Gregarines in Dermatophagoides spp. (Acari: Pyroglyphidae): Light microscopy observation

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Martínez-Girón R., Doganci L., Iraola V.

Journal of Medical Entomology, vol.46, no.2, pp.367-368, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1603/033.046.0223
  • Journal Name: Journal of Medical Entomology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-368
  • Keywords: Dermatophagoides, Gregarines, Light microscopy
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Recently there has been an increasing interest in studying arthropods that live close to humans, such as cockroaches and mites, for their potential as vectors. Gregarines observed under light microscopy in intestinal extracts of house dust mites (Dermatophagoides spp.) are described for the first time in scientific literature. © 2009 Entomological Society of America.