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Aquatic Mites from Genes to Communities by Heather Proctor

By Heather Proctor

Although the ancestral domestic of chelicerates used to be the ocean, the majority of sleek species live to tell the tale land. such a lot scholars of spiders and mites additionally limit themselves to terrestrial habitats. besides the fact that, a shocking variety of mites (Arachnida: Acari) have lower back to a watery lifestyles. nearly 7000 species from the Mesostigmata, Astigmata, Oribatida, and particularly the Prostigmata, now reside in marine and freshwater habitats. In Aquatic Mites, a dozen chapters discover the distribution, ecology, habit, genetics, and evolution of the main assorted of those amazing arachnids. the result of those stories increase as many attention-grabbing questions as they resolution, and will galvanize extra investigations of the biology of freshwater and marine Acari.

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