Accession Number : AD0670382

Title :   ACTION OF BLOOD OF BLUNT-NOSED VIPER (VIPERA LEBETINA L.) ON TICKS OF THE GENUS ORNITHODORUS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Zhogolev,D. T.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : When feeding ticks Ornithodorus papillipes Bir. and O. moubata Murr. on the snakes Vipera lebetina L. it turned out that the blood of three snakes of nine experimental ones was toxic for the ticks that perished after blood sucking. When infecting experimental snakes with spirochaetae which are transmitted by the ticks O. verrucosus Ol., Sas., Fen., and O. papillipes Bir., negative results were obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REPTILES, PARASITES), (*TICKS, ECOLOGY), BLOOD, TOXICITY, SPIROCHAETA, USSR

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE