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Title: Influence of orientia tsutsugamushi infection on the developmental biology of leptotrombidium imphalum and leptotrombidium chiangraiensis (Acari: Trombiculidae)
Authors: Siriporn Phasomkusolsil
Panita Tanskul
Supaporn Ratanatham
Pochaman Watcharapichat
Duangporn Phulsuksombati
Stephen P. Frances
Kriangkrai Lerdthusnee
Kenneth J. Linthicum
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand
Mahidol University
Australian Army Malaria Institute
Chulalongkorn University
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine;Veterinary
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2012
Citation: Journal of Medical Entomology. Vol.49, No.6 (2012), 1270-1275
Abstract: Leptotrombidium chiangraiensis Tanskul & Linthicum, and Leptotrombidium imphalum Vercammen--Grandjean are important vectors of scrub typhus in rice field habitats in northern Thailand. The developmental biology of all stages of the life cycle of two generations of these species of mites infected with Orientia tsutsugamushi (Hayashi) and uninfected mites is reported. The development of the infected lines of both F1 and F2 L. chiangraiensis were significantly longer than their respective uninfected lines (P < 0.05). The developmental times of uninfected and infected F1 lines of L. imphalum were not significantly different; however, F2 infected lines took significantly longer to develop (P < 0.05). Both F1 and F2 generations of infected L. imphalum and L. chiangraiensis oviposited on average > 150 fewer eggs than uninfected mites.
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http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/13381
ISSN: 00222585
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