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Mites: ecology, evolution, and behaviour : life at a microscale

Author: David Evans Walter; Heather Coreen Proctor
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

More than 40,000 species of mites have been described, and up to 1 million may exist on earth. Topics covered include evolution of mites and other arachnids, mites in soil and water, mites on plants  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Evans Walter; Heather Coreen Proctor
ISBN: 9789400771635 9400771630 9789400771642 9400771649
OCLC Number: 864895919
Language Note: Streszcz. ang. przy rozdz.
Description: XIV, 494 s. : il. ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface to the second edition1. What good are mites?2. The origin of mites: fossil history and relationships3. Systematic and morphological survey4. Life cycles, development and size5. Sex and celibacy6. Mites in soil & litter systems7. Acari underwater, or, why did mites take the plunge?8. Mites on Plants9. Animals as habitats10. Mites that cause and transmit disease11. Mites & biological diversity12. Mites as models
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From the book reviews:"This is a very readable, easy-to-follow book. It starts with a brief introduction about mites and their ecological role and continues with the intricacies of mite biology. ... Read more...

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