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Contamination of fungal cultures by Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Acaridae) in laboratory conditions.
Mohsen Karami, Saeid Mahdavi Omran, Seyyed Farzad Motevalli-Haghi
Babol University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Objective: Mites are small arthropods with economical, medical and veterinary importance. Tyrophagus putrescentiae invade the fungal cultures and can lead to several damages in cultures. Thus, the aims of this study were to identify and control of mites in contaminated fungal cultures.
Case Report: Mites were collected from contaminated fungal cultures in the mycology laboratory of mycology department in Babol University of Medical Sciences. Then, the collected mites were identified at the species level using valid diagnostic keys.
Conclusion: T. putrescentiae is a detrimental pest which damages fungal cultures. Moreover it can lead to allergies. Therefore, preventive approaches are essential to minimize the pest infestations.
 
Keywords: Babol, Mite, fungal cultures, Tyrophagus putrescentiae.
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: حشره شناسی
Received: 2017/06/18 | Accepted: 2017/08/16 | Published: 2018/09/18
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Karami M, Mahdavi Omran S, Motevalli-Haghi S F. Contamination of fungal cultures by Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Acaridae) in laboratory conditions.. NHJ. 2017; 2 (2) :20-23
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