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image: Image of the Day: Feather Mites

Image of the Day: Feather Mites

By The Scientist Staff | February 19, 2018

Researchers used scanning electron microscopy to peer at bugs on several hummingbird species.


image: Mining the Mite-ochondrial Genome

Mining the Mite-ochondrial Genome

By Tracy Vence | December 14, 2015

Phylogenetic analysis of DNA isolated from human hair follicle–dwelling mites shows that different lineages of the arthropods are associated with hosts with different regional ancestries.


image: Mites Remember Enemies, Fight Back

Mites Remember Enemies, Fight Back

By Dan Cossins | October 12, 2012

Mites that were attacked by rival species as juveniles attack the young of their former assailants more frequently when they reach adulthood.


image: Honey Bee Killer

Honey Bee Killer

By Cristina Luiggi | June 11, 2012

A parasitic mite helps spread a deadly virus among honey bee colonies.

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image: Mite Found on Ancient Spider

Mite Found on Ancient Spider

By Tia Ghose | November 9, 2011

Using CT scanning, scientists were able to visualize a tiny mite hitching a ride on a 50-million-year old spider.


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