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  • The spiracle glands in Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Acari: Ixodidae)

    Suppan, J.; Walzl, M. and Klepal, W.

    2013 - Volume: 53 Issue: 2 pages: 221-230

    DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20132091

    Date received: 2012-09-12, Date accepted: 2013-01-21, Date published: 2013-06-28


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    Keywords: spiracle; basal plate glands; calyx; sclerites; hygroscopic secretion; pheromones

    Within Ixodida, dermal glands associated with spiracles are apparently an exclusive feature of Ixodidae. The function of these glands is still unclear and morphological studies revealed differences between species. The structure of the gland in Ixodes ricinus was examined using electron microscopy. The results are compared with the findings in previously studied species and possible functions of the glands are discussed.



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