Amblyomma


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Amblyomma

 [am″ble-om´ah]
a genus of ticks, comprising approximately 100 species, which are vectors of various disease-producing organisms. A. america´num is the Lone Star tick, a species widely distributed from the southern United States to South America and is a vector of rocky mountain spotted fever. A. cajennen´se is found in many parts of the Americas and is a vector of São Paulo fever, a form of typhus. A. macula´tum is the Gulf Coast tick, which mainly infests cattle and is widely distributed in the Americas; its bite causes painful sores that serve as sites of screwworm infections and secondary bacterial and fungal infections.

Amblyomma

(am'blē-om'ă),
A genus of ornate, hard ticks (family Ixodidae) with eyes, festoons, and, in the males, deeply imbedded ventral plates near the festoons.
[ambly- + G. omma, eye, vision]

Amblyomma

/Am·bly·om·ma/ (am″ble-om´ah) a genus of hard-bodied ticks with about 100 species. A. america´num is the Lone Star tick, a species common from the southern United States to South America that is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. A. cajennen´se is found in many parts of the Americas and is a vector of São Paulo fever, a form of typhus.

Am·bly·om·ma

(am'blē-o'mă)
A genus of hard ticks characterized by eyes, festoons, and deeply imbedded ventral plates near these festoons.
[ambly- + G. omma, eye, vision]

Amblyomma

a genus of ticks of the family Ixodidae.

Amblyomma americanum
a three-host tick which causes painful bites and tick paralysis and transmits Q fever, tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever of humans. Called also the lone star tick.
Amblyomma cajennense
a three-host tick that transmits spotted fever of human and leptospirosis due to L. pomona. Called also cayenne tick.
Amblyomma hebraeum
a three-host tick that transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater. It also causes severe bite wounds. Called also bont tick.
Amblyomma maculatum
a three-host tick which causes paralysis but does not transmit disease. Called also Gulf coast tick.
Amblyomma pomposum
a three-host tick, a vector for Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater.
Amblyomma variegatum
a three-host tick which transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) and Nairobi sheep disease. Called also variegated or tropical bont tick.
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Muchas de las especies de Amblyomma en Venezuela han sido introducidas al pais a traves de sus hospederos, sugiriendo que el registro de muchas especies es incompleto [8].
1996, Identification of an uncultivable Borrelia species in the hard tick Amblyomma americanum: possible agent of a Lyme-like illness.
They reported the application of RNAi in the study of histamine binding protein (HBP) of female tick, Amblyomma americanum.
El estudio describe la abundancia de garrapatas del genero Amblyomma encontradas sobre bovino a traves de muestreos mensuales llevados a cabo en diez fincas pertenecientes a ocho zonas ecologicas (ZE) de Costa Rica.
detritum y algunas pertenecientes a los generos Rhipicephalus y Amblyomma.
The results of study found Rhepicephalus the most prevalent genus followed by Heamaphysalis, Hyalomma, Dermacenter and Amblyomma with the prevalence of 78.
Surveillance for Heartland virus (Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) in Missouri during 2013: first detection of virus in adults of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae).
Ralph Robinson Parker isolated R parkeri from Amblyomma maculatum, commonly known as the Gulf Coast tick.
parkeri, recently recognized as a pathogen of humans, is transmitted by Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast) ticks (Figure).
It is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for eight weeks in dogs and puppies six months of age and older, and weighing 4.