Sunday, 14 November 2004: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

251 F (Salt Palace L-2)

Symposium: Current Advances in Acarology

Organizer(s): Douglas E. Norris,
Hans Klompen,
1:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
1:10 PM0125Evaluation of host specificity in mites of the genus Cheletophyes (Acari: Cheyletidae) associated with large carpenter bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopa) using linear and non-linear multivariate statistics
Pavel B. Klimov,, Andre V. Bochkov, Barry M. OConnor,
1:22 PM0126Position of the family Myobiidae in the system of Prostigmata (Acari)
Andre V. Bochkov,, Barry M. OConnor,, G. Wauthy,
1:34 PM0127Morphological adaptions associated with dispersal in the Histiostomatidae (Astigmata)
Norm J. Fashing,, Barry M. OConnor,
1:46 PM0128Oribatids in the rhizosphere of agroecosystems
D.A. Crossley,
1:58 PM0129Molecular markers for studying variation in a predatory mite, Phytosiulus persimilis
Bhanu Konakandla,, Yoonseong Park,, David C. Margolies,
2:10 PM0130Leptotrombidium (Trombiculidae) and scrub typhus: A taxonomic review and preliminary phylogeny of vector and non-vector species
F. Michael McAloon,
2:22 PM0131Phylogenetics and coevolution of dermanyssoid mites
Ashley P. G. Dowling,
2:34 PMBreak
2:46 PM0132Phylogenetic analysis of hard ticks using the calreticulin (CRT) gene
Quentin Fang,
2:58 PM0133Population genetics of hard ticks using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP)
Douglas E. Norris,, Aimee J. West
3:10 PM0134Host-targeted control of the tick Ixodes scapularis
Kirby C. Stafford,
3:22 PM0135Pathogenicity and molecular characteristics of an entomopathogenic fungus isolated from black-legged ticks, Ixodes scapularis (Say)
Lina B. Flor,
3:34 PM0136Genetic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. based on sequences of rrf(5S)-rrl(23S) rRNA from various hosts and vectors in northern California
Jeom-Hee Mun,, Robert S. Lane,
3:46 PM0137Identification of a novel Rickettsia species in the bat tick, Carios kelleyi (Acari: Argasidae)
Amanda D. Loftis,, James Gill,, James Keirans,, Marty Schriefer,, Craig Sampson, Marina Eremeeva,, G. A. Dasch,
3:58 PMConcluding Remarks
4:03 PMAcarology Society of America Business Meeting

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