Abstract

Considerable research on ticks has been done since it was discovered that the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni Stiles, was a principal vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fevero Additional disease agents of man are also transmitted by D. andersoni. This tick and a closely related species, Dermacentor parumapertus Neuman, occur commonly in Utah. The two species are often closely associated, although D. andersoni is believed to occur in the mountains, whereas D. parumapertus is in the desert valleys. Diseases affecting animals in nature are transmitted by ticks of both species. Consequently, any interaction between the two may be influential in the maintenance of diseases in nature communicable to man and his domestic animals.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1968-05-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd158

Keywords

Rocky mountain spotted fever tick; Dermacentor Parumapertus; Ticks, Utah; Insects, Utah

Language

English

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