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Author Walter, David Evans, 1950- author.

Title Mites : ecology, evolution & behaviour : life at a microscale / David Evans Walter, Heather C. Proctor
Edition Second edition
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2013

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 494 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series 2012-2013 Springer E-Books - Biomedical & Life Sciences
Contents 1. What good are mites? -- 2. The origin of mites: fossil history and relationships -- 3. Systematic and morphological survey -- 4. Life cycles, development and size -- 5. Sex and celibacy -- 6. Mites in soil & litter systems -- 7. Acari underwater, or, why did mites take the plunge? -- 8. Mites on Plants -- 9. Animals as habitats -- 10. Mites that cause and transmit disease -- 11. Mites & biological diversity -- 12. Mites as models
Summary What creatures live in the dark depths of the ocean, in the lungs of birds, in the canopies of rainforests and in the pillow beneath your head? MITES. Wherever biologists have peered, from forest floors to facial pores, they have found these tiny arachnids. More than 40,000 species have been described, and up to 1 million may grace our planet. Mites are predators, parasites, herbivores and detritivores. They are vectors of disease, vital players in soil formation and important agents of biological control. But despite the grand diversity of mites, even trained biologists are often unaware of their significance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 14, 2013)
Subject Mites -- Ecology
Mites -- Behavior
Mites -- Evolution
Mites.
Ectoparasitic infestations.
Arthropod vectors.
Arachnida.
Arthropoda.
Parasitic diseases.
Diseases.
Public health.
Medical care.
Arachnida as carriers of disease.
Mites
Ectoparasitic Infestations
Acari
Arthropod Vectors
Skin Diseases, Parasitic
Arachnida
Disease Vectors
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Arthropods
Parasitic Diseases
Invertebrates
Disease
Public Health
Environment and Public Health
Animals
Delivery of Health Care
Eukaryota
Organisms
Mite Infestations
Arachnid Vectors
infestation.
public health.
Mites -- Ecology.
Mites -- Evolution.
Form Electronic book
Author Proctor, Heather Coreen, 1964- author.
ISBN 9789400771642
9400771649
9400771630
9789400771635