Sunday, 26 October 2003: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

204/210 (Convention Center (Second Floor))

Symposium: Acarology Society Symposium--Ticks and Mites as Vectors of New and Re-Emerging Diseases

Organizer(s): Carl C Childers
Douglas E Norris
1:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
1:05 PM0091Antigenic profile of Ixodes scapularis salivary gland proteins fed on Peromyscus leucopus, reservoir for Lyme disease in North America
Jennifer M Anderson, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Danielle E. Ross, Michael L. Levin, Douglas E Norris
1:30 PM0092Biological and molecular aspects of rickettsial maintenance and transmission in ticks
Kevin Macaluso
1:55 PM0093Prevalences of the causative agents of human ehrlichioses in ticks from the southeastern United States
Quentin Fang, Lance Durden
2:20 PM0094Variation among populations of Dermacentor andersoni in vector competence for Anaplasma marginale
Glen A Scoles
2:45 PMBreak
2:55 PM0095Host-parasite-pathogen interactions between bees mites and viruses
Brenda V Ball
3:20 PM0096Molecular evidence for transmission of Kashmir bee virus in honey bee colonies by ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor
Yanping Chen, Jeff Pettis, Jay Evans, Mark F. Feldlaufer
3:45 PM0097Citrus leprosis virus transmitted by Brevipalpus mites - A serious threat to the United States citrus industry
Jose Carlos Verle Rodrigues, Carl C Childers
4:10 PMConcluding Remarks
4:15 PMAcarology Society of America Business Meeting

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