Acari, Small Players with Big Roles in Diverse Ecosystems

Sunday, December 12, 2010: 1:15 PM-4:20 PM
Sunset (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Organizer :
Jose Carlos V. Rodrigues
1:15 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Spider mites in the genomic era:  The Tetranychus urticae genome project and beyond
M. Navajas, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA); Vojislava Grbic, University of Western Ontario; Miodrag Grbic, University of Western Ontario
2:15 PM
False spider mites, viruses and symbionts
Elliot W. Kitajima, Universidade de Sao Paulo
2:35 PM
Mites as vectors for honey bee viruses
Eva Forsgren, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
2:55 PM
Advances on the control of red palm mite in the New World
Jorge E. Peña, University of Florida; Jose Carlos V. Rodrigues, University of Puerto Rico
3:15 PM
Chemical composition of flat mite glandular exudates
Sandra P. Zanotto, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas; Jose Carlos V. Rodrigues, University of Puerto Rico
3:35 PM
Sticking together - Ixodes pacificus and rickettsial symbionts
Jianmin Zhong, Humboldt State University
3:55 PM
New observations on the family Adamystidae
C. W. Welbourn, University of Florida
4:15 PM
Concluding Remarks
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