lichen = covering.

Synonyms

Morphology

Mite species, which reaches as adults a length of 0.5–0.7 mm. Specimens appear ovoid, whitish with reddish legs (Fig. 1). They live on/in different cheese but also on other organic material, if it is not too dry. This species is also cultured and added to some commercial cheese types.

Keywords

Abdominal Pain Organic Material Allergic Reaction Mite Species Cheese Type 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany