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Localization and density of phoretic deutonymphs of the mite Uropoda orbicularis (Parasitiformes : Mesostigmata) on Aphodius beetles (Aphodiidae) affect pedicel length

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Localization and density of phoretic deutonymphs of the mite Uropoda orbicularis (Parasitiformes : Mesostigmata) on Aphodius beetles (Aphodiidae) affect pedicel length

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dc.contributor.author Bajerlein, Daria pl
dc.contributor.author Witaliński, Wojciech [SAP11006445] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-15T11:42:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-15T11:42:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0028-1042 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/5067
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa *
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses *
dc.subject.other pedicel pl
dc.subject.other Phoresyp pl
dc.subject.other Uropodina pl
dc.subject.other mites pl
dc.subject.other dung beetles pl
dc.subject.other Acari mesostigmata pl
dc.subject.other Coleoptera pl
dc.title Localization and density of phoretic deutonymphs of the mite Uropoda orbicularis (Parasitiformes : Mesostigmata) on Aphodius beetles (Aphodiidae) affect pedicel length pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 265-272 pl
dc.abstract.other The phoretic stage of Uropodina mites is a deutonymph with developed morphological adaptations for dispersal by insects. Phoretic deutonymphs are able to produce a pedicel, a stalk-like temporary attachment structure that connects the mite with the carrier. The aim of our study was to determine whether localization and density of phoretic deutonymphs on the carrier affect pedicel length. The study was conducted on a common phoretic mite-Uropoda orbicularis (Uropodina) and two aphodiid beetles-Aphodius prodromus and Aphodius distinctus. Our results show that pedicel length is influenced by the localization of deutonymphs on the body of the carrier. The longest pedicels are produced by deutonymphs attached to the upper part of elytra, whereas deutonymphs attached to femora and trochanters of the third pair of legs and the apex of elytra construct the shortest pedicels. In general, deutonymphs attached to more exposed parts of the carrier produce longer pedicels, whereas shorter pedicels are produced when deutonymphs are fixed to non-exposed parts of the carrier. A second factor influencing pedicel length is the density of attached deutonymphs. Mean pedicel length and deutonymph densities were highly correlated: higher deutonymph density leads to the formation of longer pedicels. The cause for this correlation is discussed, and we conclude that pedicel length variability can increase successful dispersal. pl
dc.description.volume 101 pl
dc.description.number 4 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00114-014-1150-x pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1432-1904 pl
dc.title.journal Naturwissenschaften = The Science of Nature pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Zoologii pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY; inne; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / P pl
.pointsMNiSW [2014 A]: 35


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