Experimental and Applied Acarology (Exp Appl Acarol)

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Experimental and Applied Acarology publishes original papers of a high scientific standard in this field. The journal aims to bring together basic and applied research papers mainly on mites and ticks including all aspects of their control. The scope encompasses agricultural mites stored-product mites parasitic mites mites of environmental significance and ticks of medical and veterinary importance. Submission of papers on tick-host interactions and relationships between ticks and tick-borne pathogens is encouraged. Subject matter dealt with may originate from a wide variety of disciplines such as ecology epidemiology physiology biochemistry toxicology and pesticide resistance immunology genetics and molecular biology.

Current impact factor: 1.62

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.622
2013 Impact Factor 1.821
2012 Impact Factor 1.847
2011 Impact Factor 1.725
2010 Impact Factor 1.825
2009 Impact Factor 1.391
2008 Impact Factor 1.2
2007 Impact Factor 1.26
2006 Impact Factor 0.716
2005 Impact Factor 0.978
2004 Impact Factor 0.555
2003 Impact Factor 0.497
2002 Impact Factor 0.921
2001 Impact Factor 1.096
2000 Impact Factor 1.092
1999 Impact Factor 1.009
1998 Impact Factor 0.856
1997 Impact Factor 0.767
1996 Impact Factor 0.646
1995 Impact Factor 0.578
1994 Impact Factor 0.434
1993 Impact Factor 0.257
1992 Impact Factor 0.324

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.84
Cited half-life 8.70
Immediacy index 0.50
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.44
Website Experimental & Applied Acarology website
Other titles Experimental & applied acarology, Experimental & applied acarology
ISSN 1572-9702
OCLC 37785917
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Subolesin is a well-characterized protective antigen in many ticks and, thus, it is potentially useful in the development of a broad-spectrum vaccine or an autocidal gene silencing strategy to control tick infestations. A subolesin homolog was cloned from the tick Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides, which is widespread in China, by rapid amplification of complementary DNA (cDNA) ends. Its full-length cDNA was 1386 base pairs (bp), containing a 483 bp open reading frame with a predicted molecular mass of 18.7 kilodaltons and an isoelectric point of 9.26. The subolesin protein had a typical nuclear localization signal in its amino-terminus. The full-length cDNA of R. haemaphysaloides showed 52 and 80 % identities to those from Ixodes scapularis and R. microplus, respectively, whereas amino acid sequence alignments showed 80 and 97 % identities, respectively. Native subolesin was recognized in the unfed tick midgut by an antibody against recombinant subolesin. Transcriptional analysis showed that subolesin was expressed in the tick's four developmental stages and in all of the tissues examined, except for the synganglion. The pathogen Babesia microti induced the subolesin transcript by fourfold. Subolesin gene silencing by RNA interference significantly decreased the larval engorgement rate, the attachment rate and body weight of engorged nymphs, and the body weight and attachment and engorgement rates of adults, as well as the egg weight per female tick. Vaccinating mice and rabbits with recombinant subolesin induced a significant protective effect, resulting in a reduction of blood feeding and oviposition. These results encourage further studies of using subolesin to control tick infestations in China.
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    ABSTRACT: Individuals of some organisms have a specific stage sensitive to environmental cues that initiate developmental plasticity which subsequently influences their entire development. Females may use male behaviour such as precopulatory mate guarding as an environmental cue to change their developmental rate. In the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae), only the first insemination results in fertilization and males guard quiescent deutonymph females. As quiescent individuals take on a silvery appearance before moulting, the period of the quiescent stage can be divided into two parts: from entering the quiescent stage to becoming silvery (1st period) and from becoming silvery to moulting (2nd period). Females may be sensitive to precopulatory mate guarding immediately before moulting (i.e. 2nd period). Thus, I examined whether precopulatory mate guarding during either period affects the total developmental duration of quiescent deutonymph females. When guarded by a male, the whole developmental duration of the quiescent deutonymph females became significantly shorter (by 3-5 %) than that of solitary ones, regardless whether the guarding occurred during the 1st period, the 2nd period or both periods. In conclusion, quiescent deutonymph T. urticae females use precopulatory mate guarding by conspecific males as an environmental cue for their developmental rate, although they are sensitive to the mate guarding not only immediately before moulting.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Experimental and Applied Acarology