Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on small mammals in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada

TitleTicks (Acari: Ixodidae) on small mammals in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAnstead, CA, Hwang YT, Chilton, NB
JournalJournal of Medical Entomology
Volume50
Start Page1208
Issue6
Date Published11/2013
Keywordsangustus, BC, Canada, demacentor, ixodes, kootenay, ticks
Abstract

Two hundred and ninety-one ticks (i.e., 185 larvae, 72 nymphs, and 34 adults) were removed from 153 small mammals comprising six species collected in Verdant Forest, Numa Forest, and Marble Canyon within Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada. Morphological examination and molecular analyses (i.e., polymerase chain reaction-single-strand conformation polymorphism [PCR-SSCP] and DNA sequencing of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene) of the ticks revealed that most individuals were Ixodes angustus Neumann.

URLhttp://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/24843924