Dermacentor andersoni


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Related to Dermacentor andersoni: Dermacentor variabilis, Rocky Mountain wood tick

Dermacentor andersoni

[′dər·mə‚sen·tər an·dər′sō·nē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The wood tick, which is the vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.
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Endosymbionts in Dermacentor andersoni ticks (Ixodidae): an electron microscope study.
The Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor Andersoni, found primarily in the USA, is A tiny, wingless parasite belonging to the Ixodidea superfamily of Arachnids.
Investigation of the "transovarial transmission" of Rickettsia rickettsii in the wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni.
This vast distribution is a result of the ticks that serve as vector and reservoir of the disease: Dermacentor variabilis (commonly known as the American dog tick) in the eastern United States and Dermacentor andersoni (commonly known as the Rocky Mountain wood tick) in the western United States.
In the eastern United States, the usual vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the American dog tick, Derma centor variabilis, while in the West the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, predominates.
bacilliformis could be experimentally transmitted between monkeys by the bites of Dermacentor andersoni ticks.