Dermanyssus gallinae


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Der·ma·nys·sus gal·li·nae

(der'mă-nis'ŭs ga-lē'nē),
The red hen-mite, a parasite of chickens, pigeons, and other birds; it sometimes attacks humans and causes an itching eruption, especially in sensitized people.
[derm- + G. nyssō, to prick; L. gallina, hen]

Dermanyssus gallinae

(dĕr″mă-nĭ′sŭs găl-ī′nē) [Gr. derma, skin + nyssō, to prick + L. gallina, hen]
A species of mite found in chickens. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infested farm animals or pets.

Dermanyssus gallinae

a member of the genus of the Dermanyssidae family of mites.
A major parasite of domestic fowls but also occurs on other birds including aviary and wild colonies. Causes death due to anemia. A vector for spirochetosis of fowls and possibly the equine encephalitides. A common chance parasite of humans from heavy infestations in urban bird colonies. Called also red mite.
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Comparison of four methods of extracting DNA from Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae).