ectoparasite


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ectoparasite

 [ek″to-par´ah-sīt]
a parasite living on the surface of the host's body. adj., adj ectoparasit´ic.

ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt),
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.

ectoparasite

(ĕk′tə-păr′ə-sīt′)
n.
A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.

ec′to·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
ec′to·par′a·sit·ism n.

ec·to·par·a·site

(ek'tō-par'ă-sīt)
A parasite that lives on the surface of the host body.

ectoparasite

Any organism living on the outside of another organism and depending on it for nutrition. Lice, ticks and mites may be human ectoparasites.

ectoparasite

see PARASITE.
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Using a Bullet Blender Gold homogenizer (Next Advance, Averill Park, NY, USA), we homogenized whole ectoparasites in Navy Eppendorf bead tubes (Next Advance) containing 400 [micro]L brain-heart infusion broth (CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA).
However, carcass ectoparasite findings are considered highly likely to have been influenced by ectoparasites abandoning dead animals.
Before DNA extraction, the ectoparasites were washed twice with ethanol (70%) and then with sterile water and dried.
ECTOPARASITES ASSOCIATED WITH A GREAT HORNED OWL NESTING (AVES: STRIGIDAE) POPULATION IN FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA, MEXICO
They also play an important role in the survival and ecology of various ectoparasites including chiggers, ticks, fleas, and lice.
In the industrial layer hens, the species of the genus Megninia are important and responsible ectoparasites for damages in the eggs' production, being also told in other hosts, as parakeets, turkeys and pigeons (GUIMARAES et al., 2001; TUCCI et al., 2005; REZENDE et al., 2013).
Table : Adult parasitic index (n = 50) Ectoparasite species Infested Prevalence (%) Abundance intensity hosts Columbicola columbae 50 100 11,1 9,1 Physconegoides euzysema 08 16 6,66 11,5 Campanuktes bidentatus 09 18 7,32 13,45 Hohorstiella lata 07 14 9,25 11,2 Ornithonyssus bursa 10 20 8,33 10,5 Falculifer sp 06 12 5,5 10,7 Cnemidocoptes sp 08 16 4,2 7,71
Among ectoparasites, fowl ticks may cause ruffled feathers, anemia, emaciation and low production.
For example, burrowing owls within their core range are known to remove ectoparasites by kicking plumes of loose dirt and sand onto their bodies and ruffling their feathers while preening ('dustbathing'; Thomsen, 1971; Garcia, 2005).
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