Boophilus

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Boophilus

/Bo·oph·i·lus/ (bo-of´ĭ-lus) a genus of hard-bodied ticks that are vectors of babesiosis, including B. annula´tus, the vector of Babesia bigemina; B. mi´croplus, the vector of Babesia bovis; and B. calcara´tus, the vector of Babesia major.

Boophilus

(bo-o'fil-us) [L. bos, ox, cow, Gr. philein, to love]
A genus of ticks that parasitizes humans and cattle and other animals.
See: Ixodes

Boophilus

a genus of ticks in the family Ixodidae.

Boophilus annulatus
a one-host tick which transmits Babesia bigemina. Called also North American tick.
Boophilus calcaratus
a tick that transmits Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bigemina and B. berbera.
Boophilus decoloratus
a one-host tick that transmits Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bigemina, B. ovis, B. trautmanni and Borrelia theileri.
Boophilus microplus
a one-host tick that transmits Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bovis, B. bigemina and Coxiella burnetti.
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Choudhury MK, Shiferaw Y (2015) Toxicity of Millettia ferruginea (Hochst) Baker against the Larvae and Adult Ticks of Boophilus decoloratus a One-Host Tick in Cattle.
Genetic incompatibility between Boophilus decoloratus (Koch, 1844) and Boophilus microplus (Canestrini, 1888) and hybrid sterility of Australian and South African Boophilus microplus (Acarina: Ixodidae).
Desiccation of eggs (Dermacentor variabilis) occurred when RH was reduced 6-8 h daily, fewer eggs hatched at 85% than 95% RH (Sonenshine and Tigner 1969), and weight and hatchability of Boophilus decoloratus eggs were reduced at lower RH (Rechav and Maltzahn 1977).
THOV was first isolated in Kenya from Rhipicephalus species and Boophilus decoloratus in the 1930s (29) and has been isolated repeatedly from various tick species in Kenya, West Africa, Europe, and Asia (30).