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dc.contributor.authorRoden, Ashley Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:37:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:37:18Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.otherroden_ashley_e_201208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/roden_ashley_e_201208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28405
dc.description.abstractHouse dust mites (HDMs) and storage mites are serious indoor pests because they produce allergens that cause issues with allergy and asthma in humans. In order to study these animals they must be extracted from the urban landscape. Two methods of extraction were tested using D. pteronyssinus. The heat escape and flotation techniques were examined using samples of known numbers of mites directly from cultures, in dust, and kapok. Extraction efficiency was overall low, but the flotation method provided better efficiency than heat escape. An introductory identification guide and key was created using images from light, confocal, and SEM microscopy to illustrate common species of HDMs and storage mites.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHouse dust mites
dc.subjectDermatophagoides
dc.subjectextraction efficiencies
dc.subjectkapok
dc.subjectidentification guide
dc.subjectstorage mites
dc.titleExtraction efficiency and identification guide to common house dust and storage mites
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEntomology Graduate Program
dc.description.majorEntomology
dc.description.advisorBrian Forschler
dc.description.committeeBrian Forschler
dc.description.committeeJoseph McHugh
dc.description.committeeDonald E. Champagne


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