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Title: Integrating ecology and genetics to address Acari invasions

item NAVAJAS, M. - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron

Submitted to: Experimental and Applied Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2012
Publication Date: 1/15/2013
Citation: Navajas, M., Ochoa, R. 2013. Integrating ecology and genetics to address Acari invasions. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 59(1-2):1-10.

Interpretive Summary: Plant feeding mites cause severe damage to agricultural crops around the world, costing billions of dollars annually. This paper addresses the the importance on the identification and research of the most important worldwide invasive mite pest species. Major infestations of plant feeding mite species and ticks in the Americas, Asia, and Europe are addressed. This study will be important to and used by plant quarantine officers, plant protection, ornamental - fruit tree - cattle industries, extension workers and state agriculture departments.

Technical Abstract: Because of their small size and tolerance to many of the control procedures used for a wide variety of commodities, Acari species have become one of the fastest, unwanted pest travelers since the beginning of this century. This special issue includes eleven studies on adventive and invasive Acari species affecting major crops and livestock around the world. The nucleus for this special issue is formed by the presentations in the symposium on invasive mites and ticks organized at the International Congress of Acarology in Recife, Brazil (ICA-13), in the summer of 2010. This special issue illustrates the increased concerns about domestic and international invasive mites and ticks worldwide.