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


Greek: tyros = cheese, lichen = covering.



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.


Abdominal Pain Organic Material Allergic Reaction Mite Species Cheese Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

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